San Francisco, CAUSA 94103
April 6, 2012
Hwy 68west, Hwy 1, Mount Hamilton drive, Hwy 9, Hwy 154 to Santa Barbara, The windy road from San Diego to Julian
Right now I drive a mid-engined Pontiac Fiero. (Sometimes known as the poor man's Ferrari, or a ball of Fire, depending on who you ask.) It's GM's Red-headed step child. Before this I've often drove a MINI Cooper S, which is basically a go kart with a license plate. (well this side of a Lotus Elise) I've also driven too many cars to count from mini vans to exotics, and I found many cars have thir own distinct personality. If someone asks me what's the most fun car with the greatest price-to-fun ratio, the answer would be Mazda Miata. (I venture the Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ will soon join ranks.) Before this I've owned a Mazda 626 ES V6 (which I later found out was a "kissing cousin" of the Ford Probe, but with a 4 door sedan body.)
I'd like to say I know enough about driving "to be dangerous". I've done several track days, track day schools (Hooked On Driving, Mazda, GM, T.E.A.M. Racing). Later I've learned (the hard way. R.I.P. Mazda 626) that track day's don't teach you what to do, when "things go wrong". So I've added driving clinics by Hooked on Driving, and Skip Barber High Performance Driving school. Lately I've enjoyed rally type driving on dirt roads, so I figure I'll add a Rally driving school to learn additional skill, so in May I'm doing Dirtfish Rally School up in Washington State.
I'm still new to the Bay Area but I love driving windy roads, and I love to put together fun day trips, which don't require months of planning.
I started it. ;)
Hi, I'm a huge fan of driving windy, scenic roads. Here in California we are able to enjoy some of the best fun to drive roads in the world.