Definitely planning on finishing my scooter and go kart -- I think I learned a fair bit about chassis prototyping to get my scooter chassis right on the first try. I guess I'll have to bear walking in 32ºC weather.
Learn how to drive a manual? There are no rental agencies that stock manuals! How unfortunate. I'll buy a beater from craigslist after I graduate this December and practice on that for a good half year.
As my consolation prize for not having a stick shift for the summer, I figured a good use of weekends is to sample as many cars as I can before the semester starts. Since there are 11 weekends during which I am employed, 9 of which I'll be free, I figured that I can sample a vehicle a weekend. In particular, here's the plan:
- Porsche Boxster (981) -- 1 Jun
- Porsche 911 Carrera (991) -- 8 Jun
- BMW M3 -- 15 Jun
- Audi S4 -- 22 Jun
- Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 -- 13 Jul
- Lotus Elise -- 20 Jul
- BMW Z4 -- 27 Jul
- Chevrolet Corvette -- 3 Aug
- ??? -- 10 Aug (might ditch this one)
I'm seriously considering a Boxster or 911, not so much the rest. I'm going for as much sportiness without sacrificing too much luxury -- I want my wood trim :P
This summer just got so much better.