Your car remembers Gerald Ford, but it still has to pass smog. There are fun roads to drive, but there are other places in the US with elevation changes. Also, your rent? LOL! Goodbye car budget. Not that it matters; your non OEM engine swap, mild exhaust, and forced induction setup is illegal.
If you live in LA I’m very sorry to hear that and respect your right to self-delude. Yes! The Peterson! Hotrodding! Let it out. Let it all out...
edit: It must be said that this is all in good fun. I live somewhere that also sucks. Everything is rusty and the most fun roads are closed or too dangerous to bother during the winter. And it fucking snowed a couple inches yesterday... April 2nd.