Well our little group finally decided on a name and a route to and from the Salt for Speed Week. There will be four HAMB members in three topless cars......me, ChevyGirlRox, OldBobSign and Ralfs56. I thought we would share our route and the stops with planned Meet & Greets so that if anyone would like to join us they could. We are all really looking forward to seeing old friends and making new so please don't be shy about joining us at a stop or a cruz down the highway. If anyone has something along our route that we really shouldn't miss, please let us know. If your shop or garage is along our route and you wouldn't mind some vistors, please let us know. Our plan is to take it alittle slow and see some places, meet some people and just enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of our great country in our open cars. Without further ado our tour stops are as follows Friday nite Aug 3rd....Hot Rod Chassis Our group should be there around 7pm or so depending on traffic. We're really looking forward to visiting the shop as none of us have been there yet. Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle 59 Factory Rd Addison, IL 60101 630-458-0808 Addison, IL Saturday evening Aug 4th......Retro Rocket Our group will be there by 5 pm-ish. There will be grilled chicken, sides and ice cold beverages for all. Can't wait to check out Larry AKA; Sololobo's store in person as I have a few treasures already from it and meet the rest of his club brothers. We hope lots of our Omaha HAMB pals can make it out. Retro Rocket Omaha, NE 402-679-1739 Directions: 480 to the Quest Center/Eppley Airfield exit stay left for a left turn at the first light, 10th. st., go 4 stoplights to Jackson st., turn right. go 2 stop signs to 12th. st., turn left. go 1/2 block downhill to alley. Sunday, Aug 5th, noonish Speedway Motors Museum and lunch If anyone has an interesting place in the area for a lunch stop after we tour the museum, please let us know. Sunday night Aug 5th, evening stop ColoRODo Springs, CO We don't have any plans to meet up with anyone so if someone has a suggestion for a Meet & Greet spot for dinner and bench racing, let us know. Monday night Aug 6th, evening stop Durango, CO I don't think we have any active HAMB folks in this area but if so, lets get together Tuesday noonish Aug 7th, Silverton for lunch and shopping via the train. Anyone in that area? Tuesday Aug 7th evening stop, Blanding, UT Wed Aug 8th another day and evening in Blanding, UT Meeting up with lots of HAMB and RRT folks for a couple of days of hiking and siteseeing. Thursday Aug 9th Breakfast in Moab, Stop at Bo Huff's for tour of shop, museum and lunch. Meet & Greet BBQ at Ratstar's http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=195117 Directions: from SLC From I-80 take EXIT 99 (TOOELE, STANSBURY PARK) That will put you on State Road 36 travel approx. 2 miles then Turn RIGHT on HIGHWAY 138 (At the SECOND traffic light) travel approx. 10 miles then Turn LEFT on WORTHINGTON STREET Thursday Aug 9th thru Tuesday morning Aug 14th FUN ON THE SALT! The following is kinda a rough draft Tuesday night Aug 14th Jackson Hole, WY Wed night Aug 15th Cody, WY Meet & Greet dinner at Bubbas BBQ, 512 Yellowstone Ave Thursday nite Aug 16th Black Hills Friday night Aug 17th Badlands Saturday night Aug 18th DesMoines Sunday home. Deciding on which route to take home was probably the most difficult decision of this whole trip. We have so many great friends in the southern states that we really wanted to stop and see but the cooler temps and the scenery of Yellowstone and the Black Hills won out. We are of course looking forward to seeing lots of our southern friends at the HAMB Drags at teh end of Aug. Like the Ego-Rama and other road trips I'll try and blog the days adventure on the HAMB each evening. We've been planning this trip for months now and are really, really looking forward to hitting the open road in our convertibles. Been really working hard on getting Big Olds ready for the trip. If things go as planned some of you aren't going to believe your eyes. Lets just put it this way, my yellow rubber ducky wet suit will be left at home for the first time in 6 years and 65,000 miles!