Another Pebble beach done. I was expecting to see the New Corvette, but it wasnt there. I’ve done one or two of these before, so here are my takes. The most beautiful car ruined by one single shitty ‘what-were-they-thinking’? feature and some awesome Bertone concepts:
Me in the 2012 Audi TT-RS 6MT mad 5-cyl. Gently upgraded to 400HP and proper Track brakes and fluids. Practicing at the SCCA track night as I get to Stage 3 Performance driving. I did stages 1 and 2 at Sonoma Raceway. My finest lap, passing the 2018 ZR1. Stage 3 coming next month.
So like many bad Oppo decisions, this started in Craigslist a month ago. In a town 200 miles away, I found a 1988 Impulse 5MT non Turbo in running condition, 177K miles, clean title, straight body. And like a dumbass, I paid $2000 for it.
I havent seen the movie yet, so no spoilers:
Yay, today we gather round to celebrate...my 2005 VW Phaeton reaching 130K miles! No codes, No CELs, all good and happy. And it took the fam to Yosemite for a great family trip. (Who needs an SUV?) This proud son of Ferdinand Piech continues to own the road and provide unsurpassed power and comfort. The 320HP NA V8…
Click baitpic above - 2017 Lambo Huracan from 2 years ago at Pebble Beach - My impossible dream. The ones below I do have owned
On the last Thursday of the month, during March-September, there is a gathering of Classic Imports. I went last week and this is what I got. Enjoy the oldies! I loved the Twin Starion/Conquest, a cute Suzuki Capuccino! and some old Datsun stuff:
The center of the automotive universe shifted this weekend to Sonoma Raceway, where we had, concurrently, Radwood 3, LeMons and Billetwood. It was a glorious weekend for the many Jalops. I participated in Radwood, with my new cool ride. You will likely guess which one is mine.
So Oppos, use this post to track who may be coming to Radwood 3 and HooptieCon/Lemons this upcoming weekend. I’ll be there, with a proper mid-90s vehicle to show off and wearing my dorkiest 90's vintage clothing. Are you bringing yourself? A car? A drone? whatever? Let your upcoming presence be known.
I know that they sell the CarFax a piece now and more expensive, but maybe someone still has the old school deal?
I was there this AM, bright and early at 5:00am to check the cars and the vehicles. Here is my review of the concepts shown. This Concourse had a whole dedicated section for Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, plus featuring a ton of Packards and Isotta Fraschinis. Below is the cool stuff in the concept car area
What the hell is going on here guys? :
- The BIG one - AC compressor is kaput - approx $1000 parts and labor at my indie VW/Audi place - Can only drive it before 10am and after 10pm. It’s hot yo!
To any Jalop who wants to build good karma points - shopping for a C max hybrid or energi - please check the dealio on this 2013 with 70K miles-
From time immemorial (Meaning the early 90's) we have within our power to reprogram vehicles ECUs to give us better performance, remove limiters, add HP and torque that go beyond OEM specs, etc...
Yes, you heard that right! - If elected as Supreme Mod of the Universe and other duties such as Oppo Mod, everyone gets a pic of my Phaeton for their pots!