NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 5 – St. Charles IL to Grinnell Iowa

Todays facts: Total Distance: 449.22 km (279.1 mi) Total Time: 14:30:00 Moving Time: 8:34:58 Average Speed: 30.98 km/h (19.3 mi/h) Average Moving Speed: 52.34 km/h (32.5 mi/h) Max Speed: 127.44 km/h (79.2 mi/h) Weather reports all week have been warning of an impending heat-wave to move across middle America. Thankfully …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 4 – Van Wert, OH to St. Charles Il

The Super got another wash via the heavy rain overnight. Good thing too as it was starting to get quite dirty. The town of Van Wert looked much better in the morning as the shops were now populated. We had breakfast at the historical  Balyeat’s Coffee shop open since 1922. …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 3 – Hanoverton to Van Wert OH

We departed the Spread Eagle and headed west again via the Lincoln Highway. The first stop on the map was a bit of the original brick paved sections of TLH. It was a bit bumpy but not nearly as bad as the sections that were paved over with tar that …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 2 – Bedford PA to Hanoverton OH

Rain and thunder overnight found the super wet. Free car wash!  No highways were planed today but we did get on the interstate to avoid driving through downtown Pittsburgh.  Some of the sights along the Lincoln highway today:  The old log church and graveyard, several murals depicting the early days …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 1: Hampton Bays to Bedford PA

We started out the day on sunny and hot Long Island and met up with a fellow NYAROC member for breakfast and a send off.  The roads and the traffic getting out of the New York area was horrible as always. Today we planed an extra long driving day to …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Introduction

Purchased in Holland during the summer of 2006, this 1973 Giulia super was quite tired and heading for a scrapyard or perhaps a race track. After a close inspection and test drive I felt it was a good candidate for restoration. The price was right so it was bought and …