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    Thread: I drove an Impreza 2.5rs from Florida to Alaska

    1. 10-30-2009 11:47 AM #71
      My friend used to have a 2.5 RS, was such a great car. Had all the bolt ons for NA performance, cams, tune, headers, exhaust, intake, clutch, flywheel, suspension, brakes etc. The car was so well balanced and sounded SO awesome.
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      10-30-2009 11:48 AM #72
      Quote, originally posted by maskedSONY »
      Alaska has yellow plates? Do they have a slogan on them?

      Last frontier iirc.

      We see them occasionally down here in OR. Surprisingly normal cars too.

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      Yes, there is a high chance that the tractor trailer was the one going 160MPH, not the Porsche GT2 RS.

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      10-30-2009 11:51 AM #73
      Epic, epic journey. Best of luck to you in the service, as well.
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    4. 10-30-2009 11:55 AM #74
      Quote, originally posted by Chris.K »

      Old Route 66 stray dogs

      thats a cool picture


    5. 10-30-2009 11:59 AM #75
      YOU DIDNT CALCULATE MILES PER GALLON!!!!!???? I would have been all over that. I love that kinda maths.

    6. 10-30-2009 12:18 PM #76
      Very very cool.

      Every fall I wish I could drive up to AK. Did it about 10 years ago via the Cassiar Hwy. Epic!


    7. 10-30-2009 12:22 PM #77
      drive of a lifetime! Lovin it

    8. 10-30-2009 12:25 PM #78
      AWSOME

      Been up and down the east cost a few times and over the missippie once but want to make a drive to Cali once and one to Alaska and one to northern terriortys


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      10-30-2009 12:44 PM #79
      you actually picked up hitchhikers?
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      10-30-2009 12:51 PM #80
      Quote, originally posted by maskedSONY »
      Alaska has yellow plates? Do they have a slogan on them?

      The last frontier

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    11. 10-30-2009 12:51 PM #81
      Quote, originally posted by Brimjolt »
      you actually picked up hitchhikers?

      Why wouldn't he? Especially if it was out west here where its still very common and relatively safe. I pick them up all the time! Not everyone is interested in interested in violating your burrito exit.

      Anyway, fantastic pictures, and amazing trip. Thanks for sharing it.


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      10-30-2009 12:56 PM #82
      so awesome
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      10-30-2009 01:04 PM #83
      Cool story bro, indeed.
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      10-30-2009 01:28 PM #84
      Quote, originally posted by Merc-MarkO »

      Last frontier iirc.

      We see them occasionally down here in OR. Surprisingly normal cars too.

      What he said. Though I tend to see RVs and SUVs with travel gear, Thule boxes on the roof, etc.

      New ones (lol):


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      10-30-2009 01:32 PM #85
      Pretty cool trip, thanks for sharing!

    16. 10-30-2009 01:35 PM #86
      Awesome pictures! Looks like it was a lot of fun.

      Some of those pictures look weird, like they're part of a toy set. Great use of lenses & perspective!


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      10-30-2009 01:49 PM #87
      Dope. I will do this someday.

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      10-30-2009 02:26 PM #88
      This thread is full of win! Pictures r money! Good luck up in Alaska!
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      10-30-2009 02:39 PM #89
      Quote, originally posted by Chris.K »

      Can't stop here, this is bat country



      hahaha.. awesome@ bat country. what part of utah was that 2nd pic in?

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      10-30-2009 02:42 PM #90
      Amazing pics! Thank you for sharing and most of all, thank you for your service.
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    21. 10-30-2009 02:46 PM #91
      awesome trip

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      10-30-2009 02:47 PM #92
      Quote, originally posted by Chris.K »


      Quite a shakedown for a car I had just bought a week before.

      Great story. But that was completely unexpected. I was thinking how awesome that trip would be, but I would never do it unless it was a car I had owned some time and knew everything about. and then I read that last sentence of your post. Ballsy!

      I love the film pics as well. They look amazing, especially the shots of abandoned places.


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      10-30-2009 02:49 PM #93
      Awesome trip and your photos are amazing. I really like the car to, I was actually looking for one before I bought my SVTF and couldn't find one I liked in my price range. No joke, 3 days after I bought my car, one went up for sale, 4 door 5spd in the color I wanted less than 5 miles from me.

      Thanks for sharing

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    24. 10-30-2009 03:02 PM #94
      In for later

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      10-30-2009 03:08 PM #95
      Epic trip
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      10-30-2009 03:28 PM #96
      Quote, originally posted by climbingcue »
      Epic trip
      x2 You have me wanting to plan the same trip for next summer!

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      10-30-2009 03:29 PM #97
      wow, I didn't expect such a positive response, thanks everyone.

      Quote, originally posted by trb02jtta »
      Awesome trip, something I plan on doing shortly
      What time of the year did you do this?
      And did you do the whole trip on summer tires?

      Sept-Oct, yeah all on summer times which i'm still running and were getting snow here.

      Quote, originally posted by Tropical VR6 »
      Really cool trip and photos...!!!!

      Three quick questions:

      1. How many tanks of gas did you go through over the entire trip...?

      2. How many miles were on the car when you bought it...? Must be a solid car since you put 8500 miles on it with no problems...?

      3. Got any more pics you can share of the trip...?

      I dunno, I filled up every chance I got in Canada so it stopped being full tanks.

      138k when I left,

      I've got more pictures but they're not really car related, I'll put them on the back the first post though.

      Quote, originally posted by bwa-msn »
      Big thumbs up from a fellow '00 BRP 2.5RS owner...well, former owner. I was the original owner and had the car for nearly 9 years. To this day it is still my favorite car I ever owned. Those GC8's will always be near and dear to my heart

      I'm jealous. I never get to drive much any more. Your trip covered more miles than I drive in a 2 or 3 year span.

      Great photos too. Love the B&W ones especially.

      Is this who I bought the car from?! Dude! He was the original owner for 9 years to.

      Quote, originally posted by PreMier »
      hahaha.. awesome@ bat country. what part of utah was that 2nd pic in?

      Just after the Colorado border.



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      10-30-2009 03:47 PM #98
      This is absolutely amazing. The pics are beautiful, thanks for posting them here! I hope you have a good time in Alaska, and thanks for serving the country

      And just wondering, if anyone remembers the episode of Top Gear where jeremy has the ZR-1 on the twisty backroads and it shows him doing a huge lurid slide around an uphill hairpin, this picture looks exactly like that hairpin:

      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

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      10-30-2009 04:14 PM #99
      Quote, originally posted by DubNMiatafan »

      And just wondering, if anyone remembers the episode of Top Gear where Jeremy has the ZR-1 on the twisty backroads and it shows him doing a huge lurid slide around an uphill hairpin, this picture looks exactly like that hairpin:

      You are absolutely right on that point! Definitely seems like the same hairpin!

      On second guess. They look similar but I guess they aren't the same... No guardrails in the gif and the hairpin seems to have a larger radius than the one in his pic. Still and awesom Shot and an awesome thread!





      Modified by blu98gtivr6 at 4:19 PM 10-30-2009


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      10-30-2009 04:18 PM #100
      Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that
      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

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      10-30-2009 04:21 PM #101
      great story, awesome pics!

    32. 10-30-2009 04:27 PM #102
      i will be in anchorage/ ft richardson in december, bringing a bmw and volvo. besides getting some studded snow tires what did you do to your car for the winter?

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      10-30-2009 04:31 PM #103
      Great photography, great documentary of your trip. Enjoy your time in AK, and keep enjoying the car.

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      10-30-2009 04:56 PM #104
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      You sure did it right.

      +1

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    35. 10-30-2009 05:14 PM #105
      I drove the ALCAN highway with my wife when we graduated from college. It was the trip of a lifetime, I can't wait to do it again.

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