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Hot Rods Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020


    Hey, Geoff it was great seeing you at Louisville! The chassis drew a good crowd to the booth as planned. The whole deal seemed prefectly "Traditional" to me.

    Glad the trip was fun and safe.

    Now I see how California shops get their staffers early and train'em right! LOL


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  2. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    Hahahaaa, that's a broom! In the thumbnail, I thought that little kid was running at the roadster with a baseball bat!!
  3. Geoff,
    I think its f@#kin' insanely cool!
    Looks like a real blast was had by all.
    I have sent this link to some people down here and some get it and others ask why? I say, "Why Not"
    GMT rolled his eyes and had a giggle at what you gys were doing but as usual he GOT IT
    Take care and best regards,
  4. kornbinder
    Joined: Oct 19, 2005
    Posts: 514

    from Sonora, CA

    So, I don't get it. What's the big deal with flat towing? That's how I get my Banger around when I need to go long distances. Oh and Leroy Smith, Mike's dad, of California Hot Rods put together my tow-bar, made from a set of V8 bones.
  5. TRJ
    Joined: Oct 4, 2003
    Posts: 321

    Alliance Vendor

    okay, so i ran out of steam in getting a few more photos up on here and also the remainder of the trip. in all honesty, you're going to have to wait to read the rest of the story in the next issue. but basically we got to the nationals with out too much trouble. we put the chassis in the booth and changed steve's axles, wheels and tires to his preferred slicks and five-spokes. people at the Nationals were really receptive of both cars, it was kind of embarrassing at times. Then before we knew it, it was time to get back on the road heading home. We mapped out a slightly different route and planned on visiting some more people and shops along the way. it was definitely a lot hairier on the way back, huge wind gusts and some rain, but we made it back with out any problems to the roadster or chassis, other than the normal beating any car takes on a cross country trip.

    i'll leave it at that for now, more in the next issue of TRJ

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  6. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,336

    from Mass

    TRJ, are you saying Steve brought extra rear axles and changes them to swap the mags, because of different bolt patterns?? You guys are wacky!
  7. Stu
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 950


    looks like the lastest issue of the TRJ is out with the ROADTRIP coverage
  8. Spooky Two
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 124

    Spooky Two

    Hadn't thought about this in a while as having read the TRJ article some time ago... and thought then "What A bunch of crazies" but very much liked the pictures and article.
    And now to hear a bit more of the backstory, I think this could go back up to the top for a remember when!
    Thanks Geoff and Steve for your got guts and going for it, S2 :)
  9. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    i don't get it, sorry. would be more interesting if he towed the roadster with the chassis!!!
  10. Fireball Five
    Joined: Oct 5, 2018
    Posts: 55

    Fireball Five

    Once towed an air compressor.- behind a Dune Buggy,- behind a 16 foot trailer of eqpt.- behind a 1ton International 4x4,- behind a GMC 2 ton boom truck, About 35 miles. Worked OK ,. Used about all the balls I had.
  11. You have to love it!:)
  12. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,870

    Atwater Mike

    I've flat towed everything with wheels...Today, to suggest flat towing my tub behind ANYTHING without proper armament with the crazies out there? (Crazies? We're the ones towing... LOL)
    Reminds me of WWll and the target tugs. "Fire at will..."

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