The road stretched out in front of me as I left Rapid City.
The countryside had certainly changed from Montana and now I would drive through some mountains.
Still, there was plenty of farming and cattle by the highway.
To the left of this photo you can catch a glimpse of a lone guy on a bicycle. Every once in a while – say every 500 miles or so you might come across some such a hardy soul who had bags hanging off the front and back and peddling their way up a hill that my car would drop a gear down to climb. I had to admire their fortitude. But I was glad to be in the P71. This was their personal challenge and not mine.
I would pass through a small town and then…
On to the open road once again.
Things got a little darker and cloudy.
It would not be long before I was in Murdo.
Like a carnival site there was Pioneer…
This poor stretched car.
An old Nash.
It was much like a side show.
But I bought my ticket and went inside. There were cars to look at right from the start.
A lot of emphasis was put on this copy of the General Lee from the TV series The Dukes of Hazard.
In back of this wooden-bodied car was a prototype car that Pizza Hut had contemplated as a delivery car. Can you picture a young pizza delivery kid driving one of these?
These cars were interesting, but the displays lacked a lot. Most of the stuff was packed into a storage room or garage and didn’t provide very good viewing angles.
Sometimes you could get right up to a car.
Other times they were behind chicken wire and in a dimly lit barn.
More chicken wire.
There were some that were outside but under cover…
It wasn’t the most effective way to display the history of motor vehicles, but that wasn’t the point. This was more like a side show than a museum.
I moved on.