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August 7 2010, evening drive, Mel's Drive-In, Hollywood and San Fernando Valley

I am glad I was able to make this meet. Evening drive is definitely cool -- literally and figuratively.

It was great to have 6 vehicles. Great to see everyone (Bill, Scott, Pablo, David, Durk and Marcelle), and glad Marcelle came too. Special mention to Bill (SantaMonicaSLK32) and a big thank you for starting the thread and organizing and being the pathfinder.

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Here are some photos:


R171 and R170 at the parking lot (taken through glass window, from inside Mel's Drive-In




Taken from outside Mel's Drive-In:


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This one is self-explanatory.




Cover of Menu:




Inside the Drive-In:


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Hollywood sign:





Someone suggested to use this as the logo for SoCal SLK group:


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San Fernando Valley, night scenes (reminds me of E.T.):





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It was great fun tonight even though we started our trip with insane traffic and flying metal objects. Another trip to the bodyshop is in my future ...

Some more pictures:
1. Davids88keys & V8 SLK @ Mel's
2. etyu & Bleen @ Mel's
3. Leaving Mel's in Hollywood traffic
4. Bleen cruisin'
5. The famous sign
6. Santamonica SLK32 building consensus on how to proceed after we got done at the sign.
7. Santamonica SLK32, Bleen & Marcelle overlooking Lake Hollywood
8. The San Fernando Valley by night.
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Nice, cool, relaxing....thanks guys! Fun drive! Let's do it again!
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It was great seeing everyone again! We got to do our version of American Graffiti, starting at Mel's Drive In.

I think we got as close to the Hollywood sign as we could get in a car these days, and we got to find a few interesting dead ends along the way

I hadn't seen the Hollywood reservoir/Lake Hollywood dam before, so to me that was a great overlook stop. The drive along Mullholland had some great city light views towards the SFV, too bad the LA basin was so overcast we could have light views on both sides. Still a very scenic drive overall.

Thanks for the photos posted too!
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Thanks everyone for sharing a memorable drive! :-)
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Thanks everyone for sharing a memorable drive! :-)

Ditto, and thanks again to our tour guide Bill.
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