Ocean to Ocean in a T

The Centennial of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest

2015 0-2-0 Reunion Tour June 14-20, 2015- Southern Tennessee


JUNE 14-20, 2015


Happy New Year to all of our 2009 Ocean to Ocean Family members. I am proud to be the individual to host the opportunity to reconnect with one another in the “HILLS OF TENNESSEE”.


LOCATION: Ooltewah, TN 37363 (Just north of Chattanooga – Interstate 75 Exit 11)


HOTELS: Holiday Inn Express (800) 321-4567/(423) 591-8500 6274 Artesian Circle

Ooltewah, TN or Hampton Inn (877) 677-4472 6145 Weir Way Ooltewah, TN    Both facilities share the same location, parking lots and same rates. The lobbies are 150 feet apart.


RATE: $84.00 per night / $99.00 includes all taxes and fees, breakfast, pool, hot tub,

 guest laundry and fitness center. Rate only available through 6/01/2015.


REGISTERATION: Telephone the hotel of choice.

Reference our group code: Model T Ford Reunion

Record the confirmation # for your reservation.


PARKING: There is plenty of parking for tow vehicles and trailers at the hotels.


MOTOR HOMES/CAMPERS: Harrison Bay State Park 8411 Harrison Bay Road Harrison, TN (432) 344-6214


VENUES/ATTRACTIONS: (*Some of these potential venues are not handicap accessible & require extensive walking)


Chattanooga Choo Choo

Tennessee Valley Railroad

Incline Railway

International Towing & Recovery Museum &Hall of Fame

Ruby Falls*           

Rock City Gardens*

Tennessee Aquarium

Hunter Museum

Chickamauga National Military Park*

Lee-Gordon Mill

Overlook Park*

Raccoon Mountain Reservoir

Southern Belle Riverboat

Coker’s Antique Auto Collection

Kayo Erwin Auto Collection


Because I am hosting this event by myself, please respect that this is a one-man effort on your behalf. PLEASE, please, please DO COMMUNICATE AND DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. Contact me if you intent to attend so I can properly plan for you. This will facilitate negotiations and secure group rates for our different tour venues/attractions and gather tour materials for you. You can confirm or cancel later.


GUESTS: Antique Auto, non O-2-O friends will be welcome to join us up to two months before our tour. You may extend this newsletter and an invitation to them.


WEATHER: Average High/Low temperatures for June are 88/65. Pray for good weather.


FUTURE: Newsletter #2 will include more details about our potential venues, a draft schedule and registration status report.


If you have any questions please feel free to call me on my cell (571) 353-0837 or e mail me at ggunrunr@gmail.com The e mail is only checked once a week.


I apologize for not getting this notice out sooner but I have been deeply involved with my 17 siblings in settling the estate of my Mother who went home to the Lord on October 7th to be with my Dad who passed away a week after our Vermont Reunion.


Dom Denio



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Comment by Bob Osborn on January 30, 2015 at 11:31am

Dom, it was great talking with you the other day.  Count Nancy and me in.  We look forward to it. 

Comment by Mark and Paula Gember on January 29, 2015 at 2:01pm

High Dom, Paula and I would like to attend and get on the roster. We live a couple hours away and would be available to help as needed.

Comment by Dom Denio on January 26, 2015 at 1:20pm

Sorry everyone the toll free numbers in the newsletter are incorrect. I used my phonebook but did not call to see if they were working. I promise not to do it again until next time. :-)

The correct numbers are:

Holiday Inn Express (877) 424-2449 or (423) 591-8500

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 or (423) 305-6800

Have a great day,


Comment by Willard and Barbara Revaz on January 24, 2015 at 3:53pm
Hi Dom, the tour sounds great and Barbara is making our hotel. reservations as I type this. Put us on the registration list. I have a few non O-2-O tourers who might be able to attend. Too bad you have to do all the planning yourself. If we can help in any way, long distance, just ask.
Will & Barbara Revaz
Comment by Jeremy R Wilkinson on January 22, 2015 at 5:18am

Hi Dom, please add our names to your registration list! It looks like the Limeys are the first off the blocks once again!! We will email you personally in a day or two. Jeremy Wilkinson & Kate Fenwick.

Comment by Larry "The Limey" Riches on January 21, 2015 at 2:18pm
Great we are planning to be there, thanks for your efforts to put this tour together,

Larry the Limey and Mrs Christine Limey

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