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Old 10-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #21
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Good to hear you made the first leg OK.
Both cars look very much fine, and AC just steals horsepower =)
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:37 PM   #22
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This story , pics and thread are awesome. Subscribed.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #23
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This was a pretty surreal weekend for me for a lot of reasons. I'll probably go into that at greater length when I finally pull together my "thank you" to everyone on the HAMB that we owe one to (and there are quite a few). What I can say is that on more than one occasion, I looked in my review mirror and was pretty overwhelmed by what I saw. The first time was leaving the twilight photo shoot on Thursday night. As a custom guy, Lee Pratt and Tom Davison are heroes in my world. Seeing the two of them right behind me, slinking through the streets of my hometown in Lee's '58...it was hard to keep a smile off of my face. The second was leaving the first day of the show with those two Texas Rivs following me down I-83. It really meant a lot to us that you and Norm included us in your travels, and those Buicks looked damn fine running down the road. I'm glad to hear everyone made it home in one piece - it was really good to see you guys.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #24
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Sometimes I forget that the time I spent with you guys wasn't your whole adventure. It's such a strange experience to have a few scenes together as the movies of our lives intersect on the same screen for a few moments.

I'm really glad I could help in the small way that I did. It feels good to use the space for something other than filling it with my own junk. This garage should be a crossroads for weary hot rod travelers. It's what I have it for. "Fill the space with friends and memories," someone told me, "they're the most valuable possessions you have." Sage advice from an anonymous wise man. Someday I hope I can impose on you in Austin. But it isn't why I did it. I did it for what was left behind when the Buicks rolled out of here. And it's way more valuable than any car could ever be.


This is a very profound post.
Salt of the earth kind of stuff.
There are a lot of facets to this Epic road trip!
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:51 PM   #25
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Okay, skip my earlier post. Sorry, I was too late. Glad you guys are still OK. The offer on the room is open if need be though.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #26
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Sometimes I forget that the time I spent with you guys wasn't your whole adventure. It's such a strange experience to have a few scenes together as the movies of our lives intersect on the same screen for a few moments.

I'm really glad I could help in the small way that I did. It feels good to use the space for something other than filling it with my own junk. This garage should be a crossroads for weary hot rod travelers. It's what I have it for. "Fill the space with friends and memories," someone told me, "they're the most valuable possessions you have." Sage advice from an anonymous wise man. Someday I hope I can impose on you in Austin. But it isn't why I did it. I did it for what was left behind when the Buicks rolled out of here. And it's way more valuable than any car could ever be.


It is OK to have a man-crush on Mark, right???




Glad you all made it hime safe and can't wait to hear the rest of the story.




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Old 10-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #27
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Seeing the two of them right behind me, slinking through the streets of my hometown in Lee's '58...it was hard to keep a smile off of my face.

Curt
....and we were thinking, "The young pup up ahead really gets it with his Buick!!

It was great getting to know you and hang out, Curt. There's no way to convey to those not in attendance just how perfectly you guys pulled it off. Next year will be crazy.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:22 PM   #28
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Great stuff Boss, thanks for letting us virtually tag along.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #29
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R., your writing style suggests you may soon be writing a series of hot rod tales, probably printed in some small book size and using a pen name of Ronson Marlow, automotive adventurer! Trip sounds cool man, keepin the fingers crossed. Does Norm's car have a.c.? Hey, who needs it, and he can add it later! ~sololobo~
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #30
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Great reading Ryan. I told you you would need a sweater. That Mark Phelan guy, he's the real deal!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #31
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Oh, and if you were really THAT cold, we could have gone inside.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #32
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It is OK to have a man-crush on Mark, right???
He's a good guy but..... lol
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #33
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Hey, thats how we do A/C in New England! Roadster rides for an hour at 1 in the morning at 45 degrees!!

It was a pleasure meeting you guys and getting the chance to talk for a while.The idea of meeting people like yourselves doesnt happen all too often up here in this corner of America so when it does it makes it that much more cool!

Im glad you had such a successful trip and I do hope the cars end up being what you had really dreamed of...if not I'll make you a deal and come down and take it off your hands!

Im clearly not the linguist Mark is but we do share the same sentiments.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:17 PM   #34
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Both cars look very solid! Its always a surprise to see a Riviera without A/C. That was a standard option, you had to ask for it not to come equipped with one. I thought I was the only guy without it. Looking forward to part II!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:21 PM   #35
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I was glad to see you guys once again and glad the Riv got ya to the show. Your buddy Joe C from New Orleans was a real hell of a dude and I look forward to seeing you guys November 3rd......that is if you're not writing this from jail due to drug smuggling.

A very very good weekend had by all!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #36
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...that is if you're not writing this from jail...
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #38
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Ryan,
Thank's for the up date...Can't wait for part III But I would like to see more photos of the Buick.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #39
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Having done quite a few roadtrips in new-to-me old crocks myself, it's always a pleasure to read someone's account of such an experience. You do get a sense of adventure, and it's great to feel the car get into its stride again. Stuff oxidises when left to rest for too long, so it's no wonder that electrics needs some coaxing back to life...

Another great part of why we do this messing 'round with old cars is the camaraderie behind this, which allows great friendships to be found and blossom. These are also a great part of the adventures, so enjoy them. All of these good times are all we take with us.

Ryan, if the cars were sitting for a while, it's more than likely the tyres have gone bad on you. I'm not sure I'd trust them to be up to much, especially in a big car like those gorgeous Rivs. Be careful.

Looking forward to Part IV. Roll on!

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #40
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My wife and I picked up a 60 Caddy coupe a few hundred miles from where we live. The electrics didn,t want to play either but the more we used the switches the better they got, when I pulled the dash out to fix the speedo I found all the brass contacts on the switches were a nice shade of green, corrosion from sitting, a quick spray with electrical cleaner and good as new.
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