Since we’re all doing it. No, this isn’t as long & glorious as the rest of yours, but it’s pretty interesting.
2012-2014: Baja SAE: Who knew a bunch of undergrads with minimal engineering experience would design a questionable death trap with zero thought towards human factors?
We kept it together long enough to pass tech and we outlasted many big name teams until we crashed. I still miss it sometimes. Also, West Point may have stolen my design for something.
Who knows where it is? Probably parted out and powering the current car in some way, shape, or form.
2013-2014: 1995 Acura Integra GS-R: And what a first car it was! It was loud and falling apart but nothing beats hearing a 2nd gear VTEC pull
reverberating off those canyon walls. Like many of its kind it was stolen, stripped, and recycled into Chinese refrigerators but I still have the shift knob and keys. The road also burned down a year later so there’s no chance of “recreating” that moment, not for the next 100 years.
Fun fact: if you google “’95 Integra GS-R sedan” this review is the 4th or 5th link. I would like my $500,000 check for mastering SEO.
2012-2017: 2009 Toyota Camry LE: This floated in & out of my life and I eventually took over this one after the Acura’s untimely death. It spent nearly two years making a 120 mile/day commute to my first real job out of college, one that involved a cubicle in an anonymous office park, before I moved down south where it bounced off dirt trails in the desert for another year.
2017-present: 2016 Mazda Miata Club: Bought and negotiated entirely by myself with zero help from others. The best car I have ever owned and I never want to part with it. I hit both a rabbit and a bird with it so maybe I’ll not drive it to PETA events.
2018-present: 1983 Volvo 245 Turbo: I’ve spent more time talking about this car than driving it. I swear that the last necessary parts are on their way via Wells Fargo Stagecoach since that’s the only way you can stretch a cross-country journey into a week.