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

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Perfect evening for a quick rip. Suddenly found myself surrounded by a few Lambos, couple of GTR’s , bmw’s, vettes. Sweet rides.
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The wife and I celebrated our 48th anniversary yesterday! Went to Mama Mac's a mile away for breakfast...we split everything nowadays. I'll be 73 the end of August, she'll be 68 early November. We have said to each other that when we can no longer get in and out of the Roadster, then it is over. So far, so good. Then to Ennis, MT 45 miles away for an adventure...we go there pretty much every spring. Well.....nobody was open for lunch! There were plenty of grumpy folks on the boadwalk puzzled at this. So back home to McCalister, MT...........nope, they're closed too. Continue back home to Bozeman (which we call BozeAngles now as it is growing exponentially) found lunch, then a nap for each of us, then on to Livingston, MT to the Rib and Chop House for dinner. The Filet's were to die for! Then back home to 4 Corners, MT where we live....8 miles from BozeAngles and 8 miles from Belgrade. The world is closing in on our sleepy acre out in the country and we are getting ready to run away again, maybe for the last time far away from people somewhere in Montana. The roadster ran great, 180 degrees all day. Still running the points distributor and all is well. Running shimmed chains and with 68,000 on the original U20, still 58 lbs. oil pressure when hot. About 250 miles overall and close to 24 mpg, much of it at 80 mph, thanks to Gregg's air flow meter and subsequent leaning out of the mixture on the SU's.

Another red letter day to remember here in Montana....sorry for no pics....I too have trouble making them small enough to post!

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Congrats Scott and wife and Roadster... sounds like a great day, and I'm glad to hear things are working well. At 57 and 52 respectively we do find entry and exit becoming a bit slower, and as soon as I'm home from a long drive I often need a short "lay on the couch" time to recover. Driving a Roadster at speed and watching for other idiots, especially if the roads are questionable takes a lot of energy and it's as though it all catches up to me when the car pulls into the garage. Still, my absolute favorite place to be is behind the wheel, driving open mountain roads on a sunny day with no traffic and my wife/co-pilot in the passenger seat. This past weekend we drove to a huge swap meet in the cascade mountains (twice, Saturday and Sunday) then ended up circumnavigating Mt Rainier to return home on Sunday... an all day affair often at warp speed (there's a section of mountain pass that's just freakin amazing, and we hit it just right... nobody in my way and the speedo dancing over 100mph) that we can do again and again cause it's so fun and beautiful. People who don't own a convertible do not know what they're missing!
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Great roadster driving weekend. On Saturday I attended the Breakfast Club Rally. I had a blast and met many great people. Full report soon!
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Wow... 1957? Ferrari 250 Gt California spider . Now that’s a car$$$$ 10-20 million . I’m sure it sounded amazing. Any Ferrari 12 banger with 6 side draft Webers . Symphony on wheels .
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You got that right about the V12 sound. This B a T auction has a video clip of a GTC driving. I kept waiting for the annoying background music to die down so that the car was more audible. Worth the wait.

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Down draft as I recall. But for sure music to the ears.
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In the early 70's I was a Kern County fireman at the Old River Fire Station in Old River, west of Bakersfield. I must have been 23-24 years old back then and when putting up the flag in the predawn hours I could hear the siren song of a Ferrari Daytona coming my way, on his way to breakfast in Old River. The lay of the land is flat and maybe a 1/4 mile from the fire station was a railroad crossing "hump". I could hear the Ferrari downshift twice before hitting that hump and then upshifting hard until breaking hard in front of me before pulling into the Old River Cafe for breakfast. I am almost 73 now and "nobody" will ever be able to take that experience away from me. In my opinion, when we lose the wale of a v12 at redline, then it is over.
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redroadster68 wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:29 pm Wow... 1957? Ferrari 250 Gt California spider . Now that’s a car$$$$ 10-20 million . I’m sure it sounded amazing. Any Ferrari 12 banger with 6 side draft Webers . Symphony on wheels .
It sounded incredible!
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On Sunday I attended Morning Motors hosted by Driving While Awesome in Santa Cruz. Lots of cool cars even saw a Singer Porsche 911!. Was able to get my family there and went to the beach right after the gathering. Full report soon!
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Took my car to a small local car show Saturday. There were about 100 cars there and was in conjunction with a local festival. There are more spectators at this show than any other I have ever been to and lots of them like to ask about the cars. In fact the only award at this show is a kids choice. I did have a gentleman who is obviously a British car fan tell me that my Datsun was a rip off and a copy of the MGB. I explained to him that could not be since my Datsun out of the factory had an engine, transmission and electrics that worked all the time and still do 50+ years later unlike his British car. When I asked where his car was he said it wasn't running at the moment. Most people loved seeing the car and many had never seen one before. It was a great day. I am in charge of a big show in the same park next month, July 17, and historically have 850 to 1000 cars in the park I am going to try and get all 5 of the 311s, I know of in this part of the state, there.
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dads311 wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:16 pm I did have a gentleman who is obviously a British car fan tell me that my Datsun was a rip off and a copy of the MGB.
Next time hit him with the fact that the Roadster was introduced BEFORE the MGB and listen to him choke audibly...
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Mt Spokane, state park near Spokane Washington Hour or so from home to the top. Nice windy drive.
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OU812 wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:24 pm Mt Spokane, state park near Spokane Washington Hour or so from home to the top. Nice windy drive.
Nothing like a Roadster in the mountains!
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Happy Father's Day!

This morning I joined some new friends for a drive through the Santa Cruz mountains. Up HWY 9 to the lookout:
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Down HYW 9 in to Boulder Creek for breakfast (why not?!)
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Everyone had a blast as we headed up Break Creek Rd:
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Arrived back home in time for my daughter's birthday. Got the kids to help with the Annual Hardtop Removal Ceremony:
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