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

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

Post by Gregs672000 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:38 am

Well, introduce the new owner! Glad you found a new spot for the car.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by theunz » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:12 pm

Took my Roadster out for its first "public showing" this morning. Tulsa's caffeine and gasoline. Was to meet up with my son and a buddy at 8:00am to get a parking spot for gathering which started at 9:00am. Woke up to the sound of thunder at about 6:00am which is not good news when you don't have a top for your car :cry: (well actually I do have a brand new top I just received from Stan on my dining room table :D, but not much help there). Anyway it was sprinkling at 7:00 when I got up but radar showed it to be moving out. Figured I had an hour to make up my mind before I needed to leave. Because, mostly, I'm stupid and really wanted to go I loaded a tarp and a bowl of water in the trunk along with a wash rag and a towel. I thought at best the spray from the 25 mile drive would make yesterday's wash and wax job a wasted endeavor. Drove like a snake for 2 1/2 miles to avoid the puddles in the road leading to the highway hoping the traffic would leave at least one lane semi dry (it did :D), however just before I got to the highway it started to sprinkle again. Undeterred I pressed on running in and out of patches of sprinkles and arrived at the meet point dry and surprisingly clean :D :D. Unfortunately about 75% of the wooses, despite having tops for their cars, stayed home. Still had, however about 100 cars at any one time with cars constantly coming and going, far short of the 400 or so that showed up a couple of months ago. The sprinkles came and went about every 1/2 hour while I was there, but the car never really got wet. The Roadster gathered as much attention and way more than most including the Mclaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and various Porsches. I guy with a BMW I8 came over and told me it was his favorite car there, and once when I looked over at my car their was a young lady leaning on the front fender having her picture taken! Makes you feel pretty good about all the time and hard work you invested. All in all I had a great time at the show... Almost as much fun as the drive to and from it: :smt003 like the dummy I am, I spent too much time flapping my jaw and didn't take any pictures. Fortunately my son took a few and emailed them to me. By the way, the Cadillac beside me is his, a CTS-V. That car is insane to drive, 640 Hp and will literally slam your body against the seat and keep you there to over a 100mph, it seems like it will pull forever!
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by MattC » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:34 pm

Mike, is that a third brake light in your rollbar? Pretty neat!
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by theunz » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:46 pm

Yes Matt, it is. It is seven separate led marker lights for a semi trailer. As low as our cars sit amongst today's jacked up station wagons ( yes, I know most call them SUV's, but if it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck than, well...it's a duck!) a third brake light is really helpful, and the higher the better.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by bakerjf » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:31 pm

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

Post by S Allen » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:00 am

Your car looks awesome. Rain in a roadster is not a big deal until you stop. At speed you hardly get any in the cockpit. Been there done that a few times.

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

Post by cktrap » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:30 am

Car is looking Good! Still want to get together in the near future. My friends up in Northwest Arkansas are pushing us to come visit. Might be the wrong time to bring the roadster we'll see. I'll keep you posted.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by theunz » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:58 am

Thanks guys. Steve, I remember once years ago getting caught in a heavy rain without the top. I had about a 20 mile drive home from work in the dark on a 70mph highway. It rained so hard that there was almost as much water on the inside of the windshield as the outside, wipers were virtually useless and visibility was almost nill!
Keith, it would be great to see you. Your right, summer in our part of the country is not conducive for pleasurable roadster driving. Still kicking around the idea of putting together a small gathering in late September or October.
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by krispoulin » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:53 pm

I finally made it down to Coffee & Datsuns here in the San Diego area. Of the approximately 15-20 Datsuns there, there were 4 roadsters, all in varying states of completion & style. Good stuff.

Here are all four:
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There were some great examples of Z cars and 510s, too, but this was my favorite car in the lot:
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It's hard to beat those early Sunday morning drives...
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by RCMike » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:21 pm

Drove the Rock Vest car for about 10 miles.. Had to get it warm, before we could get the carbs close so we can run at Portland with the runoffs engine..



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Took a couple shots at it.. Got it to run in the mid 13s over the whole range. There is definitely more power available, but I am more interested in safe conditions for the engine..

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

Post by Douglas » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:27 pm

Drove up Reliez Valley Road up to Briones regional Park north of Lafayette California ...
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by redroadster68 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:48 pm

Thousands of people showed up for a Father’s Day car show. Huge crowds. 600 + cars
Hmmm I had the only Datsun there.
Parked beside an amazing 1969 Hurst olds .
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by ted heaton » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:05 am

Roadster Drive to Washington Pass with Pebbles. 6-17-19. 344 miles
Nice All Day, after Fathers Day, drive. Not too much traffic. Weather was warm and sunny.
East from Arlington to The North Cascades Hwy 20 and Washington Pass (5477') at the crest of the Cascades.
Great views from just over the Pass to the East.
Surprised to see so little snow. "Cowboy" Pebbles got a bit overheated! Must have been the Black Stetson.🙄
He was happy as the local Tribal gas station sells non ethanol regular gas.
Found him welding up a battery hold down rod when I arrived.

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

Post by Gregs672000 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:56 am

Yet another great NW drive Ted. We plan on copying thoses soon... the new engine barked to life 2 days ago, and she's eager!
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

Post by pebbles » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:33 am

Gregs672000 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:56 am
Yet another great NW drive Ted. We plan on copying thoses soon... the new engine barked to life 2 days ago, and she's eager!
Crystal mountain run!!!
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Gas cap inspector was impressed!
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