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    I've never known that much about cars, but I've always loved them. When I was a kid, I would eagerly look forward to the fall when all the new models would come out. Motor Trend was explored voraciously.

    So, what car/cars get your blood flowing. Can be old, can be new, can be anything. Pics, if possible.

    I'll probably be posting a number of different cars that have lit my fire. I'll start with an improbable one.

    One of those cars that qualifies as everyone's darling is the 1957 Chevy. Can't argue. It's a REALLY cool car. But, for some reason, I have always been drawn to the 1958 Chevy, maybe because the family of one of my good friends in high school had a white one with turquiose interior.

    Anyway, every time I see the photo below, I long for a long country road, 75 degrees, and a lot of sun.

    Jack

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    My brother had one of these. Of course it was pretty old by the time he got it but in great shape. To start it you had to open the ashtray and there was an ordinary household light switch in there. Turn it on and voila.

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    • #3
      Cool thread Jack! I could fill pages and pages with this topic... but here's a few of my favorites:

      The fave of my childhood - Mclaren F1



      Current favorite - Alfa Romeo 8c
      Those Italians can make a gorgeous car, can't they??



      And finally, my current, somewhat reasonably attainable, favorite:

      Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition except for those yellow calipers, yuck!

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      • #4
        I do like alot of the older style cars but I saw a few R8s locally and they caught my attention recently.




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        • #5
          1964 Corvette



          Lamboghini Diablo



          Bugatti Veyron - nuts, couldn't find a more appropriate picture:

          my dedicated HT build thread (AVS)

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          • #6
            Another car enthusiast checking in! :cool:

            Aside from exotics, when I was younger I was partial to imports. I had a big interest in Hondas and Acuras. After a few years auto-xing my integra, I went to the dark side and got a 96 mustang cobra. Great car, the dohc 4v sounded great and still turned a relatively high 7k rpms. Then I left team blue for the bowties. A 2001 SS camaro that was well modded - cam, longtube headers, and other goodies. Then to a c5 zo6, which was sold and replaced with another c5 zo6. :)

            A few cars I've liked:
            Honda S2000
            A/C or Factory 5 Cobra
            C5 ZO6
            Porsche 911 Turbo (997 is such an amazing car). The GT3 is something special as well
            The gen2 vipers were mean, a 2001-2002 ACR still means business
            The gen4 vipers are nothing short of amazing, the new ones should be nice too
            The new C6 ZO6 and ZR1 are monsters
            The Audi R8 looks great, now that the v10 version is available its even better
            For the exotics I've prefer Ferrari over Lambos. Their racing background and efforts seem miles ahead of Lambo

            Dream car to drive everday: Porsche 997 turbo. Awd, power, handling, classic
            More realistic car: C6 ZO6
            Dream weekend toy: Gen4 Viper. Blue with white stripes

            My next car?
            If I live somewhere warm a 08+ base vette with the ls3 would be nice
            If inclement weather is a problem, maybe a 04-05 Audi S4?

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            • #7
              The Ford GT is one of my favorites
              Better living through Audio Nirvana!

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              • #8
                Ditto.

                Never got a chance to drive it though.
                Originally posted by HAL
                The Ford GT is one of my favorites
                Hugh
                MELODY US Distributor
                www.angelcityaudio.com

                A man is only as good as his words.

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                • #9
                  Hugh,
                  When they released the new version, they had one at my local Ford Dealer. You could not touch it or drive it.

                  You would think that for $150,000 you would at least get a test drive before buying!
                  Better living through Audio Nirvana!

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                  • #10
                    R,

                    Yes Sir.

                    I don't really understand their mentality at all. :)

                    A while back, I went to look at the new M3 (several years back) and I got the same story...If you bought it then you can drive it. :(
                    Hugh
                    MELODY US Distributor
                    www.angelcityaudio.com

                    A man is only as good as his words.

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                    • #11
                      You two reprobates probably didn't look like serious buyers. :biglaugh:
                      Jack

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ajax
                        So, what car/cars get your blood flowing.
                        I've always been enamored with the Aston Martin Vantage.




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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ajax
                          You two reprobates probably didn't look like serious buyers. :biglaugh:
                          Well, maybe I did. Cannot remember if I was in my Audio Mad Scientist mode at that point! :ufo:
                          Better living through Audio Nirvana!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HAL
                            Hugh,
                            When they released the new version, they had one at my local Ford Dealer. You could not touch it or drive it.

                            You would think that for $150,000 you would at least get a test drive before buying!
                            Gee, I guess there were times when it didn't suck to manage vehicle friction material testing facilities.

                            .

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                            • #15
                              I think you're right Jack.

                              I looked like a homeless person so... :D
                              Originally posted by Ajax
                              You two reprobates probably didn't look like serious buyers. :biglaugh:
                              Hugh
                              MELODY US Distributor
                              www.angelcityaudio.com

                              A man is only as good as his words.

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