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GPX Angeles Crest Highway Tour

GPX Angeles Crest Highway Tour

PCA - Grand Prix Region

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Angeles Crest Highway, La Canada, CA

Registration closed September 13, 2018 11:59 AM on September 13, 2018 11:59 AM PDT Registration ends September 13, 2018 11:59 AM on September 13, 2018 11:59 AM PDT Registration opens July 15, 2018 12:01 AM on July 15, 2018 12:01 AM PDT Registration runs from July 15, 2018 12:01 AM to September 13, 2018 11:59 AM

Driver's Delight - Angeles Crest Highway    SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Beloved by cyclists and sports car drivers, the Angeles Crest Highway in the San Gabriel Mountains is one of GPX's favorite playgrounds.  On September 15, 2018, GPX will use the route listed in the book of PORSCHE'S GREATEST DRIVES for a day of driving the "Twisties".

The "Twisties"

We will start in La Canada, on the top deck of the parking structure behind Panera Bread,  990 Town Center Dr a, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 across from the old "Sports Chalet" at the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway and the 210 Freeway.  See map and directions to follow.

We will meet at 8:00 AM and depart promptly at 9:00 AM.

Starting up Angeles Crest Highway, the speed limit is 40 MPH until we reach Red Box Ranger Station.  After that the speed limit is 55 MPH, in most sections.  We will observe all speed limits, as they allow ample opportunity for spirited driving.

Newcomb's Ranch

The first stop will be a coffee break at Newcomb's Ranch, the old hostelry in the area of the former ski lifts.  We will share the parking lot with a large number of motorcycles so it may be crowded.  

Newcomb's Ranch Parking

After Newcomb's Ranch, we will head East, with a stop at Islip Saddle for a "Pit Stop", and to take in the beautiful view.

Islip Saddle

The destination of the morning drive will be the ski town of Wrightwood which sits astride the San Andreas Fault, where we stop for lunch at the Grizzly Cafe.

For menu :

The Grizzly Cafe

Grizzly Cafe

Due to the anticipated size of the event,  participants may be divided into groups. Each group requires a lead and sweep car. Are you willing to fill one of these roles?
Even if you are not a lead or sweep car, all members should be familiar with the PCA Tour Guidelines

For safety reasons, Lead and Sweep Cars will use GMRS Radios set to Channel 7, Sub-channel 20. If you have one, please bring it. Also write down the Mobile numbers of the Lead and Sweep cars that will be given at the Participants'  Meeting before the start of the tour.

The tour ends in Wrightwood but there are various options for your return trip:

This is a “Rain or Shine” event.

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Angeles Crest Highway
Location La Canada, CA
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