My Virtual Car Museum
I like cars a lot. Here are some from my past and present.
We took this VW Van on a long and leisurely drive across the US and back with the kids in the summer of ’08 – what a great trip! Here we slept in it overnight near the Badlands in South Dakota.
My current daily driver. Great truck – runs on biodiesel which makes me happy.
My former daily driver. Great for beach outings and hauling kids, bikes and servers.
My Lotus/Caterham Super 7 weekend toy. Very fun and fast. I always wanted one ever since I was 10 years old and finally found one a few years ago in San Francisco.
A 69 Lancia Fulvia HF. It used to be my dad’s. He raced it at Hockenheim.
A 76 Ferrari 308 GTB, also my dad’s. It brings back great memories of driving to the Geneva car show every year with my dad when I as a kid.
The “family Gurgel”, I painted it myself (used to be army green) and learned to drive in it. It’s from Brazil.
A 63 Ford Falcon, my first car purchase ($800), bought in LA when I moved to California.
The Falcon was “upgraded” to a 64 Volvo 544. One of my all-time favorite car designs.
My experiment in car exporting (I shipped these from California to Switzerland). Made a little money, but more importantly I got to drive each one for a while.
The Maserati Quattroporte. Wins the awards for best sound and best freeway cruising.
Diane and I got this 77 Cutlass Supreme on a whim and liked it so much that we used to fight over who got to drive it. Sold it to a friend and it promptly got stolen in Sacramento.
The Saab. Diane’s car when we first met. She drove and loved it for over 10 years.
The M3. My treat after selling our first startup. Had great fun racing it at Sears Point, then we had kids and I had less fun getting car seats in and out of the back.