This weekend was the 2013 Dude Tour - where men of indeterminate age (I think I get the award for the oldest) take their (mostly) classic cars out and actually drive them (oh, the horror!). And this is not just driving, but driving at (some would say ridiculous) speed thru twisty back mountain roads. But we're not crazy - these must all be paved roads. Nobody wants gravel rash on their baby.
And there is camping. And adult beverages, of course (by now you must know me well enough to believe that I would give the event a pass if this were not true), campfires, and daily turn-by-turn recounts of the driving.
- VW Golf R32 (Phil)
- 1966 Karman Ghia (Ken - my son-in-law)
- 1969 TR6 (Adam - my son)
- 1973 Riviera (50,000 original miles - Jeff)
- 1968 GTO (me!)
- Porsche Boxer (Kerry)
- 1959 Austen Healy Sprite (with monster rotary engine, and a tiny 9 gallon gas tank - Brian)
- 1969 Fiat 850 (Piotr)
- Porsche Boxer (Kirk)
- (Not shown: late model Corvette - Brian's dad)
|The route - 514 miles, by Piotr's odometer|
The route took us over Old Man Pass, where Adam made your correspondent pose under the sign. Thankfully, I am assured that all copies of this photo have been destroyed.
It was a wonderful time. All the cars except the Riviera completed the trip on their own wheels, and the GTO is parked comfortably in the garage once again.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled sailing blog.