Spotted driving near Alewife on Tuesday, headed toward Boston, was this 30-40 year-old man with a bluetooth phone in his ear, chatting up a storm. It's safe to assume some of his attention was going to the phone call. Some of it might have been going to directions, too, because he had a car-portable GPS in the car. Not much attention left for driving. That's OK, though.
There's no point paying attention to your driving when you can't see where you're going. His GPS is smack in the center of the windshield, right below the rearview mirror. (See detail; click for larger.) It blocks a good 10 degrees of visibility. How stupid can someone be?
I was driving by and thought I'd stop in Porsche of Nashua. They have a nice inventory. The GT3RS is sold. The GT is in for service. My little Carrera looked kind of pedestrian. I don't care; I love it.
It was billed as a sale - sort of a tag sale of automobilia, with a few cars thrown in. As always, there was something to see at MOT over the weekend just past. It seemed like mostly the British car club turned out, or even mostly the Jaguar folks, but there were others too. Some running, some not, some being wrenched.
One of the best places online for Porsche owners is the Rennlist, a locally-operated but international Porsche forum. The members are among the most knowledgeable Porsche people anywhere, and they help each other like Amish at a barn-raising. Recently, a list user had a bad experience with a Porsche dealer. Not your routine bad car dealer experience (who would bother writing about those?), but a remarkably bad one. Story, with corrections, after the jump.
Supposedly, the original General Lee sold for almost ten million on eBay. I'm skeptical.
Paris Hilton was sent off to jail. I think it's good thing when the super-rich untouchables learn they're touchable after all. It's America's version of the palace coup. No one goes up against the wall, but points are made.
A convict is whining about his impending execution, aided by uncritical reporters who let him get away with a non-apology apology. Being "sorry that a police officer died" just isn't the same as "I'm sorry I killed that police officer." Or even, "I'm sorry I committed a violent crime that led directly to the death of a police officer." And why is it that reporters will publish the name of the convict but not the name of the murder victim? (Lieutenant Ronald Oliver.)
Over at Rennlist, the dogs are calming down, but the Coral Gables Collection still hasn't done the right thing with their customer's Porsche - the one they wrecked. The summary is shorter on this guy's blog, but the list post is a good read - if just for laughs.