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Automotive

Project Stalker

This project started over 10 years ago with the intention of creating a fun custom sports car based on a Corvette. My goal was to have very few original GM parts left, making the car look and drive like nothing else on the road. It began life as a pretty plain 1988 C4 Chevrolet Corvette…

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2012 Greenwich Concours D’Elegance

Listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Greenwich is unique, in that it is actually two concours, back-to-back. Saturday’s Concours Americana is exclusively for American makes, while Sunday’s Concours International is exclusively for imported marques. In addition, the Greenwich Concours is also the site of a major auction by Bonhams of significant collectors’ cars and automobilia from the collections of several prominent collectors.

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Ferrari F40

Produced between 1987 and 1992 in Maranello, Italy, the Ferrari F40 is one of my favorite cars of all time.  Powered by a 2.9L twin turbocharged V8, this supercar makes 471 horsepower and takes less then 3.2 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour.  This image was taken at the 2012 Greenwich Concours D’Elegance.

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New Ride: 1999 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 4

I have once again failed in my quest to keep this site even remotely up to date.  There has been quite a bit going on in the last few months, which is partially why nothing new has appeared here lately…. or at least that’s the excuse that I am going to use for now. Anyway, last fall I decided that I had had enough of the BMW 850i that had been my daily driver for the last 7+ years.  It had been good to me as I racked up over 55,000 miles, mostly driving to and from work every day.  It still ran beautifully for a 20+ year old car with over 175,000 on the clock.  The 5.0L M70 V12 is an absolute tank and will probably run for another 100k miles with only basic maintenance being necessary.  It was a fantastic car to drive every day and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of ownership. My replacement would have to be something that’s reliable yet fun to drive.  I decided that I wanted a manual transmission this time … just to make that evening commute on 202 a little more painful!  One of the first cars that I considered

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