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      06-30-2019, 07:19 PM   #1
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This was my first trip to Maryhill Loops Road near Goldendale, WA. It's a privately owned closed road available for rent. I estimate the paved surface is no more than 25 feet wide and has basalt rock rubble off the shoulders, with only a few feet before significant embankments. Fun!

One of my better runs:


Following my friend's GT4:


Following another friend's Cayman S:


We drove down the hill "Sunday afternoon drive style". My 15 year old son, who has had his permit for 8 months, had never driven the 1M, but has practiced driving our manual e30 325e. I gave him downhill duty all afternoon and gave him some pointers on finding "the line". It was so fun to see his confidence build....this is his final trip down, still timid (mainly because he knows the 1M is my baby and is a monster) but definitely getting more comfortable!

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Nice open road, looks fun! Thx for sharing
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Those are the most beautiful roads I've seen in a while but man what a waste. Get a car you don't mind messing up to do those events.
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Those are the most beautiful roads I've seen in a while but man what a waste. Get a car you don't mind messing up to do those events.
My 1M is a track/autocross tool. I don't care about its so called collector value. I bought it new, drive it the way it was intended to be driven, and have gotten my money's worth. Every time I get behind the wheel is a bonus.

A 1M sitting in a garage collecting "value", driven carefully to Cars 'n Coffee once a month....that's a waste!

In case you missed it, this is a closed course privately owned road that a group of us rented. No two-way traffic.
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My 1M is a track/autocross tool. I don't care about it so called collector value. I bought it new, drive it the way it was intended to be driven, and have gotten my money's worth. Every time I get behind the wheel is a bonus.

A 1M sitting in a garage collecting "value", driven carefully to Cars 'n Coffee once a month....that's a waste!

In case you missed it, this is a closed course privately owned road that a group of us rented. No two-way traffic.
Well said. My wife and I run hillclimbs on the other side of the country in eastern PA. She bounced her 135i off a guardrail this past weekend. Stuff happens, and it is much better than having it sit in the garage! I give you a ton of credit for using the 1M for what it was designed for.

Sorry for the hijack but here is what one of our hills looks like, Pagoda Hillclimb in Reading, Pa. We run a longer version in August where it continues for a mile after the finish here.


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My 1M is a track/autocross tool. I don't care about it so called collector value. I bought it new, drive it the way it was intended to be driven, and have gotten my money's worth. Every time I get behind the wheel is a bonus.

A 1M sitting in a garage collecting "value", driven carefully to Cars 'n Coffee once a month....that's a waste!

In case you missed it, this is a closed course privately owned road that a group of us rented. No two-way traffic.
Well said. My wife and I run hillclimbs on the other side of the country in eastern PA. She bounced her 135i off a guardrail this past weekend. Stuff happens, and it is much better than having it sit in the garage! I give you a ton of credit for using the 1M for what it was designed for.

Sorry for the hijack but here is what one of our hills looks like, Pagoda Hillclimb in Reading, Pa. We run a longer version in August where it continues for a mile after the finish here.

Sweet! And totally on topic!
I don't know what's worse, steep embankments with no barrier, or trees at the edge of the pavement, LOL.
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Sweet! And totally on topic!
I don't know what's worse, steep embankments with no barrier, or trees at the edge of the pavement, LOL.
They both hurt!
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Bonus!

We noticed a drone overhead when driving back down once. It was probably being flown from a scenic lookout on a nearby highway. The guy operating the drone managed to track down one of my my YouTube posts and posted a link to his video, so cool!

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Fantastic thread. Thanks for sharing some great video.

Reminds me of my last day out with my Cayman S buddy.

https://carsonfilm.tumblr.com/post/1...off-we-decided

Edit: updated link to my buddy's source Tumblr rather than repost
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