Note: Sorry, but this is going to be “Louisville Pics, Days: First to Last”. I don’t have time to separate them into individual days, and really, whether a picture of a car was taken on Friday or Saturday, doesn’t make too much of a difference in your life. Enjoy!
Day 1 being Tuesday Aug. 4th.
I left home after a late lunch and decided to cross the border at Port Huron instead of Detroit. A pretty uneventful drive for the most part. It still excites me to think that I can be so far away in only a few short hours. Only a couple generations of humans have been able to travel the way we have… and I choose to do it in a loud, tiny car.
As it began to get dark, I started thinking about finding a hotel. By about 10:00, I still hadn’t decided and the miles clicked on. I don’t mind driving at night, but the thought of heading down I-71 through northern Kentucky in the dark wasn’t high on my priority list. I kept saying to myself “I’ll just get through Dayton” and then “I’ll just get through Cincinnati” and even when I did stop for a room, my GPS led me right back on the highway and told me to turn right on the on-ramp. I figured that was a good enough sign for me, so I pointed south and put the hammer down. Until the traffic jam in Cincinnati.
Last stop before leaving Sarnia.
Up and over into Michigan!
Pilot Transport trailer is nice and shiny – a good time to check for bugs in my teeth.
11:10 in Fort Mitchell. I stopped to see if I could find a hotel and all I got was this awful picture in front of a fire station.
Kept pushing through… stopped in traffic for a little bit.
This is the bowling pin I built for a trophy for the BMX race on Saturday night.
Perfectly sitting ’40 coupe.
Great weather until I was 20 minutes from home!
Try and keep up with Dave Tucci pulling a trailer!
The BMX race podium finishers. Scott Sandoval, Tim Strange, and Dave Tucci.
The first time the 32 has been inside stanchions! The BMX track manager “didn’t want to take any chances”. Very nice of him to do.
Post BMX race meal.
A nice line-up at the hotel.
Dave can hardly believe his eyes – a coffee cake booth with his name on it, on his birthday!
Neat quarter eliptical setup.
John Jackson is getting ready to try out his new BMX bike.
This ’34 was TRICKED OUT. Tail light brackets mimic F1 front shock mounts.
Quite the fan shroud.
The heater is in the trunk and the vents run up the B pillar and out by your head.
The heater is actually a box which houses all the controls.
The panels are press-fit and just pop out when you tap on one side.
Cool hood hinge. The one section is bolted to the hood, and the other is attached to the body. If you look close, the angled piece is actually two pieces bolted together. You could unbolt the hood without losing the alignment.
Spinelli’s downtown… … …
Dave changes the brakes in the hotel parking lot… in about 10 minutes. Seriously.