Head Gaskets 2017 Year In Review

One of these horses is not like the other.

Since we are doing 2017 in pictures, herd are my favorites that I took in last year. Some are good photos. Others aren’t but I liked them anyway. Lots of cars, a handful of planes, a few bicycles, and some other stuff. And of course doggos. Yes, I captioned all of these.

Besides the lead image these are in chronological order.

We get pretty intense sunrises around here in January.
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My 20 year old Trek still rocking the original American flag decal.
Unregistered work jeep on a ranch northwest of Austin.
Impromptu race in my office.
I smell Chick-fil-A! Taken in the drive through.
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First blooms on the mountain laurels in late February.
I heart ball.
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This is what happens when my wife is gone for the day.
Early march blossoms with some idiot’s white car in the background.
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Walk around the block in March. The house on the left has two garages one is dedicated entirely to a first-generation Chevy C10.
Canon and Virgin. Quite the juxtaposition.
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What are you doing in the USA?
Clean car in front of a blooming rose bush.
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Hellcat in its natural habitat. Irony is the pump being out of service.
Neither of my cars have sun roof so while my Forester was getting it’s engine replacement I played with the one in the loaner Outback 3.6R Touring quite a bit.
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This Series.Yellow is the sex. Only 500 of these were made and somehow this dealer had 2 of them.
Gotta buckle up the fragile cargo.
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Snapped right as the light turned green. I think we all know what happened next.
Prickly pears in bloom brightened up the ride.
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Driveway spider is a fan of boxer engines and all-wheel drive apparently.
Serenity found on a private campground that I was invited to by a friend who’s church had rented the place out and had extra room.
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What did you say? No, you can’t have the couch back.
Mirror image.
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Je suis en avion!
This car was made for roads like this. I don’t care if it didn’t have a V8 - having this for a few days was tons of fun.
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A wild Tercel appears!
I fell half a mile before this and busted my face pretty bad, but managed to make it to end of the ride.
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Dude driving an old Packard on Highway 151 like it was a totally normal thing to do.
Just liked the clouds in this photo.
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Slug-dog.
Two things rarely seen.
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Not exactly Svend levels of clean, but still looked pretty good in the sun.
Headlights. I was messing around a little with my SLR in the garage.
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Little truck, big truck.
Fireworks viewed from a hotel room.
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Half of this photo was taken in Canada and the other half in the USA.
Found this flawless 944 in Bethel Park, PA.
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PNC Park is my happy place.
Doggo in back seat looking out the hatch somewhere near El Paso.
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My Outback the Texas Canyon rest area on IH10 in Dragoon, AZ.
DeLorean DOTS in my neighborhood. I love the flag in the background. I wish I had rolled down my window to get rid of the reflections.
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It was over 100 degrees out when I took this. I only saw one other person dumb enough to be out here in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, I was able to stay out of trouble.
Kitteh and birbs.
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Rallycross on a farm near Austin.
A dab of Oppo.
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I fixed my broken fountain.
My driveway faces east, but sometimes the sky still gets neat color at sunset.
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Hon hon hon.
Carolina anole on my office window.
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Found an Opponaut’s car. This is Wagonguy’s EcoBoost Mustang.
This thing was so damn fast.
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The mustache and fangs are so stupid. I love them.
Went exploring.
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Doggos went to the liquor store with me. Monster thinks some of it is for him. He is wrong.
Thought this might be my last flight on an MD-80.
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Snapped this out the back window of my mom’s Impreza. Didn’t think much of it until I saw the moon had snuck in.
Clownshoe next to a tall building.
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Riding the trolley. More places need streetcars.
Went to another ballgame. If you ever go to PNC make sure to get seats on the 3rd base side and go to a 7PM game so that the sun sets in the middle of the game.
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Fireworks with downtown Pittsburgh in the background.
I was wrong about that other flight - wound up on another MD-80.
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Eclipse stuff.
Froglopnik.
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These new C-Class convertibles are so sexy. And in C63-S trim idiotically fast.
Full moon over my Forester.
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Some hero parked this amazing condition and color Crossfire with the top down in a corner of the lot away from everything else.
Perfect lunch: chile relleno outside with a big fat margarita.
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My buddy put MkIV Supra rims on his SC300.
I should play though The Crystal Skull again sometime soon.
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This is one of top 2 or 3 favorite pictures of the year. I took this with an iPhone 7 and am still amazed I was able to get this close without spooking the butterfly.
Little car next to a minivan.
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Scorpion vs. Gecko vs. Praying Mantis battle royale on the wall of my house.
Raindrops on a window. There’s a Jaguar in there somewhere.
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Playing around with my new MacBook. Now you know where I shitpost from.
Rain falling off of my roof. Only half of my house has gutters.
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Some of my iPhones on my desk.
Attack of the giant pumpkins!
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My friend bought a new Outback.
Big laptop, little laptop. This Dell Precision 7720 with a fracking Xeon is a monster. It was a great desktop replacement for a few weeks at a customer site.
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My boy inspected my carburetor. He said it “looks infected.”
Beer on a truck.
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Put new tires on my Raleigh.
My Forester ate a dragonfly.
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Dat purple.
Yes it’s pretty much glamping. Whatever, the kids liked it.
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So what if it is a replica and not a real Model A - the skeletons in the back were absolutely hilarious.
Oh hello again. Found out it belongs to a coworker.
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Breakfast tacos for dinner.
I don’t like most Wrangler mods, but this CHMSL inside the spare is pretty cool.
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These C-5's fly over at least once a day and even after living here for nearly a decade I’m still in awe of how huge they are.
Get to the choppa!
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Lots of pumpkins.
A new neighborhood started being built across the highway from me, changing my view quite drastically.
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This was a surprisingly fun rental. It was also very thirsty.
Dirty Forester in need of a bath.
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V-22 Osprey up in the sky.
Saw another rental Rogue identical to mine so I had to park next to it. As an aside, the Nissan Rogue is easily the worst car I’ve driven in the last seven years.
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Hot air balloons over Albuquerque.
Does Enterprise even rent anything besides black Rogues?
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Just liked the sky as I was about to board this 777 at MIA.
An i8 stuck in city traffic in Barcelona.
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Quite an interesting rental car trifecta.
Just a 2016+ Audi R8 street parked like it’s no big deal.
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Couch takeover.
This rattle can primer MR2 is one my favorite things that I saw on the road all year.
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Corgi dressed up as a turkey for Thanksgiving!
Saw this tank on Thanksgiving afternoon.
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Excited to go for a hike.
Got my tree up on the deck right after Thanksgiving.
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Dinosaur Park is southwest of Austin in Bastrop, TX. Basically some guy with a bunch of property covered it in dinosaur statues. Well worth the price of entry. This Jurassic Park homage Jeep was a highlight for me. It even had a current registration - I’d love to see it out on the road.
This tag made me laugh.
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First LC that I saw in the wild.
Down on the tarmac.
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Watching the moon come up out of the window of a 737.
Fall decided to show up in early December.
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Flying over the Sandias never gets old.
The Corolla has more ground clearance than the Outback.
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Rare snow hit San Antonio and the Outback finally got to see snow. (This is the one photo here that I didn’t take - my wife snapped this one.)
Rental Jetta that I had for a few days. It more fun than expected with the 1.4T.
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Dream big little Twingo.
A filthy Prowler. This paint scheme is OEM. It is a limited edition called Black Tie.
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Putting the roof rack to use for once.
Festive Deuce and a Half at a local holiday parade.
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This AW11 is so perfectly 80's.
Quick snap at a gas station.
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Rental Impala hanging out in my driveway around Christmas.
I just liked the way this came out taken through the windshield.
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Kia and Corgis.
Just out for a drive for no good reason, temporarily mismatched wheels and all.
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Loaner Impreza snuck in right before the end of the year. I really like the way the photos in the boneyard turned out.

 

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