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Fine Whine? LOL…Hey, It’s What It Says On The Car

12 Jun

Rich, the owner of Blue Ribbon Auto Body (a top notch body shop and the best on Long Island from everything I’ve seen and heard) was kind enough to show me some of his cars that were at the shop the other day. This is his 1985 Euro-Spec (notice the lack of front and rear bumpers, the existence of the mandatory rear fog light and the absence of rear side markers unlike the U.S. spec model) Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole.

I never was a really big fan of this car, the fact that I was four years old when this was released might have something to do with it (actually I love a lot of cars that were released before my parents even met so that’s a moot point…tangent alert, tangent alert, my bad), ┬ábut I have to say this car really is a sight to be seen in person. This vehicle is a prime example of how far advanced Lamborghini is/was as an automobile manufacturer at the time. The front doesn’t do much for me but I love the aggressiveness of the rear. Not to mention 455 bhp is nothing to scoff at either, V12 POWA!!!

For those of you wondering, since Rich purchased this car brand new back in 1985 and had it flown over from Europe, he has put approximately 20K miles on it and he has driven it as recently as last Sunday. So it does get driven, not much but still.

Oh here are some clips I found about this car…

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….Slide Away

12 Jun

Our customer John from NJ sent me a few pics last week that I thought were really cool. Admittedly, I’m not into the whole drifting thing, but gotta give respect where it’s due to those who do it, and enjoy it!

John’s Z is a bevy of cool parts that you don’t see everyday….with new stuff coming via “brown” as we speak! Wheels are Logan-san approved!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

12 Jun

lemans

Long days, warm weather…and the event I wait all year for – LeMans! One of these years, we gotta go. I’ve been dreaming of it for as long as I can remember. If you’re bored at work today and want to listen to some practice sessions and some classic racers taking the track today for the historics, check out Radio LeMans and click on the “Listen Live” button at the top left. Coverage on Speed TV is tomorrow through Sunday.

Quick update as I just found this – if you’ve got Sirius/XM and you’re out driving around this weekend, the race is being broadcast there as well.

Saturday, June 13:
8 am ET: Pre-Race coverage Ch. 126 & SIR-11
9 am ET: 24 Hours of Le Mans begins Ch. 126 & SIR-11

Sunday, June 14:
9 am ET: 24 Hours of Le Mans ends Ch. 126 & SIR-11
9 am – 10 am ET: Post-Race coverage Ch. 126 & SIR-11