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Event Coverage The XO/PP Virginia HAMB Special Is Ready for Bonneville!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TomT, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. We have been having help finding accomodatuons, distances, logistics, etc - Pete, one of the crew who is coming out next week, is at home and helping with these things sitting at his computer at home. There's only so much you can do on a phone and reception has been good, but we have hit some *black holes".

    Bottom line is, we are getting all kinds of help from many different sources, including the help, cudos, and words of wisdom from all of you. We thank you and we are truly humbled by it all ....
     
  2. If you guys hit a snag and need some help, let me know and I’ll do what I can from home base!
     
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  3. Thanks Brett --the XO/PP express is just hitting I80 as I type this having taken an unpaved road to get here - man we're tuff guys and just plain hard core! Lol!

    We will stop for the night on the west side of Laramie, Wyoming. Should get there in 3 hours or so ....
     
  4. Daddy_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    North to I80, smart. Keep on Truckin'!! ;)
     
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  5. krusty40
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    When you get to the Echo I80/I84 split as you come downhill from Wyoming, consider going N on 84, up to Rt 89 shy of Roy and Ogden, and take 89 down to 15South . Take the exit to I 215 which will take you down the east side of the airport and right to I 80.

    I.ve driven this way to B'ville and further many times in everything from a 1/2 ton Pickup with a 56 Chevy on a tow bar to a 80,000# NASCAR hauler. It's a bit longer mileage-wise and only slightly longer time-wise, and avoids what can sometimes be an eventful downhill slalom from Park City to SLC. Avoids cross-SLC traffic, too, and is much easier on your brakes.

    This will be my first miss since 2008 with the Hot Rod Hoodlums #1429 D/GRMR . I hope and expect you guys to do well. Have fun!

    vic
     
  6. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    from Missouri

    I thought that down hill into SLC was one of the fun parts of the trip. :)
     
  7. MP&C
    Joined: Jan 11, 2008
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    Give 'em hell guys!
     
  8. Thank you, Krusty40 - got that dialed into my trip now. Appreciate the tip!
     
  9. Lol, yeah near Lanexa... In my dreams lol... You recognize this pic don't you? Lol 0807180913.jpg 0807180912a.jpg
     
  10. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Hey you guys are giving Ricky and Lucy a run for the money with that Trailer...that's a long sucker...

    Safe cruisin...;)

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  11. Save travels and have fun on the Salt! Wish I could have made it...
     
  12. Uneventful night (a good thing other than a leaky cooler inside the truck) and on the road at 6:15. Pretty cool in Laramie this morning - got the heat going!

    Here's some pics from yesterday ...
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    A beautiful day so far to roll into Bonneville ....
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  13. old flopper
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    OH Yeah ...... near Anderson corner ... Right?.... Well maybe a LITTLE farther west. ;)

    You guys up early today.... next stop Bonneville. GOOD LUCK!
     
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  15. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    from Nebraska

    If you end up coming back through Omaha, and need anything, please let me know!
     
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  16. GMC BUBBA
    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
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    Great thread , enjoying the ride !!
    Looks like the current record is 131.57 mph.....is that correct ?????
     
  17. We are in Rock Springs WY and 100 miles from the Utah border .... we are getting there!
     
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  18. RichFox
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    Correct. Set in '02. GMC as I remember.
     
  19. Spied you on the I-80 traffic cam heading into the Green River Tunnel at 10:30!! Stay safe guys!!!!
     
  20. Three of us are coming nearby on Monday after Speed Weeks, stopping by the American Museum of Speed in Lincoln on the return trip to Virginia. We hear great things about the Speedway Bill collection.
     
  21. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    from Nebraska

    You won't be let down. It is an amazing collection! Plan at least 2-3 hours to tour the museum.
     
  22. We are in Utah! Woooo hooooo!
     
  23. Daddy_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    You'll be on the salt before you know it!!!! Thanks for the updates, Keep on Truckin'!!!!
     
  24. 80 miles away ....

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  25. old flopper
    Joined: Apr 23, 2013
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    Your so close now I can even smell the salt :D
     
  26. The VA HAMB Special has landed!

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  27. ARIVED, XO/PP 640 HAS LANDED
     
  28. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Will that be Salt with your Fries...:D
     
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