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The official pace car of the road trip was this '50 Ford, owned by George Poteet and generously loaned to R&C's Kevin Lee for the trip. The Ford must have been nervous about going onto the salt, and developed a clutch problem in Winnemucca the morning we were heading out. It couldn't have happened in a better spot, because we were able to leave it in Larry Tregellas' hands at the Flying A Garage where it was fixed in time for Kevin's trip to Pleasanton. They even loaned him their shop dualie to take to the salt. He asked for the Druid Princess but there wasn't enough room for the luggage.