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

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Acme Speed Shop, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Thanks for letting us tag along for the ride
     
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  2. I love taking the ride along with you every year. Thanks.
     
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  3. Acme crew & Gumby,...threw this up on the Friday Art Show this week, ...hope you get a kick out of it....
    art 2018 131.jpg
     
  4. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

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  5. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    One more day in Austin then I start the 2000+ mile drive home. I'll continue to post as I go. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. cool37
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    cool37
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    from SoCal

    Xlnt stuff !
     
  7. Latigo
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    Latigo
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    Thanks for the ride along. See you back in Bend one day.
     
  8. Ranchero59
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    Thank You for sharing your road trip. It is always great to follow your fun.
     
  9. ROBERT JAM
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    ROBERT JAM
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    Great thread! Fun to see what you experienced on the way,Thanks
     
  10. rgdavid
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    rgdavid
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    Hope you acme travellers enjoyed the show and take the long way home.
    And let gumby and mini gumby do their thing...its a holiday romance.
     
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  11. 52lomofo
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    from edmonton

    Had a blast too bad for the cold on saturday was hoping to see video of your better half strutting her stuff LOL
     
  12. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    I have a sign project in Austin so I spent the last two days working there. On the road home today; drove 350 miles and managed to pick some cool junk too.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. Satyr
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    Bought the ticket (my first ride with y'all) what a great time! Thanks for sharing your escapades....
     
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  14. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    Last night I checked into a little dive hotel in Lamesa Texas at about midnight. First thing I do is look for evidence of bed bugs and BINGO! I could see them on the mattress. So I hightailed it back to the office and got my money back.

    The Problem was that the nearest town was Brownfield about 50 miles up the road. Luckily I found a clean room there. I was up early and planning to make good miles when i was approached by a local guy that wanted to see the van. He and his wife are renovating an old bank into a restaurant and invited me to stop by.

    I did, and got the tour of their cool project. They had a friend a few doors down that has a great junk shop and of course I had to buy some of it.

    About half way to Roswell New Mexico I started to develop some issues with the van. Still trying to sort out what's wrong so it looks like I'm sleeping over in alien territory tonight.

    A few photos from today.

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  15. Somebody tell Al Rose to get those spot welds fixed before the whole thing starts coming apart.:eek:
     
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  16. What sort of issues are you having with the van?
     
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  17. Acme Speed Shop
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    Fuel issues. Working thru it now.

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  18. Acme Speed Shop
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    While in Roswell I took a walk around. History is everywhere, usually just a block or so of of main st.

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  19. Cyclone Kevin
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    Here’s what it looked like in its prime. CBF116D4-E7F4-46C3-AE3C-3D687A894408.jpeg Great pix Acme Gal!!!! I dig road trips especially when I finally get to be the passenger.;).
     
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  20. I'm always surprised at just how many people the Acme van holds on each trip.;):) Thanks for taking all of us along. Safe travels on the road home.
     
  21. the oil soup
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    Thanks for the motivation, will have to make the trip myself soon.
     
  22. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    Fuel issue solved. Two partially clogged fuel filters, old gas caps not venting very well and carb retuned. I'm pretty sure I got some bad gas along the way too.

    A fine local mechanic helped me work thru the issues. If you ever need help in Roswell NM I recommend Jessie's Auto Service. He got me in first thing, even though he was busy and it was only $88.

    I left Roswell at 1pm and managed to get 388 miles behind me. The winds today were some of the worst I've ever driven in. Blew me off the road twice, luckily not into the ditch.

    I did manage to make some brief stops to get photos (and to rest my grippers)

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  23. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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  24. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    I had what was arguably the best meal of the trip today in the least likely place. Stopped for photos in the run down town of Encino NM and noticed the old fire house had a lunch sign outside.

    A husband and wife run the place. It's the Encino Fire House. Best homemade tacos and stuffed jalapenos ever!

    The photo out the side window of the van is the mangy coyote I almost hit.

    I also saw a huge rattle snake crossing the 2 lane, almost squished him too, went back to take a photo but he was nowhere to be found.


    Last photos are the nasty sandstorm I drove thru.
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  25. hudson48
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    Cool Hudson but I am partial to them . I had one like this before we built the one in my avatar.
     
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  26. Amazing thread!
     
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  27. MMM1693
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    Thank you very much for the ride!!
     
  28. Acme Speed Shop
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    More crazy wind today. I'm trying to get 500-600 Mike's today. We shall see.

    Just skirted past a snow storm between Cortez Co and Moab. Flakes were flying but none on the ground. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  29. Dry in Montecillo but quite a bit of snow on the LaSalles. Safe travels.
     
  30. Great Stuff!:cool: We need to stop again.:rolleyes: Can't help it, I am old and need to pee again.:(
     

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