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    Thread: Mulholland Highway/The Snake/Rock Store - Nice cars, plus a few idiots...

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      01-04-2012 05:55 PM #71
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      Latigo doesn't go to Piuma, nor does it have a fire station at the top. I believe you are thinking of Los Flores which has the station and helipad at the top

      I think Tuna Canyon is overrated. The road doesn't have a nice rhythm, a lot of the corners are too tight and slow often with loose gravel, it's bumpy in places and despite being one way, people will go up the wrong way. On top of that, it arguably has the most dangerous drop offs of all the canyon roads, you won't be found if you go off, and there is no cell service on the road.
      Oh yah. Los Flores. I know where to turn off of PCH so I'm good either way
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      01-04-2012 06:29 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      They definitely rent slushbox Miatas but I remember TCLer choochoo showing me a link to a SoCal place that rents manual Miatas. I wish I could remember what it was.
      Try Midway in Santa Monica or Budget in Marina Del Rey. Back in 2001 we rented a total of 5 MR2 Spyders between those two places and then took them to a track day. We've rented other cool stuff from them as well. Some of the Enterprise locations used to rent Lotus Elise's but haven't seen them advertising that for a while.

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      I wonder if that was Jason Statham in the MP4-12C?

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      Quote Originally Posted by JtotheG View Post
      Hey Peloton, are you going to the McLaren event next week?
      My invite hasn't arrived - who's doing it and where abouts will it be? The Beverly Hills crew takes good care of me but I barely know Pietro and Nick from Newport Beach.

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      01-04-2012 08:06 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      My invite hasn't arrived - who's doing it and where abouts will it be? The Beverly Hills crew takes good care of me but I barely know Pietro and Nick from Newport Beach.

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      Lol the car redlines at 'gravel'

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      01-04-2012 09:13 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      My invite hasn't arrived - who's doing it and where abouts will it be? The Beverly Hills crew takes good care of me but I barely know Pietro and Nick from Newport Beach.

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      Perhaps they are trying to keep you from stalking them

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      01-04-2012 09:27 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by JtotheG View Post
      grand opening of the beverly hills store on the 10th. Ron Dennis will be there!!
      Be a good man and pick his ass up, Jeff.
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      01-04-2012 09:34 PM #76
      I have my official invite now.

      Thanks Jeff!

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      01-04-2012 11:16 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by under the radar View Post
      it's all about being seen, the road is alright, not amazing.

      i really want to know how the miata ends up.
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      Where's the rest of the Miata clip? Hope it was just some fenders and Egos bruised. Hate to see a passenger get hurt, that's the worst. The driver is making a choice, but the passenger is just along for the ride
      No clue if this is the same white miata? Fast forward till the last 10seconds. Looks like the chp scared him?

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      01-05-2012 12:05 AM #78
      If you read the video comments, they were aware of the CHP.. Not sure if same car, looks very similar. I can see the fender extensions / flares ..

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      01-05-2012 12:08 AM #79
      When is the next TCL canyon run/mass casualty event?

      Seems to be a big mystery about the Miata, wonder where the rest of the footage is?

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      01-05-2012 12:13 AM #80
      All these fancy cars, and yet I'm most amused by the dog on the Triumph.
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      01-05-2012 02:25 AM #81
      Here's me, 1/1/12 starting the new year off right


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      01-05-2012 02:38 AM #82
      ^^^ How'd you steal that picture?

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      01-05-2012 03:39 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Brandon@SoCalStanceShop View Post
      ^^^ How'd you steal that picture?
      You can get them right off his flickr account. But if you want it without the watermark, you contact him and buy it.



      You'll find the last TCL GTG on 9/25/2010 here:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/capfacs...7624923794659/

      Here's the truck tackling the snake. I was a few minutes behind the rest of TCL because I got stuck in the middle of all the MGs who decided to group up before climbing the hill so that their photos would all be in succession.


      _DSC6219 by RockStorePhotos.com, on Flickr

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      01-05-2012 03:43 AM #84
      Oh, but you will not find any Honda Insight in these photos. I assume he just didn't hear him coming..

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      01-05-2012 03:52 AM #85
      Anyone else notice on that video, that the Miata isn't showing a front plate at first, then the momentum makes it swing out? (looks like it starts with a 6?)

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      01-05-2012 01:20 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      I have my official invite now.

      Thanks Jeff!

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      Awesome, see you there then!
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      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      Lol the car redlines at 'gravel'

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      01-05-2012 03:02 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by 2000JettaGLXVR6 View Post
      When is the next TCL canyon run/mass casualty event
      All this recent talk and footage has made me decide to go this coming weekend, preferably on Saturday when it's a little less crowded and cooler, but I could do Sunday also.

      It's probably a bit of a late notice but I'm down to cruise in my GTI; don't wanna hold people up with the Spider.

      Anyone else seriously considering it?

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      01-05-2012 09:17 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      You can get them right off his flickr account. But if you want it without the watermark, you contact him and buy it.
      I LOLed a little inside when I read this. Not quite sure why.
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      01-05-2012 09:27 PM #89
      I think it's just the whole zoo-like atmosphere that makes me LOL a little. It reminds me how people here go nuts over driving 20mph behind a minivan while dodging mountain bikes on highway 9.

      Not that both aren't amazing roads, but the spectacle surrounding them is a bit much and kind of takes away a lot of what I enjoy about twisties - solitude, fluidity, peace, etc. But I guess every region needs it's tourist road.
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      01-05-2012 09:38 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Salty VW View Post
      I think it's just the whole zoo-like atmosphere that makes me LOL a little. It reminds me how people here go nuts over driving 20mph behind a minivan while dodging mountain bikes on highway 9.

      Not that both aren't amazing roads, but the spectacle surrounding them is a bit much and kind of takes away a lot of what I enjoy about twisties - solitude, fluidity, peace, etc. But I guess every region needs it's tourist road.
      That's why when I drive 9, I wait till the middle of the night.

      I was leaving Los Alto's Rod and Gun awhile ago with g/f, and I was driving down Page Mill as we wanted to stop by Stanford and get some Ikes Place sandwiches. I commented on how pretty the view is, and how I never get to see it. She asked me if I drove the road often, and my comment was yes, but in the middle of the night, at three times this speed.
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      01-05-2012 09:47 PM #91
      ^^^damn you guys! I miss the redwood lined windy roads of norcal

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      01-05-2012 09:59 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      That's why when I drive 9, I wait till the middle of the night.


      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
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      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      I commented on how pretty the view is, and how I never get to see it. She asked me if I drove the road often, and my comment was yes, but in the middle of the night, at three times this speed.
      LOL! I totally know what you're talkin' about. The things I see in the mountains when I'm stuck in traffic or ridding in someone else's car.
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      01-05-2012 11:31 PM #94
      I won't quote the pics but Peloton, thank you for the reminder of Decker. I loved driving that road, especially after a stressful day at work. I worked right near Westlake Blvd and lived in Camarillo so I could take Decker to PCH and then PCH up to Lewis Rd. Ahhh memories!

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      01-06-2012 02:36 AM #95
      Awesome video.

      A lot of cars that I've never even seen nor heard of before.

      LOL @ Jay Leno.

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      01-06-2012 01:47 PM #96
      I hate all of you that have regular access to this road and roads alike.
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      01-09-2012 02:58 AM #97
      Check out this footage from the Elvis Presley movie "Spinout" from 1966. At 2:22 into it where I have conveniently started the playback they come up The Snake - crazy cool to see the road from nearly 50 years ago.

      http://youtu.be/225cxyWh4qk?t=2m22s

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      01-09-2012 03:19 AM #98
      Cool vid, thanks for sharing. Love seeing the vintage iron out there being driven and enjoyed.
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      01-09-2012 03:46 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Salty VW View Post
      I LOLed a little inside when I read this. Not quite sure why.
      You're absolutely right. It's a vapid cesspool of soulless ego stroking. If you really want to enjoy the drive, don't go on weekends, and/or don't go there specifically.

      For some, it's neat to have the moment captured I guess. You see others that go every weekend to see and be seen. Might be fun to kick back and watch the show once in a while.

      I had forgot all about it during the gtg and it wasn't till I saw the sign posted "cameraman in apex" that I realized it. It's the only time I've ever been photographed there, as I do most of my driving at night or during the week when I'm hoping for less traffic. (I like doing midnight runs - canyons are best in the Miata- and can get pretty far from home without realizing it.)

      Ooh Vintage snake- awesome! There another thread lurking around here/archives? Of that Porsche 911 RSR? That has a video with some vintage footage as well.

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      01-09-2012 04:21 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      I have my official invite now.

      Thanks Jeff!

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      Your ticket says Peloton +1 riiiiiiight?!



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      01-09-2012 04:37 AM #101
      It does in fact, but I already have a guest. Sorry buddy!

      He's so crazy about McLaren's that he actually purchased one of those $5,000 McLaren F1 LM models from Amalgam Models in the UK for his collection.



      Here it is pictured with a couple of 1/18th scales and a 1/12th scale in red for comparison. It makes the smaller scaled cars look like 1/43rd scale instead.



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      01-09-2012 04:45 AM #102
      He almost makes you look SANE....



      ...almost...

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      01-09-2012 04:58 AM #103
      Yes - and if it actually happens, just wait until you see what special item I am adding to my F1 collection next.

      ...no, not a real F1.

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      01-09-2012 04:59 AM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      Yes - and if it actually happens, just wait until you see what special item I am adding to my F1 collection next.

      ...no, not a real F1.

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      A real F1 drivers seat?
      Uncleaned so you can smell the previous owners ass?


      sorry...I just had to.

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      01-09-2012 05:04 AM #105
      Next time I see you mister...

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