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.
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
Car show season is back. And I couldn’t be happier. My first show of the year is the Goodguys Rod & Custom 9th Spring Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway in No Limit, Texas – Dallas / Ft. Worth. It’s a super cool venue – the infield of a full-on race track – both NASCAR and … More On The Road Again in The 55
I got back from Northern California late on Monday.Rested on Tuesday.Washed and refueled The 55 on Wednesday.And left for Scottsdale, AZ early Thursday morning.My plan was to hit Joshua Tree National Park on my way out to the Goodguys season finale in Scottsdale, AZ.I took The 10 out of Los Angeles and onto Highway 62 … More Joshua Tree National Park, Goodguys & CSX3170
With fresh new oil we hit the road. We were on our way to the Goodguys Autumn Get Together in Pleasanton, CA. My plan is to take The Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles up to Monterey, then I’ll cut over to the 101 and head up to Pleasanton for the show. We left LA early … More PCH, The Goodguys & Pinnacles National Park
You know I like to drive. And I like to see America. Lately I’ve been doing a bit of both. On my way out to SEMA in Las Vegas I took a little detour. I had never been to Roy’s Motel in Amboy, CA on Old Route 66. So instead of taking the 15 straight … More Roy’s, SEMA, the Hoover Dam & a Flashlight
It’s 6:30am and the 405 is a parking lot. I shoulda left earlier… But now I get to spend more time in The 55. I’ve gotta gig at the Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals up in Pleasanton about 350 miles north of LA and about an hour east of San Francisco. Instead of flying I … More Goodguys, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks.
Check out my latest road trip in The 55 – Salt, Family & Hot August Nights … More Salt, Family & Hot August Nights in The 55
If you’ve read Part 1 you know I made it to Colorado. If you haven’t – click the link and get up to speed. And I got to see Avery compete in her Jiu-Jitsu competition. It was a special time bonding with my niece. There’s also something special about driving an old car and bonding … More Road Tripping in The 55 – Part 2