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Pics of the Cricket.

Posted in GTI with tags , , , , , , , on June 13, 2009 by thrownhammer

That’s the name of my car. “Cricket”. Why Cricket? Funny you should ask. I work with a guy from India who is a Cricket fan. Not the bugs, but the sport. You have a question about Cricket, you ask Kalpesh. Have you ever heard of a “home run”? Well, in Cricket there is a similar event called “Taking you for a six”. We were talking about the car the other day and he asked if I have “taken anyone for a six” with the car, meaning beat them in a race… I hadn’t, but the topic turned to everything on or about the car that led to six.

It has a “six” cylinder engine, It has a “six” speed trans, It has “six” windows, top speed 14″6″, speedometer goes to 1″6″0, Its a 2004 which if you add the numerals 2+0+0+4=”6″, The radio has “six” presets, It is a GTI VR”6″, If you add up GTI VR6 it equals “six”, It has a 24 valve engine and 2+4=”6″. The car has a CD changer, a “6” disc changer.

So the car had to be named Cricket. If you see me at the track, be prepared to be taken for a six…

VR6

VR6

GTI

GTI

Mo’ Dubs, Mo’ Bettah.

Posted in GTI on June 10, 2009 by thrownhammer

I picked up a 2004 Volkswagen GTI VR6 yesterday. I had a guy named Gary at GRS Motorwerks here in Warsaw find it for me. This is the second car we have purchased from Gary, and probably not the last. He has really nice high end low mileage cars for a very fair price.

I volunteered to ride along to Chicago and pick up my new (to me) car. What better way to get to know your car than jumping in and driving through Chicago?

The car is faster than I expected. It will still accelerate in sixth gear at 80MPH.  I will get pics up as soon as it gets detailed and is shiny. Right now I just can’t stop driving it…

My fast whispers to me.

My fast whispers to me.