Category Archive: 'VINwiki'

VINwiki Car Stories: The worst ticket I ever got

I generally do a good job of not missing a speed trip but not every time. Here is the story of the worst ticket I ever got. I was driving the Ruf up to Cars & Coffee in Charlotte last year. Here you go:

VINwiki Car Stories: Kevin Bandy – What does it take to track prep a Mazda Miata?

Kevin Bandy offers some advice and experience on the best approaches and hurdles to overcome in creating a Miata track car all while offering a soaring endorsement of the platform.

VINwiki Car Stories: YouTube career reflections and goals with ThatDudeInBlue

David Patterson came by VINwiki to talk about what it is like to be a YouTube celebrity and what his goals are as he continues to make his mark on the automotive hobby around the world. Here you go:  

VINwiki Car Stories: Buying my first Gallardo at 20 years old

As most of you know, I started Supercar Rentals out of my dorm room at Georgia Tech and the first car in the fleet was a Giallo Midas 2004 E-Gear Gallardo. Here is a link to part of that story:

VINwiki Car Stories: Tom Park – Getting a German Racing License and racing at the Nurburgring

Today on VINwiki Car Stories, Tom Park tells us about his adventure to become a real race car driver in Germany and participating in events at the Nurburgring. What an amazing experience!

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,┬áDan 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 […]