To start our tour Dan's Chevelle wouldn't start after lunch just 5 miles from joining the tour at the Chattanooga stop. I went to the site ahead to find help and found that they have medics to fix any problem within reason. The truck that follows the caravan seems like they have all you need to repair anything, including welders. Dan got the car started himself and then the medics worked on it for 30 minutes to find the junction box on the fire wall was never tightened. Free labor. They wouldn't take money for it. Anyway there were thousands of great cars at each stop. See my pictures. All kinds of cars new and old. There wer even 2 motorized caskets . I heard there were 4000 registered cars. I didn't see them all in my 3 days. I keep seeing new ones, but got to know a lot of them. Everyone seems to have a bond and looked out for each other. When someone pulled off the road the next ones would usually stop to offer help. You would know a car show was in town because at the Hampton that night in front of our room 4 were being washed and a 62 Galaxy was having the water pump changed. The oldtimmers had the tools to do light repairs in the trunk, including tire plugs and air pumps.
A lot of planing must go into the route because the secenery was really nice. Most notably was Chickomonga? Battle Field below Chattanooga. Must have been 10 miles long with dozens of large monuments.
Some small towns had welcome signs along the way and folks standing and sitting in groups of chairs set up to view us passing through for hours. Only one small town had their cops out with radar. Some of us and locals watched some spirited acelleration by some cars, away from a couple of 4 way stops. No racing but it reminded you of it especially when 2 boys spilled there water bottles at the burn out area.
Puling into downtown Mobile the whole downtown was closed and police were directing us to lots and street parking. Must have been more than a dozen blocks of street parking and a 150 car lot.
They filled the Battle ship in mobile with the long haulers, that started in Wisconsin, for pictures.
So lets all go next year. It should start in Mobile where it ended this year.