Very very cool.
Every fall I wish I could drive up to AK. Did it about 10 years ago via the Cassiar Hwy. Epic! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
Quote, originally posted by maskedSONY » Alaska has yellow plates? Do they have a slogan on them?
The last frontier
"It would take a cross-wired star trek replicator, if not an act of God, to make a left-hand-drive Skyline GT-R for the U.S." - Don Schroeder
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.
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):
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! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
I love the film pics as well. They look amazing, especially the shots of abandoned places.
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
wow, I didn't expect such a positive response, thanks everyone.
Quote, originally posted by trb02jtta » Awesome trip, something I plan on doing shortly [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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.
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 ♪
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! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
Modified by blu98gtivr6 at 4:19 PM 10-30-2009