The Aston Martin Vantage is a car that I have been fascinated with ever since it the VH II based V8 Vantage first came out in 2005. Luckily my Lotus dealer was also an Aston dealer and gave me a chance to take their demo V8 Vantage for a quick spin up CA-17 and back. However I found that while it was an achingly beautiful car in person, the performance of the original 4.3L cars did leave something to be desired. Aston seemed to understand this too and a few years later went to the 4.7L engine which improved performance but it still wasn’t a true supercar yet.… Read the rest
In the last year of COVID life I only made one multi course meal and it was a collection of old favourites that I put together for a Pandemic Thanksgiving meal. During the meal I was talking to our guests about those recipes when I realised that I hadn’t really made a truly new menu since my Potato Dinner of 2018. We got to talking about cookbooks at that meal and I brought out the Alinea and Manresa books to show people. I then spent the Christmas break going through the two books and marked out a selection of recipes that I thought were both interesting and practical to make at home.… Read the rest
A Youtube Video that we shot in 2019 about the Viper has finally come out.
Talking about some of the flaws of the car
Comparing it to the Hellcat
The funny part is that these came out exactly a week after I sold the Viper. In total I had the viper for 2.5 years and really enjoyed my time with the car. I even used it as my daily driver for a few months and found it super practical to live with. I will definitely have to get a Gen V Viper some day.… Read the rest
Just in time for the 15 year Anniversary the Throdle Youtube channel released these videos about my Elise ownership experience. The videos were recorded in 2019 which is why it seems wierd to have people standing together without masks.
Talking a bit about the Hethel tour and driving Spa
Driving a Seven vs an Elise
We also recorded some videos about the Viper which will be coming out soon.… Read the rest
Today was the 15 year anniversary of my picking up the Elise. I did post some pictures after years one and two but I figure a milestone event like this is worth a few more. Click through on the pictures to see them in more detail on Flickr.
Did the 1500 mile break-in down Highway 1. I was at the dealer 6 days after pickup with the odometer at 1490 miles.… Read the rest