75grand.com Albany, NY
DRIVES 2000 MILES ROUND-TRIP TO ATTEND
CAR SHOW IN KENOSHA, WI.
OR BUST: THE 20/20/20 TRIP”
NY, July 28 - Joining 10,000 car enthusiasts and 1000 cars from around
and the world, Ned Foss and Jan Galligan made a 60 hour odyssey in Foss’s
Custom Country Club to attend the 100th Anniversary Rambler celebration
in Kenosha, WI. The event was so popular that all 1000 hotel rooms in Kenosha
the event. “We had to send people to Milwaukee and Gurnee, Ill.” said Mary
of the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
an international businessman and real estate developer is based in Delmar,
of Albany, is an artist and documentarian with world-travel experience.
Nash centennial was marked by the introduction of the first mass produced
the Rambler, built in 1902 by Jeffery Motors, which later became Nash Motors,
Nash-Kelvinator, then American Motors, which merged with Chrysler in 1987.
Chrysler closed the Kenosha plant. Ironically, Charles Nash’s first partner
in Nash Motors
Walter Chrysler. Fortunately Kenosha bounced back, replacing the razed
with a new marina, condominiums and an automobile history museum as they
from a factory-town to a center for high technology.
Nash was described in a 1951 Nash Motors press-release as a trim and luxurious
styled like a convertible and “offering distinguished modern styling, outstanding
performance, economy, comfort and ease of handling,” according to H.C.
Doss, vice president in charge of sales.
no chances on this cross-country marathon, Foss had his Nash Rambler
overhauled and tested and then outfitted with the latest in roadway technology.
primary mechanical-electrical systems of the car were equipped with electronic
connected to a central harness for continuous real-time monitoring while
panel enables a laptop computer to be connected and systems data to be
command” software for instant analysis. Completing the loop, output from
the analysis software is displayed in one corner of the laptop’s screen
and simultaneously fed into an audio headset worn by the driver. The sounds
of the engine, running gear, milage and gas gauges are heard by the driver
as audible signals complete with warning reminders if the software senses
system allowed Foss to operate his business while Galligan was driving.
and a cell phone running DSL emulation, Foss was able to write memos, send
email, upload reports, monitor the car’s location “to the foot, if necessary,”
and handle a continuous stream of international and conference telephone
calls, all while monitoring the car’s performance.
this system in place, developed for me by a young hotshot in my office,
certain that we could make the trip without serious incident,” said Foss.
“And I can
say, we did,” he added. Along with the instant analysis the software also
statistics on their progress: MPG, MPH, RPM, GPS, ETA, and cost per mile.
said the trip was named ‘The 20/20/20 Trip’, “...because it was planned
to get there, 20 hours to stay there and 20 hours to return.” “We were
only off by 10
on the final tally,” said Foss, “and that’s because Galligan lost something
reststop and took the time to look for it.”
generated comprehensive documentation of this ‘Nashional Ramble’ including
color photographs, MPEG video, sound-clips and an hour-by-hour diary/log
be available on his website: http://75grand.com/20-20-20
or comments should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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