Posts Tagged ‘Driving’

Moving the Fleet – Rusty But Trusty Relocation

September 17, 2015

After a long period of separation, during which RustyButTrusty’s headquarters and vast team of writers relocated to the lovely Portland, Oregon metro area, the fleet was brought up to its new headquarters. Two good friends with mechanical skill and/or a desire to drive old cars were enlisted. After several months of disuse, the cars were woken from their slumber and forced to make up for missed time. Sadly, there was not enough time to explore west coast back roads, as part of the incentive for driving up in convoy was a visit to the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, OR. So the trip was a simplified version of the 700 mile dash up the interior of California and Oregon. Do you like sweating on hot, vinyl seats because it’s 90 degrees out? Nobody said this lifestyle didn’t involve suffering…

1 1977 Alfa Spider on SF Bay Bridge


RustyButTrusty on the Track – 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT Goes To Laguna Seca

December 5, 2014

Forgive the repetition, but it’s no fun having old cars if you don’t use them – whether it’s for a car show, a track day, a cruising night or a backroads drive, or just a simple errand. So in spite of the ongoing relocation of RustyButTrusty HQ to a colder climate, and winter’s imminent arrival, there are still opportunities to get the cars out for some exercise. In this case, it was to use a gift certificate for a Hooked on Driving track day at the historic Laguna Seca race track in Salinas, CA.

1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT at Laguna Seca corkscrew normal size


Nearly Live From The Scene – 2014 California Melee Report

September 9, 2014

This past weekend was the occasion for the 2014 California Melee, a low-buck 3-day event that’s been held since 1997. The Melee features fast back road touring in roughly the same vicinity as its more high-brow neighbor, the California Mille (Miglia), going from San Francisco to Red Bluff to Fort Bragg and back to SF. In addition to fantastic driving, you get great scenery since this covers the wine country, Central Valley, and the northern California coast with its beautiful shoreline and gigantic redwood trees. There are also a few dirt sections, which explains the condition of the RustyButTrusty 2002.

2014 California Melee 1