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2015 Houston Auto Show - Sports Cars
Posted By: Sailor, 01-23-2015, 08:25 AM

Although I bought our new BMW M4 less than two months ago, Connie and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Houston Auto Show on Wednesday. It was, for us, a fun afternoon (although beer was 8 bucks a can ), and while we plan no automotive purchases in the near future, we took a leisurely look at potential replacements for Connie's Nissan Rogue that she might consider a year or two down the road. It also gave me the chance to catalogue (in the back of my mind) some acquisition targets of a more sporting nature that I might consider sometime in the future () - and I've attached some snapshots of three cars at the show that really turn my crank.


Corvette Z06; with a list price of less than 80 grand (US), this car has got to be the biggest performance bargain in the sports car world today. I could do with fewer boy-racer do dads, but - overall - I think this is a striking and exciting automobile:

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS; the GTS combines a 430 HP version of the 3.8-liter MA1 flat six with Porsche's high-tech chassis options, and I'd sure be happy to have one in my garage (I'm a Porsche guy after all). However, big changes are coming to the engines for the 911/Boxster/Cayman architecture, with normally aspirated mills being replaced by turbocharged flat fours and sixes in the near future:

Jaguar F-Type Coupe and Roadster; these things are so beautiful, I get weak in the knees just looking at them.

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I'm looking forward to your pics from the weekend.

If so, they are here. Mostly older rods...

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Lots of great photographs; you put in a day's work - that's for sure. I know little of the world of rods and customs, but I can certainly appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into some of them.


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