Seems Legit

Apart from criminal conspiracy, insurance fraud, receipt of stolen property…

Midnight Auto Supplu

2005 Ferrari f430 Berlinetta.

I’m assisting in brokering the sale of a near mint condition 2005 Ferrari f430 Berlinetta. The car is not stolen, salvaged, wrecked, or damaged in anyway. It does have a lien on it. This is an excellent parts car for someone who already owns an f430 or for someone who is crafty enough with obtaining titles. There will be NO TITLE with the car, only a bill of sale. Please no tire kickers, serious interest only.

Inside the Star Chamber

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These Are The Top Secret Porsches That Influenced The Iconic Super Sports Cars We Know Today.

From 17 September 2014 to 11 January 2015, the Porsche Museum will fling its doors open and present ‘Project: Secret!’ The display will show off a number of never-finished design studies, unknown concept cars and camouflaged prototypes made by the German manufacturer.

Who’ll stop the rain?

We had a Christmas party about 10 days ago.  On the way home, one of the secretaries (Sharon) had a small issue with the car in front of her.  This was the result.

wrecked Altima wrecked Altima

But that is just the start of the problem. It never rains but it pours.

Continue reading “Who’ll stop the rain?”

Things you learn by listening

Previously, I argued that publicity portended the death of Hookers and Squirrels the “Motorsports gathering” (née Cars and Coffee) in Scottsdale.  Me, as an avowed hater of the city and idealized lifestyle of Scottsdale, fully expected that the city would take notice of this completely Constitutional gathering and start whining about “event” permits and other bureaucratic bullshit cities impose. I thought it would lead to cops, and eventually to tying the cop expense directly to the event, killing it.

I was not 100% correct in my premise. Continue reading “Things you learn by listening”

Fancy Parking For Dummies

What is Fancy Parking?
Fancy Parking is many things to many people. It’s a way of life, a philosophy, a global movement, and honestly, any attempt to define it would be an insult to Thousands of Fancy Parkers worldwide. But essentially it’s reversing your car into a parking space

This is easier said then done.  If you’re driving a Pinto with a glass hatch and think to fold the rear seat down ahead of time, no problem.  But what about a 1978 Lincoln Continental?  It’s 20 feet long and at least half that length is behind you. Good luck guesstimating where the rear of the car ends and an unfortunately placed light pole at the convenience store begins, especially through gunslit windows and puny mirrors. Continue reading “Fancy Parking For Dummies”

Soul: Sold

What a difference a couple of months makes.

Suddenly (or so it seems), Cars and Coffee has turned into post-Soviet Russia.  No more rigid no ads, no promoting policies.  It’s open season.

McLaren mp4 x 3

Suddenly, the “event” has outside corporate presenters. Yay capitalism. (This time: McLaren Scottsdale).  Just as suddenly, no one gives a shit about the unofficial capitalists. Continue reading “Soul: Sold”

It never rains but it pours

Just as we’re about to launch a major escalation in our moonlighting…

Pinkman
Media Credentials, bitch!

the day job rears it’s ugly head and says “hold on there.”  But we’re undeterred.  We’re coming for you, automotive press.  And yeah, it’s gonna be more like Jesse Pinkman, and less like Edward R. Murrow.

Monday Musing

Am I turning into my grandfathers? Last year it was this:

1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car

This was the old man’s dream:  power windows, power locks, power motor, plus style and gravitas.

Karma: I don’t think he lusted after the falling apart piece of shitness of this particular example.

He had the money, but had to wait for the old lady to die off before he could spend it freely on the car he always wanted.

This year, it’s this: Continue reading “Monday Musing”

Zinda, his face black, his eyes red. But not for long.

In our last episode, the great truck hunt was down to 3 finalists.  There was one clear favorite, lack of hemi notwithstanding.

2013 CPO RAM
We took it easy yesterday, being wickedly hungover a bit peeved at Buck, our sales rep for a terse and kinda rude exchange Saturday about valuing a trade.

Karma:  also because Lurleen, uh, hoped we would reconsider the utility of a pickup rolling on 20s

“He can just call us if he wants to deal,” we pouted, because “fuck him” “we’re the customer.” Continue reading “Zinda, his face black, his eyes red. But not for long.”