Travel: Share Your Best Roadtrip Photo With Us!

Share Your Best Roadtrip Photo With Us!

By Petrolicious Productions
September 26, 2014
31 comments

Photography by Afshin Behnia, and David Marvier for Petrolicious

Last week, Petrolista-in-charge Afshin Behnia shared a photo he took of his Alfa Romeo GTV on the Pacific Coast Highway while taking a road trip, on our FacebookΒ page and it received quite a good response. In fact, many people responded by sharing their own road trip photos and pics of their cars. And so we’re running an informal contest where you can’t really win anything except having your photo and car featured on Petrolicious. Furthermore, if your photo is chosen you’ll have the opportunity to be featured in a ‘Your Roadtrip‘ segment.

On Friday we’ll feature the top ten submissions. The deadline was Thursday, October 2 at noon (Pacific time) and has passed. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos!

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Reginald Warlop
Reginald Warlop(@fb_681997188)
7 years ago

This year’s trip with my AC Greyhound was from London to Knokke-le-Zoute on the Belgian coast.
Fabulous roads in Breugelian Flemish flat landscapes, along canals lined with trees and crossing small towns like [url=”https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=damme+belgium&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=j_gvVN6ROc3OaKDPgZAI&ved=0CCAQsAQ”]Damme[/url].

ND
ND
7 years ago

I’d been searching between SEA/LAX the past year for a manual rear-drive car made the year I was born. Nothing too fancy just something to beat the shit out of and have fun with to keep me off my motorbike in the city. I was just about to pull the trigger on an 82 Capri with a 372 windsor that sounded healthy on solid lifters + tremec and a currie rear-end. I drove 130 miles to give the guy a cash offer at 90\% of his asking price and got turned away – luckily. Maybe. The next day I saw a GTV6 in the bay area that was just nasty enough for me. The seller had obviously made a business from cars and I’m sure had been low-balled by a million of ALFA dudes in the area turned off by Balocco body rot. I got a video from the owner prior to catching a bolt bus up from LA. He said everything worked great mechanically and you can never trust that. The video’s only reveal was that the car had cams and could idle. He was cool enough to meet me near my friends shop on Treasure Island making his way from San Jose to seal the deal. A a new radiator was issued as part of the deal prior to meeting. I put in a new temp sensor, some timing adjustment and checked all fluids between my friends shop and Chris Off in Berkely after some inspection the hours after exchanging $. I drove straight from SF into Seattle’s Capitol Hill Ferrari the next day for kicks after the 800 or so miles @3.5k RPM in 5th getting 30mpg. I caught a meeting the next day at 9am and pushed it back to LA after with a 4hr parking lot nap in between – ending up in a muffler shop on Figueroa to remove the restrictor. I’ve been pulled over for that last bit a few times recently and have made it between Seattle and LA another time since this maiden voyage back in May. My girlfriend accompanied me with the straight pipe setup back from Spokane on the last leg of the 2nd trip just 2 weeks back. I’ve thought about supercharging, heard talk of removing the transaxle in favor of better shifting, gotten backed into front bumper removed and haven’t looked back at the Capri even when the guy tried to sell it to me for 1/2 of his original asking price. I’ve gotten comfortable with how to carry speed in the GTV6 and am not the slightest bit insecure how the straight pipe sounds even though my 26 yr old nephew tells me he cant hear the motor ; ) Its underpowered on bilsteins with a bit too much camber and makes up for it all in character. I’ll never forget finding and driving the car of my dreams made the month and the year of my birth for better and worse. As long as the bottom end stays together I’ll drive it for life.

See a few pictures of my trip linked below:

http://bur-n-out.blogspot.com/2014/05/31982-gtv6-balocco.html

Smith
Smith
7 years ago

I don’t have the chance to possess a vintage car but with my Ducati Monster there were some nice road-trips !![url=”file:///H:/Downloads/photo\%20(1).JPG”]Your text to link…[/url]

Sebastiaan Bleuanus
Sebastiaan Bleuanus(@sebastiaan)
7 years ago

Here is the previous toy-car on a proper winter rally in Austria in 2013. Absolutely the most unsuitable car for the event, but great fun!

Adam Hurlburt
Adam Hurlburt(@modelyear1983)
7 years ago

Very difficult to decide on favorites, I have a bunch.

The first shot is my old 174,000-mile, ridden hard, put away wet, smack a deer and fix it with packaging tape, get it sideways every day, year-round workhorse 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata on Mattole Road in Northern California’s Lost Coast. Taken in the middle of a 3,000+ mile road trip in the summer of 2013.

Second shot is from the 2010 Shasta Snow Trip. The blue and white ’65 Riviera Camper is mine. Taken at about six in the morning on day one of three-day off-road spit-window Bus only adventure. Wheel cylinder blew on the red ’59 panel. And the grey camper behind it broke a clutch fork. My only damage that year was a busted front transmission mount (pretty common if you beat on these things on rough roads) and an ignition coil that shook itself free of its mount on the fan shroud. I zip-tied the coil to a cross bar in the engine bay and drove it that way for another month. The Bus was my daily driver and only car for three years.

Third shot was taken in Montana about a month ago when I was on my way back to the Black Hills of South Dakota from Portland, Oregon in my new daily driver/project ’83 Volvo 245 Turbo (manual gearbox, of course).

I like cars.

Adam Hurlburt
Adam Hurlburt(@modelyear1983)
7 years ago
Reply to  Adam Hurlburt

And those photos uploaded in reverse of the order I thought they would … Description one is for shot three, description two is for shot one, and description three is for shot two.
Damn.

Martin Olesen
Martin Olesen(@martin60)
7 years ago

Our Lamborghini 400GT on it’s maiden voyage from Denmark to Italy.
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We just finished restoring it this summer, and what better first trip than to take it to it’s birth country πŸ™‚

Martin Olesen
Martin Olesen(@martin60)
7 years ago
Reply to  Martin Olesen

Here’s the picture πŸ™‚

Clayton Merchant
Clayton Merchant(@mgcam)
7 years ago

Over 2000 mile round trip a few years ago to Portland, Ore. for a NAMGAR event. No trailers for us. Overlooking the Columbia River at Crown Point with ’58 MGA

Mark
7 years ago

Donegal, Ireland, two weeks ago in the emptiness
[url=”http://www.twstr.com/1.jpg”]Porsche backroads[/url]

Johannes Roussel
7 years ago

Passo Gavia in Italy…

[img]http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/11/06/18/67/gavia10.jpg[/img]

James Carroll
James Carroll(@jjcarr)
7 years ago

Picked up my Mini in SF and drove the PCH all the way back to Seattle.

Art Harvey
Art Harvey(@67satisfaction)
7 years ago

1975 Maserati Bora on Route 30 in Upstate New York, May 30, 2014.

V van Houten
V van Houten
7 years ago

Last autumn I bought my first car. A little kashmirbeige BMW E30 316i 2 door saloon. This summer I made my first roadtrip from Groningen (north of the Netherlands) to Paris and Bordeaux. This is my car in St. Emillion best known for its great wines. Around 3000 kilometers mostly tarmac but also some gravel roads/off-road without any problemo’s :). Great car!

Roadtrip 2014.jpg

Victor van Houten
Victor van Houten(@fb_100001855338065)
7 years ago
Reply to  V van Houten

Picture

Ray Houghton
Ray Houghton(@fb_1245381563)
7 years ago

Sorry no picture in the last post. let my try again with a picture. Sorry about the picture quality. I think the picture was taken with an old Motorola Razer flip phone.

Ray Houghton
Ray Houghton(@fb_1245381563)
7 years ago

Roughly 7 years ago My son was working a new job in Colorado. I live in California, but grew up in Colorado, so I have family there. My son had been visiting relatives and had discovered that I hadn’t been back for a visit for well over 5 years. He also knew I was in the search for an old Fiat X1/9. He found one (It didn’t run very well), he bought it, and told me I could have it if I came back to visit my family. So I showed up with a suitcase full of tools and car parts, fixed the car in the parking lot of the apartment where my son lived, spent the week catching up with family, then drove it back to Mendocino. The old Fiat was real champ. I took Hwy 50 (America’s loneliest highway) a place where you can cruise at 100mph without the fear of ever seeing another car. it was a great trip and I got a good 3 years of fun driving out of that car before I let it go. and I still want to get another one.

Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards(@alpine-chapter)
7 years ago

Sunday morning, sky is blue up in the Australia High Country. Day two of Alpine Chapter’s Le Tour De North East annual weekend away. A keen bunch of Alfas ready to tackle the challenging roads that will take us all the way to the top of the Australian High Country.
This photo taken in front of the Blue Duck Inn 2012 by Paul Edwards. The days driving that followed was the best time l have ever had at the wheel of my 1989 Alfa 75ts, complete with 290,000ks on the clock and she just wanted more, what a car! what a day!
Alpine Chapter is our car club we started here in the North East of Victoria Australia. We enjoy hitting the road and discovering new locations. The Blue Duck Inn is one of the best, well to me it’s the best in the hole WORLD! Getting there is there best part, trust me!

Cheers Paul Edwards

Brett Bratton
Brett Bratton
7 years ago

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo obligatory red on black with early offset with original Fuch wheels.

[URL=http://s1198.photobucket.com/user/manticore33/media/951/06-15-11to06-19-11127.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa453/manticore33/951/06-15-11to06-19-11127.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Photograph taken at Assateague Island, VA two days after driving from Central Ohio – Ocean City, MD non-stop overnight after replacing the cylinder head a day before the trip. The car performed flawlessly and the R134a conversion kept us cool enough. It was over 1,500 miles time we headed back to Ohio.

Steve Fitz
Steve Fitz(@monovich)
7 years ago

Here’s mine. 1,200 mile road trip feat. spun rod bearing = S14 rebuild πŸ™

Jaroslav Novak
Jaroslav Novak(@jarno)
7 years ago

Just out of contest… From today. Lot of enthusiasm and fun behind these pictures… (1987 190E 2,3 8v)

Juan Sanchez
Juan Sanchez(@juansanchez)
7 years ago

As far north as you can go on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand.
Simply amazing roads… Especially in a Golf GTi!

[url=”http://i.imgur.com/5LMeC8a.jpg”]From this,[/url] [url=”http://i.imgur.com/N6esiOJ.jpg”]and this,[/url] [url=”http://i.imgur.com/kFjGgOg.jpg”]to this, in just a few seconds.[/url]

Jaroslav Novak
Jaroslav Novak(@jarno)
7 years ago
Reply to  Juan Sanchez

Poodle? πŸ™‚

Juan Sanchez
Juan Sanchez(@juansanchez)
7 years ago
Reply to  Jaroslav Novak

Yep! Well spotted!

Sadly, the old boy’s no longer with us. But he made a fantastic 15 years.

[url=”http://i.imgur.com/X9rISL7.jpg”]Here’s a slightly more easily recognisable pic of him.[/url]

Jaroslav Novak
Jaroslav Novak(@jarno)
7 years ago
Reply to  Juan Sanchez

Was he a “king size”? 15 years is really nice… We have two in family – one king harlequin and one white toy. At first poodles seems odd to me, but their nature is really cool, I love them! πŸ™‚

Sorry to others for non-car spam. πŸ™‚

Juan Sanchez
Juan Sanchez(@juansanchez)
7 years ago
Reply to  Jaroslav Novak

Officially there’s no “king” size, he’s a standard (and was a champion, and has a fine heritage and progeny too), but was a large example. One of 3 we’ve had over the years. We’re in London now after living in New Zealand for all of our lives then being dog free for the first time in forever, so can’t really have another Standard but will be getting a mini or two in the next few months. Sound’s like you’ve got a great combination there!

Doug Churchill
Doug Churchill(@decoupe)
7 years ago

A great road trip is usually memories supported by beauty shots of landscape with your precious car in the foreground. My trip through the US northwest was indelibly imprinted on the front of the car and was captured in one shot that said it all. Like a kid with a big grin after stealing home pie eyed and guilty of all sorts of mayhem.

TJ Martin
TJ Martin
7 years ago

Seeing as how the photos have long since been lost a description will have to do . Driving from Nice to Monte Carlo in 81 with my then former French Playboy centerfold girlfriend in her dads Matra Murena he’d loaned us overlooking the Mediterranean from a particularly photogenic turn out . With her sitting in the car .. door open of course . The car was a looker … she was a looker … and the view framing it all was stunning

Walter R. Moore
Walter R. Moore(@moorewr)
7 years ago

I’m going to be utterly outclassed, but I may as well submit. πŸ™‚

Ryan
Ryan(@radryan03)
7 years ago

Picture from picking the car up for the first time… This was from a stop in Chattanooga, TN…. Was a 1200 mile trip from Mississippi to just outside Manhattan in New Jersey.

Andre L  Hulstaert
Andre L Hulstaert(@andrehul)
7 years ago

While on a trip to Scotland. My 1974 (?) Gran Torino, 460 Police interceptor engine at the Northern most part of Scotland, almost as big as the last house in John.O.Groats and on the cliffs. (and yes, I know that this engine is not normally in there, but is was a ball)