Last month, we set off on a road trip from our Jasper headquarters to the Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Normally, the trip is less than 300 miles and takes around four and a half hours. This time, however, we weren’t going for speed. Instead, we mapped out a route that let us explore the byways, backroads and whatever else we could find along the way.
For this trip, we hopped behind the wheel of our Ridetech-equipped 2012 Silverado. From the winding two-lane blacktop to the wide-open road, it became immediately clear that we made the right vehicle choice.
Our adventure started in Jasper, Indiana, on Thursday morning. It wasn’t long before we were racking up miles through the Hoosier National Forest. No traffic, just scenic old roads with a whole lot of greenery. At lunchtime, we made a quick stop at Super Burger in Paoli—a local treasure that certainly lived up to its name.
The route took us through a smattering of small towns, including Aurora, Indiana. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, it seemed as if there was something interesting around every corner. We especially enjoyed checking out the old Runner’s Service Center on Main Street.
Originally built in the 1940s, this three-bay filling station has been nicely preserved. Although the pumps are no longer operational, we were happy to see a 1941 Dodge tanker truck parked nearby. Same goes for the ’63 Cadillac Sedan de Ville.
Runners wasn’t the only point of interest in Aurora. Walking through town, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the local bike shop was filled with vintage Schwinn Sting-Rays and other muscle bikes. Down the street, we spotted a Model T and a Model A parked inside a steakhouse. Needless to say, we were glad we made the stop.
Not long after dinner, we had reached Columbus. Even though the drive took far longer than expected, we were happy that we opted for the road less traveled.
Here at Ridetech, we build our systems to make the most out of every drive. They’re not just for track days or car shows. Instead, we take pride in making systems that give you the freedom to go out and see the world.
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