Antique cars will be on display in Talent

TALENT — Horseless carriages from 1915 and earlier will chug into Talent Monday morning.

The vehicles and their owners are part of the Western Gaslight One- and Two-Cylinder Touring Register, a division of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, which is taking a short tour of the region.

The vehicles, which will include a red 1908 REO owned by Ralph and Connie McNeil of California, will assemble in front of the Talent Historical Society museum at 10 a.m. Monday, according to society president Bob Casebeer.

The museum is located at 105 N. Market St., Talent. REO is short for Ransom E. Olds, who started making the vehicles in 1904.

About 60 people and their old vehicles are expected to be on hand, Casebeer said. All the vehicles have either one or two cylinders, he said.

After stopping in Talent, the group is expected to travel to Ashland, with some venturing as far as Crater Lake, he said.

This marks a return visit for the group, which dropped in on Jackson County in September of 2009, Casebeer said.

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