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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Sep 14, 2023.

  1. Oops. Cartographically challenged. o_O I forgot to look at the big picture. Good thing I'm not their navigator.
    :rolleyes:
     
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  2. alanp561
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    What, no picture of the leaning water tower?
     
  3. squirrel
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    No, too busy driving
     
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  4. Johnny Gee
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    West bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
    A-we gonna do what they say can't be done
    We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there
    I'm west bound, just watch ol' "Jim" run
     
  5. squirrel
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    A couple pictures while Steven is driving

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  6. Johnny Gee
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    Seems Turbo 400’s don’t do that. :)
     
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  7. chicken
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    Maybe he's just showing how clean his hands are after 4000 trouble free miles in an old 'vette. ;)
     
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  8. squirrel
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    I think the blister is an old one... but lots of hours holding the steering wheel.

    It's lunchtime in Socorro. Might get home in time for dinner!
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  9. Stogy
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    I have 350 hands...:eek:...oh well have to get my blisters doing something else...:p...But yeah that's one helluva drive eh!

    Traveling these days isn't cheap either but it's the passion that drives it...Squirrel gets around that's for sure...
     
  10. Sure looks like gravel road to me. I wouldn't look forward to that. Had my share of driving on gravel in a fiberglass car.
    Enjoyed the trip & even the repairs.
    Thanks Jim & Steven.
     
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  11. Dick Stevens
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    No, that's red crushed rock in the asphalt. That makes the road last a lot longer than plain asphalt!
     
  12. noboD
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    It makes lots of tire noise but grips good in the rain.
     
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  13. I was just reading where they were going to repair & replace the road and widening it. The article said there were cracks & potholes. I do not know how old the article was.
     
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  14. MCjim
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    Or the giant cross?
     
  15. squirrel
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    We made it home. And got home made tuna hotdish, wonderful.

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  16. lumpy 63
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    Thanks for taking us along once again Jim!
     
  17. lumpy 63
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    Now wrap that crappy steering wheel so you don't get any more blisters:D
     
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  18. squirrel
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    It'll be fine as long as I don't try any more 5353 mile trips again any time soon! And I love how it looks, so I won't wrap it

    Car is back in the garage, ready for some maintenance.

    nest.jpg
     
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  19. Mitchell Rish
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    You are the MAN. Visit made my day. Wish you had a little more time we would have gone to the big shop on the river and let you guys play with the Willys. You guys made really good time.
    And a note to everyone- Squirrel knows how to pack for a road trip. I would have never believed the trunk if I hadn't seen it. And it closed .
     
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  20. nor6304
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    Thank you for the post Enjoyed it
     
  21. lostn51
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    This was one of the best road trips I’ve been on in a long time!! Thanks for letting us come with you and share the fun with you and Steven.
     
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  22. Greg Rogers
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    Thanks for taking us along.
     
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  23. Glad we all made it home safe. It was a bit cramped in the vette with the 50 or so of us riding along. :p
     
  24. Nothing like a 5000 shakedown cruise to sort out a new whip... :cool::cool::cool:
     
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  25. jimdillon
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    Good show Jim. An adventure you should be proud of. Times were consistent and impressive.
     
  26. Damnit! Someone should have told @squirrel that you can’t drive old cars long distances in modern traffic, before he did this…
     
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  28. squirrel
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    It's really not that big a deal to hop in your old car and drive it across the country and go racing. Especially if you're retired, and have the time. You just have to get off your butt, and go!

    Oh...I signed up for Death Week while I was on Drag Week. This is an event that is similar, but different...it starts in the Phoenix area, and runs all around California, then back to the start, for a long week, with only 4 days of only 1/8 mile racing. 2000 miles on the drive, and we get to visit some interesting places. Although I've already done several LeMons Rallys in the same area, so it won't be too much new sight seeing for me. This happens next month.

    edit:
    I'm planning on taking the Chevy II on Death Week. So it'll go kind of fast, get lousy mileage, be hard to drive, etc. And go by myself.
     
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  29. Johnny Gee
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    My Nephew signed up for Death Week. Not so positive if he’ll do as well.
     
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  30. 5353 miles, as my ol pal Randy use to say, " Your a road dog":D

    Congratulations on your epic trip and thanks for taking us along for the ride. HRP
     
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