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Event Coverage ACME SPEED SHOP - ROAD TRIP TO THE ROUNDUP 2016

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Acme Speed Shop, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. plywude
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
    Posts: 699

    plywude
    Member Emeritus
    from manteca ca

    John Thanks for all your efforts posting, I really like your pictures and the roads less travel . I have traveled from Northern Cal to Southern doing my best not to travel on the main road or highwaays and it is all ways a blast...
     
  2. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 1,755

    Acme Speed Shop
    MODERATOR
    from so cal

    I know I said goodby yesterday but here are some more random photos I don't think I posted yet.

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    I want this sign.

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    Crackle finish by Mother Nature

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  3. surfcaliforniasurf
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 402

    surfcaliforniasurf
    Member

    Another inspiring trip John. Looking forward to your next one already!
     
  4. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 1,755

    Acme Speed Shop
    MODERATOR
    from so cal

    I am already looking forward to it too. I spent half the day at my desk today and had to get out for a drive to town. I used the excuse of needing a cup of coffee but we all know I coulda made one at home.
     
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  5. rgdavid
    Joined: Feb 3, 2014
    Posts: 347

    rgdavid
    Member

    The massey harris tracter....
    Ive got one, you can have it,if you wanna come and pick it up,
    Now that would be a road trip for the acme van.
    Some of those desserted places would be great place to have a hotrod party,

    The best thing about a road trip is you figure out what you really need in life,
    Thanks again for showin us the wonderful sites and giving dreams for us.
     
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  6. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,918

    krylon32
    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Loved reading about your travels and you sharing the pictures of Americana, thanks.
     
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  7. I hate when a good book is finished. Thanks. :)
     
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  8. Darn, the trip is over but then when you saw that beautiful smile I guess you were glad to be home. Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed it.
     
  9. Willy_P
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 762

    Willy_P
    Member

    Life is a journey not a destination.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    John, keep on journeying, and keep taking us with you and Mr Bill
     
  10. Willy_P
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 762

    Willy_P
    Member

    It's the thought that counts, but before I get spanked for a misquote, here is a much earlier reference to the same thought, which could be recited like a cool drink of water at any of John's wayside stops

    Ithaka

    http://www.cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?cat=1&id=74

    As you set out for Ithaka
    hope the voyage is a long one,
    full of adventure, full of discovery.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
    you’ll never find things like that on your way
    as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
    as long as a rare excitement
    stirs your spirit and your body.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
    unless you bring them along inside your soul,
    unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time;
    may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
    to buy fine things,
    mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
    sensual perfume of every kind—
    as many sensual perfumes as you can;
    and may you visit many Egyptian cities
    to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

    Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
    Arriving there is what you are destined for.
    But do not hurry the journey at all.
    Better if it lasts for years,
    so you are old by the time you reach the island,
    wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
    not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

    Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
    Without her you would not have set out.
    She has nothing left to give you now.

    And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
    Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
    you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.
     
  11. rfraze
    Joined: May 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,006

    rfraze
    Member

    Isn't this the store you see in NM as the highway turns west toward Alpine, AZ and the forests of the Mogollon Ridge?
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  12. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 1,755

    Acme Speed Shop
    MODERATOR
    from so cal


    It could be; it's all a bit blurry after two weeks and all those miles.
     
  13. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,434

    oldpl8s
    Member

    This is your best road trip yet. When I have the extra time I like to take the back roads. Many times, I have done a u-turn to go back and take a photo of a great rustic site. I'll probably never move from So Cal, but when I see empty large buildings like old department stores, school houses etc, I can imagine being able to park all my cars and junk out of the rain. Thanks for posting all the great photos on the HAMB and not photo sharing sites. My work blocks those sites so I can't see many photos when browsing at lunch time. I look forward to your next trip.

    p.s. I saw one of your Zephyr T-shirts early in this thread, are you back to printing those again?
     
  14. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal


    What size are you? I have a couple left but we're not reprinting that one.
     
  15. Thanks John, great pics. Is the Rod's Steak house pic taken in Williams AZ. ? We spent a couple of days there and took the vintage train trip out to the Grand Canyon. great area around there!!
     
  16. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,155

    Kiwi Tinbender
    Member

    I have to echo as well, John. Thanks for taking us along. Heck, I live close enough to you to road trip over the hill and visit! Of course, I`m tied to the Shop, so..........sigh........
     
  17. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
    Posts: 613

    Ratatouille
    Member
    from France

    Hello, for me, a little Frenchie, who had never travel in USA, your thread is a dream. Thank you so much for this good vibration, pics, and your ACME truck, i have really enjoy to read this road trip post:)
     
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  18. 40two
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    40two
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    Dude, i love you!
     
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  19. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Thanks brother.
     
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  20. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 943

    b-bop
    Member

    Thanks John for taking us on another incredible ride. I just finished a 5600 mile jaunt from Calgary to San Diego and back via AZ, NV, UT, ID, WY and MT. Nothing better than the open road. Your stories and pics have always inspired me.
     
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  21. rfraze
    Joined: May 23, 2012
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    rfraze
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    No pics - It didn't happen!
     
  22. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Acme Speed Shop
    MODERATOR
    from so cal

    Thanks for the kind words. I would love to see some of your favorite photos from your trip. Feel free to post them up here on this thread or if you have another post going, please let us know where to look.
     
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  23. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 943

    b-bop
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    Here are a couple of my favorites. I just got back, so I will start a thread later this week and post the link here. When I travel, I live in my trailer and park out in the boonies. 6 weeks, no campgrounds. My access to internet is very sporadic on the road.

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  24. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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    oldpl8s
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    My brother wants one and he is XXL
     
  25. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

  26. rfraze
    Joined: May 23, 2012
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    rfraze
    Member

    Thanks bbop. Great shots. Looking forward to your thread.
     
  27. 6X2
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
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    6X2
    Member

    Awesome trip...new neighbor!! Plenty of adventures await in the great northwest!
     
  28. b-bop
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    b-bop
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  29. LBCD
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