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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373719
08/15/16 04:16 PM
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Neat stuff there Bruce, I,ve also meet Skip G. ooooooh it also would be at least....yes....about 12 or so years ago.

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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: Junkyard Dog] #373727
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Thanks for grabbing Kim's name for me Skip! I was going to look it up when I get off of the road and do an edit, but you've covered that for me! Sorry about that, Kim! norway

By the sounds of it, I should have taken the long way home and dropped by for a tour and more beer as well!


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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373733
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Ya, you could have joined the group at my house yesterday for the VCCA "mini meet" if you had taken the "longer way" home. I have draft beer on tap at 32 degrees. Dave Cufr had some of the draft beer and he loved it.

Glad to help out with Kim from Denmark. He and his wife stopped at my place on Friday, August 5th. They were on their way down to Tahoe for the anniversary meet. They spent the day with us and we went out to dinner that night as well. Sampled a pitcher of beer also!

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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: Junkyard Dog] #373824
08/17/16 02:33 AM
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Friday Evening was banquet time! Time to put my good deodorant and iron-free button up shirt on! All gussied up, we headed down to the Happy Hour, where they were handing out the awards.

This year they decided to change things up for the better. Instead of a long drawn out awards ceremony, they handed out the awards beforehand. (Not best of shows at this time) It was nice, as you picked up your award Mary (our VCCA President) & Roger were there to congratulate you. During the awards portion of the dinner, they put up a slide show of all of the class winners, and Jr, Sr, and Preservation winners.

Here's Meet Chairman Dave Cufr and Assistant Chairman Bill Barker calling on Chief Judge, Roger James to announce the winners...













The First Place Winner of Class Q & First Place Junior award went to...



I can't tell you how proud I am of this accomplishment, and how much it means to me to be recognized by the VCCA and fellow members. This journey started many years ago when I used to leaf through Dad's 1976 and 1981 Anniversary issues and dream of the day when our '51 would be good enough to take the same stage. It was a long journey, but completely worth every hour, day & year of it!

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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373827
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At the intermission ,between the speeches and entertainment, I had to take Jane & Abby out to catch their bus to the airport. Their flight was supposed to go out at 12:45am. I headed back inside to catch the end of "Kat's" comedy routine. She was funny! Around 11:pm I received a text from Jane. Her flight was delayed, and they re-booked her onto an Air Canada flight to L.A. & then onto Toronto. She & Abby had to sleep at the airport. I felt better about it after driving 3 days & sleeping in the back of the pickup for 3 nights in a row!

Saturday morning came early. I headed to the lot to get the '51 all loaded up, and said goodbye to friends both old & new.

Bruce Deford loading his "new" '32 Landau...











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2008 GMC SLT 4X4
Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373829
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The next 3 days were a blur of sleep, desert, corn, and rain. Lots of rain...

Rest stop in the desert... worst picnic ever!



The first day out in the desert on my way to Salt Lake City I came close to running the truck out of gas. No worries, I had my 1st place spare tank on the trailer! There was a sign at a fuel station that said "next gas stop 26 miles"... no problem, I can make it there. This is what I found...



Apparently last May, an RV owner with an electrical dash fire had made the brilliant decision to park close to the fire extinguisher at the gas pump! It burned the RV to the ground, and they haven't had gas since... or changed the sign on the highway!! The attendant tried to sell me a 2 gallon tank for $20. No thanks, I've got a spare in the truck and a big shiny one on the trailer! I made it to the next station without dipping into the reserves!





I changed up my driving strategy for the ride home. I was waking up at 5am and driving a couple of hours early, in the dark. I got to see a couple of beautiful sunrises... until they were burning right into my eastward heading eyeballs! I pulled off and caught a couple hours of napping while it was still cool, then continued on when the sun was up out of my eyes...

On Sunday I caught up to a fast moving freight train in Nebraska. The tracks run right beside the Interstate for a couple hundred miles. He was running between 55 and 60mph. He was so long that it took me almost 3/4's of an hour running 65 to 70mph to overtake his 100 or so cars, and get far enough in front of him to pull off of the interstate and wait 30 seconds for him to arrive for this shot...



His caboose wasn't as hard to catch...



Around the Chicago area I ran into the tail end of the storms that pounded Louisiana the past few days. I had to get off of I-90 and into a truck stop where about 300 other trucks had the same idea. There I learned that there was flooding and a washout further along the road. Waited it out a night, and made it home today (Tuesday) around 4pm.

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Those accustomed to the finest...find it in Chevrolet.

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1950 Deluxe Convertible
2011 Equinox
2008 GMC SLT 4X4
Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373830
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That is one spectacular Chevy. The photos and narration will be treasured by many that were there in Tahoe and especially those that couldn't attend. Thanks from all of us.


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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373831
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Thank you brewster, it has been great to follow your adventure!

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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373833
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Hey Brewster! Out in the parking lot at Tahoe when we were kicking tires you were telling me about the old garage at your house and I mentioned how cool the garage sounded from your description. I love old garages so how about a few shots of your neat old garage from the inside and outside?

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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: Uncle Ed] #373836
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Your journal has been interesting for me at least and when you have a reward for attending must be a bonus.
Tony


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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: tonyw] #373843
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Bruce, great journal! Really enjoyed it and enjoyed meeting you, Jane and of course Abby. Thanks for posting the picture of Louise and I with the 41 on the other thread....You made the three of look good.
You can keep the hubcap.
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Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: 41carguy] #373860
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So nicely done Bruce and congrats on you achievement!!

Re: My Lake Tahoe 2016 Journal... [Re: brewster] #373914
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Bruce,

I finally found time to read your journal, thanks, It's almost like I was there. Was great following along with photos from you and my other friends on facebook too. Wish I could have had made it. Congrats on your first outing with the car, looks great. will see it in person some day , maybe Central Meet in 17 or 18.


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