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Mazda 6 Weekend Driver column

It’s the latest Weekend Driver: Mazda 6 on twisty Valley Center roads

The latest Weekend Driver column: A sharp Mazda 6 mid-sized sedan on ...
Rockhouse Recharge, Union-Tribune

Rockhouse Canyon Trail is the latest Weekend Driver

A trip up Rockhouse Canyon Trail in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ...
Beetle page

Latest column in today’s paper: Beetle Beach Run

Explore the spots to get cool and be cool on San Diego ...
Brass-era car parade over Cabrillo Bridge

Great time at Exposition Road Race centennial; take it yourself

It was a great showing for the centennial of the 300-mile road ...
Otay Lakes Rd. in 1999

A look back at the first Weekend Driver column

Here’s a bit of a time capsule: A look back at the ...
Volvo in a Temecula vineyard.

Now online: Wine and Water, the latest Weekend Driver

Cruise up the Temecula Valley past classic vineyards and wineries to Diamond ...
What's left of Ogilvie, Calif.

Great Roads and Ghosts in the Desert

Imperial County’s Ogilby Road Heads North Through History Just before hitting the state line with Arizona is one of the more spectacular features in California, the Algodones Dunes. Traversing the eastern edge of the dunes is one of the more lonely highways around, Ogilby Road, a great cruise whether you’re on a Harley, in a classic […]

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Horse trails are down the road but not appropriate for the little Fiat.

Fiat 500 Abarth Takes Us Back to the Future in South Bay

Day trip around San Diego’s South Bay communities, seeing the area’s history, natural open spaces, organic ranches and horse farms, all in a swell Fiat 500 Abarth.

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Charger visits Frosty Burger in Vista, Calif.

Beautiful San Diego Day, Modern American Muscle, Classic Burger Joint, Great Trip

A beautiful San Diego day and it’s getting time for lunch. In the driveway is a modern interpretation of the classic, big American sedan, a Dodge Charger R/T; its Hemi waiting to rumble. Let’s head to one of the few surviving original drive-in burger joints in the county, Pepper Tree Frosty in Vista.

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Along Cuyama Highway.

Lunch at a hardware store along the Cuyama Highway

I was back on the Central Coast in February giving some exercise to a new car that I actually purchased, my Mini Cooper S Countryman, which regular readers of this website will remember that I ordered in December and received in February.

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