On Drivetribe’s chat, Thursday. Maybe someone should ask him why exactly he doesn’t own a brown diesel Volvo wagon?
In the Château’s gardens, the golden morning light had finally pierced through the clouds. A gentleman was spraying starter fluid in the Bugatti Atlantic’s engine bay. Farther on my right, someone was warming up a Le Mans-winning Ferrari V12. “Yes”, I thought, “yes, this will do”.
Not pictured: a Bugatti Atlantic, the Ferrari Breadvan, Romain Grosjean, a Le Mans-winning 250TR and countless other Le Mans Ferraris, and so much more... Report/photodump should be there tomorrow is Kinja doesn’t kick me in the nuts!
The visor cam videos from Car Week at Laguna Seca start dropping on the RACER channel. Pick your fancy: GT40, 787B, IMSA Mazda MX6, Audi R8 with Tom Kristensen, ‘68 911 with Pat Long...
Last Sunday I went to the “Traversée d’Orléans” (literally: “driving through Orléans”), a yearly classic car event centered around Orléans, a city roughly 80 miles south of Paris. It was great fun, and also surprisingly popular with the locals!
Always loved the P34!
Look, I’m far from being the biggest patriot there is. Hell, I even feel more for Europe than I do for France. But I did get woken up by some low-flying jets, so let’s celebrate that day with some cool cars that came out of this country! It’s also a good excuse to post again that magnificent Matra V12 sound:
The guys still got it! I was surprised to see that Axl Rose still has a decent voice, especially after a 3 hours set. And Slash is a goddamn genius. Awesome show, and great crowd too!
While we were making our way to the RREC annual meet in the UK, my dad stopped by the side of the road and asked me if I wanted to drive his 1934 Rolls-Royce. You bet I did! So here’s the review, as promised. It’s not gonna be fully complete as I obviously don’t own the car and didn’t get to drive it for extended…
Last weekend was the annual Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club reunion in northern England, so my dad and I went for a 800-mile roadtrip in his 1934 20/25 Rolls-Royce. Here’s how that five days adventure went!
Because I understand the temptation. A Silver Spirit, for £6k! And it wasn’t in a bad shape either. But you just know that first repair bill is gonna be twice as much as that. Still tempting...
Sure, you might think that you have better things to do when attending the Le Mans 24 hours than to spend a couple of hours in a museum. But honestly, trust me it’s worth it. Plus it’s now free to visit during the race weekend, and stays open until 1am. And when it rains, it’s the best shelter you can find!
Going to Stamford to the annual Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club meet. But mostly to get bacon.
Once a year, France forgets to pretend it doesn’t like cars, and the magic of Le Mans happens. Hold on to your butts, it’s the Le Mans photodumpstravanganza!
Always a pleasure working with you, Kinja. Oh well, it’ll wait until tomorrow. It’s too hot for me to be pissed at anything, anyway.
Going through the 6+Go of pics I took at Le Mans! Hopefully I should be able to post a decent photodump + article tomorrow, if Kinja (or my violent back sunburn) doesn’t force me into Toyota-ing my life.
Little mods to have some sort of a “curtesy” horn. Like “hey, light is green now, gentle sir”, instead of the usual “YOU FUCKTARD BETTER MOVE YOUR BAG OF SHITE”. Would make Paris more pleasant.
Porsche 934 and 934.5! These are surprisingly well made. And I didn’t even know that Porsches 934.5 were a thing. I’d get a 935 to complete the set, but it seems they are quite the collector’s item now, I can’t find any under 20 bucks. And I’m not paying 20 bucks for a Hot Wheels.
New tires, a good service and a inside/out cleanup. The roads are great around Le Mans, and I fully intend to take advantage of that next weekend! Can’t wait to be at the track. Le Mans weekend is best weekend!
What better way to start your week?