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    Thread: What happens when you let 2 mk1 kids drive your S4 from NY to Seattle? (56k, not a chance)

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      11-08-2006 12:41 AM #1
      <br>Aaron (Euro Nation) and I flew out last Sunday night, arrived in Albany, NY about 9am Monday to drive a car home for a friend of ours.<p> Here's the car after washing it.<p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/carbefore.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Why would we wash a car before driving it across the country you ask? Simple, the black wasn't doing it for us. We like our S4's in Nogaro blue. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Problem is we couldn't afford paint....<p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/tape.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>This should do the trick. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>4 hours, one pizza and 4 and a half rolls of tape later we were ready to hit the road.<p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/tapefront.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/taperear.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>We didn't have any plates so I figured I'd make one so we didn't get pulled over.<p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060424.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>That should keep the coppers away. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060435.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>It ended up being more like 3250 miles or something. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Didn't take long before we saw something interesting, a big rig and some flashing lights.... this should be good, I got out the camera...<p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060437.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060438.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Whoops. Looks like a job opening if anyone's interested.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Not a lot more going on that night picture wise, got some fuel, stuck up some stickers and discovered the truth behind the toll highways.<br> The way I see it, Mcdonalds puts up these highways they trap you on and the only thing to eat is mcdonalds and dunkin donuts. Your tolls go towards building the (I think they called them) Service Areas on every exit. They sure as hell don't go towards fixing the screwed up roads. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> So you're trapped on this beat up highway that you have to pay to drive on and you're stuck eating whatever they want you to eat, which happens to me mcdonalds. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>We starved ourselves til later that night when we saw a Denny's. Not much better but I'll eat dog food before I'll eat Mcdonalds. <br> Stomachs slightly upset we head out of New York with Aaron driving while I sleep off the jet-lag so I can drive later while he gets some sleep. Halfway through Ohio I wake up and inform Aaron he's going to have to pull over cause that food isn't sitting well. <br>He says "You gotta s<U></U>hit?" I said "I'm not sure which end, but it wants out." He pulls over and I say "I hope this doesn't take long, I hate the feeling of waiting to vomit." I step out of the car, stand up and shoot half digested eggs, hash browns and french toast a good 3-4 feet in front of me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Lucky for you guys Aaron couldn't find his camera fast enough. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>2 kids dressed in all black standing next to a $40k car covered in tape on the side of the Ohio turnpike at 3am. One kid projectile vomiting while the other one tries to take pictures. I'm sure that was quite a site for passers by. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>We find somewhere I can brush my teeth and finish emptying my insides and get back on our way. Aaron drove a bit more then we pulled over and both slept for the night. <br>The next day I drove while Aaron tried for a little more sleep. <br>Got into Chicago, if you live there, I'm sorry. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> What a terrible place. If I hadn't swerved for a few spots the s4 wouldn't have an oil pan anymore and we'd be pushing it back home. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>All kinds of bad drivers and rusty cars. Saw this guy rollin fat rabbits style. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/zoomed.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I guess his springs rusted and broke or something. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>By this time (probably noonish) we were both starving (no food since the Denny's I puked up the night before) and the car was low on fuel so we pulled off a random exit to search for a fuel station and some eats as they didn't have any signs telling you were to find anything. <br>After a few blocks of no restaurants or fuel stations I spotted a home depot. I slammed on the brakes, cut off 2 other cars and turned into the parking lot. A home depot? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> Yeah, a home depot. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060454.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I did the front wheel while Aaron resentfully (it was only 20 something degrees with strong winds. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0">) did the rear wheel then the front plate.(good idea <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">) A couple guys came by and asked us if we were going to rob a bank. I told them "Maybe <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">"<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060453.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I also picked up a new marker cause the old sharpie was getting tired and we added more scribblings on the car.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060457.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>We found some food, a little fuel and booted up Google Earth on the laptop to find our way back on the freeway cause there was no entrance back onto the highway we came off of. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>While Aaron was on the internets I told him to go to roadsideamerica.com and find some stuff to check out. <br>First spot we hit was an exit in Wisconsin where we spotted our first cow.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/mouse.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060469.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>It was a pretty happening place. We found a couple other landmarks..<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060474.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>The elephant rockin nerd goggles was my personal favorite. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060478.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I touched this picture up in photoshop cause there was writing all over him. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> Aaron tried to point out the irony of me stickering it but blue tape peels off. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/elephant.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>More roadside oddities we caught along the way.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060497.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>It's a pizza delivery PT loser with a moose humping it.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060499.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060502.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060506.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060509.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060510.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Aaron playing the internets whilst the large mouse gets his cheese on.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060512.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>The biggest Sinclair dinosaur I've ever seen. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060523.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Our first muffler man of the trip. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Someone turned him into a cowboy. He was behind a fuel station in North Dakota.... or was it Wisconsin?<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060526.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Aaron took over driving again and I got some sleep. We got into Montana and he decided he was tired so we stopped to switch and I spotted this..<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060550.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I stopped for fuel again and spotted this..<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060552.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Their sign is melting. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Aaron spotted a giant cow from the freeway, still not sure how I missed it but we took the next exit and found this...<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060554.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060555.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060558.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>That's a lotta cow. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060562.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>The car.... with nothing but flat behind it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060568.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Look, more nothing!<br>We grabbed another random exit just for fun and found this body shop with some cool cars out front.<br>Nash..<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/nashrear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Chebby..<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/4doorchev.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Beetle...<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/yellowbeetle.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060575.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>From there we drove around town a bit more searching for more cars. We actually found some VWs. Our first rabbits on the trip. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/rabbit1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/rustybeetle.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060579.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Through the trees Aaron found what we thought was a wrecking yard so we went to check it out..<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/yorker.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/dropTop.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Turns out it was this guys yard, we talked to him for a half hour or so and snapped a bunch of pictures. I didn't get as many pictures as I would've liked cause it was about 18 degrees out with all kinds of wind. The guy was really cool. He took us in his shop and showed us a bunch of old pictures of cars he's owned and painted and worked on. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060585.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/jagRear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/jagflare.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Ouch. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/bike.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/plymouth.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/53chevFront.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/53chevRear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/impalawagon.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/milktruck.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>It was kinda weird to find this sitting on the ground....<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/Random8v.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/pontiacFront.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/pontiacRear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Don't see these too often...<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/100lsSide.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/100lsRear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/100ls1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/subiFront.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/subiRear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/chebbytruck.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I would've liked to get more, better pictures but it was cold and we were talking to the guy.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/tractorOnAstick.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Random tractor on a stick.<br>Another random exit in search of food brought us a buick..<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/buick.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>And this beauty was just sitting in front of an antique shop. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/antique.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Should've brought a trailer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/wrongLane.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>In the middle of nowhere there's nothing to do but drive on the wrong wide of the road to entertain yourself.<p>We saw a sign for the <A HREF="http://www.enchantedhighway.net/" TARGET="_blank">"Enchanted highway" </A>it was supposed to have giant statues so we pulled off and went a ways til we found the first sculpture..<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/deergoose.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Now that I look at the website we should've stayed on it and saw more stuff but it would've taken us out of our way and after a ways of no statues we turned back. <br>I got bored so I started playing with tape.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/nerdGoggles.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Got my bad boy boser blik on....<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/boserGlasses.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I couldn't see very well but that's ok. There was nothing to look at. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It wouldn't fit in one post. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> See next post for the rest.....

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      11-08-2006 12:42 AM #2
      <IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/8speed.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Oh hi, I upgraded ur shifter. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/nogarointerior.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I did the interior to match the outside. Note the keychain. We also got keychains from the "Worlds largest Holstein cow" and the elephant. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Racing.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/tapeEscort.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>We spotted a nogaro blue escort and hooked him up with a sticker. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/calfs4.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>More cow action.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/RebarRaptor.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>A raptor made of rebar. <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/trucks.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Looked like the national guard or something.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/BuffaloSign.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/woodbanner.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>We stopped at a rest area and put on this bitchin windshield banner, Aaron didn't think it was a good idea but as I drove into the sunset I assured him we had made the right choice. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/trex.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Dinosaur museum, it was still under construction so there was nothing inside. As we were taking pictures some redneck rolled by and yelled "It's fake!" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/smokey.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Just some smoke. One of the valve covers was dripping oil on the turbo.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/kumandgo.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/DQcow.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Keeping with the cow theme.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/chiliPoos.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/Sheriffclose.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/sheriffman.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Our second muffler man and our first police encounter.<br> Aaron was laying on the ground trying to get a picture and someone in the casino called the cops cause they thought we were fighting. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>As I hopped in the car and turned the key an suv pulled directly behind me, I thought it was Security but it turned out to be a sheriff. I turned the car off, rolled down my window and put my hands on the wheel. He walked up to the door and asked what we were doing. I told him we were taking pictures of the muffler man. He looked up at the muffler man, back down at me and said "atsa cowboy." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I laughed and told him it's one of many muffler men that used to be in front of fuel stations, tire shops and muffler shops but had since been used to draw attention to all kinds of different businesses.I told him the reason his hands were hold the way they were is he used to be holding a giant muffler.<br> He realized I wasn't drunk and asked for our license's.<br> He told us someone called and said we were acting suspicious and that we were fighting. I told him we forgot to bring a tripod so we had to set the cameras on the ground.<br> He looked down at the door, pulled out his flashlight and read aloud "Show me your...... BOOBIES! HAHAHA, THAT'S GREAT!!! Hey, you guys ever go to Sturgis?!" I told him we hadn't yet had the pleasure but I'd heard all about it. He proceeded to tell us about some girls he had seen and asked us where we were headed. As I explained what we were doing he got distracted by the tape all over the car. He asked about it and I told him we didn't want any rock chips. He didn't ask about whose car it was or ask for insurance or paperwork. He was the first cop I've ever met that wasn't a total d<U></U>ick. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I always heard nice cops existed but until now never believed anyone. I guess you have to go to Montana for nice coppers. They also don't care much about the speed limit there. They just recently put up speed limit signs but no one really obeyed them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>We told the cop we were taking pictures of strange roadside stuff like large fiberglass animals and muffler men. He told us there was a giant Michelin man in a nearby town and told us how to get to it. We thanked him and headed back towards town. <br>We drove to where he told us and didn't find anything so we got on the internet and after a few circles (one way streets) we found yet another cow.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/buildingCow.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>We were heading down a road that was getting more and more rural and decided we were never going to find this Michelin man so I was looking for somewhere to turn around when Aaron screamed and pointed. It was muffler man. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/tireManclose.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/tireman1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I guess this was the Michelin man he was talking about.<br>As I was pulling out of the parking lot we saw another cop, He hit the brakes and turned around to follow me. He pulled me over and asked me to put my hood down. I thought "What? I didn't even pop the hood...... OH, my hoody." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> I put my hood down and he asked for our ID's. He asked what we were doing and I told him. He said people had been writing graffiti in the area we had just came from so he took down our information and let us go after he saw we weren't from that area. <br>After we got out of there we went to check out this store Aaron spotted earlier.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/rooster.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Here's Aaron with his huge c<I></I>ock.... and a 10 foot rooster. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>And of course, another cow...<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/aluminiumCow.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Drove through some hills, watched the temperature drop to 11 degrees and found some ice, by this time we were both hungry again so we started looking for somewhere to eat. We found an exit but everything was closed except a fuel station. It was only 1:30am and it was a college town so I don't know why everything was closed. We walked around in a convenience store and didn't find anything worth eating so we just went to sleep at a nearby rest area. I parked next to this fine looking machine...<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/signMyRideRear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>The front and rear windows said "SIGN MY RIDE" and everyone had written all over it. People from Canada, Mexico, Florida, etc.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/SignMyRide.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I signed his ride. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>We passed out and woke up cause we were freezing cold even though we were both wearing hoodies, snowboard jackets and had blankets so I turned the car on and went back to sleep. In the morning we made it to Butte. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/buttSign.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>There's a 90 foot tall statue of the virgin Mary in Butte but somehow we couldn't find it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>We drove around looking for "our lady of the rockies" as she's called, I even drove up the hill and couldn't see her from there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> We did find some other interesting things...<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/lolbutt.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I had to decorate the fender accordingly. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/classy.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/slides.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I also found some slides.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/roof.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><B>I'm sorry Montana, I couldn't resist sliding in your butte</B>. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/sliding.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I also found d<B></B>icks in your butte.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/diks.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>After we'd made all the Butte jokes we could think of, I got back on the freeway and spotted some rednecks...<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/rednecks.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I took another random exit to see if we could find anything interesting and saw this...<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/usedCows.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>We were rather amused when we saw the sign for the next town, Aaron read aloud "Bo<U></U>ner, 3 miles, that's impressive." While impressive, I argued that it wouldn't be all that practical. <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/bonersign.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/LOLbonner.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/bonerSchool.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I wonder what they teach there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>We found another town online that we had to visit, we drove out of our way a couple miles to get to LOLO.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/LOLdrugs.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I may or may not have photoshopped this next picture...<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/lolass.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Spotted more mk1 content....<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/CaddyStickers.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>While in LOLO we Aaron bought some duckies and we put em on, in and around the car..<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/hoodDuck.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Other than the giant one molded into the building, this was the only Sinclair dinosaur we saw on the trip. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/DinoRear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/dinoFront.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/dinoside.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/jettaPlate.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>It's a TDI. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> ...and check out the plate. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/hoops.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I got bored so I started shootin hoops. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I also decorated Aaron's laptop for him. <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/lappy.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/doorduck.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Door ducky.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/pwntduck.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/phonetape.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Taped my phone.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/almostHome.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Getting closer.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/suns.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Suns.....wearing sunglasses. Makes me wanna buy cars. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/donktape.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Taped the front of my donk so I didn't get any chips on the drive home. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/bodyshoproof.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>What a waste.... it worked though, got our attention.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/trunkduck.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Trunk duck is not amused.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/BatesMotel.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Found the bates motel.<br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/dashboard.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Check out that pimp interior. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/pimpinterior.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I even made Aaron a bracelet and a new badge for the racing steering wheel. Bastard wouldn't let me blue tape his wedding ring. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/rearDazzle.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>OMG REAR DAZZLE! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/carhome.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>The front when we finally made it home. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Here are a couple videos I made with my new ride on the dash and the door whilst driving.<br><A HREF="http://s136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/?action=view&current=donkdoor.flv" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/th_donkdoor.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://s136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/?action=view&current=donkcrash.flv" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/th_donkcrash.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>The bug stayed where I taped it but the donk kept rolling all over the place.... especially when I swerved to make it do so. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It was a fun trip and took me forever to host and type all that, I hope the mods take that and the mk1 content into consideration before they lock this. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Enjoy. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">

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      <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>&lt;3 18" P-slots

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      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ms.golf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>&lt;3 18" P-slots</TD></TR></TABLE><p>17's. Gotta roll in style, ya know. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">

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      11-08-2006 12:58 AM #5
      That's just awsome you got to take that trip. I haven't been on one of those in years. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

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      11-08-2006 12:59 AM #6
      thats some mad tape skillz! blue tape ownz yo!

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      good show, sir. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

    8. 11-08-2006 01:03 AM #8
      I can't believe you guys taped the whole car! hilarious<br>i can't stop laughing cuz of the butte bonner and lolo signs (and what you did to them) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Great stuff you just made my day <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

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      11-08-2006 01:05 AM #9
      You phucking rule. Road trips with friends are the best. And blue tape only makes it that much more awesome! Thanks for sharing. I was laughing so hard! The DK tape was pretty rad.
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      11-08-2006 01:07 AM #10
      way too funny!!!<br>and nobody questioned your TAPE plates?<p>i think that car now has "history"
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    11. 11-08-2006 01:11 AM #11
      <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> awesome, would have been perfect if some chicks showed da boobies <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

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      11-08-2006 01:19 AM #12
      Did your buddy know you were going to tape the car?<p><br>You were so close in Wisconsin Dells, WI, there is a giant Paul Bunyon and Babe the blue ox.

    13. 11-08-2006 01:22 AM #13
      dude i just im'ed you all the stuff i was thinkin<br>that was awesome<br>theres too much stuff to mention<br>i love that crack hoor pic,thats a good one<br>man ya got lucky with the cops and thats cool too<br>

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      11-08-2006 01:32 AM #14
      Gr8t entertainment.<br>

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      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fast84gti</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You phucking rule. Road trips with friends are the best. And blue tape only makes it that much more awesome! Thanks for sharing. I was laughing so hard! The DK tape was pretty rad.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>x2<p>Exactly my thoughts <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

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    17. 11-08-2006 01:50 AM #17
      This thread rocks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Thanks for taking the time to post all the photos and the details it made my day.

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      11-08-2006 01:51 AM #18
      by far one of my favorite threads ever. i love the tape.

    19. 11-08-2006 02:15 AM #19
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fknlo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">by far one of my favorite threads ever. i love the tape.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

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      11-08-2006 02:17 AM #20
      HAHAHAH that was awesome...good show chap! <p>the car looks sweet. what did your friend think of it when you pulled up in a blue s4 when he bought a black one..lol<p>oh..and Im glad that you ended up getting some dick in butte!!<p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
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      <IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/BatesMotel.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I have a matchbook from that place. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
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      11-08-2006 02:38 AM #23
      bad ass trip in a bad ass car!
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      11-08-2006 02:40 AM #24
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cabby-Blitz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Did your buddy know you were going to tape the car?<p><br>You were so close in Wisconsin Dells, WI, there is a giant Paul Bunyon and Babe the blue ox.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Did Richard know we were going to tape the whole car? He paid for the tape <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> and I made him peel it off!!<p>We went through the Dells but it was getting late. I'm sure we missed some stuff which is what happens when you drive straight through. We missed the farm of fiberglass animals and the 27ft Radio Flyer wagon because we were rolling through their areas at bad times of the night.<p>I'll toss some stuff in here since I know that there are some spots that neither of us got good shots, or one of us was asleep through. Overall I had an absolute blast. I'm already starting to put together the plans for the next trip we're going to take. This time with my car so we can get in a little more trouble <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>PB<br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronationvw.com/misc/s4/s4_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Girly bar. We didn't go in. I doubt they have top shelf hunniez at a bar in the middle is Wis<br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronationvw.com/misc/s4/s4_13.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Oh deer...<br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronationvw.com/misc/s4/s4_19.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>We were on the road for Halloween so we made the required 1800s cemetary stop.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronationvw.com/misc/s4/s4_21.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>One of Montana's high dollar meth labs.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronationvw.com/misc/s4/s4_22.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Another of the tire/muffler man<br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronationvw.com/misc/s4/s4_24.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Roadside jet<br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronationvw.com/misc/s4/s4_14.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Roadside Monster Truck<br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronationvw.com/misc/s4/s4_16.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
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      11-08-2006 02:41 AM #25
      uglybastid, I like your style!<p>Reading this great story made my evening, I laughed out loud at the "bonner 3 miles" line, you're right about that being impressive but impractical... too funny!<p>You have absolutely got the mad writing skills and the mad taping skills, thank you for sharing both of them with us. <p>It's great that this trip will live on in your memory, and now it's immortalized on the Vortex as well. <p>Thank you for sharing, this is definitely one of the "best trips of 2006" contenders, that's for sure!<p>Take care, tape safely...<br>-Glenn<p>P.S. Good thing you didn't see any Boobies, you probably would have made the girls a nice set of blue tape bras! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
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    26. 11-08-2006 02:52 AM #26
      Wow, awsome pics! Even better, stories to go with them! Very cool trip. Thanks for sharing! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

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      Hehehe Dick in Butte!<p>PS That's my car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
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      11-08-2006 03:04 AM #28
      i enjoyed reading this thread! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">

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      Thanks everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed the story and the pictures, that's what they're here for. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>As Aaron said, Richard (the owner of said S4) was well aware of the taping as he paid almost $70 for it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> (thanks for the stickers, sucker. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> )<p>It occured to me that some mk1 kids won't get the whole blue tape thing so I'll explain.<br> People with newer, shiny cars or recently painted cars usually tape off the front of the car with blue painters tape when traveling long distances. The tape sticks well but peels off very easily and protects the front of the car from rock chips. <br>A single roll of 3 inch tape was purchased to cover the front of the car for the drive. While hanging out at Aaron/Richards place Aaron suggested we do something funny with the tape, write something on the back window with it or down the side of the car. I said "Let's cover the whole car." They pulled up the dimensions of an S4, figured out how much tape was in a roll and bought the tape required for the job. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Here are a few more pics cause the writing's hard to see in the pics..<p><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060449.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060432.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/blueTapeS4/P1060450.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I didn't get pictures of all the writing, oh well, that's most of it.

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      11-08-2006 03:45 AM #30
      When I pulled up a pic of a Nogaro Blue S4 and stuck a piece of blue tape to the monitor we knew instantly that it had to be done.

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      11-08-2006 03:53 AM #31
      i enjoyed the reading <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>i love the progression of the car espeically

    32. 11-08-2006 04:52 AM #32
      you americans sure like to put big things by the road....like wtfs?!<p>anyways, looks like a fun trip. i definetly wanna do a x-county trip...but i've never had the time or funds (for spare engines and transmissions) to do it in a mk1.<p>now i own a mk2 maybe i'll try it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> its practically a new car! theres no metal showing on the interior, and its like quiet inside.

    33. 11-08-2006 04:56 AM #33
      That looks like one fun trip! Hahahahahahahaha! Nice one.<p>Gurds

    34. 11-08-2006 08:20 AM #34
      Lol.. I laughed my a$$ of reading this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

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      that is some funny isht... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> lol, lolo = priceless... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>oh and thanks for the history lesson on the muffler men... we have one here in Jersey City for a carpet place... I always wondered why they had a lumberjack holding carpet... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
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