Flying from San Francisco to Glasgow today for work. I go a lot, but I’ll have an Abarth 595 for the weekend. I’ve done a few runs around Loch Lomond, but anyone got any roads I should do on Sunday? Also, you’re welcome to join! Wee-Oppo-Meet?
I’m lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Scotland. I may be there again as soon as next month. It’s one of the few places I’ve been that has driving roads to rival California. It also happens to be home to Amy Macdonald. As if there weren’t already enough reasons to have huge respect for Amy Macdonald, this! She’s a…
I don’t know what these are, but oh my god - that poor Miata.
Happy Independence Day, America. There’s a lot to love about the country that has brought the world muscle cars, the Ford GT, and mass production of automobiles. But there are quite a few things worth changing. Comment below with anything you’d like to change!
I haven’t had much time to work on the Exo lately. Last Sunday was Radwood and I’ve been trying to keep my life debt down(stuff you mean to do but don’t get around to - like cleaning). However, I did manage to get the new suspension bits put together last Saturday.
It’s a bit hard to tell in the photo taken over my shoulder but there is already so much moisture in that driver’s side headlight that the running light is almost invisible. Another tick box in that Tesla build quality.
Had a great time at Radwood today. I took a bunch of instant photos on my classic Polaroid One Step. It was great to meet a bunch of cool people - including the Oppo-famous ImmoralMinority and his Sunchaser. Let’s see if the gallery works below. If not, photos along with proper explanations (as it gets anyways) are on…
Can we get a roll call?! I’ve got my OneStep 2 Instant Camera ready to go.
Mostly because most people in the Bay Area don’t know where it is or won’t touch it. Well here you go - in 1 picture courtesy of Google streetview. Richmond is the kind of place where you put on your GOOD pajama pants to go for a drive in a paint-faded old GM SUV with shiny rayyyyyummmmzzz.
Why not repeal the 25 year import law? After all, it was put in place to protect Mercedes.
Yesterday for lunch, I wanted an avocado. The knife however, wanted hand. We had hand. In the form of a puncture wound. Later in the evening, the light blew in the bathroom. I went to replace it and dropped an old CFL on the bath mat and it exploded everywhere. Goodbye bathmat, hello lead powder everywhere. This…
“There is no book that tells you how to feel completely alive... but there is the Cadillac Catera owner’s manual.” WAT. These commercials are insane. By the weigh, this thing was 3900lbs and barely had 200hp. But don’t worry, you could lease one for $399/mo or at least until the interference engine grenaded itself.
Actually made some progress today on the Exocet. I decided to give up on the tail lights for now and get some painting done. It’s a hammered copper paint so it dries with a texture. I think it’s pretty neat. It will need a second coat to be sure but this gives you a pretty good idea for the color/texture.
I thought that the i30 N / GTI on a drag strip would be a joke. After all, that’s a situation these cars will never be in. That said, holy hell - VW has some serious work to do.
Been going through the wiring on the exocet. So far I’ve got the rear turn signals and two side markers. Brake lights? Pfsh, we don’t need no stinking brake lights. What is this connector supposed to plug into? Who knows. All I can say is thank god for multimeters and patience.
And turned into 6 hours of CAD but I won’t actually know if it will fit until I get the tank cover on so that I can officially measure. Oh well, TinkerCAD is pretty sweet and the Exocet is going to be awesome.
Picked up the Exocet with a flatbed tonight. The towtruck driver had never seen anything like it. Before he was even out of the truck, he was asking “what the hell is it?! It looks awesome.” I asked if it made his list of strangest things ever towed, to which he said “it’s number 1".
... to Nick Bought An Exocet.... A 3/4 finished Exocet. Needs a lot of finishing but I’m soooooo excited. Need to sort out how to get it from the seller’s place to my own, but the bill of sale is done and most of the money has been transferred.
and you see that one of your coworkers has posted confidential information about your company’s business on social media.
I’ve wanted to do a slick virtual gauge cluster for the Miata for a while now. I think I’ve finally figured out how I’m going to go about it.