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  • FX35

    Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 16:08 | 0 comments
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    Got a chance to photograph the FX35…

  • Gone Again

    Friday, August 1st, 2008 at 00:41 | 0 comments
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    Finally got a chance to put together some collages from the pictures taken from Gone in Sixty Seconds.

    Here’s one based on a comic strip theme.

  • Gone in Sixty Seconds

    Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at 01:38 | 2 comments
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    What guy doesn’t love this movie, Gone in Sixty Seconds? Well, here’s the mustang inspired by the movie’s Shelby Mustang GT, nicknamed Eleanor. The Ronaele is Eleanor spelled backwards. You can see all the pictures here.

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    I’ve photographed a few cars in the past while it’s revving. But the Ronaele just plain ROARS. There’s no way to hold a camera steady with that kind of power under the hood. That’s why the picture isn’t tack sharp, the vibration of the Ronaele is just too intense. But I like it that way, it kinda represents the real life feeling.

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    Unlike the movie, this mustang is red. Yes, the black paint seems to be missing in some letters of the badge in the picture below. I like to think it’s because the acceleration blew off the paint.

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    I love the exhaust here. And what’s not to like about those 285/30ZR20′s.

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    OK, enough of the static detail shots. This 450R horse was built to be driven.

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  • Infiniti G35

    Monday, March 19th, 2007 at 02:33 | 0 comments
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    It’s contagious. After we bought our Odyssey, someone else in the family had to one-up us with a new sporty Inifiniti G35. Just got a chance to take a few quick snapshots.

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    Did I say sporty?!

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  • Odyssey II

    Monday, March 5th, 2007 at 13:33 | 1 comment
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    We did it, bought a 2nd Honda Odyssey. Austin calls our first Odyssey, Odyssey I. So, this is Odyssey II.

     

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    This is the Honda Odyssey EX-L R&N. That’s new territory for us, the most expensive car/truck we ever bought. Our bargaining technique was to broadcast, via email, all the Honda dealerships nearby. This included some in the outskirts of great Atlanta. I basically gave them the price I wanted to buy at, something reasonable based on the best quote I got a year ago. Since then, the invoice price has gone up $500 for the 2007, but I kept pushing for the best 2006 quote I got a year ago.

    Slowly, the quotes started coming down, each with explaination why they can’t go lower and how demand for the R&N option is way up. When the quote was $500 more than my asking price, the dealers started to drop off saying they can’t do better, so they claim. I kept pushing with the remaining dealers. Finally, I got better than my asking price by $100 and they threw in the rear splash guards. Once I got commitment on the phone, we finally drove to the dealership.

     

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    So, of we went to pick it up. This says 54 miles, but we picked it up with only 7 miles.

     

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    Seeing my friends buy their cars using the same email/internet technique, I have to say that I’m sold on it. There was no sales pressure you have to deal with. If you feel pressured on email, just wait a few hours before responding.

    One of the important things to me is the new safety features. Side curtain airbags throughout.

     

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    And, every asks, can you fit two Odyssey’s in your garage. BARELY!

     

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  • 2003 BMW M-3

    Monday, January 30th, 2006 at 00:38 | 0 comments
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    Photographs of the 2003 BMW M-3 with Dinan S1 Package can be seen here.

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