PART 4: 2011 Western American Road Trip, Nissan Spec V, 1951 Chevy truck, Thanksgiving dinner

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We made it to Gilbert AZ, a suburb of Phoenix. Newton was happy to be out of the car.

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My uncle’s 1951 Chevy truck. He lined the bed with cedar.

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Newton enjoying fresh air.

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Lunch

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Looks like a late 60s Chrysler Newport.

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We went to check out the condos my uncle was refurbishing. The value dropped like a rock during the housing crisis so he bought a few as rental units.

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Enjoyed some sake.

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Dinner

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A while ago one of my cousins bought a Mitsubishi Lancer.
Rockford Fosgate audio.

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Nice light clutch.

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152hp 2.0L DOHC I4

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It looks unusually tall but the styling of the nose and tail are nice.

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My other cousin’s Sentra SE-R Spec V.

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Stock, the QR25 in the Spec V produced 175hp, enough to hit 60mph in 7 seconds.

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He modified darn near everything. On the road, it felt aggressive and taut. At about 2500rpm it really came alive and hit 60 in what felt like just over 6 seconds.

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This also has a Rockford sound system.

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Lighter wheels.

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I had a blast driving it around town and on the highway.

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TURKEY TIME

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’51 Chevy with Cadillac tail lights

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OHV 5.7L V8

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Digital gauges

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Beautiful chrome

Video:

Fast Tube by Casper

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Figures that Ian would be the first to sit down for food.

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Asians taking pictures of Asians taking pictures of Asians.

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Wide-eyed Romeo

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Divided into sections:

PART 1: Overview, Expenses, Map – 2011 Western American Road Trip – 6,500 Miles, 30 Days

PART 2: Joplin MO Tornado Damage, Terry’s Subaru STI in Oklahoma, Route 66, U Drop Inn, Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo TX, Leaning Water Tower

PART 3: Wigwam Motel, Meteor Crater

PART 4: Nissan Sentra Spec V, 1951 Chevy truck, Thanksgiving dinner

PART 5: Arizona International Auto Show

PART 6: In N Out Burger, NICOClub Headquarters in Surprise AZ

PART 7: Driving 1931 Ford Model A, first-generation Honda Insight, and 1967 Datsun 411 wagon

PART 8: The Grand Canyon

PART 9: Barstow CA, Arvin CA, cruising SR-99 to Lemoore CA

PART 10: Aaron in Lemoore CA – Mexican food, Autozone, and Naval base

PART 11: In N Out Burger, Northern California, Gary’s house in Independence OR

PART 12: The Pacific coast in Newport OR, Lighthouse

PART 13: Grilling at Gary’s, shopping, Brandon’s house in Ellensburg WA and 2000 Sebring convertible

PART 14: Arrival in Spokane WA, drinking, karaoke

PART 15: Drinking, eating

PART 16: Bar hopping downtown

PART 17: Eating, drinking, farewell dinner

PART 18: Heading home through Montana, Newton visits the vet

PART 19: Boulder CO, Denver CO, show at Cervantes, heading home




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