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  1. Ricambi America

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    #1 Ricambi America, Mar 28, 2004
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    Thanks to Jeremy (CiLKy) for a great drive along NC-8/NC-89 north of Winston-Salem. It wasn't the longest route, but the were some terrific twists and turns all the way into Virginia -- or wherever we ended up! Jeremy's huge drilled rotors and gigantic AMG calipers could bring that beast from 80 to 0 in short order. On the other side of the coin, that Benz can scoot! We hit triple digits a few times, and the CLK never blinked. Duh...

    I'm not sure I ever got the car past 4th gear, and it just wanted to run. The hard I pushed the 348, the better it seemed to respond. Temps remained nice and cool throughout the run -- and certainly the gearbox got smoother all afternoon. What a DANG fun car. Why on earth did I wait so long to buy one?!?!? How/why people would buy these cars and store them away in the garage is a mystery. Sunny afternoons like today confirm my desire to run the 348 -- not save it away like a porcelain doll.

    Next time, we'll do Asheville !

    -Daniel


    p.s. Yes, those are baby sheep in the background.
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  3. L8Braker

    L8Braker Formula 3

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Yeah we had a great time today........Thanks for bringing out he 348 Daniel!! I'll get my pictures up tomorrow morning. Listening to that Italian V8 all day is wonderful. We kept a pretty good pace for about 2-3 hours. I think there are some goats in with those baby sheep haha. Anyone who was up on NC8-89 yes we do own the road hahaha at least we drove like we did. :)

    Next time we'll do Asheville and I already know some absolutely great roads that are even better than the ones today.

    Jeremy
     
  4. L8Braker

    L8Braker Formula 3

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    #3 L8Braker, Mar 29, 2004
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  5. Santini

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    Cool pics!
     
  6. rated///M

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    ...that's a classic! :D
     
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  8. L8Braker

    L8Braker Formula 3

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Did my best to take a picture while driving. Only when going slow and the only thing slowing us down was other drivers hahahaha
     

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