Much like the crazy Fire Truck we saw the other day on eBay, today we have a Craigslist find that will make you wonder what was in your cereal this morning. Let me preface this by saying, I have a HUGE respect for anybody that takes on a major project like this, and actually follows through to witness its completion. Whether it is space-ship-esque or not, you have to give the guy credit for getting these parts to actually mate up to each other. That being said, your eyes are in for a candy treat this morning, in the form of a 3rd Gen F-Body.
It’s yellow. It’s packing some serious punch with a V6 and “chop head and roller rocker arm“. It’s got 20 speakers, a 7 inch tv in the dash, and a 16 inch monitor in the roof. It’s got even more yellow. It’s got a Mitsubishi front bumper and headlights from a 92-94 DSM. What else could you want?
No matter how many times you stab the key into the steering column, you are just not going to find the hole there. Go ahead, try it again… it still won’t be there. One more time you say? Ok fine, but you will be even more disappointed when you find it on the dashboard. At least it’s a rental.
It was Denny Hamlin who took the checkers at Sunday’s Heluva Good 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Hamlin won the race, but it was Matt Kenseth who had the car to beat. A couple of bad pit stops, one of which the jack man dropped the car before the fuel carrier nodded to give the signal that the Crown Royal machine was good to go. This made Kenseth short on fuel by a couple of laps and he had to slow down and try to conserve fuel in hopes to catch a caution.
Other things that plauged the 17 were the restarts; Matt just couldn’t seem to get the car to hook under the double file restarts spinning the wheels pretty much every time he needed to take off. He tried his hardest on the last lap to get to the rear bumper of the FedEx machine of Denny Hamlin, and came off the corner completely sideways trying with everything that he had, but that wasn’t enough to catch the 11. » Continue reading more of this post…
Maybe it is just me, but I feel like at some point in life I will need an old tractor. I don’t want to actually “farm” anything per se. I just want to move piles of dirt and rocks around the yard on the weekends. Is that crazy? » Continue reading more of this post…
There is no denying that people like watching tilt shift videos. Since people also like Ken Block, it was natural to combine the two for a Dirt 3 advertisement. In the words of Napoleon Dynamite’s brother Kip – “I loooove Technology.”
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBFFvy90dIw
I may be alone here, but I find this picture quite humorous.
A few days ago, I was too angry at my vehicles to give them any wrenching time, so I plopped myself down on the couch. Before long, I found myself flippin’ through my Netflix account searching for car-related movies. Among Two Lane Blacktop, Ronin, Bullit and Eric Bana’s Love The Beast, sat a movie that I had never heard of before. It was called “Yank Tanks” by David Schendel, and it documented all of the 1940′s and 1950′s cars that are still in daily use in Cuba, along with the people that drive them.
Throughout the movie, dozens of car owners and mechanics are interviewed, along with the unique methods of repairing some of these old American rides. As it turns out, the majority of the replacement parts for these old cars are smuggled into the country, made by amazing Cuban craftsman, or retrofitted from newer Russian cars. From guys who build vehicles from metal scraps, to a shoeless dancing man that makes windshields, to painting cars with sponges, to one guy that makes his own brake pads with a secret formula of asbestos, you see it all. The willingness to make any part of an old car is unlike anything that I have ever seen. If you have a spare hour or so, I’d say it is definitely worth the watch. The video above is the trailer for the movie, check it out!
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNzIfN8rLso