Got off work at 2 am tonight (today?) and had to go to Walmart to get a few things for my garage. I swung by the toy section to see if there was anything cool, and I found pleasant surprises in these cars:
Just a Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 by a coastal artillery battery in Fort Monroe, Virginia.
I bought an E30 that is in good mechanical condition, but in need of some work here and there. Most of what's needed is electrical, some cosmetic.
Before I used to call them asshats. But now that I own a 1987 BMW 325e I understand them. Never mind that it's a $3500 car. It's mine and I am parking like this.
I am currently bringing my Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 from Germany to America. The Pug is sitting on the port of Bremehaven, awaiting loading onto a RoRo ship. The French car was my daily driver in Germany for my last few months there, but due to its rarity in the US it might be less than wise to drive it daily here. For…
I will be looking to buy a nice tool set soon, but I don't need any standard size crap. I got too many standard tools already, looking to spend money on quality metric only. Where can I find metric-only tool sets?
Here is a very cool video for the new Peugeot 208 GTI 30th, the special edition that commemorates the 30th anniversary since the launch of the 205 GTI 1.6.
Enter: 2007 BMW 328xi Touring (aka wagon). Silver colored, automatic, 66,000 miles, $14,998 asking price. I'll be asking CarMax tomorrow how much they want for their MaxCare extended warranty for this wagon, but would it be worthy? It's a BMW out of warranty so I imagine yes.
I will be moving to the USA next week and will be looking to buy a family car when I get there. Our family car here in Germany has been a trusty 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon, which i comfortable, fast, huge inside, and despite having a few maintenance issues it has been very reliable (it's a fourteen year old daily driven…
Way back in 2001 I attended my first rally race. The Rim Of The World Rally was run by the SCCA and is part of the ProRally championship, which was discontinued in 2005. I went to Palmdale on the first day and saw the Special Stage, on a parking lot and adjoining dirt lot in front of the the Holiday Inn, and then the…
Grab some popcorn and your favorite beer. Here are 45 minutes of the history of Saab.
Exactly one weekend ago I embarked on a 650 km trip from the small town of Benneveld in the Dutch country side, to my German hometown of Ansbach. It was my first journey with my new car, a 1988 Peugeot 205 GTI. Below is the (lengthy) story of how I got here.
Another day and another three new Hot Wheels.
This picture should give you an idea of a Mecca I visited this weekend. More pictures to come tomorrow...
I'm going to bed now, and I leave you with some aural pleasure:
Don't you love it when your favorite store does a restock? Today was one of those days, and I scooped up these models:
Earlier today I posted that I was leaving to look at two different trucks, a Land Rover Series III, and a Nissan Patrol 2.8.
The first one is a 1977 Land Rover Series III, with a Mercedes Benz 3-liter diesel engine (OM617). The asking price is only only 3500 Euro. I am really curious as to the amount of rust on this thing, and how it drives. You don't usually find Land Rovers for this price around here.
I just came home after a two week vacation and got a pleasant surprise. Apparently my ISP increased my line speed. I never got more than 50 Mb/s before, now...
All those Hot Wheels and Matchbox needed some policing, so I added these to the home fleet today. All Tomica models