We didn't get our update last nite from the Tour..................
They reported that they had "technical" difficulties Wireless, mobile email issues - sure.... Okay Tour Cruizers............anyone see Don and Mac somewhere last nite?....
From Nashville..... Don and Mac were there, I took a couple of great pics and you can see them hard at work shining the Axiom SSR. However, their report from Day 3 and pics from both days 3/4 are still out - but given the heat, long drive etc...we can cut them some slack.
FUZZY asked me to give an update (he's feeling the pain of being too far away from our beloved website) Day 3 went well - several SSR members have joined the tour along the way. He and his wife are having a good time despite the heat. There are a couple of sites he mentioned for your viewing and reading pleasure... hotrod.com/powertour/113_hrpt05_day3_gallery/index3.html and hotrodhappenings.com/PowerTour2005-Day4.html
Day 4 was great - I along with my son John met up with Noel & Deb in Joelton, TN and we cruised down into Nashville. We went through the registration process and began looking for a place to park. As we were not "long haulers" we had to park in the lot just below so we were separated from several other SSRs even after a bit of me whining and trying to beg the "bodyguard" at the gate, who basically let me know we didn't have a prayer of getting in the upper lot, :nono we settled along the fenceline - we were close anyway!
We visted several sponsors and checked out the awesome and some quite unique rides. After a while of sweatin' in out for tooo long (sunny, no rain, hot, hot, hot and very humid) we went to the Edelbrock pavillion for some shade, BBQ and beverages and waited for RonC, Vettegirl, Rick418cars, CircleK, Mr. Merlin, and Axiom (several decided to stop off at Bowling Green to check out the National Corvette Museum).
Deb started having too much fun and decided she wanted to join the tour through the next stop in Birmingham - Noel was up for it, she just had to convince her boss to give her today off - apparently she sweet talked him in to it and today they along with RonC, Fuzzy, Vettegirl et all are cruisin' while I'm sitting here wishin' I had done the same thing.
There was a tragedy on the tour - not an SSR but an all original 'stang GT500 got trashed along the way to Springfield....:cry poor guy, not sure why he continued on the tour - he was definitely not a happy camper and folks kept coming around his ride offering words of consolation - like putting gas on the fire! :cuss
Almost forgot, we did run into a couple of other SSR "long haulers" (redline red from Cali with spoiler) and I gave them a business card (Thanks MARC :cool ) so they could check out our site - we'll see.
We saw two SSRs I'm not familar with maybe some other folks know who they are... a slingshot yellow with grey/black v-stripe down the sides and a smokin asphalt with realistic flames over the front end (similar to Bernie's gallery pic) and a "100" on the door - tooo wicked! :thumbs We both had the top down and as we passed at the light we admired each others ride and did the wave :seeya I would have stopped to talk to him but he was arriving as we were leaving - John couldn't get out of work - much to both of our disappointment!
The rest of the SSR Fanatic family were planning on dinner at the aquarium so I'm sure when they finish the tour they will report more. It was great to meet everyone (now we have faces/real names to go with username...lol).
I feel more connected now than ever- Look forward to meeting again and meeting new folks. Nothing like a nationwide event to bring people together!
FUZZY, when you get back, tell Kim hello - she's great! Deb, give a buzz or PM - so we can arrange a get together.
Hope you enjoyed the update.... I'll post more pics in the gallery!