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2016 Touge California

Post by Alvin » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:17 am

We are stoked to be a part of the Touge California rally. This year the event is sponsored by Mazda NA and hosted by Japanese Nostalgic Car.
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The event is in Southern California, and we are up here in San Jose. Wish me luck on our arrival and completion of the rally...1100 miles later hopefully I will have a report for all :D

Last year's event was fantastic---I'm sad I missed it and you can see it here:
http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/events- ... rnia-2015/
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Lots of press coverage for the event:
http://autoweek.com/article/classic-car ... road-rally

Mazda will be running several of the heritage collection cars!
http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/news-ma ... alifornia/
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Re: 2016 Togue California

Post by Linda » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:15 am

Looks like some familiar roads were driven last year.I recognized quite a few, including The Snake.

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Re: 2016 Togue California

Post by datsunrides » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:55 pm

Alvin, I also got invited, but with my Subaru. I'm checked into my hotel and I'll see you in the morning!
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Re: 2016 Togue California

Post by brea » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:28 pm

I just saw the write up on Petrolicious regarding this event:

http://petrolicious.com/the-second-annu ... s-it-looks

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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by datsunrides » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:11 pm

This was a looooong, but fun event. Some action shots of my Subaru
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Maybe the Roadster next year.
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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Linda » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:14 pm

How long did it take?
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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by datsunrides » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:27 pm

Started at 10am and the dinner/collection tour at Mazda ended at close to 10:30pm. It wasn't non stop driving, fair amount of checkpoint stops to let everyone catch up. It was a little over 200 mile of driving roughly from Escondido to Julian to Mt Palomar then up to Lake Elsinore and over the Ortega hwy to the PCH before heading into Irvine. Put almost 1200 miles on the little Subie door to door @ 34MPG average!
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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Alvin » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:32 am

Here is my report from the Touge California


http://www.zcarblog.com/2016/04/12/even ... eport.html

It was a surreal experience, I hope you can get a sense of it from the coverage!


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I expect the media will have lots of cool rolling shots soon. Roadsters are already making the front page :D
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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by bakerjf » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:36 am

Lots of great pictures - thanks! Patrick is a neighbor and invited me to attend, but I was out of town. He didn't say anything about a sports coat/English flat cap requirement though... :wink:
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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by nismou20 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:12 pm

Cool event! A bit of nostalgia for me as our family had a Mazda Luce like one pictured in Mazda garage except it was a 4 door. First car I drove for my license in Okinawa. 1500cc with 3 on a tree.

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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Alvin » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:21 am

We are on Mazda USA's website!

Here is their cool video of the Touge California 2016


They show our Datsuns!
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Nissan....are you listening?
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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by FergO2k » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:19 am

Thanks Alvin, that is a cool video and congrats to both yourself and Mark, loving the funky factor on that Subie.

I hear ya on the Nissan shout-out, how can a corporate branding department be so blind to a significant history they could draw on, and continue to field such stale/blasé "carved soap bar" designs. It just does not figure.
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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Alvin » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:50 am

Japanese Nostalgic's coverage of the Touge California!

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/events- ... alifornia/
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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Gregs672000 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:02 pm

Wow, how great that must have been!
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Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by RCMike » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:17 pm

Really cool!