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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TomT, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. **** Updated 7/3 ****

    Two Bonneville newbies are checking off another bucket list item - a run to Bonneville in my roadster. I have a fellow HAMBer/Fordbarner Chuck Lessard riding shotgun and we're going out with the Rolling Bones and coming back on our own, taking our time, making stops to museums and points of interest along the way.

    We would like to meet up with as many HAMB and 'Barner folks as possible on this trip. To that end, here is the itinerary from the Bones with more specific info when we get it - we hope anyone in the vicinity of these stops can stop by and say hey:

    Aug 2nd - Wheeling, WV - this is our first stop on our way to catch up with the tour the next day.
    Aug 3rd - Econo lodge , 10667 Fremont pike , Perrysburg , OH. 43551 - 419-874-8771 - close to Toledo, OH
    Aug 4th - Altoona, IA
    Aug 5th - North Platte, NE
    Aug 6th - Rock Springs, WY
    Aug 7th - Orem, UT
    Aug 8-15th - Wendover, UT - Peppermill Casino, across from the Golden Nugget
    Aug 16-17 - making tracks to Joplin, MO for the HAMB Drags, staying @ the Holiday Inn Host Hotel

    Plans are to make stops in more-or-less this order from Joplin:

    Starbird Museum
    Pete and Jakes?
    Speedway Museum
    Parts of Rt 66
    Speedway, IN to hope fully stop by Bubba's shop and say hey

    When we know more specific stop info I'll post it right here.

    We'll alternate driving after each gas stop so there will be pictures and video from both of us. I intend to take my netbook to post as much/all of the info we gather each day. I will post some here, but the majority of my posting will be done on the Fordbarn:

    http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=676112&posted=1#post676112

    We are totally psyched about going and can't wait to get started ....
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  2. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
    Member
    from Nebraska

    I'll see you guys on your way through Nebraska. Sounds like you have a great trip planned!

    Have you thought about running down to Joplin, MO, for the HAMB Drags on August 17th?


    Malcolm
     
  3. You guys will be a tad South of me but we will see you on the salt since Keith Cornell is a fellow Yblock guy.
     
  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Mr48chev
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    That sounds like a fun trip.
     
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  5. See ya in Nebraska at my shop. Have a saft trip.
    Mayor Dennis
     
  6. Malcolm,

    Man, this is a hellofanidea - that's alot of hard running from Wendover - about 1370 miles in what would be 2 - 2.5 days. We didn't want to "rush" back but that is in the heart of where Starbird, and Speedway are .....

    Thanks for the heads up .... Chuck and I will discuss it and let everyone know ....
     
  7. Ok - Chuck and I will be at the Joplin HAMB Drags - we should get there some time early Friday evening, in time to check out the rides and have some fun. It will be a great way to meet up with so many fellow HAMBers.

    Thanks for the idea, Malcolm!
     
  8. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
    Member
    from Nebraska

    That's great to hear!
     
  9. How far West will you be coming on I-64?
     
  10. Up to Rt 81 - we'll be coming through Harrisonburg sometime on Friday as we go half-way to our first hookup with the Bones in Perrysburg, OH (near Toledo and north of you) so using 64 is not really in the cards ...

    Probably stop somewhere near Wheeling or Martinsburg that Friday night and cruise on up to Perrysburg the next day, Sat .... we haven't come up with a definite plan yet.

    What cha have in mind?
     
  11. We look forward to it!
     
  12. Look forward to meeting you on the salt ....
     
  13. Flybyford
    Joined: Feb 1, 2013
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    Flybyford
    Member
    from NE Ohio

    TomT,

    I use to live in Williamsburg, I moved to Akron to work at Goodyear. My old man and I are also going to be first-timers on the salt this year. Safe travels and maybe we'll see you on the salt.
     
  14. Hey, it's getting to the point of needing some really cool HAMB/Fordbarner name tags - similar to the alliance tags perhaps? Without the tags we'd probably pass one another and not know who the hell is who!
     
  15. Well, you can tag along with the Bones if you'd like and join in on the fun - give them a shout.
     
  16. Coming thru Colorado at all on your way to the drags?
     
  17. I'll try and catch you in Altoona, if not there I'll be in Joplin for sure . Have a safe drive and pack plenty of rain-x , we get some hellish storms out here on the plains
     
  18. OneRustedDodge
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 174

    OneRustedDodge
    Member

    Sounds like an awesome ride!
     
  19. Will catch you in Wendover we are staying at Montego Bay Casino.
     

  20. Tom thats a great idea I'll 2nd that.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2013
  21. My original thoughts were that if you were passing thru the 'Burg about lunch time maybe we could meet up somewhere for lunch. But somehow work has managed to get in the way and I don't think it will work for me. Normally I'm off on Fridays. :mad:
     
  22. Have fun Tom,,maybe we can get you to come back for The All Deuce Run next year. HRP
     
  23. I'll be heading across from Western Australia with a photographer from Street Machine magazine. Would love to catch up and meet the Rolling Bones guys, and yes Tman... you too. ;)

    We're staying at the Peppermill too, TomT, so we're bound to bump into each other at some stage.
     
  24. Cool! You can find us with Tims Green #416 pickup
     
  25. Sorry this couldn't work out - maybe on the way back?
     
  26. HRP - I missed it this year as the roadster was down and family obs. It is definitely ont he calendar for next year ....
     
  27. Looking forward to meeting you - 30 days 'till we get started - can't wait.
     
  28. On Sat I took a 1-day bonsai run in the roadster to the Heavy Rebel show in Winston Salem, NC - 250 miles each way. A tune up for B-ville as the car was loaded with just about everything save for luggage for the trip. The car ran great, no problems what-so-ever. I just need to grease the rear wheel bearings and adjust the brakes and I'm ready to go.

    The car had so much weight in it that it rode like a caddy - much better than it usually does. It's going to be one long smooth ride!
     
  29. Okay, great. Let me know about when you will be passing through.

    Ted
     
  30. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
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    Barn Find
    Member
    from Missouri

    If you were taking I-70 instead of I-80, I reccomend a few sights to see through the Rockies. And I'd invite you to stop by my place. Now that the cobwebs and mud dobbers have been knocked out of my Bonneville tire truck, It might be time for it to head back to its Utah home.

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