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The clouds parted, the birds sang, the sun shone, and the angels sang!

...Just got back to my motel room from the Brammo factory. My head is too full, it was an experience of sensory/emotional overload of epic proportions. I'm high on the experience!

I don't know what to say, my head is full of all sorts of things I want to say, but it's almost too difficult to express. The closest thing I can try to equate it to--I think this is what it feels like to have a baby. I'm overwhelmed, excited, and a little scared too. The car is beautiful! The folks at Brammo went way beyond my expectations, delivering a car with custom touches everywhere. Some of them said they had initial doubts, but almost all of them said it was one of the funnest cars they've made so far and really liked the way it turned out.

I removed the hood, and have requested that all the employees autograph the underside of it. I wanted everyone to have their mark on the car--it's such a masterpiece that they deserve to put their names on it for posterity. :tu:

There was so much to try to fit into one day that it just couldn't be done. I'm staying longer through tomorrow to ensure that I get enough pictures/video to make a virtual tour video of all three of Brammo's facilities.


My first ride/drive in the Atom was amazing. A really cool thing happened on the test drive, too--we saw a whole group of Miatas coming from the opposite direction doing a group run....waved to all of them. :)

We ddin't push it at all, but it was still enough to make me a wee bit nervous. This is DEFINITELY a car that you need to approach slowly and develop a relationship with before pushing the performance envelope. Now I understand what everyone has been talking about in regards to that...when it came time for me to drive, we had parked off the side of the road, facing uphill, with a dropoff just a few feet behind us. SCAREY! It was difficult to try to get started uphill without coasting backwards without ever had a chance to get a feel for the clutch/throttle/brakes before. I normally would've just used the hand brake, but the brake on the Atom is in the dash, making it that much more awkward. I was able to get going after the third try--talk about trial by fire! :D

Every single employee at Brammo is an outstanding individual. I made it a point to meet and talk to each person there. They are smart, friendly, happy, and outgoing folks. You'll be meeting them soon since I'll be making a point of having as many as possible appear in the tour video that I'm making.

There were also journalists visiting from Automobile magazine, and we spent an hour or so chatting with each other over lunch. Depending on our schedules, we may have dinner tonight, too. Further developments are sure to occur on this front, as they're very interested in doing an article using my car in the near future.

There's so much more to say, but my brain is FRIED. I need another 24 hours just to process everything that's happened today. It's been a life changing experience that I'll never forget...

...and the angels sang, and they celebrated and feasted upon cows, and the lambs, and fruit bats, and the orangutans, and the breakfast cereals.... you get the idea
 

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Glad to hear you are having such a great time. That is how all car buying experiences should be. I think it would be the greatest to get a chance to thank everyone that touched my miata while it was being made because it has been soo much fun. And everyone who designed it. I would have loved to go take a tour of the Brammo factory but i started school again last week. Congratulations on the car and can't wait to see it! :D
 

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Quick update post:

-pics will have to wait until I'm back home...the connection speed here is WAY too slow to upload the pics I want to share.

-Plan is to do some filming of the factory tomorrow (making a DVD), then loading up the Atom onto a flatbed trailer and trucking it home.

-Won't be able to drive the Atom on public streets until January. HOWEVER, I live next to a private parking lot. I would like to suggest that this friday's KINOD meet be held at my house. Maybe I'll be able to give parking lot rides (until someone complains) that night.
 

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Quick update post:

-pics will have to wait until I'm back home...the connection speed here is WAY too slow to upload the pics I want to share.

-Plan is to do some filming of the factory tomorrow (making a DVD), then loading up the Atom onto a flatbed trailer and trucking it home.

-Won't be able to drive the Atom on public streets until January. HOWEVER, I live next to a private parking lot. I would like to suggest that this friday's KINOD meet be held at my house. Maybe I'll be able to give parking lot rides (until someone complains) that night.
oh hell yeah.
 

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Jealous isn't the right word to describe this feeling I have. haha.

It is awesome that you have had such a great experience purchasing this car. I can only imagine what that car is like to drive. Hopefully i will be able to check it out and maybe take some nice pics of it.
 

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why no public roads till january??????


The temptation would just be too much for me :)
 

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mark me jealous, and I want a trip up to wherever you are. You've got one of my dream cars in your stable, and I'd love to call "shottie" and jump in.
 

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david, its cool to read about all thats been going on with your new ride... amazing, so happy for you(and expecting a ride). cant wait to see her-
 

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I was planning to install my new coilovers but a well... screw the coilovers :)
David is back and he has his baby with him ;)

I'll be glad if you could give me a ride David :)
 
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