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The road trip to the Reunion

Posted By: 2-Ton

The road trip to the Reunion - Sun Aug 04 2019 10:58 PM

This thread is for places to stop by and sight see.
Ron already mentioned Country Classics. It's on I-55, 43 miles NE of the Gateway Arch.
https://countryclassiccars.com/browse-inventory/

If you are coming thru St. Louis, take I-64 into St. Louis.
It will hook you back up to I-70 west of St, Louis.
You will get a great view of the Arch and riverfront.
Have your camera ready.
https://www.gatewayarch.com/

Another good place to stop for a break is Crane's store, Williamsburg, Mo. 1/2 mile off I-70 in mid mo.
Country store that is like walking back into a 1930's country store. TPR57C, (Tim) is hard to get out of there.
He always buys some socks?
Their ad says, Boots, Bullets, Britches and Bologna.
Good photo op also.
https://cranes-country-store.com/

Booneville Mo. will also be having their Thresher Show that weekend.
Vicki and I are always headed to KC and don't have time to stop.
But it is a big show and you can see it as you drive by on I-70.
http://www.mrvsea.com/index.htm

KC River Market is also a good place to spend some time.
The Arabian River Boat Museum is worth taking a tour thru.
http://kcrivermarket.com/

Since there will be folks coming from all directions, please post up sights to see along the way.

Don

Edit: Pictures are from when Tim and I stopped in St. Louis.


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Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Mon Aug 05 2019 06:28 PM

I never stopped at Country Classics because Goggle Maps said it was 40 miles out of my way each way. But with the change in the BBQ to Fri, I stopped. It is only 15 miles north of 270 so I have been there twice.
Posted By: 1954 MI

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Tue Aug 06 2019 03:49 PM

Ron, Thanks for the info.
We are going to head West out of Michigan on 80, and plan to hit up the below locations.

Iowa 80 Truck Stop and Museum
https://iowa80truckstop.com/

Gas Pump Heaven
https://www.gaspumpheaven.com/shop/home.php

Speedway Motors & Museum
https://www.museumofamericanspeed.com/

--Tom
Posted By: TUTS 59

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Tue Aug 06 2019 07:10 PM

Ted Drews Frozen Custard in St. Louis
https://www.info.com/Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Wed Aug 07 2019 12:28 AM

Tuts!
How do you know about Ted Drews?
That is a well kept secret, only known by folks that grew up in St. Louis.
And you are down in Georgia!
Have you been to one, or both of them?
Tattle tale!

But seriously, it is a good place to stop and get a cold one.
Out of the way when you go thru St, Louis.
Cold one refers to frozen custard, just to keep the ODSS misfits in line, they may think it means something else.

You probably know about Hodak's also!
http://hodaks.com/

Now for the big brain teaser.
If you know or have been to Cousin Hugo's in Maplewood, We may be related!
https://www.cousinhugos.com/

Don
Posted By: TUTS 59

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Wed Aug 07 2019 05:23 PM

My Mother lived in High Ridge, she used to take us to Ted's when we would visit. I remember thinking that all these people are crazy to stand in line for Ice Cream, that was the first time, after that "Hey no problem" . Haven't been there in a long while, Mom passed away in 2008. I do tell folk to stop in there if their going that direction. (Oh.. I not originally from Georgia, that's another story) wink
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Wed Aug 07 2019 08:35 PM

High Ridge, Mo.
Went thru there many times years ago. Hwy 30 was all two lane then.
Summer time swimming and jumping off the bridge at Cedar Hill into the Big River.
There was also an old Mafia hangout in High Ridge back during the probation years. (spelling?)

If Joe, (too many to count) doesn't bring John wheels to the Reunion.
I may do a St. Louis road trip this fall.
Bring some White Castles home for the wife.
Extra onions and pickles!

Don
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Sat Aug 17 2019 04:13 AM

Rusty Rod is taking a longer way around. I'm dropping off some car parts in Iowa, at the intersection of I 29? and I80. I'll also have a big ole boat anchor in the bed of my truck.
Posted By: Shakey61

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Sat Aug 17 2019 04:54 AM

Originally Posted by Rusty Rod
I'll also have a big ole boat anchor in the bed of my truck.


Do you mean an actual boat anchor, or a Ford?

-Kevin
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Sun Aug 18 2019 03:18 AM

Shakey, It's a surprise, you will have to wait and see.
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Sun Aug 18 2019 03:29 AM

Watch what you say about Fords!
I plan on driving the 7.3, dragging a 48 Chevy behind it!


Don

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Posted By: Shakey61

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Sun Aug 18 2019 04:48 AM

Originally Posted by 2-Ton
Watch what you say about Fords!
I plan on driving the 7.3, dragging a 48 Chevy behind it!


I reject your reality, and substitute my own:
It looks to me like the '48 Chevy is going to push that Ford F250 to the Reunion!

Yeah, that's how good a Chevy is. From atop the trailer...it can use the same principle as wireless charging for your cellphone.

-Kevin
Posted By: Shakey61

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Thu Sep 05 2019 04:10 PM

Final preparations underway for the trip to Kansas City! I got the new radio installed last night, so I have tunes now. I also have to make some adjustments to the chain drive of the winch. I have a bit of clean-up to do on the truck, and I'm ready to go.

I think I'm going to stop by Arrow Rock, and visit the Bucksnort Trading Company along the way. There may be a chance for a photo-op with Mater at Arrow Rock.

-Kevin
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Thu Sep 05 2019 07:28 PM

Kevin
Since you like to take pictures, you are hereby assigned the Photo Recorder job.
Duties will include pictures taken all weekend, the setup for the group picture and herd the cats in place!
Also pictures of every Stovebolt truck and the owners next to it.

This promotion that I deem you to do, has been given to me by the world famous John C. Milliman, "The Grand Pooh Bear".

Royal Knight Commander of the Midwest.
Don King
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 02:05 AM

Rusty Rod is rolling out at about 0330 Friday morning. Rusty will take CO34 to I 76, to I80 through Omaha and stop to drop off brand parts in Council Bluffs IA. The meeting spot is at the Cracker Barrel at the intersection of I80 and I29.
Once the deal is done, Rusty will head south on I29 to KC and probably just park at the Super8 all week end.... that is unless yall want to see my surprise. The road home will be I70 to I25.
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 07:12 AM

Well I made it it took me 10 hrs of steady 60 mph in scorchinheat and hummidy. Got 17 mpg better than what I thought would happen. The oil pressure dropped on one gauge btw ibhavev2.. Got in about 6pm and had a nice steak dinner. They are predicting 83. Had the usually delays at the gas pumps you have constantly watch or it spillover flow. It is 2.09 here will try to go back to sleep. If spell check does not correct I wwill not. I am on my phone.
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 10:25 AM

So Ron.
You are at the Super 8 already?
It's 5am right now and I woke up, then couldn't get back to sleep. So here I am typing again.
Vicki and I should be on the road by 10am and that should get us to the show grounds about 2pm today.
We still have a lot of loading to do.

If you want something to do.Take Hwy 9 into KC. As soon as you go across the river, get off at the first exit.
It will take you right down to the River Market.
It has a lot of shops and restaurants. Also the Arabia Steamboat Museum.
https://www.1856.com/
Great place to walk around and watch people.

Vicki does not know it yet, but I would like to walk thru the Argosy Casino some time this weekend.
Hope they don't card me!

Don
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 10:39 AM

I napped off and until one a m. To old for this. I thought I might go to the casino also but I am not delusional enough to think they might card me. Could only hope.
Posted By: Dusty53

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 01:14 PM

See ya'll at the "8" !
Posted By: TPR57C

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 01:25 PM

Won’t be the first time you’re carded this year Don so enjoy yourself wish I was there can’t be everywhere though Ron will keep you busy .
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 01:32 PM

You got that right Tim. That's why I mentioned it.
And thanks for buying this youngster a beer!

Don
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 02:44 PM

,why is everone picking on me even a half a world away ?
Posted By: Dusty53

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 03:02 PM

Its gotta be your first name............
Posted By: TPR57C

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Fri Sep 06 2019 08:22 PM

Ron enjoy the weekend have a extra cookie for me. Safe travels
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Mon Sep 09 2019 12:56 AM

Thanks, Tim and I did and you did say extras? I have a hard time understanding Aussie but you are coming along by being with Don the southern linguist.
Posted By: Shakey61

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Wed Sep 18 2019 05:29 PM

The '19 Reunion was my first road trip with Mater. Being unsure of how things would go, I took I-70 from Columbia for the first 30 miles, until I could exit onto some secondary highways for the remainder of the trip. If I was going to have a breakdown along the way, I didn't want it to be alongside the interstate.

I was able to keep up with traffic at 70-75mph, but the old 235 was working hard at it. I don't know how much the boom in the bed weighs...plus the aerodynamic drag at interstate speeds, means the engine is working pretty hard. The truck seems to enjoy 60-65mph much better. After filling up with gas both legs of the trip, I estimate I was getting 12-14mpg...not too bad I suppose, but I was expecting better...that's a topic for another thread.

I took a slightly different route back home. While running down the back highways, I came across this:

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Posted By: Shakey61

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Wed Sep 18 2019 05:36 PM

The shop was closed, so I knocked on the door of the adjacent house; no answer. I walked down the shoulder of the road to survey the crop of vehicles, when a car pulled up to the house. The gentleman was looking Mater over as I walked back to the truck. We struck up a conversation...the shop is still an active business...he didn't have much time to talk as he was picking up his elderly mother for evening church services. I asked permission to take photos from outside the fence (because I'm a polite fellow). He said certainly; to come by during business hours, and I could walk around the yard.

These wide-angle photos were taken from the roadside ditch, outside the fence.

So, on my way home from the truck show, I was treated to another show! A pleasant way to finish the trip!

-Kevin

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Posted By: Shakey61

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Wed Sep 18 2019 05:48 PM

This past Monday, I drove back over to visit. I had noticed some '61 pickups and some '59-'60 Impalas, so I was hoping to score a few parts.

There were a couple of vehicles being repaired when I arrived, so business was booming! I walked around the yard looking for parts, and took some close-up photos of several of the vehicles. Many components have already been harvested, and the vehicles have been sitting there a long time. All of the Impalas I looked at already had their dashes removed, and the '61 pickups were of a lower trim level than mine...no parts for me that day!

With an eye toward stovebolts, I looked over many trucks. Some still had the engines in them, a few still had the carbs and manifolds...everything looked pretty toasted. What is beneficial here, are the sheet-metal body parts, and lots of trim pieces. Most of the trucks still had the seat frames. Some pieces of glass were good, but most had been broken or shot out by hooligans.

If someone was struggling to find some unobtainable parts, this might be a potential source.

-Kevin
Posted By: DoubleDingo

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Wed Sep 18 2019 06:39 PM

Originally Posted by WE b OLD
,why is everone picking on me even a half a world away ?


You must be their favorite booger
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: The road trip to the Reunion - Wed Sep 18 2019 08:12 PM

Kevin
You know I have the ways and means to get what you want to your house!
Or, store it on our land!
My wife Vicki, will not even notice!!

Don
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