After a great evening at Mild to Wild Classics in Albuquerque Wednesday morning found the Road Tourians rested and ready for another day of fun on the highways of the Southwest. Our start was delayed for an hour by a traffic stopping accident in downtown Albuquerque. Things finally started moving again and we were soon rolling up and out of the city. Our stop on Wednesday morning was at the Lewis Antique Auto and Toy Museum in Moriarity east of Albuquerque. Archie Lewis and Beth Alexander greeted us with cold drinks and a look at the most incredible collection of vintage tin any of us had ever seen. In was an hour in heaven for all the Road Tourians.
From Moriarity we headed north on two lane roads to Santa Fe, New Mexico. With the Rockies in the distance we spent a few hours in historic Santa Fe before continuing north through Taos. The scenery was fantastic as we made our way to our evening stop in Alamosa, Colorado. It had been a great day on the CW Moss Tour.
From Alamosa there are a number of routes to Pueblo and the NSRA Rocky Mountain Nationals. Some of our group needed to get to Pueblo early on Thursday to help with the preparations for the event. Others elected to head due north to Salida then east on Route 50 to Pueblo.A number of us decided to take the most scenic route which involved traveling west along the mountains then connecting to Route 50 to head east. This route took us over Monarch Pass. At 11,000 feet the view from the top was spectacular. We even had a brief snowball fight before heading down the mountain. The Road Tourians took over the Sonic Drive-in in Salida and staged an impromptu car show for the local folks.
It was time to get to Pueblo and the NSRA Rocky Mountain Nationals. The weekend was spent cruising the fairgrounds and hanging around the Street Rodder tent at the show. It was fun to recount the stories and adventures of the previous week. On Friday evening the new So-Cal Speed Shop in Pueblo had an open house which was very well attended. On Saturday evening the Road Tourians got together for a great Mexican dinner. Everyone exchanged addresses with promises to keep in touch and all agreed that they would like to take another Tour sometime.
We all headed home by Sunday afternoon. My 1600 mile trip back east got me to Youngstown, Ohio by Tuesday afternoon. I had been on the Road for almost 3 weeks. The trip west had gone well. The Brookville bodied Coupe is doing fine. The Flaming River Dominator front suspension helped to smooth out the bumpy roads of the Midwest as I got closer to home.
I actually have two weeks off before the next Tour. The Classic Automobilia Tour begins at the NSRA Milwaukee Nationals and continues through Indiana, Ohio and New York with the destination being the huge Syracuse Nationals. Keep updated on all of our adventures here at the website and watch for the complete article in upcoming issues of Street Rodder Magazine. Click on the page numbers below to see the previous Tour blogs. The best way to get a real feel for the Road Tour is to join in on the fun. We have three more Tours this season. Besides the Classic Automobilia Tour, the Eaton Detroit Spring Tours takes us from the Woodward Dream Cruise to The NSRA Richmond Nationals. In September we travels from the NSRA Nationals North in Kalamazoo, Michigan passing through Canada on our way to the NSRA Northeast Nationals in Burlington, New York on the Performance World Custom Car and Truck Show Tour. Come along for the ride. I can assure you that you will have the time of your life.
Happy Fourth of July!!!!!