Rain, Rain, Go Away

Yet another gray, rainy day…for most of my life I have actually enjoyed rainy weather, but now not so much. I can’t wait to live in the desert with its 330-ish sunny days a year.

 

🎶 Arizona, take off your rainbow shades. 🎶

 

I don’t like to drive my Z06 in the rain, primarily because the car gets very dirty. I can’t take the car to an automated car wash, either. The owners manual issues a stern warning against doing so. I don’t mind washing the Z06, it’s actually a small car and can be washed in 15-20 minutes, but it’s impossible to wash it in the garage and, obviously, I can’t wash it outside if it’s raining.

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Return to Back to the Future…

Given that the SEMA lawsuit against NHTSA has finally forced the latter to issue regulations to implement the 2015 Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act, James Espey, vice president of DeLorean Motor Company, has confirmed that plans are underway to prepare for limited production of a new, much-upgraded version of the classic stainless steel, gullwing coupe.

I have always thought the cars have a great look, but constraints ruined the drivetrain making the car underpowered. The cars will be manufactured from a mix of new old stock parts and new parts AND should be powered by a 350 HP engine. The original DMC-12 engine produced 130 HP/152 LB-FT of torque. Without further ado:

 

 

side-view

 

The picture is from the Hagerty article linked a couple of paragraphs back. Maybe in the next year or so we will see a new one on the road.

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From Mark Twain via The Muscleheaded Blog:

 

“Clothes make the man—naked people have little or no influence on society.”

 

Hope you’re having a sunnier day than I am, literally and figuratively.

 

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2 thoughts on “Rain, Rain, Go Away

  1. I feel your pain. Down here in the (allegedly) sunny south, we are waiting to see when the ark is gonna float by. I haven’t been able to take out ANY of my toys (cars or motorcycles) since before the new year. Today would be great, 70 degrees, except for the dang rain.
    At least it gives me time to tinker and maybe finish up a project or 2.

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