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19 Mar 2022

Work in progress. Don't get stuck in a rut.

Driving for the sake of driving

Simon and I drive the length of the old Ridge Route

recent sci-fi desert

Pandemic road trip to Santa Fe, May 2020

Essex, Blythe, Jan 2020

Los Alamos CA (not NM), apr 2019, a "drive and tune" (carburetor) and scouting trip

Highway 39, sep 2018, to Falling Springs, up towards Angeles Crest Highway

Tucson, Mar 2017

Arizona, 2018, Chuck and Tina's drive to Grand Canyon Caverns

the results of a desert dance party, aug 2018 that didn't work out as planned but ended up something interesting anyway.

southwest road trip, Jun 2017, long trip through AZ and NM

Panamint Valley, 2016

a research trip to Essex Army Airfield, December 2009 in the '63 Rambler Classic wagon.

Independence, CA camping trip, July 2005

Drive to Santa Fe, Sep 2002

Los Alamos NM, 2000

Santa Fe, 2000, for Erika's TERRIBLE BEAUTY show opening. drive photos only, not much.

My old travelogue, began in the 1990's as a Gopher site, then World Wide Web. Photos then were a big deal; originally my site was hosted on a home machine (a 386DX CPU running 386BSD, with a 2400 bits/sec modem connection to the internet, diaeld in 24/7. Yup really. 100K files were notably large...

Enthusiast events

I've driven in a number of SoCal TT sports car events, and lately done most of the mapping and routing and cue sheet/route sheet production.

HOT ROD Power Tour, 2018

I arranged the Fool's Errand TT tour/drive in June 2019 when another customary event didn't happen.

Mount Baldy, Jan 2019, an improptu new year's day drive with HAMBers

the California Melee OMFGihadsomuchfun in 2018 damn right i'm going again if they'll have me. all that remains is this disorganized pile of photos. it's a three-day event, plus for me a day up and a day back.

LeMons Rally, not the track races (those are fun too). I drove the 24 Hours of LeMons Hell on Wheels Rally 2016 with David and Jim Forbes in their Edsel. here's a video ("Still life with Edsel") of the entire four day drive reduced to one hour. starting in Monterey, over the Sierras, to Fallon, Ely, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Bakersfield, Central Valley, Santa Cruz, back to Monterey for "Car Weak". four days, some 1200 miles. same as below, on youtube.

24 Hours of LeMons, the race: In May 2008 four of us raced our '93 Escort LX at Altamont. we had a blast.

A to P Gypsy Trip Long ago my brother Frankie befriended some then-elderly women who as reckless youths drove cross-country, from Massachusetts to Long Beach California, in 1930. some 8600+ miles, nearly all of it dirt (the national obsession with paved roads having just begun). These women had the foresight to write letters home, take photographs and preserve ephemera from their trip, and the luck (for us) to have been interviewed by my brother in the late 1990's.

miscelaneous group trips