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Event Coverage TUMBLE TO TEXAS - ACME SPEED SHOP -road trip to the Round Up

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Acme Speed Shop, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
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    flathead okie
    Member

    Thanks for your posts. Great pics.
     
  2. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    290 west. Beautiful.

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  3. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    One of the few pretty parts of I-10

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  4. gregaustex
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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    gregaustex
    Member
    from Austin

    Just curious how fast you are able to drive on that stretch of I-10? I know traffic moves at 80-85 mph out there. Be safe.

    Greg
     
  5. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    80mph is posted speed. We are holding about 70 with a strong head wind / cross wind and everyone is still flying by us.

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  6. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

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  7. 34fordchop
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    34fordchop
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    from California

    Thanks for sharing & have a safe trip home.
     
  8. lomonte
    Joined: Oct 7, 2011
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    lomonte
    Member
    from Indep., MO

    Thanks for the trip, have a safe ride home!
     
  9. Thank you for sharing........hope you guys have safe travels back.
     
  10. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

  11. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
    MODERATOR
    from so cal

    We made it to Las Cruces New Mexico tonight. 630 miles from Austin. Even with a full day of driving we managed to "find" some new old places. Here are some random photos of said places.


    Passenger.


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    Road side stop to stretch and check fluids.
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    Old abandoned buildings.
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  12. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Early to rise
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  13. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    good seeing you again,
    have a safe trip home.
     
  14. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Hey Ryno, thanks for the shirt.


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  15. cool37
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    cool37
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    from SoCal

    I love this stuff!
     
  16. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Made it thru New Mexico and into Arizona about an hour ago. There are very strong cross winds which make staying in the lane difficult. In spite of the wind we are making good time.

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  17. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Even this billboard can't believe how windy it is

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  18. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    This is a really beautiful rest area that we normally stop at for photos but not today.

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  19. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Just crossed the. Colorado river and were back in California. One last push to get home.

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  20. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Thanks, again, for everything, John! As always, it was great to see you and Cynthia, and meet Bruce.


    Malcolm
     
  21. Voodoowagon
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    Voodoowagon
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    from Fort worth

    Thank you for being so welcoming when my wife and I came into your booth, loved talking with you about how amazing Owens Salvage is.
     
  22. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Well,
    I made it home. Another year of thinking about the trip to the Round up and before I know it I'll be back on the road again.

    This year was a whirlwind of driving, exploring new places and discovering hidden treasures. I really wish I could just set out with no restrictions of time and get lost in America. There is so much to our country that I want to see and experience. But, like so many of us there is a mortgage to pay and responsibilities to keep up.

    So I try to see as much as possible in the few days I can get out on the road each year. I was fortunate to have some good traveling partners this year. Everyone got along well and we had fun. I'm already thinking about my route for next Road Trip to the Round Up.

    Thanks for traveling with me.
     
  23. otas
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
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    Hey john! Glad you made it home safely. Sounds like you guys had a great trip. Jobs and responsibilities just keep getting in the way doesn't it:) see ya next year.
     
  24. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    TexasSpeed
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    Great to hear you made it home safely. It was good seeing you at the show and following you along on this thread. Lots of spots that I need to explore myself. I agree on the getting lost in America part. That would be a dream come true.

    See you next year.
     
  25. cool37
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
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    cool37
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    from SoCal

    Thanks for taking us along John!
     
  26. philly the greek
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    philly the greek
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    from so . cal.

    Glad to see that you had a safe trip back and thanks again for the always entertaining documentry .
     
  27. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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    B.A.KING
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    john not to hijack the thread,but do you have a build up of the metro van,with all the details,rear/ratio, motor,trans and such? trying to find a old bread truck or something to work on. just wondering what you used? thanks
     
  28. jadeidol
    Joined: Jul 21, 2007
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    jadeidol
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    from spokane

    hey john good to see you again
     
  29. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Acme Speed Shop
    MODERATOR
    from so cal

    Pm me or go look on the Acme website. There is a build thread there.


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