Forza Amelia 2001 daily web diary.
This is now classic car adventure number six. This time in a new
car that I have yet to see or drive, a 1957 Mercedes 300sl Roadster.
Yep... Dad is blowing my inheritance! As soon as I get a picture
I'll slide it in above. Dad bought the car recently for my mother,
who likes to go on these sort of events with my Dad, but does
not really reish the lack of creature comforts found in Dad's
Jaguars. The XK-120 was bought for events that require a '57 or
older car such as the La Carrera Nevada, Colorado Grand and California Mille. The E-Type is of course
the dream machine... performance, power, and style all in one
compact package. Neither of these however is suited to a nice
ladylike tour. So Dad bought this car for Mom. She loves red Merc's
and this one will be no exception. She has yet to see it, but
she is letting her boys take it out for a shekedown cruise for
her... provided we don't break it of course!
Just like I did with the past few rallies, I'm toting along my
powerbook and plan to write this as a daily journal, along with some photos
from a digital camera and post it to the web each night (ISP willing).
Warning: I write this diary every night, while sleep deprived
and full of good food and wine, and in a straight 'stream of whatever'
style right off the top of my head... so I'm liable to offend
at least somebody along the way. Life's rough folks, wear a helmet.
You have been warned. I you want to flame me (or maybe even praise
me!) here's where to send it.
Enjoy the Run!
Go to the Next page: Getting there.
Index for the week:
Pictures from the Amelia Island Concours. (Must wait until I return
from the trip)
OOOHH! Bonus! I just found Pascal Gademer's pictures from the
concours & rally. Have a look!
Monday: Amelia Island to Mt. Dora via Daytona.
Tuesday: Mt. Dora to Cedar Key via Gainsville racetrack.
Wednesday: Cedar Key to 'La Cordillera Florida Centrale', via Tarpon Springs
and the Classic Corvettes Museum.
Thursday: Final day!
Friday: Gone home.