Chicago to San Diego -2018 Vanquish S - 6SpeedOnline - Porsche Forum and Luxury Car Resource

Go Back  6SpeedOnline - Porsche Forum and Luxury Car Resource > British > Aston Martin
Reload this Page >

Chicago to San Diego -2018 Vanquish S

Aston Martin DB7, DB9, DBS, Vantage V8, Vanquish, and Classic models
Sponsored by:

Chicago to San Diego -2018 Vanquish S

  #1  
Old 10-04-2018, 02:45 AM
Cherryblock's Avatar
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chicago,Indian Wells,Michigan
Age: 57
Posts: 103
Rep Power: 14
Cherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really nice
Chicago to San Diego -2018 Vanquish S

Short story, I had planned to ship my new Vanquish S to our home in California for the winter season. Tuesday night a great friend stopped into Chicago enroute to Ontario for a quick overnight dinner and stay with my wife and I. As it turns out his Ontario visit was canceled which meant he was either going to fly back home to SD or hang out with us in Chicago. After a few too many glasses of wine we decided that rather than ship my V to our winter home why not drive! A few meetings cancelled, a late afternoon start yesterday, here I am in St Louis getting ready to start day 2. Today we will be making our way to New Mexico. I'll update as we make our way across the country.
 
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	photo139.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	1.05 MB
ID:	530123   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo723.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	858.9 KB
ID:	530124   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo135.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	917.3 KB
ID:	530125  
  #2  
Old 10-04-2018, 05:57 AM
handyman2009's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Age: 54
Posts: 1,045
Rep Power: 53
handyman2009 is a splendid one to beholdhandyman2009 is a splendid one to beholdhandyman2009 is a splendid one to beholdhandyman2009 is a splendid one to beholdhandyman2009 is a splendid one to beholdhandyman2009 is a splendid one to beholdhandyman2009 is a splendid one to behold
That is the best way to enjoy these cars, happy travelling.
 
  #3  
Old 10-04-2018, 06:37 AM
Graze's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Age: 61
Posts: 278
Rep Power: 15
Graze will become famous soon enoughGraze will become famous soon enough
Fabulous way to start a relationship with the car. Enjoy and post more photos

graze
 
  #4  
Old 10-04-2018, 08:09 AM
pearsonhaus's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 75
Rep Power: 12
pearsonhaus will become famous soon enough
Fantastic idea, love your car!! Happy trip and please take good care!!
 
  #5  
Old 10-04-2018, 10:34 AM
mjanis's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Northern California
Age: 64
Posts: 133
Rep Power: 7
mjanis will become famous soon enough
I hope you plan to drive a portion of the way on Route 66. Worth a little detour. Love the idea. Beautiful car.

Enjoy!

Mark
 
  #6  
Old 10-04-2018, 10:59 AM
Mathman85's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 462
Rep Power: 24
Mathman85 is a jewel in the roughMathman85 is a jewel in the roughMathman85 is a jewel in the roughMathman85 is a jewel in the rough
The cross-country Route 66 trip has been a dream of mine for a long time... follow that up with a jaunt on the PCH... divine.

I'm always glad to see people putting miles on these cars. Enjoy!
 
  #7  
Old 10-04-2018, 11:35 AM
sdekoning's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 345
Rep Power: 25
sdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to behold
Impulsive ideas often make fabulous memories. Safe driving!
 
  #8  
Old 10-04-2018, 12:43 PM
brightoncorgi's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Boston
Posts: 800
Rep Power: 47
brightoncorgi has much to be proud ofbrightoncorgi has much to be proud ofbrightoncorgi has much to be proud ofbrightoncorgi has much to be proud ofbrightoncorgi has much to be proud ofbrightoncorgi has much to be proud ofbrightoncorgi has much to be proud ofbrightoncorgi has much to be proud ofbrightoncorgi has much to be proud ofbrightoncorgi has much to be proud of
I'd be nervous on a cross country trip with paper plates! Sounds like a drive you'll never forget.
 
  #9  
Old 10-04-2018, 11:08 PM
Cherryblock's Avatar
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chicago,Indian Wells,Michigan
Age: 57
Posts: 103
Rep Power: 14
Cherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really nice
Day 2 in the books ! St Louis to Albuquerque- 1000 miles. Vanquish is absolutely designed for a trip like this - super comfortable and brutally fast and 21 mpg - amazing! Only nit is tires, not a fan of Pirelli tires- will replace with some Michelin SS. The weather was mixed with torrential rain 1 hr west of STL and 88 degrees in Tulsa. Just arrived at a very cool property in Albuquerque- Hotel Chaco-South West Native America vibe - definitely will be on my list going forward. Tomorrow I take more pics - promise ?
 
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	photo488.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	958.8 KB
ID:	530134   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo988.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	839.0 KB
ID:	530135  
  #10  
Old 10-04-2018, 11:14 PM
HabitualOffender's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: South Jersey
Age: 59
Posts: 1,321
Rep Power: 61
HabitualOffender is a name known to allHabitualOffender is a name known to allHabitualOffender is a name known to allHabitualOffender is a name known to allHabitualOffender is a name known to allHabitualOffender is a name known to all
Originally Posted by Cherryblock View Post
- super comfortable and brutally fast
What's are the odds you get a ticket before you get home? I got a $20 on yes
 
  #11  
Old 10-04-2018, 11:18 PM
Cherryblock's Avatar
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chicago,Indian Wells,Michigan
Age: 57
Posts: 103
Rep Power: 14
Cherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really nice
Originally Posted by habitualoffender
what's are the odds you get a ticket before you get home? I got a $20 on yes
😂??♂?
 
  #12  
Old 10-05-2018, 05:52 AM
DonL's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 705
Rep Power: 55
DonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant future
Roadkill Cafe/O.K. Saloon

Several years back, stopped for some food and "refreshments" at the Roadkill Cafe/O.K.Saloon, located in Seligman, AZ on a section of the original Route 66.
Interesting to see a "throwback" of what the highway might have looked like many years ago.
It's not far off I 40 if you want to take a short detour, or travel a longer portion on the old road from west of Ash Fork to Kingman, if you have time.
 
  #13  
Old 10-05-2018, 07:59 AM
Cherryblock's Avatar
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chicago,Indian Wells,Michigan
Age: 57
Posts: 103
Rep Power: 14
Cherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really niceCherryblock is just really nice
Day 3 start - only 750 miles today, seems like a cinch after 1K yesterday
 
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	photo358.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	874.2 KB
ID:	530136   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo323.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	911.2 KB
ID:	530137  
  #14  
Old 10-05-2018, 09:26 AM
W126C's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Kansas
Posts: 219
Rep Power: 11
W126C will become famous soon enough
That's the way to do it. Enjoy the ride.

Regards,
 
  #15  
Old 10-05-2018, 09:27 AM
Ron Avery's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Oxnard, Ca
Posts: 985
Rep Power: 53
Ron Avery is a splendid one to beholdRon Avery is a splendid one to beholdRon Avery is a splendid one to beholdRon Avery is a splendid one to beholdRon Avery is a splendid one to beholdRon Avery is a splendid one to beholdRon Avery is a splendid one to beholdRon Avery is a splendid one to behold
Originally Posted by Cherryblock View Post
Day 3 start - only 750 miles today, seems like a cinch after 1K yesterday
What a first class trip in a first class Aston . Your car looks amazing!
Have fun with the last leg of your trip.
Ron
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: Chicago to San Diego -2018 Vanquish S


Join 6SpeedOnline
Visit our Sponsors

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.