Recently Mark Smith of Factory 5 (www.ffcobra.com) arrived on some VW discussion forums. He quickly made it known that he had a VW kit car project in the works that looks conceptually outstanding. Apparently you start with a Gen IV Golf or Jetta, and slice and dice it into a GTM-inspired (my words) supercar. Overall, it looks like a massively epic win for Volkswagen enthusiasts, and the car world in general, because an economic supercar will soon be within the average DIY’ers budget! There isn’t a descriptive enough word in the English language to describe the kind of automotive passion that comes out of the Factory 5 guys hands, so I have no doubt that this will be more of the same. If you want to follow the progress there are two areas you may want to venture into. Thecarlounge.net is the first, and there is also a slightly more in depth build thread going on within the TDIclub
It’s this week’s “Weekly Rotting Car”!
One day, many days ago, I noticed something bluish WAY down a hill on the side of a road. Naturally, I had to investigate the situation. What I found was truly an awesome automotive specimen. It was an upside down, engineless, rotting, yuckified, and a downright perfect car for this blog. Anybody care to guess what it is?
Hint: It is not a Lamborghini.
One of my favorite things to do in “off seasons” (read: cold seasons), is to look at abandoned & wrecked old cars in the woods and in the junkyards. I’m not really sure why I enjoy looking at old rotten cars, but it’s probably the same reason that dogs chase cats; because they can. I have come across some really amazing vehicles over the years, but one of my all time favorites was finding a large wooded area of TriFive Chevy’s, most of them being 1957’s. There were probably about 20 of them, and almost all models were present from two doors, to 4 doors, and even wagons. Other than the convertibles & Nomads, no model was spared from this automotive atrocity.
Got a picture of an old rotten car ? If so, send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will make sure it gets up here.
I am absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of the 1AAuto “Nutts and Bolts” Weblog. I know what you’re thinking, “why are there are two T’s in the word Nutts? Is there already a typo in this thing?” Nope. It is not a joke, and it’s not even a typo. Jeremy Nutt is my name, and I will be the primary editor of this internet breakthrough of an automotive blog. With a last name like mine, you really need to take charge of the never ending genealogical ridicule, and begin to make the name work for you. I really had no choice in this matter; I just had to put my name to work. Thus, “Nutt’s and Bolts” was born.
The foundation of this exquisite piece of computerized literature is constructed of cars, trucks, and everything else automotive. It will quickly grow to become your favorite hangout for riveting automotive articles, how-to’s, news, product reviews, videos, pictures, and plenty of entertaining banter. As if that isn’t enough, the greatest part of the entire Nutts and Bolts Blog will be you, the reader. Seriously! You have the full ability to respond to anything I (we) write. I know you have plenty of things to fess up about, and I want to hear it. So, cheers to you! Now, let’s get this thing fired up!