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Wheels of Italy

30 Aug

Normally I would post car stuff on my other blog, autopinionsbyvolk.wordpress.com, but I figured that I would put these here today because it was what I did with my weekend and the Wheels of Italy show was going on. This car show features lots of exotica from the boot-shaped peninsula known as Italy (hence the name) and includes cars, motorcycles and scooters. Some of the big manufacturers represented included Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Maserati and Ducati among others. There was also some other exotica like Lotus, Audi R8s, Vipers and Bentleys, but these were relegated to the parking lot, as they could not officially be in the show proper. Since there are a lot of pictures here, I’m going to put some of them into a gallery at the bottom today. Enjoy the cars!

Ferrari Dino

Ferrari Dino

Ferrari Racing Car

Ferrari Racing Car

Rare, Classic, Expensive Ferraris

Rare, Classic, Expensive Ferraris

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari 355 F1 GTS

Ferrari 355 F1 GTS

Lamborghini Diablo

Lamborghini Diablo

Audi R8

Audi R8

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So, uh… Busy Lately

15 Sep

A night of MST3K started kicked things off a few weeks ago and it all went downhill from there. The Turf Club in St. Paul was the scene of Lady Gaga sightings the night before, and then they went and put on an MST3K night the day after! It was a good time, and a much better viewing experience, not only because I got there early enough to get a decent seat, but also because they held the viewing in the larger upstairs portion of the bar, meaning it was much less hot and stuffy and cramped. The movie on the night was called “Sidehackers” and is a season two episode. While this normally would mean that the whole thing could feel slow and just thrown together, this episode was in color, had decent riffs and a whole lot of horribleness with the movie itself. So all in all, a decent movie for so early in the run.

MST3K at Turf Club

MST3K at Turf Club - Sidehackers

Sidehackers Playbill

Sidehackers Playbill

After that, I went to Red Wing for my mom’s birthday. She lives on a houseboat down there, and own a dog. I decided to toss my aviators on the dog and she was really cool looking with them on. Just some shots of the dock and stuff then.

Red Wing Marina

Red Wing Marina

Red Wing Marina

Red Wing Marina

Dog with glasses

Dog with glasses

Then, on the way back to my place from Red Wing, I hit a milestone that I had been dreading for some time. Yes, my car finally turned over to 100,000 miles. To me, this means that my car is old now and is probably going to die on me at any time. Sure, it’s a Subaru, so it probably won’t, but you just never know. Keeping my fingers crossed that nothing bad happens as I can’t really afford any repairs at this time.

99,999 Miles

99,999 Miles

100,000 Miles

100,000 Miles - *Tear*

After that, I went out to a car and plane show in Osceola, Wisconsin called Wings and Wheels. Normally this place has some great cheap books to buy as well, but I was supremely disappointed by the selection that they had. Not only was there nothing that I wanted, the stuff I did want was still almost $20 even after the 50% discount. Oh well, next year. As usual though, the cars did not disappoint. There is always some expensive and unique stuff that shows up here and it’s interesting to see what people think they should include that should actually be at home in their garage as it is not a show car or anything special at all. But that’s what you get with a huge, free car show. Here are some pictures of the cars and a few of the planes, which were interesting as it was the first time in four years of going to this show that I stopped to take a look at them as well.

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels - Toyota MR2

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels - Datsun Drag Car

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

For the rest of the pictures of the cars, if you care to see them, which I hope you do, but if you don’t it won’t offend me, head over to my other blog at http://www.autopinionsbyvolk.wordpress.com.