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DavidProehl
03-13-2013, 03:53 PM
My wife and I are planning a drive north on the PCH for April 27th, and it would be great to have other interested Nor Cal owners join us. We are planning on doing this as a slow 2 day trip. This won't be as formal as some of the drives organized in the past, it will be very casual and subject to change with the mood of the group. I haven't pre-driven the route or been to any of the places listed, this is all based on internet research so I offer no guarantees of quality. I'm also open to suggestions for more/different stops along the way, since this is a slow paced drive we'll have some time.


Round Trip Route in Google Maps (https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=169+N+McDowell+Blvd+Petaluma,+CA+94954&daddr=Spud+Point+Crab+Company,+1860+Westshore+Rd,+ Bodega+Bay,+CA+94923+to:Goat+Rock+Beach+Jenner,+CA +95450+to:Mendo+Burgers,+Lansing+St,+Mendocino,+CA +95460+to:Nicholson+House+Inn,+Ukiah+St,+Mendocino ,+CA+to:Bowling+Ball+Beach,+Mendocino,+California+ 95468+to:Bones+Roadhouse,+Hwy+1,+Gualala,+CA+95445 +to:539+Highway+One+Bodega+Bay,+CA+94923&hl=en&ll=38.779781,-123.214417&spn=1.518018,3.348083&sll=38.642618,-122.401428&sspn=1.520933,3.348083&geocode=FRunRwIdJtmw-CnbnMvo97OFgDE1nSTo_Gq5Cg%3BFc7cSAId8kWq-CGh5YHLoAD3OylBOYoWCyiEgDGh5YHLoAD3Ow%3BFfWlSgIdhz 2p-ClzXq9edp-GgDEbQLyrIJcHhA%3BFZ7GVwIdxPue-CFrqduQslnr9CkP1ALsNE2AgDFrqduQslnr9A%3BFSfFVwIdJA Of-CG9uoRYBzw9VCkvopnVNE2AgDG9uoRYBzw9VA%3BFdceUQIdkx-h-Cn7XYO-iyKBgDHn5ru7AepFvg%3BFfqSTwIdLA-j-CF186CYLFbAMCmh3k4trDCBgDF186CYLFbAMA%3BFenHSAIdRJ Kq-Cm1rXWGYyiEgDEkKUu6fstTnw&mra=ls&t=m&z=9) (about 3 hours one way)



Saturday, April 27th


1. 10:15 a.m. - Meet at Sleep Train's parking lot in Pentaluma (https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=sleep+train+petaluma+ca&fb=1&gl=us&hq=sleep+train&hnear=0x80844a8cc2740c4d:0xabffb835642d62f2,Petalu ma,+CA&cid=0,0,6619617445056936477&ei=k1A-UbjxNq6P7Aa594GADA&ved=0CMUBEPwSMAE) for 10:30 a.m. departure
2. 11:30 a.m. - Lunch at Spud Point (http://www.yelp.com/biz/spud-point-crab-company-bodega-bay) in Bodega Bay
3. 1:00 p.m. - Stop at Goat Rock Beach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_Rock_Beach) for pictures
4. 3:30 p.m. - Arrive in Mendocino, maybe check out the Lighthouse (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32701-d214092-Reviews-Point_Cabrillo_Lighthouse-Mendocino_California.html), beach, or continue driving up near Fort Bragg to a coastal winery (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32400-d1532314-Reviews-Pacific_Star_Winery-Fort_Bragg_California.html)
5. 6:00 p.m. - Dinner at Mendo Burgers (http://www.yelp.com/biz/mendo-burgers-mendocino), maybe head out for a drink
6. Stay in Mendocino at Nicholson House Inn (http://www.nicholsonhouse.com/nhiframepg1.html) (or wherever you want to stay in the area, we don't need to be at the same place)


Sunday, April 28th

1. 10:00 a.m. - Regroup in Mendocino supermarket parking lot (https://maps.google.com/maps/myplaces?hl=en&ll=39.307623,-123.797924&spn=0.00159,0.008256&ctz=420&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=39.307623,-123.797924&panoid=Zd8ht7vSbfdG5vxVpyFx5w&cbp=11,284.24,,0,9.24) and start home, leaving at 10:15 a.m.
2. 11:15 a.m. - Stop at Bowling Ball Beach (http://101things.com/mendocino/10-bowling-ball-beach/)
3. 12:00 p.m. - Lunch in Gualala at Bones Roadhouse (http://www.yelp.com/biz/bones-roadhouse-gualala)
4. 2:00 p.m. - Captain Davey Ice Cream (http://www.yelp.com/biz/captain-daveys-ice-cream-and-espresso-bodega-bay) in Bodega Bay for mid afternoon snack
5. Go our separate ways


Bring your FRS radio with sub channels for car to car communication, we will be using channel 4-1. I have 1 extra radio I can lend out.

Please let me know if you are planning to participate! Based on where people are coming from, the meeting place may change. Should be an adventure!

jawn101
03-14-2013, 01:18 AM
Sounds ridiculously fun man. Long drive for you to the starting point for sure! :)

vwdmc16
03-14-2013, 01:29 AM
Just now had time to look at this route, Ive never driven that far up, should be great.


Ill add this, We need to stop by the abandoned Delorean in Cazadero, ca. its literally 5 miles off the road from check point c Goat Rock beach!

jawn101
03-14-2013, 01:34 AM
Just now had time to look at this route, Ive never driven that far up, should be great.


Ill add this, We need to stop by the abandoned Delorean in Cazadero, ca. its literally 5 miles off the road from check point c Goat Rock beach!

I dunno, it's already 360 miles... think we can make it another 5? :)

DavidProehl
03-14-2013, 01:54 AM
Sounds ridiculously fun man. Long drive for you to the starting point for sure! :)

Yeah, nearly 2 hours to Petaluma for me, but this is the kind of drive I've been dying to do! I think it will be well worth it.


Just now had time to look at this route, Ive never driven that far up, should be great.

Ill add this, We need to stop by the abandoned Delorean in Cazadero, ca. its literally 5 miles off the road from check point c Goat Rock beach!

Certainly can, like I said, we are in no rush! The only thing on the above list that has a hard time table is if we opt to do the winery, they close at 5:00 p.m.

Rich
03-15-2013, 12:45 AM
The only thing on the above list that has a hard time table is if we opt to do the winery, they close at 5:00 p.m.

Sounds like a goal worth achieving. The winery, that is.

Thanks for planning and posting the invite. I'll see what we can do here and let you know.

We've had our D up to Mendocino and beyond a several times but not recently - great drive, great scenery.

jawn101
03-15-2013, 12:47 AM
Sounds like a goal worth achieving. The winery, that is.

Thanks for planning and posting the invite. I'll see what we can do here and let you know.

We've had our D up to Mendocino and beyond a several times but not recently - great drive, great scenery.

Oh man, if Rich is in now I'm definitely wedded to it... if we can't trust his judgement on the idea, who can we?

Have you done this route before Rich? Is the road D-friendly?

DavidProehl
03-15-2013, 02:04 PM
Glad to see there is so much interest, I wasn't expecting that with an overnight schedule! Of course if some wanted to make it a day trip, you easily could just do Saturday with us, you'd just be driving home into the night.


Is the road D-friendly?

Didn't even think about this, it is highway 1, isn't that well maintained the entire way? I've only driven south from here. If Rich did it once already it can't be too bad right?

Rich
03-15-2013, 10:37 PM
Have you done this route before Rich? Is the road D-friendly?

Yes. It's fine up that way. Same quality as what we saw on the Hwy 1 segment of the Marin run last year.
Twisties and a few long runs. All 2-lane state hwy. Yum.

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View of Hwy 1 south along the Sonoma Coast

dmc3130
03-16-2013, 09:56 PM
Hey,

I posted on the Facebook page but thought I'd chime in on this as well. I've been up and down that road in my Big Rig..... Would love to actually enjoy it this time. Were looking into getting the inlaws to watch the little ones so we can attend. Will know soon.......:wiggle:

jawn101
03-16-2013, 09:58 PM
Awesome, Stephen. This is one step closer to my dream of getting us all down the 17-mile drive. Our cars were born to take that road.

DavidProehl
03-17-2013, 05:47 PM
Yes, that is another drive I need to do in the D! Let me know when you plan that one Jon!

jawn101
03-17-2013, 08:04 PM
OK David - we are confirmed! Booked a room at the MacCallum House, which is just about a block down the street from you guys at the Nicholson House. This place gives us some cash towards dinner and drinks in their restaurant, which has good reviews - so something to consider if we are looking for an evening activity :)

This is gonna be fun.

DavidProehl
03-17-2013, 08:09 PM
Nice! Great to to hear! This is what I've heard so far:



David (Me) - Confirmed
Jon - Confirmed
Stephen - Maybe
Clint - Maybe
Ken -Maybe

jawn101
03-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Nice! Great to to hear! This is what I've heard so far:



David (Me) - Confirmed
Jon - Confirmed
Stephen - Maybe
Clint - Maybe
Ken -Maybe


Don't forget Rich! He's a maybe too.

DavidProehl
03-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Yes, thanks for the reminder! Didn't mean to exclude him!

dmc3130
03-22-2013, 12:02 AM
Nice! Great to to hear! This is what I've heard so far:



David (Me) - Confirmed
Jon - Confirmed
Stephen - Maybe
Clint - Maybe
Ken -Maybe


My wife and I are a GO. Got the inlaws to sit for the girls.......SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!

jawn101
03-22-2013, 12:03 AM
My wife and I are a GO. Got the inlaws to sit for the girls.......SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!

Awesome!! Hotels are turning out to be tough to find so start lookin :)

dmc3130
03-22-2013, 01:25 AM
Awesome!! Hotels are turning out to be tough to find so start lookin :)

Just booked @ the Nicholson House.... All set, can't wait. The wife and I dont get out too much without the kids so this is a treat.:cheers:

jawn101
03-22-2013, 01:31 AM
Just booked @ the Nicholson House.... All set, can't wait. The wife and I dont get out too much without the kids so this is a treat.:cheers:

Awesome! We are just around the corner at the MacCallum house, like a half block away. This is really gonna be fun.

DavidProehl
03-24-2013, 01:40 PM
Great to hear! This is shaping up to be a solid turn out! I was honestly only expecting it to be me and one or two other couples tops. Very excited to see the interest in the drive. We will have a wonderful trip!

Current status as I understand it today:




David (Me) - Confirmed
Jon - Confirmed
Rich - Confirmed
Stephen - Confirmed
Clint - Maybe
Ken -Maybe

dmc3130
04-03-2013, 07:29 PM
I just pickup my 2 way raidios. So I will have an extra one if some one needs one.

jawn101
04-03-2013, 08:21 PM
I just pickup my 2 way raidios. So I will have an extra one if some one needs one.

Oh, good. I've been mooching them for so long that I still don't have my own! Can I borrow one? :)

DavidProehl
04-03-2013, 09:19 PM
I also have one available for loaning out if needed.

montkw
04-04-2013, 02:46 AM
I would love to do the trip, but I'm booked that weekend.. You guys have a great time!

dmc3130
04-08-2013, 07:58 PM
Oh, good. I've been mooching them for so long that I still don't have my own! Can I borrow one? :)

YEPers!!!!!

P.S. I still have your pressure pump case in my rig.

vwdmc16
04-08-2013, 11:29 PM
And I still have the pump here somewhere.

So I am going but sadly my girlfriend will not be in town so I will have a open seat...

jawn101
04-08-2013, 11:30 PM
Haha, which one of you has my water bottle? :)

Looking forward to the drive!

DavidProehl
04-09-2013, 08:46 PM
Clint - Do you have the location of the abandoned DeLorean in the woods? I can make sure it is added to our route.

vwdmc16
04-09-2013, 11:15 PM
Sure Ill Pm you


Jon I have the bottle too

jawn101
04-10-2013, 10:55 PM
So it sounds like Rich is out and it's just me, Clint, Stephen and Dave on this one now?

Stephen stopped by today and we chatted a little about the route - what do you guys think of coming back down 128 through Healdsburg, etc on the way home instead? Stephen knows some great routes through there (he's the real road king of our group after all)

Just a thought, I really don't care what we do as long as we're getting out and on the road!

vwdmc16
04-10-2013, 10:59 PM
Yeah im good with that

jawn101
04-10-2013, 11:03 PM
Yeah im good with that

It seems like a stop in Healdsburg would give the ladies a bit of a break from us - we could turn them loose on the wine tasting rooms and such and we could do... other stuff?

Honestly I'd hit the wineries too, given the option :) Maybe just stay one step behind them so they get their break. haha

DavidProehl
04-14-2013, 09:59 AM
Sorry for the delayed response, I am currently out of state on a work trip. The 128 route sounds like a good plan! Are you able to take point on the stops on the route?

jawn101
04-14-2013, 08:35 PM
Sorry for the delayed response, I am currently out of state on a work trip. The 128 route sounds like a good plan! Are you able to take point on the stops on the route?

Oh sure, make me work. Sounds like a job for the wife... :) She's a road warrior herself.

Looking at the map, how about we pick up 101 south from Mendocino, then pick up 12 East in Santa Rosa? That will put us through Healdsburg, which is cute and fun, as well as Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Sonoma before putting us back on 80 via Napa for the slog home. Since Rich can't make it now, we all need to be heading that direction anyway. David could keep on 12 forever right to his door, me and Clint and Stephen will need 80 to get home.

Or, we could take 101 to 128 then 29 thru Calistoga, St. Helena and Yountville and eventually downtown Napa before picking up 12 to 80. 128 is twisty out that way but this section is MUCH more doable than if we did the Berryessa section. It gets pretty crazy up in the mountains there and I dunno that I trust myself on that course a second time. It was white knuckle the whole way.

dmc3130
04-15-2013, 12:30 AM
Oh sure, make me work. Sounds like a job for the wife... :) She's a road warrior herself.

Looking at the map, how about we pick up 101 south from Mendocino, then pick up 12 East in Santa Rosa? That will put us through Healdsburg, which is cute and fun, as well as Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Sonoma before putting us back on 80 via Napa for the slog home. Since Rich can't make it now, we all need to be heading that direction anyway. David could keep on 12 forever right to his door, me and Clint and Stephen will need 80 to get home.

Or, we could take 101 to 128 then 29 thru Calistoga, St. Helena and Yountville and eventually downtown Napa before picking up 12 to 80. 128 is twisty out that way but this section is MUCH more doable than if we did the Berryessa section. It gets pretty crazy up in the mountains there and I dunno that I trust myself on that course a second time. It was white knuckle the whole way.



Are you talking about taking HWY 1 S to 128 E over to get to 101 S ??

If so that works for me.

Stephen

dmc3130
04-15-2013, 12:33 AM
Haha, which one of you has my water bottle? :)

Looking forward to the drive!

Clint has that as well as your presure pump........:hippo:

jawn101
04-15-2013, 01:16 AM
Are you talking about taking HWY 1 S to 128 E over to get to 101 S ??

If so that works for me.

Stephen

Yes, that's what I meant. Apple Maps was saying Mendocino was way in the middle of the Jackson State Forest..... Yay apple. 1 S to 128 to 101. Do you guys want to do 12 or 37 from there? 37 is kinda ugly if you ask me. 12 gets my vote.

DavidProehl
04-15-2013, 05:57 PM
12 would make it an easy drive home for me. I'm fine with that.

DavidProehl
04-22-2013, 10:23 PM
Alright! I think I have updated the schedule to reflect the changes discussed (mostly Sunday is impacted). Since it is only a Sacramento based crew (and me in Lodi) going, it makes sense to start closer to the Sacramento area, specifically a Fairfield parking lot we've met in before. If there is interest, we could get an earlier start, but since this is a two day drive and we have the time, I have us meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Updated Route in Google Maps (https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=5253+business+center+drive+fairfield+ca&daddr=Spud+Point+Crab+Company,+1860+Westshore+Rd,+ Bodega+Bay,+CA+94923+to:Goat+Rock+Beach+Jenner,+CA +95450+to:Mendo+Burgers,+Lansing+St,+Mendocino,+CA +95460+to:Nicholson+House+Inn,+Ukiah+St,+Mendocino ,+CA+to:Cloverdale,+CA+to:US-101+S&hl=en&sll=38.713446,-122.96935&sspn=1.905169,4.22699&geocode=FSETRwId7iu4-CnN8VdmQRKFgDEOez2EPMcgng%3BFc7cSAId8kWq-CGh5YHLoAD3OylBOYoWCyiEgDGh5YHLoAD3Ow%3BFfWlSgIdhz 2p-ClzXq9edp-GgDEbQLyrIJcHhA%3BFZ7GVwIdxPue-CFrqduQslnr9CkP1ALsNE2AgDFrqduQslnr9A%3BFSfFVwIdJA Of-CG9uoRYBzw9VCkvopnVNE2AgDG9uoRYBzw9VA%3BFdYfUAId-eeq-CkBA_iAZP-DgDEY_6M2h-NP3A%3BFWgqSAIdy_ev-A&oq=st+hel&mra=dme&mrsp=6&sz=9&t=m&z=9)



Saturday, April 27th


1. 9:45 a.m. - Meet in Fairfield (http://goo.gl/maps/NA6Al) for a 10:00 a.m. departure
2. 11:30 a.m. - Lunch at Spud Point (http://www.yelp.com/biz/spud-point-crab-company-bodega-bay) in Bodega Bay
3. 1:00 p.m. - Stop at Goat Rock Beach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_Rock_Beach) for pictures
4. 1:50 p.m. - Stop at the abandoned DeLorean
4. 5:30 p.m. - Arrive in Mendocino, maybe check out the Lighthouse (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32701-d214092-Reviews-Point_Cabrillo_Lighthouse-Mendocino_California.html), beach, or continue driving up near Fort Bragg for a coastal winery (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32400-d1532314-Reviews-Pacific_Star_Winery-Fort_Bragg_California.html)
5. 6:30 p.m. - Dinner at Mendo Burgers (http://www.yelp.com/biz/mendo-burgers-mendocino), maybe head out for a drink
6. Stay in Mendocino at Nicholson House Inn (http://www.nicholsonhouse.com/nhiframepg1.html) (or wherever you want to stay in the area, we don't need to be at the same place)


Sunday, April 28th

1. 10:00 a.m. - Regroup in Mendocino supermarket parking lot (https://maps.google.com/maps/myplaces?hl=en&ll=39.307623,-123.797924&spn=0.00159,0.008256&ctz=420&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=39.307623,-123.797924&panoid=Zd8ht7vSbfdG5vxVpyFx5w&cbp=11,284.24,,0,9.24) and start home, leaving at 10:15 a.m.
2. Changes per our discussion here: Drive back along 128 to 101... this is where I'm now less sure on where it makes sense to stop/eat. If there are no suggestions perhaps we figure it out on the road?

jawn101
04-29-2013, 01:28 AM
Well, that was freaking awesome. Great drive guys, one of the best I've ever done.

For the onlookers, we only had a small handful of very minor issues! I popped my fuel boot and spilled some gas by topping off at a pitstop. Lesson learned, again. David's taillight boards could do with some minor refurbishment. And me and Stephen started having odd slipping clutches towards the end of the drive (new thread posted in the general area on that topic)

Otherwise, a safe and reliable trip with no breakdowns and some amazing scenery and great food. Fancy food.

Here are some pics!

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18611&d=1367208942
All 4 of us at a very memorable 80's backdrop. At least for some of us. Anyone recognize it? :)


http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18588&d=1367208184

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18589&d=1367208192
An overturned excavator we saw on the beach


http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18590&d=1367208199

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18591&d=1367208390

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18592&d=1367208399

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18593&d=1367208411

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18594&d=1367208418

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18595&d=1367208426

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18596&d=1367208439
A heart-wrenching visit to the "abandoned" hoarder DeLorean. It really is a sad state of things... we all just wanted to power wash it so badly and see what we were really dealing with. It was up to its center caps in forest floor and had clearly been flooded out, the interior is full of critters. The panels all look 100% usable though, and I bet there's more potential here than we realize. No idea what the frame is like though....


http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18597&d=1367208447

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18598&d=1367208457

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18599&d=1367208465

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18600&d=1367208472

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18601&d=1367208479

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18602&d=1367208487

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18603&d=1367208495
A quick stop at a veeeesta point, with Clint the ladies man mackin' in style.


http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18604&d=1367208503

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18605&d=1367208511
The veeeesta point scenery. The CA coast is really amazing and it's like these cars were born to drive it.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18606&d=1367208520

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18607&d=1367208530

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18608&d=1367208539

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18609&d=1367208549

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18610&d=1367208556
A drive through the Henry Woods state park. Clint ran over a squirrel and backed into a boulder. David started a fight with the rangers. Everyone got very dusty :)


Thanks again for the fun guys! Sorry no pics of Healdsburg, maybe David can add the ones he took at lunch. Also, sorry most of the pics focus on my car... lol

DavidProehl
04-29-2013, 02:20 AM
I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow, but for those that remember the movie "The Goonies", the background shown in Jon's first photo was used in the final scene:

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sdg3205
04-29-2013, 03:37 AM
I love the moment of silence for the fallen comrade!

That car still blows my mind. It looks like someone drove it off the side of the road into the forest and walked away. How it hasn't been vandalized is anyone's guess.

jawn101
04-29-2013, 01:08 PM
I love the moment of silence for the fallen comrade!

That car still blows my mind. It looks like someone drove it off the side of the road into the forest and walked away. How it hasn't been vandalized is anyone's guess.

Well, it could not possibly be more in the middle of nowhere, or more invisible. You REALLY have to know you're looking for it. That first shot is what you see from the road, staring right at it. If you were walking or driving by, even the most keen-eyed observer would look right past it.

Domi
04-29-2013, 03:40 PM
Thanks for sharing those really nice pictures :thumbup:
So sad to see this DeLorean abandoned like this. Is it a hook at the back of the car?
I particularly like the pictures of your cars into the forest :)

jawn101
04-29-2013, 03:43 PM
Thanks for sharing those really nice pictures :thumbup:
So sad to see this DeLorean abandoned like this. Is it a hook at the back of the car?
I particularly like the pictures of your cars into the forest :)

Yes! It had a trailer hitch. How crazy is that? What could you possibly tow with one of these?

Domi
04-29-2013, 03:48 PM
Yes! It had a trailer hitch. How crazy is that? What could you possibly tow with one of these?

Maybe this car had a nice life before ending in this field?
Do you know the VIN?

jawn101
04-29-2013, 03:59 PM
Maybe this car had a nice life before ending in this field?
Do you know the VIN?

Looking around at some other resources I believe it was 5517. We couldn't read the plate under all the crap but it is not the first time a concerned owner has visited the poor thing.

Domi
04-29-2013, 04:11 PM
All right, thanks!

vwdmc16
04-29-2013, 04:47 PM
hey I didn't run over a squirrel, David is the one who hit it. but don't worry he ran off un injured

jawn101
04-29-2013, 04:55 PM
hey I didn't run over a squirrel, David is the one who hit it. but don't worry he ran off un injured

Oh, whoops :)

Ryan S.
04-29-2013, 05:14 PM
Nice photos. I wish I was there also. Loved that memorial service photo. You guys look so serious and sad.

jawn101
04-29-2013, 05:18 PM
Nice photos. I wish I was there also. Loved that memorial service photo. You guys look so serious and sad.

It would have been fun to have you along, especially since you might have had an easier time of it in your auto. There was a lot of radio chatter after about 36 hours of driving that we were all regretting our 5 speeds :)

Seeing that car was very sad. But the tears in that pic were mostly crocodilian. We were having too much fun for real unhappiness.

elfking
04-29-2013, 06:00 PM
Looks like you guys had a good time (besides the clutch slipping / rodents / tired clutch legs! ) and excellent weather... Well maybe i'll make it to the next event!

Rich
04-29-2013, 10:28 PM
Looking around at some other resources I believe it was 5517. We couldn't read the plate under all the crap but it is not the first time a concerned owner has visited the poor thing.

And did any of you pick up the year of the orange registration tag on the rear license plate? Cannot quite pick it up in the photo.

Thanks much for sharing the stories and the photos, too. Excellent shots and commentary up and down the post-trip posting.

vwdmc16
04-29-2013, 11:33 PM
2003, Its been there 10 years

DavidProehl
04-29-2013, 11:39 PM
I have mostly the same photos as Jon, but from different angles. Nothing to really add to the story he told, other than it was an amazing drive. Wouldn't mind doing the drive or one like it again soon! I've also included some non-car photos (with people)!

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Domi
04-30-2013, 04:37 PM
Great pictures too, thanks for sharing ;)

Dangermouse
05-01-2013, 09:36 AM
Color me green with envy!! What a beautiful part of the world you live in, and what a fantastic scenic drive.

That's it, I'm moving to Cali.

Right now! Honey, we are selling the house, selling the cars, selling the kids, we're moving out West!!!!

Did I mention I'm jealous? I think I did.

thirdmanj
05-01-2013, 03:40 PM
Yeah I'm envious too! What a great looking trip.

vwdmc16
05-01-2013, 10:45 PM
...

Right now! Honey, we are selling the house, selling the cars, selling the kids, we're moving out West!!!!

....

Dont sell the cars! How would you drive through these awesome roads?

jawn101
05-01-2013, 10:47 PM
Did I mention I'm jealous? I think I did.


Yeah I'm envious too! What a great looking trip.

You guys are all 100% welcome on the next trip!!! D season never actually ends here either, so that's another bonus :) We should set up a cross country group rally or something.

DavidProehl
05-08-2013, 01:48 PM
How about this...the abandoned DeLorean we stopped at was just profiled on a Canadian website:

http://www.autos.ca/general-news/what-would-you-do-if-you-found-an-abandoned-delorean-in-the-woods/

jawn101
05-08-2013, 02:02 PM
How about this...the abandoned DeLorean we stopped at was just profiled on a Canadian website:

http://www.autos.ca/general-news/what-would-you-do-if-you-found-an-abandoned-delorean-in-the-woods/

"How the car made its way from the west coast to North Carolina is anyone’s guess."

Journalistic integrity factor 0, Mr. Scott!!!

DavidProehl
05-08-2013, 02:12 PM
Yeah, the funny thing is that the first post on the Fiero thread he links to explicitly states "Northern California." Not sure how that mix up happened.

vwdmc16
05-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Wow what an idiot

sdg3205
05-08-2013, 07:42 PM
Personally I'm okay with the misinformation. Could even be intentionally on purpose to protect the car. That's what I'm hoping. Avoid theft or vandalism.

jawn101
05-08-2013, 09:54 PM
Personally I'm okay with the misinformation. Could even be intentionally on purpose to protect the car. That's what I'm hoping. Avoid theft or vandalism.

Could be. We specifically didn't mention the exact location here either, for that very reason.

vwdmc16
05-09-2013, 03:07 AM
Exactly, ive been contacted a few times on other forums and Ive never disclosed the address to anyone but D enthusiasts/owners in the area.

Dangermouse
05-09-2013, 11:03 AM
I think it's funny that the story is now referred to as being seen on a Fiero forum and now on Speedmonkey, but never here. I guess because our original, better informed, discussion got washed away.

DavidProehl
05-09-2013, 02:48 PM
Another new article on it. This time they get the state right: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/abandoned-delorean-found-in-a-forrest-photo-gallery-59130.html

jawn101
05-09-2013, 08:38 PM
Another new article on it. This time they get the state right: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/abandoned-delorean-found-in-a-forrest-photo-gallery-59130.html

LOL, sorta. These guys are awful.

"was found abandoned in some dark woods of North California. This DMC DeLorean was found by some guys in a North Carolina forest after they heard rumors of such a car sitting and rusting somewhere around Sacramento."

2/3 of those facts are wrong. Oh well, less chance of people hunting it down.

DavidProehl
05-11-2013, 07:39 PM
Here is my now nearly daily post with a new article about the abandoned car: http://www.complex.com/rides/2013/05/abandoned-deloreon-found-in-the-back-woods-of-north-carolina

jawn101
05-11-2013, 07:48 PM
That one couldn't even spell DeLorean right :)

Ryan S.
05-12-2013, 02:55 AM
LOL, sorta. These guys are awful.

"heard rumors of such a car sitting and rusting somewhere around Sacramento."

Sacramento? Hmmmm.... they must be talking about my hot start car. Or could be Clint's car.