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JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 8:43 a.m.

This will be the travel log from Ohio to Gainesville in the 1990 Infiniti Q45.

The back story https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/i-need-help-with-a-salvage-auction-purchase-able-t/103085/page1/

Last night's final wash.

We are loaded with technology and headed down the road in the lap of luxury.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 8:57 a.m.

Just moments after getting on hyw we passed this GT. Too cool. We were the only two cars on the road. It was like driving in a time warp. Our XM radio antenna was the only giveaway that it was not actually 1990.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
10/21/15 9:06 a.m.

Nice, you guys making good time?

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 9:22 a.m.
pimpm3 wrote: Nice, you guys making good time?

A little behind.
We have to be in Charleston WV by 2:00 to pick up a motorcycle (Honda trail 70) that we will be loading into the trunk. Current eta is 1:35 but we'll make some time.

sethmeister4
sethmeister4 SuperDork
10/21/15 9:38 a.m.

You've got me beat in mileage, for sure. Only about 700 for me. Good luck, have a fun trip! See you tomorrow!

Storz
Storz Dork
10/21/15 10:22 a.m.

Excellent

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Reader
10/21/15 10:36 a.m.

Looks like you are making better time than me. I'm still sitting around eating lunch at work.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 11:16 a.m.

We gave crossed the Ohio River and entered West by God Virginia.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
10/21/15 11:52 a.m.

Parallel running down 75

JamesMcD
JamesMcD Dork
10/21/15 12:09 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: Just moments after getting on hyw we passed this GT. Too cool. We were the only two cars on the road. It was like driving in a time warp. Our XM radio antenna was the only giveaway that it was not actually 1990.

Nice. Very fast shutter speed you are using there, to freeze the wheels.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
10/21/15 12:51 p.m.

Into KY, how is the hog loading working out?

Apis Mellifera
Apis Mellifera HalfDork
10/21/15 2:04 p.m.

I can verify that they made it to Charleston, WV at 1:30. I pointed the to a west side restaurant for BBQ and/or a stabbing. If they don't post again, we'll know what today's special was. Have fun Challenging/condolences to the family.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 2:05 p.m.

Honda Trail 70 acquired.
Out of '73 Range Rover and into' 90 Q45

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
10/21/15 2:17 p.m.

That's alot of junk in the trunk.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 2:33 p.m.

Soul food for lunch. Realized too late that I should have taken photos before eating.
Brisket sandwich, greens and sweet potato casserole.

Got stuck in traffic jam on way to lunchlunch. Thanks Obama! No, really, he is here in Chuck town.

Though I live on a country club, my jobs of the last 10 years has me in the hood near daily. Ain't no thang.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 2:34 p.m.
pimpm3 wrote: That's alot of junk in the trunk.

He did an excellent job of packing it and sizing down.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 2:37 p.m.

First fuel. Getting 19.6 mpg

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 4:55 p.m.

Entered NC. Shooting for SC for the night.

M2Pilot
M2Pilot HalfDork
10/21/15 7:13 p.m.

Welcome to NC. How does the phrase go? "A valley of humility between 2 mountains of conceit" or something like that.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
10/21/15 7:42 p.m.

Picking up a pit bike on the way to the Challenge? Someones doing it right!

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 7:58 p.m.

At the next stop we pick up the Lincoln Mark VIII

More gas, now 21.1 mpg.

In Columbia, SC

Apis Mellifera
Apis Mellifera HalfDork
10/21/15 8:01 p.m.

Sounds like things went well. That part of town isn't actually as bad as I made it sound, however many years ago before moving here, I observed the first real prostitute I'd ever witnessed in the wild standing on a corner a few blocks from there.

I have to say that as a Land Rover owner, I've heard about every comment related poor quality and unreliability you can imagine. When coordinating with John for the pickup, after I mentioned that I'd let the Land Rover registration expire back in July and that I was slightly concerned about driving it to work, he said, "Of all the things that make Land Rovers not drivable, registration was not the first thing I thought of." That may well be the funniest thing I've ever heard.

Good luck guys and thanks for the transport.

Slippery
Slippery Dork
10/21/15 8:22 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: Honda Trail 70 acquired. Out of '73 Range Rover and into' 90 Q45

Lol. Thanks a bunch John and Matt for coordinating all this !!

John, I'll see you at the Challenge ... will be arriving around midnight Friday.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/21/15 8:53 p.m.

By midnight on Friday I will have already done six autox runs and tons of drag passes with your motorcycle in the trunk.

grafmiata
grafmiata SuperDork
10/21/15 8:58 p.m.

Safe travels, John, and good luck at the Challenge!!! Hopefully Aussie can pick something up to run.

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