It is hard to believe we have less than 6 months to prepare for this trip. Time is flying by quickly.
In May the Maxwell was prepared for painting. Fenders were taken off and the wet sanding started. We hope to get it to the painter in June.
We posted some more videos and pictures on the Maxwell Chronicles page. Be sure to visit to see the latest views of the car.
We are actively pursuing a handful of sponsors. We had some shirts made to celebrate this adventure. The $30 fee will go towards our trip expenses. See the Maxwell Chronicles page for information on how to get one of these shirts and support our recreation of history.
We continue to speak with many of you across the nation. Your input has been very helpful in refining our route which has been updated with additional details.
We also spoke with Richard Anderson who built a 1909 Maxwell that his daughter Emily Anderson drove across the nation in 2009. Richard gave us some useful insights based on their experience.
We will do another update in June so stay tuned.
Rich / Doug
We are making great progress planning this November trip. Big thanks to all of those across the USA that have provided us information so far that is helping our plans. Too many to list, but I assure you that your input is very valuable.
We now have a detailed route planned. It is based on grandpa’s diary and input from locals. Of course it is subject to change as we learn more but it gives you an idea of the roads we selected. Read about the route here.
Once on the road we hope to post daily blogs to let everyone know how we are progressing along that route.
We have a painter lined up so the Maxwell is being prepared for the painter. We posted a couple short videos. I like the video with Rebbeca using the air wrench to remove the spare tire supports.
Visit the Maxwell Chronicles to see the videos.
We have a growing list of supporters. We have updated “Our supporters” page to give thanks to those helping.
Stay tuned for more updates in May.
Rich / Doug
The CW Tuthill diary of the cross country trip is now online and we have started to chronicle the 2016 reenactment. Stay tuned for more news about the progress of this adventure.