2009 Vintage Motoring Independence Run

Gene's MG TC At 8:00 am we met at the Malibu Colony Plaza, 23841 Malibu Rd, Malibu, CA 90265. After about an hour and a half of looking at cars and talking to each other we left. The run was a lot of fun. Deer Creek is a gem of a road. The driving was brisk and the scenery was gorgeous.

Follow along if you want to take the tour.

  1. Exit the Plaza through the rear exit turning left onto Malibu Road for 0.1 miles.
  2. Turn left on Webb Way for 0.1 miles.
  3. Turn left on PCH (North) for 16.6 miles.
  4. Turn right on Deer Creek Road for 6.1 miles (becomes Pacific View Road, then Cotharin Road).
  5. Turn left on Yerba Buena Road (at ‘T’) for 7.6 miles (becomes Little Sycamore Canyon Road).
  6. Turn left on Mulholland Highway (at ‘T’) for 0.4 miles.
  7. Turn left on Decker Road (at ‘T’) for 1.9 miles.
  8. Turn right on Mulholland Highway for 2.4 miles.
  9. Turn left on Mulholland Highway / Encinal Canyon Road for 17.3 miles.
  10. Gather at overlook 0.75 miles past Kanan Road.
  11. Turn right on Old Topanga Canyon Road for 5.6 miles.
  12. Turn right on Topanga Canyon Road (at ‘T’) for 0.5 miles.
  13. Turn right on Fernwood Pacific Drive for 2.7 miles.
  14. Turn right on Saddle Peak Road for 3.2 miles.
  15. Gather at top of Saddle Peak.
  16. Continue onto Schueren Road (left at ‘Y’ toward ocean) for 1.8 miles *** CAUTION: HUGE BUMP NEAR TOP ***.
  17. Turn right on Piuma Road for 6.4 miles.
  18. Turn left on Malibu Canyon Road for 4.6 miles.
  19. Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway for 0.7 miles.
  20. Arrive at Malibu Colony Plaza – end of run!.


Here we are at the top of Saddle Peak.

Top of Saddle Peak in the front.

There were a few more cars.

A few more cars at the top of Saddle Peak.

Jane didn't come with me on this run, something about a “semi-grueling 78-mile run through a variety of canyon roads, ranging from moderately twisty to vomit-inducing” didn't appeal to her.

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