R W Burgess

2016 AACA Sentimental Tour-Salisbury, NC

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Annie,

 

Why not drive over, visit, and maybe catch a ride?

 

You two are always welcome in our backseat!

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I'd love to, but all of my vacation days are accounted for :( Thanks so much for the offer - I might take you up on it again in the future :)

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What are the day time temperatures like in this area in June. I have had my windshield riser rebuilt but never installed it yet. So would this be a good reason to get it done before I go?

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Average June high temperature for that area is 86 degrees.

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3 hours ago, MCHinson said:

Average June high temperature for that area is 86 degrees.

Let's see if my old '39 Buick and our old bodies can handle 86 degrees.  Thank God for the backup electric fuel pump, fuel line insulation and all that.  It's there to combat Ethanol.  I never ever had a vapor lock in that car since I bought it in 1963 until Ethanol came along.  Yuck Ethanol.

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Well, the good news is Jerry's Shell about 2 miles from the host hotel has "100 % gasoline", which is what they call non ethanol  nowadays.

But the bad news is the long range forecast  has highs in the low 90s, 4 degrees above the average.

My disclaimer is that I originally suggested May or September dates... ?

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The weather forecast is looking interesting. It looks like it will be even hotter than the earlier forecast called for but the humidity looks like it will be lower than expected. 

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Hope you all have a fun time!  Be safe too - drinks LOTS of water :)

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We drove 232 miles today, which included about 4 hours in 90+ degree weather. Most of it was at highway speeds with only a stop for fuel. The 1937 Century ran well but it has been a long time since I spent that long in a car without air conditioning in that type of heat. Here are a few photos of some of the cars in the parking lot this evening.

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Looks like everyone is having a great time. We are definitely eating good! The train, North Carolina, went by while we were eating at the historic Salisbury Depot yesterday. Got to see production lines at Dennis Carpenter's today.

All the shade tree mechanics are working in the parking lot this afternoon. ?

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This morning we toured the Dennis Carpenter Museum and Production Facility. After Lunch we toured AutoBarn Classic Cars. I skipped the Gibson Mill Antiques Mall. Here are some photos from today. I saw Phillip's post while I was uploading these photos. I guess I need to head out to the parking lot and see what is happening. The parking lot mechanic work is usually lots of fun.  

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We had a nice lunch cruise on Lake Norman today. On the way back, many of use stopped at a nice ice cream shop.

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Dennis Carpenter even dropped buy to welcome us. That Triumph Bonneville still in the crate caught my attention. 

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Here are my photos from the NC Transportation Museum visit.

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Today we toured Historic Gold Hill NC. After Gold Hill, we went to the Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse where we had another great Buffet lunch. I was able to enjoy lunch and a nice conversation with Forum Member 'Joe in Canada'. I have a couple of photos of his beautiful Red and Silver 1930 Cadillac in the Morgan Ridge parking lot. 

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Just to give you an example of how touring folks treat each other, the trouble truck brought this car in today. Luckily the trouble truck dropped it in the shade just outside the hotel lobby. Scott Deno, who is not the owner of this car, as well as a few others went to work. The points and condenser got changed. After a while it was determined that the new coil that was first tried was actually defective. Scott changed back to the old coil and with a good coil and the new points and condenser, the car now runs perfectly.   

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We took a Trolley Tour of Historic Downtown Sailsbury this morning. From the air conditioned trolley we got a nice educational narrated tour but it was a bit difficult to get good photos. Here are the few photos that I did take. There is an optional afternoon tour to Mocksville but my wife is not feeling well today so we are going to skip that. Hopefully someone else will post some photos of that later. 

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We drove back over to the NC Transportation Museum for our closing banquet. Then we rode the Trolley from the main parking lot back to the Roundhouse for the banquet. When we first arrived they were running Steam Engine J611 up towards the parking lot and then back near the roundhouse. Since I know of several AACA members who are very interested in that particular train, I took a bunch of photos. Here are those photos as well as a few others from the banquet. It was a fun tour, despite some unexpected warm weather. Tomorrow I will finish the week with a 4 hour drive back home in my 1937 Buick Century.

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