Driving from Denver to Illinois this weekend to get my Hellcat!

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by Fionn MacCumhaill, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Fionn MacCumhaill

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    Hello all,

    I have been a member on here for quite some time but tended to lurk in the back row and live vicariously through the lucky few who managed to get their 'Cats earlier last winter (like Tammy who was the first person to give me an inside look at the gauge clusters and interior features in the wild.) I have quietly sat in the back using every waking moment I had to try and find a 'Cat to call my own, and this wonderful site and the members on it who make up this community have been what has kept me sane this whole time. I used the "Leads on Hellcats" thread and searched the SRT site with many, make that far far too many, failed attempts and dead ends, until last Monday....that was the day I found my soon to be baby sitting in the Heartland of America waiting for me to find her.

    So this Friday night straight after work, I will be leaving Denver Colorado and heading towards Decatur Illinois, 967 miles or 16 hours away, to trade in my 2013 Challenger R/T: side view 2.JPG
    and pick up my beautiful, sexy, new mistress:
    Jays Hellcat.jpg

    It is not the ideal way I wanted to get my Hellcat or the best way to break her first 500 miles in, I know this, but a man has to do what a man has to do, and this felt like the only way I could get a Hellcat this year, or maybe ever :(. So I accepted the $10k ADM with a begrudging smile, because I knew there were people paying a lot more for the same car and because to me it is worth it.

    I just wanted to thank everyone on Hellcat.org for keeping my hopes up, for making me smile when I felt all hope might be lost, and especially for making me feel like I wasn't the only one crazy enough to want this car so bad I would travel across the counrty just to get one. It will be the longest 16 hour drive from Colorado to Illinois, but it will be the BEST drive I have ever had going back to Denver!!!

    I will post pics when I am back home and promise to try and be less of a wallflower now that I will have a Hellcat too!

    ~Fionn
     
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    Have two safe trips. Take a shotgun to help you drive to IL
     
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    Congratulations. You are going to love drive your new hellcat.
     
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    Congratulations !! Sorry to see that R/T go !!!!
     
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    Congrats! Love the RT.
     
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    GRTZ! Have a fun and safe trip home!

    April
     
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    Hope to see ya on the streets soon.

    Will ya be back in time for Cars & Coffee? It's on the tenth.
     
  8. Fionn MacCumhaill

    Fionn MacCumhaill Irish A'Hole - Wanna Fight About It!? Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Yes I will! See you there :)
     
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    Congrats. But wasn't it Denver to San Francisco?...:cool:
     
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    Congrats! That rich black color is amazing! Safe travels.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    It's cool that you get to have one long last cruise in your RT. That's a great looking ride all by itself.:)

    As far as the 10k ADM - you won't regret that in the slightest.

    Take care and enjoy!
     
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    Congrats on the new hellcat,, if this is your first time seeing and starting one, you are in for a very big surprise,, and huge stupid smile on your face.....your going to love that car....please give us tons of updates and driving impressions.. Rob K did the same thing,, from Texas to Pa, 2300 miles,, but I think he flew out, and drove back...be safe, and take lots of pictures
     
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    Congrats and great color have a fun drive
     
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    Finally made it home late yesterday and took a very long nap after 2000+ miles and 32 hours of driving straight to IL. and straight back to CO. I am still kind of groggy but wanted to post some pics of the journey:
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    Finally made it to the dealership.

    IMG_20150502_113434204_HDR.jpg One last moment with the '13.....she was a good ride, treated me well, turned a lot of heads, was a lot of fun.

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    First face to face with the new "lady" in my life...I can feel the wife getting jealous from 1000 miles away.

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    "Why yes, as a matter of fact, this car does belong to me........can I have the keys and go bend a few traffic laws now? Thanks!"

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    Finally.....after all the build up....all the let downs...all the money saving (I am just an average Joe, 9 to 5 guy, this took a lot of penny pinching for me)......I am behind the wheel of my HellCat......and it Frickin' ROCKS!!!! Wooooooooo Whoooooooooo!!!

    Best drive home ever.:D

    After getting home and sleeping for a solid 12 hours I woke up and spent the better part of Sunday night cleaning all of the smeared bugs/bug guts off of the front of my baby before giving her a proper wash, wax, and wipe down. Then gave her an oil change before bed. It is Monday and I am still exhausted lol.
     
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