Jeepsters Dine at Ms. Boomers

You can see them from a mile away.

The trail blazing Jeepsters started their trip in st. Augustine, Florida on April 6th.

They're making their way to San Diego, California.

It all started with a simple conversation.

"About a year and a half ago I mentioned to another jeepster owner I was going to drive my Jeepster to Caifornia and they said well I'd like to go along and next thing you know another fella said he'd like to go along so we've all been planning, " says Jim "Jeepster Jim" Vaccaro, Jeepster leader.

"It's kind of a bucket list thing. I've had my car most all of my life. My daddy brought it for me when I was 10 which was in 1960 and my sister and I learned to drive on it, " says Thomas Walker, a Jeepster from Arkansas.

Although this is their first cross country trip, this isn't their first trip around the block.

The groups leader, Jeepster Jim., runs a full service restoration facility that preps antique cars for these kinds of trips.

"First car I ever had when I was 16 years old was a 1948 Jeepster so when I retired I decided to get one and restore it and now the car we have outside is number 44 that I've done complete restorations on for clients and museums all over the world, " says Vaccaro.

"We're just from all over but we have one common interest and that's the Jeepster and we're making very good friends and it's been a great experience, " says Walker.

Saving America's history one Jeepster at a time.

"I'm personally taking it to see the pleasure of these folks, getting out and driving these cars. Too many times a classic car sits in a garage or they take it to a car show and thats as far as they get with with it but to accept the challenge to get in that car and drive it all the way across the united states I think is a wonderful thing, " says Vaccaro.

"It's a once in a lifetime thing for most of us and it's a bucket listt thing we'll cross off and we're all really enjoying it, " says Walker.

The Jeepsters can travel for about 6 hours a day at a speed of 50 miles per hour.

They are set to be in San Diego on April 21st.


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