Day 6 saw a slow start for the remaining rigs on the Epic Willy Adventure. One had already been taken out of the parade of old iron by a blown engine, and although a replacement was found and a valiant effort made to swap the new-old engine in, the motor failed to run well enough for that particular Willys to go any farther.
The morning began with a few minor parking lot repairs before the “Epic” headed out of Wellington, Kansas. A few towns and two additional parts stores later, the group was finally able to put some real miles on the tires and visit some local landmarks. During one of their rest stops, they checked out the world's largest hand-dug well in Greensburg, a very small Kansas farm town that was wiped out by a tornado in 2007.
They also found some great gravel roads so the Willys’ could kick up a little dirt instead of pound pavement while driving past large windmills and oil wells. All in all, the little group of wandering Willy’s were able to rack up another 261 miles in 14 hours (with an average speed of 33.6 mph), and ended the day in Ulysses, Kansas. Tomorrow they hope to cross into Colorado and begin the long climb into the Rocky Mountains.
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