Thursday, March 5, 2009

A challenge from Monique

I was challenged by a herding colleague with the following task:

Choose your "Top 10" in one of the following categories: Movies, Songs, Musicals, Cars, Bands or Sports. You must provide at least one point to defend why the item makes your Top 10. I challenge DeltaBluez Stockdogs, carefullyconstructednoise, My Hybrid Life.

So, I will choose 2 top 10's actually, one about Cars, as the challenge outlines above, and one about dog breeds.

Let's start with cars; I'll do dog breeds later...

#10 - The 2007 Fleetwood PaceArrow motorhome, with slideouts. The PaceArrow also signifies the successful dog show handlers at dog shows. If you had a PaceArrow, you won a lot. They are pretty luxurious. And, can you imagine how many dogs you could get in here?

The best-in-show way to go to dog events

#9 - Fiat 500. My aunt Maisie in England has driven a Fiat like this for many years - she's on her 3rd one I think. They are pretty tiny and yet, just so likable.

Aunt Maisie LOVES these things. They are pretty cute.

#8 - Jaguar XK8 Convertible aka "The Shaguar". Who doesn't love Austin Powers and that cool car he drove in the movies? I love it.

#7 - 2003 Subaru WRX STi Rally edition. Fast, nimble, fun, and it wins international rally competitions. The WRX line is by far one of the best sports car lines ever created (and I had a 2004 WRX at one time)

#6 - Gravedigger, the Monster Truck. I don't feel justification is necessary here. GD has been around forever, even had it's own cartoon. Outlived Bigfoot too (whatever happened to Bigfoot?). When I think "monster truck" I always think "Gravedigger."

#5 - 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle, in orange of course. This was my first car, got it in high school as a hand-me-down from my sister (was also her first car!). It was a solid car, albeit it leaked exhaust fumes into the cabin and you actually had to scrape ice off the outside AND the inside of the car windows. Aren't all Bugs like that though?

#4 - Audi A8L. Oh yes, this will be mine one day. I first recognized the A8 in my favorite movie, Ronin. It is the ultimate car and you can find me sitting in one at the car show this past year here on my blog. It has ultra-suede roof panels for crying out loud! So comfortable.

#3 - 2005 Audi Allroad. Okay, this is the car Jerill has right now. It's a tank, based on an A6 but with a sturdier, hardier everything. I was able to get to Diane's farm on the worst snow day in this car, along her crazy, icy road. I was actually passing other Audi's and Subaru WRXs that were abandoned on the road! In this car, you can get anywhere. It also kicked-butt on all these other cars in a German road test (the road was driving up a skihill!). See video:

#2 - 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series 5. I know a lot about this car because my dad owns one. Basically, this is the same car as was in the James Bond movie Goldfinger. The movie was filmed in 1963 and used the Series 5 DB4 for the movie, however, in 1964, the DB5s were built and so everyone thinks the car is a DB5. The car rocks and is just timeless in its looks and performance.
I got this pic of Dad's car from Flickr - some schmuck photographed it while it was entered in the Annual British Car Show in Bellevue, WA
#1 - Of course, to not disappoint, the number one car, according to My Hybrid Life, is of course, the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid. Duh, what did you really think I was going to put!?

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo fun list. I love the Astin Martin

    Looking forward to your dog list!