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Bill Howell
03-29-2010, 11:09 AM
OK, so this trip isn't as exciting as the last road trip, just me and Mark, truck, trailer and two cars wanting to streach their legs. Not enough people that could come along to have enough drivers so we are hauling them to Phoenix. There we will be joined by Brian, Jimi Day and the crew at Baer brakes and hit the road, this time in the cars to LA. But for now, we are almost to Oklahoma City, burning fuel and enjoying the trip. Here is a shot at the last stop, which is a regular deal. 7.5mpg is getting in my wallet..haha

See everyone in LA Friday or Saturday.

chevyhector
03-29-2010, 11:11 AM
Very cool, I wanna do a road trip with my son like this some day.

Finch
03-29-2010, 11:18 AM
I guess my car did not hurt the mileage too bad.

Bill Howell
03-29-2010, 11:22 AM
No difference at all Brian. Rough ass roads though, had to retighten the straps earlier. Got the new tag too so we are legal again..haha

406 Q-ship
03-29-2010, 11:25 AM
Is there a boat in that trailer? :enguard:

Bill Howell
03-29-2010, 11:28 AM
LOL that is why I put the charger on the truck, I knew someone would say that. Yes, Brian's yellow camaro(boat) is in there. However, it has enough heritage traveling across country in November that I think it will be ok this trip. Sad to look at them all chained down though.....

vintageracer
03-29-2010, 12:32 PM
Rough ass roads, had to retighten the straps earlier. Got the new tag too so we are legal again..haha


Makes you long for your redneck home in "Rocky Top" don't it?

monza
03-29-2010, 12:58 PM
Sweet flat deck!!! Have a good trip.

Nessumsar
03-29-2010, 01:05 PM
Have a safe trip! We'll see you Friday night!

rrunner68
03-29-2010, 01:20 PM
I'm at Hotchkis HQ right now picking up some goodies, have a safe drive. Hope your arms don't get too worn out from all the punch buggy.

tazzz25906112
03-29-2010, 06:25 PM
Dam the Rodney on the side looks good Bill.... Safe drive and I'll touch base with you on Thursday to see if we can hook up somewhere along the way if the TA is all setup....

I should be in Oxinard on Wed evening very late....

Mr.VENGEANCE
03-29-2010, 06:52 PM
damn where can i buy a truck like that!?

406 Q-ship
03-30-2010, 08:15 AM
I am betting you have made it to AZ by now?

Larry Callahan
03-30-2010, 08:29 AM
Dam the Rodney on the side looks good Bill.... Safe drive and I'll touch base with you on Thursday to see if we can hook up somewhere along the way if the TA is all setup....

I should be in Oxinard on Wed evening very late....

Are you stopping in Oxnard or just passing through? I'm like 10 minutes from there.

parsonsj
03-30-2010, 09:11 AM
Good luck guys! Those long road trips are fun and not fun all at the same time.

jp

formula
03-30-2010, 09:56 AM
I don't know about you guys, but I, for one, am very jealous....cause I can't wait to get on the road again!

http://www.phantomstallion.com/images/willie_nelson.jpg

tazzz25906112
03-30-2010, 01:34 PM
Are you stopping in Oxnard or just passing through? I'm like 10 minutes from there.


Larry if my flights are on time, I'm getting in to LAX 9:30 Thursday night and I'll rent a car and drive up to Oxnard and grab a hotel.... Chris has my white 73 TA (with a couple of little improvements) all set for me to hook up with him Thursday Morning...

If you"re up for it, drop me a pm on my Crackberry at amelchior@coram.com with your cell number and I call you when I get into town for a couple of cold ones Larry...

Bow Tie 67
03-30-2010, 04:36 PM
Bill nice rollback, have a great weekend. " Cheers "

JEFFTATE
03-30-2010, 05:13 PM
I wish I was there ..

Maybe next year , when I get some bills payed off and money ahead , I'll do some more road trips.

The MuscleRides logo looks great , Bill .
When are you changing the headlights ???

dropit69
03-30-2010, 05:15 PM
sweet setup Bill...i wanna grow up to be like you someday..lol.have fun..!!!

YancyJohns
03-30-2010, 05:30 PM
damn where can i buy a truck like that!?
It can probably be yours after the trip....gulp..gulp..gulp...lol

Bill Howell
03-30-2010, 08:58 PM
We made it to Phoenix about 5pm local time today. Had a conversation with an officer at the New Mexico weight scale last night. He couldn't believe that someone (me) would be hauling my car across country just to race it, no sponsorship, no business paying the bills, etc. I told him I was sorry I did not take up golf as a hobby, but yes, I do travel long distances on my dime to play. He was just doing his job, no issues there, but it did get me to thinking, I must be crazy..haha

Some know I bought the Charger from a guy here in Phoenix, so I just could not resist driving it over to his house tonight and show him the finished product. He was very happy with the way it turned out, even though he is more of an original type guy. He had a big grin on his face when I took him for a ride on the 101 and made some hard turns for him. Fun car to drive indeed, I wish we could have driven out all the way. Looking forward to driving it to LA Thursday.