Heading for Dearborn "Ginger's great advanture"

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Heading for Dearborn "Ginger's great advanture"

Post by badcatt » 31 May 2017, 14:45

I will be heading out tomorrow afternoon on the longest drive I have ever taken in a Cougar, and I have owned a lot of them over the last 42 years. From Camano Island WA to the Nationals in Dearborn, My plan is to be running on US-2 through Washington, Idaho, Montana, If conditions permit I’ll visit Glacier National Park. North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin in to Michigan. Then on to Route 41;.Along Lake Superior to the Sault ste. Marie area. Then I’ll be running down I-75 to Dearborn. I plan to be making a lot of unplanned stops on the way out. Mostly for photo ops and to enjoy the scenery. This is about a 2150 mile trip one way. I will be taking a ton of photos of this trip

I will be posting updates here and on Face book as I go. I feel confident that this car will handle this trip. If not I will also post that. Come what may. It is all an adventure.
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Note, Planed time for heading out has to do with current weather report and hoping to miss as much rain as I can.
Neal Jacobson.
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1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Post by R Code » 31 May 2017, 14:52

Good Luck Neal, enjoy!
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Post by xr7g428 » 31 May 2017, 15:16

WOO HOO!!!! I love this kind of stuff! Take us all with you!
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Post by Blitz » 31 May 2017, 15:31

That sounds awesome! It will be fun to see your pictures, and I'll see you at Dearborn! Hope the cat doesn't have any issues.

The longest trip I ever took my '68 on was when I moved from CA to OR back in 2011. About 900 miles, and I split it up into 3 days. This was when the car was still unrestored, with only basic maintenance having been done over the years, and a bit haggard in some areas. It was an absolute champion and didn't give me any problems. I appreciated the V8 going up the mountain passes (having done an even longer trip the previous year in a 1.9L Opel) and even with just the 3 gears I was passing by trucks and getting about 18-21 highway MPG.

Enjoy the ride!
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-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1986 Volvo 240: dependable beater / "Goldilocks"
-1979 Volvo 245: magnificently ugly brown wagon

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Post by leonbray » 31 May 2017, 15:46

Have fun Neal. Will be tracking along on Google maps
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Post by MrEos » 31 May 2017, 18:35

Neal -

Hwy 2 will take you through my hometown - Duluth MN. Our plan is to leave Tuesday (6/6) in the evening or early Wed. am - heading to Manitowoc, WI and the S.S.Badger ferry across Lake Michigan. We're taking the Mackinac bridge/south shore route on the way home after the show.

Lots of deer on Hwy 2 in Minnesota (and even more in Wisconsin). Be cautious at dusk and dawn.

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Post by propayne » 31 May 2017, 18:53

Good luck Neal!

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Post by badcatt » 31 May 2017, 20:27

MrEos wrote:
31 May 2017, 18:35
Neal -

Hwy 2 will take you through my hometown - Duluth MN. Our plan is to leave Tuesday (6/6) in the evening or early Wed. am - heading to Manitowoc, WI and the S.S.Badger ferry across Lake Michigan. We're taking the Mackinac bridge/south shore route on the way home after the show.

Lots of deer on Hwy 2 in Minnesota (and even more in Wisconsin). Be cautious at dusk and dawn.

Rob
Duluth, MN
MrEos,
I thought I had replied to you on the Classic cats caravan page. But it disappeared. I think I'll be in Duluth on Monday afternoon sometime. ZI'd love to get together for a little while. But I want to go on the upper peninsula on my way out. I want to stop in Brimley just west of Suite Ste. Marie. I lived there back in the winter of 1962/63.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
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Post by MrEos » 31 May 2017, 21:01

I'll PM you my cell number. I totally get it, though, if you decide to motor thru without stopping. If you stop, I'm sure I can find a beverage or burger to your liking.

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 31 May 2017, 22:07

MrEos wrote:
31 May 2017, 18:35
Neal -

Hwy 2 will take you through my hometown - Duluth MN.

Rob
Duluth, MN
Route 2 will take him through my hometown too! Airway Heights, WA! Quite a bit bigger now than when I lived there.

Safe travels, Neal! See you and Ginger in Dearborn!
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