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MC-6 on Western Colorado
« on: February 22, 2014, 03:22:09 PM »
Hi all,

Just spotted a beautiful MC-6 headed south on Hwy 550 just north of Ridgway. Looked and sounded great. Any idea of it was one of us BusNuts?  Coach was white.  Hard to have picked a prettier day for this particular drive.

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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 03:42:32 PM »
550 South of of Ridgway

Isn't that kind of a (as the Beatles say) long and winding road??

A 6 is a wide body bus too.

Just asking.

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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 04:28:23 PM »
Sure is, but no problem for a wide body coach, as long as the driver has some mountain experience.
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 06:47:49 PM »
Did it say "Just Country Kids" on the front ?
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 07:35:45 PM »
Not that I noticed, but I wasn't looking for a name. He was headed past my house at speed. Wish I had noticed him sooner for a better look.



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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 09:31:17 PM »
Just was wondering if it was Gary S's from Alaska that sold it a while back.
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2014, 09:00:55 PM »
I just sold my bus last August and it has been all over the southwest and Mexico this winter. It should be in Colorado right now. Was it white with a blue stripe down the center like the one in my blog?    Www.my69mci-6.blogspot.com
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 01:15:14 PM »
Hi Gary,

Yes it did.  I had been thinking it might have been yours. 

--Mike
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014, 02:11:00 PM »
Mike,

I agree with you. That is one sweet looking bus! Cool sighting.
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2014, 03:34:27 PM »
That's a awesome to know he still running around down there in it. I just got word that he was on his way to California for a month and then going to be parking it for the summer in Montrose Colorado. I sure miss that bus!!! :(
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2014, 03:41:22 PM »
Gary what part of Cali is he heading for? Dave5Cs
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2014, 03:51:30 PM »
Nice to know that coach is coming back to my neck of the woods. I would love to know where he will be parking it in the Montrose area. Downtown is just 15 miles north of my place. I hope to have a chance to see it in person. Gary's pictures have had me drooling for quite a while.

--Mike
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2014, 04:49:25 PM »
Dave,
I believe they are going to San Diego for the majority of the time in California?
As far as the bus being parked in Montrose, I'm not sure where it will be? Their sister owns a Mexican restaurant in town and I'm not sure if it will be parked at her place or at their recreational house there? I do know he's wanting to bring it back to Alaska but would also like to have it down there, so it's hard to say what they'll end up doing for sure.
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Re: MC-6 on Western Colorado
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2014, 06:04:33 PM »
Thanks Gary,

I do hope to see it here. 

--Mike

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1967 MC-5A  (Serenity)  Conversion 1986  8v-71N   Allison MT-644