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Vegas Trip: Day #8 – LA – Petersen Automotive Museum

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#history

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FD concept!!!

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Yup even concept cars rock Toyo R888’s in the US!

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Old.

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New.

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Still the dream (with RB26 heart of-course!).

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Tuner section (again, 86 was on Toyo’s!).

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And yeah, this stopped me in my tracks, and hit me like a 2 tonne heavy thing.

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Go Adam! Their Forza set-up definitely needed some work (not inked and some dummy mode where the cars were auto braking).

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The Jewel of the show.

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Deus RPRSNT!

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John and Simon scored this S14 for their LA stay. I was quick to grab a ride just for the experience!

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Yeah roads are pretty damn fucked up in LA!!!

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And back to Shake Shack to try their normal ShackBurger and awwwww yeah, super dirty, tasty, the complete opposite to In-N-Out’s much cleaner burger, but I love it!

Last day in the US, we checked out the Petersen Automotive Museum, just 20 minutes drive from our hotel. On show was ‘The Art of Bugatti’, but we went straight for the vault tour!

No photos allowed in the Vault Tour, such a shame as there were some pretty amazing cars underground, the one-of-one 1925/34 ‘Round Door’ Rolls, a Mercedes used by Sadam Hussein and much more.

Well worth checking out if you have a few hours to burn. I couldn’t get my eyes off the McLaren F1, even going back to level 2 to check it out twice.

For more info, visit: http://petersen.org

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Vegas Trip: Day #7 – LA

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Just happened to get the Good Morning carpet in the lift this morning.

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Really quite liking the W Hotel we’re staying at on Hollywood Boulevard (bed was super comfy too, had a great sleep).

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I messaged John Lor of Greaser, he was in Santa Monica and said that the sun was up and that it was beautiful there so a few of us jumped a maxi uber and braved the LA traffic (which apparently never eases up) to get there. Once we got there we realised the entire beach was covered in a super thick fog!!!

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Made for this pretty gnarly photo.

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We ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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The shrimp (pictured here) was soooo good. Rest of our meals were awesome too, service even better (the tipping system here really seems to work in regards to service, something Sydney could perhaps better from?).

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We did a little shopping in the outdoor mall a few streets back from the water, and noticed the fog subsiding so we headed back to the pier to watch the sun go down.

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First thing that came to mind was Grand Theft Auto! Man that game re-created Santa Monica SO well!!!

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Dinner at Shake Shack!

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100% went for the wrong burger. Instead of going for a classic (which I usually do when visiting new burger joints) I went for the SmokeShack (bacon) and it came loaded with hot peppers which had me sweating (I’m allergic to chilli!).

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The OG! Zi and I.

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Mr Antonio Alvendia of Motormavens, who lives in North Hollywood, dropped past the hotel for a few drinks, we ended up cruising to Koreatown for a 3am feed too. Massive catchups, so good!

Woke up fresh (no hangover thank God!), hit Starbucks next door and a few of us made the call to check out Santa Monica. Once we got there we realised there was a crazy fog covering the entire boulevard! The weather was strangely cool too, but that didn’t stop locals from swimming at the beach. We had a huge feast at Bubba Gump, which was way better than I remembered Bubba Gump to be, and spent the rest of the day just chilling out with John and Simon from Greaser in Sydney.

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White Rabbit

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Pretty awesome show on at White Rabbit right now (go!).

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KOI.

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Menya Mappen

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Healthy goodness. Ontama Salmon Tataki at Mappen Bondi Junction.

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Poppin’ Bottles with Models

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CATALINA

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Crispy skin Cone Bay Barra with spanner crab ravioli.

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Brioche and candied cumquat pudding with cumquat semifreddo.

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Coconut and vanilla bean jelly with pineapple sorbet.

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Raspberry cheesecake.

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My Aunty Lely and uncle Bernard!

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Lunch with the fam at CATALINA in Rose Bay to celebrate my Aunty Lely’s B’Day. Not been back in ages and far out, loved being back! Such a cracker day, sea plane parked on the water, light flooding into the huge dining space. So rad and the food was even better. My main was everything I wanted!

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Butter

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Butter. Will go anywhere/do anything for Fried Chicken!

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Adventures with Crumpet!

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Dog in a bag! All set, ready to go!

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Crumpet loves the car!

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Nana and Crumpet at the Airport.

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Noms. Big brekkie at 5th Earl, Rosebery.

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Will go anywhere/do anything for Fried Chicken

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Thirsty Bird with Nanami.

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Quay

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Ménage à trois! The table they gave us (with clear views of the bridge and the opera house) was 10/10, so too the company! ‪#‎wecameforthesnowegg‬

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