I left Colorado and headed west to the Goodguys Pacific Coast Autocross Shootout in Del Mar, CA.Instead of driving Interstate 70 again, I decided to take another route.From Denver I took 285 west towards Buena Vista.I’m gonna drive up and over Cottonwood Pass – now the highest paved crossing of the Continental Divide in North … More Utah Scenic Byway 12, Goodguys Del Mar, Madonna’s of the Trail and a Broken Valve Spring.
After a week of auto-crossing I decided to sleep in a little.I stayed in DuBois, Pennsylvania and wouldn’t you know it I found some gold there. It started its life as either a Hi-Way Oil or Amoco station. I love the hi-pitched roofs!!It kind of reminds me of Mary’s Cafe in Flagstaff from “Two-Lane Blacktop.”I … More Yenko Chevrolet and Madonna’s of the Trail
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
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 Goodguys Summit Nationals was over. I left Columbus Monday morning and headed to Indianapolis to meet a friend for lunch. Larry asked me if I had ever been to the Mug ‘n Bun. I hadn’t. The Mug ‘n Bun is a super-cool old-school drive-in that’s been there for almost 50 years. It’s even got … More GG Columbus, Route 66 in Chicago back to CO
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.
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!!
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.
I saw on Instagram that Prestone was looking for 90 cars to help ‘em celebrate their 90th anniversary. They wanted to do a rally from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA. I’m in! If you read my previous installment: “The 55’s Daily Carry” you’ll remember The 55 is pretty well prepared for life out on … More Prestone Rally
I think the 2017 Hot Rod Power Tour was the best one yet. For me it was a combination of catching up with old friends and making new ones. This year CB & I flew in a day early. My buddy Rio took time out of his busy schedule as the Commander of the 303rd … More Hot Rod Power Tour 2017