Speechless

I remember watching Ferris Beuller’s Day Off when I was younger and drooling over Cameron’s garage.  I was, as many of us were, crushed when they totaled his dads 1958 Ferrari 250 Spyder in a desperate effort to roll back the miles by running the car in reverse.  

I do admit, I too was hoping it would work.  Silly kids.

Ok, let’s get back on track.  This video came up in my recommended feed on YouTube and I finally took the 2 minutes to watch it, and man is it worth it!

Take a look at Cameron’s dads dream garage 2.0.  


I’m playing the Poweball lottery A.S.A. Friggin P. as this dream garage and home are for sale.

Keep dreaming folks, they sometimes come true. 

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Photos and video courtesy of YouTube Sothebys and the interwebs 

Going Deutsche

This is what life should look and feel like everyday.  Wake up. Brush your teeth. S, S, S.  Grab a bite to eat. Then pull out of the garage and hit the track in any one of these nicely appointed German suits.  

Audi Q2

Oh the Europeans and their posh customized lifestyle!  

No shade or hate, as I’ve told I have a little British man hiding inside of me.

Video courtesy of VWHome

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Porsche Experience Center

While hanging out at our friends going away gathering this past Saturday, my content manager “Corey Washinton” ask if I want to take a “quick” ride in his Focus RS to check out the handling.  The car is noticeably more car than the ST, from the sound of the valved exhaust note in Sport mode, to the way you are thrust back in the Alcantara Recaro buckets with every blip of the throttle show a very different level of power and characteristics than my Focus ST offers.  The differences go further once you start taking corners and you feel the way the cars AWD system marries the chassis to the road.  Your level of confidence when pushing into corners is aided more by the sticky 19 inch Pilot Super Sport tires.  But this isn’t the review of the RS I planned on.  On our quick romp around the block we made a little detour…

We exited the 405 fwy and stopped off at the new Porsche Experience Center in Carson, CA.  Just pulling into the parking lot was enough to excite the average automotive fan.  It was like Cars-N-Coffee with the likes of 911’s, GT3’s, Cayman 718’s, Panamera’s, M3’s and of course the Focus RS.  We exited the car and soaked it all in as this is something of dreams.  

Walking up to the building your heart begins to flutter a bit as you grab the handle of the double glass doors.   A receptionist draped in Porsche gear greats you and ask if you are here for the Experience or visiting.   “Just visiting.”  Once we signed in as visitors we were handed visitor badges, which we “conveniently” forgot to return when we completed our visit and left the building.

Peering past the receptionist desk this is what awaits your senses.  Enjoy…

911 R

911 Targa 4GTS

918 Spyder

A mechanics bay so clean and pure it looks like you could eat off the floor

Porsche Design soundbar

917 restaurant on the 2nd floor

Notice the view of the track

A view of the track and lineup view from the 917 restaurant

A very nice place to spend a weekend.  Next time we’ll ditch the visitor status and shell out a few dollars for a couple of laps in the 911.

Of course I can’t leave out the RS.

Thanks Corey for the detour and help snapping pics.

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The unofficial VW Golf R appreciation day. 

Im a fan of VW and the cars they put out. From the MKI Gti, B5 and B5.5 Passat wagons, latest gen Scirocco (thanks VW for blocking the US from importing these) to the MK3 Cabrio.  I have drooled over the tuning and customization possibilities of them all.  But there is one car that hits the sweet spot and is a cult favorite…the VW R32/ Golf R.  This is a must have for me one day.  Preferably a MKIV with HPA twin turbo kit fitted to that songbird of an engine…the VR6.

This videos harmonic symphony explains why.   

Turn up ya speakas, Yo!  Listen to all that VR6 and turbo goodness. 

Now if I could only get my car to sound this good.

Below is probably my favorite YouTube video.

Thanks to blechfilm de And HG Motorsports for creating this video and putting such an amazing car together.  Hats off to you both. 

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Epic Rally Fail (E.R.F.)

SMDH!  Who has 2 thumbs and thought they were Ken Block, Tanner Foust, or Scott Speed?  This guy right here.

First of all keep it on a track, closed race course or something that will not endanger the lives of innocent folks and wildlife.

Secondly, don’t push it to the limit.  There is no trophy or prize money at the end of that backroad.  And no honorable mention for coming in dead.

Lastly, know your limits and the limits and characteristics of the vehicle.  AWD does not mean it will not slide, understeer, or spin out of control.  The R&D put into designing the vehicle does not guarantee that you will instantaneously be a Formula 1 driver,  Formula Drift podium finisher, or the next Redbull Global Rally Cross  champion.

Hone and craft your driving skills before you challenge the road and for God’s sake be careful.

Ok, that was my PSA for 2017.  Now onto the videos.

 

Throwing this one in because idiot driver.  Skills but insane!

Thank you interwebs and YouTube.
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