Goodguys 2016 Hall of Fame Road Tour Day 6 – Thundering Down the Stretch
September 30, 2016
John Drummond and Steven Bunker
Thursday, September 29 – Another beautiful sunny morning drive, another fun day with hot rod friends. This year’s Hall of Fame Road Tour is like the gift that keeps on giving. From historic, Vicksburg, Mississippi, our group thundered further west crossing the mighty Mississippi River on our way to Texas via Louisiana. Our trip is in its final stages with the Texas Motor Speedway finish line in sight.
Mostly a driving day, the group had the option to visit the sprawling Horseshoe Casino outside Bossier City, Louisiana or do their own sightseeing. Serving the Shreveport/Bossier City area, the Horseshoe Casino features the best odds, biggest jackpots, and highest table limits at any gambling hall in the Bayou State. We left with lighter pockets but had fun pulling the one armed bandits, having lunch, and shopping the casino mall.
Our last supper on tour! We have made our way to world famous Crawdaddy’s Kitchen in Shreveport, Louisiana for some serious Cajun food. They closed the entire joint just for us!
Dinner was served at Crawdaddy’s Kitchen just up the road in Shreveport where remaining Road Tour participants gathered for good eats. Tail-suckin’, étouffée-eatin’, gumbo-slurpin’ Cajun cuisine was served up in massive quantities offering a taste of New Orleans. It was the perfect “last supper” gathering for the group.
We bunked down for the night in Longview, Texas for our penultimate hotel parkin’ lot party. Tomorrow we wrap up our epic adventure. With so many raucous road miles under our belt, this evening’s gallery mostly features some of our favorite driving shots during our week long journey. Ya gotta drive ’em!
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David and Sally Gooding – 1937 Ford
Jimmy Bridgewater – 1937 Ford
Alan Pound – 1938 Chevy Sedan
Wayne Davis (1959 Chevy Nomad) and Doyle Thomas (1951 Ford)
Rodney Harris – 1932 Ford Roadster Pickup
Don Little (1963 Buick Riveria), Dennis Allenby (1957 Chevy) and Shawn Cook (1934 Ford)
Jason Fisher – 1972 Chevelle
Jimmy Jackson – 1961 Oldsmobile F-85
John “Jesse” James – 1933 Ford Roadster
Dave Kindig – 1965 Pontiac GTO
Ken Tybor – 1966 Impala Convertible
Michael Armienti (1970 Camaro) and Gene Welch (1969 Camaro)
Bobby Madden – 1957 Chevy
Betty Howard – 1969 Camaro
George Poteet – 1956 Ford F100
Ken Paul – 1965 Mustang
Neal Munn – 1960 Chevy Nomad
Marc Meadors – 1940 Ford
A big thanks to our Tour Directors – Goodguys’ own Ed Capen and his wife Maggie. This entire week Ed and Maggie have handled every Road Tour detail with the utmost efficiency making for smooth sailing. It has been an amazing journey!
Congratulations to Deane Wilson on winning the “Road Rage” award on our #ggroadtour – Dean has had some hard luck on the last two tours but he keeps on truckin’ with his giant sense of humor and hi-jinks behind the wheel of his ’61 Chevy Impala
Neal, Phil and Jeremy Gerber (Roadster Shop Spec-Series 1968 Camaro) and Troy Gudgel – 1971 GMC Pickup