Here are some pictures that Kevin Bandy took recently at our September 2011 Cars & Coffee get together. Kevin is a phenomenal photographer and proves that talent is much more important the equipment. You can see more of his work at www.bandydesign.com.
I have been a subscriber to Road & Track, Car & Driver, Automobile, and Motor Trend for the better part of a decade and they are fairly useful and usually worth reading. If you ever have the chance to read a British car magazine, though, you will realize how much you are actually missing out on.
The three British car magazines that I have found to be the best are CAR, TopGear, and EVO. As soon as you see one of these magazines you will notice that there is something different about them. They are printed in much higher quality and they have a lot more content. These magazines are about the size of GQ rather than Forbes like the American ones.
CAR Magazine – CAR is always a great ready. Of the three that I listed they tend to have the best coverage of racing and events. The magazine is more informational than anecdotal but still has the wry wit that we enjoy from the other two. The writirs are not as well known as the characters in TopGear or EVO but they do a great job and it is definitely worth picking up.
TopGear – The magazine actually came before the television program. Clarkson, Hammond, and May are frequent contributors and have a monthly column but at this point the rest of the staff is just as entertaining to read about. It follows along with the show fairly well but the magazine has a life of its own. Just like the show, they are much more likely to discuss a car in the context of a cross country road trip, a challenge with an animal, or a ludicrous but amusing comparison. Each month TopGear has more content and information than Motor Trend has in a year.
EVO - In my opinion this is the best car magazine in the world right now. They have a great list of contributors and actually work closely alongside TopGear for a lot of their material. Their contributors include Simon George who has a huge stable of exotic cars that the magazine uses as their “Fast Fleet.” Their photography is always breathtaking and this one definitely worth picking up if you see it.
It is very expensive to subscribe to these magazines but if you are ever in Europe they are cheaper to purchase. They will be $9-12 if you find them in an American bookstore. They are usually available at Barnes & Noble around here. There are also some inexpensive ways to subscribe via an iPad or other tablet reader.
I wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and to thank everyone who has enriched my life over the past year. God has blessed me with an incredible family, friends, and a job that allows me to interact with so many wonderful people. Life is always a roller coaster but it is the people around us that keep us grounded and allow us to take the chance to stop and enjoy the roses.
Every day that I get to jump into the seat of an exotic car, drive on an incredible mountain road, or put together a great deal is wonderful but building relationships with all of you is the true blessing. Whether you drive an Aventador or a bicycle we live in a nation where we are all wealthy relative to most of the world. The people around us that we get to enjoy what we have with is what makes it all truly special.
Thank you to everyone who has made this a great year. Thank you to all of our new customers and everyone who has supported our events and activities. We are looking forward to a lot more fun coming up.
I hope that you and yours have a wonderful day. See you soon!
Here are some pictures of a very cool car that we sold recently. It is a manual transmission 2006 Black/Black Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster. This one was truly as nice as they come. The new owner traded in his Ferrari F430 and has not looked back. I think he made a great decision.
One of our customers sent me these incredible pictures that he took at some of our recent events. Some are from the Aventador Launch Party and others are from our delivery drive. He has a lot more photography skill than I do. Enjoy!
This weekend several of our customers went to Road Atlanta for a track day. The event went really well and all of the cars, including our recently delivered 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, did great. As you might imagine the Orange Aventador drew quite the crowd and was not giving up ground to anything else on the track screaming down the back straight. Here are some pictures of it and the other cars that our customers brought out.
This is a video of a gorgeous Verde Ithaca 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera that we sold recently.