Interesting siting on the way home. A York Sightseeing bus in the suburbs of Atlanta. My money was that it was being used for filming.
Our Mini is a perfectly respectable white. It is kind of dull that way. We are thinking about getting it wrapped to give it some color and provide some protection. Most likely we will go with a solid color, but maybe we will do something more interesting. What would you do?
Seen here is our 1990 Morris Mini Mayfair that I bought from Flavien, and imported from Japan, sitting in front of our 2005 Cooper S. My wife was thrilled. I still have some things to do to get it registered. Nothing huge.
70 years ago today Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 “Glamorous Glennis” and officially broke the sound barrier for the first time. The X-1 can be found in the Smithsonian and it still looks great. Gen Yeager is still around as well and still does a bit of flying at the age of 94.
Today I was able to take a tour of the of the maintenance facility of the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport Plane Train. If you have been to the airport here in ATL there is a very good chance that you have ridden these Bombardier CX-100 train cars. The train cars live an interesting, but predictable…
Another week or so of tinkering and the Mini should be ready to hit the road. Just messing with minor stuff.
So, my wife and son didn’t end up flying out to Seattle for my mother in laws birthday due to full flights. She is watching the sick daughter. That means I get a full day at Petit Le Mans! Also, hard card access!
My lovely 7 year old daughter has a fever. My wife and kids were going to go out of town for my mother in laws birthday tomorrow and I was going to go to Petit Le Mans Saturday. I even have an IMSA Hot pit pass from a friend. Now, my daughter is staying with me. If she feels better I might take her up to Petit for a…
When people start posts with “Sigh, ...” I kind of want to slap the man upside the head. I saw one over at io9 today and it sort of drove me nuts.
The English Electric Lightning
You know we need it.
The first one in the US. Located at the Porsche HQ in Atlanta. It arrived yesterday. Dead sexy in my opinion. I’m not a huge fan of the standard Panamera, but this does it for me.
Enjoy the day!
Cartoons need more big brass in their intros.
This kitten followed our neighbor home from school Thursday. They are dog people and we have cats, so it is now living in our bathroom. We are looking for a cat as we had to put our oldest down in July. This one may be here to stay. It is awefuly cute. The funny thing is that my son had identified a shelter cat that…
We will be exchanging much money next week for a Honda box with wheels. Petit Le Mans is the week after that. Would it be fair for me to ask the dealership if they can get me a couple of passes to the Honda/Acura hospitality?
After 3 months, over 100 emails exchanged with Flavien, a voyage halfway around the world, I have taken delivery of the 1990 Morris Mini Mayfair from Japan. It has 13XXX miles. It is a 25 year old car for sure, but it is great. Thanks to Flavien for being awesome, and patient and knowledgeable! I have some work I need…
Our Evo is back from the bodyshop after being rear ended a month ago. They didn’t do any work, just evaluated it for the insurance company. They did mark up every nick and ding, regardless of if it was part of the accident or not. Now we start the road down getting a salvage title. The car kind of looks like the…
Wife is out and it is movie night with the kids. So, there is a Playboy that is key to the movie, they drop the F bomb twice, hookers, the mob and a gang fight. The kids seemed to enjoy it.