Day 3. Seems I am too tired at night to write these, so here we are the morning of day 4. Up early. Yesterday we rallied with assigned time and speed for the first time. Not a long day, just from Port Clinton, OH to Dearborn, MI. Traffic in Dearborn cooperated. It helped that it was Saturday. Only problem on the road was high wind again. Made our time in with 45 minutes to spare. There is no penalty for early. Here is Ed waiting to check in at the exact minute. Atomic clock in hand. Our secret souce for the questions worked again but the “committe” has been so busy that we haven’t seen any scores yet.
Lots of friends and family today. Lunch with the VW club of Michigan at a German restaurant. Lots of laughter and new friends. Three beautifully restored VWs. Ole Stewball looked a bit worse for road-wear by comparison.
A quick change of clothes and dinner with the rally group. Each team said a few (or more) words but it was great to learn more about each team. We really haven’t had much time for this. Quite a varied group. We had a surprise visitor, the CEO of Ford Motors showed up (he was at a function down the hall and someone told him about our race.) He told us that the next time he wanted to offer a Ford product to drive! Ed proposed a hybrid and he said, “Anything you want!” Now how’s that for support.
We have a better than 60 mph average for today and with all our socializing we neglected to fuel yesterday. Ed will have to find it this morning on his own since I have other early morning duties. He can’t do worse than I did yesterday when I put us on a one-way street going the wrong way! Thank you Detroit drivers for being courteous and thank you Ed for not saying out loud what I am sure you were thinking.
Today to Warsaw, Indiana.