As summer winds down, I'm already looking forward to taking scenic drives throughout the fall. I like to think that all seasons mesh into one big, never-ending, driving season. Each brings something special: Tops down during sunny summers, stunning colors during fall foliage, snow-capped winters and free rainy car washes during the spring.
What's your favorite driving season?
Definitely late fall, winter, or early spring down here on the Gulf Coast. The closer you get to summer the more likely it is to have the heat and humidity keep you from exploring and enjoying the things you want to do once you reach your destination.
Being that I am here in middle Georgia, and my two favorite classics are not air conditioned, it would be fall, winter and spring. The older I get, the more I hate the heat.
spring. i live in the northeast and after after the nasty cold salted roads winter being able to put down the window down hang your arm out and ride is a treat. however i will say that in a carbureted car there are those magic fall nights, on the right road, when the air is a bit cool, a touch of moisture, just right for the engine to sing out a sweet tune. so i guess it's a question of whether you're the driver or the machine.
In Michigan, right now is the best time if you ask me. Warm days and crisp mornings/evenings. Soon the leaves will start to change and it'll be ideal, before they're all on the ground and turning into wet mush.
I miss those Midwestern fall days. If the economy where I'm from wasn't in the toilet, I would move back in a heartbeat. Then I would complain about the harsh winters instead of the summers here in the Southeast. Athough my cars all have heat that works, none of them, but the Tbird and LTD have air. And although I enjoy driving all of them, the '65 Galaxie and '68 Cougar are what I like driving.
Can't say much about the destination. Gettin there is the fun. Even if it's just to get gas a scoobie snack. I wish I could drive / ride them all at once. I don't like getting hot or cold but it all comes with the territory. I've gotten to places where I'd say to myself....Dang, I wish I'd rode the HOG, but it seems like someone always comments on what you brought. Gotta agree with Sajeev about the gulf coast (I'm in south Alabama). The weather changes with every tick of the clock and the humidity makes out-door clothes lines obsolete. Back on topic: If I had to pick a favorite season..... Spring!