After we got out of traffic, today's route was a more traditional one. The route took us along a road that had lots of small hills. Not as much fun as twisty turny roads, but still fun. Along the way, we were greeted with the usual Power Tour scenery of cornfields and small towns. As we drove through Taylor, TX there was a welcoming committee running cold bottled water out to cars that got caught at the traffic light. We tried to gas up at a Shell station in Taylor, but everyone else had the same idea and it was a cluster. Plus, the pumps were super slow, so we abandoned that effort and drove a few more miles to a virtually empty Exxon.
|Thanks for visiting Taylor, here's a water.|
We obeyed one of Lori's prime rules of Power Tour: No chain restaurants and ate at Lucy's café in Moody, Texas. It was a tiny family owned restaurant that served breakfast, Mexican and American dishes. Tara and I split a Quesadilla and "Texas Toothpicks" which are fried jalapeno strips. The food was all fresh made and really tasty. For some reason, my dad always ends up getting his food last and today was no exception, but my mom, Fred and Kym also got super slow service. So, while we were waiting for them to finish, we stood along the road and watched the Power Tour cars pass by. One of the crazier built ones was a take on a rat rod semi truck. It was massive. To top it off, the thing had a train horn.
|This thing is ridiculous. And really cool!|
|It's like Christmas in front of the Holley/MSD display.|
|The yellow supercharger is a nice touch.|
|All yellow works too.|
|Something's wrong here.|
|"It's no big deal, just the axle."|
After the venue, Tara, Jacob and I had tickets for a barbecue dinner at Painless Wiring and a tour of the facility. It was interesting to see how they build the wiring harnesses and the amount of time that goes into R & D. However, wiring isn't the most exciting thing to see manufactured. The parking lot was packed with more show cars and the weather was a little cooler. Several others of our group went to the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill. To my surprise, they said they got in without much of a wait. I assumed it would be completely slammed.
Back at the hotel, we met up with Scott Shanks, our long time Long Haul friend, with his modern Hemi powered 1970 Challenger convertible. I love that car. Jake's wife Brenda also flew into Dallas today to join us for the rest of the run. We all sat in the hotel lobby and got caught up.
Tomorrow we head for Oklahoma City. It's going to be another hot one.
Here are some more Day 4 pictures:
|This is one of the nicest Trans Ams I have ever seen. It's definitely not a Long Hauler car.|
|Lots of SSR's on this Tour.|
|1968 Road Runner|
|This is wrong on so many levels.|