Rob should not be allowed vacation time, withdrawals, no time for a nice write up, here is an 80s ZX in good shape with a glorious array of buttons and switches including stereo with graphic equalizer. These were considered more portly and less sporty than their z-car progenitors and contemporary RX7s. But they look…
So I left work a couple days ago with my
SSo I am reading Drew Magary’s column tonight, way late for the comment party, and see the first question, best things you commonly see driving through a small town. Man what an opportunity missed, the best things didn’t make the list.
This will be my last DOTS Italy report. After a couple of slow days I have some good stuff to post:
I am neither a Ferrari fanboy or a Ferrari hater, but I love cars and Ferrari is Ferrari, so when I had a chance to visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello I did.
We are getting near the end, what have I neglected? Scooters!!
sorry, I don’t have much for pictures today, I mostly looked at boats, so I guess this is down on the Sea.
So I drove on the Autostrade today for the first time. It was an interesting experience, speed limit is 130 kph, about 80 miles an hour. I was on two lanes the whole way. The good: Italians follow the pas on the left much better than US Americans, I think that is a pretty well known thing about Europe in general. The…
U II don’t have a lot of pictures today, I have a couple, I do have some observations. What a different car world. Part of the difference is economic, gas is much more expensive, and wages a little less plentiful, but a large part of the difference between cars in Italy and the US is geography.
Panda 4 x 4
A rough but still ready Renault 4
For those not familiar, I give you the Piaggio Ape 50. Basically a scooter turned into commercial transport. It makes sense for the narrow streets and limited parking in Italy, I guess you would call it a cute Ute.
So here I am, doing as the Romans do, will pick up a Fiat Panda tomorrow—like this below I think.
It isn’t done by a stretch, lots of shelving and finish work left on the inside, but the outside is finished and I brought the TR250 to its new home for the first time Sunday.
I spotted this yesterday on the way to work.
Got the back painted after a few trips to the paint store to get a decent match to the old stain on the house.
This was written fairly early in his career, favorite driver being written about by favorite author, Peter Egan, Road & Track, September ‘88, Senna at Monaco (of course) short enough I think it falls under fair use doctrine.
Haven’t posted about the project for a while. A long nasty winter slowed things up, but I seem to be working by the rule of three. Everything I think should take a day takes about three.
I know you are out there.
So the story of my life is usually take on a 2 hour project, and two days and three trips for additional parts or tools and I am done. So today I took on another “two hour project” changing the lower rear control arms on my IS300, hoping for the best.