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Long-Term Road Test (and Other Things)

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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The agenda on this day was redwoods—lots of redwoods. But we did wake up in Ferndale, and I did leave my camera at Poppa Joe's, necessitating an unscheduled return trip some hours hence...so more did happen than just the trees.


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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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Who says you can't rely on a 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 to take you about 3,000 miles from LA to Portland to Bend to Crater Lake to Lake Tahoe and back? Worked just fine for me and mrs500benz back in July; here's how it started.


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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

TLDR: I sold the pano roof last week, drove various places with the top down, and also found time to go drive things in the Nevada desert with Toyota.

Now let's look at some pictures!


posted in: 500Benzlife  Driving Impressions  

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

When I saw the ad for a black-on-black panoramic hardtop in San Diego, asking price $2,000, I guess it was only a matter of time—I've been ambivalent about these round-edged contraptions, but I know they can go for around $3,000 on eBay, and they're so rare that this guy bought a wrong-colored one and changed everything to match.

I still wasn't sold on it as I started negotiating, but when I got the price down to $1,800, you know what, it just seemed like the right thing to do.


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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Not just any turkey, mind you—we're talking Popeyes' Cajun Turkey, the one that adds some "Louisiana flare" to your Thanksgiving table.

Except it's our holiday table that needs the "flare," so when I tracked down this turkey at Popeyes of Burbank and learned it was basically the last one left in LA County, I had no choice but to summon the 500 Benz, stuff its cover in the boot and head north.


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