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Caffeine & Octane: July 2017

Here are some overdue pics from Caffeine and Octane last weekend.

VINwiki Car Stories: Dave Black – How Valentino Balboni crashed my Lamborghini

On today’s VINwiki Car Story, Dave Black tells the story about how he and I met and the first car I sold him. Dave had been coming to Caffeine & Octane in his Maserati and I invited him to join us one of the Motorcars of Georgia Mountain Drives that I had organized. He quickly […]

VINwiki Car Stories – the best deal I ever missed out on

When I was setting up Supercar Rentals in 2005 I was offered a collection of cars that was owned by Wyclef Jean. It included a McLaren F1, Pagani Zonda S, and a Ferrari 360 Spider. Although the collection would be worth $15 million + today, back then I could have bought them all for $900k. […]

VINwiki Car Stories: Dan Huang – Dream ride in a Lexus LFA

Today on VINwiki Car Stories, Dan Huang tells us about a chance encounter with his dream car – the Lexus LFA. He found the car and its owner at Steak & Shake of all places and suddenly found himself riding shotgun. Here is the story:

VINwiki Car Stories: Tony Nguyen – tracking down a dream Lexus build

I have known Tony for years and he is as passionate a car enthusiast as you will find. He came by VINwiki the other day to tell us about what it took to track down and find his favorite Lexus build.

VINwiki Car Stories: What was the hardest part of the Cannonball record drive?

I get asked a lot what the hardest part about the record drive was. This. I didn’t give much thought about the portion of the journey that would demand that we drive directly into the setting sun but it was by far the worst part. It was also our only accident close call on the […]

VINwiki Car Stories: Jim Murrell – Off the beaten path, Building a Hardcore Subaru

I have seen some amazing off-road rigs but nothing as unique as Jim’s Subaru Crosstrek. Check out our latest VINwiki Car Story to learn more.

VINwiki Car Stories: Bruce Weiner – Flipping a collection of Jaguars for $6 Million profit

On today’s VINwiki Car Story, Bruce Weiner tells us about what it took to buy Walter Hill’s consummate Jaguar Collection, get it running again, and sell the cars off for a profit. It is an awesome story about turning millions into more millions! You will recognize Bruce from his story about the difficulties in owning […]

I sold our 2008 Land Rover Range Rover – Some ownership thoughts

I have owned several Land Rovers over the last 15 years and I have loved each one of them in spite of their unending flaws. My first car was a 1995 Discovery that developed a tractor like knock and had engine failure around 180k miles. I had a 2003 Discovery for a few years that […]

VINwiki Car Stories: Taking a Miata track car on an 8,600 mile road trip!

I have known Kevin Bandy for years and you will recognize his name from some amazing photos on this site (my LP640 Roadster, Cars and Coffee, White LP640 Roadster, Performante). Today you get to learn a bit more about his recent Miata Road Trip around the country. He took his fully prepped track car on an […]