Sadly, I’ve only seen one of these. I’ll have to correct that situation immediately.
10: Gone in 60 seconds
9: Sugarland Express
7: The last American hero
5: Thelma and Louise
4: The Driver
3: Two lane blacktop
1: Vanishing point
See the Top Gear article.
At this point, I don’t even remember how I got onto Toby Slater’s mailing list. Toby Slater is a band (a man?) in the UK, and the music’s ok, but the reason I don’t unsubscribe is the great links to cool stuff. Like this one:
1960s IBM COMPUTER PRINTER PLAYING MUSIC (mp3)
Toby Slater’s also anti-war and anti-RIAA (their strong-arm legal tactics and rhetoric, anyway) and posts links to great stuff like this Bush vs Bush debate from the Daily Show.
They take a good-looking car like the second gen MR2 and start doing weird stuff to it like body kits, grapefruit shooters, their own custom engine lids…
Radiohead’s new album Hail To The Thief came out last week. Also out last week is an album of Radiohead cover songs called True Love Waits by pianist Christopher O’Riley. He was a guest on KCRW’s New Ground (RealAudio) recently. Check it out.
Last Thursday I was browsing the used car market for good deals when I came across an M Coupe for sale in Santa Monica. I was immediately overcome by lust; I wanted the car so badly I felt sick to my stomach.
I began doing some calculations to figure out if I could afford the car and arranged to check it out on Saturday. I figured if I sold the Impreza and financed the rest, I could probably get the car. I could picture myself cruising up the PCH or along the freeway, having a kick-ass time.
But then reality set in and I realized I didn’t want to be paying for this car over the next five years. By the time I took the test drive, I was 80% sure I wasn’t going to buy it.
The M Coupe is an amazing car. It’s powerful and nimblea pure sports car. But it wasn’t the kind of experience that overthrows reason and good sense… so I offered the owner a price lower than he wanted to accept and thanked him for his time.
Now I have a new plan: Sell the Impreza and beef up the MR2.