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Event Coverage My trip to Bonneville episode 2 speed week 2016 mostly pictures

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by twenty8tudor, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. twenty8tudor
    Joined: Oct 5, 2010
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    twenty8tudor
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    from Ohio

    Figured I would start this a little early so if anyone wanted to follow along there would maybe be less chance of someone missing it..

    Going to be a lot like the trip I took in 2012 that I made a thread for
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/2012-bonneville-pic-thread-dial-up-beware.724836/

    Big difference is I'm taking my truck that I have half finished out there this year.. Going to trailer it out as I don't have many test miles on it and this will be a lot easier.. Maybe someday have something done and drive it from home all the way out...


    Little back story of this.. I first bought a 1928 sedan which made me cross paths with a group of local guys that are into hot rods..

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/story-about-a-bbq-i-didnt-know-about-glad-i-went.524459/

    Couple years after meeting them they were talking about going to bonneville.. Not having a car done I booked a flight, rental car, and hotel room.. All backed out but one so he jumped on the plane with me and we went..

    After that trip I had to go back again after seeing all that drives around and races out there.

    I become really good friends with one of the oldest in the group since he was into the same kind of cars I am.. He helped me a lot along the way..

    It was hard for me to imagine how he was into hotrods and building them for so long that he never had been to the races at bonneville. Even after living in Colorado for a few years.. Heck of a sight closer then ohio..

    My plan for this year was to have my truck somewhat done and was going to borrow a trailer off a friend for both our cars and tell him he was going as a gift for all his help. But that plan fell through..

    www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/lost-my-role-model-today.1018313/

    But for some piece of mind his family let me be part of making funeral arrangements and I was able to buy a keychain that has his ashes in it.. So he is still going along..

    Back to the better side of things here is the thread of the truck from start to where it is now.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...ld-build-thread-first-try-at-a-hotrod.929098/


    it's looking good weather wise for speed week.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1470414837.011861.jpg

    I will update this thread as I go along.. Feel free to follow along comment/post stuff from speed week 2016 if you are going out..

    I found some moderators for this thread so play nice hahah :)
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    Leaving Tuesday sometime and hope to be out there about Thursday early-ish..
     
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  2. Jalopy Joker
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    Jalopy Joker
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    try to have fun
     
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  3. got rust2
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    got rust2
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    Look forward to seeing the truck, I'm leaving Wend from the Northwest, grey Ford 34, 3-window.
     
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  4. twenty8tudor
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    from Ohio

    cool! Have any pics of it? I got my wire wheels back today so trying to decide if I want to run them.. The grey steelies are growing on me... Good luck and safe travels!!
     

  5. See ya on the salt...Leaving Monday as I am hooking up with the Rolling Bones . Stop by there pit and say hello I will be driving my 32 Ford 3 window.
     
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  6. JC Sparks
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    What part of Ohio are you from. I'm pulling out Monday morning from the far west side of Cleveland. JC
     
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  7. The main thing to pack is your camera. Push the button as many times as possible.
     
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  8. twenty8tudor
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    twenty8tudor
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    from Ohio

    Cool!! Would love to stop by.. Big fan of their stuff!

    Coshocton-ish area I'm about 2.5hrs south of Cleveland.. I'm figuring three days shouldn't be to hard of driving..

    I'm going to try and wear the shutter out on this trip haha
     
  9. got rust2
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    got rust2
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    here is a picture of my coupe infront of one of the fine casinos.
     

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  10. I wait with anticipation
     
  11. twenty8tudor
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    from Ohio

    Nice ride!! I will be on the lookout for it

    Are you going to speed week?
     
  12. WZ JUNK
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    WZ JUNK
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    from Neosho, MO

    Race car is loaded and ready to head west. loaded2.JPG
     
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  13. LUCKY DOGS!!
    Good luck, guys. I will live the dream through you.

    Ben
     
  14. Nope @twenty8tudor I'm just going to enjoy your take on it.
    Safe travels, fun times!
     
  15. Charlie and Ross, #974 crew, are on the way. Stopped in Oakley, KS for tonight. Pikes Peak tomorrow. Be on the flats Thursday next.
     
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  16. WZ JUNK
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    I was wondering where you where in your travels. See ya soon.

    John
     
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  17. twenty8tudor
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    from Ohio

    After goofing around I switched wheels and tire size. And think I'm sticking with this for the trip..

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  18. The37Kid
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    Have fun, drive safe, and take lots of photos. That is one Bucket List event on everyones list. Bob
     
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  20. bengeltiger
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    Truck looks great. Have a fun safe trip.
     
  21. twenty8tudor
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    Thanks!!



    Taking off here in about 15 minutes.. Put the most important part in the truck right before loading it it..
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    In she goes
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    And the officials say head west
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  22. Binger
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    I will be following along.
     
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  23. The37Kid
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    Have a safe trip, take lots of photos for us with Bonneville still on our Bucket List. Bob
     
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  24. twenty8tudor
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    Thanks guys drove from about 8am till 11:30pm and made it into Nebraska... About 845 miles..

    So far so good..

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    Only 1100 more miles to go.
     
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  25. That RPU is fantastic! Safe travels!
     
  26. Danny Brown
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    Danny Brown

    I am so close to packing up Hannah and heading out next Sunday morning from Dallas. The weather is allowing racing this year and who knows... may never get another chance.
     
  27. See you out there, be there Fri myself. I'll have my 52 GMC, it's all surface rust color, like my COE (avatar pic). Will look for your RPU. Nothing beats having a hot rod to drive around at Bonneville.

    Keep up the pics, fun to follow along.
     
  28. e1956v
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    Charlie and Ross stopped by my shop while passing through Colorado Springs and dropped off a speedometer for repair, two very nice guys.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  29. Binger
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    Binger
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    I love road trip threads. Excited to see more photos. Give a courtesy honk as you drive through Cheyenne. HAHA
     
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  30. Petejoe
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    Drive safe. I too like your wires better. Great to meet you and actually see the truck. Have fun. Rick
     

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