I've taken her to work all week and it's been a blast love scaring people on the highway especially revving it in the underpasses :browsmiley: and the occasional rubber strips being left behind... hehe
I was going to start a thread and wright about this but when I saw yours it seemed to fit.
It all started with the ladies in the office wanting starbucks this morning. I said I would by them all coffee since I'm a nice boss and its Friday so I was on my way down to get it and noticed a buddy of mine was also driving his car. We have been wanting to line them up and race for a while and it's definitely getting to the end of our driving season so when I saw him I thought well today must be the day. I brought the gals their drinks and called him. He was not far from my office so he came over and headed out to a spot that was suitable to race. He has a 03 Shelby that he has done some work to put a bigger SC on and some other mods. So we lined up the first time and with the excitement of the "race" we both did a poor job. I mashed the gas so hard from the start that I smoked the tires bad he missed the shift from first to second I won yeah. Evic said 12.9 @ 112 We went to the end of the road where there was a little bar and talked a bit. I said I had been practising my take off but it must be a little like sex. You think your doing good by your self then you try the real thing and find out how bad you really are We checked out each others ride then headed back for more action.
Round two: His turn to start us I did better starting but still left a big cloud of smoke. He got me by a car length in the end. We ran around 13.1 @ 113
Round three: I got a good start and he missed two gears I got him by a bunch that time. I could tell that if all was good he had more power and could pull me a little. I forgot to reset the Evic
Round four: We both had good runs he left a little bit ahead of me and I couldn't make up any ground I ran a 12.3 @ 116 he had a full car on me the whole way.
It was a lot of fun, we stopped and talked again and I told him I had made plans to go to some tracks this summer with some guys I know in the Black Hills and he is going to come along. Can't wait for some new tires. But i think I need more power or less weight to beat him. Here is a pic of our cars.
Installed my new BT door sill guards - black anodized with new-school "Challenger R/T" on them. They look very classy. Then I went over her with my California Duster, did the glass exteriors with a Swiffer, and cleaned the inside of the windshield with a spray glass cleaner.
Then I stood there and stared at her for a few minutes.
Yesterday I uncovered my R/T first time in 3 weeks looked at it for a while then backed it out of the garage and let it run and warm up. After that I removed the hood prop brace since I installed the hood lift cylinders. First modification rest will have to wait till spring.
I gave her the first detail on Wednesday and today went back over her with the quick detailer spray and did the interior windows. One of my friends is coming into town tonight. He drives an '05 Mustang and has been rebuilding a '67 Mustang for the last few years. Need to make sure the Mopar shines!
How often do you come across a mid-sixties XKE...at a stoplight...that obviously wants to show off? Once in a lifetime I'd estimate. Needless to say it really wasn't much of a race. The Jag gave up by the time I shifted to 3rd.
Very nice car and I hope my Challenger looks that good when it's 45 years old!
At the next light we gave each other thumbs up before heading our separate ways. Cool guy that doesn't mind thrashing such an expensive vintage car.