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Aug 24 SoCal drive (large pics inside)

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The drive started off at attenuata's house. I'm now driving his former 535is (now with 272k!). I met up with Sheggaw in Encino and we travelled along to Camarillo.


We then left promptly for Hwy 33. We were joined by the new Misu evo somewhere or other on 33. In this pic you can see the winged 275-hp ricer in my rearview mirror...shortly thereafter he dissapeared far into the distance. In front of Pierre's car you can see one of many boneheads on Harleys who refused to cooperate with us passing on the way back. I don't care for getting up so early but I guess it's the only way to get some uninhibited driving time in. These jackasses are asking for an accident, often pulling to the middle of the road and acclerating when one attempts to pass. Then there are your garden variety idiots in cars like the person in the "out-of-tempo" Tempo swearing from the moving car at our roadside stop. Why-oh-why can't people grasp the concept of a turnout? Okay, enough ranting....


We stop and wait for everyone to catch up periodically. One might think a blind corner like the one below is would be a bad place to wait for people to catch up. Naaa....a good oportunity for an anti-lock brake test!


In this pic, Jay Karolyi (author of the SUV poseur page (http://poseur.4x4.org/) was dealing with the lost distributor clamp tightenging bolt. Last drive someone lost an internal distributor bolt and had to be towed back. Bizzare. Another parrallel with the last drive - a motorcycle. This time a BMW bike, no Ducatis.

Cars from the bottom are Sheggaw's smokin' 1602, Jay K's black 02, and the other Jay (f1reverb's) golf squarlight.


Here's a pic which doesn't do justice to the experience....these depresssions don't look like much now, but when you hit them at 100+++ mph...I haven't got airborne though...yet.


At the luch stop at frazier park a few decided to head back down the I-5. The rest of us drove back down 33. Here's the

remaing group


Then we headed back to Camarillo and a few of us washed our engine and wheels with the pressure washer. Jay's black 02 gets the distributor issue resolved...I think. In the house, there was video footage bing played back of the drive, from a camera strapped to the seat of an a e36 convertible. Of course in the tape the clearest shot of my car was when I got a wheel in the shoulder and kick up a mess. I still have to get used to this car...5er is a different animal from my smaller bimmers...driving it doesn't seem to be as intuitive. Sorry about the names/cars I left out, see you at the next drive though. Thanks to Jack, Mike and Pierre as usual for putting things together.


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