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warrlaw1
10-07-2009, 03:53 PM
I'm leaving tomorrow for an 18 hour trip to meet Bob Petersen and his California parts caravan in St. Paul. I don't carry a cell phone, but can always find an internet cafe. Bob, if I get delayed I will check in here with a progress report (or lack of progress). Here we go, into the wild blue yonder .....crash?

billmdonn
10-07-2009, 04:03 PM
Dave, you got to come into the 90's and get yourself a cell phone. How will you call AAA if you breakdown?

"I know nothing"

Sargent Schultz

warrlaw1
10-07-2009, 04:11 PM
Ar,Ar. I have two cell phones rotting in a drawer. I was in Japan, decades ago, before cell phones even hit North American and I thought "How peculiar! All these people on the streets, ignoring each other and talking away with a chunk of plastic upside their heads" I thought that defined "rude" and the affliction has landed on our shores. I have four landlines to the office, eight computers tied to the internet, a fax machine and a receptionist to catch walk-ins. People have too many ways to reach me. For the times I would really need a phone, the real reason to have a cell, the "emergency", I can find a computer or borrow a phone. $700 a year for that contingency is foolish IMHO. And I am dreading calling the 800 # and trying to explain to the dispatcher that CAA is AAA without the accent:) I love you guys.

Anne F. Goodman
10-07-2009, 04:21 PM
I too don't have a Cell phone. I don't want one either its nice to get away. Emergency's only should be what they are used for. Shoot the Drug dealers all have them but they just cost too much to have everyone be able to reach you 24/7. No Thanks.

Mabel 1949 Champion
Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
Gus 1958 Transtar
The Prez 1955 President State
Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
Daisy 1954 Commander Regal Coupe
Fresno,Ca
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Milaca
10-07-2009, 04:29 PM
I'm 38 and finally purchased a Net10 cell phone (pay as you go) for $30 just before heading down to Cedar Rapids with my Hawk this year. Fortunately, I didnt even need it! After all, I was driving a Studebaker!
Dave, I think you'd be better off purchasing a boat, as the Great Lakes waterway is the shortest route to Minnesota. ;)

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Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

sweetolbob
10-07-2009, 04:53 PM
Warlaw1

Do yourself a favor and stop at Walmart and buy a $19 Tracfone and a 20 min card. They work anywhere and it will allow to call help if you need.

I and my wife have both carried one for 10 years. Less than $20/mo for both with 100 min/month each. We don't talk a lot on the cell but their available if necessary.

Bob

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warrlaw1
10-07-2009, 04:54 PM
Well, Milaca, the trailer is part wood and it would probably float,empty. I dunno what the weight will be loaded with fenders. Gordon Lightfoot comes from my home town and his song, the "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" keeps going through my mind: "Superior, it's said, never gives up her dead, when the gales of November come early". Weather calls for wind and rain. I'll be on good highways with cruise control. I'm booked into the same hotel as Bob, and they have a pool. Between Bob and I we should scare all the kiddies out of the pool. I'm 200 pounds and I think Bob probably has a few pounds on me (lol).

Milaca
10-07-2009, 04:57 PM
My NET-10 phone is from the same company as TracFone, however it comes with 300 free minutes and 60 days of service for $30. When the time is up, you can purchase new call cards at most stores or order minutes from their website.

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Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

Milaca
10-07-2009, 05:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by warrlaw1

Well, Milaca, the trailer is part wood and it would probably float,empty. I dunno what the weight will be loaded with fenders. Gordon Lightfoot comes from my home town and his song, the "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" keeps going through my mind: "Superior, it's said, never gives up her dead, when the gales of November come early". Weather calls for wind and rain. I'll be on good highways with cruise control. I'm booked into the same hotel as Bob, and they have a pool. Between Bob and I we should scare all the kiddies out of the pool. I'm 200 pounds and I think Bob probably has a few pounds on me (lol).


I love that song! Its been about 34 years since the Fitz went down. I also like his song 'Carefree Highway'...that would be good for highway cruising ;)

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Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

doug
10-07-2009, 05:27 PM
No cell phone, no worries.

warrlaw1
10-08-2009, 09:27 AM
Be happy! My trailer and car are in good shape and the weather report's looking much better. In an earlier career I drove bus so I'll drive like I have a full charter from the seniors' home heading out for a shopping tour in Buffalo (it was so cute when they took up a collection to tip the driver):) I'll report back when I get to the next computer.

Milaca
10-08-2009, 09:29 AM
Where you at now David?

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Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

clonelark
10-08-2009, 09:46 AM
We ( my g/f and i)were listening to the news on the car radio one day, and they said the avarage woman says 7000 words a day, and men were conciderablely less. My g/f talks on her cell phone way more than i do, like maybe 20 to 1. I've started asking her if she got her 7000 words in yet. I've done it so many times now, she says she wish i hadn't heard that on the news.
And this is my 700th post.

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Anne F. Goodman
10-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Congratulations on your 700th post some of us don't talk that much we have the ability but we choose to listen more.

Mabel 1949 Champion
Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
Gus 1958 Transtar
The Prez 1955 President State
Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
Daisy 1954 Commander Regal Coupe
Fresno,Ca
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candbstudebakers
10-08-2009, 11:02 PM
Dave I just told them to drain the pool because the guys from canada don't swim very well, drink ya swim na. see you when you get here I got in yeaterday about 3:30 pm......Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA
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Milaca
10-08-2009, 11:12 PM
Welcome back home Bob! How long has it been since your last visit to MN?

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Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

candbstudebakers
10-09-2009, 11:03 AM
2004 to clean out and sell my dad's house, went by it yesterday and it has been changed around a lot on the out side, one thing my dad was never into changes, it was good 20 years ago it still go now was the way he figured same with paint ect., Brent I don't know if I cn make it up you way, Sunday is the only real day it could happen, give me a call if you want...Bob... 510-266-2522

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA
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warrlaw1
10-10-2009, 01:33 PM
Well I made it to the hotel and Bob and I loaded my parts on my trailer, as well as some parts for Lewis in Detroit. We be rockin',mon! It took me two days and mostly uneventful. Wisconsin and MN are beautiful, but you can keep Chicago. Goin' through there at rush hour in the rain with all construction narrowing the lanes gave me a big headache. Bob and I sat at this hotel computer and plotted my way to Detroit so I can avoid Chicago. Comming through Wisonson on the way to St.Paul I passed a convoy of two GTs, A beautiful Champ, and an early Starlight (49?), A big thunmbs thumbs up to you guys for drivin' 'em. Gave me a big lift just to see you! Going home with my load of parts should be fine. Heading for the pool B4 Bob gets them to drain it (LOL).

warrlaw1
10-10-2009, 01:55 PM
Bump!

warrlaw1
10-13-2009, 09:58 AM
Drove straight, all night and made it to Detroit around 10:00 a.m. Sunday. Lewis was pleased to get his parts and I was pleased to find the Ambassador bridge. Made it home, safely, and had a successful Stude mission. Thanks to Bob for sending me to Des Moines so I could avoid Chicago :).

JBOYLE
10-13-2009, 12:11 PM
Yep, get a Tracphone and service card. costs less than $100 a year with more time than I'll ever use.
The minutes build up and will come in handy when I'm at the nationals or out of town with a car.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

stude53
10-13-2009, 02:50 PM
Note to Anne F. Goodman

I agree with your sentiment posted above, "Shoot the drug dealers all".

I have always pictured you with two six guns on your hips and a rifle in your hands, just like Annie Oakley.

Just kidding, but it's still a good idea.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

warrlaw1
10-13-2009, 02:52 PM
LOL. I met a petite lady from Louisiana and just as the conversation got going she confessed that she had shot a guy in her house, once! Can you say "admiration"?

55s
10-13-2009, 10:04 PM
Dave:

Sounds like you had a good time and adventure - and you got some good parts.

Congrats!

Now that you're back in town, how about a music jam!

Paul

warrlaw1
10-14-2009, 09:26 AM
Hi Paul! Nice Drive Your Studebaker Day report in TW. You need a fleet of chauffeur's to shunt your vehicles around for you (lol). I was going to call you when I recovered from the trip. I'm almost caught back up at work and after this week-end, I'll call a few friends and we'll see if we can get our chops back, next week. DW