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Classic US Roads You Must Drive in Your Lifetime

Classic US Roads You Must Drive in Your Lifetime

As 2018 approaches, make it a New Year’s Resolution to take your ride on a trip down one of these classic U.S. roads.

U.S. Route 66

U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. It was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs made the following year.

U.S. Route 66 became one of the most famous roads in the United States and originally ran from Chicago through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles.

It was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.

Route 66

Pikes Peak

The Pikes Peak Highway is a 19-mile toll road that runs from Cascade, Colorado to the summit of Pikes Peak in El Paso County at an altitude of 14,115 feet. It’s partially open year-round depending on the weather as the high altitude makes for difficult snow removal.

The highway was constructed in 1915 and cost $500,000 to build. Since 1916, it has been the home of the annual automobile and motorcycle race called the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Pike's Peak Road

The Pacific Coast Highway

State Route 1, more commonly known as the Pacific Coast Highway, is a major state highway that runs along most of the coast of California.

At a little more than 655.8 miles long, it is the longest state route in California and provides a scenic route to numerous attractions along the coast.

It was built in stages with the first section opening in the Big Sur area in the 1930s. It was not officially designated State Route 1 until 1964.

Pacific Coast Highway

Chuckanut Drive

State Route 11, also known as Chuckanut Drive, is a 21-mile state highway in Washington state. It is known for being one of the most beautiful drives in the Pacific Northwest and was incorporated into the Pacific Highway in 1913 and U.S. Route 99 in 1926.

Chuckanut Drive

Twisted Sisters

This 100-mile loop of road starts in Medina, Texas and is considered to be one of most challenging motorcycle roads in the state.

It follows canyons, steep hills, twisty curves, and drop-offs with little to no guard rails. In one 15-mile section, there are approximately 65 curves and some of the most photogenic roads in the Lone Star State.

Twisted Sisters

Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway

Located in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Skyline Drive is one of the most scenic drives in the world. It contains 75 overlooks, miles of trails, and tons of wildlife. It's also one of the most popular spots in the country for RVs, camping, and motorcycles.

Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway

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BluePrint Engines Interviewed in Power Automedia Video

BluePrint Engines Interviewed in Power Automedia Video

BluePrint Engines representatives spoke to Power Automedia during the 2017 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show about the difference between regular oil and break-in oil and why it's important.

The BluePrint engines booth at PRI displayed a 632-cubic inch crate engine, BluePrint Engines block castings, and cylinder heads, as well as their newly released break-in and service oils.

Street Muscle Magazine, a publication that features the latest news in hot rod racing, shared the interview with BluePrint Engines about how to protect your engine.

Watch the full video on the Street Muscle Magazine website.

 

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BluePrint Engines Features Engines, New Break-In Oils at Annual PRI Trade Show

BluePrint Engines Features Engines, New Break-In Oils at Annual PRI Trade Show

BluePrint Engines experienced more than just questions about crate engines and break-in oil at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis this week.

“Our booth was set up right next to the entrance, so we got stampeded when the floodgates opened,” joked Shawn Sterling, President of BluePrint Engines. 

Drawing in a crowd from more than 70 countries and all 50 states, PRI is the world’s largest racing trade show. Annually, more than 1,000 companies come together to display the latest advances in racing products and race engineering.

Andrew Obermeier, a product specialist for BluePrint Engines said that there was a lot of interest in their engines from the show participants.

“This has overall been a great show for us. We go to PRI every year and it’s a very racing-oriented show. It’s always fun to see the hardcore racing enthusiasts here,” said Obermeier.

The BluePrint engines booth displayed a 632-cubic inch crate engine, BluePrint Engines block castings and cylinder heads, as well as their newly released break-in and service oils.

Obermeier said that having all of those components in the BluePrint booth really helps them make sure that customers have the right information to make an educated purchase.

“Our role is to meet the customers face-to-face and to answer any and all questions. A lot of people have come to both us this weekend with questions about buying the right crate engine, so it’s nice to have that interaction to help them make the right choice,” he said. 

BluePrint Engines is headed to Arizona for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction January 13-21, 2018. You can find more event and ticket information on the Barrett-Jackson website.

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