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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373334
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Sounds like you are clocking the miles up and seeing some interesting sights on the way. Your unexpected travelling companions would help break the boredom.
Jane is obviously better at reading maps than my ex wife, she invariabley read it upside down the tell me to turn at the 3rd street ahead when we should have turned at the 3rd street behind us. Needless to say I never let her read a map after that.
Continue safely.
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6000 feet is like nothing. Once you get over 10,000 feet you will not think your driving the same vehicle, not to mention the power loss.
Sounds like your having the adventure of your life, enjoy every mile of it canada carbana

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Got to the Montbleu this morning. There was a very nice looking Chevy coupe in the show field lot with Ontario plates. Haven't met Bruce yet. It will be a fun week.


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Well, I'm running a day behind on my journal, so I'm going to try and catch up on it all right now. Right up until the point where I met the Junkyard Dog!

Now where were we? Right... Echo Canyon (Echo Canyon, Echo Canyounnn...) Utah!! After such a great meal last night, I slept like a baby. The 3 hour jet lag is starting to catch up with me. It's not such a big difference...just I wake up at 5am instead of 8am. My new neighbours were up as well, so we took some photos and hit the highway. I wonder If I'll see them today?!



I headed off towards Salt Lake City and, after a stop for gas, it was off into the desert. It's a funny feeling when you head into a desert. I always travel with a cell phone, a truck load of tools and supplies so I never worry too much about a breakdown or flat tire,etc. It's when the cell phone service shuts down, and there's nobody around for miles that it really dawns on you how unprepared you're going to be for a problem. The highway is absolutely littered with blown out tires, just to remind you how fast it can all go south! And then you see a sign like this...



Get me out of here!

I head out of the higher desert area, and the highway drops down onto the Bonneville Salt Flats. When they say flat, they mean flat! There was a sign at the beginning of the flats that said "Reno 456 miles" Across the flats at the horizon, you could see where the road went up into the mountains. My first thought was "great...6 miles of flat and then 450 miles of hills" Well, I drove the first 6 miles, then 40 more miles, and I still wasn't at the end of the lake bed!! It was really far away! A lot further than it looked at the start! I stopped at a rest area near the end of the salt lake, and saw Gary & Judy go driving by again! It was the last time I saw them. Safe travels, my friends!



The rest of the day was long, boring, and uneventful. 300 miles to Reno through a desert is not as exciting as it sounds. As I got to Reno I started seeing a lot of street rods and other Non-VCCA cars that were in town for the "Hot August Nights" Car Show. This Rat rod ran by me and gave me the thumbs up...



The last 50 miles to South Lake Tahoe were the hardest. I went up the biggest mountain pass I've ever driven up. I thought my truck was going to give up! It just kept going up, and was really steep! I've decided not to drive the '51 on the tours that go outside the Tahoe area, as it's not good on uphills with the Powerglide rear end in it.

I pulled into Montbleu Resort around 6:00 pm. The lot already had 30 cars in it. I unloaded the trailer, and checked to see if there was a room available for the night. Nope, sold out! After visiting with many friends, and meeting many new folks, I ran into Dave Miner. He had a spare bed where he and Cousin Dale & Janice are staying, and offered to put me up for the night. Sweet! The best sleep I've had all week!

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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373369
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Sunday Morning... 7:00 am start. If you ever want to start a day off with entertainment, get Dave Miner to take you out to breakfast! He also supplied a free driving tour of South Lake Tahoe. We ate at the International House of Pancakes. You would think that with a name like "International House of Pancakes", they would be everywhere... but they're not! Not in Canada, anyway!

After loading up on delicious French Toast, we finished our driving tour and headed back to the Resort. I took my trailer up to the trailer parking area, and saw Andy Jurski pulling his hair out about how he was going to fit 101 trailers into half a parking lot!

Next I went looking for a car wash. There is a watering ban here due to the continuing drought conditions in California. They were unable to secure us a wash station at the resort because of it. I found a quarter wash, and got it hosed off, came back to the lot and polished the chrome. I had so many people stop to look at it, and compliment the job I did on it. Likely gave me a big head!



After I had it cleaned up, I headed up to the field entrance and put it through. Then I took up my post, helping the photographers pose the cars for the event photos. That was fun! The car show came to us... and what better way to meet all of attendees!

The rest of the day was visiting, and the buffet dinner. You guys don't want to hear about that though... you're here for the pictures!
















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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373370
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After hanging around the lot, I saw Bruce Deford out showing off his new ride. There were some guys begging for rides in it... and that's when I met the Junkyard Dog! So great to finally meet some of the guys that we all spend so much time "Chatting" with! Chipper, you're up next!


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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373372
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Good to see you arrived safely with no unwanted dramas.
Being able to meet up with our contacts from chatter is good fun, I had that experience 11 years ago for a Junkyard Dog tour, that was thoroughly enjoyable week.
Tony


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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: tonyw] #373373
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I got up early this morning just to see your latest report. Glad to see you arrived safely and with no problems.
Look like it going to be an exciting week, fop you and for us guys wainting for your daily reports. Wish I could be there with you and thanks for the meet pictures.


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Guess I got up too early to see the keys.

Would be great to see pictures of the fellow chat site guys attending the meet.


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I'll see what I can do, Gene...


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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373432
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Great pictures Bruce. Thanks for sharing!


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I'm falling behind on the journal again, as I've been having so much fun here in South Tahoe! I honestly don't remember what I did Monday morning. I did have breakfast with Barry & Pat Staples, then went out to the lot and looked over the car with Barry. He gave me plenty of tips on working on some of the details on my car. Good, helpful stuff to learn. I could soak in the knowledge from him all day. I think I just hung around the parking lot all morning, and then hit the swap meet for a while. I bought a horn button for my '50 convertible that is in better shape than the one I have from Andy Jurski. Then I headed back to the lot for a little more car cleaning and socializing.

At 2:00 I headed for Reno to pick up Jane & Abby. What I had pictured was a happy little girl running across the airport and jumping into Daddy's arms with a big hug. What I got was an obviously tired and grumpy little girl that walked across the airport and collapsed in Daddy's lap! The jet lag had caught up at nap time! Apparently my 4 day drive through deserts and mountains had nothing on a 7 hour flight with a two year old! Jane has offered to tow the '51 home while I fly with Abby!

We headed back to the hotel, had supper, tucked Abby in bed, then I hit the parking lot and hung out for a while. Off to bed early for the big day tomorrow!!


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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373468
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Tuesday morning. Today is the big day... Show time!!! I think I'm actually prepared this time. Entrance and judging forms filled out, fire extinguisher ready, trunk all packed up, and car clean. We made our way up to Heavenly Valley Ski Club. The show was in a parking lot, which I never really like to see. I prefer the park settings as opposed to the hot pavement. However, the surrounding mountains and view of Lake Tahoe quickly trumped the parking lot. What a beautiful sight! Somewhere near 250+ (my estimate...official number to come) beautiful Chevrolets all laid out in rows by class.

I'll let the pictures do the talking...







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While we were waiting for the judges to tabulate the results there was a free ride up the gondola to the summit of Heavenly Mountain. The view was spectacular!









When we got back to the hotel it was off for a quick dip in the pool with Abby. We didn't find any bears or lions in the grotto at the end of the pool, despite the concern from Abby that they were in there! Dinner was a trip to the buffet again.

After dinner, Abby & Jane went and crashed. We had one tired little girl!



I went and listened to Carl Kelsen's seminar on CKD Australia. Carl talked about Chevrolets assembled Down Under from 1949-1969. It was interesting to learn a lot of the history and see the differences in cars between USA and Australia.


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I counted about 100 vehicles in the picture. How many are registered for the meet.


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You aren't suggesting the pic of the girl on the billboard behind your car was Abby (or Jane) getting off the plane ?? :haha:

Thanks for posting the narrative and pics of your adventure.

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Thank You ever so much for taking the time to post the pictures. Made me feel almost like I was there. thanku wave


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Thank you so much for the pictures, I had reservations but had to cancel because of health problems.

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Hey if you get a chance can you send some pictures of the 32 roadster interior. Really enjoy your posts. Car looks great.

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Originally Posted By: Back Roads
I counted about 100 vehicles in the picture. How many are registered for the meet.


When we did the photos we saw up to 460 registrants. A bunch of the "display only" cars stayed at the hotel, or parked in different lots. People not being judged came & went all day. I'll get a better # for you tonight.


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