Dont Miss: Part I and Part II
Andrew Sylvia and I had conquered every challenge the deserts of the south west had thrown at us. Even with our photos of the trip, it’s hard to know how many times we had truly broken down, or how many hours we had spent on the side of the road. Nic and Steph Foster had helped us get back on our feet, and our final leg to reaching a west-coast city was mostly trouble free.
Dont Miss: The 2009 StanceWorks Cross-Country Road Trip – Part I
We were three days into our all-but-agonizing road trip. Rife with troubles and issues, Andrew Sylvia and I had our fingers crossed that from Odessa, Texas, on, we’d have smooth sailing. Our sights were set on Tucson, AZ, to visit Nic and Steph Foster, our first true “stop” of the trip. With 8 hours of driving ahead of us, and wanting to make an early arrival, we were up and on the road at 4:00am.
In 2009, Andrew Sylvia and I set out on a cross-country road trip to end the summer with a grand finale: 7,000 miles of driving spent with friends, car lovers, and family throughout the USA. With Rusty, the now-famous E28 as our chariot, we had planned on a trip that would “redefine epic,” as we put it. We were on a quest to create a journey for everyone that wanted to follow our progress, and more importantly, we were on a journey to make life-long friends along the way.
It wasn’t all that long ago that I was asked: “What’s your greatest accomplishment?” I skipped the awards, builds, and business milestones for the first memory that popped into my head. September 23rd, 2010 – the Thursday before H20 International, almost three years ago. It should come as no surprise that the answer to such a question would involve my car, Rusty Slammington, but truth be told, this story could be about any car.
For those of you who have been wanting a update on Rusty, Mike put together some quick footage. While it’s not too revealing, the details of the build will be well worth the wait. Bias aside, I found this piece to be the “pick-me-up” I needed going into the winter months and reminding me why we do what we do. Hope it does the same for you.