What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Yesterday I went to the PVGP as I always do (with the RX7), and despite the heat and humidity (I assert that the morning wasn’t bad, but in the afternoon things went downhill quickly) took a few phone pictures. Of those, here are the ones worth sharing.

This Datsun 710 was a pleasant surprise, not something you see often - especially in such good shape.

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There were several other Datsuns present as well.

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Subaru corporate brought out some cool old cars, which is good since all the privately-owned ones were, well, typical (though there was a good GC8). This 360 was swell.

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Heading over to the mass of BMWs, this 2002tii stood out for its overall excellence, especially in color.

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There were some wagons present as well - most seem to have flocked together, though there was an e30 wagon and an e34 M5 wagon elsewhere in the show.

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This Alfa was in a classic car dealer’s display, and Very Good. I’m sure it could be yours for some ungodly price.

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There were a couple Supras, but most notable was Best Supra:

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Rotary party - 5 cars and 11 rotors comprise the whole unplanned group. As a bonus, there was a manual behind the 20B as it should be.

Hey that one in the front looks familiar
Hey that one in the front looks familiar
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Surprisingly there were two Beats here, this is the nicer of the two. I would later find out, after unexpectedly running into an old friend, that it’s owned by a friend of my friend.

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Here’s the sort of Subaru I’d want, as alluded to earlier:

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I’M HAVING A GREAT TIME BEING IN THIS SHOW ISN’T THIS SO GREAT? BOY THIS IS FUN!

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Another pleasant surprise was not one but two Lotus Cortinas!

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There was a good variety of Lotus, but the Esprit V8 stood out to me.

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Lagonda, anyone?

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Gulf Mirage:

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Then there were the Alfa Romeos, which were featured this year.

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Oh, the Alfas

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Make Engines Beautiful Again

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So good

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By this point I was hot and tired enough that I opted to sit in the shade for a while, drink a couple bottles of water, and went home in my fortunately-air-conditioned RX7.

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