Monday, May 28, 2012

Made it to Vintage this time

The wife and I loaded up the 1600 and made the 335-mile trip down to Winston-Salem, NC for Vintage. With the exception of one quick stop to readjust the electric fan temp switch, the drive was thankfully uneventful. Here are the stats:

Distance From Home to the Event: 335 Miles
Fuel Economy: 33 MPG
Average Moving Speed: 56.8 MPH
Maximum Speed: 84.4 MPH

While at the event, I took almost no pictures, except for a a few documentary pictures of a pristine `67 1600 that had all of 11,000 miles on the odometer, which reminded me of all the original `67 parts that I need to find.

On the way back, we took a short (four hour) detour to Tennessee to pick up some furniture that used to belong to my wife's great-grandmother. The day involved about nine hours of driving, but it took us through the Blue Ridge Mountains and across North Carolina, a bit of Tennessee, most of Virginia and back to Maryland.

Then, we picked up a vintage rocking chair and a 1910 Singer sewing machine. For the record, a rocking chair on your roof will significantly decrease fuel mileage.

With the fan switch adjusted properly, the temperature held at a nice, steady and safe point.

This, of course, makes her a happy car.


  1. A happy car and a happy Clay (and Dana)!

    I'm so glad that you guys made it this year and I really enjoyed playing with the girls this weekend.


  2. awesome man! So was 33mpg average over the entire trip? How much less with the roof attachment?

    1. 33 MPG on the way down. 25 MPG with the rocking chair and table on the roof.