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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Jul 12, 2019.

To Raise My Spirits Someone Tells Me To Google "Dodge" , maybe NSFW

To Raise My Spirits Someone Tells Me To Google "Dodge" , maybe NSFW

So I type in Dodge and get surprising results. The results are shocking. Not sure how they can keep the Ram logo since this was realized a while ago. Thanks to Rattyfox again. Was a subject on Jalopnik 10 yrs ago but image was lost.

Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Jul 02, 2019.

Some days I really miss this car. Loved the B5.

Some days I really miss this car. Loved the B5.

Its been almost 4 years now since I bought my A3 VR6 Sportback and retired the A4 4 dr. The hatch is fun and faster but still not even close to the same in the level of sticking to the road. The 1998 B5 Audi quattro was an awesome car to own in terms of grip. Its no wonder it was banned from racing after its two years in the BTCC. I know some of you hate Audi but I can do almost all my own...

Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Jun 04, 2019.

Only a 4 years wait until new airbag day... yes, finally

Only a 4 years wait until new airbag day... yes, finally

After 4 long years I finally will get a new airbag tomorrow in my wife’s 2008 Edge. If someone had told me at the start of this that getting a recall part replaced would take 4 years I would have said they are full of crap. I would have been wrong. I could have built a small fire with all the Ford corporate notifications. It was crazy because I would then call one of three local dealerships to...

Dave the car guy Dave the car guy May 21, 2019.

Has The Sad Top Gear News Already Posted Here?

Has The Sad Top Gear News Already Posted Here?

Dunsfold being developed into housing. No more test track?

Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Apr 23, 2019. 6 comments

Watchlopnik , double vision

Watchlopnik , double vision

Had a desire for a couple of new time pieces and found these two on after Christmas sales during February. The Victorinox Classic has the same ETA G10.211 movement as many Tissot models and the Wenger Roadster has what I believe to be a Ronda 515 movement. I had a gift card from work so I was expecting it to just pay for a portion of one watch but I walked away with two and leftover money on...

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Jan 02, 2019.

Rally Corvette 

Rally Corvette 

IIRC there was one in the Press On Regardless rally in Michigans Upper Peninsula back in the 70's. Not your average offroad car.

Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Dec 03, 2018. 2 comments

Hiking near my house

Hiking near my house

Had my Canon T6 and Pentax Q with me. Mainly played with the little Pentax. Sorry I didn’t get the picture of the deer with the bigger camera and large zoom. Had to crop and enlarge for the picture . I wasn’t ready for seeing the small herd that lives in that area. They usually keep more distance. Also was experimenting with the toy fisheye lens for the Q. Did some variations on that shot.

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Nov 26, 2018.

Shared From Road and Track

Shared From Road and Track

For anyone else here who has ever been to Mid-Ohio, you may know Tommy from driving school. He is amazing and most people have no idea who he is. I’ve had the honor to have been around him 4 days one week when driver Lee Davis was learning the track from him. I was getting to hang out and help a crew there over several years, plus on a few other occasions got to briefly talk to Tommy. For...

Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Sep 28, 2018.

Not a Spoon Honda

Not a Spoon Honda

But I like the colors.

At Mid Ohio but not one of my pictures.

Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Aug 16, 2018. 10 comments

Back from the dead

Back from the dead

A young guy at work started driving this lately after reviving it. This TR6 hadn’t been driven in 9 years. The short list of things needed were fresh fuel, some hoses, oil , TLC and new clutch hydraulic bits. He loves it, however some of his peers can’t see the attraction. The car belonged to his dad who I’m sure is thrilled to see his old roadster running again. Other than still needing some...

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Aug 14, 2018. 6 comments

Not an Uber

Not an Uber

Saw this old Checker parked near me at the grocery store today. It makes for an interesting daily driver now. I wonder if anyone ever tries to wave him down?

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Aug 10, 2018. 6 comments

I feel guilty over my absence so here's a few pics

I feel guilty over my absence so here's a few pics

Saw this truck on the Ohio Turnpike. Never could figure out what it was hauling but it looked like circus equipment. Translation is “Attention! Vehicle Swings Out!”. Has anyone seen this rig in your area?

A few weeks ago I saw these antiques in traffic. I just hope they didn’t try to run the Interstate. The two cars were almost at the ramp of I-80 in Streetsboro, Ohio.

And now why I haven’t...

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Jun 29, 2018. 3 comments

Didn't have to write him

Didn't have to write him

Looks like he got the word already. In the late 70s and early 80s I mapped ocean bottom with Teledyne and Exxon for 7 years. We did two years on the East Coast and I was on first crew off Cape Cod and the Georges Banks. Maybe now they will pump some of the oil and gas we found way back then. And yes, I’m just waiting for one of you guys to someday say “damn you’re old!”.

Trump moves to open...

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Jun 21, 2018. 6 comments

The Stan Hywet Fathers Day Car Show 2018

The Stan Hywet Fathers Day Car Show 2018

So my wife actually went this year and we cooked with it being in the 80-90's with just enough humidity to be uncomfortable. I’m beat so I’m just going to post most of the pictures I took . Once again we were at the old Seiberling residence Stan Hywet in Akron. I’ll educate you all in the name Stan Hywet which wasn’t a person but the Old English name for “stone quarry”. Its a wonderful event...

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Jun 10, 2018. 2 comments

Late Run to the 2018 Mayfield Village Annual Cruise In

Late Run to the 2018 Mayfield Village Annual Cruise In

Wasn’t planning on this but got a call about two hours before the event started. Scrambled to get ready, clean my car and grab a camera. My first time to this one so I was surprised . Another surprise was my wife even wanted to go. There were DJ’s and a band at various locations as well as food vendors, t-shirt sales and the like. Police had many streets shut down so getting there was...

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy May 20, 2018. 5 comments

Stuck at work and home , send help!

Stuck at work and home , send help!

If I hadn’t changed jobs I’d have had time off to go to the 2018 Southern Ohio Forest Rally. I’m betting Dusty Ventures was there. I need pictures and updates on the event from any Oppos. What made this weekend even worse was I had to go to Columbus for family stuff and was just an hour away from the rally.

Southern Ohio Forest Rally

Southern Ohio Forest Rally One of the largest rally events...

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy May 03, 2018. 4 comments

Keep Oppo Eclectic Music ... Gasoline

Keep Oppo Eclectic Music ... Gasoline

By Enter the Haggis from Toronto. They have a sort of Celtic, pop, country mix that had me downloading about 20 of their songs when I first heard them a few yrs ago.

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy May 02, 2018. 3 comments

just overheard at service desk

just overheard at service desk

Strange guy on phone freaking out with service writer because of electrical issues of his own making. Seems he took out his instrument cluster and changed to different color bulbs (LEDs) so now he has problems with cluster. Those problems being it looks like it dropped its programming, warning lights on, information center issues, something with the body control module and others stuff thats...

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Apr 29, 2018. 4 comments

The old car pictures Audiction, quattromania time

The old car pictures Audiction, quattromania time

Yes, I’m sick.

Hopefully some of these images are new even to those who are Audi afflicted.

Does anyone recognize the monastery on the mountain from “For Your Eyes Only”?

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Dave the car guy Dave the car guy Apr 27, 2018. 4 comments

Best Corvette in Baltimore, was once armed and dangerous.

Best Corvette in Baltimore, was once armed and dangerous.

USS Constellation. Sorry you can’t just take it for a drive. It was sometimes classed as a sloop of war or corvette.

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