Well we made the run, a little over 1900 miles in 4 days, two car shows, but missed the breakfast.
The event was well organized and the weather was wonderful once we got to the event. The trail to it was not so great.
Got caught in a flash flood, south of Needles, California, did a lot of damage to the bottom of the car. Tore up the front bumper, the air dam, exhaust system and some dents in the transmission cover. I have not seen it yet, but will try to get some pictures of the damage. The saddest part is the car was basically submerged in mud and water on Thursday night. It had never seen rain, never been driven that far. Had to be a real shock for the baby.
The exhaust system was hit hard several places and have some good sized dents in it, but does not seem to be leaking, it did bend it up to where it hits the body, but can be fixed it appears. Will check it out this afternoon. Front bumper is in bad shape underneath, but body shop guys thinks it is okay. I may just rhino line it on the bottom with an aluminum piece across the bottom.
The trip home, was comparatively un eventful, but did get rain through most of Arizona. From Kingman on it was clear. Did run across a lady stranded in one of the washes that flooded. She had been there the whole night, was out of food and water and it was already 95 degrees. We gave her water and food and called her friends, who came an got her, we checked on that last night. I felt terrible, but really nothing I could do more to help. Not room in one of these things for a passenger. Did not call highway patrol, as I felt she may have been an illegal, and did not want to cause her anymore problems than she had already gone through.
So a little bad, some very good times and a little help to someone on the way home, made for a really fun weekend. By far the most this car has ever been driven, and for sure the worst conditions it has ever endured. I am truly amazed it survived the flash flood, watched a pickup get washed off the road right in front of us. The power of water in those conditions is amazing for sure.