Most car enthusiast see a trip to places like Malibu or Ojai as more of a fun run than a task, myself included. We are what people in the industry refer to as "spirited" drivers. We have been around a longtime and although the ongoing overpopulation has made it harder for us to enjoy this lifestyle, it can still be found.
The "g" testing on ramp known as a clover leaf
A good friend of mine, Jason Scott, writes about adventures for people like us every other week in the Thursday Big Toyz section of our paper. He speaks of great road trips both on and off road in the tri-counties. You can learn of trips up to King's Canyon or along the Rock Walls of Ojai. These are the drives that remind us why we have such a love for the automobile. This love is the freedom to fill-up and take the road less traveled.
Although most complain of taxes and traffic in SoCal, these taxes are what help maintain beautiful back roads and legal 4x4 paths in the Sierras. Stop being a yuppy and find the 4 wheel drive button on that Escalade already! Here's motivation for you; Most manufacturer's recommend putting 4 wheel drive vehicles into 4x4 at least once a month to keep things lubed and such.
If your the person with a 300hp car that never breaks 3000rpm, drive it like it's hot! I'm not saying to find out if the governor really kicks in at 146 or to bounce the needle off the rev limiter. I'm saying to at least find out why your car requires "performance" rated tires (Z-W).
So if your the type that "can't drive 55" or even if your on the conservative side, check out Jason's Sunday Drives and let loose from the everyday grind!