Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lexus GX-460

Now I've gone and done it.  I bought the new 2010 Lexus GX-460, and it arrived today.  This thing cost more than my first house.  It's definitely built better than my first house, ... and it might even be bigger inside too.

Man, is this thing ever high tech.  No 8-track player, but it's got Satellite radio, Back up cam, remote starter, Bluetooth, I-phone connection, USB port.  Sweet!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Note to Readers

Thank you for reading my blog. It was fun to create, and gave me many fond memories of vehicles I had forgotten about.
A couple of notes: The vehicles shown are representative photos, and in some cases are a different color or have slight differences (like a spoiler, or racing stripes).
Also, remember that as you scroll down, you are going "back in time". This blog has several pages, and you'll have to look all the way through to see my first car.

Aston Martin Vanquish Convertible

This is the car I drive IN MY DREAMS.
Yes, IN MY DREAMS, I have a nitro boosted 5.9L, V-12 solid black Aston Martin Vanquish Convertible, with black hand-stitched leather interior.
Also, IN MY DREAMS, my name is engraved in the door panel, and I have a deafening aftermarket hard drive powered sound system, with every option, including state of the art radar jamming equipment.

Lastly, IN MY DREAMS, someone else covers the annual insurance premium on this beast, which with my speeding tickets and citations would be more than a mortgage payment.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lotus Elan M-100

This is probably the most awesome thing that has ever happened to me. I was GIVEN this car as a birthday gift for my daughter, by a mentor and long time friend.
This is the 1991 Lotus Elan M-100. The M-100 was a joint venture between Lotus and Isuzu. This car was intended to compete with Porsche, and sold in 1991 for around $40,000. This little rocketship is a 4 cyclinder, turbo-charged 16 valve DOHC front wheel drive with 170 mph on the speedometer. I put low profile Pirelli P-Zeros on it and it will accelerate through a curve like a rollercoaster.
No speeding tickets .... yet.

Jaguar XK8

This is my pride and joy. The first real convertible sports car that I ever owned. A 1997 Jaguar XK8. I still only have around 12,000 miles on it. I baby this car.

Very few XK8s were made in this Carolina Blue color, and I bought mine from a friend that liked the color so much he bought two of them. I finally talked him into selling me one of them.

This vehicle is an absolute blast to drive.

Note: This is not my house.

Lexus GX-470

The Lexus GX470 is the ultimate luxury SUV in my book. It's Toyota quality and dependability, with Lexus luxury.

I've been in all kinds of weather with it, and taken it off road in places I had no business going. I've been in a wreck in it, crashed an orange highway barrell with it, and got clipped by a flying wheel off another car once.

Basically, I've tried to destroy it, and it keeps on ticking. Great SUV.

Dodge Durango

For no good reason whatsoever, I hated this Dodge Durango.
Don't ask me why, I think it might have been the frumpy Dodge styling that I didn't like. Everyday single day I got in it, and every month I made a payment, I asked myself why in the world I bought a car I didn't like.
Otherwise, it never gave me one minutes problem, and it was better than a snowmobile in the snow.