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  1. It would be amazing. Best part of the late '00s was LP!
  2. Sorry for late response here..... I have some shots from the Revuelto event on the 29th of March I can upload here, but didn't take anything inside the museum unfortunately as it was late after the event. The media pics very much capture the cars they have in there, except possibly that Urraco on the main floor.
  3. It proves the very casual nature of most of society. Before social media, all we had were forums. Hell, before forums, we had email lists like Ferrari List and Lamborghini List....circa late '90s to early '00s. I believe they're still around mostly because the community forged back then was quite small and strong, and unlike forums, NOT anonymous. Social media is fun, but is an awful place to hold real conversations, IMHO. There's no long term organization to the conversations, and there's less sense of an actual community as opposed to a bunch of strangers talking about cars, with maybe more annoying personalities on average. It was fun while it lasted, glad to have the friends I made........like everything else, every good thing must come to an end.
  4. Congrats Tommy!! I too finally made it out to Sant'#### Bolognese.......was a real treat! Where's this pic above taken?
  5. I was there with VCR and Fortis, and hard to disagree with VCR's reasoning! I'm generally slow to warm up to the styling of new Lamborghini models, so I cannot offer judgment on the car at this time. Hopefully in 12-18 months time I can weigh in on it. VCR is definitely right in how it doesn't feel like a totally new car. A little bit better in person than the photos I would say but not huge difference. One thing I will say is that I would want to wait to see it in the wild.....it's there where the Aventadors popped for me versus seeing them at Cars and Coffee. TBD.
  6. Smash Boy

    My "new" Car

    How about start with a nice aftermarket steering wheel? You know, the only thing needed on a car, per me.
  7. Americans don't buy wagons unfortunately.
  8. I know the concern of buying from a private party, and went through this last year and didn't purchase anything from a private party but settled on a dealer. At the very least if you go through with this, I'd hope the car in question has a clear title so that's not another hurdle to deal with. Dealerships have to guarantee title in like 30-45 days (lien or no lien), which is peace of mind that is worth it. Once you sign the contract and give them money, they'll do all the work with registration/temp tags, etc. Unless you do this often or like doing this stuff, seems like a hassle. Buying private has its advantages, mainly price and more inventory (if you're looking at something rare or specially optioned). But it can be a hassle, especially when you have to travel to get it. Still would need to register the car in NJ when you get it, regardless of where you buy it from. The out of state purchase adds this level of headache, plus you would have to pay sales tax on the car upon receiving it separately instead of up front (which may be an issue to those financing). COVID adds delays to the registration these days, at least in the tri-state area. BTW, PPI services aren't too difficult to arrange unless you're buying the car in a remote area. Any major city can handle PPIs for a variety of brands. Greater Seattle shouldn't be an issue. Dealer or private seller, shouldn't be a problem to arrange. If they resist, then there's an issue.
  9. I always wondered how the Performante and SV(J) can be so fast at the Nurburgring and not much faster (if at all) than the competition at other tracks. Figured it was the ALA system adding incremental touches throughout a 13 mile track, that over several minutes would be notable. What the Porsche engineers said is most certainly true, and I wouldn't doubt them. But I believe they were talking about the perspective of instantaneous cornering grip versus what it could do over a long period of time. And with that, Nurburgring lap times, as cool as they are, aren't the best indicator of real world performance (except at that track of course).
  10. The idea sounds worse than the reality I think, with the exception of Geneva. In the states, for quite a number of years, Lamborghini and Ferrari were no shows at the NY Auto Show (consolation prize was Manhattan Motorcars had a booth right outside the main gate). I think maybe in the late '80s/early '90s they had a presence then by mid '90s to mid '00s were missing. Eventually they returned and then they all came (McLaren). Detroit I believe had exotics uninterrupted, with them being the center of the auto industry here obviously. LA I don't recall, but I believe they were slightly up over NY. IMO, this was all a big deal in the good ole days pre-internet. Now with Cars and Coffee everywhere and the multitude of non corporate events, it's easier to see these cars.
  11. A GT that has the raw feel of a '91 is pretty wicked. Hopefully you got the brakes from a GT in this one too.
  12. Late to this thread but have seen the car on IG/FB..... Wingless better with Bravos? I concur with Allan Lamborghini!
  13. Unfortunately most people cannot handle reality. They definitely prefer to hear what they want to hear than the truth. And of course they tend to panic too easily. What I've discovered is that bad things actually happening are usually not as bad as thinking they will happen (and then not even happening). So for example, being pulled in and laid off from a job stings but is not as stressful as worrying about that possibility for weeks or months. We find ways to deal with stuff in the moment that when looked back in context you often wonder how you dealt with it, but you did. If the reality is we'll all be going back to work mid summer and we'll have to continue this life until then, well that sucks, but it's not as annoying as constantly being teased with it being over quicker than it should be. Now the only big unknown here is how the economy will deal with a prolonged absence in consumer spending. Today my company let go of a few people that was only necessitated by this situation, only two weeks in. What happens over 2-3 months is anybody's guess...
  14. BTW, this virus pandemic sheds a whole new perspective on being financially independent. The enlightened people know that owning a business is the way to go for security over being an employee, but yet certain businesses have been told to shut down completely and many have had their cash flows affected severely. Yet employees of companies that can work from home, have experienced no real risk, at least not for awhile. Construction workers only have to deal with the physical risks, but still have plenty of work to do. Fortunately for those of us in the construction industry, that continues to go on.
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