2017, 44th Turkey Rod Run


As we travel, it is nice to comment about where we are going and/or where we have been and all the IHC trucks that we have seen on our journeys.

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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:06 pm

2017, 44th Turkey Rod Run

The Turkey Rod Run is a four day event at the Daytona International Speedway that draws people from all over the southeastern states and beyond. Personally I prefer spending Thanksgiving with family and friends in an homey, casual environment, not by bumping elbows with thousands of strangers at a very large swap meet/car show/car coral. To each his own. Therefore, I only go for a Friday or Saturday. Friday, this year, had weather challenges so I went on Saturday. Below is one day’s snapshot of the relevant IHC in attendance. Granted there were 4,333 registered vehicles in attendance, so I might have missed some. As far as I know, mine was the only model L there. As you can see there were some KBs, Metro, and model S. With so many vehicles, there are likely going to be some odder than others I’ve included a couple of them too. And there’s even an example for the “hit and miss” guys.
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From the odd side, how about a Lear Jet camper
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Jag tow vehicle
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KB5 on the cowel badge
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KB2
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D190
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? Deisel powerplant
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‘60 Metro
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Unfinished interior
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Notice the mid ‘50’s Olds taillights
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KB1 on a Colorado chassis in the car coral
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S120 I’ve seen at other shows
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Straight 8, no muffler
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Tried to get this pic rotated, but you’ll just have to rotate your eyes if it comes up vertically on your computer. Notice it is a Canadian native, but there were dozens of other kinds.
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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:50 pm

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Much appreciated
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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:43 pm

Re: 2017, 44th Turkey Rod Run

Thanks for sharing the pics! That Learjet camper has to one of the stranger things I've seen! Was it over 8 1/2' wide?

I think the correct model designation for the 'D190' is a V190, though I doubt it's on a 190 chassis now.

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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:16 pm

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Powerstrokes were the only V8 diesels that mounted the turbo at an angle, weren't they?

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Post Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:52 am

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The Lear Jet camper was parked in such a way I couldn’t get directly behind it to judge its width nor did I have my tape measure with me. In fact I didn’t linger long enough to inquire anything about it. Daytona Speedway infield is such a large area and to cover it all requires one to keep moving.
As for the 190, it could very well be a V model. Zooming into the original pic reveals there is no letter designation on the cowel badge. I’m getting old and where I got the idea it was a D is anybody’s guess. I’m not a deisel expert and I took the photo so those who are experts could relish in the knowledge they recognized what kind it is. Cheers!


What - no one noticed those l o n g shades on the KB2’s headlights?
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Post Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:12 am

Re: 2017, 44th Turkey Rod Run

yea, they are a bit long. not to my tastes.

when I bought my jimglo car trailer, they told me the max width allowed on US roads is 7 1/2 feet. I have not verified that though. if it is true and that lear jet camper is wider than that, how can they get it registered?

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Post Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:34 pm

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I'm not sure what the max width for trailers might be but most of the car hauler trailers and especially the lo-pro bass boat trailers that people around here have are well over 8 ft. wide.

Bill, Is that all of the IH's at the show? I would have thought there would have been many more, especially one more or didn't you take yours? Looks like it was a great show. I'm surprised Jeff hasn't posted a few on another forum. I'm sure he was there.

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Post Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:29 pm

Re: 2017, 44th Turkey Rod Run

102" is what our trailers are. If the DOT want to make a stink, they will measure any chain or straps or binders that might stick out past the sides.

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Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:48 am

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okay, I just did a bit of research. 102 inches is the dot max width. that is what I get for buying into hearsay. so Lloyd you are a smart guy, and Dan too.

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Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:43 pm

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If a person wants to do a lot of hauling of vehicles, he really needs a flat deck(wheels under) for it. I have a home built trailer that I want to widen out and make drive over fenders. I could barely fit my old 97 ford with standard tires and wheels through the fenders, newer trucks will not fit. Just my thoughts.

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