Thursday, August 19, 2010

Intel to buy McAfee for $7.68 billion, throws a car party.

You know she's too old for you, you know she's high maintenance, but oh, oh, wouldn't you just love to take her out one sunny afternoon and remember when the world was young? (Click on images to enlarge)

1934 Pierce Arrow dwarfs a row of Ferraris

 Intel's 4th annual car party was a blast.  The Intel gent said, "no judging, no trophies, no worries and free lunch." 

So I said sure, happy to barge down the road in Kathryn's Queen Mary to Intel's campus.  Good music, dancing, bbq and fun, funny, rare and classy cars.  Jaguars were the marque at last week's Pebble Beach concours so there were plenty of Jags.  My fave old roller was the Pierce Arrow. And like Steve Earle, the man who started the whole Historic Racing thing at Monterey once told me, "we all want all of them."

Perfect for rolling up to the Magnolia Country Club after the party

You wonder, will you always remember the first time you saw a Bugatti Veyron in real life?
The Veyron looked like it came in a box from Tiffany's, Bulgari or Van Cleef & Arpels.

There was even a Toyota

Yes, Gladys, that license plate is painted on the backside of the D-Type

Ancestor of the Jag fin: a boat tail on an Auburn Speedster

"Ya know, when me and Mary Ellen were just kids, we usta . . .

Parking Atrocity #44---Unclear on the compact concept

meanwhile inside the Intel Museum, kids who will one day fondly remember when cars had wheels, catch digital rain
little car with hilarity inside
Big car with hilarity inside: The Queen Mary; Kathryn's 1959 Pontiac Star Chief

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