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« on: January 29, 2011, 02:26:58 PM »

Here are a few pictures taken from one of the Hot Rod Power Tours.  We are on I-40 heading west heading to L.A. to rendezvous at the Petersen museum for the 3 day kick off party. It was nothing but thunderstorms when we left Detroit all the way until St.Louis. We drove on past flagstaff and spent the night in Kingman, AZ.  pic 1

Now entering California!  San Bernardino County, I-15 south of Barstow.  pic 2

Beverly Hills,  Rodeo Dr.  Next stop LA.-LA. land, Wilshire Blvd.    pic 3


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          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 02:31:09 PM »

Heading to Hot Rod Power Tour. Passing Roswell, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Starting to see some other classic cars going our way. The semis are always going off the shoulder 1/4 mile ahead. We think they are staring in their mirrors, so we stay back aways to avoid stone chips.



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          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 02:35:13 PM »

Fun times. Goodland, KS. Quick shot in the morning before another several hundred miles of sightseeing. Good food, good people, good cars.


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          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 03:08:57 PM »

Cool. were those pics taken in the 90s?
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 03:28:41 PM »

Met Carl from Hot Rod Magazine when he interviewed me when I won the 25th Anniversary award at the Mopar Nationals.  This photo was taken in Denver, CO. while on the Tour '97, after a great day of driving 500 miles thru scenic Utah and the Rocky Mountains.


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          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011, 03:36:53 PM »

Yes, all the pictures I am posting here were taken 1995-1996.  I finished my car August of 1995 and went on the Power Tour - April 1996.

This shot is from Mopar Natls 1995.  Car was just done and was very surprised we won.  


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          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011, 03:40:34 PM »

Entering St. Louis, Missouri and finally a break in the weather. 10 hours straight of lightning and downpours.   I-70 westbound leaving Illinois.


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          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2011, 03:43:21 PM »

Las Vegas Speedway and what a beautiful day to put the car on the high banks. Gets the heart racing.


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          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2011, 03:48:22 PM »

My wife Chrissy and our car and our friend Tracy's car on the Power Tour driving thru the desert.  There are lizards and road runner birds running around everywhere.


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          1974 Challenger Rally 383 auto
          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 04:34:55 PM »

great looking car   drool5 drool5 drool5   and the perfect color ,,hard to believe its a clone you did an amazing job  2thumbs 2thumbs



here is my clone  i'm not bias at all about the color    smilielol


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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 05:08:26 PM »

 drool5  nice Superbird !! awasome pictures ! thanks for sharing  cheers cheers 2thumbs
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 05:30:02 PM »

Waiting in line at the drag strip staging lanes - Indy Mopar Nationals 1995. Does anyone have a copy of Action Bobs Video of this event?



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          1974 Challenger Rally 383 auto
          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 05:52:09 PM »

Leaving L.A. where the sky is . . . . chocolate milk brown!  Talk about smog, also the traffic BACK THEN was horrendous.  


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          1974 Challenger Rally 383 auto
          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 05:55:18 PM »

Leaving Vegas . Drivers meeting 5:30 am this morning and we didn't even get into town until 1:20 am last night. It was 117 degrees when we went through the desert city of Needles, a week earlier.


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          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 05:58:17 PM »

Shot from overpass , don't know who took it, but they knew it was my car and sent it to us.  pic 1

Yellow bird with airgrabber.  pic 2


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          1974 Challenger Rally 383 auto
          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2011, 06:00:56 PM »

Our friend Tracy, who we met on the Power Tour, took this picture in his mirror, from his camaro.  I believe we were clipping along at about 100 mph. We kept switching up which one of us was the lead car.


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          1974 Challenger Rally 383 auto
          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2011, 06:04:07 PM »

Yellow Superbird is from Colorado.  It had custom 70 Roadrunner Air Grabber hood.


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          1974 Challenger Rally 383 auto
          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2011, 06:20:46 PM »

This was taken downtown Mt. Clemens, MI final day of power tour. Went by quick.


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          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2011, 06:24:08 PM »

 Zion National Park, southwest Utah. Breathtaking scenery.


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          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2011, 06:26:02 PM »

Las Vegas Speedway. Don't let the door swing open into the fender. The banking is ALOT steeper than it looks.


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          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2011, 06:28:36 PM »

This was always one of my favorite pictures - Zion National Park, beautiful


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          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2011, 06:39:19 PM »

In line at Indy.  Among some fine winged cars. (pic 1)

Rocky Mountains.  The older gentleman in picture with green superbird hat on, liked my car so much he said to me, "You have the car, you should have the hat".  He took it off his head and gave it to me.  I will never forget him or how nice he was. (pic 2)


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          1974 Challenger Rally 383 auto
          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2011, 07:15:15 PM »

Those are awesome pictures...   2thumbs
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2011, 07:28:39 PM »

Sitting in the driver's seat!!  Entering Illinois. Light sprinkles and a bit cooler. Our destination today is the cruise and show at Hardees in Springfield.


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          1999 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4
          1960 Imperial Le Baron
          1966 Coronet
          1958 Cadillac
          1968 Cadillac flower car
          1969 Cadillac Deville Convertibles
          1969 Cadillac Devilles
          1998 GMC Dually 
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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2011, 07:46:26 PM »

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