07/11/2006

CALIFORNIA 11

DAY 11

 

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The second last day started relaxed with a few donuts from Krispy Kreme.

 

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Later on the freeway I saw a RBOD (ribbed bumpers or die) camper!

 

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I went and payed for these two beauties! The white 67 13-window is now available at Bug Box!

 

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I also checked these two cars and the Ghia also might end up living in Germany soon!

 

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A few minutes later I met Hanna and enjoyed ...

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...the view over the LA river!

 

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I´m bringing 6 surfboards! Reserve yours today!

 

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After a week of driving and walking I decided to relax and spend the afternoon at the Venice Beach sidewalk!

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Everything goes there!

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The trumpet player...

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...and the audience!

 

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Living here sure has it´s good sides!

 

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The old odd postcard romance!

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Only one more day left!

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06/11/2006

CALIFORNIA 10

DAY 10
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After showing our french friends the Donut shop across the street the showed us the way to Bakersfield Raceway in Famoso! It was relaxed to follow their GPS!

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Yes, I almost have the same size! It was GOODGUYS weekend at the drags! The 8th nostalgia drag car and Hot Rod weekend was the place to be!

 

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I can´t hear you Jake...

 

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...they are making too much noise!

 

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The nostalgia rails and funny cars are front engined! Scary that is!

 

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Alloy barbecue!

 

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Enjoy your earplugs!

 

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We found the chequered flag!

 

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Hot Rod Banshee!

 

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I wanted it!!!

 

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Packing the parachute!

 

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I got nothing more to say!

 

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Balls vs. MSD!

 

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One of them did a 5.73 @ 249 mph!!!! It´s front engine madness!

 

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The funny cars are suicide!

 

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This was the "blonde chicks final"!

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After the show we went towards Ventura to drive on the PCH or highway one!

 

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Orange thief!

 

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OXNARD ,CA

 

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PCH burnout!

 

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Sunset on PCH!

 

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with and

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...without me!

 

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We even met Mickey Rourke!!!

 

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Back in Santa Monica

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CALIFORNIA 9

DAY 9

 

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Did I ever mention that Toni Braxton has a show in the Flamingo? We had no time to go....! That is sad!

 

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Day 9 also means : "LEAVING LAS VEGAS"! The famous sign from the other side!

 

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The trip through the dessert was pretty cool! It is soooo big!

 

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This is how cars get to and from shows like the SEMA! I guess that either 6 or 8 fit in those huge trucks!

 

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At the exit VISALIA we found this field were Freddy produces the cotton for his famous shirts and strings!

 

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A little bit further down this street this guy has his establishment!

 

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Jason owns the "RUST BOX"!

 

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Whenever I have time I stop by his place to see him and his family!

Was good to meet you guys!

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Tobi couldn´t believe that yyou could eat the oranges from Jays tree in the garden!

 

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The Ransbottom family hauler!What a cool little cruiser!

 

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On our way to dinner!

 

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I was thinking about getting a gardener job when I saw these cool machines!

 

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SEARS not only has lawn mowers they also sell cheap LEWI`S!

 

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The barbecue department was an... lets say...

 

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...experience!

 

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Why can´t Americans just have something normal!

 

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My first CRAFTSMAN ! Max would go crazy in there!

 

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Show and shine hammers shelf!

 

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A couple minutes after we checked in our Motel two guys from TEO´Z Race Cars in France came by with the Pumnpkin on their trailer! It will be refined and shipped to France!

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04/11/2006

CALIFORNIA 8

DAY 8

 

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Does this sunrise rock or what?

Today was a non-car-day! We actually went shopping and as the cruise night at the Volkswagen dealer didn´t happen we checked some Casinos and an outlet mall out!

 

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The NEW YORK, NEW YORK

 

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The MGM GRAND

 

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We vwent to the EXCALIBUR for breakfast!

 

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Only a small part of the buffet!

 

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The LUXOR from the outside and...

 

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...and the inside!

 

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One of my most favourite hotels is the golden MANDALAY BAY with..

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...it´s unbelieveable pool area and...

 

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...and interior!

 

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The old VEGAS SIGN on the strip!

 

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BOOT BARN

 

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Nascar jackets in the Nascar shop for old and...

 

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...young!

 

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Tobi with his new robot jacket from DICKIES!

 

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72 lane bowling in the SUNSET CASINO!

 

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We will be leaving Vegas tomorrow and will go to Visalia to see Jason and his Rust Box!

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03/11/2006

CALIFORNIA 7

DAY 7
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This was our residence for the first night! Thanks for the hospitality Judy and Gary!

 

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On our way to our new home the "Flamingo"...

 

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we saw this Zebra Rod!

 

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I was scared to stand next to the window!

 

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Back at the show but with the mission to go inside!

 

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Everything is big!

 

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Clear and blue clearcoat over bare metal!

 

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No, they are not real!

 

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Automotive warbirds are the future!

 

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There is not much more to say!

 

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Our 2 most favourite Roadsters right after the entrance!

 

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SHELBY & FORD did a good job!

 

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But what is going on at VOLVO? The SWEDISH go crazy! In a very good way!

 

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Need more examples?

 

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Aren´t all girls in Sweden blondes?

 

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Mr. FOOSE was everywhere! You will see later!

 

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That´s the holy grale of organisations!

 

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Thank you "Silver Surfer Woman"!

 

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Only a few bikes were on display this year!

 

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This is one of the brandnew Mustang bodies!

 

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My 2005 favourite!

 

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Low Boy

 

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Oh Boy!

 

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This is when we started to get crazy! One car was better then the last! What a quality in workmanship!

 

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I love Cudas!

 

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SCAT has been there forever!

 

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Carbon fiber VETTE!

 

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One insane Mustang!

 

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This cool rod was built in only 3 month! Body is a brandnew steel body!!!

 

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What do these guys smoke?

 

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Where do you use it?

 

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Part of the BASF display!!!

 

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Television was all over the place but she was the nicest host!

 

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Orange and black were the colors of the show!

 

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Toyota girls at GMC!

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The new CAMARO!

 

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Tobi receiving a sticker!

 

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Bling Bling King!

 

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A legend!

 

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Mopar alley is the walkway to rims & tires and beautiful women!

 

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On the way to heaven?

 

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I was so excited, I couldn´t hold the camera still!
 
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At LEXANI & GIANNELLE

 

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Top center: ASANTIs for 2 million USD/set!
 
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34" was the biggest on display!

 

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But what the hell is that? We couldn´t find out the size!!!

 

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How about wood look?

 

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How about good look?

 

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What a display!

 

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It´s their job!

 

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Only a job!

 

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What a job!
 
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Standing the whole week between all these beautiful cars!

 

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Standing in front of bikes is a different job!

 

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It needs a special qualification!

 

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High Hummer!

 

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Low Hummer!

 

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FOOSE again!

 

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and again!

 

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BEAMER!!!

 

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What is your flavour?

 

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Those are huge spinners.

 

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Just a job!

 

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Mopar display was unbelievable!

 

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I had to rest!

 

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Tokyo Drift

 

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Is this part of a job?

 

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Check out the rims! Same material as the space shuttle windshield!

 

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Who is he?

 

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He is a flat black CLS! That´s for sure!

 

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And he is one happy survivor!

 

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Norman or was it George Foreman showed us how to use the MONORAIL to get back to...

 

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the "FLAMINGO"!

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It was about time to eat dinner!

 

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It was such a hard day that we even had to have desert!

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02/11/2006

CALIFORNIA 6

DAY 6
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On our way to Las Vegas we stopped in Baker! The Royal Hawaiian Motel is very cool but nobody takes care of it!

 

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Breakfast @ Denny´s in Baker!

 

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Interstate 15 LA-LV!

 

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Rat Rod @ SEMA

 

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New Shelby!

 

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Daytona!

 

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Superbird

 

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Lina van de Mars & Tobi

 

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Oh yeah! we quickly modified our rental! Can you imagine returning the HHR like that?

 

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Pink or Brown?

 

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powered by vegetable oil!!! mo´re on nov.14th on El Mirage dry lake!

 

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How low can a Hummer go?

 

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I´m not leaving without those 30´s!

 

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The car of the show?

 

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So sick!

 

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Who is that guy?

 

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V8-GODESS

 

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Two of the very best cars!

 

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machine finish!!!

 

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Thirties!!!

 

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out of this world

 

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yellow liners

 

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girlie style?

 

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We loved the C300 LIMO !

 

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New Toyota test ride center!

 

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Garrett with his new balloon!

 

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No, we didn´t try to steal it!!! Really!!!

 

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Men´s world! We are so easy! Cars and girls!

 

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This was only part of the outside! We were again runnin`out of time! Hopefully more tomorrow from the inside of SEMA 2006!

 

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THE STRIP!

 

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What does that look like to you? MEAT AND 2 VEGETABLES?

That was our desert at the AGAVE restaurant!

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01/11/2006

CALIFORNIA 5

DAY 5

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Day 5 started with a neat morning cruise on Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) from Santa Monica to Malibu.

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This only happens in CA!

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From Malibu we took the Malibu Canyon Road towards Thousand Oaks! We had a mission!

 

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The real deal!

 

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The proof!

 

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Cool cars but not the mission!!!

 

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That´s more like it!

 

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We had to check out a couple of early 911s for a customer!

 

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Early "S"!

 

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914-6!!! Driving Machine!

 

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Roadsters anybody? They are the better Speedsters!

 

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How about this old crap?

 

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Later we stopped at a "Toys are Us" and instead of getting a birthday present for MAX we found Tobi´s first Roadster!

 

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Today was Halloween!!!

 

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I know you think my head is too big but somebody already fu..ed it up before me!

 

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Next stop "Mooneyes"!

 

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Steve "TOBI" Wonder with his old glasses and his brandnew eyes!

 

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Finally we found typical european rocker rust on a californian car! That´s investigation at it´s best! Bondo police forever!

 

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The famous Moon Streamliner built in 1954!

 

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We were again amazed by the thousands of parts Wolfsbürg West has in stock! They are so organized!

 

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Rich (with new hair and beard-doo) does what he can do best (besides chilling with the legs on the desk :-))! He is making Walter poor!

 

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At 4pm it was time to get our first snack at one of ...

 

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the famous IN-N-Out BURGER restaurants!

 

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Still not having a birthday present for MAX we found...

 

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this small toy in the parking lot of another "Toys R Us" store! I have no idea how it will fit in my suitcase but somehow it has to....!

 

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Later the same evening we got a n emergency call and imediately went to arrest "Mr. Family Pack BONDO " in a local "Auto Zone store".

 

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How about this nice coat rack as a christmas present for the wife or girlfriend! Take one step further away from the odd IKEA stuff!

 

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Our well deserved drinks after a hard and long day on the californian roads!

See you in LAS VEGAS tomorrow!? I hope!

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