Death Valley, Pacific Coast Highway and San Francisco

After SEMA and the Optima Ultimate Streetcar Invitational I needed to make my way up to San Francisco / Pleasanton for the Goodguys Autumn Get-Together.It was the next-to-the-last show of the season.Instead of driving straight up to San Francisco I wanted to see some sights along the way.From Las Vegas, I drove north-east to Pahrump, … More Death Valley, Pacific Coast Highway and San Francisco

The Scenic Trail of Legends to the Goodguys Lone Star Shootout

The 55 and I were headed south on I-25 towards Walsenburg, Colorado.We were on our way to the Goodguys Lonestar Shootout at the Texas Motor SpeedwayBut first I wanted to check out Colorado’s Scenic Byway of Legends.It’s one of Colorado’s newest nationally designated Scenic Byways.Starting in Walsenburg and ending 80 miles later in Trinidad.Get off … More The Scenic Trail of Legends to the Goodguys Lone Star Shootout

The Woodward Dream Cruise & the Hot Rod Power Tour

With a new Quick Performance 9-inch I left Colorado and headed towards Detroit for the Woodward Dream Cruise.The new 9-inch was humming along fine, but The 55 was running rough. Not only was it running rough – it was getting horrible milage.Every so often it would “pop” like it wasn’t firing on all eight cylinders.My … More The Woodward Dream Cruise & the Hot Rod Power Tour

The 55 2.0 …or is it the 6.0? SEMA, Pleasanton and the Duel in the Desert.

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.

The LQ4 / The 55 2.0

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

Albuquerque, Petrified Forest National Park and Some Snow

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