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Event Coverage How far do we drive our cars for an event?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Almostdone, Aug 29, 2021.

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  1. Less than 10 miles

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  2. 10-30 miles

    20 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. 30-90 miles

    47 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. 90-270 miles

    59 vote(s)
    21.1%
  5. More than 270 miles

    151 vote(s)
    53.9%
  1. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 625

    Almostdone
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    Some of us like to build them, some like to drive them, some like to do both. How far do we drive one-way to events (I know some don’t attend, but we have to start somewhere)?

    John
     
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,175

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    How far is it to Kalamazoo, from southeast Arizona? I think it's close to 2000. In a couple weeks. In the little red Chevy II.
     
  3. Most recent trip in the old beater was about 227 one way.

    We drove the wagon 797 miles to Novi, Michigan a few years ago, drove straight through, broke it up coming home. HRP
     
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  4. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,713

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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Not unusual for me to go 120+ miles to an event. Have to admit I always feel better when I get back within 100 miles due to my Triple A coverage. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,127

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    I have went almost 1000 each way on the longest trip.
     
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  6. chopped
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
    Posts: 2,079

    chopped
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    Google says it was 675 miles one way. Panacea Fl. to Louisville.
     
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  7. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,557

    lake_harley
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    I just did a "long" trip, for me anyway, to the Frog Follies. First trip over 40 miles from home in my T roadster. It was overdue. Per Google mapping it was about 170+ miles one way. With running around Evansville, the whole trip was probably 380-ish miles. I must say the trip built up my confidence in the car and I will have much less hesitation to do a longer drive again. Now if weather forecasts were just more accurate........

    Lyn
     
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  8. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,090

    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    I drive mine almost anywhere I'd drive my daily drivers. I just enjoy being behind the wheel of my old cars, so I put a lot of miles on them!
     
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  9. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,588

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    I just got back from Frog Follies. It was 600 miles one way for me. 1270 since I left Thursday morning. My 41 Plymouth made the trip pretty comfortably. Earlier this year, I drove it to Nashville (900 round trip) and got side swiped on the way home. Just got it back on the road a couple of weeks ago. 41 Plymouth Front fenders are not easily or quickly found.

    I build my cars to drive them on road trips.
     
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  10. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 530

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    My longest trips in the Y Brock coupe were to TROG 1344 mile round trip, 2074 miles to the Lonestar Round Up in Austin, then in October I will drive it to the Gathering at the ROC in Oklahoma 1542 miles round trip. So far the longest trip in the roadster was the 275 miles I drove home from where I bought it, but in the 9 months I've had it I have driven it over 4000 miles.
     
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  11. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 625

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    I admire your resolve and hope to duplicate it. Giddyup.

    John
     
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  12. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 1,120

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    20200909 Shamrock.jpg
    Almost 1,200 miles to Lead Ain't Dead 2020 - via parts of old US 666 (AZ) and RT 66. Return trip was a little shorter.
     
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  13. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,179

    BamaMav
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    from Berry, AL

    I put 30-90 miles, but I think it was actually around 100 miles from here to Tupelo MS. That was the farthest I ever drove it with the SBC, and came back home with little rear brakes and a bad axle bearing. So far with the SBF, I've put a grand total of 6 miles on it. Don't trust the 10 year old tires on it, and most events around here have seemed to be cancelled again this year. Just gives me more time to finish the stuff I want to do anyway...
     
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  14. vinfab
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
    Posts: 232

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    Photo_2021-08-29_211808 (3).jpg My longest trip was from Sioux Falls to Pomona for the Fathers Day Roadster show. 1700 miles one way in a 40 Chevy sedan. About 3600 total with some sight seeing on the way back.
     
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  15. Joe Travers
    Joined: Mar 21, 2021
    Posts: 485

    Joe Travers
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    from Louisiana

    Currently trying to get my car road-ready for a 700 mile run next year but it's slow on a fixed income and a tight budget. Last two 50 mile runs produced tire and shock problems that I addressed. Have to get it sealed well and temp controlled better before driving long haul through changing weather. Not too concerned about drivetrain.

    Joe
     
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  16. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,175

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    one of these days I need to dig through all my pictures and see how many cars I've snapped in front of that station :)
     
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  17. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,180

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    Couple of years ago, wife & I drove our 37 Chevy Sports Coupe with a 235 cid engine, from Rochester, N.Y. to Rapid City, S.D. on a tour. Went on into Wyoming on a side trip. 2300 miles round trip.
     
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  18. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,699

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    328 one way to frog follies. 50 miles around town and 328 home. 240897278_4586983691347914_4864690485112533267_n.jpg
     
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  19. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,545

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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Now days,only about 30 miles one way,back when both me and my rod were younger,100+ was not all that far. Two years ago we did make a run about 50m one way,with 4 other hot rods in our run. SouthBeachArtDeco1amfog.jpg
     
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  20. Yesterday i drove my F-1 pickup(loaded) 420 miles round trip to a swap meet. Nice day trip.
    Drove my coupe(pulling a trailer) to Speedweek couple weeks ago...around 700 miles one way.
     
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  21. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    40-50 miles per day x 5 days a week + cruise ins
    Plus junk yards, parts stores, grocery store ...,.
     
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  22. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,693

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    hey, can boast all we want for distance - but, there are long haulers out there that have over 200,000 miles driving to events - sometimes that best events are local
     
  23. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,465

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    from Iowa

    scrap drive pic.jpg I've gone to the Scrap Drive twice with my '36 Ford pickup. Just over 200 mi. one way from my house for a 1 day show.

    Gary
     
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  24. As far as it takes. Drove our A roadster to Spokane one year, over 2,000 miles one way. Best part, wife was a couple months pregnant with our first child.
     
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  25. DC40
    Joined: Feb 15, 2014
    Posts: 232

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    Just finished almost 2600 mile round trip to Louisville and back for the Street Rod Nationals.
     
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  26. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I don’t go to all that many events, but the ones I do go to are all more than 100 miles away. Heck, I have driven to St. Louis twice in my 56 just to drive in one of our 100 mile driving events... If I ever get around to rebuilding my motor and transmission, I would like to do some long trips in the 56.
     
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  27. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
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    Two times to OKC in my ‘32 5W, round trip with driving around town was about 1600 miles.
     
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  28. I used to drive my roadster 500 to 1000 miles to events no problem. I could never understand trailers. Don't have the interest to drive that far now, but if I had the urge I wouldn't hesitate.
     
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  29. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
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    100ish each way every wednesday evening, most fun for an hour and a half you can have. Gotta go see my heart doc tuesday, show him old mary, 100 miles each way. I drive her lots. gray.jpg
     
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  30. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,465

    blue 49
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    from Iowa

    Anyone know a NSRA Rep named Harley Alcox or Alcot? I saw his T Bucket at a show this year and it had a sign on it that said it had gone over 440K to events around the country.

    Gary
     
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