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Legends of the Euro Motorway

23 Sep

Some pics of the cars on display. Some rare machines inside!

The event was pretty much organized by marque. It’s a huge propery so enty of room to walk around and get a food look at the cars. Great place for an event.

Pair of 500E’s. A true sleeper.

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Big 6.3 liter V8 in an otherwise stately looking sedan.

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Colorful cars and characters!

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Executive suite

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Onto the Porsche’s

This first one is a very rare car. 911 ClubSport in a gorgeous dark blue. Only 5k original miles.

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Right next to it was one of the few RS America’s on display. Another rare version of the venerable 911. A factory lightweight intended to go racing.

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80’s Baby

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A real rare treat: genuine 2.7RS

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Couple spots away was this stripped out 911 that was labelled as a prototype. Will have to do some digging on what it is as I’m not quite sure

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A few spots away was this 911 Sport Classic. With more than a few styling nods to the 2.7RS

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911 Speedster

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The lone 928 at the event. This one is an ’87 S4. Still a head turner

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968 was the only one of its kind there as well. This came in between the 944 and the Boxster in Porshe’s entry level lineup. Short lived run but a great looking car

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911 GT2 – future classic

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Original Turbo

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Early 911 Turbo

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Beautiful 911S

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Only a handful of Astons and the one McClaren from a dealership.

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Next up were the BMW’s

Seems the E30 is a very popular platform even today. And values keep going north. Many have 6 cylinder swaps from later M’s, some retained the original 4 banger.

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Wish I could have gotten a good shot of the car this seat belongs to. It was stunning with bright red paint, S54 swap, and the ubiquitous LM’s

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The first M5. Boxy but sexy

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Later M5…another iconic vehicle

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This very purple-ey 320i (or was it a 2002?) had an M swap

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A few cars were away from the rest of their group for some reason.

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Levity

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I wish the import guys could organize something similar out here instead of the obnoxious club music, import ehem-“model”, gaudy = trophy affairs that usually are out on this coast.

WTCC in the USA

23 Sep

If you want to see some bumper to bumper racing, the kind that is equal parts SCCA runoffs and the bumping and grinding scenes from Days of Thunder, then tune in to Speed Channel today at 10 PM Eastern tonight for WTCC.

World Touring Car Championship is non stop action with every major manufacturer participating. Chevrolet, Mercedes, BMW, Seat, Ford combine in a field that’s 30 cars deep. They bill themselves as “Real Cars, Real Racing”, and it really is. This is the 3rd most popular series in the world behind F1 and WRC and today’s race in Sonoma is the first time it’s in the US. Props to Speed for covering it same day.

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In the Heat of the Night

23 Sep

Hamilton could use a win, Alonso is first in points thusfar. Pit stop strategy is critical given how quickly the tires seem to fall off. Who will win?

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