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captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
10/27/19 6:12 p.m.

I'd consider modifying the sticker pallette for next year. Go with the green for the cat, but have the cats body silver (instead of the black for the car) best of both worlds especially with the green from the R graphic on the quarter. 

 

I wish I had seen this thread months ago to suggest this. Great job on the build! 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
10/27/19 9:31 p.m.

The Eagle has landed home safely.

 

1,878 Miles round trip.  The Jaaaaag performed flawlessly.  I'm exhausted. It'll take me a few days to gather my thoughts (& recover) then I'll respond to you all and post the trip details.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/28/19 5:54 a.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

Awesome! I’m so glad you & the boys made it down this year.

AxeHealey
AxeHealey GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/28/19 8:17 a.m.

Hell yeah! Looks like a great trip. I'll echo that the Jaaaag looks awesome in it's racing livery.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/28/19 8:18 a.m.

Glad you are home safe, indy. Take pictures of the daughter thing we talked about.....

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
10/29/19 3:10 p.m.

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone.  I had an outstanding time hanging out with my two sons: they're going to fine young men soon.  It's the type of car adventure I always wanted to share with my own Dad, but sadly never had the opportunity to.

I'm still a bit "speechless" as I sit here trying to convey my experience of the Challenge.  I think for the moment, I'll just post some more pics and circle back around later to add some words/thoughts.

 

I think the Jag turned out to be a pretty photogenic cat.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/29/19 4:08 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Glad you are home safe, indy. Take pictures of the daughter thing we talked about.....

that sounds really creepy 

 

Fladiver64
Fladiver64 GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/29/19 4:12 p.m.

The most important thing is we want to see you and the kids back again next year!

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
10/29/19 5:21 p.m.

Seeing the boys in the Gastropod shirts made me smile. Looking forward to actually meeting up with you next year. 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
11/11/19 5:48 p.m.

It's the first time this Florida Cat has ever seen this weird white stuff:

 

And that right there is why I raced the Challenge on 500 treadwear all season tires.

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/11/19 6:41 p.m.

It's so....naked!

I almost took a pic of the SHO in the snow today too, but thought better of standing in the white E36 M3 vs getting in the car lol

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
11/21/19 2:04 p.m.

2019 Challenge Summary:

Day One (Traveling) :

Because being a good Dad is a big priority in my life, I wanted to share the Challenge experience with my two sons:  Indy-Kid #2 and Indy-Kid #3.  Coincidentally, it was Indy-Kid #3's 10th B-day.  What a way to celebrate!

We had the car packed and departed our Indianapolis Area home at 2:00 Wednesday.

 

We meet up with Gumby and his wife at 2:30.  They were running a super Rad first gen Taurus SHO:

A couple of stops along the way:

 

We missed the Corvette Museum by about 10 minutes, so instead of a tour and souvenirs, we got this photo op:

 

 

We had quite a few slow downs in Nashville due to construction, a traffic accident, and the GPS sending us through residential streets, but we finally arrived at maschinenbau’s place in Atlanta by 12:30 am.  Travis, thanks again for letting us crash there.

Both cars performed Great, no problems.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
2/20/20 7:21 p.m.

On the way home from the Library tonight (with three Indy-kids in the car) this happened:

...  I've owned it for 11,000 trouble free miles.

I still love this Jaaaaag.

slowbird
slowbird Dork
2/20/20 7:43 p.m.

11,000! A new record for Jaguar reliability laugh I kid, I kid...

AxeHealey
AxeHealey GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/21/20 7:28 a.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy : 

Shoulda been going 90!

 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
2/21/20 9:43 a.m.
AxeHealey said:

In reply to Indy-Guy : 

Shoulda been going 90!

 

True,  However see comment about the Three Indy-Kids tagging along when the OD rolled.  Gotta set a good example for the next generation, despite my natural tendencies.

 

AxeHealey
AxeHealey GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/21/20 9:57 a.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

Yeah, yeah, parenthood, I get it. 

I was, however, just telling someone a couple days ago how much I can't wait to teach my daughter the requirement of testing the burnout ability of every rental car. 

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/22/20 2:29 p.m.

For home to the airport to mine just last night, and it gave me a smile:

This happened on the way home, marking just about 20k miles of ownership for mine. I actually wasn't even watching for this, just happened to look down at a stop light (it was a long one, and gave me time to pull my phone out and snag a pic).

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/22/20 2:30 p.m.

Note: I don't usually back into parking spaces, but I thought there might be snow while I was out and I wanted the windshield further away from possible snow.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
3/2/20 4:08 p.m.

Got my 15 seconds of fame:

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
3/2/20 5:31 p.m.

I still have your turn signal lens in my glove box. 

docwyte
docwyte UberDork
3/3/20 8:36 a.m.

Hmm, haven't gotten my issue yet

TVR Scott
TVR Scott GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/3/20 9:07 a.m.
docwyte said:

Hmm, haven't gotten my issue yet

I just got mine yesterday.  Yours will probably come in today's mail.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
3/29/20 5:40 p.m.

Oil change time.

I know, I know, you're wondering:  "why are you doing an oil change in the gravel, redneck/hillbilly style?"

.... Well...... That's because both bays of the garage are occupied by the project car:

 

Things still look pretty dry under here. (No leaks)

 

Note to self: next oil change due at 95,000 miles and crank case oil capacity is 8 quarts. (so you don't have to look it up again)

Fladiver64
Fladiver64 GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/30/20 1:26 p.m.

Nice to see still going strong. No matter how big the garage or shop, they are always filled with projects.

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