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Took the Ghia on its first outing of the year Took the Ghia on its first outing of the year

Nothing broke so I think we’re in the clear for now

I swapped out my MkIV GTI for a 2010 Forester 5MT I swapped out my MkIV GTI for a 2010 Forester 5MT

The Forester handles better than the GTI. What the fuck, Volkswagen. It also has infinitely better reliability, quicker steering, better comfort, nicer stereo, more headroom, more interior space, AWD, more ground clearance, and no police interest.

Shit's getting out of hand Shit's getting out of hand

With my dad picking up that red ‘85 today, our garage is now officially full of all rear-engined cars. The driveway is now also full, but that’s a different issue.

Look what I saw Look what I saw

Janis Joplin’s actual, factual 356. If any of y’all live in Michigan and haven’t made the pilgrimage to the Gilmore Museum, do it! (this was the last day for the 356, but they’ve always got good stuff)

What's Oppo drinking tonight? What's Oppo drinking tonight?

For me it’s this oddball whisky from our local microdistillery, Flatlander’s. It’s an oddball but damn it’s some good shit.

#squadgoals #squadgoals

Really milking these last few weeks of shows. This was a pretty good one, had an ASC Mclaren Capri, Beck-Porsche 550 Spyder, and a couple other pics after the jump

Milking what's left of the season for all it's worth Milking what's left of the season for all it's worth

I went to a car show at a Culver’s today. Their burgers are better than I remembered.

Day 2 Metro Cruise Day 2 Metro Cruise

Despite the crappy start to the day (lots of rain in the morning), it cleared up by mid-afternoon and I was able to go out and set up along the route. Spotting wasn’t as good today(I blame the weather), but I got to spend all day showing off the Ghia which is always worthwhile.

A few months later, the Ghia is finally fixed A few months later, the Ghia is finally fixed

...just in time for the last event of the season. At least it’s Grand Rapid’s big cruise weekend, so a pretty great time. It’s my first time doing it in the Ghia, and I’m kinda blown away by the amount of love it’s getting. 10/10 will do again.

My weekend was cooler than yours My weekend was cooler than yours

Won some hot pit passes, got close enough to tickle the balls of the Porsche crew mid pit stop. Also got to watch CORE and BMW do theirs.

Car show prep Car show prep

If I wind up along the side of the road in a cloud of smoke, at least I’ll look good sitting there.

Doing the valve adjustment on the Ghia today Doing the valve adjustment on the Ghia today

I think one of the valves is going to need a bit more adjustment than the rest.

Working on the Ghia Working on the Ghia

Because once a project car always a project car. I’ve been replacing my bearings since they’re pretty well shot on the left side, today was wholly dedicated to pounding the stub axle into the inner bearing. Awkward angle + tight fit = slow moving (twss).

Best way to get to the Belle Isle GP Best way to get to the Belle Isle GP

In a police-escorted caravan of you and 29 other Porsches

"Honey, I'll be back in 15. I'm gonna go for a spin in the stock car." "Honey, I'll be back in 15. I'm gonna go for a spin in the stock car."

My neighbor is cooler than I am (apologies for the poorly-timed loss of aim. I was distracted by the late-model stock car running up and down the street.)

Someone made a rear-engined, air-cooled Golf.

I’ve gotta say, I kinda love it

Like a trophy truck, but rustier Like a trophy truck, but rustier

Popped up on my Facebook feed, I’m in love

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