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 2 of the Spring Tour started with a beautiful dawn, and a flat tire.
The rest of the group drove out through Beavers Bend State Park while the TR6 made a quick run for repairs.
Then we took off along the Indian Highway near Honobia, OK. Honobia is the self-styled Bigfoot Capital of the Wor;ld, so there’s that. The pavement is a bit rough in places, but otherwise the Indian Highway is one of the hands down best drives in Oklahoma. It’s a lot curvier than it appears from the photos – I just couldn’t take any photos on the curves because I needed both hands on the wheel. The treeline comes almost up to the road and then breaks away for some truly great view.
Of course, then we had to have some more car troubles. The Mini was leaking more than a little gas from the float bowls, so a brief stop to tinker with that and we were back on the road.
We managed to make it to lunch in Antlers before the deluge began.
Sadly, we had to cut the driving short, but naps followed by beer and dinner was not a bad substitute.
2019 Fall Tour Dates have been set!
The 2019 Spring Tour was a success, and I think (hope) a good time was had by all.
We began in OKC, and headed south to Purcell to check out the VW Spider Bug. Sadly, my Mini wasn’t up for the trip so I became the sweep car in my Subaru. Still, better to be driving than not driving.
We managed to make it as far as Purcell before the Pumpkin Spice MGB had issues with a sticky brake caliper. The MGB had to retire to be replaced with a Volvo.
Next, due to some massive collision, we got to take a gravel, sand and dust detour, which still put us inside our “98% paved roads guaranteed”
After that, we wound our way through some wonderfully scenic roads in Southeastern Oklahoma, and finally arrived at our delightful little cabin in Hochatown, OK.