Driving across the US

No, not in a DeTomaso unfortunately. But I'm planning a drive-across-the-US trip between Nov 5th and 15th. I start in LA, and drive through Arizona (Phoenix), New Mexico (El Paso), Texas (Houston), Louisiana (Baton Rouge), Mississippi (Biloxi), Alabama (Mobile), to Ft Lauderdale.

So I would just ask this audience of my American friends for suggestions on what to see en route. I don't have much time for large detours, it has to be within maybe 30 miles from my route. I can sort that out, so any suggestions are welcome. Anything car related: Museum, racetrack, get-togethers for classic cars, whatever.
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Isn't the Petersen Museum in LA? You should probably check that out.

And if you want, you can stop at PI Motorsports down in Anaheim. I think they are building up David B.'s car. You can check it out in the flesh!!

Wink


We rescued you guys from the Nazis, right? Well then, you may be interested in...

Patton Museum

Cool


Then later as your travel on, just past Texas Canyon, you must stop and see this.....


The Thing..


Shoot me a PM with your schedule, and maybe we can get together for a beer and to meet at...

Hot Rods....

The food is generally disappointing, but if you keep your expectations low, it's generally fun.


There's a couple of racetracks along your way... Chuckawalla in Desert Center (east of Indio) is a private track.

http://goracecvr.com/

One of our Pantera Owners is well connected in with the Inde Track in Willcox. I can get you contact information. The Panteras have done a track event there.

http://www.indemotorsports.com/

A cool video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgznXUqo3e0


Rocky
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We rescued you guys from the Nazis, right? Well then, you may be interested in...

Indeed, and later the Commies. And thanks for that

Thanks for the list, and meeting up at Hot Rods would be great (even if they paint cars without covering the things that are not to be painted). Maybe pm me your phone#?

I don't know when I come by there, itinerary is flexible, but my guess would be on the 7th
Does anything like this go on in the US? That's about the only high HP high G-Force thing I haven't seen or tried. I had hoped to find something like it, maybe rent a passenger seat no matter what the cost. I thought they would have that in Louisiana and East of there. But I can't find anything, only in Oregon, and that's a bit off my route

I just can't believe it's not in the US...?
Jet Sprint Boat

Can you imagine sitting there?!
On board
Mikael -

You have to go on the "Sea Blaster" in Destin.

It's south of your route off I-10, but only by about 45 minutes. It's probably about a whole afternoon trip in total.

The beaches in Destin are spectacular, and the weather ought to be wonderful - it's after the Hurricane season.

The Sea Blaster

Trip Advisor - Sea Blaster Review

There is a guy who pours the unlimited beer and wine on the Sea Blaster - no matter how rough the seas are, he never spills a drop.

Highly recommended.

Chuck

PS> I'll send you my contact info. Look forward to hooking up with you at Hot Rods.

Chuck


PS. If you can, swing down south and head to the Florabama - Right on the line between Florida and Alabama in Perdido Key. Not sure how far out of your way it would be, but if you are down in Biloxi and Mobile, it shouldn't be that far.

Review of the Florabama.

Also in that area (Gulf Shores) there is a preponderance of UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) activity. I can not say if it is due to people spending too much time at the Florabama or not.....
As you come out of El Paso, you should go to Cattleman's Steak House in Fabens.

Cattlemans Steak House

I am struggling to recommend whether I should recommend you cut across El Paso on Trans-Mountain Highway or not. If you were going both ways, I would say you should take both routes (I-10 and Trans-Mountain), but as you are only going on one direction, you should probably stay on I-10 and see downtown El Paso.

If you look to the right as you are entering El Paso, you will see a big hill with a cross on the top. Mexican Religious Pilgrims climb this as a Holy Adventure, and are often robbed by banditos.


Also as you are coming across through Las Cruces, you should stop for sightseeing, and and perhaps dinner in Old Mesilla. Get some of the dishes with the Mole Sauce (a traditional favorite that includes chocolate (coacoa) in the reciepe).

Historic Mesilla


If you don't have time to go to Mesilla, but are hungry, get off in Las Cruces and eat lunch at Dick's. They have GREAT green chili cheese burgers...

Yelp - Dick's Cafe, Las Cruces

I am starting to wish wish I could ride along with you!
Sounds like a great Trip Mikael!

You should get some good New Mexico food when you go from Phoenix to El Paso. Las Cruces might be a good place to stop along the way. Try anything with Green Chili (the best green chili in the world if from New Mexico!) and Sopapillas! Mmm!

On your way to Houston you'll go through San Antonio and should check out the River Walk.

Circuit of the Americas is not far off the path in Austin but I don't think there is any racing going on in your time period.

Cheers!
Dennis
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Originally posted by Rocky:
Mikael -
PS. If you can, swing down south and head to the Florabama - Right on the line between Florida and Alabama in Perdido Key. Not sure how far out of your way it would be, but if you are down in Biloxi and Mobile, it shouldn't be that far.

.....

I have property on Perdido Key, Fl...best beaches!

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