Arctic Circle Expedition : March 7, 2007

Eric & Neal blow a head gasket. Cannonball run to edmonton


Mar 7, 2007-  Across the USA


Eric and Neal are determined to reach Edmonton to join the rest of the group on time. Now dubbed the Cannonball Run gang they have resorted to driving all night long. Neal has been updating Drive The Globe via Windows Mobile Phone. The following are emails received so far….


Tue, March 6, 2007 8:06 am

Can I get mobile phone numbers for contact as we progress?
We are still planning on being there after losing a head gasket yesterday. 
Things went really wrong.
Put new viscous unit in, pulled water pump, pressure testing, hours of diagnostics.

Heads are at machine shop.
The towing company was called "Lethal Towing".
Go figure. We have pics of the truck on the roll-off.
Will be funny one day, I hope.
March 06, 2007 3:10 PM
We should be on our way soon  Radiator clogged.
Will do more once we are on the road.
May be able to send pics tonight.
Udell Neal Brenner
Sent from Windows Mobile Phone


Tue Mar 06 19:03:31 2007
Subject: RE: Hotel Itinerary 
On the road again!!!!!!!!
12:15am crossed VWA line into Kentucky.  Westward ho

Wed, March 7, 2007 1:28 am
Lift your feet – Indiana
Wed, March 7, 2007 5:38 am
Eric drove through of the night.
 I tried to help, however after about an hour had
to give up.  We stopped on the side if the road
about 1 hour and we had to stop. 
Were back on the road, about 1 hour south of Chicago.
 Keep you informed as we progress along
The cannonball run gang.
Wed, March 7, 2007 4:48 pm

Somewhere along the way we crossed into Wisconsin


Wed, March 7, 2007 7:37 pm

Should be leaving from Fargo Nd in the early am