Worry not, for the Firebird remains ever vigilant, waiting to take flight in our time of need.
There has been much more lost in the Northern California wildfires than cars. Really, machines don’t matter when lives are lost and homes destroyed, so we must keep perspective. Still... machines can mean something to us, so allow me a moment to mourn this one.
You can’t not run outside when you hear twin radials on climb out. Damn cool, I’ve never seen one.
There’s a lot of shit going down in the world, people in need, suffering, struggles, and strife around the globe. Easy to feel helpless, hard to explain the future to our children, easy to feel guilt for something so inane as enjoying a beer when so many can’t get clean water or shelter. The travails of everyday life…
Pretty sure I did, and it wasn’t just two airplanes. IT WAS TWO F/A-18s. They performed the flyover for the Continental race at Laguna Seca on Saturday. Neat flyover, very close, with a very messy separation just after passing over the facility to the east, when they appeared to touch. Several people around me saw…
Laguna Seca sunrise
This is Ferrari 250 GTO number 3505GT, and it cost me $11.50. Quite a deal when you consider that the real one sold for $35,000,000 dollars in 2012, then (and possibly still) the most expensive car ever.
Today I’m finally back to a French Friday with a car that could have come from nowhere else. This has been seen before here, but is now half a world away, it’s the Panhard CD.
We had very special visit this week from the great, crazy people of the Pub2Pub Expedition, driving their TVR Chimaera from Svalbard, Norway to Ushuaia, Argentina. An odd drive, right? There’s a very good reason for it, and that’s the northernmost and southernmost pubs in the world! My kind of drive, then...
(Not my car, was on a road test. Clock and date are wrong, obviously. R32 is also a client, coincidentally)
12 hour days.
Looks at roll structure:
Goal: Yesterday I learned that the American Lancia Club’s West Coast Reunion will be held very close to me in May of next year. I would love to have this thing on the road for it, cosmetics be damned. And if I can make that, maybe I can make Concorso Italiano next August and troll the field with my “patina”.
Today I present the only diecast I gained at the Rolex Reunion, picked out by my 5 year old (with just a little direction, I admit) after she said she wanted to buy me a dark blue car, because she knows that’s my favorite color. She also picked out a couple of casts from the Cars franchise, one for her and one for…
But pretty much only match Porsches, because they’re everywhere. It was supposed to have featured the 70th anniversary of Ferrari as well as Formula Junior, so I took a bunch of Ferraris and a variety of other likely attendees, with only a few Porsches. Turns out there were even less Ferraris than last year, when BMW…
This would be a hell of a cool dad cruiser, I think.
I can hear all these crazy cars heading north on 101 from my desk since yesterday, accelerating onto the freeway after a fuel stop at a nearby gas station, and I’m just here like...
Everything in here is fairly cool. Not often the case.