Category Archives: Road Trips

Adventures in Kokomo and Stuff on the Side of the Road

Not far south of Kokomo, IN, I drove past a building that said it was Functional Products, Inc.  It gave me pause to think about how someone would choose a name for their business like that.  I mean, why wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Kokomo–America’s First Car

With a Beach Boys song in my head I turned the P71 toward Indiana and the city of Kokomo. It started out rather gloomy as I drove out of Illinois.  Several miles later and things started to brighten. I went  … Continue reading

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Race Legends–Sort of…

So for years I had heard of this outfit called Race Legends, Inc. They had a web site that said that they catered to racing legends that still wished to be involved with public appearances and vintage racing get-togethers. Their … Continue reading

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Ellingson–Leaving Minnesota

I had spent a few days in Minnesota and my last stop was at a place that was an interesting combination of a car museum and a place that sold classic cars. Now some of you might get the thought … Continue reading

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Things by the Side of the Road–Oh yeah, and Windmills.

I continue to enjoy discovering little (or not so little) gems by the side of the road as I drive along clicking off the thousands of miles of this road trip.  Here were a couple of vehicles I spotted in … Continue reading

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FLAP – How do they do it?

WARNING!  Ungodly amounts of photos to follow… I was told that I just had to visit this place and I am grateful that I was told about it.  Certainly I have seen my share of wrecking yards, automotive recycling yards, … Continue reading

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Guess Where I Am?

I’ve had some interesting stops between Springfield, MN and Pontiac, IL, but I’ll get to those later.  This afternoon I made it to Illinois and a museum that is a little special to me. But before I actually got there … Continue reading

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Stella’s Body Shop–Its not what you think…

As I made my way from Pipestone, MN, to New Ulm, I passed through Springfield and (almost) drove past Stella’s Body Shop. Wow, where did this place come from?  Prior to this Minnesota consisted of large vistas of cornfields.  Cornfields … Continue reading

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Life and Signs on the Road

In these thousands of road miles there are always things that are thought provoking. Some of them are signs. This one, for example.  Oregon takes littering very seriously.  In other state I’ve seen fines posted in the $100 and $500 … Continue reading

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Feeling the Love

I had planned to stay in Sioux Falls, SD, for two nights.  Frankly I needed the break so that I could recover from all the driving that I’ve been doing lately.  When I checked into the hotel they told me … Continue reading

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