Archive for January, 2010

I need you in my life.

I miss my old Mercedes, and I think if I find a nice 500E, I would get one.  It would be like old times, except newer and… way way fasterer!! And some LM’s on it would be great too.

500E on BBS LM's

my next car


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I almost got a C36 AMG before I got a WRX, I think this year I will be getting a Mercedes again so I can be like Michael Schumacher.  😉 I love these Brabus Monoblock wheels!

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Got some basic header cards in today and packed up a pair of wheels to see how it looks.  I like it!

bagged and tagged

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This week is restaurant week in LA, which means you can eat some pretty good food without having to pawn your rare car parts.  It also means I finally had a chance to try Lawry’s prime rib in Beverly Hills. I have to say it was everything I expected, and a little off the wall too.  No complaints about the food, other than I wish it could have stayed warmer longer, but that was down to two things.  The large slice of prime rib, and the fact I was eating slowly to really enjoy each bite. I really liked the little bottles of Lawry’s seasoned salt and pepper that looked like they were pulled straight off the grocery store shelf. They seemed a little out of place in such an old school classy restaurant with about $2,000,000 worth of fancy cars in the front valet area alone.

A few other cool surprises were the strange WWII nurse style uniforms the waitresses were wearing, the fresh potato chip and meatball bar in the waiting area, and those crazy airstream looking stainless steel carts they wheel the prime rib around on.  Those were pretty cool.  I was hoping to get a look inside it, but my seat didn’t give me any view of the rib cutting action. 😦 But other than that, it was delicious! I’ll definitely be back again one day.

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mini 4wd

Found this in the old toy stash last night.  I love these things.  They were my stepping stone to RC cars and then real cars.  I remember drilling holes and lightening the chassis until they were as fragile as eggshells. My brothers had some really crazy ones, maybe one day we’ll find them in a box somewhere.

Mini 4WD

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school zone GP

Anyone in SoCal can tell you, it rained really hard today around 3:00.  There was a river going down the street, and even with the wipers on full tilt, it was hard to see anything while driving.

Here’s what I saw driving through the school zone to pick up my sister. Note the cool floating trash bin and random shopping cart.

There was a lot of extra traffic because  all the parents who usually let their brats walk were afraid they might melt in the rain and decided to come pick them up. Plus the kids who thought today would be the best day to run wild and jump in all the puddles at the crosswalks in front of all the cars.  So it was a gridlocked river.

It was all very Fuji 1976, except without the racing.

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I’m just testing out a new finish on the 885 wheel lips.  I scuffed up the lips to give them a machined finish to look just like stock unpolished BBS wheels.  I’m really liking the look.

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so I got back home today and found that the strong wind not only knocked over and smashed my spare passenger side window in the backyard, but also blew out a pretty large beehive somewhere in the area and scattered it all over the driveway, and probably drowned most of the inhabitants. There’s pieces like this everywhere!!

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The rear tire just barely kisses the fender lip with 215’s.  I’ll get them rolled so I have the option of running 235’s.

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Ramen hunter pt 1

After a long day of lifting boxes and cleaning up yesterday, we had dinner at Shisen Ramen in Torrance. They have kind of a unique Chinese style ramen, I highly recommend the Garlic Black Shisen Ramen. Although tonight I’m changing up my routine and getting the tonkatsu chashu ramen and some chicken karage.

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