Just been out for my normal Saturday morning burn up here in Edinburgh. Its got to be said, get yourself up to Edinburgh: the roads and the cars that are up for a race are a fantastic combination!
OK, I know Im about to invite some Toofast-style "yeah right" comments, but please read on!
First comer was a 3.0 S-Type - he couldnt believe it as I out accelerated the car out of a rounabout and left him by a fair margin up to the ton"align=absmiddle> The look on his face was priceless!
The second comer was on my favourite road coming back from Gullane into Edinburgh way (A198 - GR: bet you know it!). Had a new 911 Carrera behind me with two middle aged ladies in it. We both overtook a bus on a straight just out of a villiage - and I have to say that it was obviously all over my rear on the straights. But then we hit the twisties! OK - at this point youre thinking "yeah right, hes about to try and tell me he wasted a 911 through the twisties". Well, actually I did!!"align=absmiddle>"align=absmiddle> It was in my opinion quite obviously down to the driver of the 911, but again, the looks on the faces of the women was fantastic after Id slowed down behind another car after two miles or so (GR - you know the bit where you can see the power station). And yes, she was trying (as I was - very, very, very hard!!).
Thirdly, I came across an "old" (pre-2002) Honda S2000 on the dual carriageway on the way home. I saw it and thought Id catch it at low revs (he he, no VTEC on cam!) - but then realised that my car is crap at low revs too! Anyway, I managed to put up a good show! It was defintely having me for sure, but the gap was a lot smaller than Id have been comfortable with as a bloke who had spent £30k on a car! We gave each other the obligatory flash and wave as we parted later.
Edinburgh is so cool for driving! Im really going to miss this aspect of living here when I leave in 12 days time But for the time being, let the good times roll!