Foremost on the Pacific Coast was the 2,225-mi. test from San Francisco to Honolulu.
Yes - just as one might read in a sporting magazine.
If yes, then are these sentences OK?
In the house was the man I havenít seen for ages.
This is tricky - I'm having a problem with the tense because I don't know what the tenses of the preceeding sentence(s) is/are.
You have used "the man", indicating a very particular man, apparently from your past. You would then have to construct the tense as:
In the house was the man I hadn't seen for ages.
In the house was a man I hadn't seen for ages
..but somehow I think you could also use "haven't" here. Not sure what the trouble is I'm having here deciding!
To the downtown we set off at night.
We set off for downtown at night.
At night, we set off for downtown.
(Let me think if I can come up with a sentence with something like "going downtown" at the beginning. If I can, I'll add it on.)