Here are some pix from the 10th annual Pasadena Roadster Club Reliability Run, held on May 2 in the San Gabriel Mountains, north of Pasadena, California.
I rode with my father-in-law, Mike, in his 331ci Caddy-powered '32 Ford highboy roadster, "Mighty Whitey." The 100-mile (approximately) round-trip excursion took us up the windy and picturesque Angeles Crest Highway to an elevation of over 6,000 feet. It was soupy and overcast most of the day, but notice how clear it got as we climbed in elevation. We stopped for a break and to admire the view of the high desert to the north. It amazes me how a 90-minute cruise up a mountain road can take you from urban highways and suburban sprawl to a place so tranquil with natural scenery.
Mike drove the course in approximately 3 1/2 hours, arriving back in Pasadena for a cheeseburger lunch, a low-key awards ceremony hosted by the Pasadena Roadster Club, and lots of cool old hot rod roadsters.
Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we did participating in the event
Editor's note: R&C Editor Kevin Lee also participated on the Reliability Run, and will give you his story in the October issue of R&C.