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  • Impromptu (apparently they call that a "pop up" now) drive: Malibu, Sunday July 28, 7:40am

    Throwback EOM Malibu (aka Impromptu EOQ Malibu!)

    7:40AM Sunday July 28, 2019

    VONS at Sunset and PCH (by the Sunset Blvd side)

    17380 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

    We roll at 7:55AM. We won't wait, so don't be late.

    No route sheets or maps, but we will be using walkie-talkie radios on our usual channel. This is a half day only. All other normal rules apply (don't be stupid; don't cross the double yellow; don't lose sight of the person *behind* you; don't make any turns onto another road without being sure the person behind you sees you do it; do NOT drive beyond your comfort level). Probably gonna be a small group. Gas up at either the 76 or Shell stations. Grab sunscreen and a few bottles of water at Vons. See ya then.

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    S2K Days Attendee: Belterra, IN - 07 | Lake George, NY - 08 | San Francisco, CA - 09 | Asheville, NC - 10 | Keystone, SD - 11 | Golden, CO - 12 | Atlanta, GA - 13 | Hood River, OR - 14 | Cumberland Falls, KY - 15 | Durango, CO - 16 | Fredericksburg, TX - 17 | SoCal, CA - 18 | Gettysburg, PA - 19

    Where have you driven your S2000?

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    • #3
      This is one of the many times that I wished that I still lived in So Cal.

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      • #4
        We had a good day. Early start meant for more moderate temps. I was busy driving and countr take a lot of pictures, but here are a few.

        We stopped at Paramount Ranch for a potty break at the ranger station there and a quick walk through of the section that got destroyed by the Woolsey fire. I took pictures of that last week so I will post those also. Only things that escaped the fire were the church and the train depot.

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        You can see the train depot in the distance in the background because the trees have been all burned. Before, it was not visible because of all the leafy trees. All those brownish looking trees with no leaves... all burned and dead.


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        Just here for the Tuna.


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        With some mustard and ketchup.


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        Burned up facades as seen through the fencing. The fences have murals on them with images of how the town used to look and images of what movies were shot there.


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        This sign WAS mounted up on a wooden post that was about 10 feet away. It burned. The sign fell. And the lexan is melted. Kind of interesting effect, actually.


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        I don't know what this poster was before the fire, but I'm guessing it had info about either the racing/car themed movies which had scenes filmed here, or maybe it was about the fact that Paramount Ranch Raceway used to be here back in the late '50s. If you have read "The Last Open Road" books, the author makes references to some of the races held in SoCal and many of them were here. It was closed after only two years though because, well, it was too dangerous of a track and drivers died in some bad wrecks. That's a steering wheel on the sign.
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          This was the HUGE tree that hovered over the "jail" and signage that told most of the story of this movie set for visitors who first enter the area. Pretty much everyone who visited here has taken a picture of what used to be here.


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          People walking between the burned out structures on their way to the "train depot" which was spared and is where they are still holding entertainment events like movies and live performances under the stars.



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          Remnants of one of the few real foundations there. There used to be functioning bathrooms in here.


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          What's left of the large open sided structure where all of the picnic tables were. Was often used by Craft Services for feeding cast and crew. And the local scout troops and others also rented the space for various events.


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          Burned up trees. And in any of these photos, if you look at the hills, you'll recognize them as the backdrop of many a MASH episode scene. Imagine the helicopter coming in over those hills. Yep, this was apparently Korea.


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          Depressing foreground shot... but look in the distance.


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          The church was far enough out that it had defensible space and was spared.


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          And the train depot. And an event in preparation.


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          • #6
            ^ Pics don't show.

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            • #7
              Yes, pics don't show. I really want to see Paramount Ranch after the fire.
              S2KDays: 2018 SoCal || 2017 Fredericksburg || 2016 Durango || 2014 Hood River || 2011 Black Hills

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              • #8
                Apparently I'm doing something wrong.

                My phone has been unhappy since an update last week, so maybe that is a contributing factor. Odd part is that I see them. I'll check it out on a desktop computer later.
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                • #9
                  Fixed that. Now you can see the carnage. So many homes, structures, and trees were lost that some of the roads are hardly recognizable in the area. Places where I used to say, "ah, there's the white fence ahead. Now look for the gate and that's your braking point," are completely gone. Just gone.

                  There is some green, as you can see, in the pictures because we had so much rain during the winter and spring. So fresh scrub has come up. In about a month those will be mostly beige though. That's a normal part of California's weather cycle. But still, it's nice to see the green areas. There are too many places where you know a house used to be there because you see a chimney still standing... and that's it.

                  The Snake on Mulholland Highway is still closed to traffic. The small bridge just south of the Rock Store and directly next to Cornell Winery and The Old Place Restaurant (we went the wine tasting room on the after drive day) which melted during the fire is partly rebuilt. It's open as a single lane for alternating direction traffic passage. I wonder what it will look like when complete. It's kind of interesting right now. Portions of the park across the street are burned, but most of the rest of that area did okay.
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                  • #10
                    To give a feel for where things are/were, here is an overhead view.

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                    • #11
                      Fires were a regular part of life when I was growing up. They were always destructive. I have good memories of our stop there for S2KDays.

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                        Regarding R.Murphy's picture of a board with an attached steering wheel, it's probably this poster that I took a picture of during S2KDays 2018.
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