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Event Coverage The Hudson Adventure

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Well, it's time to go! I'm leaving first thing in the morning, heading up to Bonneville for the beginning of Speed Week, then off to Monterey for Car Week. Not really, I'm signed up for the LeMons Rally, which takes off from there Tuesday morning, and comes back Saturday morning for the Concours d'LeMons.

    This year's car is the Fabulous Hudson Hornet. I bought this 51 Hornet a few months ago, and have been working on it since. It had last been registered 30 years ago in Idaho, got hauled to California, then to the nearby town of Benson about 15 years ago. Someone did a bunch of work to it back when, but then let it deteriorate. I brought it back to life, but didn't do anything to make it look good (yet). I've put close to 2000 miles on it already, just test driving it--which is a lot of fun, but also a bit exciting when things break.

    After a fresh oil change tonight, and a little radiator repair, lube job, and finishing up a lot of stuff to make it nice to drive, I think it's ready for the trip. But anything can happen, so I have a big roll of baling wire, and a bunch of spare parts that I won't need, and none of the ones I will need.

    This is the first time I'm attempting a Rally by myself. My brother has an important work meeting back east this coming week, and couldn't make it. But I do have some old Rally friends who will be there, as well as some new ones, so I can probably bum along with another team that has a driver and a navigator, so I'll be able to find check points. And get help fixing stuff. And have fun helping fix their stuff.

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  2. JeffB2
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    Looks like a purchase from Rebel Wire might be in your future,have fun and good luck on the rally.
     
  3. hudson48
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    Good luck from another Hudsonite (is that a word?)
     
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  4. Hnstray
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    @squirrel ......Best wishes for a great trip! I am envious......

    As always, keep us posted on your progress, triumphs and travails. We are rooting for you!

    Ray
     
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  5. Have a trouble free but otherwise exciting trip.
    Bob
     
  6. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Looking forward to another fun road trip from the sidelines.

    Have a great time, enjoy and be safe. It’s a great looking car.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
  7. RRanchero Rick
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    Good luck to you. My first car was a '53 Hornet, Twin H Power. $50 car, ran good for 3 years. It was a tank.
     
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  8. low budget
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    Finally the official unveiling :D I like it and look forward to tagging along.
     
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  9. 392
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    Great stuff. This will be fun to follow. Safe travels.
     
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  10. Truckdoctor Andy
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  12. Hud I
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    Road trips are exciting. Have a good one and enjoy.
     
  13. catdad49
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    Safe travels, Jim. Looks like a squirrel's nest under the hood, sorry couldn't resist!
     
  14. slowmotion
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    And so it begins. Always an interesting adventure and a great read.
    Good luck, be safe, & have fun Jim!
     
  15. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
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    That says it all right there!

    Sounds like a “Fabulous” trip!
    Good luck



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  18. brigrat
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    This would look great as a hood ornament or mounted in the back window or dangling on a chain under the rear license plate for good luck! Just stroking ya, it's all I got @ 4:49 in the morn. Ya I know it's not a Squirrel...........................
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  19. Loving the radiator repair...
     
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  20. What Ray said. Wish I had know you needed a "partner". I might have volunteered.

    Ben
     
  21. rockable
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    Best of luck to you! I'm sure it will be an adventure!
     
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  22. Ready to roll! :cool: Maybe just needs a plastic Jesus on the dash... :rolleyes:
     
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  24. Looks like another can't miss it yearly event! Loving it! Good Luck Jim! We're all rooting for you... and the Hudson!
     
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  25. Rex_A_Lott
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    "On the road again" , Good Luck!
     
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  26. Happy touring.
     
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  27. bigmikes50chevy
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    Yay..... a Road Trip......... Safe Travels!

    BigMike
     
  28. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Thanks everyone!

    Off I go...
     
  29. 51504bat
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    Don't usually subscribe to threads but this one for sure. Good luck and thanks for taking us along,
     
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  30. Safe travels. I’m gonna go along in spirit if you don’t mind.


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