While I placed third of six today, and my competitors are very, very skilled, I once again found myself looking back at the performance and realizing that I was over-driving my tires and only figuring that out on my last run. Oh well. At least I’m competitive.
Just had these posted to the local SCCA Facebook group - Apparently 4 cars with the Power Tour were stolen Saturday night/Sunday morning while in Charlotte, NC.
I resisted taking a photo of this Urus in traffic, but since it started following me I felt obliged. (I was on an off ramp, felt safe)
Rant: I really find performance trim badges annoying. “R” used to mean something for VW, “M” was a special BMW, “AMG” was definitely not a cosmetic upgrade for a Mercedes, and “ST” would not show up on a Ford SUV. Am I overreacting? And, while it annoys me, is there business risk of diluting a valuable brand, or are…
After reality seemed to set in last weekend . . . the LC 500 is back in my neighbor’s driveway this weekend.
Saturday, after doing much domestic stuff, then hanging out a bit in the afternoon, I decided to do something car related. So I went and test drove a Subaru BRZ (and also explored the inside of a new Corvette).
I sat in the new Arteon at the dealer. Definitely a ton of legroom, even with the front seat set for my 34 inch inseam. BUT, limited headroom in the rear, which should not be a surprise. I was fine, but I have a short torso.
This was my reward for public speaking at a conference in Greenville, SC, finding what is surely a Cobra replica on the street last night. Plus, bonus zombie truck.
It must be tough for my neighbor to drive the Lexus
RX350 RC350 LC500 last week, and this week be driving a Subaru Forester. Maybe he’ll get something more exciting (or at least interesting) for the holiday weekend coming up.
Autocross today was good. It was quite hot at the Michelin Proving Grounds in Laurens, South Carolina, but nice to have a very different type of course set up possible since it is so open. I may need to invest in driving gloves - or relax my grip on the steering wheel.
On Saturday I helped a friend make his ‘65 Chevelle convertible look like a car again so that he could sell it.
My neighbor works for an autobody shop that repairs salvaged vehicles. They tend to be very decent models, and he’ll drive something for a week while testing it before sale. Here is what is in his driveway this week. Lexus LC500. Nice.
Sitting in the sun on Santa Monica Pier after lunch, relaxing at the end of Route 66 until we have to go back to LAX this evening for the next flight home. Trying to stay awake after not really sleeping overnight from Japan. Wife is falling asleep, though.
Little work truck in a color scheme that I liked.
Just saw this on the street in Kyoto, looked cool and loved by its owner, but what is it?
Cars are best when they have appropriate accessories, like this. Hanging out even at a stoplight.
No, not Zoidberg. We found a crayfish (aka crawdad, aka mini lobster) in the woods this afternoon after a major rainfall. Enzo stepped on it twice before realizing what I was looking at.
My wife is there for work, so we are texting as I have dinner and she has breakfast. She sent me pictures of cars and insists that I post them so that I have “bragging rights.” That’s right, Oppo, be jealous of my random pictures of China market cars.
I know that this may be confusing given the plethora of car purchase posts in the last 24 hours, but I’m inclined to delay my recent intent to replace my wife’s car with an off road capable SUV. Hiked Stone Mountain in NC yesterday.
I met up with Jordan and daender at the Tail of the Dragon on Friday afternoon. Fun was had and I went for a surprisingly car-related hike in the woods before heading home on Saturday.