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The Red Baroness - The art of Thornwolf
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The Red Baroness
So, I've sold my old car, the Minotaurus, to keesh and have recently acquired a new vehicle.

Meet "The Red Baroness" (Unofficially "The Scarlet Pumpernickel"), a Chevy HHR.

Within days of getting the car, some friends and I were able to test Baroness' camping abilities....in Death Valley.

I have to say, she more than exceeded expectations, holding three people and our gear comfortably, and providing a smooth ride to boot. I am pleased :)

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Current Music: Drive - Assemblage 23

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doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: November 17th, 2008 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow ... Big car! :P ;D ihihih
BTW, I saw that kind of roads only in one place: Egypt!!! XD

From Aswan to Abu Simbel it's very similar, a black straight line in the desert. =)

The bus driver was going at 160-170 km/h (99-105 mi/h) ... and it was a double-decker bus! XD
turbinerocks From: turbinerocks Date: November 18th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Much smaller than it looks! The curb weight of the Chevy HHR isn't much more than a VW Golf.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 18th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah really! You look at it and you're like "augh mini SUV!" and then you get inside and you're like "oh....wait."

It was very hard to judge how our gear would fit, but it did! It was very much like playing tetris but not even as frustrating even when the music got faster and we could't get any straight pieces.
kecleon From: kecleon Date: November 17th, 2008 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Oops, forgot to blur out your license plate in one photo! D:

Otherwise, it sounds like you had a great time!! :D *lurks moar*
calicatmerlin From: calicatmerlin Date: November 17th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Death Valley is such an amazing place. Love Devil's Golfcourse and Devil's Cornfield. Badwater, Zabriskie Point and the steam tractor in Stovepipe Wells.
kokeshikitten From: kokeshikitten Date: November 17th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's a stunner! I love the color! My parents have a silver HHR and it is such a comfortable car. They love it.
twilightsocks From: twilightsocks Date: November 17th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
She is GORGEOUS! =D
datasocks From: datasocks Date: November 17th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
That IS gorgeous. Now I want one! :O Let's go sell our bodies to science.

ruggels From: ruggels Date: November 17th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow.. Im impressed, the car looks so.. so.. Retro. I thought it was sort of an SUV but then there's that photo of you standing inf ront of it,and I realized it wasn't. Anyway, the top photo looks like a Car Ad for a magazine. Noce car.

Scott

P.S. How was the trip BTW?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 17th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very very fun. Posting pics in a bit.

And yeah its one of those crossover cars, like a PT cruiser. It looks big but it drives like a regular sedan, but has a lot of storage space and stacking room. I tell you, we used every inch of it XD
featherlady_jt From: featherlady_jt Date: November 17th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sweet ride! :D Good for camping too? All the better!
silverfoxwolf From: silverfoxwolf Date: November 17th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shiney!!!!!
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kylet From: kylet Date: November 17th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
They've tweaked the design a bit since my aunt's. *Very* nice, and a great color too. Glad yer havin' fun with it :-)
aurorawolf From: aurorawolf Date: November 18th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Hot ride! :D
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