GPX Angeles Crest Highway Tour info on Aug 22, 2020 (941341) |

GPX Angeles Crest Highway Tour

GPX Angeles Crest Highway Tour

PCA - Grand Prix Region

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Angeles Crest Highway, La Canada, CA

Registration closed August 21, 2020 11:59 AM on August 21, 2020 11:59 AM PDT Registration ends August 21, 2020 11:59 AM on August 21, 2020 11:59 AM PDT Registration opens June 9, 2020 12:01 AM on June 9, 2020 12:01 AM PDT Registration runs from June 9, 2020 12:01 AM to August 21, 2020 11:59 AM

Driver's Delight - Angeles Crest Highway    AUGUST 22, 2020

Beloved by cyclists and sports car drivers, the Angeles Crest Highway in the San Gabriel Mountains is one of GPX's favorite playgrounds.  On August 22, 2020 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 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.

Newcomb's Ranch

We may stop 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 possible 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 mountain 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 to alert all participants to road conditions. If you have one, please bring it.

Reference Communicable Diseases: Please follow the  PCA and GPX event guidelines. In need of volunteers to staff the Check-in for Event Waivers, etc. Answer the volunteer sign up question in the Registration section.

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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