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PSA PSA

Le Mans starts in 183 days, 7 hours, and 20 minutes. Also, howdy!

BeeR30 BeeR30

It had to be done.

Cheers, Oppo Cheers, Oppo

I’ve been awfully down about the world lately, but right now, in this moment, this car makes me happy. I salute you, owner of this beer-colored manual Chevy SS. Because of course I checked that it was a stick, nodding knowingly to myself, confusing onlookers. Also beer makes me happy. Cheers to you too, Oppo.

Feels Feels

This is my all time favorite 911, this car in particular, a 1983 911SC. It’s a gray market car imported by the owner of my shop in period, and I’ve known it for 21 years. Sadly, I just found out its owner passed away, and the car will be for sale. He was a good dude, and I want to be its next caretaker more than…

Ferrari's Blue Whale Boxer: Pozzi 512BB/LM, Le Mans 1980 Ferrari's Blue Whale Boxer: Pozzi 512BB/LM, Le Mans 1980

Spaghetti Sunday and Maranello Monday have come and gone, I guess it’s Tertre Rouge Tuesday? This is one of those cars that exemplifies my belief that the 70's and early 80's were a magical golden age at Le Mans, when crazy prototypes and mutant GT cars of all kinds did battle at La Sarthe. From the little local…

Netflix Wheelman

Just so you know... I’m 3 minutes in and have already found a flaw. It’s clearly a BMW E46, a ZHP judging by the wheels, but it makes Audi 20v noises that predate it by a good 8 years, at best. Cool noise, but Fail. It’s not hard to get this stuff right, you know?

New York

Shit. Shooting and vehicle attack near a school, at least two dead. EDIT: now at least 6.

French Friday: Just one turbo? French Friday: Just one turbo?

Just one pitiful little turbo, ho hum...

Far out, man Far out, man

The Dude’s Torino is available for pre-sale from Lebowski Fest. 1/43 by GL. Some... rust coloration.

Aussie Holden: An Alternate End Aussie Holden: An Alternate End

The last Aussie Holdens all roll out, quietly, in resignation. Sad eyes follow, hearts fallen. The hushed applause starts to subside, giving way to introspection, memories... the workforce resigned, tears in their eyes as they come back to earth and reality. Minutes pass...

Relax, it's ok Relax, it's ok

Worry not, for the Firebird remains ever vigilant, waiting to take flight in our time of need.

Pour one out (NorCal fires) Pour one out (NorCal fires)

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.

Planespotting and worst photos ever of: Lockheed Electra! Planespotting and worst photos ever of: Lockheed Electra!

You can’t not run outside when you hear twin radials on climb out. Damn cool, I’ve never seen one.

Cheers Opponauts Cheers Opponauts

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…

Ever see two airplanes hit each other?  Ever see two airplanes hit each other? 

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…

Camp Oppo Camp Oppo

Laguna Seca sunrise

Spaghetti Sunday: The Cheapest Most Expensive Car In The World Spaghetti Sunday: The Cheapest Most Expensive Car In The World

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.

French Friday: Panhard CD French Friday: Panhard CD

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.

TVRsday on the Thames: Pub2Pub Visits SLOtown TVRsday on the Thames: Pub2Pub Visits SLOtown

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...

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