May 2009 Saddlerock Ranch Drive and Tour

On May 16, 2009, the Southern California MG Club met at the McDonalds on Las Virgenes Rd in Calabasas, CA. Jimmy Nylund planned a nice tour for us to take in the Santa Monica Mountains. We spent a lot of time on Mulholland Highway as well as a short run on the Pacific Coast Highway. Jimmy took time to stop so that everyone could catch up.

We ended up at Malibu Wines for wine tasting and a picnic. Jimmy and Annette were gracious hosts. They not only put on a nice tour, but we also got to see Mr. Semler's antique car, horse drawn carriage and vintage Airstream trailer collections. When one of the MGBs sprang a leak in its oil gauge line, Jimmy made a temporary fix and later at his an Annette's home, replaced the oil gauge line with one of his own.

Follow along if you want to take the tour.

  1. Head south on Las Virgenes Rd toward Agoura Rd, go 3.0 mi.
  2. Turn right at Mulholland Hwy, go 9.7 mi.
  3. Continue on Encinal Canyon Rd, go 3.4 mi.
  4. Turn left to stay on Encinal Canyon Rd, go 5.0 mi.
  5. Turn right at CA-1/Pacific Coast Hwy, go 2.9 mi.
  6. Just past Leo Carrillo State Beach turn right on Mulholland Hwy toward Yellow Hill Rd, go 11.7 mi.
  7. Turn right to stay on Mulholland Hwy, go 49 ft.
  8. Turn left to stay on Mulholland Hwy.
  9. The wine tasting is on the right at
    Malibu Wines
    31800 Mulholland Hwy
    Malibu, CA 90265


All in all, my wife Jane and I had a very nice Saturday morning with the Southern California MG Club.