Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Summer 2011 Preview

Highway 50.  Source.

It was 90 degrees today (32 C), so summer is almost here.  Here are the auto related things/places I'm going to do/see.

If I'm really lucky and end up visiting the South, I want to do the following:
  • Panoz factory tour.
  • BMW factory and museum tour in Spartanburg.
  • Microcar Museum.
If any of you have ideas or tips about other car related events (preferably in California), let me know!  Of course, I will share my pictures and thoughts here.


Peter Secor said...

Hwy 50 is beautiful, make sure to get your book stamped at each town and you can send it in to receive a "I survived the loneliest road in America" certificate. Also, along the way on the north side is a big tree full of shoes for some reason, I haven't been able to figure out why.

Alan said...

Lemme know when you're headed to C&C, I make the trip up with some gearhead friends frequently.

Maxichamp said...

@Alan: Do you know where I can find a schedule?

Alan said...

It happens pretty much all summer. Show up around 6:30AM and stick around till about 8:30 to watch the cars leave - the cop keeping guard is pretty cool about letting the exotics do a bit of wheelspin and hard acceleration up to a point.

Hope to see you there, let me know when you're gonna go.

Alan said...

Oh, on Saturdays.

F1Outsider said...

I love the highways of the west. I drove through Monument Valley in Utah last year. I had waited years to be able to do so. Unfortunately it was in a Toyota Corolla and not a bad ass classic caddy as I had always envisioned.

If you get a decent rental in Spartanburg you may want to make the 3 hour (according to google maps) trip over to Tail of Dragon in Tennessee.

Maxichamp said...

@F1O: If I can get a good deal on a V8 rental (like a Mustang or Camaro or dare I dream a Caddy), I may use that on Highway 50.

Any thoughts on this weekend in Turkey? Pirelli is saying 4 stops may be needed. Plus, it may rain.