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Title: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on December 26, 2020, 10:07:05 AM
As Iíve done for many years on Dec31st, Iíll take my ďLast Ride of the YearĒ with the  the ďDumpster Fire of a YearĒ 2020 hopefully behind us Iím hoping that 2021 will be better. Since Iím pretty much been self quarantined since March I wonít have a lunch stop like Iíve done in previous years. The route Iím looking at will take me down through Southern Maryland from Chesapeake Beach into St Maryís county at Solomons and back up through Charles County, should be a nice 100+ mile trip.
Anyone want to tag along? Will probably start around noon or so
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on December 26, 2020, 05:21:26 PM
Have fun!!! My Dec 31 trip was always to leave work in downtown LA and end up following the Rose Parade route to get home. It was just a chance to see an interesting cross section of humanity - and a few trick cars doing the same thing. The serious cruising of the parade route always started at sundown and went until about 3am when the cops finally closed the streets. Lots of fun back in the 60s and 70s. Open headers burnouts etc all under the watchful eye of at least 5 cops per block. But not this year.........

With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Governor Newsomís Phase IV re-opening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to host the 2021 Rose Parade.
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on December 26, 2020, 05:27:37 PM
Maybe we can a few more cars to follow and have our own parade
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Side-Oilers on December 26, 2020, 10:25:01 PM
Have fun!!! My Dec 31 trip was always to leave work in downtown LA and end up following the Rose Parade route to get home. It was just a chance to see an interesting cross section of humanity - and a few trick cars doing the same thing. The serious cruising of the parade route always started at sundown and went until about 3am when the cops finally closed the streets. Lots of fun back in the 60s and 70s. Open headers burnouts etc all under the watchful eye of at least 5 cops per block. But not this year.........

With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Governor Newsomís Phase IV re-opening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to host the 2021 Rose Parade.

Won't 2021 be the only year since WWII that the Rose Parade has not been held?   


Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on December 26, 2020, 10:59:36 PM
Have fun!!! My Dec 31 trip was always to leave work in downtown LA and end up following the Rose Parade route to get home. It was just a chance to see an interesting cross section of humanity - and a few trick cars doing the same thing. The serious cruising of the parade route always started at sundown and went until about 3am when the cops finally closed the streets. Lots of fun back in the 60s and 70s. Open headers burnouts etc all under the watchful eye of at least 5 cops per block. But not this year.........

With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Governor Newsomís Phase IV re-opening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to host the 2021 Rose Parade.

Won't 2021 be the only year since WWII that the Rose Parade has not been held?   

It's only been canceled 3 times 42,43 and 45. They held a token parade in 1944. It's only rained on the parade 10 times since 1890. 1955 and 2006 most recently. I have it on good authority the Valley Hunt Club will be hosting their usual gathering at their club house for members - not the Wrigley Mansion one you see on TV. http://www.valleyhuntclub.com/web/pages/home
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on December 27, 2020, 09:56:56 AM
Steve,

Once they salt down the roads I shut my car down for the season.  So I have started winter projects on the car so not drivable until spring.

Corey
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 02, 2021, 11:03:39 AM
Took a little shorter ride (about 40 miles) but got a lot of thumbs up and flashing lights and horn blowing.
Canít wait until better weather and more car shows
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: JD on January 02, 2021, 11:18:49 AM
Beautiful !
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Side-Oilers on January 02, 2021, 11:20:12 AM
I was out the other day (not in a Shelby product) and saw this unique pair of street signs.

I guess someone who developed this area in San Diego was a big CS fan.
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on January 02, 2021, 12:51:59 PM
Nice Steve!  Wish I could have joined you.  Today is a beautiful day for a drive.  I think since my car is dismantled I will take the Harley for a ride.
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 02, 2021, 06:59:28 PM
We did take the barn find 1969 Corvette 427 roadster out for its first spin since 1975-76 today. A few teething problems ( fan for heater works sometimes, brake light switch needs adjusting, e-brake needs adjusting, hood does not latch correctly on the passenger side and a few other things. It pulls very strong and had virtually no squeaks or rattles
It was short little ride around Mayo
The ride on the 31st took me along back roads down to Prince Frederick, over to Benedict, up along the Patuxent and back through Wayson's Corner area. Took a lot of the old roads and stayed off Rt/4/2 pretty much. Nice little ride
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on January 02, 2021, 08:01:40 PM
Looks like they held a Pasadena parade after all - https://www.pasadenanow.com/main/trump-supporters-hold-patriots-rose-parade/
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: 557 on January 02, 2021, 11:40:05 PM
Actually there was a large mostly low rider cruise on the parade route New Yearís Eve and the Long Beach sultans car club had a cruise on the parade route New Years morning.My 67 attended both..... 8)
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Rodster-500 on January 03, 2021, 01:14:50 AM
We did take the barn find 1969 Corvette 427 roadster out for its first spin since 1975-76 today. A few teething problems ( fan for heater works sometimes, brake light switch needs adjusting, e-brake needs adjusting, hood does not latch correctly on the passenger side and a few other things. It pulls very strong and had virtually no squeaks or rattles
It was short little ride around Mayo
The ride on the 31st took me along back roads down to Prince Frederick, over to Benedict, up along the Patuxent and back through Wayson's Corner area. Took a lot of the old roads and stayed off Rt/4/2 pretty much. Nice little ride

Whaaaaaat?    No pics?
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Rodster-500 on January 03, 2021, 01:26:41 AM
Took a little shorter ride (about 40 miles) but got a lot of thumbs up and flashing lights and horn blowing.
Canít wait until better weather and more car shows

Idling?

Here is a 66 at speed.  ;)

Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: oldcanuck on January 03, 2021, 11:51:44 AM
I was out the other day (not in a Shelby product) and saw this unique pair of street signs.

I guess someone who developed this area in San Diego was a big CS fan.

Probably more so a fan of the Canyon......
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 03, 2021, 11:52:12 AM
I stopped to take the picture, but I have some pictures of the tach at 6200 RPM and an indicated 120 +MPH from "back in the day" driving across Wyoming
As I get older drive a lot more sensible or at least sometimes I try  8)
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: gt350shelb on January 03, 2021, 12:06:24 PM
 Sorry we missed this year   the cars are high and dry but can't say the same about the property around the building .   besides you could stop by have a few more windows to install  :)
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 03, 2021, 12:47:27 PM
I remember living on Chalk Point Road, some days you need a boat  we have Lake Min-Mac in the front yard
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Rocket on January 03, 2021, 12:53:25 PM
We were in Michigan, so didn't get to take 550 out for a New Year's drive. Will take it out this week.  Ron
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: BGlover67 on January 03, 2021, 04:48:06 PM
The weather has been rainy all year so far, lol.  I did get out for my first ride today.  I really do hope we get to enjoy some auto enthusiast camaraderie this year.

Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: CSX 4133 on January 03, 2021, 05:47:40 PM

Brian it looks like you have a critter riding shotgun in your car.    :)
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: BGlover67 on January 03, 2021, 09:59:08 PM

Brian it looks like you have a critter riding shotgun in your car.    :)

Yes Sir, Rascal has a long history of being my co-pilot.  He just turned 12 on Dec 30th.
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 04, 2021, 01:39:57 AM
👍
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: propayne on January 04, 2021, 09:14:16 AM
Caught a beautiful sunset on one of the nice warm days we had not too long ago.

- Phillip

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/134-040121091343.jpeg)
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Richstang on January 04, 2021, 09:30:48 AM
Nice!!

Looks like the sunroof was open too
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: propayne on January 04, 2021, 09:48:02 AM
Thanks Rich - yes, it was open sunroof weather.

One of the (many) things I love about this G is the power antenna out back.

- Phillip
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: JD on January 04, 2021, 10:19:40 AM
Nice!!

Looks like the sunroof was open too

Yes, never saw one in White - looks good Phillip.

Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 04, 2021, 04:57:06 PM
Loved those 68ís
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Rodster-500 on January 04, 2021, 06:53:39 PM
Caught a beautiful sunset on one of the nice warm days we had not too long ago.

- Phillip



Beautiful!!! 8)
Title: Re: Last Ride of the Year
Post by: Side-Oilers on January 04, 2021, 08:49:14 PM
White looks stunning!  A friend has a black on black Gurney that he's owned since new.

Neat cars that not a lot of people outside of Ford/Mercury enthusiast circles know about.