seeing the DINAN badge on the back of a BMW always makes me smile. and, i bet the driver of said bmw would have been smiling too, if that dinan badge had translated into him actually being able to keep up with me. sorry, buddy, but you are just a little too fat to get by a supercharged tC. i opened on him consistently from our initial point of contact (BUS80E, letter streets) through the s-curves before arden, did the 160 merge thing and let him get beside me. seemed to take it pretty well, he smiled really big and gave me a nod. and tried to outrun me one more time. when i passed him on the inside at 90 around the marconi curve, he flashed his highbeams at me to signal defeat.
then exited with me at auburn, prompting me to pull over. nice guy, wondering what was up with my little japanese sled eating his ultimate driving machine for brunch. i told him why. he smiled again and said, "nicely done. drive safe." and was off.