I was up bright and early on the first day of the cruise, and with the help from my father
West Coast Tour: Two-Lane Trippin' to Lincoln
What could be better than a week of cruising America's great two-lane highways in your favorite hot rod for a trip back in time when life was not so hurried and mega-lane highways were not the preferred route of travel? The only thing better would be a great event to attend at the end of that week. For the rodders who participated in the West Coast Americruise Tour and the following weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska, that week had more fun packed into it than they could ever have imagined
The return of the Americruise was welcomed by both veterans of the event as well as new attendants wondering want the buzz was all about. The West Coast leg of the tour, sponsored by the transmission experts at TCI Automotive, began at Westech, and after touring their facility and getting a full dose of California hospitality, the group set off on the journey across America. Along the way, the group, led by Kevin and myself in a '32 Ford roadster graciously loaned to us by Roy Brizio, stuck to two-lane roads as much as possible and all involved enjoyed the slice of Americana not seen from the fast-paced "super highways."
Visits were made at shops and businesses like Streamline Hot Rod Parts and Pinkee's Rod Shop, as well as plenty of local eating establishments, giving a very comfortable and un-corporate feel to the tour.
Plans are already being made to make next year's event bigger and better, so make your own plans to be a part of it all because you wouldn't want to be left out, would you?
Who wouldn't be smiling rolling down the road in a beautiful '32 roadster? Making our trip
The only mechanical failure encountered by the West Coast group was an expired fuel pump.
Streamline Hot Rod Parts in Denver, CO, was one of many interesting stops along the way. K
Assembled decades ago by forward-thinking preservationist Harold Warp, Pioneer Village is
Pinkee's shop owner and operator Eric Peratt gave Kevin a guided tour of the projects in t
This Chevy wagon rolled through Pinkee's doors as a mint stocker (that's the factory chrom