Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

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I DROVE to...
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the gas station :P

seriously though I haven't driven the roadster in a week with the rain/Lemons so I visited ZCG and helped rob tuned a 500hp G35! it was fun
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I also polished up some chrome bits after quik detailing her:
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I drove my car to Vallejo, out 37 to Sears Point, and back home. I'm going to take it over to Fairfield to go go-carting later this evening. I think the rings are starting to seat now. I've got about 120 miles on the engine at this point.

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Alvin:
Your car looks fantastic!
Will you are running up some miles pretty quick. It'll be nice to see how it does on the high end, soon I hope!
My car still sits in pieces, BUT I did go by the machine shop, and the new claim is that he'll have it next Wednesday! I'm not holding my breath, but am getting a little excited....
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the wife and i ran up to Branson, MO Friday night. coming out of the resturant there were three guys drooling over the roadster.
i answered their questions, and after five or ten minutes i finally told them i better get the wife home.

the wife just sat in the car, as she has heard all that too many times. and i just got in and grinned at her as we drove away.
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We DROVE to Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose, then cruised around the neighborhoods to find some over-the-top(at least for me) house lighting:
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I drove from Napa to Porterville, and then back to Napa, a little over 600 miles. The engine is all set to race on New Years.

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Ok Alvin thats twice i've seen your top up.so whats the deal? dont you like being topless.
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I'll wager that the passenger had a lot to do with that decision! :-)
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I DROVE to...

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Lowe's
Then I DROVE to...
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In N Out

Then I DROVE to...
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Home Depot

Then I DROVE to...
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My folks place
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I drove to and from San Jose, but spent most of the weekend at Buttonwillow Raceway, in the roadster. It was trailered down to the track and I put 250ish miles on it at the track. Driving home last night, it was hard to drive freeway speeds since I was used to being flat on the floor with the throttle, or flat on the floor with the brakes. It took some mental adjustments so wouldn't get a speeding ticket.

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Haha! How did the car run?

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jamesw wrote:Haha! How did the car run?

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James,
check the Roadster racing area. Its under VARA U. Lets just say the car is everything it should be on paper :wink:

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I DROVE to...
ZCarGarage, to meet up and see Pete Brock at local Ford/Shelby shop:
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Before we left Josh wanted to roll me roadster in his VW Bug, and Rob wanted to roll me in the G20.
Here's short clip of roadster vs G20, rob "cheated" and started in 1st gear while I was in 2nd :P
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It was like the "old days" and we had a blast. Josh let me drive his bug and I was impressed! The shifter was so solid and the car was quick, it dyno'd at just over 100rwhp. We were curious to see how much it weighed so visited the scales near the airport. The bug weighed in at 1920lbs!!!! The roadster was 2120lbs, and the G20 was 2820lbs.
Here is a video I took on our way to the scales:
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After the fun we headed over to the Mustang Ranch and saw some beautiful Cobras
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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

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Alvin, I'm jealous, i think you're the only one that drives their roadster :o
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I picked up my new roadster in Queensland, Australia a few days ago. At 10am on Saturday morning my girlfriend and I started the nearly 600 mile drive back to Sydney. We stopped overnight at http://www.mesopotamia.com.au/ which is a great B&B in Kempsey NSW. The next morning we headed off on the final leg of the journey. I got home about an hour ago.
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