Great vacation with Joelle. Enjoying this awesome hotel and loving Anguilla in general. Nice people, awesome food, beaches to die for and a heavy hand when pouring drinks, what else could you ask for. I definitely recommend it.
Went out for a nice drive up to Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain a few weeks ago for the first drive of the season. The weather is finally nice enough to take out the cars and not worry about rain and snow.
For those who live in New York or New Jersey, you should seriously visit the area, it is a great place to go for a leisurely drive on weekends or even take your wife/kids to hang out at the many attractions. There are almost 100 lakes and reservoirs and over 200 miles of hiking trails and miles of streams and scenic roads. It really is a beautiful place to take a drive.
On this particular day we bumped into a big group of Corvette enthusiasts who were on a cruise. Some insanely customized machines among that bunch, including a twin turbo 2006 model that had some serious poke. You could hear the thing from miles away. I really love the camaraderie personally. Everybody just hangs out and talks about their cars and the work they have done. We were equally enthralled by their cars as they were of ours. It is definitely a car guy thing. After chatting for 10 minutes, we all followed each other around and normal speeds (seriously) through the park. I am not sure what people hiking thought about 10 Corvettes and a black Ferrari 458 cruising by as they were prepping to head up the mountain.
A really fun day and one of the reasons why I love this time of the year. I think I may take the my C63 out for a day this Saturday. It needs a run.
By the 1980s, the once prestigious and honored Ferrari name had fallen into disarray. Their cars were no longer the fastest, nor the best looking, and their performance in Formula 1 racing was terrible. Enzo Ferrari was turning 90 and the company he founded was almost 40, so he decided to build the ultimate car. He succeeded.
The Ferrari F40 was the last car commissioned and personally overseen by Enzo Ferrari himself and is by most pundits today considered the best supercar of all time. The F40 is one of the purest driving machines ever built, and from 1987-1989 held the title as the fastest street legal production car in the world, and became the first car to break the 200 mph barrier. It was the only car capable of besting the venerable Porsche 959 during its lifetime. It was basically a race car for the road, made largely out of carbon and kevlar, with no driver aids for steering or brakes and an interior that was about as sparten as you get get. Truly an awesome car.
Check out the full section on the Ferrari F40 here
I freely admit I have a bit of an obsession with cars. Ever since I was a child I have liked cars. Fast cars. Expensive cars. Cheap cars. You name it, I loved it. I remember my bedroom walls were filled with Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari posters. My love for cars has continued throughout my life and I am one of those weird people who can hear a Lamborghini V12 or Ferrari V8 from miles away (which is a completely useless skill I might add).
Most people ask me why cars are my passion and I can’t give them a qualified answer. I like everything about them; the art, the technology, the sound, driving them and all the subtle little details that make each car unique and special. I guess it is like a true wine connoisseur. Where most of us taste roughly the same thing when we try an expensive vs mildly expensive glass of wine, the passionate wine drinker knows the region in France where the grapes were grown for each, and can taste and smell all the subtleties that make a wine unique. It must be the same with cars.
Recently, a friend of mine asked me to name my Top 10 cars (in fact we talk about this very topic almost every time we hang out). I realized that in all my years of being a car guy, I do in fact have a well thought out "top car list". The cars that make my list are special cars, unique sports cars or exotics that changed the game. They are the real cream of the crop and they are the cars I would want to own if I had the financial wherewithal (and space) to accomodate my passion.
I decided share my car list on my website in a series of blog posts and articles. While I haven't driven all of the cars on my list, I do have a strong point of view gleaned from reading about them, watching videos or listening to those who have experienced these cars first hand. Some are obvious choices, others are not, but I guess that's the fun part. Arguing with my mates about the choices. My goal is to add one car to the list every week.
With that, check out my first post. The McLaren F1. Click here to read about it.
Great day of driving in the C63. Just enjoyed the fresh air, the winding road, the beautiful scenery and the 481hp growl of a 6.3 litre V8. Isn't nature just awesome.