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Ramblings

Date: 4/15/2018 1:38 PM PDT

Some of the most fun I have ever had in a hot rod is on road trips. I have traveled all over the country in hot rods on road trips, mainly to rod events. I have traveled in groups and by my self. For me, it doesn't really matter whether I am alone, have a passenger or in a group, road trips are a kick. For those of you that are members of the HA.M.B., there are threads that describe road trips by members that allow all of us to follow along, such as the one by ACME Speed Shop every year to the Lone Star Round Up.

In years past, I traveled in a group to several of the Rod and Custom Americruises. One year, we had the Two Lane Tour where we traveled on two lane highways as much as possible, and in the process, visited places like The Sprint Car Museum at Knoxville, Ia and the Tex Smith Publishing world headquarters in Driggs, Id. Another year, we played golf at various venues across the county, as well as driving golf balls off a cliff in Colorado waiting in line for a road construction to let us through. Travelling in groups makes for lots of fun when someone needs roadside assistance as there are always lots of helpers, and hopefully at least one cameraman to record these events. One of the best of these happened in Driggs when my buddy Mike locked himself out of his coupe. With both doors locked from the inside (with original Ford latches) and no way to unlock it from the outside, he was able to open the trunk and work his way to the door handle inside. When Bob came out of his motel room, all he could see was two feet sticking out of the trunk. Of course, he forgot to take the pic so we have no permanent record of it.

Road trips in a hot rod also let you meet lots of friendly people along the way because everyone want to talk to you about your car. Every gas stop and food break becomes an opportunity to show off our cars and handy work and to become ambassadors for the hobby.

So, in summary, road trips are fun and I would suggest joining one or planning one this year to one of the many events around the country. Have Fun!!!

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