Another highlight of the trip was meeting people I've read online. I present Alan (of AutoNeurotic and Petrolicious fame), Raphael Orlove (of Jalopnik fame), and Alan's bro-in-law Gil.
We met over doner kebabs and Turkish and Lebanese beers. Gil wanted to show me his pride and joy, a Mark II Jetta coupe. He is the third owner (his dad was the second) and this machine brought back a lot of high school memories. It has a recent Tijuana front yard paint job, which looks immaculate.
After lunch, we took a trip up to La Jolla to Symbolic Motors to look at used supercars.
I think this is the first McLaren SLR I have ever seen up close.
Here are a Maserati MC12 and a 3500 GT.
Here is a latch for the MC12.
BTW, Alan and Gil recommend this video:
I had a great time. Thanks, guys!