On New Years Eve Day Kathy and I drove to Lancaster, PA and met with the Drive Home II Road
Tour. We had lunch with them and everyone was so nice. Only 2 of the
3 cars made it to Lancaster as the 1966 Mustang was having
transmission problems in New York City and was being repaired.
The Drive Home II is a 12-day, 2,150 mile winter road rally from Boston to Detroit for the
North American International Auto Show.
NAIAS will feature ACM’s 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler
300G and 1966 Ford Mustang, all of which completed the first
The Drive Home” in late 2015/early 2016, from the Museum’s headquarters in Tacoma,
Washington, to Detroit.
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, J. D. Rockefeller’s 1917 Crane Simplex will also
make appearances on the trip.
A few days earlier I
messaged them and asked how the "G" was running and if it
needed anything as I had "stuff". I also heard that the "G"
was having a problem with squealing brakes in or around New York City
and Don Verity helped them find some new brake shoes. It turned out
that the front brakes were overheating and squealing. They adjusted
the rear brakes and that seemed to correct the problem so while they
bought the new shoes they didn't install them. Apparently with the
rear brakes out of adjustment most or all of the braking was on the
front causing them to heat up and squeal in NYC traffic.
The 57 Chevy station wagon
and the 300G arrived in Lancaster as scheduled at 1:00. The G just so
happened to be right next to my 62 300 sport Convertible.
After social time and lots
of photos we followed the tour cars to Allentown, PA. It was fun
following them to Allentown and to be part or the tour for this short
leg of their trip to Detroit.
After a few miles we
stopped for gas. William Hall, the driver of the G said that he
should have gotten back to be about parts and fixing something on the
G. He said that the G's turn signal were not working. I was following
the G and thought "Gee, don't these people use signals".
Anyway, I went over to my trunk and got a spare flasher I had,
installed it in the G and fixed the problem. He was very thankful and
so happy to have turn signals.
After we arrived to the
hotel in Allentown we said our good byes and went home. It was a very
beautiful and memorable New Years Eve Day. The rest of the evening
was very nice too but that would be "too much information".
Happy New Year to everyone in the 300 Club.