Among the 50 states, there are numerous picturesque destinations. Northern California is particularly known for its natural beauty, and for those in the know, the area has some great roads for testing out high-performance machinery. That’s exactly what Epic Drives host Arthur St. Antoine did with the McLaren MP4 12C Spider in Marin County, getting a behind-the scenes look at some of the area’s off-the-beaten-path attractions.
Although the McLaren is the star of the show, we’re treated to some pretty cool eye candy in the course of the episode, including a private collection of World War II vehicles housed in a recycling yard, and an even more mind-blowing private collection of rare and high-performance antique and exotic cars dating back to the 1930s. Along the way, St. Antoine gets an opportunity to sample the Bay Area’s famous seafood in what he calls “Laziest Catch,” and drives the McLaren through Point Reyes to sample the award-winning cheese from Cowgirl Creamery. He also tours a historic lighthouse where winds up to 133 mph have been recorded, and the lonely lighthouse keepers were reported to have drank the lighthouse lens-cleaning solution!
Finally, St. Antoine walks along the infamous San Andreas fault, and looks at where the earth shifted 16 feet in a matter of minutes more than a century ago in one of the worst earthquakes of modern times in North America, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Check out the sights and sounds of this McLaren Epic Drive below, and be sure to tune in to the Motor Trend Channel for more Epic Drives!