2016 Touge California

People can post things here such as upcoming runs, car shows and events!

Moderators: notoptoy, garth, S Allen

User avatar
Alvin
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7454
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:01 pm

2016 Touge California

Post by Alvin »

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.
Image

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/
Image
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/
Last edited by Alvin on Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
Alvin Gogineni
San Jose, CA
1967.5 SPL/SR20
1997 Acura Integra GS-R
2013 Prius V wagon
zcarblog.com
Instagram
YouTube
My SR20 Build Thread

User avatar
Linda
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7151
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:37 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: 2016 Togue California

Post by Linda »

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

Linda
68 1600 Los Angeles, CA
New owners must read: the ultimate road trip, by Scott-http://www.roadsterroadtrip.com/index.php/readfromstart

User avatar
datsunrides
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 1596
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:15 pm
Location: Roseburg, Or

Re: 2016 Togue California

Post by datsunrides »

Alvin, I also got invited, but with my Subaru. I'm checked into my hotel and I'll see you in the morning!
1966 Roadster
Turbo / EFI U20 (T25 w/ SDS EMU.)

brea
Roadster Nut
Posts: 28
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:52 pm
Location: Stockton, CA

Re: 2016 Togue California

Post by brea »

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

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

User avatar
datsunrides
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 1596
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:15 pm
Location: Roseburg, Or

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by datsunrides »

This was a looooong, but fun event. Some action shots of my Subaru
IMG_9534.JPG
IMG_9544.JPG
Maybe the Roadster next year.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
1966 Roadster
Turbo / EFI U20 (T25 w/ SDS EMU.)

User avatar
Linda
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7151
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:37 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Linda »

How long did it take?
Linda
68 1600 Los Angeles, CA
New owners must read: the ultimate road trip, by Scott-http://www.roadsterroadtrip.com/index.php/readfromstart

User avatar
datsunrides
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 1596
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:15 pm
Location: Roseburg, Or

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by datsunrides »

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!
1966 Roadster
Turbo / EFI U20 (T25 w/ SDS EMU.)

User avatar
Alvin
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7454
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:01 pm

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Alvin »

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!


Image


I expect the media will have lots of cool rolling shots soon. Roadsters are already making the front page :D
Image
Image
Image
Alvin Gogineni
San Jose, CA
1967.5 SPL/SR20
1997 Acura Integra GS-R
2013 Prius V wagon
zcarblog.com
Instagram
YouTube
My SR20 Build Thread

User avatar
bakerjf
Site Supporter
Posts: 1285
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:48 pm

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by bakerjf »

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:
J. Baker
Cupertino, CA
'69 2000 (Solex)

User avatar
nismou20
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1280
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:16 pm
Location: Pasadena, Ca

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by nismou20 »

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.

User avatar
Alvin
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7454
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:01 pm

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Alvin »

We are on Mazda USA's website!

Here is their cool video of the Touge California 2016
[youtube][/youtube]

They show our Datsuns!
Image
Image

Nissan....are you listening?
Alvin Gogineni
San Jose, CA
1967.5 SPL/SR20
1997 Acura Integra GS-R
2013 Prius V wagon
zcarblog.com
Instagram
YouTube
My SR20 Build Thread

User avatar
FergO2k
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 1613
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:18 pm
Location: SoCal

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by FergO2k »

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.
Fergus O
69 2L, SUs (driver, not susceptible to polish)
02 Tacoma 4 door
Los Alamitos, CA

User avatar
Alvin
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7454
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:01 pm

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Alvin »

Japanese Nostalgic's coverage of the Touge California!

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/events- ... alifornia/
Image

Image
Alvin Gogineni
San Jose, CA
1967.5 SPL/SR20
1997 Acura Integra GS-R
2013 Prius V wagon
zcarblog.com
Instagram
YouTube
My SR20 Build Thread

User avatar
Gregs672000
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 6785
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:47 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by Gregs672000 »

Wow, how great that must have been!
Greg Burrows
'67 2000 #588
Tacoma, WA

User avatar
RCMike
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 2397
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:58 pm
Location: Pomona, CA

Re: 2016 Touge California

Post by RCMike »

Really cool!