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Texas Road Warriors --- Springfield Invasion

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Yes, its not old but the car I planned to bring has the engine out.

 

Dang, no engine! how am I suppose to steal it while you're gone then!?

 

What ya fishin for? Expect to see pics of THAT!

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 Another 450 miles to cooler Pueblo CO.  No problems getting over Raton Pass this year.  It must have been the &*%$# Airtex fuel pump that had an intermittent failure.  Gas mileage is 15-18 mpg (don't ask buick5563  what he gets---  he'll say'that new car smell').  Next stop Dillon Co where the high temp today was 45*.

Willie

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Another 180 miles to Dillon. No power here. Nearly beer time.

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Pete. If you plan ongoing 69/75 through OK, you may want to rethink. Lots of construction and one lane roads. Not to mention all the stop lights..

Anyway we are outside of Branson tonight. Hot and humid is the weather with afternoon showers. We are going trout fishing in the river in the middle of Branson. We are on Table Rock lake but our guide says Bass fishing sucks at the moment. So trout it is. Pictures if we catch anything.

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Looks like the whole world is upside down when you don't drive an old Buick

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Gonna be hard to leave this for steamy Spingfield (or the home turf).

The 55 is going over the mountains like a goat --- a three-legged, asthmatic goat.

Back on the road tomorrow...or the next day...or...

Willie

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Tuesday Am and we are ready to make the long and tiring drive to Springfield it's all of 35 miles from where we spent the weekend. Yesterday morning a front took all the humidity away and it was only in the low 80 si stead of the mid 90 s.

This morning is great too.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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Left Dillon CO yesterday am 32 degrees; Hays KS 95 degrees...not bad if you find a micro brewery with with a nice Oatmeal Stout.  About 400 miles to Springfield where I can really get into trouble :D

Willie

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Love the travel updates along with pics. Keep'em coming. When it comes to enjoying our old cars, no better way than a good old American road trip.

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I thought my internet connection at the fishing lodge was slow. HA. The one at this Holiday Inn is the speed of a 3/4 dead snail.

Anyway. We are in Springfield and cars have started to show up. Met up with Jesse from Michigan who brought his 48 Roadmaster. Also saw a needs to be chomed dual quad air cleaner at one of the vendors. No, I did not ask the price.

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Price?? For the as-is part, the chroming, or both? Just curious.

Any other finds up there?

NTX5467

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Springfield!  We turned a 700 mile direct trip into 2000 miles.  Party time.

Willie

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Happy to report that Ben Bruce made it to Springfield after dealing with a cracked water pump pulley in Arkansas.

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fixed line through text. Pete you may have inadvertantly clicked on the "line through" button (see edit history)

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Love to see some photos of the swap meet as well as the cars attending :)

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Spent some time today at the Springfield Brewing Company where I had the sampler and tasted six different beers. Very nice.

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I was supposed to show up tomorrow, but Woody said "keep driving Poohbutt!!!"

We got here after 11 hours of driving approximately 700 miles.

Just got back from having drinks with Brian D., Smartin and his lovely bride to be, and the Pats who I will be assisting on the Great Race.

I feel so happy right now.

Kinda sweaty too.....

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More importantly. Here is a picture of an 11 year old kick butt navigator "next-gen TRW"

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Party's over, time to hit the road.   We have Dallas, TX in our way today :(

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450 miles to Waxahatchie TX.   Dallas was as bad as expected with heavy rain in the middle of the mess.  250 miles to go...Bill reports construction for 100 miles of I-35...Joy.

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"We got here after 11 hours of driving approximately 700 miles"

 

LEADFOOT! That's pretty good time in a '55!.
 

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Woody and I are heading north today to St. Louis. Hopefully the rain will stay away so we can catch a game tonight at Busch Stadium. We will head to Chicago after that (Wrigley Field) and then return to Kirkwood, Mo. on Thursday to prepare for the Great Race.

I will start a new thread at some point so I don't completely hijack this one.

A quick summary is we go down the length of Route 66 and end at the Santa Monica pier. Hit Universal Studios for a couple of days (and a baseball game - to continue the theme) and then make it home by July 4th.

Drive friendly..... The Texas way!

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