Considering that Cars & Coffee is held in the Mazda/Taco Bell parking lot – it’s surprising we haven’t seen more of the amazing race cars that Mazda brings out for 7Stock…they did however bring the 787 out to play for last Saturday’s C&C, I even got some video of it rev’ing on my FB!
Every time I see a Delorean at C&C, I always start singing “Tell me Doctor, where are we going this time?” (Huey Lewis) and my buddy Phil always laughs (because he’s nice) LOL – hey, it’s either that or I scream “1.21 gigawatts!” Anyways, one of the Back To The Future (BTTF for those in the know) DeLorean’s showed up at C&C last Saturday! The detail was amazing down to Flux Capacitor and Mr. Fusion Blender thing. Pretty sweet for those of us that grew up during the BTTF trilogy.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, in case you haven’t caught it – I’m writing and shooting again for drivingline.com, be sure to check it out! I haven’t had much time to post C&C pics so if you’re still visiting my blog, mad props to you LOL! If you happen to follow exotics on the net, you’ll know that there’s a Saudi gentleman in the states currently that brought over his fleet of cars to drive…most interestingly, a Pagani Huayra. Not legal to drive in the states, a paper tag posted on the rear window allows him to enjoy our roads as a guest – pretty neat! I had heard it was in Beverly Hills then made its way to Fashion Island and Spectrum, I didn’t catch it the first time – but did this time!! (I stopped washing my car to head over to check it out) – crazy that he valets it!! 🙂
I’m just going to dump it all right here. 🙂
Yep, this is the 997TT you get for “free” when you buy a 918 Spyder. This is basically part of the package to hold you over until the 918 hits production, which is incidentally 9/18/13 of this year. I was invited to one of the track day events for the 918 spyder release but haven’t been inclined to post pics since I had to sign a nice little NDA.
I’ll eventually post more on the 918…I promise.
Saw my longtime homie and founding member of #teamhotness (inside joke) Jon Sibal. He has his own action figure which makes total sense since he is legendary, aside from being the only asian dude I know that could pull of a “cool” american car…and you know how I feel about american cars LOL.
Another car that’s been on the blog before – 997C2 with 997.2 GT3 wing sitting on Work Meisters. This guy changes up the car a lot, always has good taste in mods. Not sure how I feel about the color on the wheels (preferred them silver personally) – props for always evolving though!
Yeah, it’s been forever. But I finally have an update and it’s a good one. One of my good friends is sending me live updates and pics from the Nurburgring!! I gotta get to this place before they shut it down…but in the meantime, this will have to do. THANKS AW!!
Let’s start with Audi of course:
I’ll update as more pics come available.
Sometimes it’s good to go for a drive just to clear your head…I got up a little early this AM to head down to the streets of Long Beach to take a quick spin around Ocean Ave/Shoreline Dr. It’s actually pretty cool during this time of year since it’s setup for the LBGP – obviously there are portions that are part of the “true” track which you can cruise thru (slowly) but be mindful that there are cops in the area to keep us wanna-be ALMS guys at bay LOL. Was a bit surreal driving down one of the main straights that I see all the racecars tear down each year. the sound reverberations are awesome (annoying for locals I’m sure) – in a few years might be able to bring my son (with ear protection) to checkout the races…still sounds so weird to say that!! Hope you’re having a great Sunday.
To all my friends on FB, the post was true although I did pick a funny day to announce it. Wendy and I are having a baby and yes, it’s a boy!!! It truly is a blessing, particularly since we lost my Dad in January and it’s been a tough year for the family. We knew in December (although it was VERY early) and we decided to let our families know, which I’m VERY thankful now seeing as how it gave us the opportunity to share it with my Dad.
The day we found out that it was a boy (since we weren’t revealing to the family until Easter) I left this at my Dad’s grave – he probably knew before anyone, but I thought it was important that he had something from #10 (his 10th grandchild!!)
Hope everyone had a great Easter! Don’t forget to spend time with your friends/family and tell them how much you care each day.
A quick note of thanks to everyone who has reached out to me regarding the passing of my Dad – it means a lot, and hopefully I didn’t miss responding to each of you personally. Everyday is a challenge, somedays it’s like he’s still here and others I miss him so much. It comes in waves, but I know he’s pushing me to keep moving so here we go:
Another car from the #PML Quickstrike – Matte Green 458 Spyder/Tan interior and CF rear grille. I’m sure most auto enthusiasts are freaking out (especially Ferrari Tifosi) but from a streetwear/fashion perspective, something works about it for me. Not sure if it’s a wrap or not – from what I know about Platinum Motosports, I doubt it’s a wrap. Either way, props for just doing you.
I spared taking an entire pic of the car that was rocking this – so confusing…definitely not OEM…checkout this 991 wheel with centerlock…CAP. Ugh. I always say to each his own and sincerely, who am I to judge but DUDE!!! COME ON MAN.
Till next time…
I lost my Dad this afternoon. My brother and friends have had a heavy influence in my passion for cars, but it all started with my Dad. He’s always been a Mercedes guy – but I learned to drive in his Nissan 200SX. When I turned 16 and got my first car (a Honda civic) – he picked up a Mitsubishi 3000GT. I remember him getting into my car and seeing me “gangsta” leaned back in the drivers seat and asking “what, are you going to sleep now?” LOL. He saw a fire extinguisher in my brothers car (all raced out) and then asked if he wanted to be a fireman LOL. He always had the best one liners…and he loved cars. When I lowered the first car he bought me and he noticed it, I told him that the tire pressure was just low (yikes!) – I’m sure he knew, but he never got mad about it. Quite some time later, he got one of the first gen SLK’s that came out. We always used to call it the “statue” because he never drove it, I used to tell the grandkids that I could pull the engine and he’d never know – a few years later, he picked up an SL500 and that became “the statue” – a 2004 SL500 that up until last year, had less than 20K miles on it. I love you Dad, I know you’re in a better place and I hope you’re driving fast. 🙂
Great turnout at C&C today and TEAM SGA got together again to checkout our buddies new Challenge Stradale in person. Since the BAC Mono was going to make a showing I pretty much knew it’d be impossible to get a spot inside, particularly with the crew since none of us are particularly hell bent on getting up early just to get a spot in the lot LOL.
Lot was packed when we arrived, so we opted for the usual structure parking. For some reason 2 spots were left around Steve’s GTR LOL…not sure why – did we fear the all mighty GTR? Well, it lead to a IG picture that SuperStreet posted which worked out haha.
The BAC Mono, pretty much what everyone came out to see – comes in pieces from the UK and assembled here by Sector 111, known primarily for their Lotus aftermarket parts. What does all this mean? Well, you can drive it on the streets here to your local SBUX drivethru LOL…flip up your helmet visor and order your Venti carmel frap extra whip.
On the way one of the guys pointed out this clean E36 ///M3 on Equips!! Those of you who know me remember my relationship with Work wheels since 01′ so I was immediately intrigued to see such an old school set – I didn’t even realize there was someone in the car LOL!! Sorry for the paparazzi action, I didn’t even notice till I was editing…great car though 🙂
Quick vid from the day as well – make sure you watch it in HD 🙂