A Youtube Video that Throdle shot in 2019 about the Viper has finally come out. The funny part is that this video came out exactly a week after I sold the Viper. In total I had the viper for 2.5 years and put several thousand miles on the car. I even used it as my daily driver for a few months and found it super practical to live with. I really enjoyed my time with the car and I will definitely have to get a Gen V Viper some day. But for now I am going to move on towards other interesting bucket list cars that I have always wanted to own.… Read the rest
Video feature on the Elise
Just in time for the 15 year Anniversary of my Elise purchase, the Throdle Youtube channel released these videos about my Elise ownership experience. We talk a about what its like to have the Elise as a daily driver and how it eventually became my track car instead. The Elise is now my least valuable car but in terms of memories and experiences it is the one car that I will never sell.
Apart from the driving experiences, the Elise also got me into the GGLC orbit and has led to many of my automotive friendships in the bay area.
FYI the videos were recorded in 2019 which is why it seems weird to have people standing together without masks.… Read the rest
A couple of slow laps (3:17s) from Spa – unfortunately I did not get good video on day 1 when the weather was much better. My theoretical best was 3:11 which I am pretty happy with for a FWD GTI hatchback rented from RSR Spa.
Eau Rouge really is as difficult as they say and the track has a bunch of corners that require way more trust in the car and your abilities than I had for my first time there. This was my first international track day and Book-A-Track did a great job. It was a bit weird to only pass on the left but they ran a great event and I liked the open track (non-session) aspect of it.… Read the rest
In my previous post about the Evora S on track I spent a lot of time complaining about the 400 treadwear tires that the car was on. I was getting a lot of tire lock under braking and the car generally did not have enough grip on the track. Luckily I was then able to replace the tires with a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on the optional forged “sport” wheels for the Evora and hit Laguna with the GGLC once more.
As you can see from the video I was able to pull a 1:48 lap without really maximizing any of the turns.… Read the rest
Back up and Running
Celebrating the fact that the Seven is up and running with an autocross video from Marina. The car still has an intermittent misfire that I am trying to iron out but it is running well so far.
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