I’m at a professional conference and tonight I joined some clients at a bar after dinner. It got loud. I don’t like it when the level of noise is so high that my throat hurts from shouting a conversation. I’m old and boring.
Parked in my usual spot in the shade and away from the door at Target, and I found myself in good company with this LC500. Nice.
Was behind this on my commute. Enjoy the wing to start your day.
Jordan was taking many more pictures,
but says that he may have issues with uploading who also just dumped his in a post. Here are the few that I took, with something for Flavian, E30M3, and even David Tracy Just Jeepin’.
Me and Jordan will be at Charlotte cars and coffee shortly if anyone local wants to meet IRL.
The last two weeks I have been moving toward stopping the search for a more sport-oriented car than the GTI. I have left it at work for several nights in that time, which I would be worried about with a Cayman or C5 Z06. It was fun at autocross, and also on the street when I wanted it. And it is easy to take my dog…
Some cool cars presented for today’s event in Charlotte. See mini dump below. The incredibly cool Chevy truck did not have contrasting numbers, which caused quite a controversy because the owner wasn’t willing to use tape.
This is the Pee-Dee river today in central North Carolina. Based on the debris, it looks like it crested a couple of feet up that sign, so it has lessened, but it’s still just barely in its banks.
Saw this rolling on the highway in North Carolina today. My boss (who was driving) and I spent several minutes speculating on how the damage was caused on both sides in the middle of the cab of the truck.
I just got an email back from the seller of the Cayman. It has a Florida history, and was listed on the Jacksonville, FL, Craigslist but (wait for it) it is in Houston, Texas! Supposedly. Hah. Email included a link to inventory that I’m definitely NOT clicking on. Conveniently, there is the option to pay, have it…
I found a Cayman that appears to be for sale at about 2/3rds of market value (on Craigslist, of course). I expressed interest using a burner email account and asked for the VIN to do more research. Below is the reply: scam, or too soon to tell?
Took a quick trip to Paris before returning home. Saw many Ferraris and some other fancy cars, as well as Twingos and Smart cars and many, many crazy motorbike and scooter drivers. I went 165 mph, felt like someone was trying to recreate Janis Joplin’s art Porsche, and saw an interesting schematic of cars.
I realize that it’s early on the east coast, to say nothing of the west coast, but my drink of the evening explains why I’m asking: what’s Oppo drinking tonight?
I’m pretty busy spending time with uncles aunts and cousins who aren’t car “mad” like me, so no SR20 of the variety of Land Rover Discoveries or the utility van parked on the curb in a car park out of necessity, but reminding me of a flexing Jeep. But . . .
Happy belated labor day to my US people, from the land of my father’s people where labor is spelled with a “u” and the lordly inheritance homes are open to paying visitors and sites for wedding events.
I will help with hour rule from a place where they drive on a different side of the road and have these funky cabs.
I took the wife and dog to a canine swim lesson today instead of going to autocross. Further explanation below.
Early last winter, I decided that the idea of a 944 with an LS-swap was too cool to resist. In the process of exploring that I met a guy who has since become a good friend. I helped a bit on his re-build of a salvage 944 that had some front-end damage. Then yesterday I derailed his enjoyment of the finished product by…
Not only is the Oppomeet at the Tail of the Dragon over, but as I finished the trip, so ended my bumper to bumper warranty, after 36,000 miles on the GTI. Both were good while they lasted.
Several of us went back to the Tail of the Dragon after an early dinner, with two per car, to watch cars and motorcycles at the overlook as the sun went down. Happily, I avoided killing my passenger when I tried to catch a WRX, although it was a close call. See what you folks are missing by not being at the Oppomeet?