Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Golden Shine Tour Day #3: Grand Junction, Colorado

On Wednesday, our group left the hotel in Richfield, Utah and headed towards Moab and the Arches National Park.
We spent most of the drive on I-70 cruising by ourselves, but every once in a while we would see a fellow classic car driver in the rear window.
Most everyone stopped in Moab to grab a bite to eat. The small town is definitely geared towards the outdoor lovers. Just above every store could rent you a raft or ATV.
A few of us happened upon the Moab Diner at the end of town. It was a great find. After some sandwiches and fries we cruised back up the road to the Arches National Park.
At the entrance to the park we ran into Road Tour Coordinator, Jerry Dixey (on the right), at the main entrance. We decided to cruise into the park together and snap some photos.

While the boys were waiting for their engines to cool a bit, I opted to hike the trail out to some of the incredible arches.



After we left the Arches National Park we continued along the Colorado River on the UT-128. We need a fill up on the approach to Grand Junction and stopped off in Loma. I saw this general store which was pretty cool.
Our first stop in Grand Junction was Allen Unique Autos. The auto collection is owned by Tami Allen, a frequent buyer at the Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale. We were not allowed to take photos inside the facility, but it is well worth the trip if you are in the Grand Junction area. When we arrived at the museum, a local news channel was there to interview Jerry and me about the tour.

The Golden Shine Tour came to an end for the night in downtown Grand Junction. After cleaning the car and putting one of our California Car Covers on it, we took a stroll down Main St. before calling it a night.

For more info on California Car Cover and Golden Shine, please visit our website.

To see the tour from Jerry's point of view, please visit the Street Rodder site.