Like the famous Energizer Bunny the PPG/Street Rodder Magazine Road Tour just keeps going and going and going. The Vintage Air Tour left Winslow, Arizona early Wednesday morning with a stop planned at one of the Seven Wonders of the World; the Grand Canyon. After the one hour drive to Flagstaff we turned north and arrived at the edge of the Canyon from the east and enjoyed what is called the Desert View. It is spectacular sight and one of the only views where the Colorado River is actually visible from the rim. We traveled from the Desert View to the South Rim and stopped for lunch as we left the Park.
Our destination for Wednesday evening was Laughlin, Nevada on the California border. The trip took about 3 hours and when we reached Laughlin the temperature was hovering at 100 degrees at 6PM in the evening,. The US Radiator kept the Motor City Flathead cool and the Vintage Air system kept me cool. The tired Road Tourians managed to have some fun in Laughlin but the 7:30 drivers meeting seemed to come earlier than normal. From Laughlin we traveled into California across I-40 and tuned left onto I-15 at Barstow. It was another hot day and we began to see more and more street rods on the way to the Roadster Show in Pomona. We arrived at our hotel for the weekend at 5:00. We were actually going to be in one place for 3 days!!!
On Friday morning many of the Road Tourians took a trip to the Planes of Fame Museum in nearby Chino. We gathered at a Mexican restaurant as a group for lunch on Friday afternoon. We were treated to special parking at the huge So-Cal Open House, definitely the place to be on the Friday before the Roadster Show.
Saturday and Sunday went by very quickly at the Show and swap meet. Many of the Road Tourians used the Street Rodder tent at the show as headquarters for the weekend. It was another great LA Roadster's Father's Day Show as the club celebrated their 50th Anniversary this year.
By Sunday it was time for most folks to head home. The Vintage Air Tour had been loads of fun. I cannot thank Rick Love from Vintage Air enough for all of his hard work preparing all of the details for the trip. It all worked out very, very well.
For some of the Road Tourians the fun was going to continue for another week. They were signed up to be part of the CW Moss Tour which was scheduled to leave the next morning. A total of 43 vehicles with almost 75 passengers gathered at the CW Moss store in Orange on Monday morning. Owner Derrik Looney greeted us with coffee and donuts and a tour of their fantastic facility. Founder Harold Looney was also on hand as was Derrick's brother Chad Looney of Viniques, Inc, one of this years major Road Tour sponsors.
At 9AM it was time to get the CW Moss Tour started. Our destination was the NSRA Rocky Mountain Nationals in Pueblo, Colorado. We had a great trip planned with stops in Prescott, Arizona, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Alamosa, Colorado with many great stops along the way. Be sure to check back here as we keep you updated on all the fun from he CW Moss PPG/Street Rodder Road Tour to the Rockies