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Projects Vancouver Island to California

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by marcshall, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. marcshall
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 24


    next Tuesday the 18th we will be heading south leaving Vancouver Island to Port Angeles, WA. to Tacoma then Interstate 5 to Mount Shasta then Hwy 89 all the way to Truckee to interstate 80 then west to auburn then east to Foresthill California about a 1000 miles in my 29 ford it should be an experience .give me 2 honks if you see us

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  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

  3. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,472

    from washington

    You should be OK , I don't think they're checking for immigrants coming from Canada to California. :D
  4. Got a top? Gonna be a hot one,and good safe trip.
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  5. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,155


    Watch for deer on Hwy 89.
  6. That should make for an epic trip. Do you plan on making a loop out of it and driving your Model A back to Vancouver Island?
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  7. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 974


    Stay safe John.
  8. miker98038
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 401


    I’ve driven 89 from I5 to 44 going to Susansville (then to Reno for the air races) many time. Even given you’re from V Island, you'll see some of the most beautiful and different county you could hope for. The comment about the deer is serious. I saw so many dead in the mornings I never drove it at night. There’s several lookout and view points that are worth the stop. Safe travel.
  9. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,327

    Bandit Billy

    If you are cruising through Portland Wednesday evening, our weekly cruise in at Portland international raceway starts around 4:00. Right off I-5. 1000 cars easy.
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  10. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,155


    In the early '70's I was stationed just south of Susanville and my deer experience was on 395 going back to post at night. My '63 carryall didn't have a scratch but I can't say as much for the deer.
  11. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,363


    Sounds like an interesting trip. The down I 5 to 89 and across to Reno used to be the climb in the car and go to beat hell for some of my friends who went down to gamble and party back about 40 years ago.
  12. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,027


    Have fun. Very cool hot rod!
  13. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,716

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Sounds like a fun trip. Post your adventures if you can.
  14. JulianRTW
    Joined: Jun 12, 2019
    Posts: 3


    I got your point and understand why you don't like parties, but what so bad about gambling? You know what they say, we all are players in this life, and we all do bet on some things, every single day. When I need to get rid of stress, I usually spend some time playing online slots that are very similar to real las vegas slots. And yep, of course you can lose some money, but also you can win. That's all depends on your personal feelings and mental state.
  15. JulianRTW
    Joined: Jun 12, 2019
    Posts: 3


    Have a nice trip!
  16. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,498

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    An adventure sure to never forget..good luck, enjoy.
  17. Don't forget the pictures. Have a great trip.
  18. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,294


    Be careful where you park it. I want to see yours ride at Deuce Days...
  19. marcshall
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 24


    thanks guys ya no top and it will get hot. and yes it is a round trip ,Portland wow that would be great I don't know thou, but maybe, I know there's a best western just across I-5 a thousand cars yeh. this will be a trip
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  20. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,542


    Hey M,
    Since you live on/near coastal waters, you might as well see the best forests and road trips in Northern California. That area near Auburn/Foresthill is a nice area. We had several photo shoots in nearby Grass Valley and another at Placerville. Those were two nice road trips for us, going up and down the whole western states over the years.

    The most recent trip in 2013 was down from Vancouver to Portland to Bend, Oregon and (97/31) on Highway 395 down to Lake Tahoe. It is one of the nicest big lakes in the western states. We had been there in the early 60s, 70s and in 2013. Things have changed, but have remained the same aura of South Lake Tahoe.

    If you decide to take this trip through South Lake Tahoe up 395,etc. going North, it will probably add in another 600+ miles. But, it is a nice and different 600 miles.


    So, on your way back to Vancouver, this route might give you a different perspective of California. As nice a coastal drive along the water’s edge back through California, Oregon, and Washington was/is, the inland forested areas give a look to add to the California mystique. We have done the coastal trip up to Vancouver and also on another road trip, back down the coastal areas from Seattle. Those trips never get old. Have fun on your trip.

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
  21. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 601


    a man after my own heart. Hot rods were made to be driven be safe and enjoy the journey, you will love your car even more after the trip. HAVE FUN Tom
  22. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 974


    They should, we’re “Bad Hombre’s”

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  23. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,832

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Did you make the LAR show on Fathers Day???----We registered about 400 open cars, some from B.C.
  24. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 575


    Hope to see some progress reports.

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