Why We Enforce Our Rules

We all know it sucks to have rules. As a toddler, you only had to pull the TV down on your head just once to know there was a reason dad said don’t touch, right? And it kind of hurt, didn’t it? Rules are for a reason, and sometimes it’s to protect ourselves or others. We don’t make rules unless we have to. Guess what, we have to. I’d have been an olympic runner if it wasn’t for my love of pastries, so there is that.

We don’t charge you to get in, and all of us volunteer our time, so it doesn’t seem like a lot to ask when we want people to just follow the rules. It’s all so we can keep the event going so just play along. This isn’t hard stuff. All of the wonderful people involved in E@RTC have spent thousands of hours on this event and none of them want it to end badly. Put another way, if we’re to sustain this glorious beast for another ten years, we have to abide by some rules or we’re toast.

Some rules have zero tolerance. You’re not likely to hurt someone if you wear that terrible combination of plaids and stripes, but if you did a long smokey burnout, you could harm someone so there is a huge difference. For that reason, if you break a rule and you were banned, well, you’re still banned. It doesn’t matter if your bad behavior was last season or not. We have a better recollection than that neighbor who remembers that moment you pooped on their lawn after that party you don’t remember. We have the awesome power of a collective memory, and keep in mind it’s not just the thugs who remember and want the rules enforced. It’s also our participants who care about the event too!

The only reason we create rules is because a few don’t have the common sense God gave a radish and things have to be explained in great detail. They are the ones who didn’t just pull that TV down on their head just once either. For some, it’s a life theme. We just wish they would not participate.

We’re sorry we have to hammer this each season, but opening day is often when we seem to get the “maturity-challenged” at the event. For everyone else, we look forward to seeing your shining faces!

Two weeks to go! That and Knives and Flames... Read on!

We’re just two weeks away from our big season opener! Before you do the happy dance where your neighbors can see you, keep in mind we get rained out on opening day most years, so remain tuned to what’s happening by checking the blog. This is when we play rain-roulette with Mom Nature and she’s not always the most cooperative.

Last night we ate at Fuji Steak House right there in Redmond Town Center, directly above the lot where we will all be mulling around looking at cars and noticing each other’s added fat… and the food was really good. It’s sort of like Benihana except it was…well, really good. We were sitting at the bar but could hear the knives and see the flames, but as far as we know, nobody got singed or filleted, with zero evidence of arterial spray anywhere. It will be a fun spot after E@RTC along with all the other great places to eat at RTC. I wouldn’t recommend FSH if you’re combustable, but for the rest of us, it was very nice.

Thank you Jessica for the nice time and the good food. Redmond Town Center is awesome so please, please, please, (I said it three times) come and visit the mall! Don’t you need socks?

We were there to discuss our big party plans for July 6. We’re going to not say much about it, but put a big “x” on your calendar for that day and preserve it like you did that orchid from the prom, or that finger you lost and accidentally cooked at Benihana.

We are getting lots of email about our updated criteria for this year and so far, most of it has been swimmingly positive. We had a couple of negative comments, but that’s normal this time of season. Hey my day isn’t perfect without a negative comment from someone. I was raised by nuns so bring it on! There is always that one kid who thinks they are special. Wait until they get forced out of the basement and have to look for a real job.

Some have asked why we have such a weird questionnaire for our volunteers. Well, the short answer is because it’s funny. The long answer is that we’re trying to get a sense of who you are and if you’d fit the volunteer culture. We’d want you to have as much fun as we do and if you don’t see the humor in all of this, well, I feel bad for starters, and the alternative is you could get a "customer experience” job at Comcast. We all know they are fun. If you’re not having fun, you’re not going to keep volunteering, and so that sucks too.

We like to have a good time and we care if those who show up have fun. That’s very important to us! No really! This should be a good time for everyone except for city politicians and sociopaths. We prefer they remain at home. Yet, judging from the volume of email and the traffic on our site, this should be another great season of good times!

We still don’t have a date for classics, muscle and collector cars so as soon as we get one from someone, we’ll post it. If your name is Mark, click here.

Changes to our Entrance Criteria... Here Come the Flame Throwers!

Okay, well, here we are, once again with the dreaded list of changes to this year’s entrance criteria page found here. Before you down the muscle relaxers to relieve that involuntary, yet sometimes-embarrassing quiver in your forehead, please understand our reasoning. We get too many cars that people don’t get all that excited about, and our spectators complain! That’s right, we get it both directions.

As we say so often, we’re not out to be Cars and Coffee either, because too often both suck. We think that’s a recipe for failure and everyone that ever starts one of those eventually collapses under the weight of immature yahoos that ruin it for everyone. We’ve spent ten years explaining what we do and why, and it’s all over our website, so please chill. “Moossaaa…” Feel better??? No??? Try again, “Moossaaa….” More moo this time. Try some grapes.

Our goal is exotic, rare, and special classic cars. We’re not a modded show or a Safeway parking lot either.

Dan updated our list with help from Sean who works the front entrance and has to put up with the arguments over the years. He raised a daughter so he knows a thing or two about empty, pointless, un-win-able arguments. So, if you try and push that they only made 10,000 in your color, it won’t do you much good.

Here are the changes to the entrance criteria page this year.

Audi: RS4+ Models, S8 (D4+ Chassis ONLY), All R8s, No other S-line models besides the S8, No RS3s. 

BMW: LIMITED PRODUCTION M2/3/4 MODELS ONLY - due to the large number of M cars, only the rarer examples will be allowed and in limited quantity (1M, GTS, CSL, etc, no standard M2s/3s/4s), M5, Alpina Models, 850, I8, Z8. No SUVs (including X5M, etc), Select Vintage (starting at E30 and earlier for M3s cars)

Chevrolet: C7+ only Corvette Z06, C6/C7 ZR1, 6th+ Generation Camaro ZL1 1LE (Not SS-1LE, not base ZL1),  Select Vintage

Maserati: Gran Turismo, Quattroporte, select vintage. No Ghiblis or SUVs.  

Mercedes: AMG models - Latest generation or very limited production AMG Models only such as Evo and Black Series cars only, E63 wagons, all SLS models, Select SL Models*, Mercedes McLaren SLR, G series 4x4² series (no normal G series), Select Vintage

Porsche: All 911 S+ models (no base 911s), all air cooled models, 918, Carrera GT, All GT Trim models (Cayman GT4, GT3RS, GT2, etc), All R Models, Panamera Turbo trims (no non-turbo models), Vintage and rare. No: Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne, Macan, etc, except R and GT# trims (GT2/3/4, not GTS).  

Ms/AMGs/911s/Teslas/Ghiblis: Due to the overwhelming number of cars we get and the regularity of 911s, M, and AMG cars we see, we are now limiting the number and focusing on special production vehicles. 

Offroad Vehicles:

We love some good 4x4s, but they need to be really special. Often these fall into our vintage category or are considered specialty cars. A Hellcat swapped Jeep works, so does a trophy truck or Dakar rally vehicle. 100k in Overland mods into your FJ Cruiser or Wrangler is probably amazingly capable, but also not exotic. Ask us; these can be quite a crowd pleaser and we welcome the more extreme.

Still come out and enjoy the event. Your friends won’t think any less of you if your car doesn’t get in either as it’s no measure of who you are as a person. Nobody will laugh and point, I promise… unless you try and sneak in then all bets are off.

We Need Your Help

No, we’re not going to ask you for a few bucks to fix someone’s lower lip. We’re looking for more volunteers for our 2019 season. We don’t want to burn out the dedicated and beloved Thugs we have now. So, if we’ve put up this nifty attention-grabbing notice on Facebook to see if some of you colorful folk want to join us for more laughs.

No seriously, click here!

No seriously, click here!

I’ve been one of the beloved Thugs for ten years and I’ve made life-long friends who made my life better. Well, most of them did. There is one or two who probably shouldn’t ever be seen in daylight, but that’s a different problem. This is a chance to do the same thing with your life, and make some new friends. This is a chance to give back to the community and do something that makes you and everyone else around you feel good!

This is our tenth anniversary so there will be more festive moments than ever before. One day we may even count wrinkles or stand on a scale! Who knows! Hey, we’re all aging at the same speed… unless you’re in the hooch every night, then you’re going down hill like a runway freight train on fire. It’s just a matter of time before that liver wants out and you know it. Where was I going? You probably shouldn’t volunteer, but for all of you others, come join us. You likely won’t regret it. I can’t guarantee for sure, but chances are, you won’t.

Meanwhile, we will see you all very soon! We’re on the home stretch before Mom Nature starts messing with us. April 6, unless she decides she can’t hold her water that day. Depends.

Less Than A Month To Go!

We’re working behind the scenes…well, not really behind the scenes. It’s not like we’re sneaking around at night or anything, but we are working to get ready for our eleventh season! We’re not finished adding events to our, “special events” calendar just yet so don’t get your undies in a bunch if you don’t see the Classic, Collector and Muscle car date posted. We will have it as soon as we hear what will work. We will give you plenty of time to get your yard pass paperwork in order with your significant other. For some it’s as complicated as TSA Pre Check.

We recently updated the site to make it current so if you see something that’s out of date that we may have missed, besides someone’s dated haircut, please let us know. We already know about the haircut.

Dan’s going to update the entrance criteria while Nick practices his squats to get his figure ready for Speedo season. Jason is working on our “volunteer enhancement” strategy and it’s all moving along nicely.

We anticipate another big year for E@RTC as the event draws more and more people and cars from further away. We’re working on addressing issues such as trailer parking, added foreign language lineage and more people with clipboards to stand and look important. We shall give them whistles.

We are still looking for more volunteers for this upcoming season. It’s a great way to make some friends and have some fun with some of the best people I know along with one or two who are just a little scary. They can’t walk into a hospital without someone throwing them on a stretcher, but I digress.

It will be good to see all of you again this season. Judging by all the email, it looks like it will be a great start to the new season. People are already asking about where to park the trailers, and how to best negotiate a pass from their significant other.

It's our Tenth Year and We Could Use Some Additional Help...

This is our tenth anniversary. In fact as I write this, it was about ten years ago this coming Saturday that we stood out there and froze our naughty bits in the damp cold air. What a day that was!

We want to celebrate with a party this year, but to do that, we’re going to need your help. We need more volunteers. While we still have the same robust core as usual, we need more people, not just to help us on Saturday mornings, but we’d love to find a group who knows how to throw a great party sometime later in the season. We’re thinking early July so we have the very best chance of a nice day around here.

We have our first volunteer meeting on February 17 and you can attend that, or we’ll have another soon after just for the new folks who are looking for something to do this summer. It’s a great way to make friends, have some laughs, and have a good excuse to get out of the house with less paperwork.

We’re behind the scenes here working on the website, getting it all looking fresh for the new season as there is a lot to do between now and opening day on April 6. Of course, this depends on the weather. Last year we were a month behind. Sort of like rent in college.

See you all soon!

If You Show Up on Saturday...

You will be a little disappointed. Where exotics once stood, you will see just about the same cars you saw at work on Friday. About the only exotic thing you will are possibly some pink windshield wipers or some wheels that we’re not exactly factory. Even then, the mall doesn’t open until later so chances are the lot will just be empty. The produce delivery guy will be dancing for joy, but that’s about it. In case you missed the memo, we’re done for the season.

Still, some will show up and be standing there thinking, “where the heck is everyone?” (you know you wouldn’t use the word ‘heck’) The answer is we called our season ender last week you illiterate fool. This gives our volunteers one nice weekend off before the rains hit…or so they show in the forecast. Most will head to Leavenworth (not the prison) for some beer and polkas. You need beer for polkas. As Gary Larson once so insightfully illustrated, in heaven they hand out harps. In hell it’s accordions.

I see they are forecasting a mild winter. In all my years living out here in Washington State, they never got it right even once. The weather folks mis-forecast our Saturdays a few times and that was just 48 hours before the event. There is about as much chance of them getting it right as there is Beyonce rocking a tuba.

The Farmers Almanac says it will be a teeth-chattering dare I say, nut-hugging cold winter. So we’ll see who’s right. I’ll bet on the Almanac.

We’re already planning our 10th anniversary celebration. We still can’t get an aircraft carrier up Mill Creek, but we tried. Can you believe we made it ten years? I still can’t get over it. We thought we’d survive a couple of seasons, have a few laughs and that would be it. We’re now the oldest weekly event in the US. That says a lot.

We're all done folks! But...

Well, that’s it for the season everyone! What a great turnout on our last day. We managed to squeeze 342 cars into our space and we still turned away twenty or more, not to mention those who drove by that couldn’t get it. Sorry, but we can only take on so many BMWs before others have an aneurysm, given that our first priority is exotic and rare cars.

As usual, there were a few, dare I say, ass-hats on departure, given it was our last day. The gal in the yellow Porsche who fishtailed her way past me is not welcome back. She was already warned, but nope, she thinks her fun should come at the expense of everyone else. Talk about self-absorbed!

By the way, in case you don’t know what an ass-hat is exactly, it’s sometimes referred to as an ass-gasket, or in some places, simply a free cowboy hat. It’s that toilet protector you see in bathrooms that looks far more dangerous than the toilet itself. I’d rather poop in a field, but that’s just me. Some will be offended by reading this, probably because they really thought it was a free cowboy hat.

Most of the ass-hats were driving up and down Bear Creek who didn’t get in, but felt the need to just race around Redmond, which isn’t all that thrilling for the rest of us. We have better things to do with our time.

So, we will keep posting here all winter. We always have something to say about something. Our opening day for 2019 will be April 6. It will be our 10th anniversary! We are planning to do something for it, so it will be big. Thank you all for a wonderful season. It was a terrific last day and one of our very best! Thank you all!

Come out, come out, come out!

Okay, get up out of bed Saturday morning and come down for our last E@RTC of the season. Come and say hello and good-bye all in one shot. It’s going to be a beautiful Saturday morning of fun and great people and cars. This is really it, our last Saturday of the season and then we set in for a long winter. We’re not going to have our opening day until, Saturday April 6! That’s 24 Saturdays away! That’s almost six months! Some of you could have kids by then!

Our last day is always a great turnout so don’t miss it. Okay, miss it if you have typhoid, but otherwise don’t miss it.

Saturday, October 13 is our last chance to hang out for the season...

Well, we’re down to one more Saturday. Pull out the tissue. Get ready to start raking!

I ran some stats. We had a total of 28 available Saturdays this season. Of those, we were “rained out” 41% of the time. This is a record for us. “Rained out” includes all days when we called it because the chance of rain was 30% or higher. Some of those Saturdays saw no rain at all, so blame the folks in the weather cave. We typically average around 20-22 decent Saturdays, but this year we only had just 16 events. It’s hard to believe, but that’s how it all worked out.

Traditionally, when we’ve been able to call it for our last Saturday, it’s been one of our biggest days of the season, so next week if it doesn’t rain, we will see a lot of cars. You won’t want to miss it!

Again, there is America’s Car Museum to get you through the winter. They have a lot of cool stuff going on all winter so make the drive down!

Don’t forget to shop at Redmond Town Center! Hot Yoga and a movie! Not in that order, but you get the idea. Please come and support Redmond Town Center for all their support of us all season. Do all your Christmas shopping there, even if it means buying gram-gram a set of drums. It will give her something to do other than watch Oprah reruns. Lots of good food there too! No need to starve!

See you all next week unless it rains.

We're On For Our First Saturday Encore!

Wow! We’re on two weeks in a row and it’s October! How cool is that? Let’s call it our first encore.

Just so we’re clear, and so we don’t get everyone’s chronically unemployed uncle writing us for clarification, I’ll repeat it again. If it rains next Saturday the 13th, we’re done for the season. If it doesn’t rain it will be our last Saturday of the season and everyone can just go home and rake. This means, there is all the possibility that this will be our last Saturday. Now, watch how many write me to explain what I just said…wrote.

This is a great time of year to go for a drive and take in the fall colors. It’s fun to get that last drive in around the North Cascades over to Winthrop, then down to Leavenworth (not the prison) and home. It’s that time when the squirrels are busy gathering up the nuts, irony is that cold does the same thing… moving on.

We then move into Thanksgiving, and holiday parties. You win that ugly sweater competition you didn’t know you entered. It’s sort of a free shot at your every-day wardrobe. Before we know it, it’s going to be spring again. We’ll all show up fatter, again, again.

Don’t forget the museum! I’m talking about America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. It’s a great place to go and hang out, see your friends, and talk cars, all while staying warm and dry! The food in the cafe is very good. Seriously, it’s surprisingly good! It’s not the same prison-quality stuff you get on the ferry either.

This could be it folks! It could be your last Saturday to come see us, hang with us, talk about your spouse, car or doctor, or all three, or those yodeling lessons you won at the auction. Come out say you goodbyes, find a winter snuggle buddy or something. There is someone there for everyone. See you Saturday!

We're not yet done for the season! But, we're damn close...

This is that funky weather time when it’s kathunkulous* to call it and the mornings start to get a lot colder and less pleasant to stand around and talk about cars, or your latest cleansing that kicked in at work. We don’t like rain or extremely cold mornings. We tried it and it sucked. Everyone sort of hops around trying to warm up and it looks like a rave with crappy music. This past Saturday was a perfect morning for E@RTC. It was cool but not cold, cloudy but not dark and we were so full we had to start parking cars in center lines. It was a fun time!

Still, as we get closer to the end of our season, we don’t want to forget all those who make this happen. Let’s start with Redmond Town Center and Jessica Morgan for putting up with us all year. There mere mention of our names gives her a nervous tick, but she has all winter to recover. Just the word, “Nick” and she crushes whatever is in her hand. Thank you Jessica!

We can’t end the season without thanking our amazing volunteers, the beloved Thugs who make it all happen and do a lot behind the scenes to keep it all together. What a great group of people. Yes, I know, I know… none of them are welcome at any typical petting zoo, but the flip sides is they all did an amazing job as they do every year! (Let’s just say when our volunteers go to a petting zoo, the animals wash their hands.) Halloween is coming up and it’s the one day they all get to sort of, “blend in.”

Still, in spite of these shortcomings, and a list I can’t mention here, they are wonderful people and some of the most generous people I know. They do it because they love to see everyone have a great time. That, and it knocks weeks off the parole card. I’m thrilled that they come out and do what they do so please thank them when you see them in one of our last Saturdays, if we get decent weather. Thanks to all of you! We are going to do something on their behalf.

We also have to thank those who bring out their stupendous cars to show every week. We can’t exist without your participation. We also have to thank those who tried to get a yard pass and couldn’t and we’re relegated back to the basement to paint something. We know you tried, you did your damnedest and have the sore jaw to prove it. We know we will see you someday!

We also want to thank all of our enthusiastic spectators who come out to see these machines! We love it that you love it! We all love the same thing! Cool cars, interesting people, lots of laughs, a couple of gripes about something, and just some great times.

We hope to see you all next week!

*I made that word up but it sounds about right.

We're on for Saturday!

This could be it! Our final E@RTC. We may be able to squeak one more in if we get a nice Saturday but next week isn’t looking so good and October is usually not great. It also starts to get damn cold in the morning so there is that too.

We will not have an official Classic and Collector car day but some may still come out. We’re in the same side lots as always. Come out and see your friends while you can. Come see us! Apply for that yard pass right now. Do what you have to win that pass, even if you have to clean the basement or have dinner with the in-laws.

Damn it! Rained out AGAIN!

Can you believe it? We’re rained out for the third week in a row! Don’t worry, we won’t forget your names or what you drive. We take a long winter off and still remember each other in spring, so it’s not like our memories are so bad we’re hiding our own Easter eggs.

We only have about three more Saturdays to go before we call it off for the season, so when we are back on, and I’m assuming one of these remaining Saturdays will be nice, we will have a massive turnout, and one almost at big as opening day. Everyone gets to say goodbye for the winter, shed a tear or two. (not really) This isn’t like Dorthy climbing into the balloon basket for the flight back to Kansas or anything. It’s just the last time we meet in a parking lot until spring. We crank up the music again on April 6…which will be our tenth anniversary party!

Still, once again when spring shows up, we’re all fatter, like it or not. We all say stuff like “Oh, it’s great to see you…” when we’re really thinking, you should lay off the Ben & Jerry’s. As usual, some will have new cars, new spouses, new relationships, new restraining orders from the last one and so on. It’s alway fun hearing about that rash you got rid of from that trip to Vietnam. Yup, we can’t wait for that.

It will be a nice Saturday to stay home and think about that new rake you’re going to need in a few weeks. See you next Saturday we hope!

Rained out again! Damn!

Yes, we’re rained out again. Not Carolinas-rained-out, but rained out. This leaves only about four or five possible Saturdays in our tenth season remaining. It also means a lot more people will show up next Saturday because we’ve been rained out two Saturdays in a row. Some of you can’t go that long without E@RTC and not get that nervous tick.

This Saturday was looking bad since last week and next Saturday is looking decent so far so we think if it holds up, it will bring out a lot of cars. You will want to be there for sure. Do the paperwork with your significant other right now so you’re free next weekend.

We’re already thinking about the opening day party for next season because it will be our ten year anniversary. It will probably be in the garage or something so it can be a rain or shine event. We’re still thinking about it.

We're Rained-Out for Saturday, but Before You Get Your Undies in a Bunch...

This was a tough call this morning. I'm sitting here in the Poodle Dog Cafe in Tacoma looking at all the weather forecasts, six different to be exact, and they average over 30% chance of rain. Yeah, we know some show only 20% chance of rain, but they have all be trending up every six hours. I even climbed the peak of Mt. Rainier in the middle of the night to consult with the shivering emaciated guru who wasn't wearing enough clothes and he told me to go away, he was concentrating, but I got the message. I could see my house from there.

It seems like if you call yourself the Poodle anything, it's kind of obvious you're talking about a dog isn't it? The sign said, "Good Food" so that was reason enough to stop here. I don't know of a poodle cow. Poodle is kind of a unique name to a dog and I don't need "dog" as a qualifier. I don't exactly get it, but okay. The food's not bad actually... so far. Ask me in a few hours. It's very clean, I will say that!

The good news is that tomorrow morning you get to stay in bed with that special someone. You can think back to that crustacean you once almost married, or did... or are.

We are on for Saturday and Other Stuff

Well the auction sure was fun. We got to see the back of Greg's head a lot, which wasn't going to auction. His car, in case you were stuck deep underground all week in a mine with nothing to eat but a Twinkie, did well. A few people were bidding it up while you were standing there in that cave with your mouth open trying to catch that drip from the ceiling, wondering what the final price was that night. The car sold for $48,405,000! 

Think about that for a moment. If he had that many Twinkies and put them end to end, that would stretch 2,979.4 miles, which in a straight line, would stretch from about Redmond Town Center to the Bahamas somewhere. It would be the dumbest thing to do with Twinkies ever, and it would take a very long time. Nobody would be impressed either. Some would even be mad about the line of Twinkies going through their yard.

We only have about six E@RTC Saturdays left so come on out! Don't miss this chance to see all the cool cars! This is your opportunity to make friends for the winter. Besides, you need someone to meet up with at Starbucks to hear you complain about getting fat, or how much you look forward to this winter and your promise to take up the luge. 

Next Saturday, the 8th, in case you're from Fresno, is Classic Car Day! We have the Classic Car Club coming out, and we will see lots of interesting rolling sheet metal as we did last year. The folks from America's Car Museum and Club Auto are also coming up from Tacoma with some stuff so you don't want to miss that Saturday either.

Greg did get some other cool stuff over the last few weeks so he will be bringing out some cars none of you have seen before. Fair warning!

By the way, did you know that people who make up stats are 50% more likely to be wrong?

Trust me, nobody from Fresno got that one.

See you all Saturday!

How To Watch The Auction Tonight Without Harming Yourself!

For those of you interested in watching the highest value car to ever go up for auction, and are in danger of wetting yourself with excitement, it will be live here at 5:30. On the page, off on the right side, you will see a link to watch live. For those of you who have Apple TV, we suggest using it as a separate display on the Apple Play tab on your browser's navigation. This way you can have the catalog open on one page and the auction on your Apple TV. How cool is that? This way you can personally fowl yourself from excitement in the privacy of your own home. For those of you on Windows machines, open two windows, sift one to a second monitor, or your TV if it has that feature. Greg's 250 GTO is #247 so it will take a while to get there. I'm guessing 90 minutes in, but don't bet on that.

Last night most of the cars were going for below the estimated range. Let's hope Greg's car is the big surprise of the night by going far above the expected range. We're cheering you on Greg!

We're off this Saturday, August 25!

I'm saying it again, we're off this Saturday, August 25. A lot of car people head down to Monterey for car week. Some of us, have to go auction off our $50 million dollar car. Others stay home and clean up the garage and put little screws in jars or calk the tub. Whatever.  For a few of us, we're going to get out and play and do something other than E@RTC on this Saturday morning. We will all be back next week, some with harrowing stories to tell about Monterey or their mom.

We see that we're about to come into a weather pattern of guessing what it's going to do once again. We can't wait for all that mail. This will be fun. We sometimes think they use a dartboard somewhere in the calculation. I picture a guy with piles of data screaming, "F***-IT!" and throwing a dart so he can go have lunch.

The folks at America's Car Museum will be joining us for upcoming Classic Car Day and more on that as we get closer. They have their big annual Gala that same night. You get to dust off that nice suit and go hang with some interesting people.

We don't yet have a link to RM's life auction or we'd put it here, but look around on YouTube at around 5:00 PM tonight and the same should be tomorrow night. Greg's car goes on the block tomorrow sometime after 5:30. Bidding will only last about five minutes. We don't expect a lot of yelling.