American Detours: When Classic Rides Meet Classic Drives
Classic Cars and Road Trips. Have I got your attention?
Sponsored by American Collectors Insurance, American Detours is a web tv series about Classic Cars cruising down some of America’s classic drives. There are currently 6 epsiodes planned in the series. The show is hosted by Jael De Pardo and Jeff Glucker.
The hosts start out at Lloyd’s Country Store in Louisiana. For there, they cruise the Creole Narture Trail in a 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie. Their journey includes a stop at the Cameron Prairie Wildlife Refuge.
The 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie featured in this episode is owned by Dennis Morosin. His story, as provided by American Detours is:
“This Galaxie has a 466 cubic-inch stroker motor. Other than that, it’s “mostly” original. Never seen rain! I inherited it “as is” from a good friend of ours who has since passed away.
My most memorable road trip with the Galaxie was not actually driving it, but trailering it home.
I traveled from Texas to Idaho to pick up a ’79 Z. While I was there my friend’s father had a surprise for me and I ended up leaving the Z and bringing home the Galaxie. He had an old 1981 Chevy Dually that had been sitting out back for years and a Wells cargo trailer so I bought them both to get the Galaxie home.
I thought I checked everything in that old truck before I headed home, but I must have missed the fuel pump, because it went out in the middle of nowhere Colorado. I wasn’t back on the road for long before I hit a major pothole, bending the heck out of that old truck’s bumper. Lucky for me I had an aircraft tie down strap with me to hold it up the rest of the route.
My advice for taking your classic on a road trip? Bring plenty of tools. It sure helped me.”
Episode 2 premieres April 29, 2013. Other Cars in the Series are: 1971 Ford Mustang, 1968 Shelby Cobra, 1972 Chevy Nova SS, 1965 MGB Roadster and 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner.
For more information on the Ford Galaxie, see the post on 1965-1968 Ford Galaxie.
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