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akellym
post Jul 15 2017, 09:33 AM
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We just got home from the 62nd Parade in Spokane:) We managed to take 1st in preparation street again and we did it after having to drive on more gravel than I thought possible! We even had a truck break our windshield 30 minutes from Spokane:( Attached Image

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post Jul 15 2017, 09:53 AM
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After 10 miles of this we were ready to cry!

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post Jul 15 2017, 10:24 AM
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How is it you wound up on a gravel road? Detour? Wa or Idaho?
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post Jul 15 2017, 11:24 AM
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Congratz Kelly-x-2! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

It looks like you hit the summer "full repaving to base" season on either the Interstate, US or SR highway! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

So was your Lapis Blue a later color change, or a #98 or #99 special order original color? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

PS - a 3.6 deduction total is a pretty good score too - at Parade especially - BTW!

PSS - Just noticed you are/were a Mohawk jock - OV1, correct? ... up to when were you flying them? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

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post Jul 15 2017, 12:38 PM
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QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Jul 15 2017, 11:24 AM) *

How is it you wound up on a gravel road? Detour? Wa or Idaho?


Idaho it was a nice 2 lane blacktop that suddenly changed to a paint chipper. Google maps lied to us... We ran into to other long sections of road worse than this one.
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post Jul 15 2017, 12:58 PM
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QUOTE(Tom_T @ Jul 15 2017, 12:24 PM) *

Congratz Kelly-x-2! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

It looks like you hit the summer "full repaving to base" season on either the Interstate, US or SR highway! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

So was your Lapis Blue a later color change, or a #98 or #99 special order original color? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

PS - a 3.6 deduction total is a pretty good score too - at Parade especially - BTW!

PSS - Just noticed you are/were a Mohawk jock - OV1, correct? ... up to when were you flying them? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

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State highway

We got the color off of a 911 was saw, so Porsche color just not original 914 color.

Considering we had to wear LED headlamps to see while we prepped the car in the underground parking garage at the hotel or sweat box might be a better name for it!

My flight in a Mohawk was in November of 1990, so its been a while (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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post Jul 15 2017, 01:06 PM
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I think I would have had a stroke having to drive on that road! Reminds me of the Parade at Aspen (Snowmass) in '78. Pitkin County road crew decided the morning of the concours to put fresh tar on the road to the concours site!!

Word of warning- if going to the Parade next year in MO, be ready for humidity!! I think I'm still sweating from concours prep in '84 when the Parade was last there...
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post Jul 15 2017, 01:43 PM
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QUOTE(SKL1 @ Jul 15 2017, 02:06 PM) *

I think I would have had a stroke having to drive on that road! Reminds me of the Parade at Aspen (Snowmass) in '78. Pitkin County road crew decided the morning of the concours to put fresh tar on the road to the concours site!!

Word of warning- if going to the Parade next year in MO, be ready for humidity!! I think I'm still sweating from concours prep in '84 when the Parade was last there...


Yes we had to drive thru a couple of section with fresh tar and crushed granite... makes a nauseating clinking sound.

I was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood twice. The only place I've been where you can't tell if you dried off after a shower due to the fact that you sweat while toweling off!
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QUOTE(akellym @ Jul 15 2017, 12:43 PM) *

I was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood twice. The only place I've been where you can't tell if you dried off after a shower due to the fact that you sweat while toweling off!


We've had 4 nephews at Leonard Wood, 3 + son & Benning, & son did SpecOps training in MS a couple of months ago, & they're all sweat boxes!

Son is currently at NTS Ft Irwin with his 4th Div unit for the last 4 weeks at 110-125 degrees - yeah, it's a dry heat" but doesn't matter at those temps, plus it's "Monsoon Season" here - so still more humidity than usual.

Sounds like the Spokane garage was a PITA! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

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post Jul 15 2017, 05:18 PM
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QUOTE(SKL1 @ Jul 15 2017, 02:06 PM) *

I think I would have had a stroke having to drive on that road! Reminds me of the Parade at Aspen (Snowmass) in '78. Pitkin County road crew decided the morning of the concours to put fresh tar on the road to the concours site!!

Word of warning- if going to the Parade next year in MO, be ready for humidity!! I think I'm still sweating from concours prep in '84 when the Parade was last there...


I remember that road work from '78, I was there with my first 914 ('75 1.8). ...but '84 was in Wisconsin, year before was Lake of the Ozarks.
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post Jul 15 2017, 05:28 PM
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Saw your car Kelly it looked great.

Glad to hear the you made it home safely. We are leaving tomorrow morning.
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post Jul 15 2017, 08:07 PM
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Congrats on the win, one of these days I'd like to make to a parade, even as a spectator.
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post Jul 15 2017, 09:14 PM
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Congratulations! What a pain in the ass those extra obstacles must have been, but you did it!
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post Jul 16 2017, 04:54 AM
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Not another windshield! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/WTF.gif) WTG! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)
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post Jul 16 2017, 09:59 AM
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Apparently to win it cost 1 windshield!
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post Jul 16 2017, 08:32 PM
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Congratulations!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif) That is a lot of work. It must have been even tougher after that long gravel road.
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post Jul 17 2017, 06:54 AM
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Thanks for the congrats!

We have found that if we spend a week detailing before we leave that the car cleans up easier once we get there. Even after miles of dirt road and raining:)
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post Jul 17 2017, 12:05 PM
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Nice job Kelly, Congrats!
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QUOTE(SKL1 @ Jul 15 2017, 03:06 PM) *

I think I would have had a stroke having to drive on that road! Reminds me of the Parade at Aspen (Snowmass) in '78. Pitkin County road crew decided the morning of the concours to put fresh tar on the road to the concours site!!

Word of warning- if going to the Parade next year in MO, be ready for humidity!! I think I'm still sweating from concours prep in '84 when the Parade was last there...


lol.. I remember that as a 7 year old. My dad was not happy..

Guess google maps isn't perfect either.

Congrats to the OP for recovering from those unexpected challenges!
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