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PSA: Styleforum auction piece.
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#for Brian.

With a short story. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
. Last week i had an idea, sent it to Spoo. He said "that Shit is Crazy!!!!"
The following day, i had the amazing luck of meeting Alain (pictured)at the front desk. He sat with me at a table, while i explained who Brian was to us, and what we are doing. He says "that is not an issue, we would be happy to do that. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Car guys unite!

That's cool as hell. Not a big drift fan but Greddy for sure, so I might have to bid on that. Can you ask those jokers when they'll release the newer version of the Multi D/A gauge? "Coming soon" since 2014!
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I drove a Dodge Dart in university. Dropped out too. The Dodge couldn't hack it. lol!

 

@ramuman - the track car bug is hard to shake. Here's some inspiration, because you can live in your car, but can't track a house. :nodding:

 

 

Life at 8000 rpm :cheers:

 

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@ridethecliche  - downside to a Miata is some track day groups and/or tracks may not allow a convertible without a roll bar. So if you want to track it, check out your local tracking options and decide if you want a roll bar or not. Otherwise, many small hardtop Japanese cars like the previously mentioned Corolla are good options for low budgets. Civics are popular too.

 

I do own an airbrush and have wanted to paint a car with it..... and I've always wanted to go to Boston in the fall when the leaves are turning ..... sooooooo ...... I could hop on a plane and do some airbrushing on your new ride. :slayer:

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because you can live in your car, but can't track a house.

The nordschleife might disagree with you on that.
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@ridethecliche
  - downside to a Miata is some track day groups and/or tracks may not allow a convertible without a roll bar. So if you want to track it, check out your local tracking options and decide if you want a roll bar or not. Otherwise, many small hardtop Japanese cars like the previously mentioned Corolla are good options for low budgets. Civics are popular too.

I do own an airbrush and have wanted to paint a car with it..... and I've always wanted to go to Boston in the fall when the leaves are turning ..... sooooooo ...... I could hop on a plane and do some airbrushing on your new ride. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Ooh ooh. Meetup in RTC's Garage???!!!
nest.gif would need @Horndog too.

Wait! I have a cooler idea. If we are talking corolla's, 1st gen miata's and such. These are all pre 1991.

I can proxy a car. Hook up parts. Round up some skilled hands. Provide a work space. And tools. - You guys come to Tokyo for a 3 day car building party. bounce2.gif

RTC flies home, and waits 6 weeks for his 100% legit "built in Japan" jdm daily x track day car. Between you guys, my friends. And a fully equipped Garage??. His budget ride might just be a monster. . . . wink.gif
Edited by Thrift Vader - 7/6/16 at 4:28am
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Bid on the Shirt for Brian. Opening price is $60.
Get at it for a good cause. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Secondhand 991 R's are currently trading at €500-750k, if anyone is looking.

Aka 2-3x gt3 rs.
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I drove a Dodge Dart in university. Dropped out too. The Dodge couldn't hack it. lol!

@ramuman
 - the track car bug is hard to shake. Here's some inspiration, because you can live in your car, but can't track a house. 

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I really miss my M4. The Tesla has no theatrics about it. It's a quiet huge sedan that's practical and therefore boring as hell. I love it as a DD, but it's a DD. Ridiculously cheap insurance and I've never paid a cent to charge it since my commute has always had a supercharger along the way.

I was really close to getting a 570S (used, but under warranty since they depreciate like a falling brick), but decided to save that for a house - not trackable as you mentioned.

I might end up with a cheap manual track car instead.
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Do it. stirpot.gif
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I really miss my M4. The Tesla has no theatrics about it. It's a quiet huge sedan that's practical and therefore boring as hell. I love it as a DD, but it's a DD. Ridiculously cheap insurance and I've never paid a cent to charge it since my commute has always had a supercharger along the way.

I was really close to getting a 570S (used, but under warranty since they depreciate like a falling brick), but decided to save that for a house - not trackable as you mentioned.

I might end up with a cheap manual track car instead.

For you, I suggest an E46 M3.

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For you, I suggest an E46 M3.

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Interlagos blue, ZCP, sub-frame repaired, and 3 pedals - where do I sign?
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Interlaces blue, ZCP, sub-frame repaired, and 3 pedals - where do I sign?

IB would be difficult to acquire because they get snapped up so quickly. That said you're in arguably the best state to purchase used cars so you may be in luck.

If you're really serious, I'd start with m3forum.net. I prefer the crowd there and classifieds over e46f, despite the lower volume / traffic.
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IB would be difficult to acquire because they get snapped up so quickly. That said you're in arguably the best state to purchase used cars so you may be in luck.

If you're really serious, I'd start with m3forum.net. I prefer the crowd there and classifieds over e46f, despite the lower volume / traffic.

I'm just going to hold off for now. After I get a house and get settled in, I'll start looking. I'm crashing in my friend's guest bedroom and using their guest parking pass. I'm hardly in a position to justify 2 cars at the moment.
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I really miss my M4. The Tesla has no theatrics about it. It's a quiet huge sedan that's practical and therefore boring as hell. I love it as a DD, but it's a DD. Ridiculously cheap insurance and I've never paid a cent to charge it since my commute has always had a supercharger along the way.

I was really close to getting a 570S (used, but under warranty since they depreciate like a falling brick), but decided to save that for a house - not trackable as you mentioned.

I might end up with a cheap manual track car instead.



I forgot you had a Tesla. Nice DD!

...and in case you hadn't heard, the "miles left" display is completely accurate. So when a guy at a 2.4 mile long racetrack in his Tesla did another lap and his dash said there was 2.0 miles to go before needing that charge..... well.... 

His Tesla was the first electric car to be towed at that track - for 0.4 miles. lol!

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I'm just going to hold off for now. After I get a house and get settled in, I'll start looking. I'm crashing in my friend's guest bedroom and using their guest parking pass. I'm hardly in a position to justify 2 cars at the moment.

As someone wise once told me several years back when I was considering buying a stretch car, you wanna be so leveraged to the point where a slight increase in wind resistance causes your house of cards to come crashing down because your financial calculations didn't take into account a slight increase in wind drag that reduces your gas mileage by .01 MPG.
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