5 Fenders, 4 tires, 2 sway bars, a Subframe, a Fuel EVAP line and over $600 in Gas…. Thats worth a 1 day car show right?
It is, if it’s SoWo….
Waking up early Thursday morning in Central Massachusetts, after a memorable special Wednesday edition GTG at the Boulder Cafe, in which international legend and sex symbol Paul McGrath of F6squared fame arrived early for some pre holiday spirits and words with friends (not the game). We found ourselves welcomed by cool but reasonable travel weather. A bit cloudy, a touch damp by the nights rain, but being New England, we counted ourselves content.
Meeting mere walking distance from the prior evenings festivities. We departed Fitchburg, Ma in our two faithful and trusty MKIV long haulers. Before long (maybe about 1/8 mile) we had already stopped. Apparently JazzBlue 20th’s are not accustomed to tucking 235/40r18 tires in static form, as lowmaster Josh Petith’s travel tires disagreed with the wheel wells at the departure of the adventure. Not to fear, a little muscle and some pry tools had made clearance enough to the journey to continue, self clearancing themselves slowly but surely over the course of a few miles.
The beginnings of this trip started out fairly uneventful and we made our way to meet up with friend and fellow traveler John “Breezy” Khalil. Rolling in his freshly TH-line equipped Miata. We joined up with Breezy just off of *route name* in Connecticut. Our greeting was welcomed but brief due to an impending storm, so we began back on our way. For today, Virginia bound!
The rain came in quick, we were a bit surprised as to how heavy it began coming down. We figured with its camber and its low height, Breezy had fallen a touch behind, little did we know he was wiper free for a large section of the torrential downpours we experienced. Let me just say, this man is a champion of powering on.
We took a quick break, installed some wipers, drained our bladders and fueled up for another leg on the open road.
Other than the occasional rest stop we made our way briskly towards Fredricksburg, VA. Despite a few showers and quite literal bumps along the way, the first leg of the journey was somewhat uneventful, in a good way. I will say I got a bit of a chuckle nearing the end of our journey.
Until our next installment, enjoy some video of breezy rolling down America’s Highways…