Daily Podcast: TTAC Party at New York Auto Show?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

It is with great trepidation that I raise this possibility. I remember my first foray into bridging the gap between Internet postings and FTF. I was writing "The Truth About Cars" column for Pistonheads. Flush from my proto-fame, I decided to attend their inaugural Pistonfest. Not only did I feel like a Jew at baptism, I was a Jew at a baptism. An American Jew at the birth of a particularly English enterprise characterized by an inordinate number of TVRs in the parking lot and a peculiar pride in a certain fondness for meat pie. These particular pistonheads had little time or interest in a writer whose keyboard spat vitriol like a milked puff adder, who couldn't even tell an Audi S4 Avant from an Audi S Avant (a mistake with an apparent half life of strontium). My wife and I retired to the world's nastiest hotel room where we watched Anneka Rice fly around the UK in a helicopter looking for a teapot named Ralph (look, don't ask). Anyway, any suggestions for a TTAC party venue? And if we do a TTAC get together, I warn you: I may give my name tag to one of my writers and look on from the sidelines. What was it my report card said? Doesn't play well with others.

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  • Enzl Enzl on Dec 21, 2007

    NYC would be great...There's a fantastic old-school beer bar on 36th between 5th & Mad called The Gingerman...close to Penn Station, Grand Central and a bus ride of 15 minutes from Javitts....

  • Blautens Blautens on Dec 21, 2007

    NYC? Hmmm...cheap flights, but prying me out of Palm Beach County in March to go north of Mason/Dixon line? Barrett Jackson hits WPB in March. You should do it there. It's *much* funnier than the NY Auto Show. (They're both supposed to be funny, right?)

  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Dec 21, 2007

    You know, you're right. What about WPB in March guys?

  • Sanman111 Sanman111 on Dec 21, 2007

    I think the NY Auto Show would be a great time to have a party. Alternatively, Virginia Beach sounds good, though mostly because those are the two places where I have easy access to a roof over my head.