After this weeks frantic preparations, all five cars showed up at the departure point, loaded for bear. And we had a cheering section to see us off. Thanks, guys, that made us all feel really good. Look in the background there, and you can see Bill Lancaster’s long distance touring blue coupe, now isn’t that a fitting send off? Click on any picture to see a larger version.
Down the road a bit, we even got a little escort from the Wildmans, who came zipping up behind us and passed us. I didn’t know that pickup would go that fast. Also, did you know that Kelly Bybee can drive with one hand and shoot (a video) with the other on the freeway? He is one talented man.
Was the day uneventful, were we driving Model A’s? One minor little glitch when Rich pulled a vacuum on his gas tank and had to loosen the cap. And a little larger glitch struck Meneelys when the dratted alternator bracket broke. But, dug into the tool pouch and found the baling wire. Looks like it will work just fine, it only has to last another 5800 miles. New engine running really nice, have been slowly increasing the cruising speed.
Three cars are in Bakersfield tonight, Meneelys, Kafers and Langes, and it was a little warm here, 95 degrees. Two cars are in Santa Monica, Eldertons and Nicholsons, only 75 degrees. We will merge together tomorrow in Barstow. Stay tuned.