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Road to AAPEX Ep. 5: The road less traveled

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Last episode, the 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham gave Babcox Media’s Joe Keene a good scare. He was nearly halfway through the 2,500-mile drive from Akron, Ohio, to Las Vegas headed to the AAPEX show when the Caddy wouldn’t start. However. with some quick thinking from the ASE-certified technician and help from friends in the aftermarket, he got it started again in no time and continued down Route 66. 

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But that was only the beginning.

The Caddy was cranky again. Luckily, independent aftermarket service shops and the great people that keep cars rolling, like Don White, owner of D & A Auto Care in New Mexico, were there for Joe and the car. While it was being worked on, there was plenty to see along Route 66–the strange car-henge of Cadillac Ranch, the classic cars and checkered floor of the Route 66 Auto Museum and … Hong Kong’s C.K. Wong? If you thought Joe was crazy for driving the car across Route 66, you wouldn’t believe what Wong is doing.

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Watch the episode above to see what happens next.

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Vehicle Stats

  • Make/Model: Cadillac Brougham 
  • Year: 1989
  • Hometown: Arlington, Texas
  • Mileage: 180,000+ miles 
  • Engine: 307 LV2 Olds V8
  • Power: 140 HP and 245 lb./ft.
  • Weight: 4,500 lbs.
  • Length: 20 ft.
  • Fuel Capacity: 21 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy: 15 City/22 Highway
  • Tires: 225/65R17
  • Transmission: Remanufactured Turbo-Hydramatic 200-4R
  • Brakes: Front Vented Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
  • Air Conditioning: R134a Conversion
  • Air Bags: None

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