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Is Oahu a terrible place to own a sports car?

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by Shotgun Styles, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Kevin Rev'n

    Kevin Rev'n F1 World Champ
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    I know! It was like a transfer area with railroad cars and tanker trucks, no signs to indicate what the facility was supposed to be! The only other time I experienced something like that was when I hiked, heading into in the wind, for 1/2 hour to see a volcanic vent and the sulphuric acid mixed with rain droplets burned off the coating from my new Oakley sunglasses! But this was just one 50 yrd run through a cloud on the ground! Less than 10 seconds of exposure!!!!
     
  2. Shotgun Styles

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    Yes, yes I know. He's a menace and all that. I get it. But it still looks like fun though...

     
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  3. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Karting

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    I'm living in LA right now temporarily, but Honolulu is home for me and has been for the past 16 years. Had my .2 GT3 up here in LA, and plan on moving back home later this year. I just sold my GT3 & ordered a 488 GTB. The plan is to bring it back home with me :)

    I only have experience on Oahu where I didn't spend as much time as I should have trying to find new roads to cruise and enjoy (or just get out of town), but it is a very compromised place for a high end sports car or anything fast. Cops everywhere (not necessarily a bad thing), roads are absolutely terrible for the most part, speed limits lower than the rest of the country, with a more slow/family & ohana/be kind to your fellow motorists approach to driving (also not a bad thing). I'm setting my own expectations very very low with how my 488 will be used back home, versus here in LA.

    That being said, I miss home, I miss the food, I miss the people and that is why I'll accept the cons with the pros to having my Fcar with me in Honolulu rather than LA (where I have yet to experience better driving roads, car culture, and car weather/climate for that matter anywhere else in my entire life)
     
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  4. Bob in Makiki

    Bob in Makiki Formula Junior
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    It will be great to have you and your 488 here on Oahu! The Ferrari Club is doing well and having monthly outings here. I think you will enjoy both your car and the car culture in Honolulu, even if it is not LA!
     
  5. Kevin Rev'n

    Kevin Rev'n F1 World Champ
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    Nice vid buddy!
     
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