: Let's take a powder to Boston for chowder....



77CDV
07-25-13, 11:27 PM
....or in my case, for the annual CLC Grand National meet. :thumbsup: Yes, once again, Rebecca is taking to her natural element, the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System, for a round-trip transcontinental journey. I'm heading out over the northern route, and returning via the southern route. The entire trip should total something like 6500 miles.

I left home this morning around 5am. Fortunately, I live far enough outside LA that I can skirt the city itself and get to open road fairly quickly. Once on I-15, it's been an easy drive from Victorville, CA to Provo, UT, where I've stopped for the night. Along the way, I lunched in Las Vegas, marvelled at the beauty of the Virgin River Gorge and southern UT, and caught the tiniest bit of rain just north of St. George. If I had the time, I'd have taken US 89 instead of I-15 through UT, as it's a stunning drive with fabulous scenery.

Now, I know you're all wanting pictures, but you'll have to wait, as my camera doesn't talk to my tablet, and though the tablet takes pictures, my hands are too shaky for them to come out decently.

If all continues to go well, I should hit Gillette, WY, sometime tomorrow afternoon. Rebecca is carrying something very special for a younger sister of hers. :D

orconn
07-25-13, 11:34 PM
Bon voyage, Craig! Don't let them put any "powder" in your chowder!

Garys
07-26-13, 12:17 AM
Looks like you should have good weather all the way! Got to respect a real driver!!!! ; )

Faith76
07-26-13, 12:19 AM
I'm so jeaolus of you!

The-Dullahan
07-26-13, 02:47 AM
Still wish I could have joined you, but work has conspired against me. Lame.

What is most terrible is I COULD have driven up, stayed for the event and driven back, making plenty of stops along the way, taking two weeks for the whole thing, but for only one or two days, I will probably be required here. Beaten by a mere couple work-related duties. Lame.

Anyhow, have fun Craig. I already know I don't need to remind you to get photos.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-64CaD8GXw

For anyone curious, there is a thread someplace from the 2012 CLC Grand National meet in Saint Augustine. if you'd like to spool through the photographs. Hope you see some familiar faces in Boston, Craig.

CadillacLuke24
07-26-13, 03:46 AM
If all continues to go well, I should hit Gillette, WY, sometime tomorrow afternoon. Rebecca is carrying something very special for a younger sister of hers. :D

Alexandra and I are MOST honored :thumbsup: That is quite a title!

02603sec
07-26-13, 04:20 AM
Now that is a road trip!

thebigjimsho
07-26-13, 05:44 PM
When and where in the Boston area? Do I remember right you said last year it was Quincy?

77CDV
07-26-13, 11:32 PM
Still wish I could have joined you, but work has conspired against me. Lame.

What is most terrible is I COULD have driven up, stayed for the event and driven back, making plenty of stops along the way, taking two weeks for the whole thing, but for only one or two days, I will probably be required here. Beaten by a mere couple work-related duties. Lame.

Anyhow, have fun Craig. I already know I don't need to remind you to get photos.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-64CaD8GXw

For anyone curious, there is a thread someplace from the 2012 CLC Grand National meet in Saint Augustine. if you'd like to spool through the photographs. Hope you see some familiar faces in Boston, Craig.

Wish you were able to join me, too, Chamus. :( I had a blast hanging out with you last year. Pesky employment! :lol: I will definitely take lots and lots of pictures at the meet. From what I've seen, it should be about twice the size of the one in FL last year.


When and where in the Boston area? Do I remember right you said last year it was Quincy?

You are correct, sir! :) Quincy it is. The formal car show is on Saturday, 8/3, but cars will start arriving Monday if they haven't already.

Today I slept in :) finally hitting the road about 9. The first part of my trip took me north out of Provo, UT, along US 189 through Provo Canyon along the Jordan River. Absolutely phenominal scenery, and a very pleasant drive. It seems to be the way to a lot of Utah's ski resorts, and there are lakes a-plenty.

I made my way up to I-80 with more than a little trepidation. In 2005, I drove Rebecca to Des Moines, where the Grand National was held that year. My route took my on I-70 over the Rockies, and that was arduous! Rebecca was gasping for breath all the way up the grade, struggling to hold 50 with the pedal floored. I expected something similar on I-80, but it seems that either the Rockies aren't as tall along 80 or the route I took made the climb so gradually that neither I nor Rebecca noticed. Much to my surprise, I was crossing the border into WY in short order.

Western WY is lovely. Rock formations and colors reminicent of northern AZ, with wide open blue skies and those puffy, unreal-looking clouds you only get out west. Further east, the land flattens out into rolling plains. There are still hills, but distant for the most part. In any case, I traversed east and north, and am now in Gillette. In fact, I should be seeing Luke any time (I've already glimpsed Alexandra...it's not a huge place, Gillette). :thumbsup:

Tomorrow will be a purely travel day. If I'm very good, and Rebecca stays happy, I expect to see Dave (Talismandave) Sunday. :)

MoistCabbage
07-26-13, 11:42 PM
Where in Quincy?

Is they a charge for spectators?

thebigjimsho
07-27-13, 03:15 AM
Don't know if I can make it, but I'd like to check it out. If even only for a short time...

CadillacLuke24
07-27-13, 04:01 AM
:lol: Gillette is by no means large!

I GOT TO MEET CRAIG!!

And I gots car parts! Got my skirts! It appears I may need some brackets for mounting them, but Craig said he's check the yards in CA for the appropriate part. Otherwise, all I need to do is repaint them, add the chrome, and BOOM!! I also got a PRISTINE hood liner!

Oh, and in case anybody wanted my thoughts on Rebecca....

http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj575/CadillacDeadman24/Photographs%20and%20memories/Photo005_zpsc827842b.jpg (http://s1268.photobucket.com/user/CadillacDeadman24/media/Photographs%20and%20memories/Photo005_zpsc827842b.jpg.html)

:D

Got some duo shots in:

http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj575/CadillacDeadman24/Photographs%20and%20memories/Photo008_zps50c1c552.jpg (http://s1268.photobucket.com/user/CadillacDeadman24/media/Photographs%20and%20memories/Photo008_zps50c1c552.jpg.html)

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and the classic car guy shot :yup:

http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj575/CadillacDeadman24/Photographs%20and%20memories/Photo013_zps1912d638.jpg (http://s1268.photobucket.com/user/CadillacDeadman24/media/Photographs%20and%20memories/Photo013_zps1912d638.jpg.html)

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Dave, you're in for a treat. I add to the unanimous consensus that Craig is awesome.

And now with a Mini meet under my belt, I think I need to hit the road! More mini meets!!

ben.gators
07-27-13, 04:20 AM
Craig is a class act man!

talismandave
07-27-13, 09:07 AM
Looks like a good time Luke, I think you and Alexandra should have just followed him to Madison!:yup:

CadillacLuke24
07-27-13, 12:30 PM
Looks like a good time Luke, I think you and Alexandra should have just followed him to Madison!:yup:

I was seriously considering it, but sadly I think AZ wouldn't approve of an unnotified and immediate absence.

talismandave
07-27-13, 03:31 PM
...then just send Alexandra?

77CDV
07-27-13, 11:27 PM
For those wondering, the meet in Quincy is at the Marriott. The show itself is the 3rd from 10 to 4. Look for the yellow 77 CDV, and I won't be far away. :)

As has already been mentioned, last night I got to meet Luke and his lovely Lady of the Plains, Alexandra. I will state categorically and for the record that a nicer, more awesome person than Luke you are not likely to meet. He was even gracious enough to let me drive Alexandra, which was quite a treat for me, as I've not had a chance to drive that generation of Deville before. A fine car she is, too, and lovingly cared for. Now if we could just engineer a way to get them both someplace less remote.... :lol:

This morning I woke to rain in Gillette, which inspired me to stay in bed perhaps longer than I should have. Once on the road, it was just a matter of following I-90 for mile upon mile upon mile of high plains monotony. One good thing about this route, though, is I got the chance to see Mt. Rushmore, so I can scratch that off my to-do list. The number of tourist traps surrounding the monument is extraordinary. Reptile farm, petting zoo, "historic" caverns, drive-through bear park, even glow-in-the-dark miniature golf. All packed, of course.

Tomorrow, it's on to Madison to see Dave. :)

orconn
07-27-13, 11:42 PM
A glow in the dark miniature golf course! I hope it was close to the drive through bear experience!

cadillac kevin
07-28-13, 12:31 AM
Craig, will you be swinging through STL on your way back home? I'd love to meet you.

CadillacLuke24
07-28-13, 01:29 AM
For those wondering, the meet in Quincy is at the Marriott. The show itself is the 3rd from 10 to 4. Look for the yellow 77 CDV, and I won't be far away. :)

As has already been mentioned, last night I got to meet Luke and his lovely Lady of the Plains, Alexandra. I will state categorically and for the record that a nicer, more awesome person than Luke you are not likely to meet. He was even gracious enough to let me drive Alexandra, which was quite a treat for me, as I've not had a chance to drive that generation of Deville before. A fine car she is, too, and lovingly cared for. Now if we could just engineer a way to get them both someplace less remote.... :lol:

This morning I woke to rain in Gillette, which inspired me to stay in bed perhaps longer than I should have. Once on the road, it was just a matter of following I-90 for mile upon mile upon mile of high plains monotony. One good thing about this route, though, is I got the chance to see Mt. Rushmore, so I can scratch that off my to-do list. The number of tourist traps surrounding the monument is extraordinary. Reptile farm, petting zoo, "historic" caverns, drive-through bear park, even glow-in-the-dark miniature golf. All packed, of course.

Tomorrow, it's on to Madison to see Dave. :)

Aw shucks :D Thanks Craig! You are one cool dude! I am thrilled I got the fortune of meeting you. Poor guy, you didn't get to drive all that much, as she was nearly out of gas! How many signs did you see for Wall Drug? :lol:

Nice try Dave :thumbsup: But she's my trusty ol' girl!

talismandave
07-28-13, 09:17 AM
Worth a shot Luke...had to try!:noidea:

Craig is going to finally unmask talismandave. Up til now I had all of you fooled with those pictures of that old fat bald dude I post up here claiming to be me.:lildevil:

Now my hot young coed "self" will be exposed.:cheer:

He will feel like Manti Tao.:happyhappy:



The purse collection will make sense now however.:RightTurn:

77CDV
07-28-13, 09:35 PM
A glow in the dark miniature golf course! I hope it was close to the drive through bear experience!

You know, they were right next to each other. I had to laugh at the name, "Putz N' Glo". Those of you who have any Yiddish will understand. ;)


Craig, will you be swinging through STL on your way back home? I'd love to meet you.

:( Unfortunately, I'm taking the southern route home, since I'm stoppin off in Chattanooga to see Ben Stanton (Benzilla) and also TX to visit another friend. Funnily enough, if I hadn't gone to see Luke, my trip out would have taken my directly through STL. So, blame Luke. :lol: The meet next year is in upstate NY, though, so one never knows! :)

Today, I made the drive across MN on I-90 on the way to Madison, WI, to meet Dave. To those of you in the Twin Cities who felt a warm ray of sunshine this morning, that was me waving as I passed the I-35 interchange. :) I won't judge the whole state by what I saw on my route, but at least along I-90, MN is a Kansas-level snoozefest. There is, however a museum devoted to Spam off I-90, so that's something.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

:hide:

What had been a serene drive changed drastically and abruptly when I-90 met I-94 in WI. Where I'd been keeping company with perhaps 6 other verhicles max at any given time, suddenly there were wall-to-wall cars, driving like Angelenos without the training. Which would be bad enough if we'd had 6 lanes of freeway to play with like we do in LA. On two lanes (left lane closed next 6 miles; please drive carefully), it's a bit harrowing.

I did finally make it to Madison. Saw Dave. Saw the Talisman. Had dinner. Carried on.












J/K. :D Dave is a fascinating guy (not a sexy coed by any stretch--the purse collection is between him and his therapist :lol: ), gracious and a font of wit and amusement. Of course, the first order of business was to inspect the Talisman. I will swear to my dying day, those cars have THE most comfortable seats EVAR!!!!!!!! Dave's making good progress on the old girl, and will likely have the car complete and running sooner rather than later.

I was then treated to a quick tour of Madison, a lovely city of lakes and parks, as well as the UW, which is a sprawling institution that puts UCLA and the UofA to shame for sheer size. We were fortunate to be driving through campus as the carillon tower was playing. That was cool for me, as it brought back memories of my days as a student at UC, Riverside, which also has a carillon. If you don't know what a carillon is or have never heard one played, this is the UCR tower in action.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2NP_f0VxSs

I'm very glad Dave was driving, since Madison is a challenging city to navigate if you're not familiar with it. Soon enough, we were dining at a neat Italian place with a beautiful lake view, on a thin crust pizza topped with bolognese sauce. It works, trust me! :drool: Even better, they had cannoli. :drool: :drool: And I didn't even have to leave the gun! :lol:

Tomorrow, I carry on to Boston. Yay! :)

77CDV
07-28-13, 09:42 PM
One other thing: what the heck did you guys do with Summer?! Highs in the upper 60s/low 70s?! Lows in the 40s?!?! To paraphrase Mark Twain, the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in the upper Midwest! :lol:

talismandave
07-28-13, 10:42 PM
....these thin skinned Californians....:skeptical:

A visit from the beautiful Rebecca, (and her caretaker Craig) was as enjoyable as I have always heard from other members.
Unfortunately is was a bit cool to have the top down, but the nickle tour and dinner were a lot of fun and Craig proved to be a class act and a blast to spend time with.:yup:
I look forward to our next encounter some where down the road! :cheers:
You are both welcome back any time.:thumbsup:

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Have a fun and Safe trip my friend!:wavehi:

orconn
07-29-13, 12:04 AM
^^^ Craig, you speak the truth when it comes to the drivers of the Cheese State. In my experience they are the worst drivers I have ever encountered. My aunt who lived Evansville (down state from Madison) scared the hell out of me during the one time I had to ride with her. She was a peddle to the metal "Katy bar the door" kind of driver. Wisconsin drivers are probably the reason so many of the streets around the University have been turned into pedestrian malls. The university figured out they were losing too much out of state tuition to casualties on the streets of Madison.

In my day, at the U of W, they served 3.2 beer to anyone 18 or over, even the Student Union served beer down in the Rathskellar. Students couldn't have cars on campus, which was good thing, but walking was perilous.

Very nice small city with a lot of things that make life enjoyable. The Winters are much milder lately than they were when my wife and I went to Wisconsin. In those days a week or two of -25 degrees (and an occasional -35 degree day or two) made for Winters to remember!

You are lucky it had cooled off when you were passing through because the heat and humidity in the Midwest can bring a Californian to tears!

The-Dullahan
07-29-13, 01:50 AM
glow-in-the-dark miniature golf.

Dammit. See...now I REALLY wish I'd made it... :nono:

CadillacLuke24
07-29-13, 03:04 PM
Dammit. See...now I REALLY wish I'd made it... :nono:

That's western South Dakota. As Ray would say with his Star Wars Shirt.

Stop, tourists! IT'S A TRAP!

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....these thin skinned Californians....:skeptical:

A visit from the beautiful Rebecca, (and her caretaker Craig) was as enjoyable as I have always heard from other members.
Unfortunately is was a bit cool to have the top down, but the nickle tour and dinner were a lot of fun and Craig proved to be a class act and a blast to spend time with.:yup:
I look forward to our next encounter some where down the road! :cheers:
You are both welcome back any time.:thumbsup:

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Have a fun and Safe trip my friend!:wavehi:

RAY! MATT! CHAMUS!

Haven't you told Dave?

Hey Dave, place your fedora on the hood of the Talisman. That officially designates it as yours. :yup:

gdwriter
07-29-13, 05:08 PM
Craig, if you ever head up to the Pacific Northwest, Betty, Sabrina and I would love to meet you and Rebecca.

talismandave
07-29-13, 06:56 PM
Gary, you are a great guy. Betty, the girl dreams are made of. Sabrina, a beautiful ballerina.

However, if I ever drag my behind all the way out that way and up to your area....it will be to meet Hoover!:D










....not that I was invited.......:annoyed:

77CDV
07-29-13, 09:45 PM
RAY! MATT! CHAMUS!

Haven't you told Dave?

Hey Dave, place your fedora on the hood of the Talisman. That officially designates it as yours. :yup:

Oddly enough, that was the first thing Dave did when we walked into the garage! :lol: That pic was taken just before we headed out on our tour of Madison.


Craig, if you ever head up to the Pacific Northwest, Betty, Sabrina and I would love to meet you and Rebecca.

It would be a pleasure, Gary! :)

Today can best be summed up by 3 "T"s: Traffic, Trees, and Tollroads. I'm continuing on I-90 east, heading toward Boston with a slight detour to visit a friend in Syracuse, NY, which I will do tomorrow. Depending on how much time I spend there, I may take an extra day to reach Boston, as it's a 5 hour drive from Syracuse.

I-90 is a funny road. Most interstates take you *to* places. I-90 mostly takes you *near* places. The one place it does take you is the one place it ought to bypass: Chicago. I was lucky enough to hit Chicago right at the tail of the morning rush, which made for a happy slog and set me back a good hour. :annoyed: Through IL, IN, and most of OH, it's also a tollroad. At least IN and OH do the ticket thing, where you take a ticket at the start, turn it in when you get off, and pay whatever the toll is. IL, you have to stop every so many miles to pay. But, hey, they'll take credit cards! :bigroll:

All along the way, the berm is planted thick with trees. You discover the reason for this when you encounter a break in the trees: there's nothing beyond them. Without them, there would be nothing to look at.

Dave, you were definitely right. It's construction season! :lol: And, Luke, you were right about the corn. :yup:

Onward tomorrow! :)

orconn
07-29-13, 11:24 PM
Craig, when I drove from Cambridge, Ohio (southeastern Ohio) before I-70
was completed, I said from there to the other side of St. Louis was wall to wall corn! At that time (1964) there were very few trees, none along the roads, so it was really like crossing a se of corn. I remember being so grateful for the hills and trees of Missouri. What a relief!

When I drove from Great Falls, VA to Decatur, Il (about sixty miles east of St. Louis) in 1998 I was amazed at all the trees there was still wall to wall corn but at least it was interrupted by an occasional copse of trees in a field. There were trees planted along I-70 (long completed from the time of my last trip) but the corn fields were still the main feature.

By the way I-70 west is not a bad way to get through the monotony of corn. Better than trying to see the green and yellow combines that you encountered on state highways.

talismandave
07-29-13, 11:39 PM
I am still smiling from the pleasure of your company.:smilewide:


I got sent home to pack for vacation at noon today by my co-workers, supposedly out of their kindness, I however have a suspicion it is because they are all sick of me talking about my thrill meeting my forum friends!:hmm:

Craig, while we were gone, :bows: customers were asking if it was OK to go behind the building :inlove:and look at Rebecca. :drool:

:RightTurn:Your "rock star" was busy while we dined!:worship:

The guys told the askers it would be fine as long as they walked not drove:cop:, and looked with their eyes and not with their hands! :bouncer:

I think they could have at least charged a small fee.....:noidea:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-30-13, 12:45 AM
Damn Craig, drove right through southern Minnesota and didn't even take the 90 minutes to jump up to the Twin Cities to say hi?

South MN, especially the I-90 corridor is a snooze fest. I know, I just made that trip twice in the last two weeks.....some friends and I went out to the Badlands in South Dakota last weekend, we took their Corvettes out there, great weekend! The I-90 corridor was my territory when I was a regional sales rep for that automotive chemicals company, everything from Albert Lea (the I-90/I-35 exchange) to Winona was mine. Most of southern MN, aside from the river valleys, is pretty boring, but northern Minnesota is God's country, from the 10,000 lakes to the dense pine forests is awesome. South Minnesota is so different from north Minnesota, farmland and plains v. lakes, trees and hills.

The-Dullahan
07-30-13, 01:33 AM
Stop, tourists! IT'S A TRAP![COLOR="Silver"]


I live in Central Florida, ten minutes from Universal Studios, fifteen from Seaworld and Five from Walt Disney World.

The rest of the time, I live on Pelican Beach Drive, just south of Rampart Drive in the very HEART of Las Vegas.

Trust me...no one knows more about Tourist Traps than me. Especially Mini Golf. That is EVERYWHERE in Florida.

In fact, I recall suggesting that for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, we dress as Pirates and go to all of the local Pirate themed Mini Golf courses (Of which there are quite a handful of in the immediate vicinity) and all of the Pirate themed bars (Probably 100 of them within as many miles)


Anyhow, it is nice to see Craig got to meet Dave. This thread merely implies that we need more Forum Meets. Like...for real.

CadillacLuke24
07-30-13, 02:20 AM
Anyhow, it is nice to see Craig got to meet Dave. This thread merely implies that we need more Forum Meets. Like...for real.

YES. ALL OF THIS.

Indeed Craig. The good thing about the interstate is that there are towns to break the monotony. Try SD HWY 34 from Pierre to Sturgis or old HWY 14 from Pierre to Wall, and it is quite literally nothing but corn, with the sole house or "town" thrown in for sanity's sake.

77CDV
07-30-13, 10:30 PM
Damn Craig, drove right through southern Minnesota and didn't even take the 90 minutes to jump up to the Twin Cities to say hi?

I doubt you would have welcomed the knock on your door at 6am, which is about when I was passing Albert Lea. :rollingpin: :lol: If I had had more time, I would have liked nothing better that to stop off and see you, Chad. You've long been one of the forum members I've wanted to meet. :)

Today was a short travel day, from Erie, PA, to Syracuse, NY, where I stopped off to visit a friend. Starting from Cleveland and through to Buffalo, NY, I-90 skirts Lake Erie and Lake Ontario before heading east and inland. Every so often, you get a break in the trees and the lakes are visible. PA also featured wildlife, with deer and wild turkeys to be seen grazing on the side of the road. Lots of vineyards in this area, too, in addition to the usual corn. I also saw a car carrier in PA loaded with nothing but hearses. I was too slow with my camera, though. :( I thought Chamus would've enjoyed the sight. I'll say one thing, gas sure went up when I crossed into NY! Still lower than CA, but higher than I've been seeing in other states.

I can tell I'm getting close to Boston, because I'm starting to see other older Cadillacs heading east on the interstate, and the tollbooth attendants are remarking how I'm the third or forth old Cadillac that's passed through. Earlier this morning, I encountered a 1976 Eldorado convertible exiting the interstate as I was getting back on from a fuel stop, and this afternoon here in Syracuse, I saw a 1970 Fleetwood Sixty Special heading toward hotel row. Of course, I had to follow him, and it turns out Chamus and I had seen the car last year in St Augustine. We chatted in the hotel parking lot for a bit, and he's carrying on to Boston tomorrow, too. :)

One thing that struck me today, I've been on the same highway all the way from Luke's door in Gillette, WY, to Boston, MA. This one road linking these two disparate cities thousands of miles apart. The interstate highway system is truely amazing. :thumbsup:

thebigjimsho
07-31-13, 06:44 PM
Poor Craig. He's in for some good ole Boston area traffic. I should know because I passed him on I-90 at I-495 at 4:50 this afternoon.

I could see a yellow Cadillac from a distance. As we closed in, saw the CA plates. Wished I could've gotten his attention. But if I can't make it to Quincy, I can at least say I saw Craig and his Caddy!

The-Dullahan
07-31-13, 08:05 PM
That's actually cool though. To be able to see a seemingly random out of state car and be like.

Hey.

I know that guy.

ben.gators
07-31-13, 09:17 PM
The U.S. used to be a larger country!

thebigjimsho
07-31-13, 09:48 PM
That's actually cool though. To be able to see a seemingly random out of state car and be like.

Hey.

I know that guy.

Yeah, I usually don't spark up a conversation with a client if he's been quiet. But that was too cool not to mention...

77CDV
07-31-13, 10:24 PM
Poor Craig. He's in for some good ole Boston area traffic. I should know because I passed him on I-90 at I-495 at 4:50 this afternoon.

I could see a yellow Cadillac from a distance. As we closed in, saw the CA plates. Wished I could've gotten his attention. But if I can't make it to Quincy, I can at least say I saw Craig and his Caddy!

I remember seeing a TC with a passenger, and I thought, I wonder if that's Jim. So, I did see you, but you didn't give any sign that I saw of recognition, so I let it go.

At least you all know that I made it. :) Traffic in Boston was no different from LA. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, because you'll get there when you get there. And really, the drivers were, for the most part, polite and courteous. The whole driving on the shoulder thing during rush hour would take some getting used to, though. The only real challenge was where I-90 meets I-95. That right there is an absolute clusterf***. All I could do was sit there and laugh at the absurdity of the design. Let's take two lanes of traffic, break it up into 8 lanes at the toll plaza, then release them all back into two lanes while a third lane is merging in off I-95. Pure inspiration, I tell you! :lol:

Once I got the the host hotel, though, all was well. There's a lot of cars here already, from the 1910s all the way up to today. Some of the cars I've seen at prior meets, like a triple black 77 CDV or the rolling restoration 1958 Eldo Brougham that Chamus and I saw in FL last year. But there are a lot I've never seen. There's a Mandarin Orange 1975 Fleetwood Brougham that I must examine more closely. I'm sure I'll have time in the wee small hours of this morning, as I volunteered for night security. Just me and the Cadillacs and LaSalles....alone...in the dark. :bouncy:

I'll start taking pics with the tablet tomorrow, so you all will at least have something to look at. :D

thebigjimsho
08-01-13, 12:46 AM
I remember seeing a TC with a passenger, and I thought, I wonder if that's Jim. So, I did see you, but you didn't give any sign that I saw of recognition, so I let it go.

At least you all know that I made it. :) Traffic in Boston was no different from LA. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, because you'll get there when you get there. And really, the drivers were, for the most part, polite and courteous. The whole driving on the shoulder thing during rush hour would take some getting used to, though. The only real challenge was where I-90 meets I-95. That right there is an absolute clusterf***. All I could do was sit there and laugh at the absurdity of the design. Let's take two lanes of traffic, break it up into 8 lanes at the toll plaza, then release them all back into two lanes while a third lane is merging in off I-95. Pure inspiration, I tell you! :lol:

Once I got the the host hotel, though, all was well. There's a lot of cars here already, from the 1910s all the way up to today. Some of the cars I've seen at prior meets, like a triple black 77 CDV or the rolling restoration 1958 Eldo Brougham that Chamus and I saw in FL last year. But there are a lot I've never seen. There's a Mandarin Orange 1975 Fleetwood Brougham that I must examine more closely. I'm sure I'll have time in the wee small hours of this morning, as I volunteered for night security. Just me and the Cadillacs and LaSalles....alone...in the dark. :bouncy:

I'll start taking pics with the tablet tomorrow, so you all will at least have something to look at. :D

I tried to ease up a bit as I passed but didn't see you look over.

That I-90 to I-95 ramp is always a mess. As for the breakdown lane, they needed to come up with that during rush hours or else the traffic would be the worst in the country. But, the construction that you drove through on I-95 is widening to a permanent 4 lanes.

As for Boston drivers, we are aggressive but orderly. As long as you stay right when not passing, you'll be fine. Put your blinker on early and many will let you slide over...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-01-13, 01:01 PM
Craig, how is it traveling cross country in a car 36 years old? Is it pretty care-free and easy going or do you start to worry about it in rural areas?

hueterm
08-01-13, 01:26 PM
Awesome thread. Have a safe trip!

Kad4Life
08-01-13, 09:47 PM
You could always follow one of the oldest routes back west; Route 6 runs from Provincetown on Cape Cod to the California coast .

77CDV
08-01-13, 11:05 PM
Craig, how is it traveling cross country in a car 36 years old? Is it pretty care-free and easy going or do you start to worry about it in rural areas?

It's really no different than travelling in a new car. You service it properly before you set off, and once on the road, whatever happens, happens. If it's bad enough, you call AAA and procede to the nearest town to get it sorted out. Gas mileage is a bit lacking compared to the newer models, though. Apropos of your comment in another thread, I indulged in the wholesale slaughter of Prii as I crossed the country, and I look forward to a second massacre as I head back. :D For the record, Rebecca averaged around 14 mpg on the trip out, at a constant cruising speed between 65 and 70 mph. Not too bad for a 4500 lb car with a 425 V8, 4 bbl carb, 3 speed auto, and "performance" rear axle ratio.

Today, I took Rebecca to the local Cadillac dealership for an oil change, which is always amusing, as their computers never know what to make of her VIN. Either they can't identify the car, or they spit out something completely off. That bit of housekeeping taken care of, I drove back to the hotel. On the way to my assigned parking space, I was waylayed into the photo shoot area, where Rebecca had her official meet picture taken. She'd show up in the Self-Starter (the CLC's monthly magazine), but there's another guy who drove in from CA (1992 Brougham), so I'm not putting in for the long distance award this year. Which is fine, as Rebecca already had two to her name.

After the picture, I spent some time cleaning Rebecca up and engaging in conversation with other club members as they passed by. One thing's for sure, everyone loves Rebecca! :)

As far as Rte. 6, that would be great if I had about a month to get back! :lol:

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So I promised some pics. Please excuse the quality. My hands tend to shake a bit.

The orange Fleetwood turned out to be a 1974 Talisman, complete with orange pinstripe.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_131154_zps8447ba7d.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_131154_zps8447ba7d.jpg.html)

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_131246_zps947a859f.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_131246_zps947a859f.jpg.html)

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There was also wagon-y goodness.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_130133_zpse17d7a3e.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_130133_zpse17d7a3e.jpg.html)

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Special for Chamus (flower cars to come later).

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_130055_zpsec0403c6.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_130055_zpsec0403c6.jpg.html)

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Treats for Chad.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_131439_zps9780c46f.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_131439_zps9780c46f.jpg.html)

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_131412_zps0ec5f360.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_131412_zps0ec5f360.jpg.html)

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And for Luke.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_131839_zps355dd752.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_131839_zps355dd752.jpg.html)

jayoldschool
08-01-13, 11:11 PM
Damn. I just drove home from that area today. Had no idea.

77CDV
08-01-13, 11:17 PM
We're here til Saturday! :bouncy:

gdwriter
08-02-13, 02:13 AM
It's really no different than travelling in a new car. You service it properly before you set off, and once on the road, whatever happens, happens. If it's bad enough, you call AAA and procede to the nearest town to get it sorted out. Gas mileage is a bit lacking compared to the newer models, though. Apropos of your comment in another thread, I indulged in the wholesale slaughter of Prii as I crossed the country, and I look forward to a second massacre as I head back. :D For the record, Rebecca averaged around 14 mpg on the trip out, at a constant cruising speed between 65 and 70 mph. Not too bad for a 4500 lb car with a 425 V8, 4 bbl carb, 3 speed auto, and "performance" rear axle ratio.On my trip to Coeur d'Alene, ID in June, Betty's best tank was 16.71 MPG from Salem, OR to The Dalles, and that was without A/C and a tailwind through the Columbia Gorge. The worst was 12.89 MPG from Kennewick, WA to Hood River, OR, and that was with the A/C and doing 65-70 MPH into a strong headwind. In between, I got around 14 MPG. Compared to Rebecca, Betty's a little lighter, has been upgraded to THM700R4 with overdrive, has a 3:08 rear axle and has fewer cubes to feed.

I've been making trips to Eastern Washington and Idaho for several years, along with other trips to Seattle and around Oregon. I've never hesitated to take Betty on a trip so long as I've had her properly serviced and any known issues have been addressed. The water pump failure wasn't something that could have been predicted, and as I've said before, I'm grateful she held herself together until I could get her repaired. Que sera, sera.


The orange Fleetwood turned out to be a 1974 Talisman, complete with orange pinstripe.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_131154_zps8447ba7d.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_131154_zps8447ba7d.jpg.html)

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_131246_zps947a859f.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_131246_zps947a859f.jpg.html)

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There was also wagon-y goodness.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130801_130133_zpse17d7a3e.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130801_130133_zpse17d7a3e.jpg.html)

OMFG it's going to take Roo a week to clean himself up after he sees this. :rofl:

Hoosier Daddy
08-02-13, 09:00 AM
On my trip to Coeur d'Alene, ID in June, Betty's best tank was 16.71 MPG from Salem, OR to The Dalles, and that was without A/C and a tailwind through the Columbia Gorge. The worst was 12.89 MPG from Kennewick, WA to Hood River, OR, and that was with the A/C and doing 65-70 MPH into a strong headwind. In between, I got around 14 MPG. Compared to Rebecca, Betty's a little lighter, has been upgraded to THM700R4 with overdrive, has a 3:08 rear axle and has fewer cubes to feed.

I've been making trips to Eastern Washington and Idaho for several years, along with other trips to Seattle and around Oregon. I've never hesitated to take Betty on a trip so long as I've had her properly serviced and any known issues have been addressed. The water pump failure wasn't something that could have been predicted, and as I've said before, I'm grateful she held herself together until I could get her repaired. Que sera, sera.

Whatever you do do NOT stop in Ritzville!

I did in the mid 80s and was afraid I would be there forever. It is a true Twilight Zone town.

At that time it was comprised of a restaurant, a Les Schwab tractor part store, an 18 hole golf course (!!!) and damn little else all in the middle of nowhere.

We went into the restaurant and decided what we wanted. We were in a corner booth and nobody passed by until we were ready to order. The first thing the waitress asked was, do you want your usual? We laughed and said we had never been there before and she says, no we come in every week or so and always order the same thing. So I said, okay then, what is that? She said exactly what we planned to order (no, it wasn't hamburgers and fries). While waiting we looked out the window at the dirt/gravel parking lot. There were some trucks (this is a crossroads for two highways). But they didn't have the dust on the tires like ours did from driving across that lot. Almost as if they had been dropped there by helicopters. Then we noticed the signage on the trucks and they were all generic names like National Food Company. We got the hell out of there fast (after eating). I just checked it in Google Maps and there is a lot more there now. The picture is obviously close to sunset or sunrise because the shadows are VERY long. But they are pointing North West according to the North indicator in the pic. Does the sun really rises or set in the South East in Washington?

Stingroo
08-02-13, 09:06 AM
OMFG it's going to take Roo a week to clean himself up after he sees this. :rofl:



Don't judge me.


I can feel you judging me.

gdwriter
08-02-13, 01:39 PM
Don't judge me.


I can feel you judging me.No judgement, just knowing what floats your boat, so to speak. :suspect:

The-Dullahan
08-02-13, 06:35 PM
There is a hearse like that locally and just as clean. Needs a timing gear. It is a DeVille though not a Brougham.

I do not have someplace to park it but I am seriously considering buying it.

77CDV
08-02-13, 07:11 PM
It rained here overnight and into early morning, which prompted lots of scurrying in the parking lot with folks drying their cars off and polishing everything all over again. So nice being a display only car and not caring about all that noise. :cloud9:

My day was mostly taken up with a sightseeing tour of Boston called a Duck Tour. Basically, they take you all around the city as well as a short cruise on the Charles River in a decomissioned military amphibious transport vehicle called a "duck". That was followed by lunch at Quincy Market. All very interesting and scenic.

By the time we got back to the host hotel, the parking lot had filled up considerably with Cadillacs and LaSalles. About 2/3 of the spots are full, and most of the rest will probably show tomorrow if they still come. In all, there are 308 cars registered for this meet, and I suspect there will be about 250 in attendance tomorrow, which will make it one of the larger Grand Nationals I've been too. For the record, the biggest was in Detroit in 2002, when they had 800 cars show up.

Once the sun goes down a bit, I think I'll go spend some time sitting outside by the car. Very rare I get the chance to do that.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-02-13, 07:48 PM
Craig, what do you do for work that allows you to take so much time off?

That period correct orange '74 Talisman is hawt! :drool:

The-Dullahan
08-02-13, 07:52 PM
I gt as much time off I think...sadly July puts all of central Florida into a busy season that I COULD take time off during...but it is a bad, bad idea. I only made it last year, because it was sort of local.

77CDV
08-03-13, 05:50 PM
Craig, what do you do for work that allows you to take so much time off?

That period correct orange '74 Talisman is hawt! :drool:

I'm a pharmacist. I get three weeks off a year, two of which I'm using for this trip. Wanna know what's even hotter about that Talisman? The guy who owns it got it for free. :jawdrop: If he wasn't such a nice guy, I'd have to murder him just on principle. :lol:

Today was the big show, and as predicted, nearly 300 cars turned out. The oldest car on the field was a 1926 Dual Cowl Phaeton, and the newest a current model CTS-V coupe, with everything you can imagine in between. There were also about 12 or 15 LaSalles on the field, which is the most I've ever seen assembled.

It turns out Rebecca has another near-twin in the club, although this car has a tan cabriolet quarter top and Medium Antique Saddle leather interior. It also has incredibly low miles (23k). Needless to say, it's as near to perfect as you can get. He'll for sure place in his class.

The weather was perfect, light cloud cover and mild humidity, so it was very comfortable all day. There were some light sprinkles in the morning, which caused panic among the convertibles and trailer queens, but it didn't amount to much. Once the show started breaking up around 3, I set off to find Rebecca gas so we can start our journey home tomorrow morning. Tonight, I'll attend the awards banquet to accept the club's most prestigeous award on behalf of one of the members of my region.

All in all a great show, and the trip home should be good, too. Tomorrow, I head for NJ to visit a friend, then down to TN to visit Ben Stanton and his Phaeton, then off to TX for more visiting, then onward back to CA. :)

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http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130803_052340_zps142acdf9.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130803_052340_zps142acdf9.jpg.html)

This is the show field early this morning from my hotel window. Many more cars showed up in the following hour, and there were over 100 more beyond the trees.

Garys
08-03-13, 06:50 PM
All in all a great show, and the trip home should be good, too. Tomorrow, I head for NJ to visit a friend, then down to TN to visit Ben Stanton and his Phaeton, then off to TX for more visiting, then onward back to CA. :)

Happy motoring, and safe travels Craig! Jim's sister lives in Bedminster, NJ

cadillac kevin
08-03-13, 10:05 PM
Very cool craig!!! I'd love to go, but I am sure that they would not let me in the door with my hooptielac

The-Dullahan
08-04-13, 03:44 AM
^You sure about that? This was there last year.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/IMAG0259.jpg?t=1339903838


Seriously though, they let my Cadillac in and even put photos of it on their webpage. Doesn't look any better than yours.

thebigjimsho
08-04-13, 02:42 PM
Hope you had fun, Craig! At least I got to see you on the highway. Safe travels home!

77CDV
08-04-13, 03:55 PM
Kevin, you can display any Cadillac or LaSalle so long as you're a CLC member. Although, they were letting non-member Cadillacs cruise through the show field to see the cars on display. One was a lowrider
Le Cabriolet, and your car can't possibly be any worse. :lol:

And now for the bad news. On my way to NJ, the car started bucking like she was starving for gas. Everything checked out visually, and after letting the car rest for a while, I tried to go on, but soon enough she was doing the same thing. So, abondoned I 95 for US 1, because the car still runs ok at lower speeds. I'm now in Fairfield, CT, with Rebecca in the shop where they're trying to figure out what the problem could be.

I blame Chad for giving Rebecca ideas. :lol: I'll keep you all posted on what happens.

(Just kidding, Chad. ;) )

Hoosier Daddy
08-04-13, 04:03 PM
And now for the bad news. On my way to NJ, the car started bucking like she was starving for gas. Everything checked out visually, and after letting the car rest for a while, I tried to go on, but soon enough she was doing the same thing. So, abondoned I 95 for US 1, because the car still runs ok at lower speeds. I'm now in Fairfield, CT, with Rebecca in the shop where they're trying to figure out what the problem could be.
Fuel filter or pump?

77CDV
08-04-13, 04:57 PM
Turns out to be a bad EGR valve. Parts tomorrow.

Garys
08-04-13, 07:07 PM
Turns out to be a bad EGR valve. Parts tomorrow.

My '79 FWB had the same issue last year. Thankfully it is an easy repair.

77CDV
08-05-13, 12:38 PM
New EGR valve on order for tomorrow. Looks like I won't be seeing Ben, Austin, and Josiah after all. :(

hueterm
08-05-13, 02:28 PM
OMG, you were going to drive from MA to CA via GA? That's a big 90 deg angle...


EDIT: I just mapped it, and surprisingly, it's only an extra 300 miles...

Garys
08-05-13, 04:04 PM
New EGR valve on order for tomorrow.

That really, really blows that none of the parts houses have one in stock.

77CDV
08-05-13, 07:20 PM
You're telling me! :annoyed:

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Since I seem to have time on my hands, I decided to explore a bit of the town I've landed in. It's fairly compact, and I didn't go too far afield because I didn't want to risk it. Fairfield, CT, is just south of Bridgeport. Both straddle I-95 and US-1 and, like most eastern/New England towns, grew like topsy around them, with roads meandering off every which way. Fairfield seems to act as a sort of suburb of NYC, which is not far. I did check out a bit of Fairfield's downtown, which is built up along US-1. Nice, small town feel, but if you want something to eat other than pizza, you've come to the wrong place! :lol: Seriously, 10 pizzarias in a one-block walk! I did sample one last night. Very good, I gotta admit.

Nice a place as it is, let's hope I'm on the road again by late tomorrow morning.

cadillac kevin
08-05-13, 07:43 PM
I hope you're on the road again too....I want to meet the (in)famous Craig.

93DevilleUSMC
08-06-13, 12:22 AM
Good to see Rebecca back on the road again!

thebigjimsho
08-06-13, 01:01 PM
OMG, you were going to drive from MA to CA via GA? That's a big 90 deg angle...

EDIT: I just mapped it, and surprisingly, it's only an extra 300 miles...

Yeah, I have to keep remembering Atlanta and Miami are about as far west as Detroit. It really isn't far out of the way...

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What? You didn't have a spare EGR valve? I bet you don't have a spare tire, either!

77CDV
08-06-13, 07:16 PM
Final update: The shop ended up getting, not an EGR valve, but an EGR gasket. :doh: The look on my face must have been omnious, because they became very apologetic and spent a good hour trying to patch it up so it would at least make it home. Alas, their efforts were for naught. :( The car did well until I had to fight my way across NYC. I'd almost made it across the Geo. Washington Bridge to NJ when the bucking started, and at one point, the car actually died. :banghead: Mercifully, she restarted, and I was able to limp her to the first service area in NJ, where I had lunch and contemplated my options.

After I was fed and thinking clearly again, I called GaryS to commisserate and get his opinion. We both agreed, this was no time for heroics, especially with the wide, empty spaces of the west looming. So, Rebecca gets shipped home Thursday and I fly out of Newark at 6am Thursday morning. Once the car is back in CA, I can deal with it far more easily and at my leisure.

I gotta apologize to all the folks I was gonna see along the way home. I'm really sorry Rebecca and I let you all down. I'll still post up pics from the show in Boston when I get home, if anyone's interested.

Btw, Newark is a pit. Just sayin'.

orconn
08-06-13, 08:32 PM
Very sorry to hear of this turn of events, Craig. I can commiserate with you being stuck in Newark, but look at the bright side ...... at least you are not stuck in one of the other New Jersey hell holes like Trento or Camden!

I will looking forward to seeing more pictures of the show!

hueterm
08-06-13, 09:10 PM
Final update: The shop ended up getting, not an EGR valve, but an EGR gasket. :doh: The look on my face must have been omnious, because they became very apologetic and spent a good hour trying to patch it up so it would at least make it home. Alas, their efforts were for naught. :( The car did well until I had to fight my way across NYC. I'd almost made it across the Geo. Washington Bridge to NJ when the bucking started, and at one point, the car actually died. :banghead: Mercifully, she restarted, and I was able to limp her to the first service area in NJ, where I had lunch and contemplated my options.

After I was fed and thinking clearly again, I called GaryS to commisserate and get his opinion. We both agreed, this was no time for heroics, especially with the wide, empty spaces of the west looming. So, Rebecca gets shipped home Thursday and I fly out of Newark at 6am Thursday morning. Once the car is back in CA, I can deal with it far more easily and at my leisure.

I gotta apologize to all the folks I was gonna see along the way home. I'm really sorry Rebecca and I let you all down. I'll still post up pics from the show in Boston when I get home, if anyone's interested.

Btw, Newark is a pit. Just sayin'.

Chad...does this answer your previous question??

77CDV
08-06-13, 10:50 PM
Chad...does this answer your previous question??

I told you it was all Chad's fault! :lol:

talismandave
08-07-13, 01:15 AM
Sorry to hear about Rebecca's hissy fit. "Women...can't live with them,....":lol:

ben.gators
08-07-13, 02:00 AM
I see a business opportunity for Chad! Chad can start to charge people for not giving compliment on their cars! :D

thebigjimsho
08-07-13, 09:45 AM
Ugh!

77CDV
08-07-13, 11:32 AM
Ugh!

To put it mildly. My comments were much more....effusive.

77CDV
08-07-13, 01:27 PM
Left the car off today with Gary's in-laws in Bedminster. Shipping company will pick her up tomorrow.

Catch ya on the flip side, baby. :(

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/IMG_20130807_091414_zps2d184325.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/IMG_20130807_091414_zps2d184325.jpg.html)

Garys
08-07-13, 01:52 PM
Safe travels Craig!

vincentm
08-07-13, 01:56 PM
Safe travels Craig!

Is it bad that im more worried about the Caddy's travels back home more than Craigs? :p. Ima be biting my nails until i know its back home and safe.

The-Dullahan
08-07-13, 02:30 PM
Rebecca has stolen a page from Branwen's book. I told you she'd be a bad influence.

Where your car may throw a "Hissy Fit" mine continues her saga as "The Hellish Bitch Goddess".

The day...the very DAY I acquired the rear end for my swap, the rear end on my Cadillac began leaking. Presently, it is being put back together (Will be finished soon, just had to wait for drums, which just arrived)

Total cost of rebuild was around $650 to get the rear end back in order. I just invested as much into purchasing and rebuilding the rear end for the swap.

However, you've the disatvantage of being displaced on the other side of the country when your car decided to act up.

77CDV
08-07-13, 03:54 PM
I told you they were conspiring in the parking lot that night! :lol: Although, Branwen definitely rubbed off on me, as since meeting her, I've developed an entirely new appreciation for funeral coaches. :thumbsup:


Rebecca has stolen a page from Branwen's book. I told you she'd be a bad influence.

Where your car may throw a "Hissy Fit" mine continues her saga as "The Hellish Bitch Goddess".

The day...the very DAY I acquired the rear end for my swap, the rear end on my Cadillac began leaking. Presently, it is being put back together (Will be finished soon, just had to wait for drums, which just arrived)

Total cost of rebuild was around $650 to get the rear end back in order. I just invested as much into purchasing and rebuilding the rear end for the swap.

However, you've the disatvantage of being displaced on the other side of the country when your car decided to act up.

The-Dullahan
08-07-13, 05:11 PM
Yeah one day I hope to have the chance to strip her and repaint her and may haps she will look as nice as Rebecca. If she does not kill me first. I mean, I am 99% certain I am immortal, but if anything can kill me, there's a good chance it's that car.

vincentm
08-07-13, 05:15 PM
Yeah one day I hope to have the chance to strip her and repaint her and may haps she will look as nice as Rebecca. If she does not kill me first. I mean, I am 99% certain I am immortal, but if anything can kill me, there's a good chance it's that car.


If i was to die via automobile it'd better at least be a Cadillac, and dying via Hearse, well. That's just Epic.

The-Dullahan
08-07-13, 07:48 PM
If I ever die, I want to be laid out in my casket, driven to my gravesite in my Cadillac and have the whole thing buried.

Just need to settle on a driver.

talismandave
08-07-13, 09:55 PM
Before I apply.....can the driver get out before the burial?:D


You know I'd be rockin' the Murphy's!:beavis:

ben.gators
08-07-13, 09:58 PM
Ugh!

I am sorry jim, my comment offended you! :D

thebigjimsho
08-08-13, 12:13 AM
lolwut

CadillacLuke24
08-08-13, 03:33 AM
*Sigh* Sucks to see your trip cut short Craig. At least you got to go to the car show. And you were eternally kind to swing by Boomtown WY to visit a happy go lucky college kid and his trusty Cadillac :D

The-Dullahan
08-08-13, 05:40 AM
Before I apply.....can the driver get out before the burial?:D


You know I'd be rockin' the Murphy's!:beavis:

That's the plan. It would make things easier when I come back (Which I WILL be doing) to NOT have a skeleton in my driver's seat. Not that I have ever been too horribly encumbered by having to toss a random skeleton aside in the past, mind you.

Thus far though, I have not determined if I should actually die. I am terribly busy at the moment and do not really have the time to do so.

However, should I choose to, I may just set a new record for the most Hearses in a single funeral procession. Not to mention all of the other cars I'll have present.

77CDV
08-08-13, 07:21 AM
*Sigh* Sucks to see your trip cut short Craig. At least you got to go to the car show. And you were eternally kind to swing by Boomtown WY to visit a happy go lucky college kid and his trusty Cadillac :D

It was my pleasure to do so. Getting to spend time with you and Dave made the whole trip worth it. :)

talismandave
08-08-13, 11:00 AM
Thanks Craig, you made my year by visiting. Now after meeting you and Matt I find myself plotting road trips to other members towns! If I only had more vacation....

93DevilleUSMC
08-08-13, 03:46 PM
Man, I hate that Rebecca fell out! Let us know when she's fixed.

Chamus, when I die, it had better be in a Cadillac, a pile of empty rifle brass, or with a questionable woman...or all of the above.

CadillacLuke24
08-08-13, 06:01 PM
Thanks Craig, you made my year by visiting. Now after meeting you and Matt I find myself plotting road trips to other members towns! If I only had more vacation....

Me too. What are we sharing brainwaves today or what?

The-Dullahan
08-08-13, 06:40 PM
Guess its time for another meet. Well kids, someone get on that. Who has fun things to do in their area?

CadillacLuke24
08-08-13, 08:25 PM
Well, there's hiking. And babes. LOTS of babes :D.

Denver isn't too far.

For Chamus, every October to the following May there's snow on the ground.

The-Dullahan
08-08-13, 10:09 PM
Are babes an attraction? I think Craig, Sting and I have cornered the market on those.


Mountains are cool though.

Does Disney World count as an attraction? They have a GM showroom there.

ben.gators
08-08-13, 10:35 PM
Guess its time for another meet. Well kids, someone get on that. Who has fun things to do in their area?

Ocean, surfing, kayaking, jungles and parks, volcanoes, great weather.... Any plan for Hawaii? :D

talismandave
08-08-13, 11:14 PM
Ocean, surfing, kayaking, jungles and parks, volcanoes, great weather.... Any plan for Hawaii? :D

Hold on Ben, let me go edit my response to the Lotto thread.....:leaving:

Hoosier Daddy
08-08-13, 11:33 PM
Ocean, surfing, kayaking, jungles and parks, volcanoes, great weather.... Any plan for Hawaii? :D
Just don't expect Ben to pick you up at the airport! LoL

talismandave
08-08-13, 11:39 PM
Just don't expect Ben to pick you up at the airport! LoL

Oh I think he will. I will be easy to find, I will be the guy smoking a cigar and carrying an ice cream cone...

orconn
08-08-13, 11:41 PM
What happened to the Forum get togethers at the Chicago Auto Show! Those seemed to be pretty well attended.

Hoosier Daddy
08-09-13, 12:11 AM
I vote for SEMA.

talismandave
08-09-13, 12:50 AM
If I lived in AZ I would too!:yup:

Kansas City, Denver, and Oklahoma City are about the most central part of the country.:noidea:

Hoosier Daddy
08-09-13, 01:43 AM
Oh I think he will. I will be easy to find, I will be the guy smoking a cigar and carrying an ice cream cone...
A cigar and ice cream cone are definitely not going to help your case. Same for your spiked luggage.

CadillacLuke24
08-09-13, 02:00 AM
If I lived in AZ I would too!:yup:

Kansas City, Denver, and Oklahoma City are about the most central part of the country.:noidea:

I think the second option was a pitch for me :rolleyes: Gimmie a couple years and I will be outta school, and for the forseeable future, single. Then I can go WHEREVER!

93DevilleUSMC
08-09-13, 10:35 PM
I've got Road Atlanta and Atlanta Motor Speedway within fifty miles of me. As for food and babes, North Atlanta has plenty of both.

The-Dullahan
08-10-13, 01:30 AM
Southern women.

Josiah, I should introduce you to this one endearing fan of mine. She's an alright person, for a line-dancing girl who works at a Chevy dealership and takes her new truck mudding every other weekend.

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Oh I think he will. I will be easy to find, I will be the guy smoking a cigar and carrying an ice cream cone...

I am notoriously impossible to locate in airports small or large.

93DevilleUSMC
08-10-13, 07:06 AM
Southern women.

Josiah, I should introduce you to this one endearing fan of mine. She's an alright person, for a line-dancing girl who works at a Chevy dealership and takes her new truck mudding every other weekend.

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I am notoriously impossible to locate in airports small or large.

I'm up for that introduction. When and where?

CTSCHICK
08-11-13, 02:55 AM
Sorry to hear about your trip
Sounds like you broke down in Jersey near my house

CadillacLuke24
08-11-13, 05:02 PM
I'm up for that introduction. When and where?

:histeric:

I was gonna say that the ol' lass sounded right up Josiah's alley :D

77CDV
08-12-13, 02:10 AM
Hey, you all could come to Cali! Lots to do here. Although, Vegas is a good option, and easy to get to.

Anyway, I promised you all some pics. I'm sorry it took so long. I've been dealing with a nasty infection since I got back. :( How lucky am I? :lol:

The start of the trip went swimmingly. Once she'd crossed the outter reaches of the LA metroplex, Rebecca was free and clear to navigate.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/001_zps7f1bce3e.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/001_zps7f1bce3e.jpg.html)

The first leg of the trip took me through NV, AZ, and UT. Leaving Provo the next day, Mr. Mapquest advised me to take US-189 through Provo Canyon to meet up with I-80. It proved to be a very scenic decision.

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Across the wide open expanses of WY we flew on our way to meet Luke and Alexandra. She did stop to admire the view, though. This is overlooking Alcova Reservoir on WY-220.

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Soon we'd reached Gillette, home to one very cool dude and his equally cool ride.

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Seeing Rebecca and Alexandra together prompted this pic, which didn't turn out as well as I would have liked.

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It was inspired by the Cadillac ads from the early to mid 1960s, which (properly) claimed that the only real alternative to a new Cadillac was "a Cadillac of greater vintage".

http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/cadillac/ville66.html

77CDV
08-12-13, 02:22 AM
A pleasant evening of swapping cars stories and comparing rides ended far too soon, and by morning Rebecca and I were on our way east again, crossing over into South Dakota. The plethora of motorcycles told me the annual Sturgis weekend was fast approaching. I actually stopped for gas in Sturgis, where Rebecca garnered many a stare.

Since I was passing, I decided to stop off to see Mt. Rushmore. The monument is surrounded by tourist traps of every kind and sort, but the monument itself is quite awe-inspiring, even moreso when seen across the hood of another monument to American greatness. :thumbsup:

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This would be a bad time for an earthquake. :lol:

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Carrying on across SD and MN, we soon found ourselves in WI, home to very scary drivers and one incredibly nice and generous guy.

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A fascinating city tour was followed by lunch at a neat Italian restaurant overlooking one of Madison's two lakes.

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Pizza topped with bolognese sauce. It works, trust me. :drool:

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77CDV
08-12-13, 02:42 AM
We continued on eastward across, IL, IN, OH, PA, and on into NY, stopping off in Syracuse to visit a non-car friend there, then on to Quincy, MA, and the CLC Grand National Show.

So many beautiful Cadillacs and LaSalles, over 300 of them, all in one place! It was a Cadillac lover's dream come true. :cloud9: There was no way I could photograph all the cars, but get a few shots. I want to start with some of the older cars which some of you may never have seen before.

1926 Dual Cowl Touring Phaeton

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I love the detail in these old cars.

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1927 LaSalle Phaeton.

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talismandave
08-12-13, 02:47 AM
Thank you Craig. It was a great visit!

That is Lake Monona the second largest of four lakes.

77CDV
08-12-13, 02:50 AM
Even Roo could feel at home in this 1930 Cadillac V8 roadster.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/075_zps2deee7ab.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/075_zps2deee7ab.jpg.html)

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1931 Cadillac Sport Phaeton

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/079_zpseb29111d.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/079_zpseb29111d.jpg.html)

1932 Cadillac Convertible Coupe

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/081_zpsa9d14286.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/081_zpsa9d14286.jpg.html)

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1934 Cadillac Series 65 sedan

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77CDV
08-12-13, 02:57 AM
1929 Cadillac Town Sedan

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A very snazzy 1933 LaSalle Five Passenger Coupe.

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Oodles of 41s (still the most popular model year in the club).

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77CDV
08-12-13, 03:03 AM
An interloper! We all knew Ray couldn't resist! :lol:

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Modified cars are always a hit!

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This very clean 1980 seafoam over white leather FWB was for sale. And no one bought it. :(

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Eldorado Broughams are always a hit.

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I prefer the 1958 Fleetwood Sixty Special, though.

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77CDV
08-12-13, 03:10 AM
1978 McClain flower car.

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1974 Superior Coupe de Fleur.

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1969 Fleetwood 75 formal limousine.

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1966 Fleetwood Brougham. Do. Want. :drool:

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77CDV
08-12-13, 03:16 AM
80s Cadillacs!

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http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/194_zpsb8423044.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/194_zpsb8423044.jpg.html)

Broughams!

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/195_zps2f1b8a4b.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/195_zps2f1b8a4b.jpg.html)

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/208_zpse11d4d5d.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/208_zpse11d4d5d.jpg.html)

Rebecca and near-twin.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/207_zpsd5073ac5.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/207_zpsd5073ac5.jpg.html)

1979 Le Cabriolet.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/199_zps22b815bf.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/199_zps22b815bf.jpg.html)

1977 Seville.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/205_zpsb9a126ba.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/205_zpsb9a126ba.jpg.html)

77CDV
08-12-13, 03:28 AM
All original 1976 Fleetwood Brougham with 23K miles.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/209_zps0a2ce3c1.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/209_zps0a2ce3c1.jpg.html)

1976 Sedan de Ville.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/210_zps82c82f9f.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/210_zps82c82f9f.jpg.html)

1976 Coupe de Ville.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/211_zps0428a5f1.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/211_zps0428a5f1.jpg.html)

1973 Coupe de Ville.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/220_zpsbcd01043.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/220_zpsbcd01043.jpg.html)

1973 Caribou.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/217_zpsbff85847.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/217_zpsbff85847.jpg.html)

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/218_zps88115784.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/218_zps88115784.jpg.html)

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/219_zpsbbcac913.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/219_zpsbbcac913.jpg.html)

Coachwork makes all the difference when building a last gen Eldo convertible.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/215_zpsfdd3b021.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/215_zpsfdd3b021.jpg.html)

Mary Kay XLR.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/223_zpsccd8a967.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/223_zpsccd8a967.jpg.html)

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Allantes. Lots of 'em.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/216_zpsbc6f39d8.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/216_zpsbc6f39d8.jpg.html)

What color would you like your new Eldorado Convertible, sir?

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/222_zpsdab8bb4c.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/222_zpsdab8bb4c.jpg.html)

Full album can be found here: http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/library/2013%20Grand%20National

Stingroo
08-12-13, 01:27 PM
I WANT THAT CARIBOU.

So much.

Oh maaaaaan....

cadillac kevin
08-12-13, 05:47 PM
I WANT THAT CARIBOU.

So much.

Oh maaaaaan....

There was one for sale locally for the longest time. They wanted 6k for it (because according to the seller, it is worth 50k restored, although I doubt that). It needed 40k in work easy. The roof was rotted out due to a failed top, the interior was 100% shot, all the chrome was unusable, every panel had rust and bondo on it (lots of it), and it had been sitting on the ground in the weeds for who know how long. Still, you could see that at one time it was a very cool car truck thing.

The-Dullahan
08-12-13, 07:06 PM
Look at those gorgeous professional cars.

Also, while it is a fact that cars always look nice in black...I do not normally like the XLR (Or it's V counterpart) but that Mary Kay XLR-V is something else. I...I would actually drive it.

Two years ago, I saw a pink Eureka flower car however...That...that, no...I would have kept it black.

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I'm up for that introduction. When and where?

She officially lives in Tampa.

Garys
08-13-13, 01:11 AM
This very clean 1980 seafoam over white leather FWB was for sale. And no one bought it. :(

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2013%20Grand%20National/151_zps04914cdc.jpg (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/cmchally/media/2013%20Grand%20National/151_zps04914cdc.jpg.html)



I am surprised. That is a great color combo. How much?

77CDV
08-13-13, 02:21 AM
I am surprised. That is a great color combo. How much?

He was asking $5600, but I suspect if someone had flashed $4000 in hundreds at him, he'd have taken it. It was a low mileage car with no rust that I could see. It really only needed a thorough cleaning to really shine.

Garys
08-13-13, 02:39 PM
He was asking $5600, but I suspect if someone had flashed $4000 in hundreds at him, he'd have taken it. It was a low mileage car with no rust that I could see. It really only needed a thorough cleaning to really shine.

Road Trip! :duck:

77CDV
08-13-13, 05:44 PM
Road Trip! :duck:

Jim would murder you. :lol:

93DevilleUSMC
08-14-13, 03:25 AM
Look at those gorgeous professional cars.

Also, while it is a fact that cars always look nice in black...I do not normally like the XLR (Or it's V counterpart) but that Mary Kay XLR-V is something else. I...I would actually drive it.

Two years ago, I saw a pink Eureka flower car however...That...that, no...I would have kept it black.


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She officially lives in Tampa.

She should unofficially visit Atlanta.

Graig, great pictures!