Sunday, August 5, 2012
I was sick in June and unable to make this years Hot Rod Power Tour from Detroit, MI to Arlington, TX. So Harold and I made a trip to the Louisville Nats this year's long distance trip in Bobbie Sue, my '51 Chevrolet.
A hot rod trip wouldn't be complete without a few minor mishaps. And this one wasn't different. After we reached Louisville and the event registration, the electric fan for the radiator stopped working. The temperature gauge pegged the Hot mark and steam began to escape from the radiator cap. We wiggled the wires it started working again and didn't give us any problems afterward.
On the way home we had some oil pressure issues which were solved by adding several quarts and increasing the viscosity from 10w40 to 20w50.
The Louisville Nats showcase hot rods and muscle cars primarily from 1928 thru 1972. There were 12,000+ participant cars and 50,000 spectators. The show is held at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds and features 400,000 sq.ft. of vendor displays with everything from A to Z for performance automobiles.