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#1507592, 1966 1600-2

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14 hours ago, jgerock said:

Never heard of the KFC Yum center. Lots of greasy slides... or some fingernails?

Yep, YUM! brands HQ is in Louisville and they do a lot of sponsorship in the area. The arena is third largest College basketball arena in the country and is a great place to watch a game or concert. Despite some contreversial contracts between the city & UofL It has been a great addition to downtown Louisville.

 

I still wish they'd have called it the KFC Bucket, but no one listens to me.

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Vintage prep 2017:


The first change was for @eastsidebimmer. Janky 8 slat to less janky 10 slat.

 

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This one I'm really excited about...

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The Vintage was an incredible event this year. 550 Vintage BMW's, (Mostly) beautiful weather, and a great group of people. Because I'm a goober I didn't take many photos, so if you have any of this car, please post them up in a comment to this thread. All that being said, here's a few shots:
The Louisville Contingent at the first rally point to wait for the rest of the caravan. We had 14 cars in caravan this year.

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En Route:
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Parking lot @ the clarion:
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Getting ready to leave the clarion for hot springs:
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At Hot Springs, parked in the RGB tent city next to @thehackmechanic 's Louie Agave. The cars were very happy to see eachother again. 66 sporting it's custom fitted fender apron in preparation to have generator belt tightened.

 

The car did exceptionally well on the trip. Had an intermittent ignition switch problem on the way home that grew into full failure on the way home. Luckily I've got a spare on the column i pulled from that parts 67. Now I've just got to find some time to pull and replace.


@MoBrighta's whiz-bang 6v->12v step up box to run a 12v high output brake light bulb + R&R's tail light buckets came in the mail while I was gone too. I was hoping to have it installed this week, but this install is still pending.

 

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It has been an exceptionally long time since I've posted on this thread. I've been having a lot of fun with the 66, but have also been distracted with some other cars - from the jeep's continued woes, to a trip to California to bring home a 1967 Mercedes 250SE, to my wife's purchase of a 2000 SL 500 (what is up with all the three pointed star stuff amirite?)

I decided not to take the 66 to vintage for its third year, but we did make the trip to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. What an incredible event - despite the brutal heat and sun, i had the most amazing time and i can't wait for next year. The 66 did great and it was really nice to take another road trip in this car, especially because it may be my last.

 

I've done a lot of thinking about my 'fleet' and have decided its time to let this car go to its next caretaker. I've accomplished pretty much everything I've wanted with this car and its time to do the same for some other 02's. Its been a really difficult decision, and one I'm afraid I may regret, but is the right thing to do.

 

If you or anyone you know is looking for a very unique 1600-2, send them my way.

 

Now, on to some photos. I'll only post a few here, but there are a lot more from the weekend out on instagram @petrolandpizza

 

PVGP Prep:

 

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at PVGP:

Photo credit Kyle Van Hoften

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Hi DasFogger, if you would like me to drive the 250 SE from CA to you, I can, I pay gas and I can stop by outside of Phoenix for any parts you may desire, … I drove a '58 220S from LA to Houston and picked up parts in Phoenix for the owner 1 being a side vent window that was a hard to find part and other stuff,  dropped it off at Helmut Holder Motors (now passed on)  I have relatives I am over due to visit and driving  to Texas vs flying gives me the time to acclimate back into a Texas, flying in is too big of shock, I have relatives outside of Lafayette, LA …in  Broussard, Louisiana   then onward to Hot Springs Arkansas for a few more relatives and that would put me pretty close to you , I did have relatives in Kentucky but 5 years ago the last of them passed away … always wanted to drive thru Kentucky, if that does not work at least stop by for some strong coffee and dip in the pool … to chill when in LA (we love it)… good looking 1600-2 you have … Lucian   ps there is room in this big old town for another 1600-2

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Lucian: Thanks for the kind offer! We've got the Mercedes back in Louisville now - i flew out mid march to drive it back home. It was a great trip down HWY 1 and then east out of L.A. It was an incredible time and i can't wait to be back in CA again. If you're ever out this way be sure to drop me a line!

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Ok, thank you, next time your in the Republic of CA … maybe you can ride moonbeams bullet train … stop on by ya here … Lucian

 

 

http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Republic_of_California_(The_Many_Nations_of_North_America)

 

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/top-stories/bullet-train-puts-californias-future-in-the-hole-2/

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After just over three years of ownership my journey with this car has come to an end. I’ve had a ton of fun and accomplished all the goals I’d set. When I bought the car I knew my role would be to save this very special car from an unfortunate fate, drive the snot out of it, and get it ready for the next caretaker who could take it to the next level. While I’m sad to see it go, I’m glad to have finished what I set out to do. It’s been an unforgettable three years. 

 

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Sad in a way, but your fleet has GROWN over time... Does the new owner mind being mentioned? Details, please - what are the plans for this 1600?

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On ‎12‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 2:07 PM, Jim_75Sahara said:

Sad in a way, but your fleet has GROWN over time... Does the new owner mind being mentioned? Details, please - what are the plans for this 1600?

 

Yep - and we're in the process of trying to pare it back down to a managable size. I'd like to simplify and refocus.

 

I don't ever want to out a buyer publically. We'll have to catch up privately sometime soon jim!

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What in the heck are you doing to Frogger?  Looks like a full concours resto!?!  LOL, I need to calm down.  

 

Looks like major body work/paint at a minimum.  

 

Scott

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