1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

1300 Miles. 638 Horsepower. 0 Tickets. 1 Helluva ride.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TRDBen, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:39 PM
    #1
    TRDBen

    TRDBen [OP] Mall Crawler of the Year

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Member:
    #42767
    Messages:
    864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner 4 Door TRD V6
    Front Window Tint KYB Monomax Shocks Blue Dome Light Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    So I got the random phone call from an old client last Monday. "I'm buying a ZR1 in Colorado and I want to fly you out so you can drive it back." Before I knew it I was being picked up at the airport by the Lexus dealer the car was at. Yes a ZR1 was traded in at a Lexus dealer. See, the lady who owned the ZR1 was scared by the car, so she traded it for an RX400H. A ZR1 for a hybrid. Yea, I was laughing. I walked into the dealer feeling pretty awesome. No one at the dealer had been allowed to drive the car so after signing my life away, they wanted me to give it a good rip when I left. I might have obliged ;)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    After that it was off towards Boulder to visit a good friend of mine from school. I left Boulder around 5. Missing the crazy storm that hit that and Denver with lots of hail by about an hour I guess. Let me just say, Colorado, you are freaking beautiful. The scenery driving along 70 is amazing. I loved the drive. Once darkness set in I kicked it up a notch. Until a silver E46 M3 came up next to me. He gave me a thumbs up so I obliged him with a quick little blast of the glorious supercharged V8. We went back and forth running with each other for about 15-20 miles until I had to pull off for gas with a mutual appreciation for each others rides.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The rest of the drive consisted of me being bored and doing some quick tests of the cars systems and gadgets. I cant really say much about this stage of the ride because honestly it started to get flat and boring. I got into Provo, Utah around 2:30 AM.
    [​IMG]


    I woke up the next morning at the Super 8 motel (classy, yes I know) and left Provo by 8:30 AM for Reno. Honestly I chuckled when I walked outside the motel to see kids looking at the car and gawking. I revved it up for them and they smiled and jumped. This was probably the best part of the trip for me. I have been obsessed with cars since I was born. My first word was car. I remember seeing nice cars out in the wild when I was a kid and loved hearing them and seeing them. So I tried to return the favor to any one who showed an appreciation for the car :)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I arrived in Reno around 4 PM and headed over to my aunt and uncles house to meet up with my cousin. We proceeded to head back to his place and relax. Had dinner at Bully's Sports bar in Reno. Once again, I loved sitting in the bar watching kids and people walking around the car and checking it out. It made me really appreciate the opportunity I had. We got a call that one of my cousin's roomates mothers needed help with her car, so we took the car over and immedietly jaws dropped and the mom and a few others asked for rides. Once again I wanted to share the dream and they all enjoyed their blasts around in the car. Once we were done helping we headed back and put the car away and hung out. Another night asleep at 2.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    And woke up at 6 to get the car to the track on time for the owner. The drive through the Sierras was really beautiful. I was lucky enough to be on highway 20 which was beautifully paved, trafficless, and a blast. This car just continued to amaze me. I didnt want to give the keys back when I got to Thunderhill Raceway. But I did :( In return however we immedietly went out for hot laps. Kicked the tail out nice and had a blast properly running the car in. I can honestly say I grew a new appreciation for the Vette and cant wait to get it back from the owner to detail.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Oh and once I got home and passed out, I got a phone call from him... "I spun the car on the track, tore off the Carbon Fiber front splitter"... You mean the one I was OCD about not scrapping for 1300 miles???? Yea that one. Thanks.


    Anyways thanks for reading or checking out the pictures. I really cant say how appreciative and lucky I am!
     
  2. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM
    #2
    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Member:
    #4992
    Messages:
    1,459
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ricky
    Richmond, VA
    Vehicle:
    Sold :/
    SOLD
    Damn man,

    how does the car pull? :D
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:49 PM
    #3
    113tac

    113tac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Member:
    #18439
    Messages:
    4,681
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stephen
    Northern Virginia
    Vehicle:
    05 4 banger
    tint 35/20 colormatched (by me) grill.
    dude you are SO lucky! i bet that was an awesome experience haha. hopefully one day i will be able to afford a car like that
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM
    #4
    StormTrooper

    StormTrooper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Member:
    #23555
    Messages:
    999
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    08 Base Flowmaster Super 44 w/ K&N drop in
    Bed Cap,K&N Air Filter,Chrome Pieces,Flowmaster Exhaust,Neon on inside, Heavy Duty Custom Floormats ( Tacoma ), Tint 20%, Blue license plate lights, Various decals, LED Projector Halos headlights, JVC head unit stereo
    How old are you? You look pretty young to had been trusted with driving that car for a client, no offense! That sounds like a once in a life time deal and congrats on getting it back safely!
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM
    #5
    BakoTruck

    BakoTruck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Member:
    #16674
    Messages:
    2,823
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Herbie Hancock
    Bakersfield, CA
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner TRD
    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Bastard.....
     
  6. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM
    #6
    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Member:
    #23628
    Messages:
    13,773
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    Gillette, WY
    Vehicle:
    05 Dub Cab TRD Sport 4x4
    Yeah, I gots boost
    Cool, thanks for sharing!
     
  7. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:54 PM
    #7
    Tacomadude89

    Tacomadude89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Member:
    #30859
    Messages:
    1,509
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austen
    California
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD SR5, 3.4, 5spd
    -Bilstein 5100 Series shocks on all 4 corners -Rancho HD lift coils -1/4" Toytec driverside top plate spacer -Toytec 1" diff drop -Wheelers 1.5" AAL's -Toytec 1" lift shackles -Revtek extended length BPV bracket -285/75/16 BFG KO T/A's -Pro Comp rims -ET Conical tyle lug nuts -Spidertrax 1.5" wheel Spacers -CV Boot slide mod -TRD skid plate -Magnaflow 14" round muffler -Shortened tailpipe hidden behind framerail -Toyota bug deflector -Weathertech floormats -Black leather seat covers -Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    That is TRUELY awesome!!

    Thanks for sharing the story with us. It is any true auto enthusiasts dream trip.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM
    #8
    TRDBen

    TRDBen [OP] Mall Crawler of the Year

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Member:
    #42767
    Messages:
    864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner 4 Door TRD V6
    Front Window Tint KYB Monomax Shocks Blue Dome Light Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    Like nothing I've ever driven. Including a 360 Modena, SL55 AMG and CL63 AMG

    Thank you and I hope so too

    19 :) Ive been racing with him since I was 15 so he trusts me
     
  9. Jul 20, 2011 at 1:05 AM
    #9
    SBlue

    SBlue :>

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Member:
    #42340
    Messages:
    1,423
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Alma
    Santa Barbara/SLO
    Vehicle:
    07' Tacoma 4X
    Still super jell
     
  10. Jul 20, 2011 at 1:09 AM
    #10
    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Member:
    #59313
    Messages:
    2,026
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Tracy, CA
    Vehicle:
    Toyota
    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Nuts, does it have an option of no trac control?
    or minimal?

    Probably roast 1-3 no problem..even with 325s on the back(if I remember right that's what they came with)


    Nice post :)
     
  11. Jul 20, 2011 at 1:17 AM
    #11
    TRDBen

    TRDBen [OP] Mall Crawler of the Year

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Member:
    #42767
    Messages:
    864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner 4 Door TRD V6
    Front Window Tint KYB Monomax Shocks Blue Dome Light Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    Alma I did invite you haha, and yes itll roast em. It has a multi setting TC and Stability System. Most of the time I had it in competitive driving mode. I believe it has 335's
     
  12. Jul 20, 2011 at 7:48 AM
    #12
    LEX

    LEX --- --- --- - ----

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Member:
    #9991
    Messages:
    3,591
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    100 Series LC
    My dream Vette. Luck bastard.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:02 AM
    #13
    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11718
    Messages:
    8,172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Aaron
    Cincinnati, OH
    Vehicle:
    93 Pick up 4x4 (sold), 10' Mazda 3
    all i can come up with is... :drool::drool::drool::drool:

    I am jelly.
     
  14. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:09 AM
    #14
    luk3

    luk3 I <3 the mall

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Member:
    #40391
    Messages:
    578
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    luke
    Isle of Palms, SC
    Vehicle:
    stanky taco
    Camburg spindles, All Pro leaf pack
    notice the taco...
     
  15. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:23 AM
    #15
    Burns

    Burns Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Member:
    #1871
    Messages:
    3,665
    Gender:
    Male
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    Truck is Sold
    That looks like a awesome time man, I would of been locked up for sure for speeding. :D
     
  16. Jul 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM
    #16
    Battle Pope

    Battle Pope Christ-a-licious

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Member:
    #41479
    Messages:
    1,322
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Korben
    Class 6
    Vehicle:
    Automatic 5 Lug
    squash air freshner
    cool story bro :thumbsup:

    reminds me of my trips from LA to Seattle in the Exige, but I think a ZR1 is a bit more comfortable. Can't say definitively I only test drove 2.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2011 at 8:59 PM
    #17
    TRDBen

    TRDBen [OP] Mall Crawler of the Year

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Member:
    #42767
    Messages:
    864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner 4 Door TRD V6
    Front Window Tint KYB Monomax Shocks Blue Dome Light Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    Thanks for all the comments guys. I think i pick the car back up Friday for a detailing and some fun
     
  18. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:14 PM
    #18
    R.J.

    R.J. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Member:
    #54429
    Messages:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    RJ
    Reno, NV
    Vehicle:
    05 4x4 6spd SR5 TRD Off Road
    Weather Tech Floor Liners (Black), Weather Tech In-Channel Window Visors, 10% Tint Rear - 15% Tint Front, Black Badges, Konig Countersteer Offroad Type X with 265/70/17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, "Homeroshi" Grille, Toytec Ultimate Lift Kit, Light Racing Upper Control Arms
    :eek:
    I hate you...

    JK. :D Very cool story!
     
  19. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:18 PM
    #19
    rcfreak201

    rcfreak201 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Member:
    #40660
    Messages:
    6,441
    Gender:
    Male
    x2 i chuckled at the sight of a stock taco in front of all those cars:p
     
  20. Jul 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM
    #20
    TRDBen

    TRDBen [OP] Mall Crawler of the Year

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Member:
    #42767
    Messages:
    864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner 4 Door TRD V6
    Front Window Tint KYB Monomax Shocks Blue Dome Light Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    The Taco belonged to a female driving instructor for Hooked On Driving. She was fassst
     
To Top