New York Pipe Show March 2004
New York Pipe Show - March 2004
The March 2004 New York Pipe Show is the Kentucky Derby of Rich Esserman's annual Triple Crown of pipes shows and took place this year on March 12 & 13 at the Ramada Inn at the beautiful Newark Airport. The Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club of Boston had a strong showing at this event with 11 members present, many of which were clad in their colors of green and tan. But although these shows have been running for many years it was this pipesmoker's first show and I was a bit anxious to get started. They had no trouble getting me in the gate but when the bell rang I got off to a slow start.
Taking advantage of the Friday night pre-show viewing, another newcomer Dock "Junior" Perry took an early lead and gained substantial ground throughout the day Saturday. Also out in front but a length or two behind "Junior" were Dick "The Pusher" Morse, Eric "Eveready" Kahn and Dr. Bob "Grabow" Kiess all vying for second. Read more...