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Tube Hunting Trips -

Just... act... normal...   Aboard the Star Ferry that goes from Kowloon Bay to Central Hong Kong. It only costs about 30 cents for a one-way trip, and it's a lot of fun.   I could not buy a camera with a wide-angle lens big enough to capture this city in one shot. It is beyond huge... you'd think it must be a drawing or back drop for a movie.   This is outside of the main area of town, in one of the smaller, more typical neighborhoods. I would guess this guy has been sewing here for 50 years...

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HiFi Amusement -

Downtown Monterey after dinner. From the left: Margaret, Byron, Jefferey, Jennifer, and yours truly. Jennifer likes to poke fun at me. My car's plate says “TUBEGUY” so she started calling it “TUBEGAY”. So on a website where we gather I took this photo:   and made this one: So watch it when you mess with me. I have Jared and Photoshop. PS... I'm not anti-gay.   A Ferrari Lusso. One of my favs at the Concorso on Friday.   Keith Martin of Sports Car Market... my fave magazine.   You'll often see this guy at the Saturday Historics at Laguna...

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Concerts & Stars -

The girls that answer the phone, keep my books straight, and keep me from jumping out a window, Mariangela & Sophie.   Me and EveAnna Manley at the show. EveAnna once again flashing some kind of tube gang signal. Not sure what it means.   This dude grabbed my girls and started telling them they were the most beautiful girls at the show... Later we found out that Pepsi cup was full of vodka.   Under normal circumstances, these girls would probably be flipping me the bird behind my back, but they knew there was a camera so they behaved......

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HiFi Amusement -

Okay, here's the deal. EveAnna said that to extend the life of my helmet's inside liner, I should do what she does: wear a doo-rag. Someone else told me it was a doo-doo rag, so I showed up with a pair of BVD's on my head, thinking that's what they meant by that. So for those of you who don't know, a doo-rag is a bandana worn crip-style on your head, not a pair of underwear.   EveAnna looking super-cool midway through the day as we were heading out to the track.    ...but, as I point out here... she's...

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HiFi Amusement -

So I was at the LA Auto Show, and was invited by the fine people at Bugatti to be part of a select group of people to test drive the incredible Veyron. The guy on the left is a real race car driver, unlike yours truly. They paid him to take me on the first half of the drive, then I got to drive for the second half of the ride.   This is where we pulled over and I took the wheel. I've owned and driven a lot of high-performance cars, and this guy could see I was not...

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