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Happy Convoy Day!

Thirty-five years ago, with the dark of the moon, the mighty Convoy began.

Ten years ago, Convoy 2000 started near Los Angeles, recreating that epic journey.

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the original metal road rage, a protest against the arbitrary imposition of the 55-miles-per-hour speed limit on the highways of the U.S. of A.

Men and women, hauling loads for hundreds and thousands of miles, bringing millions of needed products to the towns and cities of America: thank you for all that you’ve done.

(And, later this year, Convoy 2KX!. Read the update, below.)

18 Wheels Singing

You probably have, at least, a copy of the original C.W. McCall version of “Convoy”. If you don’t, what’s your excuse? Buy a copy!

You can find the original version on either of two compilation albums, C.W. McCall’s Greatest Hits and The Best of C.W. McCall.

Other artists have also covered this song, the most recent being Colt Ford on his new album, Chicken and Biscuits. His version is a “hick-hop” reinterpretation, but don’t worry: it’s good!

And if you’re in the mood for parody, check out “Convoy GB” by Laurie Lingo and the Dipsticks.

Novels by Tom Claffey

Tom Claffey’s new novel, Searching for C.W. McCall, is available at, or directly from the publisher, ABQ Press .

And if you’ve got a Kindle e-book reader, Tom’s last three novels, 8-Ball, Corner Pocket, Hoot ‘N’ Holler, and Searching for C.W. McCall will soon be available from Amazon.

Books by Tom Claffey:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury Dubhe 8-Ball, Corner Pocket Hoot 'N' Holler Searching for C.W. McCall

Convoy 2KX Update

So—if you haven’t noticed by now—Convoy 2KX has been slightly delayed. The journey from the Left Coast to the Right Coast will now begin on August 8, which means that we’ll be driving through the deserts of Nevada during the hottest month of the year. Yeah, we’re crazy.

Here’s the schedule, with the new dates:

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