The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the barnstormer, Apr 4, 2014.
What is the plaque hanging from your rear bumper?
it's the plaque of my car club.
hope i inspire more of you to use your cars cause i really like seeing them out on the road where they were made to be
Great pics !
Best of luck on your journey!
Very cool! Keep all the great pics coming.
I remember your first thread on this adventure. Thanks for sharing.
May " The Force" be with you!!
long day travelin the oldest part of route 66, much rough roads beating the suspension and lots of old stuff to see, got to st louis before we called it the night.
still runs good.
anyone knows about junkyards with old car or other old car near route 66 let me know
Jon who would have thought you would have hit celebrity status on this journey! Car look's good driving by. Cool picture's. Very happy to see that the car is still running good with no major mishap's. Safe travel's brother!
Once you get to Oklahoma around the Arcadia area. There is a pretty cool motorcycle museum.
I am the joplin mo area.
Hit me up if you'd like to visit or need anything,shop tools etc.
What a great adventure! I hope to do the same someday....
"on the road again"
all the comments here is really inspiring to keep this thread updated, have only internet access when im parked for the night if the motel of the day have internett.
joplin, thats brobarly at the end of todays stage or tommorow since i always think i get further than i do
Make sure you find old Route 66 west of Springfield, near the town of Republic and take it into Carthage, there's a photo opp-an old building caskets were made in ...
and an old gas station there and an old iron bridge you can still cross...
Make sure you visit the old movie theatre in Miami, Oklahoma...it's purported to have ghosts in it...
Good weather forecasted going through Oklahoma until the weekend. Could be wrong but I believe there is more remaining RT 66 in Oklahoma than any other state ( oh good, controversy). Clinton Oklahoma, RT. 66 Museum. Best gas station, Shamrock Texas, BIGGEST steak, Big Texan, located on the east end as you come into Amarillo Texas. Just a couple miles further down the road on your left, Cadillac Ranch with an overpass just ahead to make the u-turn if you want. Take a can of spray paint and leave your mark. All these places are on your route without detour. Enjoy your trip!
P.S. Be sure to take the business loop in Tucumcari New Mexico, theres a lot of 50's style neon and buildings. Once you leave Amarillo Texas, it's a LONG drive to anywhere until you get to Albuquerque!
Really enjoying this thread and daily updates. Very impressed at how many miles you've traveled so far with no major issues. So nice that HAMB members have offered support if needed. What a fraternity! Safe travels! Kurt
I have a new respect for flatheads. It sure sounded good on the video. Now where did I put the flathead I took out of my 48 ??
You may find this place interesting in Oklahoma City.
one more good day on this adventure, lots of nice roads, got a little lost and used a couple of hours but that is part of the 66 experience i guess, and it tok us tru some great landscape. staying at munger moss in lebanon. one of the old route 66 places i realy would recomend to others doing the 66. but if you are doing the old route 66 thing stay out of wayside in st louis, we went there but the place was so run down we just got in the car and left. and keep the tips coming, looking forward to checking out the feedback here every evening.
Good morning. Google maps shows a very large junk on Rt 66 about 5 miles from the Munger Moss Motel. It will be on your right as you leave the Lebanon area. It look s to be newer stuff, but it might be worth a stop to see if they have any old stuff or if they know of an old junk yard.
I liked this place too
The cavern shop and entrance is back off the road just a little.
As you pass or may have already passed through Vinita Oklahoma, you went under a large arch spanning the highway. This was at one time a Howard Johnson Restaurant then more recently the worlds largest McDonalds. It's under re-construction now and I'm not sure what it will be. I think Oklahoma may be the only state to locate McDonald restaurants / truck stops, in the middle of the highways, there are four that I know of.
another day gone by, so much to see that we can get anywhere, find a real nice collection of cars too. didn't get longer than to miami but are really hoping to reach oklahoma city tomorrow to see if the shoebox central can help us course shes starting to get warm in this weather so hoping to get a new radiator, and the main brake pump is leaking a bit now and getting worse so time for a little attention to the car
so much to se today
Great pics! Hope the repairs go smoothly. Mike
another day and still much to see, would recommend this trip for everyone but have more time then i have.
went to the restored dx gas station in afton and they were expecting me and wonders were the old car is, (i parked it down the street ) didn't expect that.
heating problem is even worse today but got to oklahoma city and hopefully get that fixed and be back on the road tomorrow or saturday.
Great stuff - I can't wait to see it in person .
ok, scary experience today, lost the brakes due to a brake line to the back, of course this had to happen on saturday night. got brakes in the front but still leaking so must get some work done on it but limped in to shamrock in texas.
any one know where i can get that done on a sunday? if not we take it slow a it further inn the morning thinking it will be easyer to find somewere on monday, some more updates coming when i get a shower and some food.
Separate names with a comma.