We were invited to drop 500 words on a website tied to a major player in the auto industry, about our experience at CES 2013.
My Editor: I understand you’re pretty funny as a writer, and… Legal Department (butting in): … well, comedy is something we usually squash a kind of hobby of ours. Well– Well, actually, it’s a little more than just a hobby. Reader’s Digest is considering publishing two of our jokes. Me: Really? Legal Department: Yeah. And perhaps some night we could maybe get together and swap humorous stories for-for fun. Me: Oh, why not? Maybe play a couple of Adele records. That’d be a hoot.
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by strolling down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. As it happened, Sunday was the Rodeo Drive Concours.
OK, full disclosure – this was not a chance meeting. We took a 4 day holiday from the blast furnace that is summer in Phoenix to hang out in milder climes with the beautiful people. And we were hoping against hope that the LaFerrari would make an appearance.
No such luck. We did see Bugatti no. 5. We also saw our first non-auction288GTO. As shows go, it was a filtered, condensed version of the monthly Cars and CoffeeHookers and Squirrels “Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering.” (Not the Penske sponsored crapfest – the real one.) Smaller than the Windgate festival of speed. Like both, it was strafed by similarly cool machines that didn’t want to linger.
Nice work, Mitt. Kudos for parking with the common mortals. Were it me, there would be a crease in the assRange Rover pockmark, since there is no trailer hitch rock rail to run interference on the concrete piling. And because this dowager is like my Lincoln and Flex fused together. [Ed.: I.e.,. it’s kinda ginormous.] Continue reading “Fancy Parking”
Seeing it at the auction doesn’t count. It’s not quite seeing it in the wild, but at this point, the asset managers insist they be trailer queens. This is at least out in the open and not at some used car lot collector car auction.