Soon after I first got my license in 2004, the car bug bit me. On occasion, I was allowed to drive my dad’s 1966 fully restored and modded Ford Mustang in Midnight Blue for a year or so.
But then, I was gifted the family van as my first commuting car for high school:
It was a 1990 Dodge Caravan with faux wooden side paneling. I was selling it in 2008; this van was my first car and our secrets will go to the grave. From carpooling in high school to cruising around Westwood Village in Los Angeles – this car had many purposes.
The time came when I needed something smaller and more practical. Along came this Honda, the silent creeper:
This 2005 Honda Civic was special. Its utility was just as fabulous as the van before it. The look was clean, it drove with precision and was exceptionally lightweight. I also added a 12″ sub-woofer in the rear and some Alpine speakers just to let people know.
I finally had the experience and now the opportunity to own an Audi. In 2015 I purchased a 2010 A5.
The turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with the AWD grip launched you around corners and got you quick off the line. This was the car that familiarized me Audi.
Then in 2017, out of the blue, came a car that took my breath away:
Successful negotiations meant that I was now the owner of a beast; a true monster of a machine. This is a car you had to tame. From the moment you start the ignition of this 2014 naturally aspirated 4.2L V8 Audi RS5 with 450hp, an incredible sensory experience envelops you. The exhaust is glorious in Sport Mode and emits a series of wicked deletes on the automatic downshifts just to let people know you’re around.
Along with being my daily commuter, this car sees action along Sunset, Mulholland Drive and the PCH.