Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southern California
Great thread, I'll be out in LA visiting my parents next week and will have access to my dad's S2000 (it's no Elise but for this purpose it will work fine). I'm willing to drive up to 2 hours past LA (assuming no stops) and plan to make a whole day out of it. Out of the list that the OP put up, which one of those spots can I hit? Obviously I'm not going to make it anywhere near SF.
2 hours north of LA gets you to the Santa Barbara area, you could go up the 154 into the wine country, some nice roads, great scenery/wine/food to be found in Santa Ynez
Keep an eye out for the Marina Del Rey drive as well, you could go and get coffee, talk Lotus and maybe tag along?
1964 Volvo 1800S
1965 Sunbeam Tiger
1966 Pontiac GTO
2005 Lotus Elise
2011 VW Touareg - Support vehicle for all of the above