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My Automotive Bucket List

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I've been thinking a lot about my future lately, which has in turn prompted me to think about what I would like my automotive future to entail. So in order to keep track of it all, I wrote it down.


Some of these will probably be quite easy to cross off, others will be more difficult, but I believe that everything here is theoretically obtainable at some point in my future (as long as I have the time and money, of course). I may not be able to do all of these, but writing down goals is a great way of obtaining them, so here they are, sorted into different categories.

I Want to Own:

  • An NA Miata
  • A sports car that does zero to 60 in 6.5 seconds or less
  • A BMW M car
  • A project car
  • A beater 4x4
  • A well stocked garage and workshop

Driving Experiences:

  • Track Day, Bro
  • Participate in an Autocross Event
  • Compete in 24 Hours of LeMons
  • Attend a performance driving school
  • Attend a road racing school
  • Attend rally school
  • Rent a muscle car in DC, drive from Ocean City MD to Sacramento CA exclusively on Rt. 50, and then on to San Francisco.
  • Do some proper off-roading


  • A Ferrari road car
  • A Viper
  • An Audi R8
  • A 911
  • An honest-to-God, full on race car – Something like this.


  • Heel-toe braking
  • Handbrake turn
  • Scandinavian Flick
  • How to Drift well
  • How to Weld


  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 12 Hours of Sebring
  • An F1 Race
  • A WRC race
  • A Concours d'Elegance
  • A NASCAR race
  • Indy 500 (thanks RacecaR)
  • An NHRA Top Fuel Event (thanks Leadbull)


  • Instill a passion for cars in any future offspring I may be blessed with
  • Teach future offspring how to work on cars, like my dad has done with me.
  • To be able to provide for my family while indulging in my passion for cars

So that's my list. What's on yours?

Photo cred: Autoweek

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