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I can get use to these police escorts. The SFPD paraded us through the streets of San Francisco, Embarcadero, and even having us drive through the famous Lombard Street, the world’s most crooked street. We then got led through I-280 on our way down to our check point in the Hearst Castle. By the time we got to Big Sur, the were some constructions along Highway 1. Some of the guys, including the organizer Marcus, flagged me down saying the wait for the construction to clear could take as much as 3 hours. I decided to just take a long way around and drive some canyon roads like I did the day prior. Along the way, I picked up Roytoy, Scott in a Z06, Camp in a Renntech SL600 and a couple in a Porsche. Sorry, I don’t remember their names. As I was leading the pack and having fun along the way, I kept on leaving the pack behind. Only Roy was able to keep up. Roy and I had to stop a couple of times to get our group together again. At midpoint of the run, Roy told me to slow down so the rest of the guys can keep up. Roy informed me that my rear tail lights stopped working halfway along the run. I check for fuses, but it seems like it was the brake light switch. I called Jeff and Grant at Lamborghini of Orange County and confirmed that the likely culprit was the brake light switch. Since our next pit stop is only 2 miles away from Lamborghini Beverly Hills, Jeff promised me that he would let the guys at LBH to take care of my problem first thing in the morning. Now, as much fun I had on that run, it added a good 1.5 hours in our trip. By the time we got to the checkpoint in Hearst Castle, the tour were supposed to take to the top was already closed. Oh well, on to the pit stop in LA. We got to the pit stop hotel around 9:00pm. Shah was there waiting for us. Nice seeing you again Shah. After dinner, most of us joined the party at Skybar until we realized it we were going to be miss the luggage transport deadline. It could be a very big problem if we miss the luggage transport, as there was no way on stuffing all our luggage in our cars, even if we leave our wives in LA. J With that, we had to turn in earlier than we wanted to.
 

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miuracorse2913 said:
That Enzo seems to be hanging around with you on the highway.
Not really. We usually wait for him to take some pictures. After a couple of shots, we just let him fall back behind and drive his pace. The Saleen on the other hand, would jump on it every once in a while, but no way near the capabilities of the car. To be fair, I don't think any of the cars on this Run was driven anywhere near the cars' capabilities. At one point, by the OR/CA border, some us of took turns trying to get the Enzo to drive faster, but driver seems very conservative. He was very low key. I'm sure he did not drive fast as to not get anymore attention that his car already brought.
 

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Raymond, I just want to thank you for taking the time to give all of us a glimpse into this great event. I wish I could have been there. The narration and images are great. I, like many others, look forward to seeing more!!! :D
 

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Thanks guys.


A fellow Runner called me today inviting me to join the www.bullrun.com. From what I've heard, Roytoy was already signed up. My dilemma is I'm going to have my car refreshened. My car suffered a lot of rock chips on the front bumper and the wheels need some polishing as well. I also plan to have a major service done by Platinum soon. If I do the Bull Run, I will not have the time to get my car ready for the Running of the Bulls and the Concorso. Or I could take my E55, but that would not be the same. :)
 

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Not really. We usually wait for him to take some pictures. After a couple of shots, we just let him fall back behind and drive his pace. The Saleen on the other hand, would jump on it every once in a while, but no way near the capabilities of the car. To be fair, I don't think any of the cars on this Run was driven anywhere near the cars' capabilities. At one point, by the OR/CA border, some us of took turns trying to get the Enzo to drive faster, but driver seems very conservative. He was very low key. I'm sure he did not drive fast as to not get anymore attention that his car already brought.
I've had an experience like that- once, while I was with my friend in his Evo (he likes that kind of car rather than the purebred exotics, although he could certainly could afford either), and a 360 spider pulled up right behind us at the light. When it turned green, we pulled away, going faster and faster, but this guy just sat there, not wanting too show off any more than he already had. Oh well.
 

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I really like the 2nd pic. It's like wow look at that, that's an Enzo back there, wait a minute that's an S7 behind him then the front brain catches up and I see the foreground and see the pic's over the top of a Diablo. Raymond, would you and your wife consider just driving for the summer and providing us with pictures and a running commentary?????????????? Btw your wife is a gem. How many better halves would do what she has? Good luck to you both and have a great time. Thank's for sharing with us.
 

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Looks like you had a hell of a time. Some really nice machinary on the run this year. I'm told the bullrun is a great rally. Its organised by the ex partner that set up the gumball. They did a series on UK telelvision about last years rally and it looked like a really well organised event. Your right about the merc not being the same. I did the rally in the E55 last year and then the Gallardo this year and there was no comparisom. The E55 is on the pace but you just feel like your cheating ;-)

Not intending to hijac your thread but its on a similar theme, here are a few of my favourites from this years gumball.
 
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