Thursday, November 10, 2016

Seattle Auto Show 2016


Seattle Auto Show 2016

The Seattle Auto Show started today and runs through the weekend.  I was there today and it's a fun event.  There is a wide variety of cars.  Some cars are available for test drives.  Jeep has an off-road type experience where you can ride shotgun and see how tough their vehicles are.  I noticed that there seemed to be more new technology this year too.  Acura had a VR NSX experience, State Farm had some sort of AR experience, there were a few video game driving experiences, and of course there were new electric and hybrid vehicles.  Hope that you enjoy the photos and video from my time at the show.  Cheers.


P.S. One thing that would be great for next year is improved lighting in the CenturyLink Field Event Center.  LEDs maybe?

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

F1 Austin 2016 viewing party at FOS


Ferrari of Seattle hosted a viewing of the F1 race in Austin at their dealership.  It was a fun event.  They had a big screen and speakers setup for the race.  They also had plenty of food and drinks on hand.  Thanks to FOS for hosting!!  Cheers.

F1 Austin 2016 viewing party

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

E@RTC - British Car Day 2016


There was a great turnout for Exotics at RTC's last event this year which happened to be British car day.  There were quite a few British cars but some friends of other nations were there as well.  The weather turned out great and it was fun to chat with folks there.  Enjoy the photos.  Cheers.

Exotics at RTC - British Car Day 2016

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition unveiling

Bellevue Porsche hosted a great event for the 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition unveiling. It was fun to see this limited production car.  The blue color looked quite nice on it.  I liked the lines and the design elements.

Two representatives from Porsche were there to discuss the car and some of its design details.  The atmosphere at the event was nice.  There was live classical music, appetizers, and wine as well.  Cheers.

  911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition Unveiling

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Red Bull GRC Seattle 2016

Red Bull GRC Seattle 2016 was wet but a ton of fun!  NBC even aired the race this morning!  It's great to see rallycross and rally get more attention in the USA.

I was only able to attend the races on Saturday but I hear that Friday was exciting too.  Saturday was a bit wet but that made for some interesting racing in the gravel and dirt.

The heats up to the semi-finals were great but unfortunately some dropped out due to car or other issues.

Against all odds Scott Speed, made it to the finals.  However, it was Tanner Foust who was first across the line in the tough 10 lap, and 10 car, battle for the win.  Two Red Bull / Honda drivers Sebastian Eriksson and Joni Wiman brought up 2nd and 3rd.  Scott Speed who had crashed into a Subaru driver earlier in the day had managed to still come in 4th.

If you'd like to watch the racing action yourself check it out here - http://redbullglobalrallycross.com/news/watch-live/watch-red-bull-global-rallycross-seattle/ , or you can try the NBC web site or app.

Enjoy the photos.  Cheers.

Red Bull GRC Seattle 2016

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ferrari California T test drive


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to test drive the Ferrari California T!  It is quite the GT car!  It is quite comfortable and performant as well.  It can rocket you onto the freeway with a 0 - 60 time of only 3.6 seconds.  The double clutch gearbox is quite smooth too.  You don't need to lift off the throttle when shifting.

I drove it on the roads need Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington.  The car weighs roughly 3800 pounds.  However, you might not know it by driving it.  The steering is very precise.  Acceleration and braking are great as well.  It'd be interesting to see how one would do at a track day.  I really liked the convertible hardtop.  Typical convertibles do not look very nice with the top up in my view.

Overall it seems like a great car.  I'm a bit partial to the 458 myself.  However, if one was looking for a GT car this would be one to consider.  Thanks to Ferrari of Seattle for hosting the event.  Cheers.




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