I ran in my local club event today, I continue to be good but not great. I think I need to race more regularly than once a month to really figure it out, but that isn’t feasible. Saw some cool cars, though. Took pictures of a few.
Driving on the highway today, my wife comments as we pass a Juke.
We have a shortage of hurricane in the Charlotte area, but that hasn’t stopped people from clearing the shelves of drinking water in three stores I checked tonight. Also, there is a very high density of Florida plates on cars on the northbound interstate through Charlotte today.
I hope that everyone is having a relaxing weekend. Me, the wife and dog are hanging out at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, enjoying live music, climbing wall competitions over a deep water pool, some adult beverages and this classic C10 being used for vending.
As usual, here is a photodump of things I found interesting at the Charlotte Cars and Coffee today. This is not representative of the actual turn out in any way. I didn’t even take pictures of the supercars this time except the Miura and the SuperLite. The fun question is: Would you rather buy a 2005 Lotus Elise for…
Sitting at VW, looking at cars in the showroom. I like some of the wheels, but they have got to be very, very difficult to clean well. What is your favorite wheel that you wouldn’t want to keep clean?
I’m waiting at the VW dealer, so I walk around the lot. Aside from the Golf R with aftermarket exhaust in service in front of me, there are really no cars I want to look at. Anyone feel differently?
You only have to read some of the positive comments to the NPoCP post on a Sunchaser this morning to know that ImmoralMinority did the right thing in many Jalop eyes by restoring his example.
More than 2.1 million people are expected to travel to South Carolina for the eclipse tomorrow, and many will pass through the Charlotte area. Traffic was a bit busier than usual this afternoon, so people may be heeding advice and getting to their destinations early.
While I was chasing cones during my work shift, I got to watch a 2005 Aston Martin get thrown around the course. It was quite quick, but with a surprising amount of body roll while doing it. Still got beat in A Street by two Corvettes. In other shocking news . . .
Added this to my autocross essentials today (with rush shipping so that I may try it tomorrow at a competition). I’ve been using a stick-type pressure gauge, hoping this will be easier and more accurate.
$kaybait on the front page.
I’m sitting at the Mazda dealer with my wife’s Mazda3. Nav has been showing 0 satellites for a couple of months. Thought it would be a simple fix, but . . .
Went to the Charlotte C&C for the first time in a while, at the new site. It’s a pretty beat site with limited access, but there is plenty of room for cars, and even if there could be larger numbers of cars, the quality and variety is good. Too bad that Jordan, the Slowrunner, and Kona couldn’t make it.
Okay, can any Oppos in the UK confirm what I just saw, that the UK is to only allows sales of electric cars starting in 2040? This is supposed to be officially announced later on Wednesday . . . no more gas or diesel cars.
Trying to catch up from vacation time, writing a lengthy engineering report at home, when the thought crossed my mind . . . hey I could be having a beer right now. It might make the writing flow, right? (Obviously I am
procrastinating taking a break right at the moment.)
The view from my breakfast table this morning. Always liked the Samurai.
One 4th of July maybe 8-10 years ago, a family member let me take his 2006 Cayman S for a spin in the country. I am still fond of the memory of that drive. He later sold it, and hasn’t really had a fun car since for a variety of reasons.
On a road trip, wife eating something crumbly in the passenger seat. I notice some stray crumbs, ask her to be sure to keep the bag in her lap to capture them. She gives me side eye and says, “I know, I know . . .” and I say, “Hey there are some people who won’t even let there be food in a new(ish) car.” Then instant…
I just met a 13 year-old boy who is very into cars. He needs opportunities beyond video games to engage with auto culture, and I want to guide him to visit a Cars and Coffee style meet. I need Oppo hivemind help.