One of the highpoints of my life was approaching the Montana state line in a restored Nova SS and seeing a big sign that said “Speed Limit: Resonable and Prudent”.
Only the sign had “reasonable” correctly spelled. Lol.
I had a couple of friends here in Michigan that had 396’s. You know, (graduate, work in the shop for a year and get drafted.)
I know the tire store knew these guys by their first names.
And, uh, just how reasonable and prudent a speed did you travel across the Big Sky Country ?
When I was stationed at Ft. Riley, KS back in the early 90’s, the Kansas Troopers were pretty lax on enforcing speeds on I-70, at least on the long, straight, flat shot between Lawrence and Manhattan. As long as you weren’t swerving or tailgating and keeping it under triple digits, they seemed to be pretty lenient.
I hope you kept it down to ‘reasonable’. I once drove a 327/350hp Nova SS. It had the straight line stability of a slowing top. Also couldn’t corner worth a damn. A few years later I drove a Datsun 240Z. While not as quick in a straight line quarter mile, you could drive 100mph all afternoon feeling very secure.