Few reasons… started running out of wall space because I bought too many. My collection is straying a bit from my initial goal to collect only modern GT3 machines. Was a bit curious to see if anyone would buy them… come across someone crazier than me willing to pay more for a toy than the stores sell them for, etc.
It was an interesting experience. I listed my small 3 car Forza Motorsport series collection for $11 bux each giving myself a little wiggle room for the inevitable negotiation. Within an hour I had 3 offers for the BMW 2002… one guy offered to take the lot if I give him a deal, so I took a dollar off selling 3 for $30.
As much as I liked the card art in these they just didn’t fit with the rest of my Car Culture Real Riderz collection.
I’m thinking of selling a few more. The profit on each model won’t make anyone rich but it will offset the fuel I burned going to the store and coming back empty handed because they never seem to have Hot Wheels on the pegs anymore. Than again it’s probably because of people buying them cheap and reselling for more money like I just did. Welcome to capitalism.
The other thing I did was found someone to trade my spares for something I like. And while initially it seemed like a great idea the shipping cost killed the deal for me.
I’ll write more about this once I receive the package. But for now I’m on the hunt for more stuff I like to have on my wall, which currently features a lot of placeholders I’m looking to get rid of.
The last order of business on this two week trip down to Florida was another Miata Meet with Orlando Roadsters.
What a great coincidence? Much like last year post-Sebring 12 hour the Orlando Roadsters group once again organized a Monday night meet at a local Tijuana Flats tex-mex restaurant in Winter Park, FL.
Some 30’ish cars showed up, mostly NA’s and NB’s but also a single NC and a few ND’s. Ironically the exact same NC that parked next to me last year was there today, parked right next to me. And it featured the same eBay spoiler I bought for my car, which was really neat. So glad I put it on two weeks ago when I got down to Daytona.
Anyway, here’s some pix:
Two 10th anniversary Miata’s showed up!
Besides the 30+ Miatas that showed up there were some other 2 and 4 wheel vehicles. Including a cool bike, a right hand drive Nissan Skyline GT-R and a right hand drive Suzuki Jimmy mini-jeep.
I’m so happy to have had this opportunity to meet up with the Orlando Roadsters group… I’m sure when I move down here I’ll be meeting with them more frequently…
Last Cars & Coffee of the season at Tice’s Corner in Woodcliff Lake was a huge event. So yuge that we had to search for parking in the overflow lot near the bank down hill… it also felt a little less like C&C and more like a weekly cruise night, like those I used to attend every Saturday at the Whiskey Cafe in Lyndthurst, New Jersey. There were people selling cars and not just the boys from the local McLaren dealership displaying a pair of beautiful exotics. But quite a few more pedestrian cars.
Speaking of pedestrian cars there were several Miata’s but for whatever reason we didn’t really get to chat with any of them. Overall a very nice way to spend a Sunday morning.
One final note on the subject of Cars & Coffee events, I really hope they continue long into the future. I know some C&C’s have been disappearing especially on the West Coast in California and it’s a shame. I am really looking forward to taking my 3 year old nephew to a few of these when he’s old enough to appreciate the cars there.
Best thing to do in the summer time, check out a bunch of awesome looking cars on a beautiful Sunday morning. This Cars & Caffe was held at Tice’s Corner in Woodcliff Lake, Northern New Jersey. Lots of cars coming in and out. Good variety. Pretty neat experience.
Oooh… spotted another Miata and moved mine over next to it. Went into Panera Bread to pick up a chai late and another MX-5 joined us!
C’est fini! See you at the next one 😉
Motorsport Marshal, Miata Driver, Hot Wheels Collector