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Old 12-29-12, 01:27
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Another Nevada story.

I got My 1st car.... True story.
cool story, GCW.

since we're in a story-telling mood, i'll pass along one of many i have about bruce canepa.

bruce canepa motorsports used to be on water street in santa cruz, california just down the street from a vegetarian health food store. at that shop they did, among other things, bus customizations like those you see on movie sets or at f1 races.

santa cruz used to be dead head central. when the grateful dead weren't touring, hippie buses would be all over town and naturally they gravitated toward the natural food shop. however, the natural food shop didn't have any parking, so they had to park on the street across from BCM. naturally, these eyesores were no small source of annoyance for bruce. also, one can surmise that the hippies were less than thrilled with the opulent display of motoring wealth that they were stopped in front of.

the mechanics at BCM had a way of tweaking the noses of both the hippies and their boss. when the hippies were in the store and their boss wasn't looking they would sneak up on the bus and tag it with a distinctive sticker that had "bruce canepa design" printed on it.

the hippies would come into the the shop and complain, but the mechanics would just shrug and say, "i dunno". i don't exactly remember bruce's reaction to having his sticker on the buses, but i think as much as he disliked having his name stuck on one of these colorful creations, aside from being annoyed by their existence, he probably didn't like his employees wasting time in the few minutes it took to tag the bus more.
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My favorite car.

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And you can trust me when I say that if there were a way, I'd tap that

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Good call on the golf gti! Maybe my favourite car, all things considered.
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Saw this car at the repair shop today:



Aston Martin DB5. Not bad at all. I should stress it was not broken, it was simply there for a service.
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You have no idea as to how many people around my town ask me whether my '67 VW Beetle is for sale. (Nope, it's not.)

Other than that, I'd really like a truly classic Jag, or maybe one of these.

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I own a second hand 2008 VW Golf .
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Got to drive this for about 2 hours today. 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Quite a nice car I have to say, despite me not liking the looks.

Very usable car as well, I'd say I'd prefer it to a Polo or Golf for city driving (apart from fuel consumption).
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