Favorite Drives:

We are a car club aren't we? So should one of our favorite things be to drive in our cars? Here are some suggestions for driving routes that you might want to try with your Porsche. Are we missing your favorite? Send the info to: zonerep@zone8.org


Arizona Region

Bagdad Highway
Another awesome stretch in AZ is the Bagdad Highway. 38 miles of twisty bliss. The drive should start heading north on 89 from Wickenburg through Congress and Yarnell. Left on Kirkland Road to Kirkland and the Bagdad Highway. Return from Bagdad to 97, 97 south to 93. Back to Wickenburg on 93.
--Patrick Bryson


California Inland Region

Glendora Ridge Road
Here's a link to a map: http://www.sundaymorningrides.com/road/5693728/full.cgi
The Glendora Ridge Road, in the LA County mountains, is a fantastic windy up & down 2-lane well maintained road; not always open, especially in the winter, but when it is open there usually is very little traffic. I've traveled it several times over the last 8 years in 3 different sports cars: a '64 TR4, a '81 Porsche 911SC, and a '92 Porsche 968. The most traffic I ever encountered was about 5 cars or 3 motorcycles or 6 bicyclist. Of course, I always go during the week, as I bet it's a little more traffic on the weekends since it's so close to Los Angeles/OC.
--George Weigand


California Central Coast Region

Highway 1 from Morro Bay to Monterey
Want to give you a "favorite road" - Highway 1 from Morro Bay to Monterey - a beautiful winding road with very little traffic - try it some time. Most of the road is along the ocean with frequent view opportunities.
--Gene Ross

Old Creek between Cayucos and 46. (I hear the Santa Rosa Creek Road is still very rough...) All of the Eastern Paso Robles.....Atascadero Roads are super!! Great fun.
--Lynda & Frank Merrill


Los Angeles Region

Pacific Coast Highway
Take if from Sunset Ave to Bloom State Park
--Allan Slocum

Mulholland Drive
For a great night cruising take Mulholland Drive from Beverly Glen Blvd to Laurel Canyon Blvd
--Allan Slocum


Riverside Region

Idllywild Mountain Drive
Take highway 74 from Palm Desert towards Idllywild and then turn on 243 towards Banning


San Diego Region

Couser Canyon
It's short but sweet: Couser Canyon Road between highway 76 and Lilac Road


Santa Barbara Region

Here are two of my favorite Santa Barbara area drives. -- Nicolas Liakas

  • Take Hwy 101 to Ventura. Take Hwy 33 towards Ojai. Stay on 33 as it veers north as you enter the western end of Ojai. Continue on 33 while it twists and climbs and descents until you reach the ranger/fire station on your right. Five hundred feet past station, turn right onto Lockwood Valley Road, eventually reaching I-5 for return trip home.
  • Hwy 101 to Santa Barbara. Take Hwy 154 (San Marcos Pass) past town of Los Olivos. Turn right onto Foxen Cyn Road. Follow Foxen Cyn until it becomes Betteravia Road is Sisquoc. Continue to junction with Hwy 101 South for return trip home.

Southern Arizona Region

Arivaca Road
Top of the list is Arivaca Road in southern Arizona. Starting at Amada off highway 19 and joining Sasabe Road (286). Take 286 north to Three Points where 286 joins W. Ajo Highway (86)
--Patrick Bryson