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    Thread: Mulholland Highway/The Snake/Rock Store - Nice cars, plus a few idiots...

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      01-11-2012 12:35 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      I've walked the track, the rangers are pretty friendly. It's a nice place to take a break from canyon runs, and also check out the film set done up to look like the old west.

      All this talk about our amazing roads, and no mention of Little Tujunga? Or did I miss it?
      We are saving that for the Angeles crest / Tujunga thread next
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      01-11-2012 12:35 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      Thanks! It was truly a fantastic evening for me.

      And pretty rare when you get the opportunity to chat with three McLaren F1 owners in the span of an hour. Including Ron Dennis, I also met Tom Price who owns F1 #028 and is the owner of the McLaren San Francisco dealership. Then I had the opportunity to talk with Jay Leno for a bit which hopefully won't be the last time, as I am eager to see his Light Car Company Rocket and I think he is eager to share it with me.

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      wow, that is really cool.

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      01-11-2012 12:38 PM #128
      I brought up Little T in the last Mulholland thread and got yelled at for it.

      Fantastic road - simply awesome!

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      01-11-2012 01:52 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      Thanks! It was truly a fantastic evening for me.

      And pretty rare when you get the opportunity to chat with three McLaren F1 owners in the span of an hour. Including Ron Dennis, I also met Tom Price who owns F1 #028 and is the owner of the McLaren San Francisco dealership. Then I had the opportunity to talk with Jay Leno for a bit which hopefully won't be the last time, as I am eager to see his Light Car Company Rocket and I think he is eager to share it with me.

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      When Jay gave me the tour of his garage the Rocket was right next to the F1, he skipped right over the F1 and went straight to the Rocket

      Rocket is very neat, he took the body panels off to see the mechy bits, it's quite clever. I had brought the Caterham so he got a bit inspired and fired up the Rocket and followed me out for a bit. Wish we could have gone for a ride in the canyons, would have loved to see how it goes

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      01-11-2012 01:59 PM #130
      this rocket???

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      01-11-2012 02:06 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      Wow, dennis rodman has a pretty cool signature
      congrats
      Random aside... I once had an altercation with Dennis Rodman in a Starbucks on Melrose involving near-blows and me being pulled back by his security guards to the dismay of everyone inside Starbucks ... But, I'll save that for another day .
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      01-11-2012 02:08 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
      When Jay gave me the tour of his garage the Rocket was right next to the F1, he skipped right over the F1 and went straight to the Rocket

      Rocket is very neat, he took the body panels off to see the mechy bits, it's quite clever. I had brought the Caterham so he got a bit inspired and fired up the Rocket and followed me out for a bit. Wish we could have gone for a ride in the canyons, would have loved to see how it goes
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      01-11-2012 02:12 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Yes, yes, keep showing off ...

      Had to one up meeting some measly F1 owners

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      01-12-2012 02:18 AM #134
      InsideLine posted a blog entry on the BH Grand Opening event with much better photos than I managed to capture.

      Click one of the images below to access their full article on the event. From their website the images are also clickable for hires versions.





      If you look closely in the crowd shot above you might even spot the elusive Peloton25.

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      01-12-2012 08:28 AM #135
      I spotted you right away Erik!
      You're next to the Supercar Sunday people.

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      01-12-2012 09:51 AM #136
      finally watched this. Cool cars, too bad there are still a lot of idiots It takes balls to be on that road on a sportbike for sure
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      01-12-2012 12:36 PM #137
      Sorry I missed you too... I got there early, had a drink or two with some colleagues, stared at the valet line, and left after Ron Dennis spoke.

      My story runs tomorrow on Hooniverse.

      I LOVED when he basically told everyone to shut the **** up so he could speak... awesome.
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      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      Lol the car redlines at 'gravel'

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      01-12-2012 12:48 PM #138
      not a big fan of the looks of the mp4-12c, but I like it's silhouette in this picture is pretty striking.

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      01-12-2012 04:15 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by JtotheG View Post
      I LOVED when he basically told everyone to shut the **** up so he could speak... awesome.
      I was really hating that moment actually. I couldn't believe the lack of respect so many people were exhibiting for the guy who was buying their drinks that evening. I figured it was just the self-centered 90210 crowd, but was told by another representative from McLaren that the same thing had occurred at a similar event in London unfortunately.

      I quite enjoyed Ron's comments. He seemed very proud to tell the story - albeit a basic one - of McLaren's many successes. He certainly had my undivided attention. My guest for the evening captured a video of what he had to say. Keeping in mind that he was a bit rattled by the lack of respect being shown for him in the first 60 seconds or so, you can watch it here if you are interested:

      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151158885805454

      Looking forward to your piece on Hooniverse tomorrow Jeff.

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      01-12-2012 04:22 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      I was really hating that moment actually. I couldn't believe the lack of respect so many people were exhibiting for the guy who was buying their drinks that evening. I figured it was just the self-centered 90210 crowd, but was told by another representative from McLaren that the same thing had occurred at a similar event in London unfortunately.

      I quite enjoyed Ron's comments. He seemed very proud to tell the story - albeit a basic one - of McLaren's many successes. He certainly had my undivided attention. My guest for the evening captured a video of what he had to say. Keeping in mind that he was a bit rattled by the lack of respect being shown for him in the first 60 seconds or so, you can watch it here if you are interested:

      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151158885805454

      Looking forward to your piece on Hooniverse tomorrow Jeff.

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      Can I post that video on Hooniverse?
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      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      Lol the car redlines at 'gravel'

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      01-12-2012 04:29 PM #141
      I will ask Las - I suspect he would be okay with that.

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      01-12-2012 04:36 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      I will ask Las - I suspect he would be okay with that.

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      Thanks, let me know via email jeffglucker@gmail.com
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      Lol the car redlines at 'gravel'

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      01-12-2012 06:16 PM #143
      Permission granted - email sent.

      Thanks!

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      01-12-2012 07:38 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      Permission granted - email sent.

      Thanks!

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      Once I saw that it was Las who you took as your man date. I formally ended my grudge against you for not taking me.

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      01-12-2012 07:46 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by SVT2888 View Post
      Once I saw that it was Las who you took as your man date. I formally ended my grudge against you for not taking me.
      hey, you autocrossing this weekend?

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      01-12-2012 07:58 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      hey, you autocrossing this weekend?
      Balding tires + popping suspension= no go

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      01-12-2012 09:03 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by SVT2888 View Post
      Once I saw that it was Las who you took as your man date. I formally ended my grudge against you for not taking me.
      Good to know.

      If I would have had the luxury of bringing more than one person I definitely might have considered possibly asking you to join us.

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      01-22-2012 06:52 PM #148
      Just happened today.
      A man injured in a crash over the side of Angeles Crest Highway managed to climb out of a ravine and alert a passerby that two others were trapped and needed to be rescued, sheriff's officials said Sunday.

      A search team converged on the area and found an 18-year-old man dead and another man injured after noon on Saturday. The vehicle the men were in had plunged 500 feet over the side of Angeles Crest Highway near Mile Marker 41.

      Vigen Sarkisyan, 18, of Tujunga, died.

      The sheriff's Montrose Search and Rescue Team and Emergency Services Detail arrived at the scene about 2:35 p.m., officials said.

      A sheriff's rescue helicopter lowered a paramedic in a litter into the ravine and hoisted two men into the aircraft.

      The two injured men from Pasadena were between 18 and 20-years-old. They were treated at a local hospital for major trauma injuries, officials said.
      http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...137857498.html

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      01-22-2012 08:00 PM #149
      Terrible news - the canyons are never a good place to make a mistake.

      = = = = =

      Chatted with Jay Leno at the overlook on Mulholland today when he arrived in his Carrera GT. I'll have some pics to share in a bit.

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      His car had nearly 4,000 miles on it and Leno took off up the hill with great vigor displaying the fantastic noise of what I believe is easily the best sounding production car made in recent years.

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