Without interesting roads driving a sports car would be no fun. Please share with us pictures of some of your favorite roads, or pictures of a memorable road trip.

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OK. Let's get down to brass tacks. The US has a population of over 300 million. Canada has a population of 30 million in an area twice the size of the US. I'm going to take a wild stab at it here, but it's my guess that our ratio of traffic cops to km (or mile, take your pick) of road is going to be waaaay more favourable.

You see, while you Americans can only use your Pantera to crawl along in endless stop-and-go traffic jams at the Traffic Gestapo-enforced pedestrian speed limit in a vain attempt to impress the girls, us Canadians get to tear up some pavement and regularly drive our cars the way they were intended to be driven.

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If anybody was to question me, I would have to deny any knowledge of the origins of the photograph below, and specifically deny that it could have possibly originated in the course of the trip depicted in the previous photo.

It is posted here for illustrative purposes only; to show that the purely hypothetical [ahem] scenario depicted below is feasible only north of the 50th parallel (and why I needed that 540hp 427).

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Originally posted by Peter H:
...you Americans can only use your Pantera to crawl along in endless stop-and-go traffic jams ...


No traffic jams in sight. While you're waiting for the snow to melt in the spring, or watching the snow falling in the Autumn, these are a small sampling of the roads I get to enjoy in sunny California. Spring and Autumn are my favorite driving seasons. The picture below is looking north along a stretch of Hwy 1 which is about 2 hours north of my home. That's the Pacific Ocean to the west....

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Hwy 180 in Kings Canyon National Park. Kings Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon, the difference between the two is you can drive from the top to the bottom of the Kings Canyon. Still only a few hours from Fillmore.

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Ever heard of the dragon?

A stretch of US tarmac well known amongst motorcyle & sports car enthusiasts, Hwy 129 (aka the dragon) is a small national highway between Tenessee and North Carolina featuring 318 turns in 11 miles.

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I mention the dragon, because California has a stretch of road known as the Little Dragon. Hwy 49 is a long scenic highway that takes you through the heart of California's historic gold mining country, on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. A 16 mile stretch of this highway, between Coulterville and Bear Valley, is the Little Dragon:

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OK, OK. I'll admit that there may be the odd good under-policed road south of the 50th. While I'm at it, I may even admit we have the odd traffic jam up here in Canada:

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