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Rollin' Up the Blue Ridge Vol. 6

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It’s early spring in Virginia, that lovely week or two between freezing rain and pollen death clouds, where the mornings are clear and chilly but the afternoons are sunny and warm. Perfect weather for our sixth Blue Ridge cruise.

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Hosted by JCVA, the cruise is open to any make/model/year of car or bike. As usual we had a group departing from Richmond to meet the rest of the participants at the starting point near Wintergreen.

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This may have been the biggest group starting from Richmond that we’ve had yet.

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Not a bad view for the hour-and-a-bit drive out to the starting point.

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We definitely got some interesting looks with a bunch of crazy cars all driving together.

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Eventually we made it to Devil’s Backbone, the starting point of our cruise.

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Soon more cars from around the state started to roll in.

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The plate on this R32 may have been my favorite of the day.

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The starting point also serves a a mini-meet, as we all hang out, chat, and check out all the cool cars for an hour or so.

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Leaving Devil’s Backbone, we headed towards Crabtree Falls to take the winding road over the mountain.

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Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of pictures of the cruise itself, mostly because everyone focuses on the twisty mountain road!

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Once we got over the mountain, it’s a short drive to Smiley’s Fuel City in Raphine where we let the cars cool down, hang out, and maybe grab a snack from the shop.

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So many Nissans!

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Can’t have a cruise on a twisty road and not expect a good presence from Mazda.

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Turbo rotary, NA inline six, and turbo inline six, some great engine sounds from these three!

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We all got together for a quick group picture before heading back over the mountain. We didn’t even have any serious mechanical issues this time, just some wiring issues on a Miata, a misfire on an RX8, and some brake fade on a Civic, all of which were remedied quickly. My MR2 even got 34mpg on this trip! I’d like to thank everyone that came out and made this event a huge success. As with every cruise we’ve done, we had zero problems with dangerous driving, obnoxious revving, burnouts, racing or any of the other negative behaviors commonly associated with car events. It’s a testament to the quality of the people involved, and everyone in attendance helped make for a very fun day. I hope to see you all at our next cruise this fall! Check out below for more pictures.

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