I’ll say it again, it’s not part of my daily routine (Although I which it was!!!) that I get to deal with some rare cars. By day I’m the Director of Information Technology for a retail company with stores throughout Arizona at home I’m a Corvette and Mustang (check out #ProjectSportsRoof) loving car guy. But today the two intersected and that equaled a cool day.
If you look back at my post entitled Driving a 1929 Detroit Electric Model 97 http://wp.me/p2YxYx-4Qp you’ll get a good look at the Detroit Electric. Today it is headed back to its owner and the owner of our company.
We pushed the Detroit out of the building and into the sun light again – most likely will be its last bit of Arizona UV rays. This beauty is on its way to Hood River, OR where the owner is loaning it to a transportation museum. The guys in this video, Tom, David, Lynn have worked and lived with this rare mode of transportation for over 10 years. It will be missed.
As if that’s not enough for one post, there’s more to this ‘most excellent day’ (to steal a phrase from Bill and Ted).
It’s tough to pick a transport company to move your special vehicle across country. I have used my share, transporting a Mustang, a Torino, a VW bug and a motorcycle via different carriers and it’s a big deal. The company selected for this rare car was FSI Transport Service and the care the driver showed was very reassuring that this 1929 electric car was in good hands. FSI is operated by Frank and Laura Martinez, out of El Paso, Tx. Their rig was perfect for the job – being that the Detroit is a bit taller than the average car.
Often the car you are shipping travels with several other cars that are headed the same way. But this time there was only one travel mate for this trip. It just happened to be a beautiful 1953 GMC Custom pickup, according to the driver it build by the folks at Gas Monkey Garage and headed home to the owner.
That’s a beautiful truck and a worthy travel mate for the old electric car.
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