For generations families have loaded up the car and set out for the beach. Sometimes to visit relatives or friends. Other times just to escape the crowded city and enjoy the drive with the top down; the feeling of the air blowing in your hair and the sight of the sea. Many visitors to Ocean Isle Beach often comment about the first time they come over the bridge to our island and view the Atlantic. The surrounding areas of the South Brunswick Islands provide the perfect setting for a cruise in the family car. Just plug in an address into your GPS, crank up the radio and you’re on your way.
But what about those days prior to GPS units and surround-sound-stereos? Are they long gone by? For some, yes and others no! This past weekend the Ocean Isle Inn was again pleased to host the members of the Horseless Carriage Club of America. For those of you too young to remember, one of the earlier modes of transportation was a horse and carriage. Around the turn of century a new invention started to take hold…the ”horseless carriage”, now commonly referred to as the automobile.
Members of the HCCA from North Carolina participate in Auto Shows up and down the eastern seaboard and it is our pleasure to have them at our Inn. Membership for the club is open to those ”carriages” dating 1927 and earlier (the Brass era). Imagine tooling along in a ‘tin lizzy’ exploring the little towns and islands of the area in a carriage from an era long gone by.