No, it’s not quite the end of 2011 yet… But I’m certainly ready for 2012 to get here. 2011 wasn’t the worst, but it wasn’t my favorite year either.
I figured it’d be worth looking back at some of the high points, though.
For one, we brought home our STi. She’s been a dream to have since we picked her up at the end of April. She got even better when we added the little exhaust system and made her sound as she should!
The Miata and I managed to snag a little 3rd Place trophy autocrossing. Definitely a great moment. It was fun with the GoPro, too.
I got to enjoy driving around in my 240SX with her pretty Bride seat, even got her out to her first car meet!
At that same car meet, there happened to be these two together… Something I never thought I would see in the States!
I got to go to Canada with the Porsche Club, where I got to ride in a 996 911 Turbo. I have always, always, always had this thing for the 911 Turbo…. After riding in this one, there is NO doubt that I will have one some day. I LOVE them.
Of course, shortly after returning from Canada there was this red 997 Turbo that made me think it’s just fate and that I need to get one eventually…
I got to hang out at SOVREN and see two RUFs in one year! (After never seeing any!)
I got to see this beautiful 911 GT2 RS in the showroom along with the Carrera GT.
There was the video here of hearing the Carrera GT before she was shipped to California for the winter…
Oh, and the stop at the Ferrari dealership in Seattle. And seeing an F40 in person!
Not everything was a high point, I’m afraid.
There was the fact that my husband was deployed, and between that and the runway being redone here he was gone for roughly six months this year. Yuck.
The other sad part was deciding to sell both my 240SX and Miata. Having four cars to myself and nobody to dictate which I drove when or where showed me that I just don’t drive them enough… My preference is really with the S2000. I’m hoping to sell them and put the money towards a third car that I don’t mind keeping hidden in the garage for the most part — a 911 SC.
I also kinda feel bad that there weren’t any great special moments with the S2000…. That will definitely be changing in 2012.
How will 2012 be different? Well…. That’s my next post.