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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
    Posts: 43,451


    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
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 7,622

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Looks like a purchase from Rebel Wire might be in your future,have fun and good luck on the rally.
  3. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,330


    Good luck from another Hudsonite (is that a word?)
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  4. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 10,684

    from Quincy, IL

    @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!

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  5. Have a trouble free but otherwise exciting trip.
  6. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,023

    Cliff Ramsdell

    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
    Joined: Nov 20, 2016
    Posts: 53

    RRanchero Rick

    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
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,354

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Finally the official unveiling :D I like it and look forward to tagging along.
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  9. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 930


    Great stuff. This will be fun to follow. Safe travels.
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  10. Truckdoctor Andy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
    Posts: 865

    Truckdoctor Andy

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  12. Hud I
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 153

    Hud I
    from Tennessee

    Road trips are exciting. Have a good one and enjoy.
  13. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,590


    Safe travels, Jim. Looks like a squirrel's nest under the hood, sorry couldn't resist!
  14. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,050


    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
    Posts: 432


    That says it all right there!

    Sounds like a “Fabulous” trip!
    Good luck

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    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
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  18. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 4,790

    from Wa.St.

    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...........................
  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.

  21. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,625


    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
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 964


    "On the road again" , Good Luck!
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  26. Happy touring.
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  27. bigmikes50chevy
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
    Posts: 335


    Yay..... a Road Trip......... Safe Travels!

  28. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,451


    Thanks everyone!

    Off I go...
  29. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,185


    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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