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Post by knightfan26917 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:38 am

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My "car season" may be winding down quicker than expected, but it sure has been a weird summer, at least compared to the last few years.


For the first time in over 5 years, I've attended cruise nights regularly, 5 nights in a row at one point. All the pics I've taken at cruise nights this year are here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/2011CruiseNights

Some highlights...

...Elgin IL, 06/05/2011, Sunday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0605_05rkies

...Dundee IL, 06/08/2011, Wednesday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0608_04mxwl

...S Elgin IL, 06/10/2011, Friday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0610_03vlgSq

...Dundee IL, 07/20/2011, Wednesday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0720_07mxwl

...S Elgin IL, 07/22/2011, Friday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0722_20vlgSq

...S Elgin IL, 07/29/2011, Friday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0729_04vlgSq

...S Elgin IL, 07/30/2011, Saturday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0730_03bfVla

...S Elgin IL, 08/05/2011, Friday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0805_14vlgSq

...Elgin IL, 09/11/2011, Sunday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0911_01rkies

...Elgin IL, 09/11/2011, Sunday:
Weird summer? 2011cruisNites_0911_15rkies


While I've attended cruise nights, I most-likely will NOT get to 1,000 miles on each of my Monte Carlos in 2011, for what would've been the 3rd straight year of doing so. Instead, depending on how the next few weeks go, I may be lucky to reach 500 miles on each. Heck, I've only put gas in them twice so far this year; gas mileage numbers from the 2nd fill up are below.

One reason I've put so "few" miles on my MCs this year is because of my 2011 road trip, which I took in the middle of the summer this year (instead of in the last 4 months of the year) and drove over 9,300 miles:
https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/CoastToCoastRoadTripFri06242011Mon07112011


GAS MILEAGES

Calculations are based on most-recent fill-ups, Wednesday, 09/07/2011, for my Caprice Classic and Sunday, 09/04/2011, for my 5 MCs (2nd time I've gassed 'em up in 2011).

1979 Caprice Classic, 350 V8 w/TBI
...196.8 miles driven @ 12.125 gallons to fill up = 16.23 mpg

1972 MC, 350 V8
...210.6 miles @ 13.268 gallons = 15.87 mpg

1976 MC, 305 V8
...205.9 miles @ 11.775 gallons = 17.49 mpg

1979 MC, 350 V8
...207.1 miles @ 10.408 gallons = 19.89 mpg

1981 MC SC, 3.8 V6
...208.3 miles @ 9.496 gallons = 21.94 mpg

1987 MC LS, 305 V8
...146.0 miles @ 7.597 gallons = 19.22 mpg



So ... anyone else experience a weird summer in TwentyEleven?



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Post by ant7377 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:57 am

It went by way too fast !
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Post by Tom77 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:37 am

Too short for me! Not getting car back from paint till mid June killed my summer. Oh well as they say in the windy city. Wait till next year!!!!!!!cheers
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Post by McCauley5983 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:34 pm

My car broke the first week of summer so font feel too bad
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:48 pm

<<<---- never got finished WTF now has to turn into a DD till snow hits dam dam dam

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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:54 pm

Ghost Rider wrote:Oh well as they say in the windy city. Wait till next year!!!!!!!cheers

LOL ... so very true.

I cannot believe it is late September already...my goodness mercy me. Sad


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Heh ... to further illustrate how "weird" my summer is:

I haven't detailed my cars yet this year, let alone simply washed them! With the pending surgery, I probably will not have time to clean them...UGH.
Ssssooo...anyone want to or know of someone who would clean them for me??????


...at least I've had lots of "nephew time" this year; hard to believe he will be THREE in less than 2 months.


Pics I took when I had the cars out Saturday, 09/17/2011:

...1979 Caprice Classic

Weird summer? Dirty091711_1_79cc1

Weird summer? Dirty091711_2_79cc2


...1987 MC

Weird summer? Dirty091711_3_87mc1

Weird summer? Dirty091711_4_87mc2


...1981 MC

Weird summer? Dirty091711_5_81mc1


...1979 MC

Weird summer? Dirty091711_6_79mc1


...1976 MC

Weird summer? Dirty091711_7_76mc1

Weird summer? Dirty091711_8_76mc2


...1972 MC

Weird summer? Dirty091711_9_72mc1

Weird summer? Dirty091711_10_72mc2



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