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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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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Lockwood Valley Road

Crazy Curvy Roads in California’s Central Coast

It’s part one of wandering around the Santa Ynez Mountains in California’s Central Coast, from Ventura and Gorman to Paseo Robles.

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i Loves Balboa Park: Modern Electric Car Covers a Century of Motoring

High-tech electric car takes an off-the-beaten path drive around Balboa Park on a century-old road, across the golf course, through a historic neighborhood and by one of the best sub shops in town.

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Lonely Japitul Road in San Diego County

Honey of a Drive: Beautiful Vistas, Challenging Driving in East County

In a region that has some of the most challenging and beautiful highways anywhere, the roads in and around Jamul have to rank near the top of the list.

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