Weekend cruiser as well and occasionally the drive to work. Weather has finally changed to Spring in Northern Nevada and the '69 has been out the last two weekends. Gas prices will have to get a lot higher before I'd consider parking the car. Granted, it doesn't get driven extensively, but when I do drive it, I am not going to be concerned about 10-14 mpg - it comes with the territory. My "daily driver" is a '95 Z28; LT1, 6 speed. That car will cruise at 70 mph and get 25 mpg - as long as I'm cruising in 6th gear. 70 mph in 6th - the engine is turning 1800-1900 rpm.
Between now and end of Sept, the weekend cruises, shows, etc will be in full swing with the top dog being Hot August Nights in Reno the first week of August. Over 5500 registered cars - not to mention the ones that show up that are not formally registered (www.hotaugustnights.net
). In the summer here in Northern Nevada just east of Lake Tahoe the valleys (and the towns) are at elevations varying between 4500-5500 feet. The weather is perfect for cruising - warm days, cool nights, no humidity, and for the most part - no rain. Completely different from "home", i.e; south Louisiana from whence the job moved me 5 years ago where any summer afternoon is a potential downpour waiting to catch you out on the road.
Time to enjoy the summer!.