About this event
Driver's Delight - Angeles Crest Highway October 22, 2022
Beloved by cyclists and sports car drivers, the Angeles Crest Highway in the San Gabriel Mountains is one of GPX's favorite playgrounds. On October 22, 2022 GPX will use the route listed in the book of PORSCHE'S GREATEST DRIVES for a day of driving 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 Target Store near 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.
We will make a stop at Islip Saddle for a "Pit Stop", and to take in the beautiful view.
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.
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 https://www.pca.org/resource/event-guidelines-tour
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.
Meet at the upper deck parking lot across from the Target Store and Panera Bread, 990 Towne Center Drive, La Canada/Flintridge 91011
Meeting time: 8:00 A.M.
Departure time: 9:00 A.M. Sharp
Directions to the Sports Chalet Parking Lot
From the West:
Take the 210 Fwy. East towards Pasadena
Exit at Angeles Crest Hwy. Right turn at Angeles Crest Hwy. Immediate left at Town Center to rooftop parking lot at the first right.
From the East:
Take the 210 Fwy. West towards Glendale
Exit at Angeles Crest Hwy. Left turn at Angeles Crest Hwy. Left at Town Center to rooftop parking lot at the first right.
Suggested Donation at event meeting place - $10.00 - for the benefit of Children's Dental Health Clinic
For Questions please contact Rod Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818.917.4742.