Thursday, May 28, 2015

What to Get if You Can't Buy a GT4

In their April 27, 2015 video Should You Buy a Porsche Cayman GT4? Can you FIND one? the /DRIVE guys—host Mike Spinelli and regular guests Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley of Classic Car Club Manhattan—tell us rubes what to buy if we can't buy the latest wundercar from Porsche.
  1. Michael Prichinello's choice would be the BMW Z4 M coupe, which you can get for around $30-$35,000. Introduced in 2006, Car & Driver's verdict on it then was "A terrific and distinctive two-seat sports car that's the life of the party until a Cayman S shows up."
  2. Zac Mosely argued for a "Hillbilly Cayman", starting with a 2010 or later Porsche Cayman S (first with direct injection). Get in for $40k and add $10k in improvements and you've got a real beast.
  3. Michael Prichinello (the only one of them who's actually driven the GT4) suggests a Porsche 996 GT3.
If you can afford the new GT4, and actually take delivery on one, you'll have one of the most awaited cars in years—one likely to be an instant classic. Otherwise you can punk around with the rest of us, picking from some very nice used car options.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"A Little Myth"

“The poem . . is a little myth of man’s capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see—it is, rather, a light by which we may see—and what we see is life.”

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"Rocky Ride"

I rode Truth
And a rocky ride it's been
It ripped me nail and tooth
And took away my pride.
May 20, 2015

"Crazy Little Love Dream"

Some crazy little love dream
Rattling through his head
See the way he waddles downstream
With a notebook of poems unread.
May 20, 2015

"When Your Father Tells Lies on You"

When your father tells lies on you
Lies that are believed
What good can it do
To make believers feel deceived?
May 19, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

"Why Not Chase After It?"

"Part of me says it's kind of crazy to think you can fly your human body. Another part of me thinks all of us have had the dream that we can fly. Why not chase after it? Maybe it brings you to some other tangent. Chasing after the unattainable is the fun part."

"Not a Bunch of Doctors and Dentists and Lawyers"

“This is not a bunch of doctors and dentists and lawyers riding Harleys. These are criminals on Harley-Davidsons that are members of a criminal biker gang, and we know who they are. We know which clubs that they’re with.”