One might think that after driving to Colorado, doing 900 miles on the curvy roads, and driving the interstate for a couple hours that all the car issues would have been shaken out. You would be mistaken. The MGB ate a wheel bearing and required a tow near Clayton, NM. On the plus side, we ate a wonderful lunch at the Hotel Eklund and got a tour from one of the owners.
The stop wouldn’t have been a huge deal except it meant we landed in Oklahoma as some pretty horrendous weather rolled in. We just managed to limp home at night in blinding rain, flooding roads, high winds and thunderstorms. Probably not our brightest decision, but everyone made it, and nobody died.
Day three started with a rather chilly climb up over Loveland pass, then a long drive through a river canyon covered in fog. All went well except that our friends in the red Datsun managed to leak out nearly all of their brake fluid, which I’m told is important for some reason.
We ended the trip with lunch at the Hagerty offices in Golden and then got on the road to try to make Raton, NM by dark.
The second day consisted of a lot of canyon carving, river valleys and finally ended with a climb over Hoosier Pass, intermittent snow flurries, and ended Breckenridge Colorado.
We left Colorado Springs and ended…….in Colorado Springs. The big loop out in south central Colorado included a stop at the Bishop Castle, which is a truly odd castle built up in the mountains almost entirely by one man and surrounded by never-ending legal fights.
We left from OKC to head to Colorado Springs for the 2019 Classic Car Adventures Hagerty Silver Summit. The Datsun (yet again) decided to break down just shy of Geary Oklahoma with a timing chain pensioner issue. We managed to fix it road side and landed in Dodge City for the night.
The next day we made it to Colorado Springs and then had a nice day off to get ready for the main event, and also to drink some beer and otherwise get into trouble.
Day 3 wasn’t so exciting, just driving back to OKC. Still, not a bad drive at all. Another successful trip in the books.