Monday, January 30, 2012

Anybody Up For A Parade?

Well Counters, it has been a h*lluva good time for this olelongrooffan this weekend. Yes, it was the 50th running of the Rolex24 at the Daytona International Speedway and I was around for the parade of the past winners on Friday morning Beachside Daytona Beach until the victory lap at the Speeway on Sunday afternoon. Needless to say, I returned to the Taj Mahal and hit the sack only to work all day today and took another nap this evening.

However, I did want to share with those of you Counting Along With Me some of the over 1,200 images I gathered this weekend. Not alot of commentary in this post but look for more as this sleep deprived olelongrooffan gathers my energy back.

This year, the powers that be gathered a bunch of the past winners of the Rolex24 for the 50th anniversary. Friday morning they all gathered for a parade from beachside to the track. I was able to capture a few of them in the parade.

But before the parade, this olelongrooffan snuck walked into the Ocean Center and saw the lot of them

up close and personal.

Yeah, I have a disease for doing things like this.

But, I especially love the company my ole Comanche keeps.

Here is a quick video I was able to capture with my elcheapo 28 dollar ebay camera.

That's it for this time around. I gotta hit the sack. I did a post over in the Hooniverse about the parade, similar to this one and it can be seen here.

Night night and this olelongrooffan hopes everyone will, as I did this weekend,

Celebrate Life.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What I Saw Today

Earlier today, an old friend dropped by the shop to show off his newest ride. That's him, RJ, in the above image alongside thejeepjunkie.

It is a continuation car of the Cobra variety.

Apparently, several years ago, Carroll Shelby found some long forgotten Cobra bodies in a warehouse and built them for sale.

RJ picked this one up for a just over a 100K.

Yeah, RJ owns this one along with a vintage 68 Corvette ragtop, a 2006 Corvette Z06 and his daily driver Porsche Boxster.

This olelongrooffan would love to have his toy budget.

This olelongrooffan mentioned it was a nice ride but the top just wasn't long enough.

We all got a chuckle out of that and thejeepjunkie and I look forward to seeing him out at the Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway this weekend. Look for us by the west horseshoe.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Life Is Tough

Yeah, my fellow Counters, life is tough.  While the economy seems to be improving, although at a glacier's pace, world peace seems to be a bit closer, a couple good friends haven't been back in touch with me in quite some time and my social life is virtually nonexistant.  Not only that, due to my financial situation, this longrooffan has been forced to get a roommate.  And it really sucks.  He's super popular, all the girls think he's adorable and he is certainly much better prepared for the cold weather we have been experiencing than I am.