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  1. HemiSam

    Watches

    Watch looks very nice, Dave. Wore my OP all day in beach and sand. Can't speak enough to how comfortable it wears with the oyster bracelet and how comfortable I felt taking into the sea knowing it was going to be perfectly fine under water. Love this watch for all its simplicity, elegance and simple form / function. It's just a great all a-rounder. HS
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    Head Case Motorsports

    I'm being baited...LOL! It'll be interesting to see if there's any impact on the 2016's. With the Porsche market being what it is now I doubt it. Stunning cars...2016 and the 2020's will also be fantastic. The sport buckets are great for a track car. Less so IMO for a dual use. Only other minor whine is the car does sit low. Again...great for a track car. Houston would chew it up something awful...rough roads. I'm in lust... I need another garage. HS
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    Watches

    I see, Dave. As long as you’re comfortable using the watch for you billiards fun I certainly don’t see any harm in it. I use my OP as it is meant to be used. I tend to treat the Omega a bit more gently, especially given the alligator strap. Beautiful winder. I have one but don’t use it much. Wolf brand in a Rolex green. HS
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    Head Case Motorsports

    I've got a chubby.... Yummy Aston! I guess there's no point in posting the 4-banger I drove yesterday...LOL HS
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    Watches

    Great looking watch, Dave. Apologies for the poor recall. Which watch are you using for the cue (Grand Seiko I think)? HS
  6. HemiSam

    Watches

    I agree. Deployant buckles are much nicer and should be the standard at a certain price point. HS
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    Head Case Motorsports

    Yesterday was a fun one despite the heat here in TX. A friend invited me to go to the track with him for open test and tune. He's a member at MSR south of Houston. Nice facility where I've run before...over 2 miles and between 15-20 turns....some slow and some quite fast. Can be run clockwise or counter and they were running clockwise. After the rains there was a lot of water off track, but the track had dried nicely before any runs. 30 minutes for cars and 30 minutes for bikes. Good open track program. He first took us out in his 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 sporting Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s. Stick shift car. Naturally aspirated six cylinder. What a great drive. He pushed it but not overly hard as the car is just too darn nice to go off track with when there's standing water. Super balanced and I'd have to give the rubber a thumbs up for a street legal tire. Perhaps not the best tire, but very solid. All the nannies were shut off and the car is about as low tech as you can get. Great feedback from the road and damn was it balanced. Great power, braking, etc... What impressed me the most was how forgiving it is of road nasties while still providing great feedback. Super impressed. Sits a bit low to drive around town IMO so I'd be leary of using it as a daily or taking it up a steep driveway / curb. The MX-5 Cup car was what we really came to have fun in. This one has a couple of years on it so it's not the brand new upgraded motor, but it's a fun little ride and a true road car. This one we pushed hard, especially when a friend that had just blown a motor and replaced it with the new one came on the track for a challenge. Great fun! It's only a matter of time and money, right....LOL HS
  8. HemiSam

    Watches

    Cool watch the MkII. I like some of the older stuff of this flavor. Only thing is it is a fairly large case. HS
  9. HemiSam

    Watches

    I like the B&R's, but they are WAY to big for me. It's the square dimensions one needs to account for so seeing it in the metal is critical. I'd love to have a Tag Monaco, but it'd have to be an older one or the new retro one coming out...and even then it's a bit on the large side for my wrist. The Zenith is interesting. Looks nice with either the rubber strap or stainless. There's a lot going on in the face so keeping it simple for some balance would be my only suggestion. HS
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    RIP someone or another

    Oh no....major loss!!!! Godspeed Dr.... HS
  11. HemiSam

    Watches

    I've been wearing my Speedy a good bit since the alligator strap upgrade. Really pleased with that upgrade. HS
  12. HemiSam

    Head Case Motorsports

    And they can drive. Very cool, Hop! Thanks for sharing. I received an invite from a friend today to join him on the road course this coming Saturday. If weather holds, he'll have a Cayman GT4 he'll drive there and back home. Offered it up to me for a test drive (off track...which is the only way I would take advantage of such a generous offer). I might get lucky... If so I'll post some pics. vroom vroom... HS
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    Head Case Motorsports

    As much as I love the look of the Audi's, and pretty spectacular transmissions, I'm not big on the electronics' reliability. No used Audis for this camper. HS
  14. HemiSam

    Head Case Motorsports

    Yesterday was a good day despite too much work stuff nagging. Managed to blow off some steam driving my car, other's Germanic offerings and then hit a pool shindig for college like antics...feeling it a bit this morning...LOL Anyhoo, I managed to find a 2012 Carrera with a stick not too far off. 40 some odd thousand on the odometer. Not much luck locating a Carrera S like I was hoping to anywhere reputable so I took what I could get. The young salesman and I went for a spin. The manager I had spoken with departed as I arrived, so me and my young victim got in it as much as the car was willing to part with. Very much a naturally aspirated power delivery from a 3.4L six cylinder and, hopefully without insulting anyone, it was a bit dull for me. It felt slow. Handled fine...pretty nicely, but just didn't move me. Manager gets back and walks up to me....big man. Shakes my hand and asks if that's my Demon in the lot...yes, sir. Tells me he just bought a Challenger Hellcat and loves it. Compliments the Demon and tells me, this is your playground. Make yourself at home and tell me if my team doesn't take good care of you. Thank you... So out come the keys to a 2018 Cayman GTS that's sitting there when I pull up in the 911. I hadn't considered one, but that's what this journey is about so off we go.... This is MUCH better. Lovely engine sounds in the cabin...the mid-engined turbocharged four banger sounds much better than I would have thought. I'm not accustomed to four cylinders and did not expect so much from a 2.5L motor. The car handled really nicely....very much closer to what I'm searching for, I think. Lots of good feedback, the option to dial it into S mode and S Plus mode with a dial on the steering wheel makes it peppier. I have always pictured in my mind's eye the 911 as THE Porsche...it being so iconic and a good bit of what I've seen and loved over the years. This Cayman has me thinking... HS
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