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Old 09-25-2018, 05:33 PM
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The weather was beautiful, the car was flawless (except for the A8 shudder that will be taken care of soon) We left North Carolina, and headed to Joliet, IL to start a partial Route 66 run to Tucumcari, NM. As always we met a lot of good folks, and had a ton of comments on the car. Each day from the day we left someone gave us a compliment, or wanted to talk about the car. Had one young man in New Mexico take a selfie with the car. The comments, and compliments make the trip a little more fun.

Disclaimer: I had this pics in order we got to them, but it seems the picture downloader had other ideas.


The Dixie Truckers Home. McClean, IL. Good food.

Route 66 Drive-In, Carthage, MO

Lucille's Road House (and the bride), Hydro, TX

EL Reno, OK

Tee Pee Curios, and my good buddy Gar Engman (Owner) Tucumcari, NM

Rich Henry, and myself at Henry's Rabbit Ranch. Staunton, IL

I just liked this picture. Took it while at the Route 66 Drive-In. Of course the dang bra takes away from the looks of the car.

Avon Courts, Afton, MO

Spencer Service Station. Spencer, MO

Soulsby Station. Mt. Olive, IL

The Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad Cafe. Wilmington, IL

Johns Modern Cabins. Newburg, MO

And the totals.

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Old 09-25-2018, 06:08 PM
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Thanks for sharing the pictures, nice way to enjoy the Vette with your Bride. Looks and sounds like it was a great time.
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Very nice Pics Liking the Drive in Shot.The Bra was a smart move.Ugly yes.
Worth the possible misery after the cruise.
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Very nice Pics Liking the Drive in Shot.The Bra was a smart move.Ugly yes.
Worth the possible misery after the cruise.
So true brother. I really don't like the things, but they do the job. I was without one on my F-150 on a trip to Montana, and as I entering Fargo a truck threw enough rocks up to break the windshield, and put some quite nasty chips in the bumper, grill, and grill surround. Thank goodness for insurance. Don't wanna go through that with the Vette.
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It definitely looks like you and your wife are "living the dream"! Enjoy
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:13 PM
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This picture is brilliant!
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Since you stopped in El Reno, I presume you also drove down Main-street Yukon, so what gives?? No PM so we could have met up for an Onion Burger at Sid's just down the street from where you took the pic? My feelings are crushed...
Great pics though and seriously, we could have gotten some good pics of both our cars there. Next time!!
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Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
So true brother. I really don't like the things, but they do the job.
After recent inspection with my shirt Off i could be getting UGLY


Could have the Cape Cod Look

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Originally Posted by dvilin View Post
Thanks for sharing the pictures, nice way to enjoy the Vette with your Bride. Looks and sounds like it was a great time.


Route 66 runs through my hometown of Edmond, OK. Did you happen to stop by the big red round barn in Arcadia, OK? It is about 10 miles from my house.

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Looks like a great trip!! Great shots too!
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I remember the Route 66 Drive-In in Carthage, MO very well. I graduated from Carthage High School and spent a number of evenings at the drive in. Sounds like a great trip you took - would like to do something similar some day.
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Thanks for sharing your trip, great pictures!
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Great Pics....What a great way to see the USA in a Chevrolet Corvette Convertible!
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You were only 30 minutes from us when in Newburg. Looks like a great trip, thanks for the photos.
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how did you pack for that trip? We barely got enough luggage in our trunk with top down to make it 3 days on our last trip
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Originally Posted by defaria View Post


This picture is brilliant!
Thanks brother, I set that one up as I have been there before.

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Since you stopped in El Reno, I presume you also drove down Main-street Yukon, so what gives?? No PM so we could have met up for an Onion Burger at Sid's just down the street from where you took the pic? My feelings are crushed...
Great pics though and seriously, we could have gotten some good pics of both our cars there. Next time!!
Dang Tom, that's my fault. I suffer from "CRS" (Can't remember ****). I'll try my best to remember next time. We've had one of y'all's onion burgers, but not at Sid's. It was mighty good though.

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Route 66 runs through my hometown of Edmond, OK. Did you happen to stop by the big red round barn in Arcadia, OK? It is about 10 miles from my house.
We were going to stop this time, but it just had to be raining that day. We have visited the barn on a previous occasion. It's some pretty advanced architecture for those times.

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You were only 30 minutes from us when in Newburg. Looks like a great trip, thanks for the photos.
Oh noooo, do you mean I missed another chance to get a free beer?

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how did you pack for that trip? We barely got enough luggage in our trunk with top down to make it 3 days on our last trip
It's like playing Tetris my friend. We use a soft sided duffle, and a soft hanging cloths bag. We pack those for 4 days travel, and wash along the way. Most all of the chain motels have washers & dryers for the guest at reasonable prices. Along with the duffle, and hanging bag we use one of the old time cosmetic cases (hard sided from the 60's we found at an antique store) to carry incidentals, ex. the brides stuff, shaving cream, razor, etc. With that you still have room for a cloth grocery bag for snacks or other small things, and a small cooler (like a lunch cooler) for 2-3 bottles of water. The bride also has a small cloth bag that she carries the washing supplies. Before you put all that stuff in the trunk you can slide smaller items (like her extra shoes ) under the truck partition. Don't push that smaller stuff under the partition to hard, or you'll unsnap the lower part of the partition. Trust me, you don't wanna do that. I never got the ones in my C6 snapped back down.
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Very cool, looks like a lot of fun. Nice photos, especially at the El Reno mural and the Route 66 drive-in.
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Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post


Rich Henry, and myself at Henry's Rabbit Ranch. Staunton, IL
Is that you in the red shirt I'm guessing?

Livin' the Dream! Great road trips!

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Great shots! Love the color combo of your C7 and BTW I think the bra contrasts really nicely and is not as ugly as one would think.
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