I’ve been in Colorado for a few weeks but I hadn’t been down to “The Springs” yet. So Pop and I decided to head down to Colorado Springs and see some of the sights. Colorado Springs is where I grew up – from the 2nd grade all the way until I moved to LA on … More Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs
I’ve been putting some good miles on The 55, seeing some cool sights along the way and spending some quality time with my family – Pop, Scott, Val, Alex, Avery and Andrew.I grew up in Colorado but in all my years here I’ve never driven all the way down Colfax Avenue. In my previous post … More Colfax Avenue and Some of the Worst Motels in Denver.
I left Victor, Idaho, went up and over the Teton Pass and into Wyoming. A friend of mine from the auto show circuit saw I was in the area and told me to stop by the Snake River Lodge & Spa on my way out. When I showed up she had me park in a special lot.Ferrari, … More Back home in Colorful Colorado
I left California and headed up to Salt Lake City. It was hot. As I drove thru Baker, CA – home of the world’s tallest thermometer – it read 111 degrees. About 10 miles outside of Baker, I heard a thwap, thwap, thwap, thwap. Oh geeze. When I popped the hood it looked like the … More Road Trip! CA to NV, AZ, UT, ID, WY, MT
I had been planning to leave for weeks now. I had the route all set. All the stops were planned out. I was gonna start at the Santa Monica Pier – the “end” of Route 66 – and take it all the way to Flagstaff, AZ hitting all the important Route 66 stops along the … More Update on The 55
December of last year, just before I left for Colorado, The 55 died on me. It all started with the Torque Converter Clutch not engaging in the transmission. And not only was it not engaging, but it was downshifting the transmission into 3rd gear. Jimmy the transmission-guy & Holley figured it out and now they’ve … More Old Car Frustrations
The new engine is in and it is a running and driving machine. Well, it is running… And it does drive. But the damn thing wouldn’t let the torque converter lock up on the freeway. At 60 mph the tach reads 3100 rpm. Not good. Over the years I’ve become friends with some of the … More The 55 2.0 …or is it the 6.0? SEMA, Pleasanton and the Duel in the Desert.
Here’s the latest on the new engine. The brake lines are in. And so is a line-lock set-up that had been sitting around on the “around-to-it” list for years. I’ve noticed that I’ll gather up things that I want/need for the car and then never get around to installing them. One project becomes two and … More The LQ4 Part Two – It is alive!!
If you’ve been following along you know I put a lot of miles on The 55. And if you’re keeping track, we’ve been thru 10 states and 17 National Parks since last May. From the top of Pike’s Peak, 14,115 above sea level to the bottom of Badwater -282 below sea level. From the Bonneville Salt … More The LQ4 / The 55 2.0
I got up the next morning and hit I-40 West towards Albuquerque. From I-40 we exited Central Avenue which is the old Route 66. Central Avenue is Route 66 gold if you’re looking for cool stuff like the Tewa Motor Lodge. I also spotted a super cool man hole cover celebrating Albuquerque’s tricentennial anniversary. If … More Albuquerque, Petrified Forest National Park and Some Snow