N.D.B. Cars and Coffee 3rd Running - June 19th 2011 at 8am in Weston

Monday, May 16, 2011

First Love...

When I think about why I am a VW guy, a lot of it goes back to the day I bought my first car. Although I was an admirer of sporty European cars, if a 1984 Jetta GLI hadn't been on the lot that day, I might well be blogging about Hondas (which I guess I do a bit) or Mustangs (which I definitely don't).

The original Jetta GLI was a GTI with a trunk, but had the benefit of being built in Germany, unlike Mark 1 GTIs which were built in Pennsylvania. Accordingly, they had seats from the Scirocco and the dash from the Euro GTI, not the maroon or blue affairs from the US GTI. It was a great first car...enough power to make it fun, but not so much power to be dangerous. Good luck trying to find one today...most have been heavily modified or flogged mercilessly.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mystery Car of the Week

Can you name this classic ride? Hint: it's currently celebrating its 50th anniversary and is the most successful car of all time in its native land.


NDB 2 Wrap Up and NDB 3 Plan

Another great get-together was held last weekend in Weston. This time we had a few more cars, including a pristine 928, terrific 2002 and an awesome little 914. Although our "police escort" hampered our run through some great twisties, fun was had by all and we did get to open it up a bit through the wilds of Sudbury.

The gang has decided our next rendez-vous will be Father's Day June 19th. We will meet in Weston again at 8am, then take drive through Sudbury, Wellesley, Needham, Dover and Westwood ending at Larz Andersen Auto Museum for German car day. Although NDB is open to all, it has thus far been an all German affair, so the destination of NDB 3 is appropriate. Hope to see you there!

Here's some shaky video of our NDB 2 police escort: