November 29, 2008 at 12:09 am #159638
Aside from tech stuff keeping my attention, I am an avid car and motorsports enthusiast.
For you UK guys, I love CAR and TopGear (both magazine and TV show)
I have a Subaru legacy GT which is a great car. Very fast, AWD and looks pretty nice as well.
How about the rest of you?November 29, 2008 at 1:21 am #172069WilliamYZFMember
I love Top Gear although Jeremy hates motorbikes. I would love an Evo 8 but alas money does not allow. I drive a sedate car and an isane motorcycle.
Having just watched the episode where Jeremy drives a Â£50000 boat to the docklands airport I wish i had spent Â£50000 less on a house and bought the boat.
I guess it all comes down to priorities.November 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm #172068ploppoMember
I have owned and driven some of the best and most expensive cars in the world.
I currently own a Bugatti.
Yeh, Test Drive Unlimited hands it to you on a plate.November 29, 2008 at 1:59 pm #172078bgalfondMember
I have owned and driven some of the cheapest and worst cars in the world. My old dodge avenger stills holds a place in my heart, I remember very well having to crawl in through the trunk since the doors didn’t work… Ah, the memories.
For the past five years I’ve had a 350Z. She has been my baby, done a good bit of work on her. Occasional track days make it all worth it though.
Oh, and Top Gear is awesome, but really hard for me to get here in the US. BBC America plays reruns from 3 years ago over and over.November 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm #172066November 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm #172062jonbadMember
Brought up with cars thanks to my dad and then worked in a classic car garage in london for a while so got to drive a lot of exotic vehicles there (and even better none of them were mine and I didnt pay a penny on fuel lol).
Have made a book on a 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza which was a real priviledge to drive, and am currently making another book on a Hispano Suiza H6C (the 8litre stright 6 one). Am blessed to be able to work with such cars really, and get to drive them which is even better!
Next project after the Hispano should be on 3 (yes three) original right hand drive AC cobras all owned by the same collector 🙂 That’ll be my dream to make a book on them as in my opinion you don’t really need anything faster or more powerful than an AC Cobra (except perhaps one with a roof)!
My car though is a particularly good example of a BMW 5 series e39 shape, but really it’s nothing “special” it’s just great for cheap, reliable and very very comfortable motoring and long journey’s with all the toys installed. Oh and I’m 25 😀November 29, 2008 at 8:11 pm #172079bgalfondMember
[quote1227988914=jonbad] a 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza
ohhhhh nice. Not that the cobras aren’t, if I could get some good seat time in either I might be looking for airfare to the UK!November 30, 2008 at 7:31 pm #172070Richard TMember
I really like top gear and really into cars and motorsport havn’t got a car yet though!
Looking forward to top gear tonight 🙂November 30, 2008 at 9:38 pm #172061fatnbaldMember
My son (11) and I are petrol heads, avid observers of the super car club rather than active participants though!
We had an amazing couple of days at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer, if you are into cars in any way it is the number one place to go. It covers all aspects of motor sports, old and new, two and four wheels, open top and road going super cars. It is also a damm site cheaper and much better close up experience than the British GP.
I managed to rack up 1300 pics in the two days, and my lad got to get his Lewis Hamiton cap signed by Lewis Hamilton, Jensen Button and Sebastian Bourdais!November 30, 2008 at 9:50 pm #172073
I am jealous about Goodwood! Would have loved to go there.
I am a huge fan of sports car racing (e.g. Le mans prototypes) and F1. Unfortunately while F1 can be seen with some regularity Sports Car cannot. The Speed channel in the US has turned into NASCAR central much to my chagrin.
bgalfond, I may have a solution for your TopGear fix in the US but it would need to be shared via PM 😉
Kevin, Nice RX7! The newer rotary engines don’t do that one justice. The turbos made really good power stock and the design still looks fresh today
Johnbad, are you a photographer? Sounds like you have been in and driven some great cars!
Carroll Shelby seems to be signing everything lately from Cobra reissues to new mustangs. He is an icon for sure, but its getting a bit ridiculous and seems to be done just for the cashNovember 30, 2008 at 9:59 pm #172071s162000Member
I’m a big F1 fan but not sure about the look of the new cars for next year! Hideous!November 30, 2008 at 10:08 pm #172074
Agreed. The changes are odd to say the least.
This season had its share of controversy (Hi Ferrari and Mclaren) curious to see what happens next!November 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm #172072s162000Member
Yes I can’t wait to see how it pans out hopefully the current pecking order will change and the teams will be closer together in terms of performance. Maybe Jenson will get a decent car at last!November 30, 2008 at 11:10 pm #172063jonbadMember
I didn’t think next years Formula1 cars have been revealed yet have they? The whole point of the 2009 cars is supposed to be that they’ll be better looking, going back to their older style clean lines and getting rid of all the “bolt on” bits.
In answer to whether I’m a photographer or not, well not exactly. I’m a graphic designer, amateur photographer and also Champagne import exporter but that’s besides the point lol. So far my all time favourite car I’ve been in has to be a lamborghini Miura. Although it’s not the most expensive, or as rare as the Ferrari Monza, it’s just everything a super car should be to me, and it’s also a car I’ve not driven, only sat in it 🙁 so I guess it still holds that taunt or the desire to drive it for me.
Glad to know there are lots of us car fans out and about 🙂November 30, 2008 at 11:52 pm #172075
The Miura is IMHO one of the most beautiful car designs ever.
There are pics floating about of 2009 F1 cars and on F1 fan sites.
Champagne import/export eh? I am a big fan of the smaller grower champagnes. Right now Egly-Ouriet is a serious favorite
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