Great Debate: Driver vs Garage Queen

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The old debate, which is better? A sports car with some miles, maybe a little bolster wear and a couple rocks chips or a pristine beauty relegated to the garage and concours circuit but with a perpetually dead battery however cosmetically perfect otherwise? To me, as well as hundreds of Club Sportiva Members over the… Read more »

What is the Purest Sports Car Available Today?

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All right! So, I am fired up to get some good car dialog going. What is the purest sports car available today? Let’s say money is an object in this debate and therefore the Ferrari 430 Scuderia or Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera are out of the question for the moment. Would the Porsche 911, built for… Read more »

The Challenges of Driving South of the Border

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This past Thanksgiving I spent a week in the Mexican village of Ajijic, located on northwest shore Lake Chapala, about 45 minutes south of Guadalajara. We rented a car (an innocuous, oddly named, Dodge Attitude) at the airport, and while it wasn’t essential to have a car(Mexico has an extensive bus system) it did allow… Read more »

Club Sportanka

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This past Saturday saw another great Club Sportiva excursion, this time to eyeball a vast assemblage of exotic military hardware, some very extremely unique, most pretty rare and surprising enough, individually and as a whole, not all that valuable. Our visit was to the Jacques Littlefield’s Tank Collection in Portola Valley. The collection is housed… Read more »

San Francisco Auto Show 2007

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The San Francisco Auto Show turned 50 this year and you’d think it should have been a big deal, but unfortunately (yawn) it was not very memorable, except, perhaps the guy hawking the pink no fog wax sticks for your shower or windshield evoking a very resonant deja vu. home remedies for psoriasis Granted, a… Read more »

It’s All About the Cars, Isn’t It?

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So the title of this posting gives an indication of my frame of mind. I just spent a weekend with Club Sportiva’s Mercedes Benz SLK350. It wasn’t my first choice for trip up to Occidental, Sebastopol and the Russian River area of Sonoma County – I had a return date in mind with the club’s… Read more »