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  • Road Trip!

    Wednesday: San Jose, CA -> Lovelock, NV
    Thursday: Lovelock, NV -> Laramie, WY
    Friday: Laramie, WY -> Des Moines, IA
    Saturday: Des Moines, IA -> Newton Falls, OH
    Sunday: Newton Falls, OH -> Millbury, MA

    Lots of stories, tons of pics. Favorite diversions include seeing Millbury Ohio (the only other in the US) and the original Donner Pass road by Truckee, CA.

    I'll edit the pics with captions later this week and delete the unfocused ones.






    see all pics here




















    Favorites - click on pic to see large version (I have 7Mp high res if anyone is interested)


    California



    Nevada



    Utah - Salt Flats (my favorite photos)






    Okalala, NE






    Brooklyn, IA -- Community Of Flags




    Millbury, OH :)



    Watsonville, PA

    Last edited by rouar; 09-03-2007, 12:40 AM.
    Matthew
    2017 Mazda3 GT
    1999 Contour SVT #410
    Sold: 98.5 Contour SE V6 ATX

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    SVT Spotting - 84 Eastbound near CT/NY border

    Last edited by rouar; 09-03-2007, 01:45 AM. Reason: north!=east
    Matthew
    2017 Mazda3 GT
    1999 Contour SVT #410
    Sold: 98.5 Contour SE V6 ATX

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    • #3
      am i outta the loop or did you get an SVT!? lookin good either way.

      is that a garmin c330? i got one the week before i went to cali and i woulda been lost without it. Best $225 ive spent in a while!
      - 2010 Mazdaspeed3
      - 98 SVT #5999 -. Sold

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      • #4
        lol you've been dropping hints like a mad man lately. I never put 2+2 together when you were flying out to cali though.

        Congrats Mattchew! It's about friggin time!!!
        Kim
        2007 Mazdaspeed6 GT
        2001 Cougar C2
        2002 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
        former owner of 1995 Contour GL

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        • #5
          yeah Matt, good to hear that you made it home after the trip.

          Kim your right, Matt did drop alot of hints the last few weeks. I put all of them together after he told me about this trip when he spotted the #2137 I had ghosted into my signature last week
          - 12 Focus SE
          - 99 Contour SeVT <- 3L/NPG Turbo
          - 2k Contour SVT - #2137

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          • #6
            sweet car matt! must have been a fun ride back...my favorite pick was the navi pic that said "turn in 382 miles" haha
            #1586 of 2150
            Silver Frost

            "If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Snipey View Post
              is that a garmin c330? i got one the week before i went to cali and i woulda been lost without it. Best $225 ive spent in a while!
              It's my mom's. I have the C320, which I bought in May 07 after using my friend's C330, but mine only has New England loaded on it. You're right though, the GPS got me to job interviews and everything in between, it is one of the best investments I've made.

              I bought FMR12B's SVT (from the classifieds). One-owner, all documentation!, rustfree car, low mileage, good condition. Even with travel expenses, it was still cheaper than similar-condition-mileage SVTs in the Northeast. I've been working the details with Chris for over a month, he was very thorough, answered my millions of questions and even made repairs so it would handle the trip. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with the car and the purchase, and was very thankful Chris was willing to wait while I worked out travel and time off work. I had been trying so hard not to let out the secret in the past month, but I'm horrible with secrets so it went into my posts more often than I wanted, haha.

              The SVT did phenominally over the trip. The seats are so comfortable too! We were totally expecting some random issue -- or a Blues Brothers style blowup as we pulled in the driveway -- but no problems at all.

              It was a little ironic bringing it to the salt flats, since I went to California specifically to get a rustfree car!
              Matthew
              2017 Mazda3 GT
              1999 Contour SVT #410
              Sold: 98.5 Contour SE V6 ATX

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rouar View Post
                It was a little ironic bringing it to the salt flats, since I went to California specifically to get a rustfree car!
                Luckily that dry salt isn't very harmful to your car. It's the wet, salty, slushy, icky, nasty, snowy stuff around here that really eats away at the cars.

                Did I mention that I don't like winter?
                98 SVT #81 silfro

                Aircougar Performance

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                • #9
                  wow. looks liek alot of fun.


                  though i would have hit the ground running in vegas....
                  1999 Silver Frost SVT #609 of 2760
                  SOLD! and now RIP
                  2001 Z06 - Quicksilver Metallic - 406RWHP
                  1995 Impala SS - Black - Bunch of Lingenfelter stuff

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rouar View Post
                    SVT Spotting - 84 Eastbound near CT/NY border

                    hey thats the exit for my parents house, so I wouldn't call that at the border. Looks to be a MA plate also ...
                    - 12 Focus SE
                    - 99 Contour SeVT <- 3L/NPG Turbo
                    - 2k Contour SVT - #2137

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                    • #11
                      Y'all in NECEG have just been goin' nuts lately, huh? :) Elky and Brapple pick up another SVT each, Rouar's patience pays off, and Elky uses a bit of lead to make swiss cheese out of his truck.

                      That's a pretty productive summer in my book. Congrats to all, and enjoy!
                      Po
                      1984 Jaguar XJ6 VandenPlas, 1986 Jaguar XJ12 Sovereign, 2002 Ford Thunderbird, 2006 Ford F150 Lariat, 2008 Ford Fusion SEL AWD

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                      • #12
                        and join us nexy weekend as we catapult a city bus over city hall....
                        1998 SVT Contour #2147 - SOLD!!!!!

                        BUY MY STUFF!!!!

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                        • #13
                          so did you stop to change the oil or did you drive the whole way?? always curious about the 3000 mile limit on extended road trips.
                          1999 Silver Frost SVT #609 of 2760
                          SOLD! and now RIP
                          2001 Z06 - Quicksilver Metallic - 406RWHP
                          1995 Impala SS - Black - Bunch of Lingenfelter stuff

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                          • #14
                            Congratulations Matthew!

                            Pretty t-red. Long drive but it seems to have all been worth it. You got a great looking SVT and got to see the sights along the way. Very !
                            Christine


                            http://www.cardomain.com/ride/560265



                            2019 Ford Edge ST

                            2000 Ford SVT Contour #1412
                            2017 Ford Explorer Limited ~ Traded
                            1998 Ford SVTContour #2059. 3 March 2004 - 18 June 2012- SOLD

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                            • #15
                              Oh, man... this makes me want to get one again. :(
                              This space for rent.

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