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

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

Post by Alvin » Sun May 05, 2019 9:13 pm

Lots of driving this weekend, 420 miles. On Saturday I drove to Richmond, Ca to attend the Golden Week show:
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On Sunday I drove to San Francisco. Stopped by the newly completed Crystal Springs dam bridge:
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by ted heaton » Mon May 13, 2019 11:02 pm

Roadster Drive today. 5-13-19
Last day before the weather changes, so had to drive. 327 miles.
First Spring drive to Vantage on the Columbia River and further East.
Not too hot in E WA. yet. High 70's today.
First time over Snoqualmie Pass this year and the construction is over!.
NO rolling slowdowns! 3 lanes both sides. Nice.
Vantage Bridge has a new coat of paint.
My frequently photoed barn is now half collapsed.

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

Post by redroadster68 » Sun May 26, 2019 9:31 pm

St.albert , alberta , Canada.
St.Albert Cruisers Autorama Show and Shine. Approx. 200 cars on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Mostly American muscle, I waved the Datsun flag proud. People absolutely loved bed the lil roadster . Lots of questions as usual.
“ what the heck is that”?
“ I haven’t seen one of those in years”
“Hey I had one in high school”
“ I like that more than an MGB”
Long live the roadster.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by redroadster68 » Sun May 26, 2019 9:38 pm

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

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

Post by pebbles » Mon May 27, 2019 12:34 am

Marine Dr/Warm Beach. 50 miles.
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Post by ted heaton » Fri May 31, 2019 8:30 pm

The Turbo Teds drove the Cascade Loop Hwy (3 Passes)today. 5-31-19. 240 miles.
Up Hwy 2 and over Stevens Pass. Down to Leavenworth.
Over Blewett Pass. Down to Cle Elum. Over Snoqualmie Pass.
Stopped to see if 2 Austin Healeys needed any help with broken British parts😁😁😇😇.
They were with a club tour going to Lake Chelan.
Detoured to Roslyn for well regarded smoked meats at Garek's Market.
Got the roadsters dirty in 2 short Mt rain storms.

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

Post by Alvin » Fri May 31, 2019 11:57 pm

Quick spin to the foothills Memorial Day weekend.
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Lots of errands too :D
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by dynaguy » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:05 pm

Took my "Ladys" for a road trip. About 200 miles up Hwy12 Clearwater Canyon through Orofino, ID to Dent Bridge that crosses Dworshak Reservoir. Beautiful Day. Lotsa twistys.

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Post by ted heaton » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:35 am

Drove to our PNW Datsun Club (NWDE) meeting, repair a roadster and Snoqualmie Valley back roads. 6-1-19

We did GOOD today.
Had a great meeting with 15 members/visitors and 7 roadsters and a Z in attendance.
Highlight of the meeting was the unexpected appearance
of our good roadster compatriots, Mitch and Carl, from BC Canada!.
Both their roadsters with correct Nissan roll bars.
Ken Harms drove his (wifes!) newly acquired beautiful 71 240Z.

After the meeting we did a roadster "service call" to help Lachlan get his roadster running
after he messed up his distributor. Real service!. 5 roadsters drove to his place and 8! "mechanics"? helped out.
Luckily we had a real mechanic, Carl from BC, and we resolved the problem in short order. Lachlan was issued demerits
for causing the problem but it was a good learning experience for him.

Mitch and Carl drove to Teds place for a visit after the meeting and I guided them on my favorite back roads
on their way North.

For you folks that know Carl, Check out the picture of him and I.
Yes, that is really Carl!!. Lost 80 lbs in the last 4 months.
All of us had to be assured that it was really Carl when we first saw him.
AMAZING change and improvement.

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Post by pebbles » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:23 am

How do kids these days afford these fancy cars?!?!

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130 miles today. Home waaay after dark.....
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Post by cktrap » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:15 am

I went to the first annual Colleyville car show on Saturday. Found a shady spot.
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It goes without saying I was the only roadster there. It was a great mix of cars from vintage iron to Ferraris. Not to be confused with Alvin I'm not a great photographer of all things automotive, lol. Only now do I realize I should’ve take out my phone and documented some of the more unique vehicles. I know if there’s no pictures it didn't happen.
I took a couple of these with me to enjoy with a few of my friends that showed up.
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At the end of the day a gentleman came up to me and told me he has a 69 2000 in his garage with a spare driveline he would like for me to take a look at and he's no more than a half of mile from my house. All in all it was a great day
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Post by ted heaton » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:59 pm

Roadster Drive today. 6-3-19
Beautiful day in the Cascades. Drove to Chinook Pass. 223 miles.
East on HWY 410 with side trips on 2 very nice, highly recommended, roads.
FS RD #70 About 2 miles East of Greenwater. 10 miles of paved forest road.
Crystal Mountain Resort road. Just at the Mt Rainier Park entrance. 6 miles. Recently repaved. Very fast, if you want. Did it Twice!
Chinook Pass was amazingly uncrowded. Monday, before school Summer vacation. Hardly any traffic.
Reminder that this very roadster is for sale. You too could be driving a roadster this Summer. The more I drive the 66 KA roadster the more I like it but I will be OK with selling it. I will just have to drive one of my other roadsters! :wink:
$22K. Scenery not included.😀

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Post by Gregs672000 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:43 am

One of our favorite runs Ted, love the road to Crystal Mountain. I look forward to getting my block back this week so I can build my engine!
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Post by FergO2k » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:39 am

Fool's Errand TT (informal backroads drive) this weekend, Glendale to Paso Robles for an overnite, ~350 miles per day of all backroads twisties.
Epic roads. Small group (~12 cars, a few from Central Cal Volvo club joining up for local drives and gearhead talk at the motel stop)
Day 1 was very bumpy, lots of solar farms installed had convoys of trucks chewing up the roads (and mucho rain hasn't helped their condition).
Day 2 was great, much smoother. Wide expanse of weather, including a squall or two and some water crossings to liven things up a bit.
Definite benefit to doing a "weekend" run on Sunday + Monday, as tourist traffic much reduced.

Turns out trying to take dynamic on-road pictures with an Ipad does not work well, and our pace was a bit too "spirited" for picture stops.
PIcs are of the congregation at the coffee house start.
This is a "run what you brung" event, with pre-75 the theme, but if your ride breaks down last minute, drive your DD and suffer the slings and arrows from the peanut gallery. (mixed metaphor?)
Example: VW squareback fried his alternator 5 miles from the start, so he flatbedded it back home (60 miles east!) picked up the keys to wife's Jeep, hopped in and caught back up to us and did the rest of the twisties with us in the "high Cg demonstration device". Special award for persistence.
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