Words and Photos by Austin Cabot
Sorry for the late post guys. Right after SEMA ended, I hopped in the car and drove the 7 hours to Bonneville Salt Flats (look for a story coming soon), slept in the car for 45 minutes, then drove 12 hours to Colorado Springs, CO (again, look for more stories coming up). I realize that our SEMA Day 3 and Day 4 coverage will be a few days late, and I apologize. I just can't seem to find the time between driving and recording podcasts and doing videos to get things up in a super timely manner. Anyone want to be our intern? Anyways, here's a little bit from Day 3 at SEMA.
This post will be quick. I am about to jump in the car and drive from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles, which is a lot further than you might think (around 16 hours). For those of you that aren't #intheknow (Thanks HondaProJason), I'm currently driving Matt Farah's Million Mile Lexus. It's super comfortable. It's also a pretty cool car to have at Bonneville and to take up a large mountain with racing history outside of Colorado Springs. A lot of cool things to see in the Gallery below from SEMA, Day 3. Again, sorry for the short post, but we've been killin' it out here on the road.
One of my favorite cars of SEMA this year was the ND miata from Flyin' Miata that was in the KONI booth. Something about it. Maybe it's the 949 wheels, or the fact that there was a helmet in the drivers seat. Something about it just resounded with me. It's obtainable...and it's fun.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have this GT-R. For me. It's not obtainable. I would love to have one, specifically this one from Evasive, but that's just not going to happen. A man can dream though, right?
What's more likely to happen is that I take a car that's not meant to be a performance car, and I do something crazy to it. Maybe a station wagon. Possibly a crossover. But most likely a van. Vans are more interesting than you think. I use to think that only sports cars could be fun. I've evolved. I like bruising egos. Apparently, so does Toyota. Check out this van from their booth.
I hope this trans am car sees a track. It's certainly built for it. The thing is a work of art. A lot of details. I had a conversation recently with some of the guys from Vtec Club. They say they want to start bringing finer details into their builds and showcasing those that do. I couldn't agree more. As long as the car gets used, I'm open to a whole range of build qualities.
Over in the Bilstein booth, they ahd this Aston Martin with three wheels for less rolling resistance. They say its good for at least 5 more miles and hour at Le Mans.
Just kidding. They had wheels removed to show off the suspension goodies this car has.
It's about that time for me to hit the road. More content coming soon, we promise! And if you're wanting to work with us, we're open to the idea. So many things to do. So little time. - Austin