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    • January 30
      Big sky out here in West Texas...
      #readytobehome #tripthatneverends


    • January 29
      Marty Robbins told me the next time I was "out in the West Texas town of El Paso" to try this little Cantina...
      #halfwayhome #mexicanfood #prilosecdontfailmenow


    • January 29
      Great fuel tanks and even greater folks. 'Tanks' for the hospitality...


    • January 29
      We've almost found the middle...
      #goinghome #eastboundanddownloadedupandtruckin


    • January 28
      The Great Brake Tribulation of 2015 is over. As it turns out, the inner brake pads "somehow" escaped the caliper, allowing the caliper pistons to over-extend, ruin the rotor and leak out the fluid. This is the second time in 6 months this has happened and hopefully the last. Big Thanks to Dexter Axles & Big Tex Trailers in Beaumont, CA for getting this handled in a speedy and professional manner. Time to hit the road...


      2015 Grand National Roadster Show
    • January 28
      The Great Brake Tribulation of 2015 is over. As it turns out, the inner brake pads "somehow" escaped the caliper, allowing the caliper pistons to over-extend, ruin the rotor and leak out the fluid. This is the second time in 6 months this has happened and hopefully the last. Big Thanks to Dexter Axles & Big Tex Trailers in Beaumont, CA for getting this handled in a speedy and professional manner. Time to hit the road...


      2015 Grand National Roadster Show
    • January 28
      In the midst of waiting on trailer brake parts, I've managed to throw together another blog about our travels (and current non-travels) to and hopefully from the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show. Read up...





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      We came, we saw...we did well. As we exit the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show, it is with several coveted awards...and no trailer brakes! The good news is that the Hudson, amid probably the great...
    • January 26
      Brakes are out on our 18 month old trailer (again!). Stuck in Cali for two more days waiting on parts. Send lawyers, guns and TEX-MEX food quick...
    • January 26
      And the winner of the 2015 @grandnationalroadstershow Great Butt Debate is.........it's a tie. You pick...
      #posteriorpick #rearended #gluteusmaximus


    • January 26
      Hudson, you've done your job. Now it's my turn. Let's go home... @grandnationalroadstershow #roadtrip #eastboundanddownloadedupandtruckin


    On the Road

    January 9-11, 2015

    47th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

    Chattanooga Convention Center
    1150 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    Chattanooga, TN (A, L4)


    Janaury 23 - 25, 2015

    66th ANNUAL GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW

    Fairplex, Pomona
    1101 West McKinley Ave.
    Pomona, CA  91768


     

    Goodguys Truck of the Year????

    We took the Hudson up to the 2014 Goodguys Lone Star Nationals in Ft. Worth last weekend in hopes of becoming the 6th and final Finalist for the Goodguys' Truck of the Year - Early (pre-'53). We arrived just in time to line up amid well over 100 phenomenal trucks all vying for the last spot in the coveted contest. Only in Texas could you see this many "over the top" trucks in one place.
     
    In a effort to for once write a quick, to the point blog, we were selected as the 6th national finalist to compete for the coveted Truck of the Year - Early Award. We cannot thank the Goodguys organization enough for the privelidge and honor of the selection.
    I am not sure when the selection is made, as I understand they do it by "committee" in their offices versus at the actual show(s). I guess that is because the 6 finalists are chosen from select Goodguys events around the country versus from one show as with the "Street Machine of the Year" and "Street Rod of the Year" awards, among others. So, we wait. Presumably, the selection will be made this week and the winner announced.
    Whomever the winner is, they will be invited to appear at the final Goodguys show of the year in Scottsdale, AZ next month. If the stars all line up, hopefully we will be writing again from sunny Arizona. Stay tuned.
    One of my favorite moments was when this young man walked up to me, stuck out his hand and said, "Hi, my name is Hudson". He proved to be a polite, interesting young man with a great handshake. Someone has done a great job planting the right seeds in Hudson. I hope to meet him again.
    Two Hudsons in one picture
    One of the other 5 Truck of the Year - Early candidates
    I don't know whom the other 5 candidates are, except this gorgeous black Ford pickup. Obviously, the stakes are high and I'm sure the other 4 trucks selected are equally as attractive and worthy. The Hudson has its work cut out for it.
    Also, the folks at Bangshift.com were kind enough to take an interest in the Hudson and shot pictures for an upcoming article they will post in their popular online magazine. I'll post a link to it as soon as they let me know the article is released in to the wild of the Interwebs.
    The following images are a few of the things that cought my eye while hanging out in the Heart of Texas.
    Vaya con Dios,
    Randy
    phenomenal '62 Corvette
    A very cool Pontiac
    A very sexy Zephyr...
    2014 Street Rod of the Year and a Great 8 finalist
    Love these old Dodge bodies...
    I know a certain Chevelle that needs these...
    Nice bullets...
    Never too low...
    Finalist 6 for Truck of the Year - Late
    Coolest tow rig ever...
    Dead cows and aluminum...
    Hell yes....

     

     

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