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    B.A.N.T. - Bay area nostalgics Tour

    Bay Area Nostalgics Tour - Something that came to mind after I drove cross country to pickup my S600 years ago. Been in the works for a while now and finally has come to life.




    Final destination being:



    This coin popped up in the change I got back on my last purchase of the night before the trip.


    The first stopping point, the Bonneville Salt flats.



    I always knew the Salt flats existed but never had realized how close they were until visiting WI. And with all the history behind such an amazing place I knew one day I had to come back. So after some planning and trying to sort out dates my friends and I pulled the trigger and booked our trip.

    The cars of choice were our Japanese Nostalgics s30, Ae86, and the C10. I mean we originally bought the cars to enjoy them so why not drive them. Nothing better than a road trip with some good friends. The second stopping point is to visit Eric at Jdm Legends. I hadn't been back since I bought my car and since they had just moved to a new shop what better way to end the trip.

    The plan was to head out bright & early as we had a LONG 10hr drive ahead of us. Spend the night in Wendover, the next day spend the whole day at the salt flats & then head over to SLC. Interesting enough Eric B (owner of the red Hakosuka) was going to be in town that same weekend. So Saturday morning we would pick him up at the airport & join him to pickup his pride & joy at Jdm Legends.

    We start our trip bright and early. I had issues getting the Hakosuka road worthy due to some upgrades so last minute I took the kenmeri.





    Its taking longer to upload the pictures so I'll leave you with these teaser pictures for tonight. More updates tomorrow.







    and this one - Yessir that's Utah's finest.


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    Re: B.A.N.T. - Bay area nostalgics Tour

    Haha you definitely got farther along sorting pictures than I did. Finished up power washing more remnants of the salt flats under my Z last night.

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    Re: B.A.N.T. - Bay area nostalgics Tour

    Ya I had a highschool teacher that would go to the flats. He would park his car on his lawn and run the sprinklers to get all the salt off his car.

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    I was always told the same thing by all the Hotrod guy's, you should not use a pressure washer as it drives the salt into all the seams. I was told to put it in the driveway on jackstands and use a small sprinkler and move it around under the car at different place's for a gentle rinse.

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    Re: B.A.N.T. - Bay area nostalgics Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy Backyard Builder
    I was always told the same thing by all the Hotrod guy's, you should not use a pressure washer as it drives the salt into all the seams. I was told to put it in the driveway on jackstands and use a small sprinkler and move it around under the car at different place's for a gentle rinse.
    Oops...that makes sense too :cry:

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    Re: B.A.N.T. - Bay area nostalgics Tour

    Here is a few shots from the trip with the three of us from Norcal













    I got lazy with blocking the license plates..so ms paint mastery will have to do :mrgreen:

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    Re: B.A.N.T. - Bay area nostalgics Tour

    Pretty bummed I missed that trip guys!

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    Re: B.A.N.T. - Bay area nostalgics Tour

    Donner pass



    Made it to Reno in with slightly lower than a quarter left. The S30 was getting way better gas mileage though. The Ae86 was getting 34-36mph. :shock:





    Leaving Reno & headed to the desert






    I'm a fan of all types of cars & this Porsche caught my attention



    S30 Leading the pack



    With no fuel stations for miles I was cutting it really close. Luckily the s30 read my mind










    So many miles behind us with so many more to go





    Ready.....Seto....Go!!!



    Finally we see the light at the end of the tunnel









    Home sweet home





    After a good night sleep we got up and prepped the cars for Bonneville. While getting ready out of nowhere this guy showed up and walked up to the Zed. We thought he was Casino security but little did we know the Z brought back memories of when had one. He was also nice enough to tell us if we planned to go out to the flats to be very very careful. He warned us there are areas that cant be soft so he wouldn't advise us to all go out at the same time.





    With gas prices this low we had to fuel up




    The flats are only 10 min drive from our hotel. Exit 4 and right at the stop sign.







    From here its another 3 miles







    Moments in time on the Bonneville salt flats.









    Man it was bright out there





    Thankfully there weren't many people out.



    Yup just as the guy told us






    More tomorrow..

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    Re: B.A.N.T. - Bay area nostalgics Tour

    looks like an amazing trip, need more pictures

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    Re: B.A.N.T. - Bay area nostalgics Tour

    I love it, looks like a great trip, I can't wait for more pictures. I wish we would have planned a little meet or something while you were out here, it would have been nice to meet some other people from the forums and see the cars.

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