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Latest from the Joyride Guru

October 14, 2017
From the Vault: Look at a map of southeastern San Diego County and you'll see where Interstate 8 and Highway 94 form the shape of an eye, with the widest spot coming near where I-8 passes Pine Valley and SR-94 hits Campo. The center of that wide spot is our destination for today's San Diego day trip, one of the most remote, rugged and beautiful spots anywhere in the county — the Corral Canyon Off Highway Vehicle Area.
October 12, 2017
This fantastic photo, taken April 29, 1921, shows the celebration marking the completion of the dam at Lake Hodges, along today's Del Dios Highway.
October 09, 2017
A Meyers Manx, the McMillin family’s Beagle Two, the DeVercelly’s “Bull Fighter,” the Baillargeon’s Baja Bug, the Dirt Every Day Mad Maxxis Off Road Runner, a TSCO Racing trophy truck, and Steve McQueen’s 1970 Chevy Blazer are proof that there are "no roads required," and are on display at Balboa Park's San Diego Automotive Museum through Jan. 28.
October 07, 2017
I love exploring San Diego's neighborhoods, especially the Mid-City area. Let's take a wandering route from Balboa Park up to Mission Hills, visit a couple of classic-car museums and historic neighborhoods.
October 03, 2017
Looking better than I do in this photo taken yesterday at Mission Bay in San Diego, my 1991 Mazda Miata is celebrating its 27th birthday in its birth-month of October.

Video Trips

Jack talks about Joyrides on KUSI-TV.
A historic highway time warp in southeastern San Diego County.
Humans have been living here for thousands of years. See why.