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I have a small confession to make; I love to drive fast! And yes I will admit, I have gotten many speeding tickets over the years.

Since my youth I have had a love of sports cars; especially European sports cars. I have had the pleasure of owning a few English and German cars. Loved them! There is nothing like sitting behind the wheel of a beautiful, powerful, work of art driving on an open road with the wind blowing through your hair. Convertibles are my preference.

So I thought todays post would be a bit different in sharing with you my love for sports cars. No this is not spiritual….. but it’s ok to enjoy beautiful things in life. The Lord gives us the desires of our heart when we delight ourselves in Him. Psalm 37:4

This is my most favorite…. my dad had one of these when I was growing up

 1965 Porsche 356

When I’m out and about and see a hot car I take pictures; spotted this black beauty in Orange County… sheer awesomeness!

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These next pictures are just like my first sports car; it was a bright orange 1973 MG Midget made in England. This car sat so low that when the streets were flooded after a rain, the alternator would get wet and the car would stall out. I got really good at pushing the car, jumping in and popping the clutch to start it up again! Ahhh, memories!

1973_mg_midget-pic-78488860881589611411972_mg_midget-pic-65241Well I wasn’t satisfied with my Midget so I set my sights on a beauty: 1968 TR (Triumph) 250. Another English made car. This one I had restored; new paint, chromed fenders, new wheels, new top, tons of engine work and topped it off with a personalized license plate…..

87   Did you see the license plate? “MRIAS TR”  How about that 80’s style hair do & rags??? Reminiscing of the drives I would take up or down the coast…. I can still feel the sun on my face and my hair getting messy.

Here are a few cars that are a desire of mine to drive: another English car; Aston Martin. Sean Connery made this one famous in the movie “Goldfinger”

1965 Aston Martin DB5

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Here is a classy Aston Martin: used again in 007 James Bond movies…. there’s excitement all over these cars!!  1963-1965 DB5 UK Special

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2006 Aston Martin DBS Used in James Bond “Casino Royale”

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Last but not least by any means…. another one of my favorites is the German made BMW. I have had several over the years; two from the BMW 3 series. For my first one I wanted the model with more power; my husband said: “you don’t need more power”… I behaved with that car. My next one I got “more power”…let’s say I made the CA DMV a little richer. My excuse: it drives so smooth I had no idea I was going so fast! Truth! These cars are sporty, tight and hug the curves like a dream.

Here is one that is off the charts; an incredible piece of machinery, I have driven this one only in my dreams…           2007 BMW M6

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Well now you know….. I have a love for sports cars!

What’s your favorite sports car?

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