So last July I did 4,922 miles in the BoogieVan(a 64 corvair van), and I had such a great time out shooting cars/bikes/trucks/people I have decided to do it even bigger this year. I will start with just a small date calendar of where I will be if anyone even cares lol. I will try to post pics,and stories like last year again this year. If anyone would like family/car portraits along the way I will work for a place to sleep/something to eat/gas money lol. Hope to meet a ton of you guys again this year. Also some of this is not set in stone so I can be bribed if you know of cool cruise nights/awesome shops/cars that need to be featured in a magazine...etc....etc...etc....
6/26 Anderson SC HotRod Showoff Anderson Couny fairgrounds
7/1 Winston Salem N.C Heavy Rebel Weekend
7/9 -7/11 Columbus Good-Guys
7/12 Shoes house of chop just shooting around Indy
7/15-7/18 Waveland In midwest camp and drag
7/23-7/25 Anderson Sc Southeast Showdown
7/27 -?? Wellington TX Owens Salvage
O.K quick update 380 miles left to Duquoin sitting in a truckstop typing somewhere in Arkansas. Only one casualty so far I hit a bird outside Nagadoches Tx ripping off my drivers side windshield wiper that I had just bought yesterday lol.
......oh and the millions of bugs I have killed so far in the rolling brick...check out the vent window.
Well I am 1,475 miles into the roadtrip, and its time to part the power tour. Its been a great time, and I recommend it to everyone. I actually have to start working in the morning shooting a truck here in Birmingham then working my way up to Pigeon forge T.N for the super Chevy show.
Here are a few pics for a small update........
Started out going through the mountains and raining wednesday
broke the other wiper, but no birds where harmed this time it was all me lol
So I made it to Pigeon forge for the super chevy show, and I will be here till Monday. Pretty uneventful day today, but here are a couple pics.
This vette was in the JBL booth with me while I was on the powertour. Jason also had his young son RHYS with him so I offered to do a couple of pics for them to remember the trip by.
Thanks to the help of the H.A.M.B and a corvair club members list I found Richard Gebhardt in Nashville and he guided me on how to replace the axle in the van. The axle I had with me wound up having a bad bearing on it, and then two of the three axles Richard had wound up being bad also......I can now change these things in my sleep lol
Luckily the last one we tried has been quiet for almost 500 miles now so keep your fingers crossed lol.
I found this killer corvair turbo motor in Richards garage think he will miss it?