The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by big M, Feb 21, 2013.
Cool I think I know right where you were.
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Amazing, Absolutely Amazing!! Great job on your Plymouth!!
Just now stumbled back across this, Man!, You dont mess around, first a truly amazing build, now a fresh out, cross country road trip in it to boot.........Wow!...........A big thumbs up to ya, A lot of guys out there only dream about doing something like that
The eastern Ohio and Pennsylvania hill country is quite beautiful, another nice change in scenery. There are a number of tunnels that take you through some of the hills, rather than over them.
Well we arrived at Carlisle, Pa a day earlier than our friend that was trailering his car to the show there. After stocking the motel room fridge with 'Barley Sandwiches', we decided to drive down to Gettysburg to see the civil war battlefield, a recommended trip for anyone interested in this country's history.
I didn't take too many photos at the Chrysler nationals at Carlisle, as I was busy hitting the swap meet, and talking to lots of people I've sold part to over the years, but my first time meeting them. The old '30's car dealership on the fairgrounds was set up to resemble a late fifties Chrysler dealer display, with vintage banners inside the showroom and an impressive display of ForwardLook Chryslers inside. The surrounding grounds had fifty or sixty or the big-finned cars around it. Virgil Exner Jr was signing autographs, for those that don't know the name, Virgil senior was the designer of the Forward Look Mopars. I was privileged to pick up both Virgil Jr. and his wife at their hotel about fifteen miles from the show, and bring them to the dealership. Really some nice folks, with lots of interesting automotive knowledge. After the last day of the show, I was honored to receive a celebrity choice award for the '59 convertible.
After we had packed up the car, we headed west the Pennsylvania, then Ohio, this time heading north at central Michigan. I wanted to visit an old friend from high school near Lansing. The following day brought rainstorms and wind, as we headed north toward the Mackinac bridge. It had been probably 30 years since I had crossed that bridge, and had forgotten how long it was. Once across the bridge, we stopped for an awesome lunch at a little saloon in St. Ignace.
Awesome! I wish I had known you were at Little America, that is pretty "local" to me.
Fantastic.... both your work and the road trip.
Hats off to you sir!
That sir is just outstanding.Great build an a great ride along.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
What a fantastic journey bringing this car to an awesome conclusion - absolutely unbelievable transformation! Awesome!!!!!!
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