< >October 13, 2010 - We had a rough weekend, after loading the tractor trailer over the weekend for a Florida snowbird run, the Freightliner experienced a major engine failure in our yard before departing Sunday morning. Mike Digennaro of Digennaro Truck Service in Bethany CT worked for three days straight to get us running again, and as of 5PM tonight, Don Sr. was finally heading southbound. Also, thanks to Todd and Steve of Southington AutoBody for their assistance on Sunday morning, as well as to Sean Strollo of Stollo's Heavy Towing in Cheshire CT, who brought his beautiful monster towtruck out to get the Freightliner from Southington to Bethany. Sr. is trying his best to get make deliveries on Friday and Saturday, and we express our sincere apologies to our important customers who were inconvienced by the four day delay. September 23, 2010 - We are loaded up for another west coast run. From around New England, we picked up an unrestored 1964 Malibu convertible, an unrestored 1956 Buick convertible (a barn find which was in storage since 1963), an unrestored 1957 Chrysler 300 Hemi, a 1965 Mustang (which had been in storage since 1984), a nice Bugeye Sprite, and a 1990's Audi Quattro. Deliveries will be in both the Bay area and in LA. September 30, 2010 - From LA, we brought 4 classic cars for a relocations from LA to Dallas, including a 1955 Nomad wagon, a 1972 Chevy PU, a 1957 Bel Aire, and a 1966 Nova. We then backtracked to Arizona where we picked up a late model Lexus SUV, a late model Saturn sedan, a partially restored 1965 Mustang Fastback, an unrestored 1966 Mustang coupe, and an unrestored 1967 Chevy Impala. The Impala and Lexus delivered en route to Wisconsin, where we picked up two antique Allis Chalmers farm tractors. Then we delivered one Mustang and the Saturn in the greater Pittsburg area, and picked up a third Allis Chalmers tractor on our way through PA. The three tractors are heading for Marthas Vineyard eventually, while the last Mustang has been delivered to its new owner in MA. August 31, 2010 - Sr. left this weekend with a full load, including a 1946 GMC cabover flatbed truck which took up two spaces in the trailer, a Manta kit car, an Elva racecar from the 1960's, a 1920 Desoto, and a new 2010 Ford Fusion. The Fusion went to Knoxville, where we picked up a 1976 Chrysler Cordoba to fill its spot. Both the Desoto and the Cordoba were dropped off in Texas this morning, and now we are heading for Scottsdale for our next pickup, a 1965 Mustang. September 16, 2010 - (Continued from August 31'st entry) Next, we picked up a 1956 Dodge and a 1956 Dual Ghia, a rare customized version of a 1956 Dodge. The Mustang and the GMC delivered in the pacific northwest, at which time we picked up a 1973 Ford Ranchero and a Pontiac Fiero heading to North Dakota and Minnesota respectively, as well as a 1960's Saab rally car. When those spaces opened up in the Great Lakes region, we finished filled the truck with a 1920 7-passanger Cadillac, a Beck Spyder Porsche replica, and a 1960's Triumph TR4. Finally, the first 56 Dodge delivered to Indianna, and then we picked up a 1940 Hudson in Michigan to fill that spot. After making all the deliveries in New England during this weekend and into yesterday, we are now getting ready for a quick trip down to Virginia this weekend, then back to the west coast, and then to Florida over Columbus Day weekend. There are some openings on all legs of these upcoming trips, so please call or email with your needs.
August 16, 2010 - Since the last update, we returned from the southeast trip in the last entry, and then Don Sr. made another run down to Georgia to pick up utility trailers for resale at his shop in Southington. As we have a bi-annual family reunion next weekend, we are just doing local jobs this coming week. Then Sr. leaves for another "around the country" trip, with stops planned already in Maine, Wisconsin, Washington, California, Texas, Lousianna and Georgia so far. There are a few spots heading west, and only one opening coming back home at this point. We also have a few intermediate spots, for example from Wisconsin to the west coast, etc. - so please call with your needs as we can likely handle just about any pickup or destination on this forth coming run.July 17, 2010 - Don Sr. is in Florida tonight, having already delivered a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner, a 1939 Packard convertible coupe, a 1967 Mustang, and a Honda Ridgeline pickup. He has picked up a Mazda Miata in Alabama, and has at least 3 more vehicles to pick up throughout Florida tomorrow. There is space for one more coming back to the Northeast at this point, so please call with your needs. July 7, 2010 - We have two trips in the works, one to the mid-Atlantic and Florida, and the other to the Great Lakes states including Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. We have openings on both trips in both directions at this point, coming from New England and back, so please call to get more information and pricing.July 7, 2010 - We have been very busy, so I have a lot of catching up to do. This afternoon, we saw an old friend, Fr. Jude Gray, here in Goffstown NH. Don Sr. started hauling cars for him back in the 1980's, and over the years, Jude and his students have restored and sold many classic vehicles, the proceeds from which fund scholarships at St Anselm College in Manchester NH. It was actually during one of these car transports, that Don Jr's visited the school, met Fr. Jude, and eventually chose to attend and graduate from St. A's back between 1988 and 1992. Today, we are hauling an armour plated 1978 Rolls Royce and a beautiful 1949 Caddilac up to another St. A's alumni who is an aquaintance of Judes, in Pittsburg NH near the Canadian border.July 7th continued - Since the previous entry, Don Sr. did another "round the country trip" including zigzagging from CT to AL to MI to ID to WA to CA and then back home. We had quite a few shorter hauls on the way out which complicated the schedule a bit, but everything worked out fine. So, we brought a 69 Camaro from NH to Mississippi, a Miata from CT to GA, and then some GTO parts from AL to Michigan along with a Ford GT from Lousianna to Washington state and a 1935 Ford from Michigan to Washington. In addition to all this, we had a 1950's Powell truck from CT to Idaho, a Porsche 911 from New Hampshire to California, a 1930's Cord from NY to CA and a Jaguar from NY to CA. On the way back east, we had two spaces consumed with Chevy Truck parts for Sr's California Connection business, plus a 1967 Mustang, a 1970 Camaro, a 1951 Studebaker, and a 1960's Audi Convertible. After figuring this all out for our DOT reporting, I realized that Pops covered 33 states and over 9800 miles on this trip alone!July 7th continued - Also since the last entry, Michelle took a one car trailer to Virginia to delivery a pristine 1956 Chevy per the customer's request to utilize a single place enclosed transporter, and she returned with a 1972 MG Midget back to CT.June 9, 2010 - Sr. is back from the southeast, and we will be delivering all the NE cars tomorrow. We ended up bringing back 4 cars, a fifth fell through at the last minute - in addition to the RR, Caddy, and Model A listed below, we also had a 2001 Caddy to round it out. We plan to load up and head out for another round the country trip this weekend or early next week. We have stops planned in Lousianna, Michigan, Washington State, California, and everyplace in between. There is very limited space heading west at this time, but plenty of space coming back east as of today.June 2, 2010 - We are loaded up and ready to head to the Carolina's, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, etc. We have a 1947 Ford street rod, a 1928 Ford street rod, a 1959 Cadillac, a 1961 Chevy Impala, and a late model Volvo stationwagon heading south. So far heading north we have a 1982 Rolls Royce Corniche convertible, a 1965 Cadillac coupe de ville, and a 1929 Ford Model A. Don Sr. will be back in Connecticut by the end of next week, as Zak is graduating from middle school on Friday. The following week, we will be loading up and departing for the west coast yet again and then another Florida trip after that.May 27th, 2010 - Don Sr. is close to being home after being on the road for nearly 9000 miles on this current trip. We had a complicated return trip, bringing a 1940 Desoto from Utah to Texas, 2 BMW 2002's back east, one from Oregon and the other in Utah has well, a late model Sebring conv. from CA to Michigan, a 1965 Mustang from California to Texas, a 1972 Jeep Commander from TX to MA, a Zagato electric mini car from CA to NH, a newer BMW Z3 from PA to ME, and a 1956 Dodge Dual-Ghia from Missouri to CT. Don Sr. also had some truck parts for the California Connection business he runs, selling rust free 1968-1972 GM truck parts back east too. Next on the agenda is a likely trip to Florida and the southeast next week, then a week off for Sr., then likely another west coast run towards the middle of July.May 11, 2010 - Time got away from me this time, so I'll have to do some catching up on the log. At the end of April, we made another trip to Florida. On the way south we had only two cars, a 1978 Mustang II Cobra and a 1950 Buick Woody Station Wagon. On the way north, we had a full load. This included a new AMG Mercedes 550 roadster, a 1957 Corvette, a late model Lexus sedan, a Toyota Solora convertible, a Mercedes SUV, and a Kubota landscaping tractor. We then spent the next week making all the local deliveries, and all the pickups for the trip that Don Sr. just left on - which is going to basically be a 9K mile loop of the country. We had pickups in Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island, and after making some repairs on the trailer on Sunday and Monday, he is now on his way out, including stops in Ohio, Illinois, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah, California, and Texas at this point. On the truck now are a late model Audi station wagon, a Triumph Spitfire roadster, a restored 2002 BMW (thats the model, not the year - its from the 1970's!), a beautiful original 1961 Chevy Impala, a 1988 Toyota Supra with only 12K original miles, and a 1970 Mach I Mustang. The Impala is being delivered to Ohio tomorrow, and then we pick up a Dune Buggy in Illinois to fill its spot. There are a few available spots heading back East at this point, with openings from either the pacific northwest or the southwest returning back home. April 16th - Don Sr. is in Tampa / St. Pete area unloading and reloading to return north with another full load of classic cars. On his way south we delivered a 2004 Corvette, a Harley Davidson FatBoy, a 1970's Buick Electra, and a Nissan 300ZX. We have a full truck heading north, including a 2007 Corvette, a custom 1951 Mercury leadsled, a 1930's Cadillac, a Jaguar XKE, a Triumph TR6, and a new Chrysler Sebring. Upon returning to CT, we will soon be departing for another Florida run before the end of April. There are spots heading south, but only one opening heading north, so please call soon to reserve your space. In May, he have yet another Florida run planned, as well as another west coast run, with openings on all legs at this point in time. March 25, 2010 - The truck did a west coast turn around this afternnoon, and we are now heading back east with a full load. The 1965 Mustang from the March 16th entry is still on the truck, as Don Sr. purchased it from the reciever, so its heading home with him. Its a nice 289 convertible for Sr. to add to his ever changing collection of antique cars. Also on the truck is a 1970 Chevelle, a late model Jaguar, a late model Ford Explorer, a late model Audi roadster, and a Porsche 914. The Chevelle is only going as far as West Virginia, and we are scheduled to pick up an original hemi motor, and an original Mini Cooper to fill its spot back to Connecticut. We still have a few open spaces each direction at this time for the upcoming Florida/East Coast trip planned for right after Easter, although the truck is now filling fast, so please call for availability, pricing, and to reserve a space for your vehicle soon. March 16, 2010 - We managed to fill another truckload of cars heading west, so Don Sr., after a few days of rest of spending time with his grandkids and family, is back on the road again. We are San Diego bound, but with stops throughout the Great Lakes region. Vehicles on this load include a 1958 Ford station wagon, a 1962 Buick station wagon, a 1935 Ford 5 window coupe, a rare 2000 series BMW sport coupe, a 1950's Studebaker bulletnose businessman's coupe, and a Model T speedster racecar. After deliveries of the BMW, Buick, and Studebaker in Wisconsin and Minnesota, we have scheduled pickups of three more cars in Wisconsin and Iowa, including a 1965 Mustang, a 1967 Camaro, and an MGB. Deliveries will be made over the weekend in Texas, then onto Arizona and Southern California early next week. There are still a few spaces available on the eastbound trip, so please call or email for pricing. The next scheduled trip, in mid April, is down the East Coast, to Florida, and all points in between. February 23, 2010 - More issues plagued this trip, as Don Sr. got a stomach bug which put him out of commission for nearly 4 days, on top of the weather delays encountered earlier. He finally was able to get back on the road, and finished deliveries in California yesterday. We had a lucky break, and were able to sub-contract the one car coming from Seatle to meet up with us in San Francisco, saving an additional 3 days round trip to have to go get it. We have three more pickups in the greater Phoenix area today, then one more in Oklahoma. On the truck at this point are a 1960 DKW(Audi) station wagon, a 1969 Couger, a 1972 Olds Cutlass, and a 1975 Zagato, a sub-compact European? car. We are getting today a 1961 Impala, a loose engine for a Hudson, and a 1/2 scale reproduction stage coach. The car to be picked up in Oklahoma will be a 1956 Dodge sedan with an original hemi engine. On the way home, there are deliveries to be made in Alabama and Kentucky, and the balance be distributed in New England with the local trucks from the Southington CT warehouse. We actually squeezed in one more, after delivering the stagecoach in Kentucky, we picked up a 1934 Allis Chalmers farm tractor, which was short enough to fill the odd space at the back of the truck - so we truly were full! Below is a picture of the tractor awaiting loading on the ferry to deliver it to Martha's Vineyard - in order to save the costs of the truck and trailer, Don Jr. made quite a scene waiting in line with the passanger cars to board at the pier and drove the old hunk of iron on to meet its new owner - who then drove it home on the other side.
February 10, 2010 - We are on our way back to the west coast. We've been very lucky on the last two trips missing weather, but you can only tempt Mother Nature for so long, and she's getting us back this time. Don Sr. left CT on Sunday afternoon, and delivered in Columbus Ohio Monday evening, and then got snowed into until this morning. He is now on the road again heading for Northeast Texas, but there is more ice and snow ahead of us on our way there. We've got a full truck, with 7 cars, considering that four were relatively small. There is a 1934 Aero which is a tiny European roadster, a Model A Ford, a reproduction 1925's style Indy race car, and another Indy style race car from the 1950's, plus a "doodlebug" farm tractor. Then we had two big cars to fill us out, including a new BMW SUV and a customized 1957 Chevy 3100 pickup. It is likely we will be heading all the way up the left coast this trip, including Seatle and Portland, so there are room for a few cars from the southwest to the Pacific Northwest, and room for 2 cars at this time coming home oringinating anywhere from between Seatle to Phoenix.
January 25, 2010 - Don Sr. is on his way back east as of this morning. We brought 6 cars out west on this trip, including stops in Nebraska (Sr. navigated some wicked storms last week - thank goodness for GPS and satellite mapping to help us keep him and our customer's cars safe), and then onto the autions in Scottsdale AZ before running up the the lenght of California. We delivered a 1950 Ford, a 1960 Jeep Surrey, a 1968 Chevelle (bound for Australia), a 1930 Desoto roadster, a 1938 Packard Limo, and a 1960's Fiat minivan. On our way back, we've got a full load, but were only able to accomodate 5 cars due to their sizes and the fact that one is dissasembled. So, we have a 1976 Jaguar, a 1955 Ford, a 1941 Caddilac, a 1956 Caddilac, and a 1967 Mustang (in pieces) on board. We are heading to Florida and have room for one car heading back to the Northeast from the southeast, then we have deliveries and pickups to make in upstate NY. We will then be back in New England, for more pickups and deliveries, with another planned departure for the southwest and California in early to mid February. January 13, 2010 - WOW - 2010 already! We've completed the first trip of the year, with a full load going down to Florida earlier this month. The 6 cars were a 2010 Camaro RS, a late model Toyota Solara Conv., a brand new BMW 7 series sedan, a late model all wheel drive Mercedes sedan, a 1960's Austin Healy, and a 1923 T-Bucket street rod. We had 3 cars coming north, including a 1960's Corvair which had been at an exhibition for the last 4 months at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green KY www.corvettemuseum.com, a 1956 Corvette, and a 1969 Chevelle Convertible. The truck should be departing for Scottsdale AZ for the Barrett Jackson auction tomorrow, and then onto both Southern and Northern California.December 28, 2009 - After returning from the west coast, we took a few days off with family - including Descoteaux family visitors from New York, South Carolina, Missouri, and California who flew into Connecticut for the holidays. There was a sort of mini family reunion with about 40 folks from out of state visiting last week. Don Sr. and cousin Rob are taking the two car enclosed trailer for a very quick trip to Detroit and back this week. We have a newer BMW and an old TBird going out, and a 1960's Pontiac Catalina plus a 1957 Chevy Nomad wagon coming back. Meanwhile Don Jr is gathering cars up in the Northeast, and the tractor trailer is departing for Florida and the Southeast on Friday, January 1, 2010. There is only one space available heading south, and plenty of room if you have something needing to come back north. Next on the agenda is the Southwest, including deliveries for the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale Arizona, as well as the West Coast prior to the end of the January.December 8, 2009 - We are on our way to the west coast now. Don Sr. has already delivered a 1953 Ford Pickup to Alabama, and is heading to south Texas to deliver a 1963 Ford Convertible. Other deliveries in New Mexico, Arizona, and California include a new Audi roadster, a 1955 Ford Glasstop, a 1961 Chevy Convertible, and a 2009 Porsche 911. On the return trip there are one or two possible spaces available. On our agenda already is a 1950's Jeepster, a 1980's Mercedes SL, a BMW Z8, and a 1950's Chevy station wagon. We will be in Colorado, northern and southern California, and possibly Arizona for pickups on the way back east - so please call or email for a quote if you have a classic or special vehicle that needs a ride east.December 5, 2009 - Don Sr. completed a 3rd Florida run after Thanksgiving as expected. We brought down a 1957 Corvette, a 1957 Chrysler, a 1972 Rolls Royce, and a 2007 Morgan roadster. Also, we had a late model Lexus and Mercedes rounding out the 6 cars. On the way north, we only had a 1931 Chrysler on board.November 18, 2009 - We have maintenance to do on the truck and trailer leading up to the Thanksgiving weekend. Don Sr. has a few small local jobs to be completed with the pickup. Right after Thanksgiving we are heading to Florida again. We have room for 2 cars going down, and 5 available spaces coming north. Immediately thereafter, the truck is heading to the west coast, possibly the pacific northwest, and then will be home in time for Christmas. There are a few spaces each direction on the west coast run. Feel free to call or email to get confirmed on either the upcoming Florida or West Coast trips, and join the ranks of our thousands of satisfied customers. November 17, 2009 - Since my last update, we've completed another Florida run. We had a full load heading south, including a classic Corvair convertible and a Nova, as well as modern cars, including a Lexus, Mercedes sedan, Camaro, and a Mercedes roadster. We only had one car coming back north, a little Fiat convertible, but we stopped in Georgia to pick up 10 utility trailers to be sold at the lot in Southington, so the return trip turned out to be worthwhile after all. November 4, 2009 - The truck is currently in south western Florida. Don Sr. departed Sunday - on board were a VERY nice 2009 Bentley Convertible, a 2009 Corvette Convertible, a 2009 Shelby GT500 Mustang, a 1967 Chevelle Convertible, and a 1980's something Porsche 928. All have been delivered, and he is now heading north with planned pickups from Georgia to North Carolina before heading home. On the agenda back is a Harley Davidson bike, a WW2 Dodge Military Truck, an an unrestored 1960's Porsche 356. Immediately upon our return, we are sending the truck back to Florida again, this time with stops on the panhandle, west coast, and east coast, including the Keys. Spots are currently available so please give a call or email for great pricing and even better service! A third trip is planned towards the end of November, back to the Miami area and all points in between.October 30, 2009 - Home from California again - returned with an interesting load, including a 1967 Ford Falcon Van, an unrestored 1929 LaSalle 7 pass limo, a 1941 Caddy 4 door convertible, and a 1929 Allis Chalmers farm tractor - the truck filled up with these four large / odd shaped vehicles. Once we dropped the tractor in Alabama, we picked up a 1971 Monte Carlo to round out the trip back to New England.October 13, 2009. We ended up filling out our last trip from the Great Lakes region with a Porsche Boxter and a 1948 Ford Streetrod. As of this morning, the truck is almost loaded for a southern California run. On our way out, we have a 1936 Dodge Pickup streetrod, a 2007 Harley Davidson softtail, a 2010 Mercedes S550, a 2010 Jaguar XK, a BMW 3 series roadster, a 1936 Terraplane, and a Triumph TR3. Needless to say, the truck is full - end to end! The Dodge and Harley are being dropped en route in Arkansas, and the Terraplane in Tulsa OK. We have a few open spots on the way home as of right now, as well as two open spots from the southeast to the southwest as well. September 27, 2009 - On Tuesday, we are heading back out for a northeast run. We are bringing two cars from Long Island to the Fall Collector's Car Auction at the Carlisle Fairgrounds www.carsatcarlisle.com - a Dodge Charger and a Corvette. We also have a Triumph TR6, a Plymouth Belvedere, a Triumph TR3, and a newer Jeep Wrangler heading from various points in CT and NY to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Illinois. On the way back there are likely two open spots. We already have booked a 2002 BMW parts car, a rare cabover Jeep FC 170 pickup, and a 1950 Chevy pickup. We are still finalizing two upcoming trips to Florida and California respectively in the next month, so please call or email for more information on any of these upcoming hauls, including for timing and space availability.September 17, 2009 - Don Sr. pulled back into the depot in Southington mid afternoon - after having been on the road for almost 4 weeks. Deanna and Don are going to be down from New Hampshire for the weekend to get the remaining cars unloaded. Don Sr. wiill be heading back to Long Island for a delivery of the Rolls over the weekend, and D&D will drop off the Chevy pickup in Hampton, NH on our way back home on Sunday.September 9, 2009 - Next planned trips are to upstate NY at the end of the month - room for 1 car open from New England out to the Rochester area. The main purpose of this trip is to bring two 1930's farm trucks to MA. Then we have room going to and coming back from Fall Carlisle. Lastly, in mid October we have early reservations for our first snow-bird Florida trip - there are still openings in both directions at this time - including any stops up or down the east coast.September 9, 2009 - This is a long trip - Sr. is going to be anxious to come home. As of today, we've made the deliveries in the Pacific northwest, and should be back in so-Cal tomorrow. In addition to the cars brought out, we also piggy-backed two cars from California to Washington since there was room in the truck after earlier deliveries - these were a 1934 Ford streetrod and a 1967 Toyota FJ with a lift kit and big tires. We are now full on the way home, including a 1955 Porsche speedster, a 1960 Chevy pickup truck, a 1930's Bantum, a 1949 Ford club coupe, a 2006 Yamaha Motorcycle, and a 1960's Rolls Royce. The Bantum is being delivered to Florida en route, and we have a BMW scheduled to be picked up in North Carolina to fill that spot.September 3, 2009 - Don Jr. took a quick trip out to Ohio with a one car trailer to bring a 1950 Chevy truck out to be "dipped and stripped" prior to a ground up restoration. On the return trip, we had a really nice "1980 something" Toyota 4wd show truck - jacked up, detailed underneath, custom paint etc. - which we brought to its new owner in New Hampshire.August 25, 2009 - The big truck is back on the road, making a coast to coast run with an expected return back home in 3 weeks. We have a complicated schedule, including pickups and deliveries in Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisianna, New Mexico, California, Oregon, and Washington on the way out, and then California, Arizona, and Florida so far on the way back. The truck out is now full, including a 1959 Chevy, a 1951 Ford, a 1953 Siata ( I don't know what it is either, but it looks like an Austin Healy??), a 2004 Porsche 4S, a 250CC motorcycle, and a 1934 Ford 4 door sedan (just like Bonnie and Clyde's!) Returning, we are close to full, but we may have room for one regular or two small cars at this point, and we have one space available from Florida north once we make our delivery there on the way back to the Northeast.August 17, 2009 - Mimi and Chris flew home safely this weekend after delivery of the Land Rover and horse trailer to Malibu on Saturday. Everything went well, except as expected, Chris grew fond of Coco (the dog slept in bed with him each night!) and he was a bit sad to have to turn him back over to his owner. August 12, 2009 - We have a west coast trip in process, having departed on August 11th to deliver a truck and horse trailer combination from central Mass to Malibu, CA. Michelle and Chris are making this "drive-away" delivery, along with a very special passanger, the customer's collie mix dog! This customer was referred to us from a long time patron of our company, and besides needing to get their vehicles out west, also entrusted us with the family pet instead of stressing the pooch, Coco, on a cargo hold airplane ride. Michelle and Chris plan on arriving on Saturday and will be flying home Sunday.August 3, 2009 - We had a relatively full load home from Florida last week, returning with a late model Buick Regal, a late model Corvette, a 1970 GTO, a 560SL Mercedes, and a very rare Bentley sedan. Zak accompanied his grand ad on this trip, and he was a big help in loading and unloading a number of cars - a huge thrill as he regularly anticipates turning 16 in order to get his license and start driving!July 23, 2009 - The tractor trailer is southbound to Alabama and Florida as of this Tuesday. We have on board a 1958 Chevy convertible, a 1960 Chevy hardtop, a 1999 Corvette, a 1963 Corvair convertible, and a later model Ford Ranger pickup. We will be in Mobile AL / Florida panhandle this weekend, heading down the west coast of Florida by Monday at the latest, and then heading back mid-week. There are still open spaces for the return trip, from either coast of Florida, or en route back to the Northeast - call or email for prices and availability. July 8, 2009 - We are en route for our latest west coast trip, with a few minor changes to the schedule. Don Sr. and Chris don't actually have to be home by the 12th as there was a delay in Zak's graduation ceremony, so we were able to accept cars on a less direct route home. We brought a full load out, including a Model A Ford roadster, an early 70's Honda subcompact, a 1962 Lincoln 4 door convertible, a late model Mustang, and a 6X10 Pace American enclosed utility trailer filled with a motorcycle and toolboxes. That was quite a challenge getting it in and out of the trailer - but we managed! Instead of heading straight home, we are detouring up to the Great Lakes states. We have on board now, a Model A sloped windshield sedan, an early 356 Porsche, and a late model Toyota. We are picking up a 1940's V12 Lincoln and a 1959 Austin Healy in Scottsdale AZ this evening. Then it's off to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ohio, where the Toyota and the Lincoln get swapped out for a Lasalle convertible and a late model BMW M series coupe - both of which are heading to the northeast with the original 3 cars from California. Current ETA back in Connecticut is July 13th or 14th at this point. Also, we are accepting vehicles for our next west coast run, tentativelly scheduled for mid-August 2009. Feel free to call or email for details, prices, references, etc., and we look forward to the opportunity to transport your classic car sometime in the future.June 17th 2009 - We are accepting vehicles for AZ, CA, the Pacific Northwest, and all points in between, for our next coast to coast trip, with a planned departure of approximately June 25th, heading back east around the 4th of July, and arriving back home by July 12th. Chris (see the Meet Us page) is planning on riding shotgun with his Grandpa on this trip, as he's been anxiously awaiting the arival of summer vacation so he go on the road again with Poppy. Meanwhile, they have to be home by the 12th, because Chris's big brother Zak, has a graduation ceremony on Sunday for his completion of Civil Air Patrol Training - a day that Zak is counting down towards as well. We have one tentative open space heading out, and two open spaces returning home at this point, so please contact us and let us provide a quote.June 8, 2009 - We've been making local deliveries with the one and two car trucks of the vehicles recently brought back from the west coast. We were in Vermont on Sunday, Rhode Island today, and off to Pennsylvania tomorrow. There are other small local trips planned for the balance of this week and into next week. Also, we've got some equipment preventive maintenance that needs to be done, and we'll be at the depot in Plantsville, CT on and off during the next two weeks too.May 31, 2009 - Today Don Sr. is on the West Coast making his final deliveries and pickups from our current trip on the left coast. We had a full truck out with a 38 Chevy, a 65 Mustang, a 61 Chrysler, a 1941 Lincoln, a 1985 Mercedes SL, and a 1940 Ford. We had deliveries in Minnessota and Oregon, so Don went across the Northern route for a change of scenery. On the way back, he is picking up a 1934 Aero (I don't know what that is either!), a 1962 MG, a 1952 Triumph, a 1954 Vette, a 1969 Beetle convertible, and a late model Volvo Cross-country station wagon.May 5, 2009 - We are filling up for yet another Florida run, leaving the Northeast later this week. We are now full on the way down with three trucks, whose sizes prevent utilzing the second deck of the trailer. We have a 1946 Jeepster, an original 1956 Ford 4wd pickup, and a really neat 1936 Ford pickup mounted on a late model 4wd chassis. As of May 7, there are two spaces open heading back North, so please call or email to discuss booking your vehicle with us.May 16, 2009 - Plantsville CT. Between the upcoming Florida and Westcoast runs, the Descoteaux's will be at a Touch-A-Truck fundraiser in Don Sr. and Michelle's hometown. This is something we've wanted to do for quite a while and the truck is finally scheduled to be available. Along with rescue and military vehicles, construction trucks, etc. - we expect to be the only volunteers there with an auto transporter. Michelle's boys are looking forward to the experience, and we are excited about helping out a good cause, showing the newest generation of future gearheads inside the Freightliner's beautiful condo sleeper, and demonstrating the complex lift gate and ramp system inside the trailer which allows us to safely transport up to 6 classic vehicles at once. More information can be found at .Belowhttp://www.southington.
< >Late April, 2009 - Working vacation at Carlisle Fairgrounds www.carsatcarlisle.com . Look for us with the bright red pickups and truck campers in the swap meet area. We brought down the two car open trailer and a one car open trailer with three classics for Golden Rod Garage of Freeport Maine www.goldenrod-garage.com . If you find the car of your dreams there and need it hauled back northeast, please think of us. Here we are with the two rigs at the Flying J Truck Stop in Carlisle getting ready to bunk down for the night before heading over to the fairgrounds in the morning.
< >Mid April ,2009 - Hopefully a a couple days off for Don Sr., followed by some preventive maintenance on both the Freightliner and the big trailer. Then back to work...sort of. April 15, 2009 - We have another trip to Florida planned with the enclosed hauler to bring back more of our regular "snow bird" customers cars. Many of these folks have trusted the Descoteaux's for over 20 years to transport their antiques and classics, as well as their daily drivers in some cases. On the way down, we were rather light, with only a 1950's Studebaker, 2 older 2-stroke motorcycles for a collector of these types of bikes, and a Shelby Mustang race car which was dropped in Savannah on our way down for a weekend of vintage racing at Roebling Road Raceway www.roeblingroad.com in Georgia. We were full on our way back, with a 300SL Mercedes, a newer Thunderbird convertible, a 1965 Mustang Convertible, a 1968 GTO, and a late 1960's Mercedes 190SL. Of course, we picked up the Shelby back in Savannah, too. Apri 2, 2009 - Slight change of plans, and instead of taking a small truck, we made the Florida run with the tractor trailer, delivering a Jeepster, a 1956 Mercedes 300, a Porsche 914 and a little 1930's Austin/Bantum. On the way back we had mostly daily drivers for some of our auto enthusiast snowbird customers who winter in the south. In addition, though, we did have a highly modified Dodge Viper on board, supposedly capable of generating 2000 hp - hold on! Also one of the vehicles was a nice 1980's vintage Jag convertible. The trailers we planned on bringing back will have to wait until a future trip - customers first!Early April, 2009 - We are taking one of the small trucks to Florida early next week, delivering a 1950's Jeep Wagoneer and, believe it or not, another Bantum. On the way back, we are bringing a load of single place auto transport trailers and single and tandem axle landscape trailers which we resell from both the Goffstown, NH and Plantsville, CT locations. March 25, 2009 - Don Sr. is in Virginia and Pennsylvania delivering vehicles on the return trip from California. We returned with a fully restored 1940 Ford convertible, a late model Plymouth Prowler, a 1971 Mercury Couger convertible, an unrestored early 70's BMW 2002, another Bantum (lots of these things moving around lately!), as well as 68-72 rust free GM pickup truck cabs and beds which Don Sr. sells as a sideline business back east. Early March ,2009 - We are now accepting vehicles for our next coast-to-coast trip with the 6 car enclosed transporter. We have openings for all classic, antique, and specialty vehicles, requiring transport between the Northeast and the Southwest/Westcoast. As of March 1, the truck is full going out, with a total of 7 vehicles scheduled, including a Bantum and 2 Austin Healey's which allow us to squeeze in the 7th vehcile. On the way back East we have two open spaces as it now stands, but we are filling up quickly, so call or email for availability.First week of March 2009 - We'll be at Sebring International Raceway in Florida www.sebringraceway.com with Cobra Automotive, Inc. of Wallingford CT www.cobraautomotive.com. We regularly transport vintage Shelby Mustangs, Cobra's, GT-40's, and Camaros - as part of Cobra's vintage racing schedule.
Mid February 2009 - Due to a delay in the second Navy cradle - these things happen - we squeezed in a trip to Minnesota and Wisconsin between the two runs to Florida. We brought out a 53 Ford, a 55 Chevy Wagon, a Hudson, and a mint original 1986 low mile Chevy Pickup out to the Great Lakes region. Due to the last minute scheduling, we only had a tiny Metropolitan Nash in the trailer on the way home. No worries, though! The new owner was thrilled and thought it was pretty funny that the little car was all alone in such a large trailer!