Passing of Gary Turner – Gay Parita Sinclair owner

Parked out front of the Gay Parita Sinclair station, while on one of the initial Route Scouts for the SWMO Hot Rod Hundred.

Parked out front of the Gay Parita Sinclair station, while on one of the initial Route Scouts for the SWMO Hot Rod Hundred.

Wow, was I saddened to hear of . Gary Turner’s passing He was a lot of fun to stop and visit with, any time that I was out in his direction. One thing that I can say, Gary was NEVER at a loss for words.

I did a little digging through my photos, looking for shots taken out at Gary’s.

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Prayers for the Turner family, in their time of loss.

Bret
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SWMO Hot Rod Hundred Route Scout 2015

This morning's meeting place was at American National Insurance.  A possible starting location, however, leaving that location could be an issue.

This morning’s meeting place was at American National Insurance. A possible starting location, however, leaving that location could be an issue.

I’ve been meaning to run a “Route Scout” since late fall, but life has gotten in the way. With spending free time on the F100 and terrible weather, I just didn’t get it done. I’ve had about a half a dozen routes mapped, just hadn’t had the time to run them in an old vehicle. Today, that has been resolved!

I had been watching the weather report for this weekend, yet failed to clear it with my missus until Thursday evening. Needless to say, I couldn’t roust up anyone to run with me. That was fine, however, because it allowed me to backtrack a few options and stop for some photos.

I’m still working on the starting location, and have some e-mails out, but I ran what is close to the final draft for this year.

The route will start on the east side of Springfield, and will wind it’s way through the following towns: Strafford, Marshfield, Rogersville, Ozark, Highlandville, Galena, and will end at the Crane, MO City Park.

The view leaving Springfield.  Notice, still some ice on the shoulder of the road from 2 days ago!

The view leaving Springfield. Notice, still some ice on the shoulder of the road from 2 days ago!

Approaching the bridge over the James River.

Approaching the bridge over the James River.

Coming up to the second crossing of the James River, on Highway 125.

Coming up to the second crossing of the James River, on Highway 125.

A section of Route 66 between Strafford and Marshfield

A section of Route 66 between Strafford and Marshfield

I found the Hubbel Telescope on the square in Marshfield.  It's smaller than I expected.

I found the Hubbel Telescope on the square in Marshfield. It’s smaller than I expected.

A cool mural, just off the square, in Marshfield.

A cool mural, just off the square, in Marshfield.

Dang it, they didn't serve breakfast.

Dang it, they didn’t serve breakfast.

The Frisco Caboose in Rogersville, MO

The Frisco Caboose in Rogersville, MO

Stopped by Alan's shop, but he wasn't there.

Stopped by Alan’s shop, but he wasn’t there.

The bridge next to the Ozark Mill.

The bridge next to the Ozark Mill.

Nobody was there to load my truck!

Nobody was there to load my truck!

Outside of Galena, MO

Outside of Galena, MO

Another shot a little further down the road.

Another shot a little further down the road.

And another one...

And another one…

Hey, what's with the caboose shots?  Made it to the City Park, in Crane.  A great facility, with a large pavilion and plenty of picnic tables.

Hey, what’s with the caboose shots? Made it to the City Park, in Crane. A great facility, with a large pavilion and plenty of picnic tables.

We stopped here on a color tour, back around 1998.

We stopped here on a color tour, back around 1998.

And a little better angle.

And a little better angle.

Happened to spot Deputy Barney Fife's car.

Happened to spot Deputy Barney Fife’s car.

Glad he didn't give me a ticket for parking in a no parking area!

Glad he didn’t give me a ticket for parking in a no parking area!

If you would like to participate in the 2015 SWMO Hot Rod Hundred, pre-registration is open until March 1, 2015. For the registration form and more info, please visit: http://hotrodhundred.com/regional-events/southwest-mo-2015/

Bret
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The FUN is in the RUN!!!