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Old 01-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #41
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How sir, do you get chances to check out all these ridiculous cars? You know what cool ---- I've driven? stuff I owned. Oh, and my mom's boyfriends GT500 once. That's it.

It's like every time I mention a car on my dream list you're like, "eh, did a track day in one, wasn't impressed..."
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How sir, do you get chances to check out all these ridiculous cars? You know what cool ---- I've driven? stuff I owned. Oh, and my mom's boyfriends GT500 once. That's it.

It's like every time I mention a car on my dream list you're like, "eh, did a track day in one, wasn't impressed..."
simple, work in a performance shop specializing in exotic performance machines, somebody has to test drive at the completion of work

and then you have the clients that take you with them to events;
right seat and practice seat time always available
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simple, work in a performance shop specializing in exotic performance machines, somebody has to test drive at the completion of work

and then you have the clients that take you with them to events;
right seat and practice seat time always available
Unless Steve is racing caterpillars, that's not his personal strategy.
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Unless Steve is racing caterpillars, that's not his personal strategy.
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Unless Steve is racing caterpillars, that's not his personal strategy.
is this Steve?

his ride?
http://mrp.symworks.com/product.php?...g-Caterpillars
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If joking... good show sir, good show.

If serious question: quadruple face-palm
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serious? never; life is too serious to take it all serious

[and don't call me sir, I am as good as you are, ]
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What is the appropriate time to remind a C6 Corvette driver that their steering wheel came from a Cobalt?
Any time you are speaking to them.
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That being said, I would love to track a Vette someday while remember my Miata roots.[/QUOTE]

I don't have the experience of most of you. I have ridden in a T-1 Corvette and a spec miata though. The T1 Corvette was fast in a straight line, no doubt, but I was more impressed with the speed the Miata carried through the corners. Even as a passenger I could feel the tiniest bit of controlled tire slip through the corners. The guy who owned this SM also has a $40K Exige and is quicker in the SM. In the advanced/instructors group he routinely passed a rich, but obviously not very skilled, 458 Italia driver. That's emasculation.
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Unless Steve is racing caterpillars, that's not his personal strategy.
Kawasaki's, not caterpillars. Caterpillar is the enemy.

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is this Steve?
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his ride?
Here's one of my rides being balanced on one wheel by yours truly:

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #51
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How sir, do you get chances to check out all these ridiculous cars? You know what cool ---- I've driven? stuff I owned. Oh, and my mom's boyfriends GT500 once. That's it.

It's like every time I mention a car on my dream list you're like, "eh, did a track day in one, wasn't impressed..."
I hang out where they are. You'd be surprised how many people at any given track will give you a ride along if you ask. People love to share their love of their cars with you if you act interested and ask intelligent questions.

The same applies to quiet little airstrips and private pilots. A lot of the guys who love to fly light planes don't prefer to fly alone but often no one they know is convenient or interested. If you hang out and talk to people they will often offer to take you up.

It doesn't hurt to hang around with people who work places like this either:









That's an R8 v10 getting twin turbos installed.
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can't be a real working garage shop; floor is too clean and not enough junk hung on the walls
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ahhh, so it takes friends and interpersonal skills... guess I'm boned... I don't even have friends that have friends with that kind of crap/money.

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can't be a real working garage shop; floor is too clean and not enough junk hung on the walls
The cutting, machining, jigging, and welding are not done in the same room as where the cars sit. What are you, a heathen? LOL

Putting turbos in the Ferrari:







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My dream in life is to have a Ferrari, These dudes have enough $$ they're turbo-ing theirs... occupy EVERYONE
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That's an R8 v10 getting twin turbos installed.
Bat Inc customer, lol. I have the same fittings and hoses, they look great.
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lol @ 99%'ers.
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Go baller or go home.

Murcielago gettin' twins:





Audi detail shots:









I'm headed to the house.
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Can you find out which specific fitting they used on the turbo oil feed please? They look like PTFE fittings.

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BTW, I really love how I have a turbo set-up that's equal or greater in quality compared to that $200,000 R8. Thanks ABSURDflow.
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