Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Look what I found




Look what I found on the interweb! This is my old car! I purchased it from the original owner in 1991, over the next twelve years,I turned it in to a "full tilt" tarmac rally car. My focus changed from racing cars to bicycles, so I sold the GTI to a mechanic who worked with me at the dealership. He in turn sold it again and I lost track of the car, but heard random reports that it was destroyed in a rollover crash. I feel a bit conflicted about seeing the car in action with some stranger behind the wheel. I spent an unconcievable amount of time building, tuning,racinig and rebuilding this car. I realize it is just an object, but it represents a little more than a 1/4 of my lifetime. There were many cars, but this red GTI should have been a keeper.

4 comments:

Joe said...

Many of pissed off lunch breaks were vented in the car..... Damn that car was fast!!! I wonder if the keys are still in the drivers door panel pocket?

Aa said...

Coil-overs!

There's a Jetta coupe for sale up this way...

Anonymous said...

Seems to be a lot of car talk lately on this blog, first "volvo day", now GTI memories. Returning to the dark side?

team sam said...

Dark side? Nah, if it's got wheels and goes fast it's gotta be good!