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Vanquish to Alaska and back in 14 days!

Discussion in 'British' started by gtjoey, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Countachqv

    Countachqv Formula 3

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    I do not wax it anymore. It is ceramic coated now! as for driving, between not driving and doing a NY -peeble beach round trip in 2 weeks there is a middle ground. but you are right, when you work to make money and get these things, you have no time left to drive. When you dont work to make more time, you cannot afford to drive them anymore. What to do? lol..
    We will sure follow, especially when you enter the grizzly bear counties!
     
  2. JOEA2

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    The expression " Youth is wasted on the young" comes to mind.

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  3. gtjoey

    gtjoey Formula Junior

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    I forgot your French :) This might take decades to decide....ha.....
    But I still love you..
    So tell me again you clear coated the car, but it never gets driven....
    Joe2 you know we are having fun..
     
  4. Countachqv

    Countachqv Formula 3

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    Joey, when you really grow up from driving around the world, you will find that going to pick up your bread in the morning in the Countach doing a whole 2 miles to stop and shop with ceramic coating is truly rewarding!

    That being said are you going to post some short videos daily on the "event of the day" on your site or interesting place you stop by with the car in the background? Doing such a long trip could bring a little historical/geographical trivia along with car info. I know the schedule is very tight and you may not be able to do a lot on this. We do want a car daily health check!
     
  5. gtjoey

    gtjoey Formula Junior

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    Will do my friend.
    This website is friendly with pictures , so once a day I should be able to post.
    Will track, fuel, wear , check engine and all the rest for the closing of the new book.
    I put brand new Michelin pilots so they should be bologna skins by the time we return.
    If everything goes okay, its still a 13 year old car , getting home under its own power and we are healthy would be good enough.
    Its 8,400 miles hopefully in ten days.
    See you in september for the return home coming party my friend.
    GTJOEY1314/720
     
  6. tomc

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    Vaya con Dios, amigo! Just got back from Alaska. Scenery is spectacular. Epic trip. Safe travels.
    T
     
  7. Countachqv

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    I sure will do everything to be there! I missed everything else..
     
  8. PaulK

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    Dude, this is amazing! Post lots of pics!
     
  9. jlonmark

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    you my friend are quite daring
     
  10. gtjoey

    gtjoey Formula Junior

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    #35 gtjoey, Jul 26, 2017
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    Ready to ride!
    Why man does these things is never really known
    It's the feeling of completing something or being a cowboy when everyone else follows like sheep
    Don't know but from my grandfather who traveled in a 1930 model A
    To me it's just in the blood
    1 am Saturday morning.
    Enjoy the ride!
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  11. JOEA2

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    Smoking will kill you! Drive safely and enjoy the ride.

    Joe
     
  12. gtjoey

    gtjoey Formula Junior

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    Just like red meat , wine , too much sex, loud music
    I get it but grandpa died a man! Doing all the above and proud of it!
    Ps I don't smoke it was just for the cool factor
    Cough cough
    Gtjoey1314
     
  13. JOEA2

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    You already have the "cool factor"!

    Joe
     
  14. gtjoey

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  15. David Lind

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    Is that Scaramanga holding the Bond car? "... I finally found what gave me joy in life ... killing"!
     
  16. gtjoey

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  17. Countachqv

    Countachqv Formula 3

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    Did they ever bags for the VQ? Have fun. Will have to do a risk analysis report this week end and not about your trip:(
     
  18. jimangle

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    Good luck on the trip. I've wanted to do something similar!
     
  19. gtjoey

    gtjoey Formula Junior

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  20. Cobraownr

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    Well, looks like I'm living to at least 120, then.

    Joe, too bad you don't have a more southern route. I could have run interference a few miles ahead of you with the GTX1. I hope you would have at least waved as you passed me, pulled over on the side of the road by the constabulary.

    Safe trip, my friend.
     
  21. gtjoey

    gtjoey Formula Junior

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    Update just got to Chicago in 17 hours and that's with stops!
    Great ride the vanquish is just humming along!
     
  22. Countachqv

    Countachqv Formula 3

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    very cool! More picts! Make sure you keep the car clean for it.

    Cobra
    He took up north from day 1 because the VQ does not like too much heat, I am sure. The engine bay gets quite hot.
     
  23. F1 NDW

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    That's looking very clean after all those miles Joey. You polished it well.
    Duncan_wd
     
  24. jimangle

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    Any video?
     
  25. F1 NDW

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    That car is staying nice and clean Joey. You must have waxed it well. I'm certainly going to follow this with interest and I'm sure the Vanquish will be more than upto the task. It's great to hear how well its done on your first day.
     

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