It seems like the cars we drive today, rarely if ever give us problems. When I was growing up, back in the ‘60s, it wasn’t unusual to have flat tires, overheating or other mechanical issues when taking a trip.
We took two cars on the Power Tour this year, a ’70 Corvette and a ’65 Tempest. The Tempest made it thru with flying colors…unfortunately the Vette didn’t do quite as well.
Just because your classic does well around town and you may have taken a long trip in it, that doesn’t mean you will not have problems on the Power Tour. I saw two prevalent problems among the cars on the tour.
The first issue was that many of the cars couldn’t keep up with the highway traffic. The normal traffic on the road was running at 70 to 80 miles per hour. Back in the day, 55 or 60 MPH was plenty and there weren’t as many highways to travel on.