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Old 12-13-05, 05:37 PM   #1
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serious, serious bling.

on yesterdays ride up baldy road i was passed by 11 identical silver porsche carerra "s"'s. they were seperated by a maroon camry from 9 more identical silver porsche carerra "s"'s. these were seperated by a toyota pickup from 5 more identical silver porsche carerra "s"'s. 25 in all. very surreal. high bling factor.


just thought i'd share.
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Old 12-13-05, 06:00 PM   #2
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thats nothing special for socal.
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Old 12-13-05, 06:06 PM   #3
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there's plenty that's not special. all i know is that in 33 years in so-cal i've never been passed by 25 of anythings that were identical.
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Old 12-13-05, 06:08 PM   #4
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You're in SOCal. That is just the housewives going to pick their kids up from school.
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Old 12-13-05, 06:11 PM   #5
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WAY cool! Reminds me of when we had the Olympics here. There were numerous sightings of "twin packs". My favorite was a similar number of all black, black tinted Toyota Sequias (sp?) with "Rossignol" along the sides.
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More than likely a press event put on by Porsche. Those were probably the new Cayman S's. I've had the pleasure of being on a few of those things. A real kick.
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Old 12-13-05, 06:15 PM   #7
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there's plenty that's not special. all i know is that in 33 years in so-cal i've never been passed by 25 of anythings that were identical.
There are plenty of weekend car meets in socal where you can find 40 of the same cars pass you by. I've seen WRX meets of 60+ cars.
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Old 12-13-05, 06:36 PM   #8
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I saw 100+ Miatas up at Mt. Pinos a couple years back....
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Old 12-13-05, 06:45 PM   #9
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You should've seen when Gumball was at NYC...
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What's the weather like on Baldy right now. I might go do that climb in the next couple of weeks. Did you go all the way to the ski lifts?? I agree, that's an odd sight, especially on that road. I wonder if they went up and then drove Glendora Ridge Rd and GMR, that would be fun in one of those.
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What's the total distance of the Mt. Baldy climb starting at the base via Glendora Mountain road?? I'll be up there this Saturday. (12-17)
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But for the want of one good pile of broken glass the Porsches could have all been stopped.


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Old 12-13-05, 06:58 PM   #13
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What's the weather like on Baldy right now. I might go do that climb in the next couple of weeks. Did you go all the way to the ski lifts??
On last Saturday's Montrose ride we noticed some light snow cover up there...
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On last Saturday's Montrose ride we noticed some light snow cover up there...
I caught that on Sunday, I could see it from Orange County, looked like it just dusted the higer elevation (maybe 8,000'+).
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What's the total distance of the Mt. Baldy climb starting at the base via Glendora Mountain road?? I'll be up there this Saturday. (12-17)


22 miles to the village... i'm not sure about from there to the lifts, though. it's been WAY too long...
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Back when Montana had no posted speed limits on their highways, there would be sports car tours there where they'd race. 10-20 high end Mercedes flying down the highway at 140mph. Worked great until they ran up on Grandpa doing 45 in his Buick with his left blinker on.
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You're in SOCal. That is just the housewives going to pick their kids up from school.
No they use the Cayennes for that
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I guess I'm not really impressed. My brother's at poverty level, yet he drives a very blinged out BMW, brand new. He's making payments.

I'd be more serious if you said you got passed by 25 Pinarello Dogmas... now THAT'S serious bling to me.

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What's the weather like on Baldy right now. I might go do that climb in the next couple of weeks. Did you go all the way to the ski lifts?? I agree, that's an odd sight, especially on that road. I wonder if they went up and then drove Glendora Ridge Rd and GMR, that would be fun in one of those.


just cold and clear... and no, i didn't go to the lifts. or the village. or even the tunnels...


it just wasn't in the cards that day.
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I saw a dozen 41' Fountain "go fast" boats all lined up on the Cheaspeake Bay once. They were all painted identically for an Arab Prince who was taking delivery a few days later. I'm guessing each is in the $400,000 range.
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I went to the martin guitar factory and saw a D-100...

(thats like the same thing as 10 porsches for those of you who dont know)
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I saw a dozen 41' Fountain "go fast" boats all lined up on the Cheaspeake Bay once. They were all painted identically for an Arab Prince who was taking delivery a few days later. I'm guessing each is in the $400,000 range.
Kinda funny how the vast majority of Arab ideology strikes down American type indulgance (unless the media is lying, but they would NEVER do that ). Everyone except the privilaged few who profit vastly from it.

Anyway, the most exotic thing for NW Ohio I have seen was about 50 state troopers going down the highway.
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Old 12-14-05, 10:21 AM   #24
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just out of curiousity, which car would you prefer?

Carrera S:

Or, the Cayman S:



The Carrera is classic, but I love the hips on the Cayman.
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22 miles to the village... i'm not sure about from there to the lifts, though. it's been WAY too long...
27 miles from GMR to the skil lifts, with about 6,500' feet in climbing.
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