Summer rides

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Summer rides

Postby Carlyee » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:04 pm

So I have owned several showy but kookily original cars over the decades. My last such was a 1995 Supra which I spent a fortune on getting below 10 seconds. I sold this a year back to an 20 year old oilfield worker and broke almost even so I was happy, that poor car though:-( I never did any body work so everyone assumed it was a 1995 pos. I would crush corvettes and the driver always had one of two looks on their face 1.) Rage! and 2.) suicidal type melancholy. Their $80,000 vette got smoked by a car built in 1995, or so they thought.

Anyway this morning I purchased a 2002 911 Turbo. The car is in 9/10 body and interior and a very solid 8/10 mechanically. The dealer wanted it gone so they paid of all the wear and tear maintenance TBC at Blitzkreig out in Vancouver. Anyway I am stoked. Are any of you Porsche guys? I have wanted a 911 for the majority of my life but living in the prairies, you know.

Another other neat car I had was the 2007 Camry XLE I got it up to a hair over 300HP (268 i believe stock) not the fastest car but I definitely crushed most mustangs and scared some other car owners. It was beige and I bought it from an auction sale for a farm couple moving into town for like $5000
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Re: Summer rides

Postby Strangelove » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:51 pm

I thought all us rich guys owned Toyotas? :?

When I was young and broke I had the opportunity to drive some of the baddest fastest cars in Vancouver!

(Roadrunners and a 67 Camaro, they weren't street-legal)

I've owned many weird & wonderful cars over the years.

Had 4 cars in my driveway at one point back in the day

(that happens when you have mechanics for pals who keep offering up deals you can't refuse).

Had so many cars I literally cannot remember them all.

Had a beat-up souped-up ex-taxi that surprised alotta folks (like your Supra).

Fastest car I ever owned was a 68 T-bird (390).

Strangest car I ever owned was a pristine Austin Marina (can't remember the year).

Favorite car I ever owned was 66 Mustang.
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Re: Summer rides

Postby Topper » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:42 am

Way back, I built cars with a friend, 69 Road Runner, we stuffed in a 426 wedge we rebuilt from a 64 Fury, ran 10's.

Rebuilt a 340 in a 71 Super Bee, a 350 in a 69 Firechicken

Then came my motorcycles :D Anyone now living on the Westwood plateau should be shot.

I've put a bunch into my truck, all to make it better for the bush. Two days ago I did a hill climb up to a gold showing following a makeshift quad trail. Top of the hill got tricky as the trail snaked between a few large pines and by that time the tires were spinning so steering was interesting. Wouldn't have been an issue if I had a diff lock. Damn you Toyota Canada. Damn you.

Those 90 degree bends on the section roads will be a blast in the 911.
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Re: Summer rides

Postby Carlyee » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:10 am

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Now show me a mustang owner that won't try something stupid at a red light!
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Re: Summer rides

Postby herb » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:48 am

Not a huge fan of that era of 911's style wise, but I have always wanted a Porsche.

A buddy of mine has an early 80's Porsche and that thing is a hoot...it's an '82 I think. But my god is it terrible on gas! Thing has like an 80 liter gas tank that's gone in 250km.
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Re: Summer rides

Postby Puck » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:13 am

Oh... I'm liking that 911. Nice purchase. Congrats.
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Re: Summer rides

Postby Carlyee » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:32 pm

herb wrote:Not a huge fan of that era of 911's style wise, but I have always wanted a Porsche.

A buddy of mine has an early 80's Porsche and that thing is a hoot...it's an '82 I think. But my god is it terrible on gas! Thing has like an 80 liter gas tank that's gone in 250km.


Yeah I was torn, I am a driving fan so an older Porsche would have been sweet. Love those sporty road cars. I saw a 996 and instantly liked it. I know the 997 has some major improvements but the 996 are pretty good value for the moment. I especially liked the makeover they did from 2001 to 2002.

The only little bummer is the car is AWD. Which I like to believe myself educated enough to not need the training wheels. But they nothing handles like a rwd 911.
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Re: Summer rides

Postby Meds » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:56 pm

I've never liked the stock rims on a lot of porsche's.....but the rest of the car is a thing of beauty. Nice pick-up man.

My brother-in-law and I have kicked around the idea of finding a stock an early-mid 90's Nissan Skyline to bring over from Japan and then mod the shit out of it. Would be kind of a learning project for us.....but those 2.6 i6's are tough engines that can take a real pounding from the mods that get thrown on them. Unfortunately for us it's a bit outside of our budgets at this time.....but definitely something that's on the bucket list. :P
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Re: Summer rides

Postby nuckster » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:41 pm

I had an 85 pontiac sunbird turbo once.... What? :eh:
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Re: Summer rides

Postby Carlyee » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:51 pm

Meds wrote:I've never liked the stock rims on a lot of porsche's.....but the rest of the car is a thing of beauty. Nice pick-up man.

My brother-in-law and I have kicked around the idea of finding a stock an early-mid 90's Nissan Skyline to bring over from Japan and then mod the shit out of it. Would be kind of a learning project for us.....but those 2.6 i6's are tough engines that can take a real pounding from the mods that get thrown on them. Unfortunately for us it's a bit outside of our budgets at this time.....but definitely something that's on the bucket list. :P


I purchased the Supra instead of the Skyline due to the fact that it had more bolt on HP available. You can do a lot more to the 2J than Nissan motor before you have to open it up.

I still like Pontiac Fieros.
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Re: Summer rides

Postby Topper » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:38 pm

Carlyee wrote:I still like Pontiac Fieros.

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Re: Summer rides

Postby Carlyee » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:21 am

I was at http://www.exoticsracing.com/ on Thursday. I highly recommend you go if you find yourself in the cesspool known as Las Vegas. I drove a Ferrari F430, 911 Turbo S, Audi R8 and the GTR. Most fun was the F430, best handing and drivability was the Turbo, the R8 was fun and pretty easy to drive. The GTR was a POS and I can't believe people like them. What a cow that thing was.
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