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PostPosted: June 24, 2022, 10:15 pm 
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Why not both? You take them for a ride initially, and then let them drive, but ask they not use full throttle, and you go along in the passenger seat?

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PostPosted: June 29, 2022, 3:55 pm 
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Kurt,
Congratulations! Great auction and result. Exciting last 15 minutes that turned into 45 minutes of bidders battling.
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PostPosted: June 29, 2022, 5:54 pm 
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Yes it was a real emotional roller coaster during that last hour or so. I genuinely had no idea what it would go to and it was nuts watching it going up in the last 30 minutes. There's still the paperwork and payment stuff to get through, and am hoping that it goes smoothly. The winner is just up the road in Orange County (south of Los Angeles), where I hope that he'll respect it and enjoy its performance.

As the price kept climbing, I saw tears in my wife's eyes, and I asked her why. She said that she was happy that people really did appreciate the car for what it is, instead of it selling for a disappointingly low price. I know you're wondering: It sold for $55,555!

He wrote (I don't know if he's kidding) that he wants to drive it to Laguna Seca in a couple weeks. I thought about doing the same and ruled it out because it was important for me to get there and not risk being late. That said, I don't know of any reason why it wouldn't make it, and it's very ambitious in a completely unknown car because it means:

A. Go up I-5 in the central valley, where it's endless miles of dead-straight freeway with nothing to look at, and where it'll be >100F. An option is to cut over to 101 as soon as possible, but it'll still be hot.

B. Go up 1, the Coast Highway, which looks wonderful in movies and commercials, because you don't see the endless stream of RVs during the summer holiday months. I can see him becoming very frustrated with that, as did I when stuck trailing "losers" in slow moving cars.

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