PICS--Beartooth run08 non-x-1/9----hoping one day to be X-1/9 related

PICS--Beartooth run08 non-x-1/9----hoping one day to be X-1/9 related

Joined: November 30th, 2003, 12:16 am

June 23rd, 2008, 6:50 pm #1

well guys...... although it's not X-1/9 relative I figured I'd share this with you as in the next couple of years when my X is up to the task I would like to have a X-1/9 meet and do the beartooth run with some X's if theres enough interest. I guess you could consider this a comercial for things to come in the future. And I must admit although I've driven this route many times this was the first time with a group. We had many differant types of cars. Roughly, its a 250 mile drive starting in Billings MT, goes through Laurel Mt, Redlodge, over Beartooth pass. We eat lunch in Cooke city, then go back on Chief Joseph scenic highway towards Cody Wy, then back up through Laurel into Billings MT. Billings is about 3500ft, and Beartooth pass almost hits 11,000ft. So needless to say it's quite a drive. this was just this last saturday 6-21-08 ----- note the amount of snow still on the pass, people are still sking and the pass just opened up for use a few weeks ago.
My buddies girlfriend was taking pics from his car...... don't have too many scenic pics of this trip, but can show off a few from previous trips if you guys want. My car is the 1988 civic charcoal grey.

To sum up this drive....... its probibly the most incredible drive in the northwest........ period.


















these pics are from last year. The one is a jantage spot overlooking Redlodge about 6,000 ft below. the other is the actual top of the pass looking down the ski slope which turns out to be a huge pond in the summer at the bottom.











Matt (Dr.Auto)(Montana USA)
1978 Fiat X-1/9 Auto-X project
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Mark Rawlings
Mark Rawlings

June 24th, 2008, 2:28 am #2

Seventh picture down. I'll be there visiting in July. The Beartooth Highway is one of the best roads in the USA.

Mark Rawlings
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N. Amada Japan
N. Amada Japan

June 24th, 2008, 3:45 am #3

well guys...... although it's not X-1/9 relative I figured I'd share this with you as in the next couple of years when my X is up to the task I would like to have a X-1/9 meet and do the beartooth run with some X's if theres enough interest. I guess you could consider this a comercial for things to come in the future. And I must admit although I've driven this route many times this was the first time with a group. We had many differant types of cars. Roughly, its a 250 mile drive starting in Billings MT, goes through Laurel Mt, Redlodge, over Beartooth pass. We eat lunch in Cooke city, then go back on Chief Joseph scenic highway towards Cody Wy, then back up through Laurel into Billings MT. Billings is about 3500ft, and Beartooth pass almost hits 11,000ft. So needless to say it's quite a drive. this was just this last saturday 6-21-08 ----- note the amount of snow still on the pass, people are still sking and the pass just opened up for use a few weeks ago.
My buddies girlfriend was taking pics from his car...... don't have too many scenic pics of this trip, but can show off a few from previous trips if you guys want. My car is the 1988 civic charcoal grey.

To sum up this drive....... its probibly the most incredible drive in the northwest........ period.


















these pics are from last year. The one is a jantage spot overlooking Redlodge about 6,000 ft below. the other is the actual top of the pass looking down the ski slope which turns out to be a huge pond in the summer at the bottom.











Matt (Dr.Auto)(Montana USA)
1978 Fiat X-1/9 Auto-X project
It's remind me driving Rockey mountain, Estes Park from Boulder Co.
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

June 24th, 2008, 5:52 am #4

well guys...... although it's not X-1/9 relative I figured I'd share this with you as in the next couple of years when my X is up to the task I would like to have a X-1/9 meet and do the beartooth run with some X's if theres enough interest. I guess you could consider this a comercial for things to come in the future. And I must admit although I've driven this route many times this was the first time with a group. We had many differant types of cars. Roughly, its a 250 mile drive starting in Billings MT, goes through Laurel Mt, Redlodge, over Beartooth pass. We eat lunch in Cooke city, then go back on Chief Joseph scenic highway towards Cody Wy, then back up through Laurel into Billings MT. Billings is about 3500ft, and Beartooth pass almost hits 11,000ft. So needless to say it's quite a drive. this was just this last saturday 6-21-08 ----- note the amount of snow still on the pass, people are still sking and the pass just opened up for use a few weeks ago.
My buddies girlfriend was taking pics from his car...... don't have too many scenic pics of this trip, but can show off a few from previous trips if you guys want. My car is the 1988 civic charcoal grey.

To sum up this drive....... its probibly the most incredible drive in the northwest........ period.


















these pics are from last year. The one is a jantage spot overlooking Redlodge about 6,000 ft below. the other is the actual top of the pass looking down the ski slope which turns out to be a huge pond in the summer at the bottom.











Matt (Dr.Auto)(Montana USA)
1978 Fiat X-1/9 Auto-X project
Was it cold?  I see folks in t-shirts... some magnificent views... thanks for sharing...

My best,



Tony
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Joined: May 21st, 2002, 4:25 am

June 24th, 2008, 5:59 am #5

well guys...... although it's not X-1/9 relative I figured I'd share this with you as in the next couple of years when my X is up to the task I would like to have a X-1/9 meet and do the beartooth run with some X's if theres enough interest. I guess you could consider this a comercial for things to come in the future. And I must admit although I've driven this route many times this was the first time with a group. We had many differant types of cars. Roughly, its a 250 mile drive starting in Billings MT, goes through Laurel Mt, Redlodge, over Beartooth pass. We eat lunch in Cooke city, then go back on Chief Joseph scenic highway towards Cody Wy, then back up through Laurel into Billings MT. Billings is about 3500ft, and Beartooth pass almost hits 11,000ft. So needless to say it's quite a drive. this was just this last saturday 6-21-08 ----- note the amount of snow still on the pass, people are still sking and the pass just opened up for use a few weeks ago.
My buddies girlfriend was taking pics from his car...... don't have too many scenic pics of this trip, but can show off a few from previous trips if you guys want. My car is the 1988 civic charcoal grey.

To sum up this drive....... its probibly the most incredible drive in the northwest........ period.


















these pics are from last year. The one is a jantage spot overlooking Redlodge about 6,000 ft below. the other is the actual top of the pass looking down the ski slope which turns out to be a huge pond in the summer at the bottom.











Matt (Dr.Auto)(Montana USA)
1978 Fiat X-1/9 Auto-X project
east of the Cascades or south of the California/Oregon border is just "The West"... until you pass either the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada.....then it's "The East" or "The Southwest",right?..... ;<)
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Joined: September 7th, 2004, 1:29 pm

June 24th, 2008, 11:35 am #6

well guys...... although it's not X-1/9 relative I figured I'd share this with you as in the next couple of years when my X is up to the task I would like to have a X-1/9 meet and do the beartooth run with some X's if theres enough interest. I guess you could consider this a comercial for things to come in the future. And I must admit although I've driven this route many times this was the first time with a group. We had many differant types of cars. Roughly, its a 250 mile drive starting in Billings MT, goes through Laurel Mt, Redlodge, over Beartooth pass. We eat lunch in Cooke city, then go back on Chief Joseph scenic highway towards Cody Wy, then back up through Laurel into Billings MT. Billings is about 3500ft, and Beartooth pass almost hits 11,000ft. So needless to say it's quite a drive. this was just this last saturday 6-21-08 ----- note the amount of snow still on the pass, people are still sking and the pass just opened up for use a few weeks ago.
My buddies girlfriend was taking pics from his car...... don't have too many scenic pics of this trip, but can show off a few from previous trips if you guys want. My car is the 1988 civic charcoal grey.

To sum up this drive....... its probibly the most incredible drive in the northwest........ period.


















these pics are from last year. The one is a jantage spot overlooking Redlodge about 6,000 ft below. the other is the actual top of the pass looking down the ski slope which turns out to be a huge pond in the summer at the bottom.











Matt (Dr.Auto)(Montana USA)
1978 Fiat X-1/9 Auto-X project
Many years (40) to be exact. Looks like fun, thanks for sharing.
Brett
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Joined: November 30th, 2003, 12:16 am

June 24th, 2008, 4:52 pm #7

well if any of you guy happen to be in the area feel free to give me a call. (Matt Walsh 406-855-9631) That seventh picture is looking down into the Chief Joseph scenic highway. I love beartooth pass..... but Chief Joseph highway is almost better.....less people and the turns are at a higher pace.
Don't know what to say about the comment on Montana and if its in the nothwest or not....... I mean the continental divide (The Rockies) Run right down the western third of the state. Glacier area takes up 1/5 of the state. I realize that the eastern side is a whole bunch of nothing..... thats kindof where I live.... but on the other hand I'm a few hours from the highest point in Montana too .... Granit Peak.

The beartooth drive was a blast. It was about 65-80 degF but felt like about 50degF when the wind blew on top with all the snow.

Don't forget about me if any of you guys are in the area. I'd like to meet some of the Xweb people...... and with luck I'd like to have a X-1/9 run through the beartooths someday if you guys want.

Matt (Dr.Auto)(Montana USA)
1978 Fiat X-1/9 Auto-X project
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classicalgas
classicalgas

June 25th, 2008, 6:37 am #8

Just playing with "the wet northwest" stereotype.Essentially I was saying that nothing but western Washington and western Oregon counts as " northwest " to us northwesterners.
On the other hand,if you are on the east side of the continental divide,doesn't that make you an "easterner" by definition? ;<)
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Joined: November 30th, 2003, 12:16 am

June 25th, 2008, 6:21 pm #9

I thought your comment had a hint of irony. I wasn't really sure what part of the country you were from either which helps knowing your from that part.

But since I live in a state that is east and west because the divide runs through it..... wouldn't there be a split in terminology? Then that would mean I live in the eastern side of a partially northwestern state which makes my state divided in location by division but whole in including both eastern and western qualities. And if that makes any sense..... then just think about how we have water that flows east and west. Which pretty much makes me the center of the universe then....... I have freash water but.....look out I'm peeing in my stream..... coming at you. LOL

Matt (Dr.Auto)(Montana USA)
1978 Fiat X-1/9 Auto-X project
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Joined: May 21st, 2002, 4:25 am

June 25th, 2008, 9:49 pm #10

all over the screen! Thanks!
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