So Curtis Pachunka and Mike Weihs were asked to Deliver a Dodge Charger to The LX Forum in California. Which resulted in a 1,139 mile 2 day road trip down the US101 from Portland to Irvine.
It was delivered on time, washed clean, with a full tank of that expensive California Fossil Fuel. Here is a sampling of some of the things that happened on the road and at the show.
“We filled up on pancakes, climbed up into a hand carved treehouse, got confused at Confusion Hill, drove through a town devoted to neanderthals, posed for “not my whip” (several times), stomped on that responsive gas pedal, rang the gong at Bigfoot’s Cavern, laughed at the decision to make Babe the Blue Ox anatomically correct, admired the handling through the Redwood Forest, had some of those tasty IN-N-OUT burgers, answered a phone call through the car’s rear view mirror, watched San Francisco blur by through the passenger window, was denied a room in San Jose after driving 17 hours, sat on the beach, tried to keep it under 110mph, inhaled the methane bubbles at the Tar-pits, had a mini 12 school reunion, watched a controlled explosion, saw owners squander their whole paychecks on their vehicles, wished I had a vehicle worth squandering my whole paycheck for, looked at a motor tall enough to stare me in the face, still wondered why the two best cars in the show were from the 50′s and 60′s, ran the Charger through a timed course on the airfield, watched Ralph Giles smoke our time with the same Charger, walked out of the car show without a car, hitched a ride back to Santa Monica, watched some Final Four, ate some fish in Malibu, watched some more Final Four, played the slots in the vegas airport thinking “my time is now” flew back home into the rain $10 lighter wishing we we’re driving the whole way back.”