Our New House

It was brought to my attention that we haven’t updated our Blog since 2013. Since we have become stagnant and haven’t really traveled for a while I didn’t have much of interest to post. Not that our life isn’t interesting, there just isn’t much RV Travel going on.

Well recently we have turned another page in our lives. We decided since we like our lifestyle so much that buying a house wasn’t in our plans. However we have pretty much outgrown the RV so…

We bought a Park Model home in the same resort where we have lived for the last 11 years in the motor home. If you are not familiar with a Park Model, it is a small 400 square foot manufactured home. Ours however is a bit more than a simple park model. First off ours is set in the ground so it is ground level, then a 200 square foot addition was added making it 600 square foot overall and the whole thing is stuccoed and the roof is tiled. There is also a 117 square foot building on the property, which serves as a laundry room and a shop. This building is attached to the house by a covered patio with outdoor kitchen. Along with the real residential appliances they topped it off with an air conditioner that can turn the house into a meat locker in the 120-degree Arizona summers. You can see more photos by clicking on the link in the left column.

I have added a link to the photos of our house HERE.

So, although we are keeping the motor home, it looks like we are not Fulltimers anymore.

Best wishes to all our readers and I hope your travels are as enjoyable as ours.

I will leave the Blog up because I know others enjoy reading about our travels.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Classic cars

You really need to click on these photos to get the full effect.

One thing Havasu has plenty of is classis and custom cars. I heard someone say we have the most classic and custom cars per capita in the US. Today I went to one of the many car shows here every year. There were no shortage of classics, custom and some of the strangest looking cars I have seen.

This is not a pile of junk found in a junkyard. It is a functional truck.

On the other hand, this is the best thing I have seen in quite a while. It is made by a company in California. It is built on a Corvette chassis and is a combination of (from front to back) a 57, 58, and 59 Chevy. It's called a 789 for obvious reasons. Check it out here http://www.n2amotors.com/. It is really something you have to see in person. Very nicely done. I talked to the owner and he said it is a pleasure to drive.

This custom job has a homemade V16.Actually it is 2 V8s mounted in line. No that is not a mirror on the firewall, it’s the second engine tucked up under the dash.

And there are 8 exhaust headers under each door. He said with 2 distributors he has it timed to where each cylinder fires 45 degrees apart. First one cylinder on the front engine then one on the back engine and another on the front and so on. No 2 cylinders fire at the same time. Last year I was at a show where he brought his dual inline V6 car. In that one he uses a 12 cylinder distributor from a Jag V12.


  1. Dan the pictures are great!
    Living just north of the "motor city" thought I'd seen everything. Then you show us that 16 cylinder dual engine. WOW what a beaut!
    Thanks for a great post and pictures.

  2. Good Morning Dan & Susan... I love old car shows and this one looks unique... Very interesting combo of cars and yes the first one did at first glance look like a pile of junk ☺☺☺ Have a fun filled day & travel safe!

  3. Fred and Wilma,
    I wish I had got better pictures of the dual V8 but it was a bit hard since the rear engine is tucked up under the firewall. The interior looked pretty cool also with dual gauges.

  4. It almost makes one think how far the pedals had to be pushed back to make room for that second engine.
    I take my hat off to the "professional" who built this car!
    Thanks for sharing with us Dan.