I remember, back when I was like fifteen, when getting to sit in a supercar was an unbelievable thrill. It was before I had a driver’s license, so driving them still seemed so far off in the distance, and sitting in a car at an event was sort of the pinnacle experience among my friends and I. We always used to talk to owners with the hopes of buttering them up before popping the big question, “So, can I sit in it?”
It seems like a simple request, but with many owners, you might as well be saying, “I really love your wife’s breasts, mind if I have myself a feel?” Such cars many people can hold that dearly to themselves. There were always the “cool” owners who obliged us, and a few complete jerks who wouldn’t. Some of my favorite reactions actually came from company representatives, who had forgotten to lock the cars at events, like, “Excuse me, sir. Are you being…. helped?” (to a 15 year old kid), or “You think you can just sit in whatever cars you please?” Well yes, if the door is open I think I will.
Anyway, since starting this site, I have had the great fortune of getting to drive many “dream cars,” and I must say that simply sitting in a Lamborghini doesn’t quite do for me what it used to any more. However, this year we went to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, and there I was given the opportunity to sit in my (above all others) dream car, the Pagani Huayra. The excitement was back, and in force. I was now in the midst of everything I have seen online, all those immaculate details, and it was just awesome.
Last winter, I was driving home from a haircut, and decided to take a path through Dover for a slice of pizza. I passed a local body shop and saw a red shape with the prancing horse in the corner of my eye–forcing me to then turn around and pull into the shop. I examined it, and it turned out to be this 599 GTO just sitting in the shop. This was the very first GTO I’d ever seen, which still makes it very special to me.
Spotted by: Al
My aunt must have been out for her morning walk when she saw this brand=new McLaren sitting on the side of the High Street. So far, in terms of seeing a production version on the street, she’s beaten us to it. Nice find, Aunt Randi.
Spotted by: Randi P-H