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Old 10-06-2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default VLV 15 via Route 66 Road Trip

I know it's six months out but my wife and I have always wanted to drive cross country in one of our Hot Rods or Customs and see some of the "Mother Road". So after following Toptinman's VLV road trip thread we plan to take our '63 Mercury and head out March 31st headed for VLV then maybe out to Santa Monica. This will be our longest road trip and thought it would be good to see how many others are going and would be traveling the same route.

So if you're planning on being on the road with us or have suggestions on places to see post up and let us know. Also if you're here just to bash VLV, please just move on...this trip is more about the journey than the destination anyway.


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Old 10-06-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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Driving route 66 is cool, but be prepared to be driving on some not so well maintained roads. I just drove it in California south of the Mojave desert and the road is rough. They do have really cool route66 logos painted on it at alot of intersections that make for a good photo op though.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: VLV 15 via Route 66 Road Trip

the wife and i were planning on doing rt 66 in the 3 wk of oct. but i havent finished her ot car yet(67 impala 2dr hardtop).i still have to get the vinyl roof put back on get the frontend lined up and put the cars bolt ons bolted back on.engine runs good.well for the 15 min. i had it runnin.fresh up 283 .60 small cam lots of chrome and polish.powerpack heads.so i quess it will be later in the yr. or maybe, just maybe next march.oh yea, and get my aaa card renewed lol
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:20 AM   #4
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Default Re: VLV 15 via Route 66 Road Trip

Cool cars, and sounds like a great adventure. Be sure to post up your photos here!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: VLV 15 via Route 66 Road Trip

We did that trip a few years ago, here's a link. LOVE your beautiful white Merc. I have a blue vert.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ht=kuztomklaus
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #6
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Default Re: VLV 15 via Route 66 Road Trip

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We did that trip a few years ago, here's a link. LOVE your beautiful white Merc. I have a blue vert.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ht=kuztomklaus
Oh yes, I have read through that thread a couple times.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:09 AM   #7
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Man, I've seen pics of your Mercs here and there over the last few years and I've got to say that they're stunning. The copper-gold car changed my whole opinion about those breezeway windows... killer little custom, man.

Anyway, have fun, take pictures, and lots of spare parts too!
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:03 PM   #8
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Great looking cars . Hard to believe , but I worked on those when they were new in a Mercury dealership . scrubba
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:10 PM   #9
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Wow, Beautiful Merc's!
I sure hope y'all can hook up with us.
so far we have 3 '59 Edsels and Toptinman Larry wagon.
Gonna be a great trip.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:22 AM   #10
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Im gonna be trying to make it down, dont know if ill be able to take my 53 tho.
I turn 20 on the 8th of april so that show would be a nice bday present!
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:23 AM   #11
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We did that trip a few years ago, here's a link. LOVE your beautiful white Merc. I have a blue vert.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ht=kuztomklaus
Yup that trip was helluva expirence!

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:29 AM   #12
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Wow, Beautiful Merc's!
I sure hope y'all can hook up with us.
so far we have 3 '59 Edsels and Toptinman Larry wagon.
Gonna be a great trip.
That's a must, you guys pushed us over the top to finally make this trip.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:53 AM   #13
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Default Re: VLV 15 via Route 66 Road Trip

my suggestion for a 66 stop as always is the teepee motels in holbrook az, then hopefully i can meet ya there and I can take my 50 dodge to vlv.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:24 PM   #14
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We're going to try and stop at all the Iconic Motor Courts, and stay at one every night.

5 months!
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:51 AM   #15
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In 15 weeks and 5 days from now, we'll be heading out for Viva. Looking forward to the trip as much as the destination myself. I'm anxious to hook up with you, Tired.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:08 AM   #16
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In 15 weeks and 5 days from now, we'll be heading out for Viva. Looking forward to the trip as much as the destination myself. I'm anxious to hook up with you, Tired.
I hear you...we plan to leave east Tennessee in 109 days heading that way
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:23 AM   #17
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We did the MO section on our way to Greaserama a couple of years ago. Yea if you want to follow the exact road then i would get new shocks before the trip. Still worth it though. Really neat history and you can almost see the ghosts of years past.




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Old 12-13-2011, 09:17 AM   #18
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Default Re: VLV 15 via Route 66 Road Trip

That sounds like a blast. I'd like one day to pick it up in Santa Monica and see where it takes me ( in that journey, not the destination kinda way). Good luck and Ill look forward to seeing pics.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:32 AM   #19
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99 days until we head out...I can't wait to hit the road!
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:47 AM   #20
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I say go for it and have a great time. Oklahoma has more drivable miles of 66 than any other state and a lot of neat attractions along the way. If you let folks know when you will be hitting different towns in the state I bet you will get to meet quite a few hambers if you have the time.
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