Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sisters, Oregon
Round trip Oregon to Monterey. Nearly incident free, we had a no start on the return trip at a rest stop. Push start and on our way. Not sure whether it was heat related, 104 degrees in Redding. Spider started after the incident.
We were accompanied by a fellow 1969 Spider owner, so two 50 year old Alfa's made the historic eclipse tour. Speaking of the eclipse we were able to view the mass exodus as we toured north. Cars were lined up from Eugene to Salem, over 50 miles. We learned that the traffic north of Salem was just as bad do we used alternate back roads from Albany to Portland.
Touring back we were forced to use the Interstate due to forest fires on the southern Oregon coast. It can be a bit unnerving traveling at freeway speeds with the multitude of air conditioned SUV's. We had no problems with the speed, it was the noise caused by those 20" tires on the SUV's.
Enjoyable but not something I would like to do frequently.
FYI this Spider has been driven to Chicago from Portland and return trip via Canada #1, so it's used to being driven .
1974 GTV (1969 Tribute)
1993 Spider ( project)
1964 Giulia Sprint. 1966 Giulietta 101 Sprint
1967 Super 1968 GTV 1974 Berlina
1979 Alfetta Mille Miglia 1987 Milano
1953 MGTD 1958 TR3 1962 AH 3000 MKII