Test Driving Dream Cars
by Stephen R.Jones
Rick Smith played "car key bingo" at a recent "road rally" of 2000/2001 cars for automotive journalists.
Some of the cars Rick had a chance to drive:
Ford Explorer Sport Trak
Ford F-150 Super Crew
Ford Focus - Sony Limited Edition
a "very Special" Corvette - the Z06!
Mazda Miata, 626
Mazda Tribute SUV
Mercedes-Benz SLK320, SL500
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Toyota Solara Convertible
Jaguar XKR Avendon-Class
Suzuki Grand Vitara
NY Show Vehicles
Favorite: Audi TT Roadster
VW Jetta 1.8T
Well Rick was only one person and didn't make it through this whole list.
And yes, Rick did get there on time, even though he drive his Dad's Chrysler minivan since he used an Acer 333T laptop with Sony/Etak GPS software. He tells me that this combination was much faster and more powerful than many of the "built-in" GPS automotive systems (and this one has an infrared remote!)
The event was held at Coyne Racing (see their cool interior).
Let's get to it - check out the photo gallery which were taken with a Kodak DC 280 digital camera.
Dated: 5 May 2000