California to NY 2011 – Day 5: Cody Wyoming to Rapid City South Dakota

Total Distance: 650.57 km (404.2 mi) Total Time: 11:26:09 Moving Time: 9:06:21 Average Speed: 56.89 km/h (35.3 mi/h) Average Moving Speed: 71.44 km/h (44.4 mi/h) Max Speed: 137.77 km/h (85.6 mi/h) Min Elevation: 981 m (3217 ft) Max Elevation: 2727 m (8947 ft) Elevation Gain: 4269 m (14004 ft) Thorough-out  the …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 17 – San Francisco

San Francisco With one day to go before we start our long trip back east, we spent a realizing day in beautiful San Francisco. Entering the city we were greeted by someone yelling “Three men and a Giulia!”  to us as we drove down Columbus ave. Quite a nice welcome!  …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 16 – Pebble beach Concours d’Elegance

Sunday, time for the big one. Large in all things; scope, quality, and entry fee. Situated in on the normally very private Pebble Beach golf course just off of 17mile drive that you normally would have to pay $25 just to drive on, is the ultimate in snobbery and amazingly …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 14 – Concours d’Lemons / Laguna Seca Vintage Racing

Across the country a group of racers with a sense of humor and a small budget compete in the 24 hours of Lemons. (http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/) This static display presents some of those cars along side a sampling of non-competition car that are well known for their odd and quirky styling. This …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 13 – Concorso Italiano

As much as I enjoy driving the super, it was a pleasure not having to think about a days drive ahead. Although waking at 5:30 to wash a car in the cold, damp darkness was not fun.  Concorso Italiano was set for today (http://concorso.com/). It’s claimed to be the largest …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway- Day 11 – Auburn California to Salinas California

Now having entered the state of California the terrain Suddenly changes again. Gone are the bleak desserts of tumbleweeds and distant hills now replaced by lush green mountains and twisty roads that seem to descend for an eternity. We’ve been at high altitude for so long that it’s easy to …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 10- Bonneville to Auburn California

Total Distance: 763.28 km (474.3 mi) Total Time: 9:34:15 Moving Time: 7:00:44 Average Speed: 79.75 km/h (49.6 mi/h) Average Moving Speed: 108.85 km/h (67.6 mi/h) Max Speed: 141.73 km/h (88.1 mi/h) Min Elevation: 359 m (1179 ft) Max Elevation: 2179 m (7148 ft) Elevation Gain: 3283 m (10772 ft) Max …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 9 – Vernal Utah to Bonneville Salt Flats

Total Distance: 518.30 km (322.1 mi) Total Time: 14:23:26 Moving Time: 8:47:08 Average Speed: 36.02 km/h (22.4 mi/h) Average Moving Speed: 58.99 km/h (36.7 mi/h) Max Speed: 142.54 km/h (88.6 mi/h) Min Elevation: 1250 m (4101 ft) Max Elevation: 2413 m (7918 ft) Elevation Gain: 2738 m (8982 ft) Max …

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 8 – Boulder Colorado to Vernal Utah

Total Distance: 541.09 km (336.2 mi) Total Time: 11:20:50 Moving Time: 7:23:20 Average Speed: 47.68 km/h (29.6 mi/h) Average Moving Speed: 73.23 km/h (45.5 mi/h) Max Speed: 137.20 km/h (85.2 mi/h) Min Elevation: 1433 m (4703 ft) Max Elevation: 3691 m (12110 ft) Elevation Gain: 4527 m (14853 ft) Max …