Ride 23

1985 Porsche Carrera

On January 8th, 2012, posted in: Ride 23 posts by Comments Off on 1985 Porsche Carrera

The saga of my ‘85 Carrera started with a strange passion for German cars I developed in high school. I was so crazy for Porsche that I built a custom VW Bug that had a Porsche whale tail. If I could not have the car of my dreams, I would make due the best I could. My dream car was the new 1985 Carrera.

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2006 CLS55 AMG

On November 8th, 2011, posted in: Ride 23 posts by Comments Off on 2006 CLS55 AMG

From the moment I laid my eyes on the new and radically designed Mercedes CLS, which as I recall was in June of 2005, I knew instantly it would be my next purchase. By this point in my life, I had already been diagnosed as a true gearhead by both friends and family, so I wasn’t altogether surprised that I found myself drawn to the ultra-sleek four door. Strangely, it wasn’t the 469HP from the factory supercharged hand-assembled V8 engine, or the slick and beefy 5-speed automatic gearbox, but the exterior design of the car that made it irresistible to me.

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

On October 8th, 2011, posted in: Ride 23 posts by Comments Off on 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

A wise man once said, "There is no replacement for displacement," and you know what they say about great minds thinking alike. For me, a run-of-the-mill or even Z51 or Grand Sport package Vette wasn’t enough; I had to have the LS7 7.0L V8 with titanium connecting rods and sodium-filled exhaust valves spinning to a marvelous 7000 rpm. Prius owners, eat your heart out: my 426-cubic-inch pushrod V8 belts out more emissions in a single day than your hamster-wheel go-karts do in a year.

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