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Old 04-13-2016, 07:19 PM   #1
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The big test of repairs: A long Route 66 and ghost town trip!

After the roller coaster ride of cooling system repairs over the last two weeks, I wanted to be sure everything would hold.... So I threw the car in the deep end today! A cruise down old Route 66 to a ghost town and hitting the interesting spots coming back. I hit the long sharp S curves hard, went off road a bit for extra exploring, and hit 85mph once I switched from 66 to the turnpike.
Not a peep from the cooling system. All is well.
















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Old 04-13-2016, 07:26 PM   #3
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Round Barn, built in the late 1800s....


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The Porsche dealer was just off the turnpike on the final leg home, so I stopped and checked out the 2017 911s that just came in...












They're sexy, I'll give them that!
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:45 AM   #5
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Awesome Retroman! Beautiful car and countryside. Really glad to see you back on the road with no issues.
My wife will be picking up her new Macan this weekend (our first new Porsche...pretty excited), so I'll get to drool over those new 911s in the showroom as well.
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Thank you NFS!
Congrats on the new purchase! I've heard nothing but great things about the Macan.
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Retroman,

Thank you for the awesome pictures, just got to work after commuting through the SoCal gridlocks and seeing the grandeur and beauty of the place where you live was very refreshing indeed!

Please keep these beautiful pictures coming, thanks again!
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Awesome road trip and pictures, glad you are back on the road!
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Yay, the Box is back on the road!

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Glad your cooling issues are resolved! That 911 looks like it has an iPad in the dash! It's about time they catch up to me
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Great photos.... and nice to see the beater back on the road!
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Good to hear that the cooling system woes are behind you!

And keep those trip pic's coming, I find them very interesting!
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Thank you so much for the kind words.
With the scare over, this continues to be the most reliable car I've had on the job yet. Yes, maintenance is pricy, but overall I've been amazed by its resilience.
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road trip

Great adventure. Thanks for posting your pictures.
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Good news, Retro. And some beautiful shots, thanks for sharing.
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Thank you guys!
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Great pics man! Rt 66 is still a rare slice of americana from the early days of our car culture. My dad was born in one of those little ghost towns along the way.

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