kiwis on route 66
Williams Arizona to Kingman Arizona about 140 miles, 9 October 2017
Well this day turned into our finest hour. We were approached at 5am and met by the convoy executive team and we were issued with an executive order. “Peter & Paul you guys are as from this hour and this day at appointed the official deputy Convoy commanders “we were unprepared and overwhelmed by the shock announcement. We accepted the offer as we were given prior knowledge that the refusal to take the roll was not an option.
This now meant we were only one position away from the job of convoy commanders. Not too bad an outcome for two boys from New Zealand. Now the deputy convoy commanders role involves the minute by minute management of the entire convoy.
Recovery loaded an M38A1 Jeep that used a full tank of gas to do 60 miles. Carburettor had a punctured diaphragm. Fixed at lunch break. Sam’s '47 Willis lost a generator bolt and was loaded complete with trailer.
300 yards from Kingsman a 5 ton heavy ran out of diesel... go figure. [running out of diesel used to be a firing offence at Lendich’s in Kumeu - ed]
Big drama with cops, trying to bleed fuel line. Peter rearranged the officer’s attitude and was invited into the back of the squad car with handcuffs. He politely tried to refuse the offer. The sheriff insisted, and Peter was escorted in the back to the finish line.
Peter and Paul