The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bud, the first dog to drive across America, 1903

 



“In 1903 Horatio Nelson Jackson and driving partner Sewall K. Crocker became the first people to drive an automobile across the United States. Somewhere in Idaho, Jackson and Crocker obtained a dog, a Pit Bull named Bud. Newspapers at the time gave a variety of stories of how Bud was acquired, including that he was stolen.



“It turned out that the dusty alkali flats the travelers encountered would bother Bud’s eyes so much (the Winton had neither a roof nor windshield) that Jackson eventually fitted him with a pair of goggles.”







 


 

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