Sunday, April 12, 2009

Motoring, Vegas style

We just got back from a short trip to Vegas, and with the spring weather, driving down the strip was a joy for a petrolhead. From the stretch limos and "girls to you" advertising trucks, to the Ferraris and Aston Martins - everyone had their top down or the windows open. Most entertaining of all was a boosted F350 pickup that was next to us at one set of lights. As the lights went green, the guy in front of him didn't move off, so he used his horn. And what a horn. It was a diesel locomotive air horn - the sort you hear American freight trains using when they're approaching road crossings and freight yards. Glorious Vegas excess.
Of course the best place to go car-spotting is the valet at the Wynn or the Bellagio. Millions of dollars of exotica, just parked up for the pose value. If you've never been to Vegas, you really should go at least once. If you're a regular, you know all about what I'm describing here from a motoring point of view...

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