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Event Coverage ACME SPEED SHOP - Roadtrip to the Roundup.."Buy the ticket, take the ride".....

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  1. ACME Gal
    Joined: Mar 22, 2015
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    ACME Gal

    Lots of driving on windy roads is not exactly joyful but it all pays off when you get to a little town (Ft. Sumner, NM) and we saw this gem. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. ACME Gal
    Joined: Mar 22, 2015
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    ACME Gal

    Barely missed this old abandoned church in Taiban, NM. I like to imagine what this was like in its hey day. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  3. ACME Gal
    Joined: Mar 22, 2015
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    ACME Gal

    Some random guy at the gas station gave me this mini Gumby. Best Buds. [​IMG]


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  4. ACME Gal
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    ACME Gal

  5. You guys are great. Thanks a lot.
     
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  6. I call dibs on the Kenworth tow truck.


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  7. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    What a day. We covered a lot of miles; it was dry, windy and desolate. There is a sadness in seeing so much that was once alive and thriving just rotting and rusting back into the ground.

    I stood and stared at the trading post sign for a long time. I'm a sign painter, and I could imagine the guys applying that paint one brushfull at a time.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    An old grain elevator in west Texas. Abandoned decades ago. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  10. Acme Speed Shop
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    I met this little dog thru a fence. His only company was two grumpy old goats.

    I fell in love instantly. I'm pretty sure he wanted me to take him with us.

    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. ACME Gal
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    ACME Gal

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    ACME Gal

    [​IMG]



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  13. Acme Speed Shop
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    Tucked up in the rafters of the abandoned grain elevator was a stack of Purina chow 4x8 signs. [​IMG]

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  14. rgdavid
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    I like the welding shop..
    What happened to this town to be so abandoned ?
    Be careful "mini gumby" might be female..
     
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  15. ...kinda sad to see abandoned old buildings but they all draw you in with their aged character,..they all have a beauty of their own.....you have a great eye for detail, it's like we're there with your, cept we don't feel the wind.
     
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  16. 56shoebox
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    56shoebox

    I am really enjoying your trip. You have a great eye for photography. Thank you for sharing.
     
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  17. jim galli
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    [​IMG]

    Sorry, couldn't resist adding a picture I did in Brothers Oregon. Bad form. Loving looking at the pictures. Bravo
     
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  18. Acme Speed Shop
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    Love it.

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  19. How good would the Melrose station be as a house , thanks for the tour love it .
     
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  20. Mr48chev
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    I'd think that just like a lot of other small towns along the windy roads they died after the interstates took most of the traffic away. Some died because people got better cars and had better roads and could drive a few more miles to larger cities to shop and do business. Some because the main job/revenue generator in the area gave out.
     
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  21. No way could I have left this Pup.
    Great trip and photos. Thanks
    Can we pull over now? I need to pee!
     
  22. If the pup is there on the way home, you gotta get him. Good dogs make good karma and he already likes you.


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  23. Acme Speed Shop
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    The pup belongs to someone, so I won't be getting him.

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  24. Acme Speed Shop
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    We made it to Sweetwater Texas tonight. Made a lot of stops. Here is a few photos.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  25. Acme Speed Shop
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  26. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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  27. Gary Addcox
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    Hey, wish you could make it, Dennis. Hope you are o.k. with the medical thing. I wish Bruce and "Cyclone" could see fit to make it, but I will see both of them at El Mirage sometime this year. Take it easy and we will see you someday for sure.
     
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  28. pprather
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    Dennis, hope you're doing better soon. Was hoping to see you in Austin.

    Phil
     
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  29. ACME Gal
    Joined: Mar 22, 2015
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    ACME Gal

    I’ll have to separate the Gumbys just to be on the safe side. I’m not ready to be called Grandma!


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