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The Ohio Valley Region is having a James Dean Memorial Tour

This day long excursion is partly sponsored by David Loehr, proprietor of the James Dean Gallery in Fairmount, IN. David has enthusiastically volunteered to act as our official host and tour guide while OVR PCA is visiting Fairmount. There is no fee to the James Dean Gallery, however, donations are accepted. More info on the James Dean Gallery is here: About the James Dean Gallery .

Fairmount is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from both our designated meeting locations from Cincinnati and Dayton (specifics provided to participants). Our first stop is at Payne’s Custard and Coffee Restaurant for lunch. Afterwards we’ll spend time exploring the James Dean Gallery, stroll to Memorial Park and downtown Fairmount lined with interesting antique shops, and then visit the Fairmount Historical Museum. We’ll walk back to the Gallery then drive-by James Dean’s Old Fairmount High School, Carter's Motorcycle Shop, and the Back Creek Friends Church en-route to his final resting place. Fairmount info is here: [5] .

When you thought it couldn’t get any more interesting, Mr. Loehr has coordinated a viewing of a private collection assembled on Marcus Winslow’s farm. Who, you ask, is Marcus Winslow?

Marcus is James Dean’s cousin, and Marcus’ Mother and Father raised Jimmy from the age of 9 after his mother died of cancer in Los Angeles, CA. Marcus still lives on the farm after all these years and has assembled a large collection of James Dean posters and memorabilia. As a special treat, Marcus has agreed to open his farm and colle ction as a private showing exclusively for OVR. His collection includes 12 pristine vehicles: a 1949 Ford driven by James Dean in High School, a 1950 Mercury, a Vintage MG, several fully restored antique tractors, a fire truck, and several other vintage vehicles with stories behind them all! A highlight of the collection is a 1955 James Dean Spyder Replica, if available, as the Porsche 550 is stored at another location. Mr. Winslow plans to field questions and add candid tidbits making this a once-in-a lifetime unique and memorable experience for OVR PCA participants and guests.

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