My garage is now finished, more or less, just some interior touches left. It's really... big, at 6800 sq/ft., by our reckoning that should be plenty for what I want, especially with lifts. I wasn't able to lure over the Porsche mechanic to our shop, it seems he wants to continue studying and go to Stuttgart to further his education. However, that doesn't mean I can't lure him over from time to time to work on some projects for us, which is fine by me. So that brings us to 4 full-time mechanics, 2 full-time assistants, and 2 part-timers. They seem to be fleshing out to be a good team and I especially like our new Belgian Euro specialist, he has experience with most exotics, has a tuning background, and is enthusiastic to work with anything. Also he's a riot to hang with, which is a major plus.
The auction cars arrived, though I wasn't there due to personal stuff, they say they arrived on two trucks. I'm not expecting many issues with them, but you never can tell. I've already ran into some issues with these types of purchases before, though none have been major. *knock wood* The Miura is in pieces while they're painting panels and working on a complete rebuild of the drivetrain. That's a real ***** as I understand it, as parts for those don't exactly grow on trees, but I've been told what few replacements we can't get we'll be able to fabricate ourselves. It's amazing how fast they can do things, really shocking when you hear other people talk about 2-3 year restorations. I have to wonder what in the frak they're doing that could take so long. I'll go into detail about the F1 later, but for now I'll say that it's a breathtaking car. Great but also terrifying, I've never driven anything that responds and accelerates the way it does. I have to wonder why McLaren doesn't just build these again (with a few minor updates for newer tech) and charge $5M a pop. They'd sell them, there's no question in my mind. Right now we need fewer nanny systems and more pure engineering, otherwise the supercar as we know it is doomed. They should be designed with passion and brass testes, not a committee bowing before bean counters.