April 25 Weekly Open Thread
As always, this is the place for the random, off-topic conversation that doesn't belong anywhere else.
Here are a few prompts:
- In some parts of the country (not necessarily Seattle) spring is well underway and the weather is improving. Have your driving or car ownership habits changed at all? Are you washing the car more often, giving it a spring wax, starting to work on it outside? Or are you still staring forlornly out the window waiting for sunny weather like we are?
- Bring a Trailer is featuring two amazing Lancia Deltas--an Evo 2 Edizione Finale and a Martini 5. Which would you buy? Personally, I'd prefer the Edizione Finale to drive and the Martini 5 to stare at and drool.
- During my convalescence, I watched an enormous amount of car-related TV. I'm not really talking about classic car-oriented shows like The Dukes of Hazzard or Magnum, P.I.--I'm thinking more of the non-fiction variety, like the Top Gear shows and a bunch of the auction-type shows you see on HD Theater. What do you watch, and why?
My list of favorite shows at the moment run something like this (with extra space to signify relative position):
- Top Gear UK
- Wheeler Dealer
- Top Gear US (but rising quickly)
- Chasing Classic Cars
- Mecum Auto Auction
For whatever reason, I'm just not a Motorweek fan.