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Miloschmitty Todd Manoff
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
My family planned a ski trip to the high sierras in the California gold country over the 1st week of the new year. Problem was there was no snow. We couldn't get our deposit back on the cabin so I hitched up the trailer and loaded up the little Type 13 Bug. Our cabin was off the main highway with a few miles of narrow back roads and fire roads through the valley along the river and among the cabins around the area. Since there was no winter snow, the area was virtually deserted. Beautiful forest of sierra pines with just the right bit of nip in the air for a splendid drive in the little Bug.
I have to admit I was hoping for a light dusting of snow to add to the fun of driving. We all had a go around during the past week. I think I discovered my new favourite past time to bring along on vacation.
Todd
Santa Cruz, Ca.

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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
No luck on your Tire & Wheel?
Woody

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Miloschmitty Todd Manoff
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
Unfortunately no luck so far. My daughter and her boyfriend were puttin around in them when the spare mount broke. She didn't realise she lost it.
By the time I went out side to put the karts away it was a couple or so hours later. We re-traced there route but no luck. I really bummed about it. I'm just hoping it will turn up.
Todd

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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Spent many days off up in that area Todd, when I was stationed in Sacramento, CA
back in '65-'66. Some beautiful country indeed. My room mate and I used to take
a plane from the base aero club up there on weekends looking for remote air strips.
Found some great little towns you would never have seen driving down the freeways.
Nice job on those cars by the way, they really capture the spirit of the 20's.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

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Miloschmitty Todd Manoff
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
Thanks Denny. It is a cool area of the country. It's amazing how much old logging equipment is still stashed around the hills. Must be really neat to fly over.
Todd

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
That was over 50 years ago, man.....where did the time go....
But, at many of the places we visited a short walk from the
landing site we found lots of old abandoned cars and trucks
back in the woods.
I'm sure, like everywhere else, it's all built up by now.
There aren't many untouched places left in the States anymore.
Where I was born was in the country with miles and miles of
open farm fields all around. Now it's eight lane highways,
nothing but subdivision after subdivision, shopping malls,
high rise apartments and condos. I've long felt that mankind is a
cancer on the face of the earth, just keeps on growing, the only
cure will be when the host dies off. Which just might happen
if some idiot pushes his button. A meteor wiped out the dinosaurs,
probably gonna be a mushroom cloud that wipe us out. Wonder
what a cockroach will look like a million years from now since
they seem to be able to survive every mass extinction.
Oops.....there I go spilling my inner most thoughts. Back
to the snow belt. Been a pretty snow free winter here also.
That's not good for the farmers. We need the snow cover
for lots of crops and for the ground moisture in the spring.
DG

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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Todd,

That is a beautiful CycleKart. Do you have more pictures?

Is your grill brass? Fantastic!



Steve Vinson
Arizona CycleKart Club

Design-Build-Race-Repeat

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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Yes Steve, I was gonna ask about that also. How'd ya form it Todd???
DG

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Miloschmitty Todd Manoff
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
Some times I wonder myself. I look at these little machines I made and I ask myself how did I do that and how did I ever find the time !!!
Radiator I made from sheet brass, hand rolled a bead, then hand formed it around a wood pattern and soldered it together. Radiator spout I machined from solid brass round and soldered in the top.
Todd

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