This week saw the reopening of Highway 1 in California, with a historic convoy of more than 80 cars representing eight decades –  from classic vintage, to sleek and modern, to hydrogen-fueled and electric models.

Driving Highway 1 is a bucket-list experience many travelers dream about,  but that has not been possible for the past 18 months, as the route closed for improvements.    The celebration to mark the reopening highlighted the iconic highway's historic past connecting California's northern and southern regions on one of the world's most spectacular coastal drives.

For more inspiration see a copy of Lonely Planet's  California's Best Trips, 32 Amazing Road Trips.

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