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Old 10-17-2014, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default Oregon to Georgia in a 1930 Standard Tudor

As I mentioned in a couple of threads I posted recently here, I shortly am embarking on a long trip to drive my newly-purchased 1930 Standard Tudor from Oregon to the Atlanta area, a roughly 2,700 mile jaunt.

I have started a trip "blog" which I hope to be able to update on a daily basis at my hobby website, slotblog.net. Here's a link:

Oregon to Georgia in a 1930 Ford

Comments and discussion will be welcomed in the related subforum, but not in the trip narrative itself. The discussion subforum has been permissioned so anyone can start topics or post replies there; registration is not required. Here's a link to the open subforum:

Oregon to Georgia trip discussion

I look forward to meeting other Model A enthusiasts during the journey, but we're still refining our exact route and the intinerary will largely be freelanced day by day. Our progress can be followed at the first link given above.

Some of you reading this may question my sanity, but a trip of this nature has been on my "bucket list" for a long time and at age 60, it's time to check something off. My older son (age 34) will be following me in a "chase car" containing spares, tools, and our gear. Please check out the initial posts in the trip blog for more info.

We plan to head north in our modern car before dawn this Sunday, i.e. in two days, and hope to start south with the Tudor the following Friday.

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Old 10-17-2014, 08:21 AM   #2
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Congratulations Greg, ....safe travels for you & company!!
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:43 AM   #3
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Hope you have very safe travels, watch the other guy and the weather, take along a current MARC and MAFCA Membership Roster just incase.

Be safe.

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Old 10-17-2014, 09:39 AM   #4
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Steve,

I rejoined both MARC and MAFCA almost two weeks ago but have yet to receive the member packets from either. If they don't arrive today or tomorrow, oh well...
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Sounds neat...We have a '30 Coupe and are thinking of traveling to my sons (wife and grand children's) in Wellington, Florida, with our "A", around Christmas time. It's about 700 miles (one way). We have done it on our Harley's a few times and we may still do the bikes again. Haven't decided yet.

I'll watch your trip....when you get in Norcross, give me an email and maybe we can make a trip down your way. Good luck
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Alright, let it begin! Excited to follow your trip and live vicariously through you guys for now! Drive safe and watch out for idiots on the road. I should hopefully be back up around Tennessee or Arkansas by the end of the month so keep in touch if you're going through on your way back.
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Good luck on your trip. I don't read blogs, so let us know when you get home. Rod
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Rod,

The links where my trip commentary will be posted isn't really a blog at all, but is a community forum just like FordBarn. Just click on a link and take a look.
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Trying to leave Atlanta for Oregon before dawn tomorrow morning and still have so much to do! It's going to be a busy day...

Tonight I will hear the younger son play tuba with the Emory University Symphony Orchestra. It seems somehow appropriate that the final piece will be Dvořák's New World Symphony.

Hope to be able to head south with the Tudor on Friday.
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A cross country trip gives you a great first hand education about WEATHER!!!
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Have a fun and safe trip!!
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:22 PM   #12
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Bill W,

That's a concern, of course.

I've been watching the ten-day forecasts for Boise, Salt Lake City, and Denver and so far, it looks like we may dodge the weather bullet big time. I'm hoping so. Expect a good bit of rain, but I have my bottle of Rain-X and I'm not afraid to use it! LOL!
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god speed i will also be following your progress
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Go for it Slotblog!!! Just take it easy.
My son just returned from a 5,441 mile round trip Austin to Kennebunkport, Maine in his '54 C***y. No trouble. Used a pint of oil. Original 235 engine. Rebuilt ofcourse.
He's got a couple of Model A's that would have made the trip but more room in the '54.
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Greg,

Have fun on your trip. Hope you spend a little time in Oregon. There is a lot to see in this state but I can also understand you wanting to get back to GA ASAP. But if you want to get a few tips on places or routes through Oregon, send me a PM and I can give you some ideas. At least visit some of the wineries, if you enjoy this type of thing, in the area where you pick up your car. They produce some of the best wines in the world! We live in Banks Oregon which is just a few miles north of where you will be picking up your car.
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Fred,

Well, we're going to do the McMinnville Air Museum for sure and might kick around a little. Because of the time of the year, I'm a little hesitant to delay heading south for too long. This TN/GA boy doesn't know how to deal with ice and snow and I don't really want to learn! LOL!

Unfortunately, while I like wine I cannot drink it because of its acidity, unless I drink it with some sort of antacid. Can't even drink orange juice unless it's the reduced acid stuff.

I will shoot you a PM, but it'll probably be over the next day or so while we're on our trip to get to Oregon.

Thanks for being willing to advise.
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Well, we're going to do the McMinnville Air Museum for sure and might kick around a little. Because of the time of the year, I'm a little hesitant to delay heading south for too long. This TN/GA boy doesn't know how to deal with ice and snow and I don't really want to learn! LOL!

Unfortunately, while I like wine I cannot drink it because of its acidity, unless I drink it with some sort of antacid. Can't even drink orange juice unless it's the reduced acid stuff.

I will shoot you a PM, but it'll probably be over the next day or so while we're on our trip to get to Oregon.

Thanks for being willing to advise.
Whatever you do it sounds like a fun trip. Have fun!
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That's the prime directive, as they said on Star Trek!

Will be in touch, Fred.
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The links where my trip commentary will be posted isn't really a blog at all, but is a community forum just like FordBarn. Just click on a link and take a look.
I too agree with Rod in that I don't read those, especially in a forum setting. For me, it is a simple thing where I don't have the time (--nor desire ) to read every other person's well-wishing thoughts for your trip. I like reading after the fact telling of your adventures.
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The links where my trip commentary will be posted isn't really a blog at all, but is a community forum just like FordBarn. Just click on a link and take a look.
I too agree with Rod in that I don't read those, especially in a forum setting. For me, it is a simple thing where I don't have the time (--nor desire ) to read every other person's well-wishing thoughts for your trip. I like reading after the fact telling of your adventures.

Just as in Sean's forum telling of his unfortunate situation in Austin, he is now at 5 pages of folks offering their sympathy (-which is great for him) but not a lot of substance on what is happening directly.
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