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09-04-2006, 01:22 AM
Just got back tonight.
I didn't see any British cars until I got to
Fort Collins,Colorado,where I had a nice visit
with Shawn (swift6).Nice collection of cars!
After that,continued to Denver area,dropped off
the VW pickup,then headed back to CA.
I went through Wyoming on the way there (NO scenery,-
but 75MPH speed limit (but not in the Suburban!).Returned
through Colorado (recommended).
I didn't see any LBC's until Green River (almost out
of Colorado),where I saw a Red Bugeye on a transport truck.
From there,I went to the Salt Lake City area,where I got to visit with drooartz (nice Bugeye!).Enjoyed it.
Left SLC Saturday morning.While driving through Elko,
Nevada,saw a Blue '63 Cortina.The owner told me about it,& I found out that we both know some of the same people.
After that,continued to Carlin,Nevada,where I got off of the Interstate,& noticed a Yellow Midget (Yellow -'79,or '80).Asked the owner's Wife if they wanted me to haul it off- it had been sitting for awhile.She sounded like she'd give it away,but couldn't get ahold of her Husband (I had an empty trailer).
She also told me of a '71 or '72 up a few blocks that had been sitting for some time.The owner wasen't home.
Anybody interested in these?I can give you directions.
This afternoon,just out of Redding,CA.,I saw a Ford Anglia
outside of a resturant.
While looking at it,I realised who it probably belonged to.I was right.Had a nice visit with the owner.
Also in that area was a nicely restored '62 Sprite.
About 2 hors away from home,the highway was closed due
to a forest fire.Took me an extra hour to go the "scenic" route!
Anyway,after supporting the oil companies,I'm home.

- Doug

09-04-2006, 08:12 AM
Good trip, nice report. Enjoyed.

You saw more Bugeyes on your trip than I have seen in 20 years or so.

09-04-2006, 08:40 AM
Glad to hear you made it home safe, Doug. Nice visiting with you while you were passing through.

Driving across the country with an empty trailer is probably a good way to score LBC projects, isn't it. "I can haul it away right now, ma'am." /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

09-04-2006, 11:53 PM
Thank You!
Also saw a Bugeye at a body shop in Elko,Nevada.
Noone around - assumed it was a customer's car.
I might have to check up on that.

- Doug