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My Dad washed two of his cars

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December 20, 2010 at 9:13 pm

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My Thanksgiving

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Where oh where do I start? I woke up a little early and drug the wife over to my Dad’s hanger. I had to lay eyes and sit in the 599 GTO. I started it up and gave it a couple blips. The car sounds absolutely amazing, no aftermarket exhaust needed or anything. That is the most perfect car I’ve ever sat in, rev’d, and moved around a hanger! When it warms up and we’re in California, I’m definitely going to take it out and romp on it. For sure, that car craves it. Plus it’s one of the few black cars in my Dad’s all white collection.

We really didn’t have lunch at my parents’ place, we saved room for dinner. Because it was, and usually is, a few courses long. For starters my Mom made this turkey sushi. At first I thought it would be pretty gross, but it turned out pretty well. Even the wife loved it, which is unusual for her since she “likes” sushi. After all of the sushi, all of it made with turkey, we napped. The next course consisted of deep fried turkey. Yes, we had everything when it came to sides. Stuffing, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and oh lord I’m salivating as I write this. We took another little nap, then my Mom brought out dessert. Little cupcakes of pumpkin pie, crust and all, coconut cream pie, and Boston cream pie. After that we passed out for pretty much the rest of the night. It was pretty ridiculous, I won’t lie.

This morning my Dad and I talked about his collection and my small collection. We joked at one point how I was juggling different projects and rides. At one point I owned Blackie, an S14, a GTR, a CLK BS, and the wife’s Escalade. He is happy I’ve consolidated down to just Blackie, the GTR, and the wife’s Cayenne. But due to some circumstances, the GTR might be parting ways with us and we’ll be picking up another Benz. Either a C63 or a S63. Depends on how the wife feels when we get closer to our trip to Italy.

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November 26, 2010 at 11:23 pm

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Wish I could do this

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But I have to wait until it warms up! And not be in Seattle, where I have to stare at my Dad’s.

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November 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

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Dad’s addition

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A while back I hinted at another car my Dad had picked up during his “travels” of sorts. He came across a very peculiar car that he had to have after I told him the significance of it. He found a private seller selling Michael Schumacher’s F2002 Spa pole position, first place, and fastest lap car. As soon as it was bought my Dad had it sent to Maranello to have it checked out and brought back up to proper spec. My Dad isn’t going to race it or nothing. It will probably just end up over a cover at his hanger. I really can’t wait to see it when we go up there for Thanksgiving. Trying to climb into it will be fun. I know Schumacher is like five foot nine. I’m a little bit over six feet tall, tall for an Asian, I hope I fit okay! I hope I fit in general.

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November 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Dad’s newest acquisition

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October 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm

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Trip to NYC

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After I left class Friday morning, I went straight back to the pad, to get my wife ready for our trip to NYC. My Dad shipped in his newest acquisition for us to take a little test drive in. Knowing that I had been drooling over this car since he got it a month or so ago. After picking her up and taking the Cayenne over to the shop. There it was sitting there, the most coveted of my Dad’s collection. His white Ferrari Enzo. I spent about an hour looking it over the previous day. Everyone did, we enjoyed it at the shop. The technology, the lines, and the sound. Don’t get me started on the sound, Dad loved the factory sound. But wanted more out of it. He picked up the Quicksilver Sports exhaust for it. The already loud car got even more louder. A point none of us seemed to care about.

After loading up our luggage into the front of the car, the wife and I made our trip to NYC. It was rather calm on the drive up. What didn’t help is the fact the Enzo has no radio in it. The stereo sits inches behind your head. When cruising it’s quiet in the cabin, so I just put my ear buds in and listened to music off of my BlackBerry. The car requires every single bit of your input. It’s not like Blackie where I know it’s going to go straight or how the car is going to react. With the Enzo, it’s a different story, you turn that wheel a fraction of a millimeter, the car reacts. Needless to say, it was a pretty insane drive. When we finally made it to NYC, we hit that traffic. I enjoyed it actually, the Enzo made it a nice little jaunt through NYC. A few revs for people with cameras, a little full throttle from a stop into second gear from a red light.

Once we made it to NYC, we didn’t do much driving, if not any. We did spend most of our time walking around in that crowded maze people call a city. We did a lot of eating, LOTS of it. We have a new found love when it comes to food. It’s Paella! That stuff is ridiculously amazing. It really tasted good and it was filling. New York City pizza is good, doesn’t beat Chicago style though. Hate to see it, the Chicago pizza is still my favorite. When we did go out for the night life, we found this pretty cool Japanese place. It was entirely old school Japanese with the food and the service. Wife really loved it, leaving it, we decided to hit up some clubs before we retreated to the hotel room. Well, that lasted all of twenty minutes when we realized how hardcore the attire rules are at New York City clubs. Well, I should say the clubs we wanted to go to. Heading back to the hotel was an adventure in itself. Two taxi cab rides and a hefty fair later, we made it home.

After that night, we enjoyed a nice breakfast in the hotel room. We sat over looking Central Park, it was a pretty nice time. After breakfast, I had us setup for a spa treatment. The treatment was almost as good as the one we got in Japan. It would have been higher up there if we had some of those fish munching on our feet. After that, we made our way down to the garage. It was almost a chore loading up the Enzo due to how relaxed we were. The wife checked out while I managed to get the Enzo out of the parking garage. Which was challenge in itself, even with the nose system! After making it out of the city, the wife and I switched spots. She was a little nervous at first, but once she got the feeling of the Enzo, she was doing a little bit of full throttle every now and then. I was very proud of her, maybe the more experience she gets, maybe I’ll let her drive Blackie when it’s done? I couldn’t pry her out of the seat. She drove the entire way home. People seeing her driving it was amazing. And I enjoyed it as well, it’s always fun seeing the wife drive.

Here are some pics from our weekend.

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October 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

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Dad’s new GT3RS

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Dad’s GT3RS is pretty sick from the pictures, it’s got around five thousand miles on it. Four thousand are street and the rest are all tracked. The previous owner took really good care of it, and it’s quite obvious from the pictures he’s sent me already. The previous owner was of moderate track experience, so the only footwork mods are a Moton Clubsport setup and fresh Michelins. It does have an exhaust of some sorts and rather nice detail on it. He will be sending it out here for us to really spend some time on. As we are taking customer cars on a case by case basis.

He wants better seats in it, better suspension mods, a meaner sound, and a nice handling car. I was thinking of doing more extensive suspension mods. Tie rods, control arms, and bushings. Maybe even sway bars. These GT3RSes are already pretty stout from the factory, but my Dad has some experience track driving now. So he will need a car that will test his limits. The seats are definitely going to be Status Racing and of course Willans harnesses. There will be some lengthy phone conversations coming in the future about his setup. We will be doing some motor mods too.

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August 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

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