If you ever need someone to set up a tailgate party for you then the Commissioner of Tailgating, Joe Cahn is your man. He was out in the sun tailgating here in Omaha for the AASHTO Celebrate the Interstate Convoy again today.
Travelling along with our convoy is Ralph Garcia, Highway Safety Truck. Ralph was my ride back to the hotel last night from our welcome reception here in Salt Lake City. It was my first time ever in an 18 wheeler and I have to say it was smooth. I interviewed Ralph about his part of the convoy and the program …
Posting will be kind of sporadic here in the next 2 weeks. At least I think so. This AASHTO cross country convoy is a busy day of activities. You can read a lot more about it on Domestic Fuel. Anyway, one of the things I’m going to be doing is a thing I’m going to label, “Dueling Satellite Radios.” I’ll have more on this but you’ll hear about it in the video clip I’ve got for you here. I mention it because it’s “new media” and I’ve got a great interview coming up for you this weekend with a VP from XM Satellite Radio. You probably know I’m a Sirius subscriber but I’ve also got XM in the truck I’m driving so it’s going to be a cross country side-by-side comparison and I wonder who will win.
The last contestant in today’s tractor race was Tanya Tucker. Boy did the crowd love her.
Here’s Mr. New Holland himself, Robert Hendrix. I think he’s a very distant relative of Jimi.
Back at the convention center the Michael Peterson booth had a long line this afternoon. People lined up for a picture and an autograph.
On the Riverfront stage this afternoon we had the Bellamy Brothers. They’re celebrating 30 years together and still sound great.
Speaking of bands. I walked on down to the Riverfront in time to catch Rhett Akins.
I did not get the name of this band so please post if you know it.
The parade got underway and the New Holland/FFA/Michael Peterson/Chevy float was one of the main attractions.