an auto-journalist, or an airplane-journalist, or even a regular journalist for that matter; but I’ll try to review something I got to ride in yesterday.
Saw this nice Mercedes. Oddly enough, most older Mercs here in LA are in pretty good shape despite their age!
Apparently, every Father’s Day, Rodeo drive is shut down and a bunch of nice cars are there to take in!
So, back in November, I was fastest boi at the AMG Academy at Laguna Seca’s auto-x in a CLA45 AMG.
Back in mid 2018 I went to a meetup with some SoCal Oppos (WrongWheelDrive/Spambot2002). Took the film camera out and got some shots. I like the way they turned out!
You know you need another one...
when I emailed my parents, who just recently bought a 2017 C63 AMG droptop, about a “Fun Mercedes event you could do” after finding this post on Opposite Lock no less.
So I have a 2017 Golf R, and the electric power drivers seat is a bit loose... Not enough to be dangerous; who knows maybe it is, but on some shorter stops and harder turns feels like the seat is giving a little bit like I’m rocking forward.
On Labor day, a few friends and I went to Buttonwillow Raceway in So-Cal for 10 hours trackdaybruh. We got up at 5:30am, got some Subway, which to my surprise was open that early, then headed to the track for setup/tech inspection. For this track event, the configuration was set to one of the longest ones, #1.
So it’s been a while since I last posted something about my car/bike here. And lo, a new bike has blessed me with its presence!
Hey Socal oppos, saw this today on BAT:
Heading to work on my Ducati Monster, about to get on the 405 onramp and a cop pops out from behind me... Thought I would get a ticket for my fender eliminator or integrated tail-light.
...3 other Oppos (SpamBot, Wrong Wheel Drive, and CaptDale) and I went to the Petersen Museum for a meet-up. Usually we do a spirited cruise through the canyons, but, a rare and mysterious phenomenon showed up that week/weekend; rain...
There were lots of cool ones.
Was at my carwash guy today in Marina Del Rey, CA; and low and behold, there were many cool cars. Turns out the Lancia and the Jag were owned by a car flipper, so maybe I’ll see more cool cars as time goes on!
I’m doing a school type track day, finally! It’ll be on a 2018 BMW S1000RR on the Streets of Willow! Doing it with these guys, hoping to learn a lot:
Wondering how long it took you guys, for those that ordered them, to get the Oppo stickers from Wurst Case. I ordered mine 9 days ago; haven’t seen them yet.
So I’ve been listening to the Everyday Driver podcast, these guys made films about M3s and Porsches among other things, and they’ve brought up a track day event up at Laguna Seca. That got me interested in doing one.
buying a car you didn’t truly consider until 3 weeks before buying it. Cause, that’s what I did. I was on the hunt for a new car because I was tired of driving my 2008 Mercedes CLK550 and wanted something with: more utility, better mpg, and something that was more modern. Here are all of my previous modes of transport.