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Out West with the Tacoma!

Discussion in 'Travel' started by fghtngsquirrel, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Aug 3, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    fghtngsquirrel

    fghtngsquirrel [OP] Ka-freakin'-BOOM!

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    My dad bought a 1959 Triumph TR-10 in Des Moines, Iowa a few weeks ago, so I volunteered to drive the Tacoma. It was an interesting experience, almost 3000 miles in just five days, and half of that was pulling the car back to Jacksonville, FL. We went through the following states...Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina... oh, and Florida :D. Here are the pictures:

    I believe this was the Tennessee River...
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    Rained a ton
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    Bill Elliott's trailer at a Holiday Inn Express in Clarksville, TN.
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    Pappy's in St. Louis... very good!
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    Flexing at the U-Haul place...
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    The truck didn't drop too bad with the trailer.
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    1959 Triumph TR-10 to go with Dad's TR-3 and Morgan.
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    Probably my favorite picture!
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    Showing a little drop in the back...
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    On the way home through Tennessee and North Carolina mountains.
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    Finally home!
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    The Taco only suffered two "injuries", both within 1/2 mile of each other in St. Louis, a broken windshield and paint taken off the driver's side rear door, both from rocks. Overall I was VERY impressed with the Tacoma, considering it was pulling the trailer with a car, four adults, and all of our luggage. Hope you all enjoyed the pictures!
     
  2. Aug 3, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Nice pics man! :eek: at the damage!
     
  3. Aug 3, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Nice pictures... and a sweet little Triumph!
     
  4. Aug 3, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    fghtngsquirrel

    fghtngsquirrel [OP] Ka-freakin'-BOOM!

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    Yeah, only 20-25 of this style Triumph are known to still exist. We had plenty of people ask about it on the way home! I was pretty upset about the damage, but it could have been worse... at least my satoshi grille held up!
     
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