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Quick Trip to Yellowstone Park and West with a 1968 Hemi Charger R/T

Harry

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No matter which way you come in or go out, That's God's country out there. We have traveled through several times now and each time was impressive. The first was Bighorn Pass to Lowell, Powell and Cody. it was 1968 and that was my first time crossing western mountains. This was our first family trip and we did it with a new Hemi Charger R/T and a small Scotty camping trailer.

We took the Yellowstone Park LOOP for my first time at seeing geysers. My brother and his family had an old Ford pick-up truck with a slide-in camper and they were feeding black bears marshmallows through the window. I have that on 8mm film but never got it converted. No way for me feeding bears and it's a no-no now anyway! Then we went down past the Grand Tetons and on down for the rest of our trip. It was a FAST two-week vacation!

Later trips out included: Bear Tooth Pass to Montana.
Picture #2 is me next to the second vehicle. :eek: That's snow in July!
 

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Re: Visiting Yellowstone Park

Jeez Harry, I'm surprised you made it considering you were pulling a trailer with that measly hemi.
 

Merv C

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Harry's photo in the snow reminds me of a trip through the there when staying with a friend near Billings Montana. The Bear Tooth pass had only just opened after the winter. Some of the snow drift cuttings were about twenty feet deep. If I recall we were at an altitude of 11,000 feet. Fantastic country. We went as far as the Silver Gate, Cook City and back to Billings via Cody and the Bighorn Pass. It was a big day.
This was in 1987.

Merv
 

Russ Hamm

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Well...…….I don't know about the rest of you guys but to me, knowing about that charger and seeing picture proof of it, Harry has just pegged and busted the cool-o-meter in my opinion.:salute:
 
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Harry

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It was neat to own, I had it for 10 years. Stored it for wintertime. No dents, engine, drivetrain, all parts, paint, and upholstery were excellent! Matching numbers! Low mileage! A friend was collecting Superbirds by the barn full and I thought mine was just a plain Jane.

Rare Plymouth Hemi Cuda muscle car sold for nearly $2 million!

Turns out that my '68 Street Hemi was one of 600 and I should have kept it. Sold it for a lousy $2,500. :kick:

1968 Street Hemi 426 Hemi Engine Sales Invoice Window Sticker

Oh well, one makes mistakes in life, we just have to look at the good things that we enjoyed. Our dollars sure aren't crap today by comparison, but I was being paid crap then too.
 

I like oldstuff

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And I sold my 66 Shelby GT350 to my lovely brother with a first right of refusal agreement. At the time it was worth about $6000. He sold it without telling me a couple years ago for $200k.

Anyone wonder why I no longer talk to him?
 

Harry

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I remember those! I had just traded in a '64 289 Mustang on a '66 T-bird and then the GT-350 and GT-500 showed up on the showroom floor. :eek: I was working in Buffalo, commuting from Niagara Falls. They were really nice, but simply not practical for my situation. :rolleyes: I'm sure that we all have sold stuff below value. I certainly have.

This Lugs & Cleats thread has drifted off course and my Charger in Wyoming started it.
Moved this from Visiting Yellowstone Park.
 
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