[s-cars] My butt momentarily in a BMW
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Wed Dec 5 20:35:17 PST 2007
Thinking back on one of my first visits to Mr. David Jones back when he had
his own (first) shop. One of the toys he was tinkering with was a new 318is
coupe with the same Nacelle you picture. Those 2 extra cylinders should sure
do it, but I suspect that an AAN equipped urq would total less investment
and yield a better return for it.
I like the E30 chassis from a handling standpoint, and a lot of power in it
makes it a handful to drive. Fun yes, but the same percentage increase in an
urq is more fun to drive in a much more gentlemanly effortless grand touring
coupe kind of way. Then again with 2.5 of the urq' s myself, and another
few thru the stable, shirley I'm biassed.
Taka, urq horder and Porsche collector David Hackl allowed me to drive both
his Damien Black 79 911T and his bark brown 75 911S at a few tracks in the
midwest. One of my most memorable JNR rides was feeling Lucifer on my neck as
I almost wrote the article on LTO in Turn 1 at Road America. Bringing a
laggy turbo back up to power was some of the longest seconds of my life... One
of my other most memorable rides was in his 911S at Mid OH, chasing down some
heavily modded S cars with a totally stock 25year old classic. For LT1Q
beast-like brutality the 911T challenges the best drivers. For urq like grand
touring effortless style, the 911S is my favorite of the marque.
Like Paulie, I'll take anything for a ride, just for the stories, laughs and
point of reference in the world of dynosaur fossil fueling. In my 30 some
years of this quest, I fully admit being one of the luckiest guys on the
planet in this regard. From rally school back in 81 with Buffum, Shepard and
Woodner as co-diver/teachers, to scrutineering the Buffum and Millen machines
before competing myself. As recently as 03, laughing my butt off as Pobst drove
us off Brainerd turn 6 with Beddor's Sport so intent on catching the 5ktq
race car I just finished prepping, he almost hit us.
Steamboat stories are a book, Monterey 99, Pikes Peak 97, Main Forrest 99
buying Blomqvist a Budweiser as he told SQ stories and spoke to Torsen boy on
torsens! Exciting odo cks with Bob D in the MTM/SMS 95 Groupe A S2 with 3
diffs locked solid.
But I always come back to my urq's knowing fully that what we drive now in
any awd form, owes it's roots to this grand touring coupe. And, as I drove
one of these fine machines to almost every Steamboat Event for 14 years (save a
couple), getting there with cruise control and fine style, really shows the
dual purpose of the mistress we call quattro.
In a message dated 12/5/2007 8:19:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
joe.pizzimenti at gmail.com writes:
Needs more supercharger.
On Dec 5, 2007 6:24 PM, Cody Forbes <_cody at 5000tq.com_
(mailto:cody at 5000tq.com) > wrote:
This is how the engine bay of an E30 M3 *SHOULD* look:
Correct that if it doesn't look like that it's not going to be a world
beater ;-). Oh, and BTW yes it's real:
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