Goodguys Des Moines to Goodguys Columbus

After the Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, I left Illinois and headed northwest towards Des Moines, Iowa.The Goodguys 31st Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals was happening the next weekend and I was scheduled to be on the autocross mic. I had never been to their Des Moines show.I’d heard it’s their biggest and best show of the … More Goodguys Des Moines to Goodguys Columbus

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

SEMA and the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

I’m getting ready to drive out to SEMA in Las Vegas, NV.I’ll be driving up over the highest point in the Interstate Highway system – Eisenhower Pass – 11,158 feet above sea level – in my 66 year old car. It’s also 28 degrees and snowing outside.The snow, rain and sleet didn’t let up until … More SEMA and the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

Big Bend National Park, Prada Marfa and Del Mar

Monday morning after the Goodguys Lone Star Shootout at the Texas Motor Speedway I hit the road headed to the Goodguys Duel in Del Mar show in Southern California.From No Limit, Texas I meandered through Breckenridge and onto Albany where I found this old Magnolia gas station.Then, right around the corner I came across this … More Big Bend National Park, Prada Marfa and Del Mar

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

C-10 Nationals to the Goodguys Great Salt Shootout

The C-10 Nationals were history. My next gig was the Goodguys “Great Salt Shootout” in Salt Lake City, Utah. As I left the hotel it was pouring down rain. Wonderful…Instead of making a bee-line for SLC, I decided to take in some sights.My first stop was in Abilene.At the Royal Inn.Then on to Merkel.And the … More C-10 Nationals to the Goodguys Great Salt Shootout