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It’s a lot of fun doing motorhead stuff with your kids.

A month or so ago I did a Cars and Coffee with my son in his Carrera and me in my Speedster.  My son brought his two boys, 7 and 9 years old, with him, stuffed in the back seats.   Halfway there, we both took off out of a stop light with the Carrera pulling away at Warp 8 while I was still running on thrusters.    😳

When we got to the C&C place, the 7 year old sees me and says “We smoked ya, Grampa!”

It’s a lot of fun doing motorhead stuff with your kids.

A month or so ago I did a Cars and Coffee with my son in his Carrera and me in my Speedster.  My son brought his two boys, 7 and 9 years old, with him, stuffed in the back seats.   Halfway there, we both took off out of a stop light with the Carrera pulling away at Warp 8 while I was still running on thrusters.    😳

When we got to the C&C place, the 7 year old sees me and says “We smoked ya, Grampa!”

@Gordon Nichols can’t beat that fun. 👍

@MaxMartens posted:

My kid loves his beemer - wishes it was the M3. His car is small, but huge next to my car. His car should roast me in the curves, but I kept it pretty nailed, and it was his first time on the road anyway. Good camaraderie for us as motorheads... Fun times with my 27 yr old.

I'm sure he loves his Beemer, it's a great car for what it is.

My brother in law had an M3 convertible and it did a ton of things well. Getting noticed at a stop light wasn't one of them. In the land around here, Beemers in all forms don't get a second glance amongst the sea of Teslas and Porsches.

My BIL has had multiple 5 series as company cars too and they've become the upscale Toyota Camry/Honda Accord of yore. Incredibly capable but boring. He sold his M3 and bought a Aston Martin coupe. That thing screams and is a blast to drive. Parked beside a 356, Coupe or Super Widebody, only one of those cars will get admiring stares and questions.

But expecting a 4 speed 150HP car on for the most part, ancient underpinning to hang even close to a M3, AM or even a Tesla makes no sense. Miles per smile there's simply no comparison though.

All good gents. 4banger was the loser that started this thread... remember him? Woe is he? Never got a JPS.

Its not who you work with, but how  you work with somebody. That would be on topic with this thread. JC and I got coupes after 4bangers failed attempt. Vey nice coupes no less. Perfect no, but pretty darn good (JC's had issues). They aren't supercars... maybe a super VW. ...About an average real 356 Porsche and an ok replica. Maybe. ZF knows my coupe moves out. I know JC's car moves out. But just average VW or Subie hi-po.

I brought up my latest car as when I post a pic of my boy and I out driving the back roads (he in his 2000 beemer) & people start bragging up their 'ultimate' cars. Me me me...  So, so did I. Off topic hits quick on this forum lol. But what do you expect for a JPS thread. Its a condescending thread.

I knew some knowledge-less soul would start yapping how a 396 is a big block. Bite! Yes it usually is. Different combinations of stroked small block are becoming popular. And powerful.

I chose the 396 sbc just for this reason. For some ignoramus to tell me its a big block. LOL Fun. It has big block power across the board. I could of picked a 427 sb also. I wont speak any more of my car. Its for other areas of motorsport interest.

I appreciate the interest, and the non interest...

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Sounds great. Yes I’m a roadie but I also have a Mtn Bike. And I found a way to mount it on a repro Lietz luggage rack that’s on my 912. My Vintage gets driven all year round  but I can always find time to drive a Suby Coupe. Send her my way if you ever want to part ways with your JPS - I’m calling first  I think I told you that last year 😁

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Hey guys, the Cars & Coffee in South Orange County (San Clemente) is still going strong. It's a huge gathering EVERY Saturday 09:00 - 11:00 rain or shine. Here's a link...

https://www.southoccarsandcoffee.com

Also, here's a link to SoCal Car Culture. It has an event page that lists every car gathering in SoCal. There's a gathering every day of the week year 'round.

http://www.socalcarculture.com

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Here is my neck of the woods. Pacific Northwest. Not socal, not populated! ...Orchard country. Could be backroads like I did with RacerX in cali.

My car cannot be much lower. The big azz Subie oil pan is the limiting factor - and I have already drug it. Sure feels low climbing in!

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Fogged in, raining & some snow now in my fabulous (?) PNW at the moment. The car is on the tender, covered & sea foam in the tank. And ready for spring.

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Just got back from a walk through the neighborhood in the Atlantic Northeast and, I gotta tell ya, we were freezin' our cheeks off out there (yeah, those, too!)

35º when we left, walked for 20 minutes and 28º when we got back at 15:45.  This really sucks after having two weeks of mid to upper 70's!

This is that time of year where regardless of how good your cockpit heat is, the rest of the car is really stiff from the cold and rides like a truck.  Lots of new squeeks and (g)rumbles and the shifts are always stiff because the transmission never really warms up.

Hate the thought of putting Pearl away for her hibernation, but life is getting in the way.

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