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Old 01-19-2017, 10:46 AM   #1
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When you drive your A where do you go? Do you do road trips by yourself? I have driven to Tahoe several times, San Diego and back on a whim (1200+ miles) and done quite a number of 100 mile or more trips besides driving my car to coffee with friends at least four days per week. That is in addition to club trips. How much do you use your car?
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:52 AM   #2
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Every chance I get - up to the store for groceries, out for dinner, prom car, wedding car, club tours, national tours, local shows, parades, national shows, and just to take a ride.
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I drive my car to as many functions as I can. Breakfast meetings with the guys. Family reunions, cruise nights, hardware store..... I mostly drive as a lone wolf. I have no problem going places more then 100 miles away. I do know of other old car guys in the areas I travel in case of mishaps. Have only needed to stop in at my uncles farm once (50 miles into a trip) to repack a wheel bearing. Easy fix, continued on from there for another 150 miles that day. Great motoring memories for me, but the best trips have always been in cold wet weather.
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:17 AM   #4
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Club Meets, Tech Sessions, Car Shows, Wander around looking for Back roads, Stores.
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:19 AM   #5
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Per my insurance company- very little. Wink, wink.
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i drive mine to breakfast, I drive by myself or with a friend along the 1,000's of miles of parkways throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Along the Mississippi River Road is one of my favorites!
I drive to local small towns on rustic roads and I especially like driving my Model A along the parkways at night!
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:26 AM   #7
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As Al mentioned back roads. I love the roads less travelled. In my area we have back roads that are closed due to bridge out. But the local farmers portage these small rivers and streams with their farm equipment and horse and buggy. So the Model A goes there too.��
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:08 PM   #8
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As Al mentioned back roads. I love the roads less travelled. In my area we have back roads that are closed due to bridge out. But the local farmers portage these small rivers and streams with their farm equipment and horse and buggy. So the Model A goes there too.��
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Got any pics?

So far mines gotten to the parking lot across the street and down the short dead end street behind the house its motivation to keep going so I can possibly enjoy it this summer out on the road!
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Our club meets in early Jan and schedule the tours for the summer. We adjust it along the way, but the key thing to do is establish the Cruise Director, leader, for each tour. They do all the planning. I put about 2000 mi on my 4 door and about 1000mi. each yr on my roadster.
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Sometimes to work, mostly to weekend shows, some during the week cruise nights, and sometimes just for a spin. April to early November because it's New England.
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Trips vary from a few miles to thousands.
The most epic involve towing a camper behind to Darwin and back (7,000 miles) in company. Right around Australia (15,000 Miles) solo most of the way and another trip to Darwin, this time 8,000 miles mostly solo. At the other end of the scale, I did about 7 miles yesterday testing the distributor.
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"It's the Journey...Not the Destination!" That is our mantra, we have driven all over the country, a lot by ourselves and a lot on tours with others. Getting involved with the hobby will give you the option to choose locations you would like to see and find people who you can travel with.
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"it's the journey...not the destination!" that is our mantra, we have driven all over the country, a lot by ourselves and a lot on tours with others. Getting involved with the hobby will give you the option to choose locations you would like to see and find people who you can travel with.
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Whenever the weather coincides with free time. I plan to make my free time this year coincide with the weather. ....on two lane roads less traveled.
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i have a large collection of antique vehicles and although I drive frequently I do not drive far. 70 miles to the cottage and 10 miles to the farmer's market on Saturday morning, I used to take it grocery shopping until I was informed that Hagerty and SilverWheels do not allow the car in a commercial parking lot. Wayne

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Old 01-19-2017, 04:34 PM   #16
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I bought my pickup to be a daily driver. It has served me very well in that respect. I do have quite a few long distance trips under my belt as well. Some as long as 1500 miles from start to finish. quite a few in the 300 - 500 mile range.
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i have a large collection of antique vehicles and although I drive frequently I do no drive far. 70 miles to the cottage and 10 moles to the farmers market on Saturday morning, I used to take it grocery shopping until I was informed that Hagerty and SilverWheels do not allow the car in a commercial parking lot. Wayne
That's interesting, if you went on a tour, where would you park for lunch, or at the hotel? What about a model A meet. No parking in the lot? They must have some exclusions?
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I try to drive mine weekly but with my new job that I start Monday, I'm surely going to use it much more as the weather warms up...A short, 2.5 mile drive.

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That's interesting, if you went on a tour, where would you park for lunch, or at the hotel? What about a model A meet. No parking in the lot? They must have some exclusions?
I am sure there are exceptions to of for organized events. A recent memorandum from Hagerty stated emphatically there were no exceptions to travel for employment purposes. Wayne
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I have a 20 mile two lane back road route that I'll take every week to warm them up and I get my alone time, just me to listen to the engine purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Sometimes I'll have passengers but then I'm not paying attention to the motor or my surroundings when someone pulls out in front of me...last minute! When my kids get a little bigger (they are 5 and 7 now) we'll go for ice cream and errand runs more.
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