Late on Monday afternoon Joe Kerr rolled out of Brownsburg headed to Austin for the Roundup.I am lucky enough to be riding along with him in his killer "A" coupe. Riding with Joe is a good deal as he spent last weekend servicing the car from end to end and checking out everything to avoid any problems on the trip. We rolled down I-65 and met Tyler Hilton south of Louisville before rolling on to the west side of Nashville where we stopped for the night at about 9 pm. About an hour later Tyler's dad Bobby arrived from Maryland with his 354 hemi powered "A" coupe. The coupe is on a trailer due to the fact that it has 6 carbs and a 7 gallon fuel tank and Bobby did not like the idea of having to stop at every second exit to fuel up. Also rolling in with Bobby was Jalopyrama show promoter Mike Szuba with his 32 5 window. The following morning we hung around while the PA guys drove in from Knoxville. That duo consisted of Larry and Kim Garland in their highboy duece roadster along with Junior and Amy of Bad Donkey Hot Rods who are rolling in their recently acquired 34 coupe which is out of a long storage and has a definite 70's vibe with Cragar wires and velour inserts in the upholstery. Today we drove through varying weather conditions starting out sunny and a little chilly but improving a little temperature wise until we approached Memphis where it cooled off and the rain started. It dried out for a while but just outside Little Rock the rain started to come down harder. The dually is the only one of the vehicles to have anything like effective wipers with only one wiper among the rest of the the group and that on Mike's duece. RainX is your friend in that situation. I rode one stretch in the dually with Bobby swapping drag race stories (he is a former top fuel shoe and that is currently how I get my nitro fix) but opted to get back into Joe's coupe at the next stop. The only window in Joe's A is the windshield but at 70 mph the rain is not a problem. We got more of the wet stuff coming in when we ran into traffic just before we stopped and were running slow than we did at speed. We are spending the night just west of Little Rock and will be in Austin tomorrow. The pix are in sequence and pretty much self explanatory.