2014 was absolutely the best year I've ever had, automotively speaking. Here's what I was up to this past year...

In January, I traded in my lowly, albeit manual Civic LX for something with some balls: an Acura TL Type S. 286hp 3.5L V6 vs a 140hp 1.8L 4. Everything about the TL is better than the Civic. Sorry Civic, you were a great little car, but I do not miss you one bit!

April was a big month. First, I helped launch Live and Let Diecast which you all know about already. I run the Instagram for our blog, and we just passed 1500 followers. We have an awesome group of people sharing their interests about this hobby I really got into over the past year.

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I also helped Dusty Ventures with a huge project that is still in the works. I got to meet opposaurusrex, Cazzyodo, EssExTee, Dusty obviously, and Rapheal Orlove himself, plus a bunch of cool people that know Dusty. Here's a teaser shot of what Dusty forced us to go through for an entire day. Hopefully he's able to finish it soon!

In August I finally made it out to Monterey, CA for car week. A huge item crossed off the bucket list. I must have looked at 2000 cars, easily. I went to the Little Car Show, Legends of the Autobahn, The Werks Reunion, Concours D'LeMons, and the Pebble Beach Concours. I also checked out the Mecum, Russo&Steele, RM, and Gooding auctions where I got to meet Opponaut 55Buick, Oversteer Scientist.

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Best of Show winner Ferrari 375 MM

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I also got a turn with the Traveling Torchbug while I was there and got its picture taken with Peter Martin and Sir Jackie Stewart.

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In October, I scooped up this sweet little AW11 MR2. It's got 57k on the clock and an awesome background story. It's in storage now for the winter, but I plan on cleaning it up a bit and taking it to every cruise night I possibly can. Its basically a car sized skateboard that you sit in.

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I'm hoping next year is just as good. I'd love to make the trip to a New Canaan Cars and Coffee and maybe get to a rally event. Maybe we'll have a New England Oppo meet too.