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So this epic journey is gonna kick off bright and early on Thursday morning… Sometime before the sun comes up, Norm and I are gonna be boarding a plane headed for Boston, MA. As the date nears, I’m beginning to realize that this trip isn’t the most responsible decision I’ve ever made. Think about it. Norm and I are gonna attempt to pilot two completely unknown cars that have been driven less than a 1000 miles in the past twenty years across the country in about three days. All attempts to rationalize the sanity of this scenario have been thrown out the window and ran over twice by a first gen Riviera.
Even so, I can’t remember the last time I was so damned excited about a vacation. I’d leave right now if it were at all possible. Thursday can’t come fast enough.
In any case, the “Road Trip Revival” actually has two different legs to it. The first leg starts in Boston and ends 400 miles later in Baltimore where Norm and I will be attending The Rodder’s Journal “Hot Rod & Custom Revival” show. The second leg is 1600 miles and ends at our home town of Austin, TX. So in all, we will be traveling about 2000 miles and we plan to do that with only three days on the road. As my good buddy John Mearns would say, “What could possibly go wrong?”
And that’s where you come in… Post a reply to this thread and list the problems you think Norm and I will face on our journey. The user that comes closest to our reality on the road will win:
2. A brand new, not yet released, long sleeve Jalopy Journal shirt.
3. The admiration of all your pals.
I’ll be the judge… and I’ll pick the winner at my own discretion once I get home safe and sound. Should I perish on the journey, you are shit out of luck. And for those of you out of loop, here are the basics:
1. 1965 Buick Riviera with about 60,000 original miles driven by Cryin’ Ryan.
2. 1964 Buick Riviera with about 100,000 original miles driven by the Too Tall Texan.
Both appear to be in excellent mechanical condition, share the same original owner, and came out of the same collection in California. Neither have been driven much at all in the past 20 years.