Tag Archives: City Drive
Egyptian Garage

Mid-City Ramble: Euclid and Adams Avenues Drive Through City’s Spine

Drive through the heart of San Diego on some of its most famous avenues, from Imperial to Euclid to Adams.

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Ultimate Watering Holes: County’s Lakes Are Great Destinations

Today we’re in search of lakes — north, south and east on this San Diego day trip. I assume you can find the big lake to the west. For a region known for its beaches, San Diego county has too many lakes to count. The City of San Diego alone operates 10 lakes, reservoirs for […]

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Corvette Coast: Celebrating a Decade of Weekend Driver With America’s Sports Car

So what’s your dream drive? Cruising the coast in a hot Corvette? Well, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this column, GM was nice enough to satisfy my itch to drive a Corvette — in this case the hot new Grand Sport convertible — and so of course I had to take it down the […]

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Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition on Ash Street in downtown San Diego

A Bullitt in the Hills

Ford’s Commemorative Pony Car on Hills Steve McQueen Would Have Loved Originally published in October 2008 Go back a century and a new community, Mission Hills, sprouts north of downtown San Diego. Automobiles are The Next Big Thing and early adopters — just the kind of upscale clientele building homes in Mission Hills — were […]

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Summer on the Strand

South Bay Cruise Promises a Chance of Less Traffic, Delivers Great Views From July 2007 San Diego in the summertime. Time for a beach cruise. But where to go? That’s the challenge. Traffic from the fair and beaches can make Old Highway 101 north of Torrey Pines pretty grim. South of Torrey Pines, La Jolla, […]

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New Roads To Explore as area develops west of Rancho Bernardo

Wandering around in new home developments is what got me started in day cruising. When I was a kid, we’d pile in the ’56 Chevy (or later, the ’64 Pontiac Catalina) and go for a drive on Sundays. My dad would follow the flags to the new developments, then we’d drive slowly down the street, checking out the homes.

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Mustang Around The Bay: Drive the Beach on Cloudy Days

Keep this secret to yourself: on foggy, overcast days, people don’t go to the beach. That means it’s a perfect day for a drive around the beach. Just a few weeks back, Easter weekend was gray and it was perfect top-down driving weather. A light jacket, light traffic and the heater on in the Mustang […]

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Wandering Through South Bay: Chargers’ Stadium Search Leads to Fun Driving Day

The late ’60s and early ’70s were a great time to be a kid in San Diego if you — and your parents — liked taking Sunday drives to see all the new stuff being built. Whether it was a new freeway, home development or stadium, we’d pile into the Pontiac to go take a […]

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Mt. Helix View

Snails and Shakes

Nearby East County Hills Offer A Great Cruise Route Admit it… that sports car, collector car, sports bike, or Harley hasn’t been on the road for awhile. The excuses for why its tires are beginning to develop flat spots and the paint has a coating of dust are the same as always… too busy, too […]

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Cardiff-By-The-Sea beach.

Cruising The Coast and Ranch

Summer delight and twisting roads await around San Elijo Lagoon Is anything more Southern California than cruising the beach in a convertible? How about summertime beach traffic. That’s one of the problems when drivers decide to gas up the motorcycle, classic car or that brand-new Mustang ragtop and head west in the hot months, when […]

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