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    Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    Just a few pics of where I drive. You are now looking at the home turf of Steve McQueen and James Dean Smiley, Santa Monica Mountain and Mulholland Highway (click here to see map). For best viewing, set your picture viewing to 1200 pixel pls. Camera: Canon 1D; lenses: Canon 35 f/1.4L, Contax Distagon 21mm f/2.8.

    A drive here could be exhausting, depending on how long and the level of driving. As you could see, a car adapted to this road requires minimal body roll -- something I've not been entirely happy about with my otherwise excellent stock Bilstein. Hence the stiffer springs.

    From mountain looking down to main road:

    127267126062108AE5629 Main 1 PS 1200 .jpg

    My baby ready to pounce:

    127267131051208AE5657-2 Mul PS 1200.jpg

     

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    Can
    997 Turbo + Bilstein Damptronic "Stage 2" ( Review ) + GIAC ECU Tune ( Fast as a torpedo & reversible to stock - Review ) + Cargraphic Exhaust ( Oh heavenly noise! )


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    "Off" here is not a good idea.

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    Can
    997 Turbo + Bilstein Damptronic "Stage 2" ( Review ) + GIAC ECU Tune ( Fast as a torpedo & reversible to stock - Review ) + Cargraphic Exhaust ( Oh heavenly noise! )


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    Nothing to do with the drive or the car. Just some mountain flowers.

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    Can
    997 Turbo + Bilstein Damptronic "Stage 2" ( Review ) + GIAC ECU Tune ( Fast as a torpedo & reversible to stock - Review ) + Cargraphic Exhaust ( Oh heavenly noise! )


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

     thanks for the pics the car looks awesome and that road must be a joy to drive. I like the wheels you have on your TT very much. HRE?


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    Stunning, what a road. And your car looks perfect in that environment. 


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    Beautilful!  I would really like to make a road trip along the Cali coast for a couple of weeks. Absolutely stunning area.


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    997 Carrera 4S, Guards Red, Bilstein PSS10 Damptronic, H&R Anti Roll Bars, IPD Plenum, Dension Gateway 500, PSE.


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    Awesome!!!!!! SmileySmileySmileySmileySmileySmiley

    I remember that area from when I lived in Hollywood. 


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    08 PORSCHE Turbo Cabriolet - 06 Ferrari F430 - 04 Durango HEMI - 04 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle - 93 Harley Davidson Nostalgia


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    How about Angeles Crest to Angeles Forest highways and then lunch at the little 8 seat diner/general-store?

    maps.google.com/maps

     

     

    OOPS!  I hadn't been there since that last forest fire.  The Hidden Springs Cafe (above) is no more:

    I'll miss it.  It was a cool place to eat lunch after a few hours of no-guard-rails driving in the twisties.
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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    cannga:

     

    My baby ready to pounce:

    127267131051208AE5657-2 Mul PS 1200.jpg

     

     

    Wow, thanks for sharing!
    And your RED car suits perfect to the landscape painting as we see green, blue, yellow already.
    Very dramatic colour set upSmiley

    I love red P-cars since I owned a red 996 4S in 2006.

     

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    Kind regards, Conny 

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    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    Thanks everyone for the comments. Enmanuel, wheel is HRE P40, 19 inch. It's their newest monoblock series. I said at the time the wheel came out it would be HRE's all time best seller (I am the self proclaimed world's first customer. :-)), and it looks like it might just become true.

    Conny, cheers. Red is not a popular car color anymore, but ever since I saw the first red Turbo as a teenage boy, no other color exists anymore for me. :-)

    Gregg, didn't realize you were ex LA resident! Mike, you too?! I just read a little about Hidden Springs Cafe -- seems like the family lost their house and livelihood and is not going to rebuild. And thanks for the map and pictures; yes Angeles Crest Highway is a popular motorsport destination. Another one is the Lake Hughes area; next to a state prison, and maybe oddly, least law enforcement "presence." :-).
    Does this bring back memories?

    Hidden Springs Cafe.jpg

     

     


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    Regards,
    Can
    997 Turbo + Bilstein Damptronic "Stage 2" ( Review ) + GIAC ECU Tune ( Fast as a torpedo & reversible to stock - Review ) + Cargraphic Exhaust ( Oh heavenly noise! )


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    I just bought a 7D, just learning how to use it -  you should see some nice pics from me when my RS arrives (this weekend) and travels around the South Island (in a few weeks).


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    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    too bad about the restaurant, thanks for sharing those shots.

     


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    cannga:     ... Mike, you too?! I just read a little about Hidden Springs Cafe --

    ... Does this bring back memories?

    Hidden Springs Cafe.jpg

     

     

     

    Can,

    It's been a long time since I ate at the Hidden Springs Cafe.  It was a few decades ago while I was building the g.Analyst vehicle dynamics monitor.  I was the guest of Car and Driver magazine while they were doing a "10 Best Handling Cars" test.  Part of the test that wasn't at Willow Springs race track or the Pomona County Fairgrounds parking lot was conducted on the section of Angeles Forest Highway starting at the rest area where it meets Angeles Crest and turning around at the Hidden Springs Cafe.  The no guardrails issue kept ones attention from wandering!

    I travel to LA frequently to visit my aunt who lives in the Oaks area of North Hollywood bordering Griffith Park (up-hill from Los Feliz @ Fern Del) and my sister who is in the rock and roll business.

     


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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    W8MM:

     

    Can,

     

    I travel to LA frequently to visit my aunt who lives in the Oaks area of North Hollywood bordering Griffith Park (up-hill from Los Feliz @ Fern Del) and my sister who is in the rock and roll business.

     


    Really? Too bad that your cars are not here in LA; would love to race you in your CGT for lunch.
    On second thought, maybe your rental car would be better... Smiley


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    Can
    997 Turbo + Bilstein Damptronic "Stage 2" ( Review ) + GIAC ECU Tune ( Fast as a torpedo & reversible to stock - Review ) + Cargraphic Exhaust ( Oh heavenly noise! )


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    Fabulous photos - what a superb place to enjoy the twisties - wish I was there


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    RT Moderator - 997.1 Carrera S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    bluelines:

    Beautilful!  I would really like to make a road trip along the Cali coast for a couple of weeks. Absolutely stunning area.

    Thank you. Equally stunning are the roads and sceneries of your country! I drove to Grimsel pass last summer with my family -- but only in a Volkswagen and wishing its "cousin" Smiley was there instead.

    08AE0979 Grimsel Pass.jpg

    Lauterbrunnen valley:

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    Regards,
    Can
    997 Turbo + Bilstein Damptronic "Stage 2" ( Review ) + GIAC ECU Tune ( Fast as a torpedo & reversible to stock - Review ) + Cargraphic Exhaust ( Oh heavenly noise! )


    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    I have also to congratulate you for your great photos. I have not often seen this part of the LA area...hardly new it existed. Anyway, I 'd love to drive also on these roads with the great weather that goes with it


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    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    Thanks for sharing the great pics with us, Can Smiley These twisties look as if they were made especially for your TT. Hard to focus on the next corner with this fantastic panorama Smiley


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    Re: Pics of Los Angeles mountain roads -- my home turf.

    Thanks everyone for the comments.
    A tale of 2 cities, and how my car is tuned Smiley: Grimsel Pass, Switzerland, and Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles (beach/coastline of LA in background).

    08AE1008 Grimsel.jpg


    127342505235408AE5659-1 ps 1200 main.jpg 


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    Can
    997 Turbo + Bilstein Damptronic "Stage 2" ( Review ) + GIAC ECU Tune ( Fast as a torpedo & reversible to stock - Review ) + Cargraphic Exhaust ( Oh heavenly noise! )


     
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