Tag Archives: Dream cars

December 26

Beauty on Wheels

Sigh. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is such a beaut. I loved the 2001-2006 generation of its predecessor, the CL Class, and the new (renamed) S-Class Coupe is even better, truly the creme de la creme of luxury GTs. This beast, the two-door version of Mercedes’ flagship S-Class sedan, features a walloping biturbo V-8 and […]

November 29

F-Type = My Type

I have mentioned my love of the Jaguar F-Type in the past, based on a driving experience I had in Houston in 2013 and on my generally excellent taste. đŸ™‚ It is my (not yet) attainable dream car, for sure, and I love using Jaguar’s most excellent online configurator to build various iterations, particularly the […]

September 13

La Bella Macchina: Alfa Romeo 8C

Every now and then, you see something – a sunset, a building, a painting – that just takes your breath away, that makes you feel like you are in the presence of, not some thing, but something. It doesn’t happen to me that often, not even with cars, but it did the other day. Ladies and […]

September 07

Latest Object of Lust

It’s a work weekend, but allow me to take ten seconds and share the most recent object of my desire. Ladies and gentlemen, a 2011 Lotus Elise SC (“SC” means supercharged). Now available at Lotus of Austin. Sigh. This beaut is practically attainable for me, i.e. it’s only out of reach by a factor of […]

August 02

Seen in San Antonio: ’88 Lotus Caterham Super Seven

Spending some time with friends in San Antonio this weekend (quick aside – isn’t it awesome to have good friends of many years, the kind where, when you’re with them, you feel like you’re home?). In true Motorista style, while being kidnapped by my mom/teacher girlfriends for a scintillating trip to the teacher-supply store and […]

February 08

Aston Martin Party – the Full Reveal

Right up until I smashed my hand in the back door of my house, I was having a fabulous evening. Aston Martin of Austin invited me to attend the reveal of the V12 Vantage S and Vanquish Volante at their dealership. I’d been meaning to take my camera over there for some time, since the […]

January 30

Configuration Nation!

I love online car configurators. Back in the day when I had free time on my hands (I can barely remember it), I used to spend hours building all my dream cars. From what I hear, the Next Generation is now carrying on that tradition. This evening, after a long workday, I decided to wind […]

August 12

What’s in Your Fantasy Garage?

One of my life goals is to build a beautiful, stable-like multi-car garage to house my inevitable collection of sheet metal. (Well, inevitable if I stop spending so much money on racing classes and trips to California…) I have it laid out in my mind, right down to the artwork on the walls (old car […]