Drive your Hot Rod in 2017

bchrismer

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Drive your Hot Rod in 2017
« on: March 08, 2017, 08:27:55 PM »


I know that I drive my '40s a lot.  In fact, if it isn't forecasted for rain showers, or snow, or if I am not having to drive a couple hundred miles for a work trip, you can pretty much bet that I am gonna be in a hot rod.

Just for fun, I started counting days that included some "wheel time" for 2017.

Now...just to qualify "wheel time", for my intents and purposes, I count anything that causes me to leave the house to go somewhere.  It may be to the grocery store, or the Wal Marts (as they say in these parts), or it could be a 100 mile round trip to the office for a work day.

So far, out of the current 67 days of 2017, I have had 55 of those with at least an errand ran in a '40 Ford.  I've had several trips to the office, a day of scouting the route for the SWMO Hot Rod Hundred, and several trips down to my brother-in-law's shop to work on either my junk or his '40 Ford pickup project.

So...there's 298 days left of 2017.  Who's with me to make it a great HOT ROD DRIVING year?


DavyJ

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Re: Drive your Hot Rod in 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 08:33:30 PM »
Made it out once this year so far,  been a good winter, but they spray the roads with salt and beet juice every night.............just not fun to cruise and clean after that stuff....spring is around the corner :)
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pprather

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Re: Drive your Hot Rod in 2017
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 09:25:18 PM »
I've only had my rod out once so far this year. The last week of February the weather looked dry and mild, so I went for a ride.
From my home in northern Illinois I drove through Nashville on my way to Birmingham.  There I met a bunch of rodders from Vintage Street Rods of America.  We cruised to Baton Rouge for the Ramblin' Oldies pre-49 event, the last weekend of February.  When the event ended I drove solo, six hours to Memphis, then 10 hours on the final leg to home.
Seven days, 2100 miles. My longest February ride ever.
See you down the road, Phil

TS3X65MPH

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Re: Drive your Hot Rod in 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 08:26:28 PM »
Bret,
 Not 1 time this yr.Redoing the car.Next yr.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

Striper

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Re: Drive your Hot Rod in 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 04:01:06 PM »
Like Beppie , I'm doing a little maintenance on my roadster . After 42K miles I'm doing a rebuild and re-polish on the front end . It should be back on the road by the middle of May , then let the fun begin !
Anything worth doing is worth doing right . -- Frank Kurtis

bchrismer

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Re: Drive your Hot Rod in 2017
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 04:39:16 PM »
After having a mechanical failure with my clutch in the coupe, work related travel, and wretched weather, I missed a 7 days, recently.  Currently sitting at 88/114.

Davs tub

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Re: Drive your Hot Rod in 2017
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 10:04:59 PM »
Cars been apart since last Nov. for repaint. It's back together now and goes into be upholstered May11th. Hoping to make the LARS. 
daves tub

bchrismer

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Re: Drive your Hot Rod in 2017
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 03:50:31 PM »
Today is day 110 of 135 for me.  On the one day I didn't drive the coupe last week, some clown tagged the rear bumper of the boogie van while I was sitting at a stop light.

bchrismer

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Re: Drive your Hot Rod in 2017
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 11:30:15 AM »
Still going strong in 2017

167/197 so far, with 168 more days left of 2017.