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Studecruiser64
09-10-2009, 09:06 PM
Hi Folks !
I'm wondering about the interest in a caravan starting in Missouri and ending up in Glendale - following the old Route 66 as closely as possible. I had talked to a few members about this in the past and one had thought he would plan the caravan, unfortunately he has planned part of the trip but can't participate.
He has asked my wife and I if we would take it over and we are wondering if there was any interest.
Let us know.
Dave

buddymander
09-10-2009, 09:09 PM
I could go along from Beaumont to Riverside...

ST2DE5
09-10-2009, 09:29 PM
I'd like to go but I have a modified Studebaker and 2 flats on the trailer.


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Gary1953
09-10-2009, 09:35 PM
My understanding is that Al Meeker (from IA) is puting together a caravan as you discribed. The Ozark Trails Chapter has already voted to host a tailgate party the Saturday night before the caravan starts. This would be in Joplin or Carthage, MO depending on Al's plans. I believe Al intends to start the caravan the Sunday one week before the International starts. Al has done this at least once before and I heard it was well planned and everyone had a good time.


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Studecruiser64
09-10-2009, 09:49 PM
Al is who contacted me.
His circumstances have changed and he isn't going to be able to make the trip
Dave

Gary1953
09-10-2009, 09:54 PM
If you go forward with the trip please let me know so that the Ozark Trails can give you a good send off.


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Studecruiser64
09-10-2009, 09:58 PM
We were with Al on the 2005 trip to Spokane, had a great time and made a lot of new friends. I was hesitant to mention his name because I wasn't sure he wanted me to. We are "testing the waters" as to if there is any interest before we answer him.
And St2de5 - you've got till May to get those tires fixed !!!! Come on along, we had about 33 people and 16 cars on the last one.
Dave

Studecruiser64
09-10-2009, 10:01 PM
We were with Al on the 2005 trip to Spokane, had a great time and made a lot of new friends. I was hesitant to mention his name because I wasn't sure he wanted me to. We are "testing the waters" as to if there is any interest before we answer him.
And St2de5 - you've got till May to get those tires fixed !!!! Come on along, we had about 33 people and 16 cars on the last one.
Dave

barnlark
09-10-2009, 10:05 PM
Hmmmm, this sounds like fun. Get to Missouri by when? I may be ready to just go to Glendale, California while I'm at it after winter. What the heck. [^]

StudeDave57
09-10-2009, 11:29 PM
FYI West Coasters~

Preliminary plans are being made for a Can-Am Zone caravan by way of SoCal
for the La Palma Show in Anaheim on Sunday, and then continuing on from there...

Details to follow-
watch for them in the 2010 Meet Forum. ;)




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55 prez
09-11-2009, 02:42 PM
I took Al and Marlene on a short tour of hwy 66 and points of interest in SW Missouri and SE Kansas last year. They were doing preliminary planning for the tour on 66 to Glendale, AZ for the 2010 meet. As Gary Sanders has state above, the Ozark Trails Chapter has already discussed helping the tour in our area. I would like to travel at least some of the tour with the caravan if it works out OK. The Meekers have accumulated a lot of information that would be passed on to a tourmaster.

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bison
09-11-2009, 07:17 PM
That sounds like a great idea for a road trip.[:p] Actually where I work people are always wondering what they are going to do when they retire ( its amazing that some people actually dont really have any hobbies ) they should just get a studebaker :) anyways when I retire I plan on hoping into my studebaker and drive route 66 ( or as much of it as I can ) and drive all the way to Chicago , go to see the Cubs play at Wrigley field ( no I am not a Cubs fan ) sit there and enjoy a hot dog on a autumn afternoon.:):D[8D]

studeclunker
09-12-2009, 02:07 AM
Gee, have any plans been made for a Route 99 to route 66 trip to Glendale AZ been formulated? Or even Hwy 101 to Route 66. I'm not sure my Studes would be able to do that long of a trip... then again, there is plenty of time...;)

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53k
09-12-2009, 12:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by ohcruiser

Hi Folks !
I'm wondering about the interest in a caravan starting in Missouri and ending up in Glendale - following the old Route 66 as closely as possible. I had talked to a few members about this in the past and one had thought he would plan the caravan, unfortunately he has planned part of the trip but can't participate.
He has asked my wife and I if we would take it over and we are wondering if there was any interest.
Let us know.

This has been mentioned in other threads in the past, but to rehash, the Potomac Chapter traveled Route 66 from St. Louis to the end of the pier at Santa Monica, CA in 2003. The writeup is still on the Potomac Chapter website (some pix missing). You may want to review http://www.studebaker-info.org/Route66/tripticket.html to plan for stops at attractions along the route. In any case, it's a great trip and I highly recommend doing it.




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StudeDave57
09-12-2009, 01:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

Gee, have any plans been made for a Route 99 to route 66 trip to Glendale AZ been formulated? Or even Hwy 101 to Route 66. I'm not sure my Studes would be able to do that long of a trip... then again, there is plenty of time...;) Ron Smith
That's not a bad idea Ron-- I hadn't even thought of those Routes!!!
As many trips between SoCal and the NorthWest as I've made-
not once have I gone that way. (Well, 99 part of the way a time or two.)
I'll have to look into those... ;)


StudeDave '57 [8D]

Pat Dilling
09-12-2009, 06:28 PM
We have a number of Northern CA members going that could possible join the parade depending on timing and route. Tell us more about the La Palma show.

Pat

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studeclunker
09-12-2009, 08:00 PM
Actually Dave, there's a little known streach of 99 that goes from the I-5 crossing of the Klamath south through Yreka and ending around where it crosses under I-5 again. The scenery south of the Klamath (which it follows for a couple of miles then crosses) is particularly beautiful. There are some really nice spring-arch bridges and steep, beautiful canyons. South of Yreka is all beaucolic farmland.

After crossing under the I-5 to the main street of Weed is a bit dodgy, but one can follow it all the way down to the southern end of Weed. One has to get back onto I-5 again and then to just north of Mt. Shasta off onto the old road again. This will take one through the centre of town. There is a way at the south end of town to continue on the road through to Dunsmuir, but I don't know how to do the connection.

The old road continues through and south of Dunsmuir and then goes under the lake. One can pick it up again in Shasta Dam city and continue south through Redding to Cottonwood. then it's another twenty miles to Red Bluff and it becomes a real highway from there on south.

It joins (as a freeway) to I-5 in the shadow of the Grape Vine, some miles, ten or so I think, south of Bakersfield. I am told that the old road (original Grape Vine) is still drivable and accessable. It's reputed to be a property of either state or L.A. County parks and is open only in spring through autumn. In otherwords, they don't plow snow on it. Once one comes into the Valley though, that's pretty much the end of it. I-5 or the Golden State Freeway, takes over the route from there. One can pick up route 66 in LA and continue east from there. I believe it's Foothill Blvd, in Los Angeles.

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StudeDave57
11-02-2009, 11:23 PM
Least this thread gets "lost" in cyperspace--

any chance it could get moved
(or merged with the other one somehow?)

[?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?]


I just knew this was here somewhere!!!!


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(and wonderin' too)

TX Rebel
11-03-2009, 09:41 AM
A shame that Al is unavailable to participate this time as he did a great job in '05, not to mention this year. It was a Texas member with whom we rode on the OR trail in '93 whom I tried to get to organize the Spokane run that contacted Alan with the idea, and Alan stepped up and did an outstanding job. As seen in Cedar Rapids, he is very capable. I hear that he & Marlene are now burdened with raising grand kids and don't have the time to make necessary preparations for the trip. It would be good to form a caravan committee with a member or 2 from each state traversed to plan stops and logistics. Maybe the Hollands could be persuaded to plan the Texas route. They participated in the previous caravans, and have planned the annual Spring tours here for the last 2 decades and the '98 Intl meet & she is on the Nat. board. At their 31st annual picnic held last month a Route 66 video was shown to attendees and many were enthusiastic to make the trip.

Barry'd in Studes

StudeDave57
11-09-2009, 10:45 PM
I meant to mention in my post above (Nov 2) that I am still looking into organizing some sort of caravan from here in Western Washington, down to SoCal for La Palma, and then on to Glendale, AZ with my many many friends in the SoCal SDC Chapters...

Stay tuned to your local (CanAM Zone) chapter's newsletter, or this Forum for more details. ;)


StudeDave '57 [8D]
Road Trippin'

Mark57
11-10-2009, 01:59 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeDave57
I meant to mention in my post above (Nov 2) that I am still looking into organizing some sort of caravan from here in Western Washington, down to SoCal for La Palma, and then on to Glendale, AZ with my many many friends in the SoCal SDC Chapters...


StudeDave '57 [8D]


Would be good if your convoy also stopped in Portland for the NW Overdrive on May 22/23. :)

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StudeDave57
01-02-2010, 08:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57
Would be good if your convoy also stopped in Portland for the NW Overdrive on May 22/23. :) <h5>Mark </h5>
Now that I've been reminded of that~ we'll have to see.

It'd make for one very looong vacation, don't you think [?] [?] [?]
[:0] ;) [B)]

Look for a new thread for more info/updates~
(I don't wanna hijack this one more then we already have)

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34895


StudeDave '57 [8D]

studeclunker
01-08-2010, 09:27 PM
Gosh, a hundred three dollars a night? Times three that's Three hundred nine dollars... I dunno...[8] Have'ta go back and count the pennies again...;) Might be a bit less to stay at an RV place, but then there's the cost of added fuel to tow the trailer. This is going to take some working out...

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