Taking the Scenic Route

David S.
Update by David S. Wallens to the Subaru Impreza Wagon project car
May 31, 2012

On the way back home from the Mitty, our Subaru took us past a neat piece of history: a T-33 Shooting Star.
We stayed for a few minutes to snap some pictures. This detour was worth it.

This alternate route added maybe an hour to the entire trip.

We all do it: In a rush to get from Point A to Point B, we generally hop on the interstate, put the hammer down, and try to make the best time possible. While driving our Subaru Impreza rallycrosser back from the Classic Motorsports Mitty, however, we took the scenic route.

How exactly did we get from Atlanta back to Daytona Beach? Good question. We left I-75 somewhere near Perry, Georgia, and then told our Garmin to avoid highways. At some point we think we were on a road with 90 in its name. This alternate route added maybe an hour to the entire trip.

Either way, we know that we passed through Willacoochee, Georgia, where we photographed this T-33 Shooting Star, a two-seat trainer built by Lockheed between 1948 and 1959. Sorry, we didn’t get to take it for a spin.

So, what’s the coolest thing you have found on the road not often taken?

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alfabeach New Reader
5/31/12 9:23 p.m.

Last year I went up US441 from Jacksonville to Athens and stopped at Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison Ga. I would recommend visiting.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/1/12 8:36 a.m.

We've gone up that way to the Mitty in the past and, you're right, it's a nice drive. Since my drive back started in metro Atlanta, I figured I'd freestyle it this time.

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