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The Swedes do Route 66 & VLV10 in a '58 Bel Air

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kuztomklaus, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. My friend Magnus, my wife and I started talking about cruizing Route 66 Five years ago. Now it's only a week away.... Woohoooo!! : )

    We're flying in to Newark NJ March 20th. We'll drive up to the Rodeo Bar in NYC and have the best damn dinner EVER! Hope that HAMB'er fattymacguire will show, since he sold Magnus the '58 Bel Air we're using for our road trip.

    Then we'll cruise down to South Jersey/Philly for a couple of days before we head off to Chicago. We'll be in Chicago by the 23rd or 24th. Then we'll start our adventure and cruise our way down The Mother Road. Hitting as many of the ancient relics and awesome restored Route 66 sites. We'll try to catch a flick at the 66 Drive-In theater in Carthage MO (if their open yet). When we reach Texas we'll take a detour down to Austin for The Lonestar Roundup. Then back up and continue on our 66 trip and shoot up to VLV10 from New Mexico. After that we'll drive back down south and start again in Arizona and end our trip in CA, have a couple of days there ... checking out Petersens Museum, SoCal Speed Shop, NHRA Museum and the likes.

    Then we fly back to Philly and visit with some friends before we head back to Sweden. The '58 will be left in CA for export! A trip of a lifetime!!

    We'll be on line while we're in the States ... so if you have any suggestions, want to meet up somewhere in your neck of the woods or have a must see that's not so known ... drop us a line!


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  2. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 829


    If you roll through Las Vegas, look us up!
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  3. Dave Downs
    Joined: Oct 25, 2005
    Posts: 894

    Dave Downs
    from S.E. Penna

    WOW - that '58 brings back memories!!!

    A buddy in high school; his parents bought one new; same body style & colors. It had a 348 and Turboglide.

    I'm in SE Penna, about 35 miles North of Philadelphia - maybe could meet you.................
  4. Derek Mitchell
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,796

    Derek Mitchell

    If I see you guys, and girl, in Vegas, I'll say hi. But you better have pics to brag about.

    Good luck, if you need anything along the way, post it up.

  5. RPW
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 950


    Now thats a kool trip Klaus!
    Be sure to keep us updated when you´re on the road.
  6. Wild Turkey
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 902

    Wild Turkey

    Are you going through Amarillo? If so I'll suggest you catch a meal at "The Big Texan". You'll see signs advertising their "free* 72 ounce steak dinner" along the road. Great atmosphere and really good food. Last time I was there we had their 4 kinds of meat and 4 different vegies all served in a huge skillet. We were all stufed.

    And during the meals there's entertainment -- strolling musicians or a close-up magician. Fun place to eat!
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 1,964

    HAMB O'dex Editor

    stop by my place in wellington (100 miles east of amarillo and 20 miles south of 66) i'll be glad to show you around and give you the free tour of the junk yard.
  8. KoppaK
    Joined: Dec 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,517


    Wow Klaus, how jealous am I? I'll see you in Vegas then.
  9. Faded Love Garage
    Joined: Mar 30, 2003
    Posts: 958

    Faded Love Garage

    That sounds like the trip of a life time, I'm jealous. Have fun, and take pics!
  10. Keep us informed. Maybe some of us can meet you at the Carthage Route 66 Drive-In or something!
  11. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    Man what a Bummer that you'll miss Paso in May:( .... maybe next time.
  12. fatty mcguire
    Joined: Dec 5, 2004
    Posts: 1,219

    fatty mcguire

    hey good luck with the trip, So far I dont see why I cant go out to hang out with ya guys the 20th, I looked up the place and its less than a half hour from my house.

    I think it falls on a tuesday and maybe I can get Bob to go and whoever else

    also would like to see pics
  13. metalhotrodgirl
    Joined: Sep 10, 2003
    Posts: 815


    Klaus and cindy i cant wait to see you ! miss you guys tons .. its going to be pretty cool meeting up with you in texas :)
  14. Thanks Everybody

    We will definitely keep you posted as we go along. Hey Fatty it would be great if you'd meet us next Tuesday in NY. Please bring Bob, the more the merrier : )

    It would be great to meet up some where along the way and the drive-in is a good choice. (Anybody know when they open? Their website said April, but not an exact date!)

    The big Texan is on our agenda, we might even stay in the hotel next door. Then we can eat till we tumble and then just crawl to bed!

    Flat-top Bob I pm'd you about particulars!

    Dave, it's probably not the same '58 since this one has a straight six and a powerglide!

    21tat we're in Vegas for Viva Las Vegas April 6 - 9. See you there!

    And finally Jen Baby ... See you very soooooon in Austin!!!
  15. LoungeLife
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 619

    from Tulsa

    Give me a call when you roll thru Tulsa, OK 918-527-3708
  16. Spike!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2001
    Posts: 2,733


    Hey Klaus- Scott says the '58 can't make it and I should take your place... No? Damn I'm jealous...

    See ya soon,

  17. Magnus
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 904

    from Sweden

    Well, as I'm a part of this adventure I'll promise to keep y'all posted. Even bougth me a flat-top computer as Klaus says (LOL) to do the internet thingies on. Guess it end's up in Cindy's capable hands... I'm a gooddamn mechanic and I have hard times with this new stuff... Spike, there's always room in the car. Fatty, looking forward to meet you. And Hot Rod Scott says the Bel Air is a breeze to drive. And finally, the trip will be a blast with the best people in the world, Cindy and Klaus.
  18. Spike ... you are welcome to come with! We could ALWAYS use the best damn photographer we know on our trip of a lifetime!

    Magnus is just a little bias ... he likes us! LOL We are really excited about this trip! It's gonna be a B L A S T!

    Updates when we're on the road ...

    Kuztom Klaus
  19. Drop me a PM if you want a get-together in Chicago (Hala Kahiki tiki bar maybe?). Otherwise I will see you in Austin at the Round Up, first round of Glogg is on me! :D
  20. lexistars
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
    Posts: 254

    from Fontana

    We will be out in VLV also ..and we are in southern california! So Maybe we will see ya Around!
  21. synthsis
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 1,899


    Hey, that car look familiar, almost looks like the one Scotty was pimpin around in for a while ;)

    See you in Vegas Klaus.
  22. Wild Turkey
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 902

    Wild Turkey

    How're you getting from Amarillo to Austin? (Hint: there ain't no shortcut!)
  23. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,547


    Hi Klaus & Cindy. Have a big time on your trip and keep us updated with the photos. Ride safe, Larry
  24. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,406

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    Give us a ring when you get to Albuquerque....
  25. SeeDanDelivery
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 27

    from Boston

    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I will be cruisin' the Mother Road in April too. My dad and his twin brother are driving the RV pulling a trailer with their bikes. I am flying out to meet them in OK City, then we are driving to CA.

    Last March my dad got real sick with heart trouble. He wound up in the cardiac ICU for 2 months and almost died twice. In the middle of all this he said that he always wanted to take a tour of Route 66. I promised him that when he got out we would do it.

    When they got him stable they gave him 6 months to live and put him on the list for a heart transplant. We celebrated his 63rd birthday the next day. Then just 3 days after he got on the list, they found a donor. The next day they put it in, that was May 16 last year. Two weeks later he was home at my sister's house. It's been nearly a year and he has had no rejection or any other major issues. He is the luckiest person I know.

    Our trip together will be about 10 days, April 14th to the 23rd. I will fly out to OKC Friday the 13th, and we will go to the NSRA SW Nats there on Saturday morning. Then we are off to Cali, ending up at Pomona on Sunday the 22nd.

    Unfortunately my dad has not got his 55 2dr post ready to make the trip. He stripped it down to repaint it in the late 80's and it sat that way until a few months ago. It is mostly in finished primer now and should be painted this summer. I hope I never get so unmotivated that it takes such an event to get me off my ass!

    If anyone can suggest things that we should not miss along the way, we sure would appreciate the input. Our schedule is flexible, since we are bringing the hotel room with us. Maybe we can meet up with fellow HAMBers out roaming around!

    Take care,
  26. mikaelmtb
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 351

    from Denmark

    I need to go that route one day also!!! I envy you just a little bit!!!! ;)

    See you in Vegas!!!!

  27. Synthsis ... I guess you were being funny ... it IS the car that Hot Rod Scott has been driving for months now! He went up and bought it for Magnus and has been getting her ready for this road trip!

    Wild Turkey ... we're painfully aware that there are no shortcuts down to Austin! We'll probably shoot down from Oklahoma City ... that's highway all the way. The other option is to shoot down from Shamrock which isn't easy and there are smaller roads ... but we'll see!

    Flat Top Ernie ... we're gonna meet up with a friend from MySpace in ALB at some cool diner or lounge or something. PM us your digits and we'll give you a shout when we're in ALB!

    Mike ... PM your digits ... we'd love to hit the tiki bar with you! We might be staying outside the city (between Joliet and Chicago) but considering we're tiki freaks, we'd love to meet there. Maybe give us an address to the tiki bar so we know where it is! Ha ha!
  28. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,535


    Kuztomklaus, it sounds like you all are going to have a blast.

    My pal and fellow Rattler Lars (flatred53) and his wife Karin will be flying from Sweden to Phoenix to hitch a ride with the Rattler's caravan of kooky heaps headed for VLV. I belive that Lars and Magnus know each other, so I reckon we'll all meet each other at VLV at some point.

    Also, I see that you all will be passing through Arizona. If you end up in the Phoenix area, give me a hollar, I'll guide you throgh the Phoenix hot rod scene and we'll see what trouble we can cause. I'll PM you with my phone number.

    Later, Mike
  29. Magnus
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 904

    from Sweden

    Hey, C&K, I'm packing my bags now, how about you guys? We need to get some Gentleman Jack's as we land, top priority!! And there will be some gloggs
  30. Not packing yet ... we're gathering. Just about to drive into HBG to buy money (that sounds strange!!). Think Cindy will pack while I'm slaving at work on Monday! It's hard to decide what to take with ... it's snowing in Philly right now! I guess we have to pack for winter into summer!

    See ya'll very soon


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