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Title: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: kraut-sled on July 16, 2009, 02:03:24 PM
A friend of mine has begun quite a challenge and is writing a blog about it.  Her goal is to drive 365 different cars in one year.  She started just after the 4th of July and it is going well.

I have offered her the opportunity to drive my car one day.  I think I have her drooling over a couple project cars we are working on I might let her drive as well.  She is a professional driver, so I have confidence in her skills behind the wheel.

If you would like to follow along here is a link to the blog.

http://365drive.blogspot.com/ (http://365drive.blogspot.com/)

- Randy
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: gragravar on July 16, 2009, 03:01:27 PM
If she is interested she could drive the allroad (and or the disco too) for that.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: kraut-sled on July 16, 2009, 03:51:53 PM
If she is interested she could drive the allroad (and or the disco too) for that.

I know she will take you up on the Allroad.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Spicoli on July 16, 2009, 05:13:52 PM
so the important question is... Is she single? ;D
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: gragravar on July 16, 2009, 06:08:30 PM
I know she will take you up on the Allroad.

you can pass along my contact info and have her let me know.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Mcstiff on July 16, 2009, 09:48:53 PM
Cool idea! She can drive the Coupe if she wants. Should be a bit more fun after the 425# rear coils go on this weekend  ;D
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Noob_Shum on July 17, 2009, 10:49:52 AM
LOL I was thinking, what Jack said!  :D :P

Jonathan
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: redline on July 19, 2009, 11:39:20 AM
hhhmmm... this sounds like a VERY cool project. I might know some people that might be able to help her out. Could you send me her contact info?
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 19, 2009, 07:20:17 PM
She can drive the Scout, Audi or the BMW (bike).
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: kraut-sled on July 20, 2009, 08:52:42 AM
I talked with her on Saturday and let her know there are volunteers here willing to let her drive their cars.  I told her to check this thread and let me know if any offers peaked her interest.

- Randy
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 03Indigo on July 20, 2009, 12:32:11 PM
I have the 2 MINIs, the 2003, and the 2008 Clubman.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Spicoli on July 20, 2009, 12:53:00 PM
I have a 2006 Xterra Offroad.  Its nothing special, but it is a different car
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: kraut-sled on July 20, 2009, 12:58:24 PM
I just spoke with Lea and she may be headed down here later this week.  I know she signed up here so she can decide what she wants to drive.  I will be happy to help coordinate if needed.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 03Indigo on July 20, 2009, 01:17:19 PM
My cars would be free Friday afternoon thru Tuesday afternoon if she is so inclined to test drive them.  I work the rest of the time.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 365drive on July 20, 2009, 01:24:29 PM
Hello! Thanks go to kraut-sled aka Randy for posting this here. I will be down in the Denver area the second half of the week through Sunday night.
If it's ok, I'll take a look at the cars here and contact you! Feel free to keep adding more...as I'm only getting started and this goes for a whole year!!!
Also, great news! I have some interest from one of the news wires down there for an interview, I'll let you know how that goes! :)
More...will be at various track events through the end of the summer. Hope to see you there!

PS-03Indigo...you posted while I was writing in. Friday sounds good. Shoot me your number and I'll give a call! Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 20, 2009, 01:28:22 PM
First off welcome and thanks for signing up! This is such a cool thing to do.

If you will be here for the weekend I can make something work if you are interested. I will need to do some work on the Scout this weekend as I am taking it to RMIHR the following weekend, otherwise the UrS4 and the BMW should be totally available.

I know Adele Arakawa at 9news.com races I'm not sure if that's your news source but would be worthy of dropping a line to.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 03Indigo on July 20, 2009, 01:53:36 PM
email sent
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Spicoli on July 20, 2009, 02:31:28 PM
Might be able to get some car rides here:


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Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 365drive on July 21, 2009, 04:25:50 PM
Gah! I'll be working the Audi Driving Experience event at the Lake Dillon Regatta. For anyone interested, it's also free and there will be a Q7, Q5 and A6 drive for people to do. No pre-registration necessary. Go to this link to find out more: http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/region/colorado/special_offer_3.html (http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/region/colorado/special_offer_3.html)

I'll see ya there!! Thanks! Otherwise, I'll be on the Front Range driving later this week and next!

Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 365drive on July 21, 2009, 04:29:16 PM
Oops, forgot to mention the Audi Event is on Aug 1 and 2
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Mcstiff on July 21, 2009, 10:14:16 PM
Gah! I'll be working the Audi Driving Experience event at the Lake Dillon Regatta. For anyone interested, it's also free and there will be a Q7, Q5 and A6 drive for people to do. No pre-registration necessary. Go to this link to find out more: http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/region/colorado/special_offer_3.html (http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/region/colorado/special_offer_3.html)

I'll see ya there!! Thanks! Otherwise, I'll be on the Front Range driving later this week and next!



Sounds like fun!
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Docwyte on July 22, 2009, 09:28:27 AM
I have a 600 hp supercharged 2002 BMW M3, a 2005 Audi A4 wagon and a 1989 Jeep Cherokee.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Cole on July 22, 2009, 03:00:41 PM
Cool idea.

(I have nothing you want to drive ;))
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Cole on July 22, 2009, 03:04:17 PM
.....an idea for you.  There is the "Cars & Coffee" Denver event every Saturday in Southlands.  Great place to find a drive in some very unique rides.  I have seen stuff from 1930 to 2010 there.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Mcstiff on July 22, 2009, 10:30:56 PM
(I have nothing you want to drive ;))

Could be worse  ;)
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 365drive on July 24, 2009, 02:09:02 PM
Haha. I repeat. I don't care what it is...it's a long road and I'm taking it!
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 03Indigo on July 27, 2009, 11:54:38 AM
Met with Lea today, she made me giggle driving the blue MINI through the round-a-bouts :D.  Can't wait to see what she does with the brown MINI, hehe.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Cole on July 27, 2009, 12:04:15 PM
Haha. I repeat. I don't care what it is...it's a long road and I'm taking it!


Haha, Okay here is what is currently in the garage with 4 wheels (several 2 wheeled toys too).

2008 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited. (slightly modified)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3612/3685179817_d81e601217_b.jpg)

1986 Porsche 951

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3656/3649381704_ec28d4f527_b.jpg)

1974 Chevy 1 ton Crew Cab. Way too many mods to list, but if you can point out the obvious one that only the true Chevy truck enthusiasts would pick up on I'll buy you lunch!!

...and FWIW it has a LS6 454 in it.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3344685963_7b3d54c3ce_b.jpg)

...and a C5 A6 Avant..... ;D
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 03Indigo on July 27, 2009, 09:05:21 PM
Link to her write up on the Cooper.

http://365drive.blogspot.com/2009/07/072709-mini-cooper.html (http://365drive.blogspot.com/2009/07/072709-mini-cooper.html)
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 365drive on July 28, 2009, 02:53:22 PM
Drove Randy's crazy fast 'sled' today... ;D
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Mcstiff on July 28, 2009, 02:54:02 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 365drive on August 11, 2009, 12:28:41 PM
Fun weekend at PPIR with the NASA folks!  :) Got to meet a couple more of the guys that worked on my timing belt (95,000 miles on an '04 A4 1.8t Avant!!). Todd and Ian, thanks for helping me feel more at home. Also nice to meet your mom Todd.

Am back home now after a busy couple of weeks away from home...first I was on the front range driving cars for the blog, and then off to Sonoma/Infineon Raceway to be Marketing Production Manager/Designer for a week (yes, I can wear different hats), and then to PPIR! Phew!

I do see more travelin' in my future. Going to the IRL race weekend at Sonoma...in addition to the IRL cars, there'll also be Formula D!!

Stay in touch and I will too about the drives! If you have or know about a car I should put on the blog, contact me here or through the blog!

THX-- LEA
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Cole on August 12, 2009, 08:10:33 AM
(yes, I can wear different hats)
THX-- LEA

Pics or its a lie!!! ;D
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 365drive on August 12, 2009, 10:05:38 PM
the Jim Russell Racing School Mustang and Jim Russell Evolution car posts should be enough...
i am planning on driving to Cali for the Sonoma Infineon Raceway IRL Weekend...i'll take pics then...ha!
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: gragravar on August 15, 2009, 08:27:16 PM
if you want to give that big fat station wagon :o of mine a try anytime, let me know.  I am traveling for work the next couple weeks, but I am sure we can figure out something.
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: Mcstiff on September 15, 2009, 03:47:44 PM
http://365drive.blogspot.com/2009/09/091109-audi-a4-ultrasport.html (http://365drive.blogspot.com/2009/09/091109-audi-a4-ultrasport.html)
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 365drive on October 01, 2009, 10:44:16 PM
Hi Ever-body!
Been keeping it real...and am down on the front range again. Great couple of weekends if I can toot my own horn for a minute...a win in PGT Rally Colorado Steamboat and 5th overall both days; and a win in E1 Nasa 3 Hour Enduro last weekend at HPR...AND just agreed wholeheartedly to racing a Spec Miata in a 4 hour enduro at Pueblo on the 10th of October on an all girl team.  ;D

Keeping the cars/trucks and various coming...and appreciate the offers...I am still indeed in need of drives. I am happy though that I am starting to recognize more names from these forums at the events I've attended recently...like that part.

FYI--I am going to the Formula D championship event at Irwindale, CA in a couple weeks...and have a ticket for SEMA as well. And...a friend from a tv station in LA is getting together a team for the 25 hour enduro at Thunderhill.  Should be some interesting things to drive and blog about along the way!!

Thanks for reading!!
 :) Lea
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 01, 2009, 11:50:02 PM
Wow, that's just awesome!
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 03Indigo on October 02, 2009, 05:50:21 AM
Nice Lea!!!
Title: Re: Cool Blog about driving 365 different cars
Post by: 365drive on December 15, 2009, 10:06:47 PM
Hello All!

Happy December to everyone! I'm pretty sure if you want to get up to the winter driving school here in Steamboat (www.winterdrive.com (http://www.winterdrive.com)), there are plenty of spots open. And to those of you who signed up for the Performance Two Day...awesome...I'll see you there!

Sad that I didn't make it to the 25 Hour at Thunderhill because of snow here to prep the tracks with here.  :(

Otherwise, just an update on the blog. I am at 163 cars, with the halfway point coming on January 6th!! I will be working a bunch in Steamboat, but plan on getting down to the front range to add more to my collecction!

PS--I've written a letter to the Jay Leno show and thinking of other ways to get to cars that are unique...
Please remember, if you have or know about even a crappy car, I'll drive it, I do have current tetanus!!  ;)

Just send me an email: leacroteau@me.com or to the link on the 365drive.blogspot.com page!

Thanks everyone for the great cars...and those of you I haven't contacted yet, I will soon!!

Happy Holidays to you All!