Yugo with the M5's V10 swap.
I met some fantastic folk this past weekend including, choochoo, choochoo jr., bzcat, greatfox, his friend Levi, what, and Russian bear lawyer.
And I came away thinking
- I know very little about cars compared to everyone else that was at the C&C.
- I wish a cars and coffee attendee would have done a burnout to distract the resting poh-lice officer. But that would probably mean more po-pos the next time around
- Porsches are a dime a dozen in Los Angeles
- Lol at stock 3 series
- Ling Long tires mean srs business
- Your Evo V better have a rear diff. IT BETTER!
- it's called, "Cars and Coffee" not "cars, motorcycles and coffee"
- modern cars that are not modified are really boring at C&C.
- Gold Toyota Prius guy did not talk to anyone.
- I know why Vad is always looking for a new ride.
- i lost count of how many times we referenced the E30's rust.
Every car in Los Angeles is a snoozefest unless it's a custom built classic car. That is because there are so many Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Veyrons, etc., that the shock of seeing these supercars wears off within an hour of two of arriving in Los Angeles. You know what's rare in Hollywood? A pickup!
I thought of the scene in Gone in Sixty Seconds (with Nicholas Cage), where Nick is at Ferrari dealer trying to get something that wouldn't make him a wanker. A modern Ferrari? Wanker. A classic Ferrari? Not a wanker.
I am still VERY disturbed by my car experience in LA. With unlimited amounts of money, I really don't know what I would buy if I lived there. If I wanted to be different? Maybe a La Forza. Oh ****, I saw one of those. I'm in a constant state of "What would I buy if I wanted a unique car and lived in LA?" I'm going crazy.
Damn you, Los Angeles! The only car I did not spot in Los Angeles were Lesbarus! And now I understand why Vad is always looking for cars...because no car favorably stands out in West Hollywood.
So depressing. But nothing gets the LA C&C guys more depressed than this:
Glad to hear you had a great experience (or am I assuming too much?).
Also sound like a good turnout. Did you guys do the culinary tour after CnC?
(and yes, CnC really means "Cars, or other things with engines and maybe wheels, And Coffee, or Danish, or cider, or burritos/tacos...")
'twas nice to meet you! I had no idea you were just visiting!!! I thought you were local
And to cosign on what you said about not being able to find a unique car that is C&C worthy: I've been trying to decide on what car would not only be C&C worthy, but reliable enough to drive daily, and not cost a fortune. If you think of something, let me know
Supergroove, it was nice to meet you. Only someone as nice as you would ever help a russian bear import a rusty E30 M3 from Colorado to LALAland. Did you get a chance to swing by his mom's house to torch his volvo so he can collect on insurance since he is unwilling to sell it or fix it???
Did we miss SVT2888 Leo? I didn't see him there last week and he's a pretty hard guy to miss....
greatfox, nsx is your answer.
My B-day was last week and since my mother knows I'm rather picky she just gave me cash for my B-day. On Monday she asked me what I bought my self as a present....I was like...ummmm...well...rest assured I invested it wisely!
I still feel bad for not attending C&C! Honestly I do! I feel guilty for not attending.
But I know what you guys mean when it comes to discussing a "C&C worthy" vehicle. There is so much automotive culture and so much variety in So Cal that it is truly hard to stand out while still remaining tasteful. RS4PD and I have had many discussions before about what would make a great C&C car, but we can NEVER come up with a definitive answer. Every time we think of something....chances are we thought about it because we have in fact seen it at C&C!
Don't have green pic.
I'm actually a bit bummed I didn't get out there last weekend for the little TCL meet. You guys should announce these things!
I'm still wishy washy on if I want to tackle the timing belt change myself. I've done about 7 Prelude timing belts for myself and various friends, but for some reason the NSX belt is really daunting to me. I think I'm going to man up and do it, in a few weekends.
so lemme share a li'l annecdote: ya know how once you buy a new/different car all of a sudden (it seems) you start seeing them everywhere? well 5 weeks ago i purchased this:
and while the Z4 roadsters are a dime a dozen, it was 23 days before i saw another Z4 Coupe that is an ETERNITY in Los Angeles (which seemingly has every car known to man), or anywhere for that matter; low production volume (in my case, < 13K 2006-09) = rarity/exclusivity. having said that, of course a week later i saw another 2, a day apart from each other! but that was 2 weeks ago and i've still not seen another Coupe again yet. BMWs are common as dirt in L.A. but not mine; and in all 5 weeks i've only seen one "clownshoe" (Z3 Coupe; of course they're older now). Vive la différence!
Bummed I missed the mini meet up; I'm still overseas. Will be there next weekend for sure.
And you really miss out a bit at CnC if Leo isn't there - he is such a damn encyclopedia it's crazy. He'll tell you the type of car, engine size, gear ratios, how many were made, how many are still around, how many he's seen at CnC, who the owner is, what he does, and who he slept with the night before.......really. Test him out next time.
And I think the perfect CnC car right now (although we've seen quite a few there) would be a Lotus Cortina. Technically European, kind of American, racing pedigree, looks cool, don't cost six figures, not everyone knows what it is, and those that do usually appreciate it........what you think?
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I was actually talking about the south side of CnC venue- its Ford's former PAG office, and the new tenant is a corporate taco bell office.