Transport – NY to VT

The day finally arrived to pick-up my new favorite time-consuming money-pit. I had 3 friends to help me get the job done. The day started Saturday morning at 6:00 am and ended 15 Hours later…

The ride down was simple, a quick egg breakfast, a dunks stop and a navigation directed dirt road adventure where I got 2 out of 3 waves from the disgruntled walkers, not bad.

Upon arrival, the car looked exactly as it did in the pictures I was sent a few months ago, and for that matter, I imagine that exact same it did when it was parked there – 1 month shy of 5 years ago.

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First attempt to move the car with manpower – unsuccessful. Second attempt with diesel-sized torque showed the rear end was completely locked-up. Time to take the brakes off.

As Starbuck attempts to remove one of the rear wheels, Lexa works tirelessly at... Instagram?

The struggle

Unfortunately for us, every single lug nut put up a 5-year seized kind of fight. With a lack of tools handy, we had to get creative:

Engineering Applied. More Moment, less Force. Yes, this worked.

Engineering Applied. More Moment, less Force. Yes, this worked.

Hours Later, the car was rolling with its rear brakes bungeed up to the rear sub-frame like a pair of testies. We landed the car on the trailer, strapped it down and went inside to clean-up and enjoy some streusel and water.

With the U-haul now long long over due, we decided to take our time headed home and stop for some Mexican. We just happened to find the best damn Guacamole of ours lives by chance.

Hand. Made. Guac. At-the-table. Amazing.

Hand. Made. Guac. At-the-table. Amazing.

The next Day, the Audi was unloaded and rolled to its new resting place – unfortunately 3 hours each way from where I currently live. Hopefully these will be the saddest pictures ever taken of the car, and please excuse the following overly-dramatic B&W effect.

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