In the early days of the automobile, and we’re talking in the first decades of the 20th century, a drive between Southern and Northern California wasn’t an easy thing.

Not only were the cars of the day unreliable, uncomfortable and slow, the geographic obstacles were still geographic obstacles.

Think it’s a challenge today to drive on Interstate 5 on the Grapevine today between Los Angeles and Bakersfield? Well, read this nifty Los Angeles Times story on Harrison Scott, who’s been working to preserve and reopen the original road, called the Ridge Route.

BTW, thanks to my friend Elaine Beno from the Automobile Club of Southern California for pointing me to this story. ⚙

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