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

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      10-30-2009 05:22 PM #106
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      10-30-2009 05:40 PM #107
      great pictures!! I want to do this kind of trip, especially on Route De la Baie-James in rural Quebec.

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      10-30-2009 05:43 PM #108
      Great thread!

      Wonderful pics!

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      10-30-2009 07:07 PM #109
      Quote, originally posted by 92VR6C »
      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?

      You have to "winterize" it which means install a block heater, battery heater/charger and an oil pan heater. It's all very simple to put on., then you'll have a plug sticking out the front bumper, plug that in at night and it'll start in the morning. (this is the interior, not sure if Anchorage is as severe)


    5. 10-30-2009 08:05 PM #110
      I drove from Raleigh, NC to Anchorage. It was awesome. My biggest regret was that I didn't bring a lic plate for the "forest".

    6. 10-30-2009 08:14 PM #111
      Cool thread/pics/car.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4537823

      similar story

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      10-30-2009 08:27 PM #112
      Great Story, I wish I had enough vacation time to make one epic roadtrip.

      What are some other great northern routes through Canada? I would love to throw studs on my Jeep and take a January trip north from Montreal and see how far up I can get.

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      10-30-2009 08:36 PM #113
      Quote, originally posted by Mabe »

      What are some other great northern routes through Canada? I would love to throw studs on my Jeep and take a January trip north from Montreal and see how far up I can get.


      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...age=1
      you could do the ice roads. this road trip threaed was pretty epic.

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      10-30-2009 09:03 PM #114
      Quote, originally posted by Skot53 »
      I love this picture. Looks like an old print ad for the car.

      i tried:


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      10-30-2009 09:08 PM #115
      Awesome thread and pics. Sadly, not all are showing up, as you're running out of Photobucket bandwidth... Try and host them somewhere else.
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    11. 10-30-2009 09:29 PM #116
      ****, that ad is awesome, NICE!
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    12. 10-30-2009 09:49 PM #117
      It's been a long time since I've been on a long road trip.

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      10-30-2009 10:55 PM #118
      pics are broke
      (photobucket = )
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    14. 11-02-2009 12:08 PM #119
      Quote, originally posted by Chris.K »

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


      No, I sold my car last year and that owner in turn just sold it (it's been in Wisconsin) It still only has ~70k on the odometer. I'm sure my old girl would've loved a trip like that though.


    15. 11-02-2009 12:39 PM #120
      awww - after all the positive comments I wish I could actually see the pics!

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      11-02-2009 06:31 PM #121
      darn, pics are gone.

      OP, i can host your pics on my flickr account if you want. you can PM me.


    17. 11-02-2009 07:21 PM #122
      I hope he allows you to do so, I wanna see them

    18. 11-02-2009 10:51 PM #123
      I spotted this thread crosslinked elsewhere. Awesome journey.
      My own sube is a 1987 from alaska, now in maine, with a burnt southwestern shadow under the old roof rack. True stories are rather hair raising,...it is still a daily driver with not a single major repair. I joked at first of guinness book of world records, now, going on 25 years, it is not so funny.

      I like to find the last integrities and solid states showing its realities. Way to go. I could assume 2 liter, no bs with the cyl heads.

      to a moderator:
      is there a legit share button for this thread, or do I just give a link?

      has this car ever been redone in the engine someplace? the drivetrain has me interested.


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      11-02-2009 11:12 PM #124
      Quote, originally posted by bgd73 »

      is there a legit share button for this thread, or do I just give a link?

      you can just use the link. thecarlounge and it's forum contents can be viewed w/o being logged in.


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      11-04-2009 02:46 AM #125
      Photos are back up everyone, with all the ones I edited out put back in.


      Quote, originally posted by blarghsid »

      i tried:

      This is awesome


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      11-04-2009 03:14 AM #126
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      I've been visiting VWV/TCL for something like 9 or 10 years now. Every day I see more of the same lowerit/coolstorybro/omgblueFJpic/yourcarsucks nonsense and wonder why I bother. But every once in a while a post comes along that makes me think "AAAaahhhh that's why..." And this is one of those posts.

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      11-04-2009 03:27 AM #127
      I did something similar about a year and a half ago.

      Pensacola, Florida to Point Mugu, California...

      You probably passed right by Mugu... It's kind of at the end of the PCH by big rock (desolate looking Navy base).

      I used to go to the same look out as Wimblebot all of the time, too!

      Man, I wish I had spent my trip doing it like this rather than rushing to get to California...


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      11-04-2009 03:57 AM #128
      Congratulations on the trip and I can't think of a better (legal) way to end your civilian life! I made the trip from Dallas to L.A. in an '03 GTI packed with everything I own in it and I made it a point to go out of my way to see every interesting thing on the way. I probably shouldn't mention that I was alone and my dl was suspended, but that just makes it more fun! I hope to go on more trips like these and I'll try to document my journeys as well as you have, but for some reason I never seem to have a camera when I really need one. Oh well! I award you one internet, two thumbs up, and if we ever cross paths, you got a beer comin'!
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      11-04-2009 11:52 AM #129
      bravo to you for shooting film btw. results look incredible.
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      motoring con brio

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      11-04-2009 12:20 PM #130
      Oh man, I can't see the pics at work (probably photobucket). Subscribed for when I get home. I love roadtrip threads.
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      11-04-2009 12:21 PM #131
      put it in an envelope and send it to the ad people at subaru, they love this kind of stuff
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      11-04-2009 12:22 PM #132
      in for later when i get home. sounds like an amazing trip.
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      11-04-2009 01:25 PM #133
      Glad you got the pics fixed. Awesome shots, and an amazing trip.

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      11-04-2009 01:31 PM #134
      Quote, originally posted by x_Diesel_x »
      This is most fitting..




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      11-04-2009 01:38 PM #135
      I <3 this thread.

      great trip, even better photos

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      11-04-2009 01:48 PM #136
      I love these cross country journeys

      Looks like fun!

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    32. 11-04-2009 01:48 PM #137
      Hey OP, is the tunnel shot from Biloxi? I have taken some cool pics in that tunnel too. Never been through it without any traffic like in that shot, what time was that taken?

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      11-04-2009 02:17 PM #138
      Kudos to the OP, fantastic pictures sir! I wish I had the time and money to make a trip like that.

    34. 11-04-2009 03:57 PM #139
      Quote, originally posted by Chris.K »

      You went through Austin?

      http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...17.88

      bad ass road trip


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      11-04-2009 04:45 PM #140
      Quote, originally posted by number1275 »
      Hey OP, is the tunnel shot from Biloxi? I have taken some cool pics in that tunnel too. Never been through it without any traffic like in that shot, what time was that taken?

      Yeah, it was around 7pm maybe? on what must have been like Saturday?


      Quote, originally posted by mitaiwan82 »

      You went through Austin?
      bad ass road trip

      Yes! Austin is fantastic, one of the places I really would like to move to.


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