Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby pebbles » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:15 pm

fish wrote:Taking the long way to Solvang...yesterday drove Las Vegas to Rhyolite to Death Valley to Bishop to Bridgeport to Gardnerville, over the Carson Pass (thru a mini-blizzard) to Jackson, then to Lodi, Napa, and Occidental, CA. About 725 miles.

Tomorrow will be meandering southward through San Francisco and down the coast to eventually end up in Solvang on Friday.

New motor is doing OK, but it really hates altitudes over 6000' or so and is not running super smooth at certain points in the RPM range. I suspect the carbs need a little more love, then it'll be good and broken in and ready to go back into the red car whenever I get done with the bodywork. :)

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No idea how random this picture is, as the hike to/from the car appears to be monumental :wink: .
Now, this splendid photograph, has my OCD wavering between the higher meaning of spring, the Road Blazing Datsun or the lone desert bloom :smt100
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby msampsel » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:08 pm

pebbles wrote:
fish wrote:Taking the long way to Solvang...yesterday drove Las Vegas to Rhyolite to Death Valley to Bishop to Bridgeport to Gardnerville, over the Carson Pass (thru a mini-blizzard) to Jackson, then to Lodi, Napa, and Occidental, CA. About 725 miles.

Tomorrow will be meandering southward through San Francisco and down the coast to eventually end up in Solvang on Friday.

New motor is doing OK, but it really hates altitudes over 6000' or so and is not running super smooth at certain points in the RPM range. I suspect the carbs need a little more love, then it'll be good and broken in and ready to go back into the red car whenever I get done with the bodywork. :)

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No idea how random this picture is, as the hike to/from the car appears to be monumental :wink: .
Now, this splendid photograph, has my OCD wavering between the higher meaning of spring, the Road Blazing Datsun or the lone desert bloom :smt100


What he said, but to add, the lines in the background: mountains and clouds are an amazing augmentation i'd say! Well I did say it :smt023
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby Mainer311 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:12 am

pebbles wrote:Now, this splendid photograph, has my OCD wavering between the higher meaning of spring, the Road Blazing Datsun or the lone desert bloom :smt100


Don't forget the big phalic cloud.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby fish » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:18 pm

Mainer311 wrote:
pebbles wrote:Now, this splendid photograph, has my OCD wavering between the higher meaning of spring, the Road Blazing Datsun or the lone desert bloom :smt100


Don't forget the big phalic cloud.


It wouldn't really be a roadster post without a not-so-hidden phallus in there someplace. I know this discussion board has standards, after all. :)

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby fish » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:26 pm

pebbles wrote:No idea how random this picture is, as the hike to/from the car appears to be monumental :wink: .
Now, this splendid photograph, has my OCD wavering between the higher meaning of spring, the Road Blazing Datsun or the lone desert bloom :smt100

I had actually pulled over to take a photo of some of the prickly pear flowers, then turned around to go back to the car and this scene presented itself. I couldn't resist. :)

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby pebbles » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:35 pm

fish wrote:
pebbles wrote:No idea how random this picture is, as the hike to/from the car appears to be monumental :wink: .
Now, this splendid photograph, has my OCD wavering between the higher meaning of spring, the Road Blazing Datsun or the lone desert bloom :smt100

I had actually pulled over to take a photo of some of the prickly pear flowers, then turned around to go back to the car and this scene presented itself. I couldn't resist. :)

Stunning, as usual :smt006
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby AidanDawn2000 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:56 pm

Awesome fun run from Solvang to Ojai and back today.

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby datsun65 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:47 am

Brink Sunday Morning in Houston. Prepping the 67.5 2000 for next weekend's Nismo Fiesta ( http://NismoFiesta.com ) gathering in San Antonio. Car is all dialed in .

I drove to Houston's City Centre. Stopped by eCurie super Car Showroom:

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Then morning coffee:

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On the drive home, I was spotted by a member of the Z Club of Houston, and became an internet meme.

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby msampsel » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:07 pm

Had the "did not go to Solvang blues" today so took the car out on a drive up past 8,000 feet. Not one bit of stuttering and hesitation!
Temp stayed at 195, too! Was getting up to 210 prior to fixing a little leak.

I found I can easily out do the brakes in this car. But felt safer than the 4 guys I saw skate boarding down this road.
They have no brakes! I know the purists do not like the hole in my wheel well, but better watch out
trying to out corner this, it would not be real easy :smt001
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby cktrap » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:47 pm

Mike,
Car is looking good.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby mellis18 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:55 pm

Drove to the Solvang Roadster Classic 2017. Great show!!! Great weather!!! Even greater cars and people!!!
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby krispoulin » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:32 pm

I DROVE my roadster to Solvang. (That's a sentence I've wanted to type on this forum ever since I learned what a Solvang is.)

We wanted to minimize the amount of freeway driving on the way up, so we got off I-5 in San Clemente then hopped onto Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point, taking that to Malibu for a lunch break. Back on PCH to Oxnard and then Hwy. 101 up to Buellton to the camp grounds.

Here's a shot of the roadster parked next to the tent my wife and I called home for the weekend:
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We had a great time the entire time we were there, from the meet 'n' greet at Mendenhall, the show itself, and especially at the banquet & raffle. And it was great to meet some of the fine folks from this forum, of course!

Got up early Sunday morning, packed up the tent, and headed south, stopping somewhere near Santa Barbara for this view:
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Back on Hwy. 101 all the way down to Thousand Oaks, where we added some twists to the trip by taking CA-23 through the mountains to get to PCH. If you're not familiar with that stretch of CA-23, it's constant twists and turns, including a 180° cliff-side hairpin that looked like this as we approached it:
On CA23.JPG

(This photo also reveals that it's time to clean some dead bugs off the windshield.)

We made it back home in the early afternoon, after 504 miles round-trip and are already talking about Solvang 2018.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby pebbles » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:14 am

krispoulin wrote:I DROVE my roadster to Solvang. (That's a sentence I've wanted to type on this forum ever since I learned what a Solvang is.)

We wanted to minimize the amount of freeway driving on the way up, so we got off I-5 in San Clemente then hopped onto Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point, taking that to Malibu for a lunch break. Back on PCH to Oxnard and then Hwy. 101 up to Buellton to the camp grounds.

Here's a shot of the roadster parked next to the tent my wife and I called home for the weekend:
at Campground in Buellton, CA.JPG

We had a great time the entire time we were there, from the meet 'n' greet at Mendenhall, the show itself, and especially at the banquet & raffle. And it was great to meet some of the fine folks from this forum, of course!

Got up early Sunday morning, packed up the tent, and headed south, stopping somewhere near Santa Barbara for this view:
Near Santa Barbara, CA.JPG

Back on Hwy. 101 all the way down to Thousand Oaks, where we added some twists to the trip by taking CA-23 through the mountains to get to PCH. If you're not familiar with that stretch of CA-23, it's constant twists and turns, including a 180° cliff-side hairpin that looked like this as we approached it:
On CA23.JPG
(This photo also reveals that it's time to clean some dead bugs off the windshield.)

We made it back home in the early afternoon, after 504 miles round-trip and are already talking about Solvang 2018.

Congrats on a successful adventure!!
David




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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby Linda » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:36 am

Good job, Kris! Sorry I missed you, and several others too.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Postby fish » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:27 am

I was accidentally transported to a strange desert planet where I achieved success in battle against a large lizard-like creature by using nearby rocks and minerals to fashion a crude gunpowder-based weapon. Then I went home and changed the oil in the car.

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