Final Day of Driving, Friday June 29th-This morning we left Saguache, CO and drove about 175 miles to Colorado Springs. This was the last leg of our 1200+ mile journey from California. The day began with breakfast at a small breakfast diner (the only one!) in downtown. I met the owner the evening before and since the diner opened at and we wanted to leave early, she agreed to open at 6am and feed us for our trip. I have posted a photograph of the cars in front of the diner. Once on our way we headed north on CO-285 which took us over Pagosa Springs Pass which was over 9000 feet. This was the second high pass of the trip but all cars made it easily. I have posted a photograph of the cars on the road headed to Pagosa Springs Pass…these roads were often empty except for the 3 brass cars.
The road to Colorado Springs took us past the Royal Gorge, so we stopped to enjoy the view. I have posted a photo from our vantage point. We then headed on the last drive of the day into Colorado Springs. We arrived at around 4pm. The only trouble of the day was a clogged main carb jet in the EMF. The driver dismantled the carb, cleaned the jet, and was on the way again. I have posted a photo of the three cars in front of the hotel in Colorado Springs.
To drive 1200+ miles in a brass era car is challenging. While not all the cars completed the journey, all the participants enjoyed themselves and are already talking about how to do this type of trip again. One of our goals was to show that brass-era cars can indeed be driven and enjoyed even if the distances are long. We hope that this adventure has inspired others to drive brass cars.
‘brass is a gas’