Very nice neighborhood car show today at Madison High in San Diego. The show, with many cars from alums, also showed off the school’s new, state of the art auto shop, robotics and solar panels. Great job!
This rare 53 Studebaker was #153 off the line and has the ultra rare tri star hood ornament, only used until Mercedes Bens objected.
Wish I could have gone to Pt. Loma this afternoon because I might have been able to see the Dionysos Leader, the ship with my Mini Cooper Countryman S, pass by San Diego. At this hour, it’s off of Oceanside, about 125 miles by sea to Port Hueneme and offloading at the BMW facility. Even [...]
In the desert east of San Diego is a desert canyon that looks like something from another continent and time. It’s Split Mountain and Fish Creek, our trip for this weekend. Back in 2004, I really enjoyed this mostly sandy drive. It even reminded me of scenes from one of the Indiana Jones movies. Enjoy [...]
I’m out in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park this weekend to test a Chevy Equinox awd on a few sandy roads. Headed to Fonts Point, a beautiful overlook in the Borrego Badlands. Shouldn’t be much of a challenge for the equinox, which was a pretty good performer on the mountain roads between the desert [...]
My salesman emails me this morning that my new Mini Cooper Countryman S did get put together, so let’s say its birthday is Jan. 11. Next is a trip across Austria and Germany to the port of Bremerhaven, then across the Atlantic. After a trip through the Panama Canal, it goes up to Pt. Hueneme. [...]
Wandering around mountain roads on a beautiful Saturday lead to a big surprise on the west side of Mount Laguna, a beautiful back road that was suitable for a trio in a Volvo S40.
It’s going to be too hot this weekend for the mountains and way too hot for the desert, especially with the monsoons settling over Southern California. So head to the beach — specifically the Silver Strand between Coronado and Imperial Beach. Here’s one of my favorite drives and one that many locals haven’t even taken. [...]
As summer comes to an end, take the sports car (or even the minivan) out for one last cruise on these great old farm roads that straddle the border of San Diego and Riverside counties.