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Some days I really miss this car. Loved the B5. Some days I really miss this car. Loved the B5.

Its been almost 4 years now since I bought my A3 VR6 Sportback and retired the A4 4 dr. The hatch is fun and faster but still not even close to the same in the level of sticking to the road. The 1998 B5 Audi quattro was an awesome car to own in terms of grip. Its no wonder it was banned from racing after its two years…

Back from the dead Back from the dead

A young guy at work started driving this lately after reviving it. This TR6 hadn’t been driven in 9 years. The short list of things needed were fresh fuel, some hoses, oil , TLC and new clutch hydraulic bits. He loves it, however some of his peers can’t see the attraction. The car belonged to his dad who I’m sure is…

Not an Uber Not an Uber

Saw this old Checker parked near me at the grocery store today. It makes for an interesting daily driver now. I wonder if anyone ever tries to wave him down?

I feel guilty over my absence so here's a few pics I feel guilty over my absence so here's a few pics

Saw this truck on the Ohio Turnpike. Never could figure out what it was hauling but it looked like circus equipment. Translation is “Attention! Vehicle Swings Out!”. Has anyone seen this rig in your area?

The Stan Hywet Fathers Day Car Show 2018 The Stan Hywet Fathers Day Car Show 2018

So my wife actually went this year and we cooked with it being in the 80-90's with just enough humidity to be uncomfortable. I’m beat so I’m just going to post most of the pictures I took . Once again we were at the old Seiberling residence Stan Hywet in Akron. I’ll educate you all in the name Stan Hywet which wasn’t…

Late Run to the 2018 Mayfield Village Annual Cruise In Late Run to the 2018 Mayfield Village Annual Cruise In

Wasn’t planning on this but got a call about two hours before the event started. Scrambled to get ready, clean my car and grab a camera. My first time to this one so I was surprised . Another surprise was my wife even wanted to go. There were DJ’s and a band at various locations as well as food vendors, t-shirt sales…

Stuck at work and home , send help! Stuck at work and home , send help!

If I hadn’t changed jobs I’d have had time off to go to the 2018 Southern Ohio Forest Rally. I’m betting Dusty Ventures was there. I need pictures and updates on the event from any Oppos. What made this weekend even worse was I had to go to Columbus for family stuff and was just an hour away from the rally.

Random rant time. Idiots on the roads and at work. Random rant time. Idiots on the roads and at work.

Tonight in the wonderful snow covered Midwest I was driving on a completely clear section of road. Despite the speed limit being 45 there was a Chevy doing 20 mph in a right lane of a 4 lane street with their left turn signal on. They kept looking to the left like they wanted to get in that lane. There must have been…

Blood Mountain today Blood Mountain today

First thing to let you know is this isn’t my picture but it was awesome enough to share. A car forum friend I know as EvilBob went up Blood Mountain today with his wife and they took some photos. He is nice enough to let me post this one for all of you.

Blood Mountain today Blood Mountain today

First thing to let you know is this isn’t my picture but it was awesome enough to share. A car forum friend I know as EvilBob went up Blood Mountain today with his wife and they took some photos. He is nice enough to let me post this one for all of you.

Noted but obscure musician Ralph Carney has died Noted but obscure musician Ralph Carney has died

These days he might be most known because of his nephew Patrick Carney of the Black Keys but he had a successful career in its own right. Ralph was known locally for his being a member in the Ohio band Tin Huey for years. He also played with the B-52's, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello,Jonathan Richman, They Might Be Giants,…

To Raise My Spirits Someone Tells Me To Google "Dodge" , maybe NSFW

So I type in Dodge and get surprising results. The results are shocking. Not sure how they can keep the Ram logo since this was realized a while ago. Thanks to Rattyfox again. Was a subject on Jalopnik 10 yrs ago but image was lost.

To Raise My Spirits Someone Tells Me To Google "Dodge" , maybe NSFW

So I type in Dodge and get surprising results. The results are shocking. Not sure how they can keep the Ram logo since this was realized a while ago. Thanks to Rattyfox again. Was a subject on Jalopnik 10 yrs ago but image was lost.

This was a work post in Oct. I deleted/edited it.

A lot of you made prior replies to the post about my manager at work who got my direct supervisor of the past 8 yrs fired. I finally left the dealership. I was subjected to subtle harassment by more than one remaining staff member after that. I had been told by more than one person that I was one of the people the…

You Want Colors? You Want Colors?

This post originated from a friend who goes by Rattyfox on one of the Audi forms. Copied in his words below.

Cheap Flood Car ( I'd be afraid ) Cheap Flood Car ( I'd be afraid )

One of my friends bought a car from Houston for around $2k. A clean 2008 Cadillac CTS that ran rough but starts and runs with I think he said about 50k miles. No signs of interior water damage but it definitely got submarined. He had to get two connecting rods , two pistons and gaskets for the 3.6. We’ll see if he…

Bad parking but with skills Bad parking but with skills

Sorry about the fuzzy iphone pic. This was in front of a McDonalds as I grabbed a coffee yesterday early in Columbus, Ohio. Was amazed the car was between the light pillar and pole with no body damage. Nobody in the McDonalds order line had noticed the drunk parking until I said something. As I was leaving about 6…

Edit, owner passed away Edit, owner passed away

Not sure if the accident caused his heart attack or vise versa. Owner didn’t make it. Such a hard impact that the firewall and frame were damaged. Sad for the family. Fairly certain the accident occurred during a recent rain storm. He hit several mail boxes and a fire hydrant.

Another parts department story, people are insane Another parts department story, people are insane

Today I had a customer get mad at me, cuss and hang up. The reason was he wanted a key cut for his truck (maybe not his) from the VIN. I told him we required a title or current vehicle registration and a drivers license for verification. He got pissed then said he had lost his drivers license and couldn’t supply one.…

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