Here are some things I saw driving around Seattle in the last week or two.
I’m visiting family in the Bay Area and needed some wheels to get around, so I gave Turo a try. I wanted something small (because I’d be parking it in the city and mostly only transporting myself) and fun (because duh), preferably with a manual. I first had my eye on a Golf R, but when I went back to make the…
I did not expect this.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is real, and I seent it, and took an extremely blurry photograph of it in the rain. Feast your eyes:
Well, this is brave.
Because AMGtech is coming to town, let’s get together for beverage on Friday. We’re meeting downtown for convenience to AMGtech’s hotel. He anticipates getting in around 8, so let’s meet sometime around then. We settled on the Diller Room (1st and University) because of what the Stranger calls a “pronounced…
This actually happened in the summer, but somehow I never posted about it. My nonagenarian grandfather suffered a stroke last winter and, among other consequences, had to give up driving. He eventually gave his car to RPM Junior.
My current driving music drug of choice below for your listening pleasure. Something about the rhythm and the way it builds is just right for corner carving* in any season. The real RIFFAGE (Drew Magary voice) kicks in around 3:05.
The weather today is extra wet, resulting in some messy roads in the area. Driving a rear-wheel drive car with too much power and not enough tire in very wet weather can make a routine commute a little more exciting than one might expect. Or want. Driving my car around on hilly surface streets this morning, I felt a…
Doing some lunchtime Craigslist surfing for old BMWs, as one does. I’m not looking for an E36 M3, but couldn’t resist looking at this one that screams PRETEND RACECAR.
I’m with my son at his soccer game, getting some good Dad time in, when what should I see in the parking lot? My old Land Cruiser, looking good! That was fun, I’ve never spotted one of my old cars on the road before.
One last post from Italy, and I saved the most magical (non-Trabant division, obviously) for last. It was the first night of the trip. I flew in just after sunset on Saturday, jet-lagged and disoriented, and picked up my rental car. I made the short but exciting (“alarming” might be more accurate) drive through…
Some typical sights from a tiny Sicilian hill town perched atop a rocky crest (Castelmola):
What in the world is this awkward thing?
You’ve seen one of the hundreds of Piaggio Apes I’ve seen (mostly clogging up traffic and belching foul-smelling exhaust, to be honest) and my lovely blue Alfa Romeo rental. Now here are some random things I spotted while walking around today.
Here are my wheels for the week.
They’re everywhere here!
As always, the most interesting things were mostly not the new models displayed by manufacturers, with the possible exception of the Acura NSX, but the interesting things around the edges. Although I did enjoy sitting in a BMW M4, a Tesla Model X, whatever Lexus calls their version of the Land Cruiser these days, an…