I want to be helpful here, I really do, but I am laughing so hard I can’t type.. Yes… Our trusty… Roving From The Side Of The Road Reporter, Paul and Karen Harrison are at it again! Now, mind you, being trapped in Montana, is one thing, OK, breaking a transmission in St. Louis on an old Suburban.. OK, Running out of gas on Lake Tahoe, We all understood.. So you know, Paul went out and bought a BRAND NEW top of the line GMC truck.. A HD one, the kind that can haul anything… Except for today where it’s having issues even hauling Paul and Karen.. You guessed it.. On the way to the Dry Rot show this weekend.. The unthinkable happened.. The drive shaft gave them the shaft..
To quote Paul… “BRAND NEW %&*^ING GARBAGE – Just west of Salmon Arm BC, near home thankfully. Guess I will get the trusty old ’96 with the new trans and keep going. $^CK!!! Paul”
What a capper to Disaster Week, Thanks Paul and Karen… Ben’s Towing to the rescue.. I wonder if Ben is on retainer!
OK Guys – While we are on the subject of Chevrolet trucks, on Wednesday this week I snapped a few shots of my buddies new (old) 1966 Chevrolet Suburban that he recently found and drives daily. He is the third owner, and it was originally purchased from Polar Chevrolet in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. In 1966 Chevrolet actually called this model a Suburban, and the GMC version was called a “Carryall” I believe. It still has the original 283 V-8 with a three-on-the-tree for those of you who remember those days… Also still has the 6 bolt wheels, very cool old truck. I should also mention that he lowered it 4-1/2 inches front and rear and added disc brakes. Texx
And remains today.
Here’s an original Chevrolet Dealer Brochure from 1966… Note the maritime brochure theme that we found just for Woody Boater – It’s all about the details…