Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bp swap road race festiva build.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • chiquito1228
    replied
    Originally posted by Rick the Quick View Post
    Living in New Mexico there are many different roads to explore and most any direction will have beautiful scenery and usually very little traffic. When I was driving a truck back in the 90's every other week I would drive to Roswell NM., via Ft Sumner. The road that took me from Ft Sumner back to US 285 was 37 miles. I would leave out of Ft. Sumner at around 7:00am and usually could make the 37 mile stretch back to 285 without seeing a single vehicle. From I-40 to Roswell via US 285 is right around 150 miles. Not much to look at but trains and in the late summer, rainbows. New Mexico is the only place I lived where you can see the entire train from locomotive to the last car and if you like rainbows I have seen many a double rainbow and sometimes triple rainbows coming home from Roswell in late Summer. Actually all the rainbows I have seen in that area are double rainbows. I don't believe I ever saw one in Illinois. If you are up to a nice all day ride here's one for you. Head up to Rockford Illinois and pick up US 20 going west. Last time I ran it which was back in the 80's it was 2 lane highway from Rockford to Dubuque, Iowa and if you go all the way to Iowa you will cross the Mississippi River. Us20 going west from Rockford is full of rolling hills, lots of turns and switchbacks and incredibly beautiful scenery. You will think you are in any state other then Illinois. When I last drove it (rode it Actually) it was lightly traveled and was about the nicest ride you can find in The Land of Lincoln. Back when I was cruising it there was very little between Rockford and Illinois. No major towns, no fast food franchises, just beautiful country with a beautiful 2 lane highway and breathtaking views and I don't use that expression often. I don't know about you but driving all week in the inner city gave me a good excuse to spend a nice summer day putting on 500 miles and giving the car or motorcycle a much needed work out. Peace. And also just a note to the moderator, I realize I have hijacked this thread and should have posted under General Topics non automotive related. Of course I didn't think about that until I typed it up and not sure if I can figure out how to move it. Sorry.
    If you are talking about US-20 towards Galena, that is a beautiful ride. The family and I go to that little town few times a year. Scenery is like no other in Illinois. Especially during fall. 71 around starved rock is another road to unwind some stress.

    Leave a comment:


  • MiltonHavoc
    replied
    Originally posted by Rick the Quick View Post
    Living in New Mexico there are many different roads to explore and most any direction will have beautiful scenery and usually very little traffic. When I was driving a truck back in the 90's every other week I would drive to Roswell NM., via Ft Sumner. The road that took me from Ft Sumner back to US 285 was 37 miles. I would leave out of Ft. Sumner at around 7:00am and usually could make the 37 mile stretch back to 285 without seeing a single vehicle. From I-40 to Roswell via US 285 is right around 150 miles. Not much to look at but trains and in the late summer, rainbows. New Mexico is the only place I lived where you can see the entire train from locomotive to the last car and if you like rainbows I have seen many a double rainbow and sometimes triple rainbows coming home from Roswell in late Summer. Actually all the rainbows I have seen in that area are double rainbows. I don't believe I ever saw one in Illinois. If you are up to a nice all day ride here's one for you. Head up to Rockford Illinois and pick up US 20 going west. Last time I ran it which was back in the 80's it was 2 lane highway from Rockford to Dubuque, Iowa and if you go all the way to Iowa you will cross the Mississippi River. Us20 going west from Rockford is full of rolling hills, lots of turns and switchbacks and incredibly beautiful scenery. You will think you are in any state other then Illinois. When I last drove it (rode it Actually) it was lightly traveled and was about the nicest ride you can find in The Land of Lincoln. Back when I was cruising it there was very little between Rockford and Illinois. No major towns, no fast food franchises, just beautiful country with a beautiful 2 lane highway and breathtaking views and I don't use that expression often. I don't know about you but driving all week in the inner city gave me a good excuse to spend a nice summer day putting on 500 miles and giving the car or motorcycle a much needed work out. Peace. And also just a note to the moderator, I realize I have hijacked this thread and should have posted under General Topics non automotive related. Of course I didn't think about that until I typed it up and not sure if I can figure out how to move it. Sorry.


    I remember that route I think. Trucked in the 90’s too. If it’s the right one, there was a military convoy that disappeared off that route right before our eyes right after they shut down a gas station just outside of Rosewell.

    Leave a comment:


  • Rick the Quick
    replied
    Living in New Mexico there are many different roads to explore and most any direction will have beautiful scenery and usually very little traffic. When I was driving a truck back in the 90's every other week I would drive to Roswell NM., via Ft Sumner. The road that took me from Ft Sumner back to US 285 was 37 miles. I would leave out of Ft. Sumner at around 7:00am and usually could make the 37 mile stretch back to 285 without seeing a single vehicle. From I-40 to Roswell via US 285 is right around 150 miles. Not much to look at but trains and in the late summer, rainbows. New Mexico is the only place I lived where you can see the entire train from locomotive to the last car and if you like rainbows I have seen many a double rainbow and sometimes triple rainbows coming home from Roswell in late Summer. Actually all the rainbows I have seen in that area are double rainbows. I don't believe I ever saw one in Illinois. If you are up to a nice all day ride here's one for you. Head up to Rockford Illinois and pick up US 20 going west. Last time I ran it which was back in the 80's it was 2 lane highway from Rockford to Dubuque, Iowa and if you go all the way to Iowa you will cross the Mississippi River. Us20 going west from Rockford is full of rolling hills, lots of turns and switchbacks and incredibly beautiful scenery. You will think you are in any state other then Illinois. When I last drove it (rode it Actually) it was lightly traveled and was about the nicest ride you can find in The Land of Lincoln. Back when I was cruising it there was very little between Rockford and Illinois. No major towns, no fast food franchises, just beautiful country with a beautiful 2 lane highway and breathtaking views and I don't use that expression often. I don't know about you but driving all week in the inner city gave me a good excuse to spend a nice summer day putting on 500 miles and giving the car or motorcycle a much needed work out. Peace. And also just a note to the moderator, I realize I have hijacked this thread and should have posted under General Topics non automotive related. Of course I didn't think about that until I typed it up and not sure if I can figure out how to move it. Sorry.

    Leave a comment:


  • chiquito1228
    replied
    I think you did the correct move. This city has got so bad with crime and theft. It used to be bad neighborhoods around the city now days the whole city is a crime war zone. So bad that we are numb to the crime. We are that point it doesn't even fazed us anymore. Kind of weird. But I have been trying to convince my self to leave. But like you said wages here are real good. And that is somehow keeping me here

    Leave a comment:


  • Rick the Quick
    replied
    Chicago is a great place and it's where I was born. There's a lot of things I miss but there are a few things I don't. A few things I don't miss : traffic, winters, the worst roads in the country, crazy expensive tax rates, paying crazy money to put license plates on your car and if that wasn't enough most cities and towns in Illinois required you to put a yearly city sticker ($$) on your windshield. I drove a truck back there for 8 years and made more money than I make today. I have been living in New Mexico for over 30 years and I sometimes wonder if I made a wise choice by moving west. I have owned my house outright for 12 years and I don't have a house or a car payment and I'm still broke. Wages are not what they are in Chicago area. Some guys drive a Festiva because they want to. I drive a Festiva because I have to....LoL. At least rusty cars are not an issue out here. My Festivas are not what you would call pristine but they are rust free. Body and under carriage are solid as day one which is a good thing because I'm too broke to buy anything nicer and the reality is they are 100% reliable and get excellent gas mileage and thanks to Brandon the price of gas just keeps on going up. I saw premium at the Chevron at $4.79 today. It would be interesting if we could do some type of reality show among forum members. Something like trading places with another member for a week. I live in your house for a week and you live in my place for a week. I know it's far fetched but it would be interesting. Enjoy that beautiful Festiva and sleep good knowing that you have one of the greatest anti theft, anti car jacking devices money can buy. A Ford Festiva with a 5 speed manual transmission.

    Leave a comment:


  • chiquito1228
    replied
    Thank you. Yea Chicago area is not the greatest but I tend to find my self cruising or doing alot of things out of the city now days

    Leave a comment:


  • Rick the Quick
    replied
    Nice job on the air dam. It looks like something I would destroy within a day or two. I may attempt one on my cars but it will not be anywhere as close to the roadway as yours. Thanks for sharing your project with us. It looks like a blast to drive. Where you at in The Land of Lincoln? I always thought the roads back there (Chicago area) were among the worst in the country.

    Leave a comment:


  • chiquito1228
    replied
    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
    This gallery has 1 photos.

    Leave a comment:


  • chiquito1228
    replied
    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
    This gallery has 1 photos.

    Leave a comment:


  • chiquito1228
    replied
    1st stages of the air dam. Needs radiator and brake duck and a support on the bottom
    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
    This gallery has 1 photos.

    Leave a comment:


  • chiquito1228
    replied
    1st stages of the air dam. Needs radiator and brake duck and a support on the bottom
    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
    This gallery has 1 photos.

    Leave a comment:


  • chiquito1228
    replied
    It won't see snow or salt. I have my daily

    Leave a comment:


  • Rick the Quick
    replied
    Nice job! Too nice to drive in the winter.

    Leave a comment:


  • chiquito1228
    replied
    Finally all done and detailed. Had a few mazda 121 stickers made. I think they came out good. Also mounted the ar1 on civic vx wheels. I just wish they were a lil more wider. Car got done a bit late in the season but hopefully i get some time on parking lot events
    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
    This gallery has 3 photos.

    Leave a comment:


  • chiquito1228
    replied
    A bit of interior updating. Led lights and of course bucket seat
    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
    This gallery has 2 photos.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X