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Saturday was a fun day

Discussion in '308/328' started by klatu, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. klatu

    klatu Formula Junior

    Apr 13, 2009
    277
    San Diego
    Full Name:
    Rob Mckinney
    Last Saturday, Halloween, I went to my hangar where I keep my baby, she lives under the

    wing of her big sister, a 1955 Cessna 170b. I pulled her outside

    so I could do some work on the electrical wiring in the hangar. Some of my buddies were

    there when I pulled it out, it is an 81 308 GTSi red of course, and Joe, who is 65, and

    drives a Mini Cooper, came over and asked for a ride. Since sharing my beautiful Fcar is

    one of my favorite pass times we boarded and took off for a short 20 min sortie, It is hard

    to find any excitement on SoCa freeways, but we managed to get to 80 mph and accelerate

    through the gears. As it turns out, there are not many Fcars around Lakeside, CA. and

    most of these guys have never been up close to one. He liked the smoothness

    and quietness of the Fcar, he said his Mini was very noisy. As soon as we pulled up the

    hangar Ronnie walks up and said he wanted to be the next victim. He is in his middle 30s

    and is an off road racer. Half way through the ride he commented, "I really like this car".

    Yeah me too. I drive over the same little course each time, there is one on ramp that's

    pretty good, it's a 270, diminishing radius that's banked a little. With a little speed and

    acceleration, you get a real feeling of gravity in you butt. Arriving back at the hangar I'm

    greeted by my next victim, Dick, Dick is 74 and retired from Ryan Aircraft and flies his home

    buildt. He drives a late model Volvo. He was impressed by the torquey ness in 5th gear.

    Upon returning again I was met by Rob, in his early 50s, he's a consultant for construction

    conflicts and flies a late model Mooney. Rob was an instructor for some BMW racing school

    and this was his first ride in an Fcar.

    This was the most enjoble 2 hrs I have spent in a long time. All were impressed with the

    ride, and the smoothness, not to mention the smiles

    from people we passed.

    It was a good day.

    Rob
     
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  3. Cornbread

    Cornbread Formula Junior

    Mar 21, 2009
    584
    Bham/Maple Valley WA
    Right on.

    It is great that you share your car like that.

    I wish I would have been there for a ride. :D
     
  4. Futureman

    Futureman Formula 3

    May 16, 2007
    2,024
    Tail dragger....nice. Knew a guy in Alaska put a 182 engine in a 170b. Screwed with the CG too much for my taste. Thing looked like it was gonna fall on it's nose on short final.

    Pictures of the Ferrari and Cessna together?
     
  5. klatu

    klatu Formula Junior

    Apr 13, 2009
    277
    San Diego
    Full Name:
    Rob Mckinney
    The consultant in my story took some pix, and I will have them this Saturday. I will post them when I get them.

    Rob
     
  6. klatu

    klatu Formula Junior

    Apr 13, 2009
    277
    San Diego
    Full Name:
    Rob Mckinney
    #5 klatu, Nov 5, 2009
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  8. CaptOharry

    CaptOharry Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2009
    722
    Green Cove Spgs FL
    Full Name:
    Harry Welch
    She's a beauty!
     
  9. Jackmb1

    Jackmb1 F1 Rookie

    Dec 27, 2005
    3,297
    Great looking car!
     

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