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I just got back from a Houston to Denver and return--Grandfather's funeral...He had a full life and always told us to do good things. Drivin' the Z is one of those good things.

Left Houston Saturday @ 10:00am (central) and arrived in North Denver @11:45pm (mountain) same day. 1120 miles one way. DIC said 75 mile avg (including stops).

Return trip Tuesday: Left Denver @ 8:30am (mountain). Witnessed an accident just outside of Denton had to stop and wait for 1.5 hours. arrived Dallas 9:30pm (Central). Idled in traffic for 2 hours(night construction and abandoned vehicles). Then motored on to Corsicana on I-45 and got stuck behind an accident for a another hour. Finally, arrived in Houston @ 3:30 am (central) on Wednesday (today). DIC indicated a 69mph average (including stops)At work by 8:30 am today. I will sleep like a rock tonight.

Water temp hit 212 once while at 135mph for about 10 minutes in Kansas.

DIC indicated 24.7mpg for entire trip (includes city drivin' in Denver). Total mileage 2,502miles. Oil change before trip @ 4,232 total miles. The beast still has not burned a drop.

The Z started out as a garage queen...now I drive it all the time(sellin' the diesel)...you only live once and you can't take it with you.


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getinofficer,,Sorry about your grandad, but his advice was right on. Sounds like good trip and your numbers look good..........
 

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Sorry to hear about your Grandpa.

Live by his words,

I've always done the same and will continue to do so. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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I can't enjoy my Z when its just sitting. I've had garage queens. Never again!! Enjoy life, drive your Z...that's what it was made for!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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I too just returned from a 3,325 mile roadtrip to the 30th Annual Black Hills Corvette Classic in Spearfish, SD (up thru OK, KS, NE, CO, WY, to Deadwood & Spearfish SD). Met several new vette owners, and saw HUNDREDS of corvettes (not to mention Dodge City, KS, Rocky Mtn Natl Park, Devils Tower, Mt Rushmore, Black Hills, Badlands, & yes even the famous Wall Drug in Wall, SD) then back down thru KS, NE, OK, and home to East Texas. In those states that allowed 75 MPH I ran about 80 and only used 1 quart of Mobil 1 oil. I think that is pretty good considering the temp (107 in KS & OK) running the AC and going thru several low altitude mountains and passes while listening to Bob Segers & Fleetwood Mac, etc. The DIC said I averaged 28.0 for the overall trip. I can't wait to go back next year but first I will be going to the 7th anniversary of the NCM at The Celebration on Labor Day weekend (and also Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, TN and the great Smokey Mountains). The car performed flawlessly and I have never had so much fun. This is a Great car!
 

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FYI. According to Corvette Quarterly, the DIC only averages your milage over the last 20 gallons of fuel, not the entire trip.
 

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wow, looks like fun. except maybe for the semis. i'm guessing the back road from Gatlinburg to Cherokee would be fun too. last time i did that the wife bout made sick. 98 ford contour and i had a hangover. still got the hangover but at least the contour is long gone.
 

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I haven't taken a real road trip in mine since shortly after i got it. I have a 7,000 mile one planned this summer, maybe. Everyone is saying that is a lot of miles about 140 hours of driving. From Marquette, Mi to as far south as Dallas to Las Vegas to pick up my wife who is flying there and then to Long Beach, CA to see the US Olympic swimming trials for 8 days.

Then my wife leaves and I head north along the coast (Cupertino, CA, Klamath Fall, OR, Flat Head Lake, Mt. to as far north as Calgary, Alberta), then back to Marquette, Mi. I figure at least five weeks by myself.

My car will have about 30,000 miles on the tires before I start, so I am a little concerned about that. I plan to see friends and relatives along the way, most of whom, I haven't seen for quite a while. I also have a ticket to fly with my wife, so I might chicken out. :lol:
 
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