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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    '73 super beetle.
    My first car was a '69 Beetle that I bought used in '73. What a total piece of crap. I find it hard to believe that anyone's childhood dream car was a Beetle.

    I do have to admit, I still have a boner for the '72 Alfa GTV. I remember seeing one at a track as a kid while we were there to watch dad race. I would love to own one someday. Probably as much as a mid 60's 911 or 912.
    +1. Always loved that car. I have a female cousin who had one in the 1970s. I was jealous. But you know they are not fast by modern car standards. The Alfa Romeo Club of Southern California sponsors racing events at WSIR. GTV pretty slow.
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    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    What a delightfully dubious reply.

    I wonder if my choice had some concours pedigree your response would have been any different?


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    Dubious? What's to doubt? Seems pretty clear. He did not limit our "first love" to concours cars, he also likes their looks, but advises that they are not fast cars.

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    Ah, Xenu bless the the interweb and the subtle art of sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Ah, Xenu bless the the interweb and the subtle art of sarcasm.
    Sarcasm doesn't alwasy come through on the net. That's why they invented smilies.
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

    2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - track day car
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    And why I added one with that post.

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    But no smilie on your first post on this thread. Still can't tell if you were serious about the Beetle being your childhood dream car.
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

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    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - track day car
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    Yeah, both email and the internet are devoid of non-verbal cues, so it is easy to mis-interpret word choice.

    For the record, the beetle was a crap can; but I also liked (not loved) them. They were an obvious Euro alternative to "business as usual", and they had some classic advertising campaigns. Plus, there really is no rational accounting for our formative, car lusts. It's all good in my book.

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    It is funny what you love as a child. I was going to mention my uncle's hemi Cuda, but I remembered the sound of the exhaust used to frighten me and make me cry.

    When I was a teenager, my father was going to Germany a lot for business. He brought back an autographed poster of the Warsteiner e30 M3 on the Ring while at the Frankfurt Auto show. I loved that poster, but I lost it somewhere along the way. He also brought back huge posters of the 8 series and M5. I replaced car posters with renderings of vehicles I made myself in college. Then I worked in the biz and it burned me out on car design practically forever.
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    F40 for me as well. The rear end is gorgeous.



    I sat in my first S2000 in 2003 at a local car show and I fell in love with that car. I'm glad I'm able to drive one daily now.
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    Growing up my older brother and my dad were really into Beetles. We had a few Bajas and my brother had a pristine 60' with a 1600 and dual carbs. I loved that car soo much i wanted one just like it. Being in Socal, i also got to see the Pomona Volkswagen Swap meet at its largest, and just being around those cars made me just want one too.

    Smooth Euro-spec 1960 Volkswagen Bug Sedan For Sale

    ^ this car is almost exactly like my brothers, only his was two tone, red and tan.

    Then once i grew a little older, the Gran Turismo introduced me to the Viper GTS...


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    Beetles as dream cars. What has this world come to?
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

    2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - track day car
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
    The McLaren F1 is currently my favorite production car. The world has not yet seen such uncompromising attention to detail and performance.
    Yep. Such an incredible, uncompromising accomplishment of engineering.

    Oooh what I would give to get behind the wheel of one.... Wonder what it would do on BW13CW....... on street tires of course.............

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    My first car boners:
    1965-ford-mustang-black-2-2-fb-sy.jpg

    4043995942_af9914ff0e.jpg

    Still have a major boner for the latter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katc10 View Post
    My first car boners:
    Still have a major boner for the latter...
    Girls don't have boners . . .
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

    2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - track day car
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Girls don't have boners . . .
    Sure we do, "girl boners". They're invisible, which mean's you can't prove they don't exist.

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    I remember when I was 14 yrs old, I was at the magazine rack in the local drugstore and the cover of April 1975 Road and Track had a picture of a Lamborghini Urraco, a Maserati Merak and a Ferrari Dino GT4. The caption below the pictures was:

    "What Do You Get For $25,000?"

    My favorite of the three was the Maserati Merak.

    But, soon after I discovered the Countach. Oh my God!

    But, But! My all time favorite car was the early 1980's Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer. Beautiful!

    They've got that and a Merak on display at the Riverside Raceway Automotive Museam.
    Remember when there were no pit lane speed limits in F!?!

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