Since we were going to be brutally beating driving our own vehicles on the course, we began the day with pre-race vehicle inspections. The driving instructors needed to make sure that none of us had any planned trips to the nearby hospital. Once all of the vehicles passed the safety test, we signed a waiver and began learning the basics of autocrossing. Certain cones meant certain things, and if you ignored the rules, you would likely end up looking like a jerk in one way or another. Got it. . . . → Read More: So You Want To Be A Race Car Driver Do You?
Is it the 14.3 second quarter mile times that make this car outrageously awesome? Could it be the 390 V8? Maybe it’s the 4-speed transmission and the limited slip differential? Glass packs? Nope, wrong-o! All of those guess are 100 percent totally wrong. . . . → Read More: The Greatest Hood Ever: Rambler SCRambler
Sometimes your engine starts making a noise, and the only way to make it go away is by turning the stereo up louder. Time passes and the noise under the hood has progressed into a dull roar. With a simple clockwise spin of the knob, the stereo volume increases by an equal amount. . . . → Read More: When The Noise Gets Worse, Your Bearings Are Gone.
It is sort of like that, but less expensive. It’s not a luxury or winter vehicle by any means, but it will out corner any other vehicle in your neighborhood, and make your friends shriek out profanity. The one in this video was apparently built by RealStreetPerformance in Orlando Florida. It claims to have 650+ horsepower coming from a K20 Honda engine with the help of some forced induction. . . . → Read More: This Ariel Atom Video Will Make You Giggle.
We left off part four of the Chevy Impala project with me parking the car in the yard, and taking a year or two off. Sad I know… However, during that little break, I cleared my mind, and finally built myself a garage to work in. On March 15th (read: cold, snow on the ground), I started building the garage from my own plans with a borrowed nail gun. 7 months later, I gathered some friends, and pushed my Impala into its new home. By that time, it was beginning to get colder, and even though I was indoors, the non-insulated garage was too chilly to work inside. 5 more months pass, and spring 2011 has finally arrived. . . . → Read More: 1964 Impala Convertible Project Part 5
Now on the other hand, from 100 feet away, this car looks outstanding. It’s got a sweet throw-back paint job, one of the meanest hoods to ever come out of the muscle car era, enough character to make you sick, and the right price tag. Once up close, you can see the 340 emblems, and the fact that it is a very complete car (okay, minus the two drivers side wheels…you’ll replace those anyway). Lastly, it appears to be a 4-speed car. One more time in case you missed it… it “appears” a 4-speed manual transmission car. It’s definitely a manual on the floor. That means that if you buy it, you can row gears in a rare bird like you’re it’s your job. You’ll be the talk of the town. . . . → Read More: Throw Back: 1972 Roadrunner 340 Manual Edition.
This car has been many years in the making, so seeing it nearly dip into the 6′s while knocking on the door of 200mph is just plain sick. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I do. . . . → Read More: What goes down the 1320 in 7.04 seconds at 190 mph?