Bringing her home

On May 20, 1995, I bought my 1995 Stealth R/T Turbo from Templeton Dodge in Vienna, Virginia. The next day, I began the long journey back to Sweet Home Chicago. Along the way, I made several stops at scenic points for some pictures.

The trip started at my father's home in Virginia.

Estate I - Estate II - Estate III - Estate IV

I made a stop in the countryside of central Virginia.

Countryside I - Countryside II - Countryside III - Countryside IV

At the western edge of Virginia, I came across a beautiful scene with fog-laden mountains towering in the distance. I got off the highway and took an extremely narrow and steep one lane road up the side of one of the mountains. As I neared the peak, the forest grew very thick, and there was a sign welcoming me to "the University of Spiritual Consciousness", or something like that. Fearing that some crazed wackos might come after me with incense and flowers, I declined to head any further up the mountain; instead, I pulled off the shanty road onto a grass clearing behind a rickety house. The clearing was at the very edge of a steep cliff, with nothing but a wooden post fence to prevent objects and people from tumbling to their demise. I quickly positioned the car, hopped out, and with the local stray dogs yapping at my feet, snapped a few shots before high-tailing it back down the mountain. The eerie lighting effects in these shots help to emphasize the creepy atmosphere that I certainly felt while standing there.

Cult I - Cult II - Cult III

Heading back down the mountain from the "cult" area, I found a hotel with a nice view in the opposite direction.

Hotel I - Hotel II

Second Annual Midwest Import Shootout in Noble, Oklahoma

On October 4, 1997, I attended the Second Annual Midwest Import Shootout in Noble, Oklahoma, sponsored by the Mitsubishi Diamond-Star Owners' Group. I took first place in the All Wheel Drive bracket class after five rounds of competition!

Here are some pictures from the event:

SCCA Solo II autocross racing in Wichita, Kansas

On October 5, 1997, I attended an SCCA Solo II event at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. I took first place (out of only two cars) in the E-Modified class.

Here are some pictures from the SCCA event:

Take a peek at my race results in this machine!

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