Two years ago today...still enamored with the car! Just short of 10,000 personal miles - the car now has 12,400-ish on her, and I have cherished each one.
Past year highlights:
Greenville Car Show - ridiculous display of exotics, humbled to be a part of that one.
Multiple Cars and Coffee events...this is really the only time I can get out since the birth of our second child last year.
Past year lowlights:
I attempted to coordinate a brief drive for the local dealership on the morning they were hosting a customer event...we were delayed on the start, one of the cars suffered a flat on a major highway, and it was one of the hottest days of the summer...never again.
Battery issues - the old one croaked after not being driven for a two week period (snow)...and then I thought the second one was dead and wouldn't take the trickle charge...only to find that the clamp around the terminal post was broken. (Thanks to Road Dad for talking me off a ledge!) Fixed it, all is well.
It's been damn hot in Philly, and I still refuse to take the hard top off. The car just looks too good, and I enjoy driving more with the top on - it feels more like a driving machine (if that makes any sense).
Still on the fence about tracking her, but keeping the hard top on pushes me towards saying yes...we'll see.
Only regret - I guess you could call it an "act like you've been there" assessment of my enthusiasm. This might be more guilty conscience than anything else. I don't drive like a douche (or at least I don't think I do), but I am sure that in the first year and a half there might have been moments where someone else might have.
Again, no incident I can point to, and maybe I am being too hard on myself after observing how chill guys are at cars and coffee driving half a million dollar machines.
Either way, two years in, I've been there, and still have that same enthusiasm for the car as I did on day one! (Now, I just try to remain chill, like the guy with the F40...or the Spyker...or the 458...or the...)