1A Auto Blog Asks: What Do You Think About Stink Buggin?

When I touch upon the fact that you may unknowingly be “Stink Buggin’ “, I’m not talking about your pest control.  I’m talking about when the back of your car is jacked up about 4 times higher than the front.  Now, you may remember us pointing out this phenomenon once before, but that car was doing it against the owners wishes. A mistake, if you will.  The vehicle above is straight up, planned out, fully invested ….stink……..bugginit!  I mean, if you were to ask Einstein to mathematically prove the existence of “stink buggin’ it”, he would roll up to your residence in this vehicle and proceed to do donuts in your front lawn.  I bet this car has seat belts just to prevent you from sliding onto the floor.  Maybe I’m wrong…but then again, maybe I’m not.

Lend me your thoughts on the Stink Bug Movement. Me? I think I might be lovin’ it.

1A Auto Blog Asks: What Are You Getting For MPG These Days?

The image above has absolutely nothing to do with this blog post, but the car deserves some credit for surviving as long as it has against all odds. Seriously, when was the last time you saw one of these?

Anyway – over the last week, I have been doing a little gas mileage experiment, because I am trying to figure out how to beat the whole “buying expensive gas” thing in true gearhead fashion. I will elaborate more on this and potential further experiments in the days ahead. In the meantime, I would love to know what all of you are doing to stretch your mileage (If anything)? I also set up a poll this morning to see where we currently stand.

1A Auto Blog Asks: What Is Your Favorite Tool In The Garage?

Up until this year, I had never had a garage of my own to work in. I spent many…. many nights working on cars in the dark, in the snow, the cold rain, the hottest sun, and bone chilling wind. If that’s you, I can relate. Just substitute the word “garage” for “driveway” in the question above.

For me, my favorite tool has got to be my MIG welder.  I got mine when I was 16 years old, and I spent every last cent that I had on it. Today, I could probably buy a better welder for about one third of what I paid 13 years ago, but I don’t regret it for a second. It has paid for itself hundreds of times over, and taught me far more than I ever wanted to know about metal & things that are very hot. Sure it has burned me a few times, and sets my pants ablaze from time to time, but that’s always my own fault. When it isn’t causing a denim inferno, it is surviving my hundreds of trips to and from the house, sub zero temperatures and the hottest of hot days in New England. It’s all business. Weekend after weekend, it never lets me down.  I just flip the switch, crank on the gas, and liquify metal. It is by far, my favorite automotive tool.

So what’s yours?

Today’s Challenge: Guess That Drag Strip!

The Mystery Track

Guess which drag strip this is!

Today’s challenge is to guess which race track this is.  Some may find this easy, others may find it impossible.  I personally have a lot of faith in the 1A Auto Blog readers, so I bet that you guys figure it out within the 1st hour.  Post up your guesses!

*Bonus points if you can tell me the drag racing series or event.

1A Auto Blog Asks: How Many Cars Do You Currently Own?

1964 Chevy Impala Convertible
I love cars more than most people do, and I often have more than my driveway can technically handle.  I have even developed a nice rotation of vehicles so that the yard stays presentable and doesn’t look like a parking lot.  Ownership? Well, I define ownership as the person that gets the cash money if it ever sells (which it won’t, I know). » Continue reading more of this post…

1A Auto Asks: What’s Your Automotive Bad Luck Story?

February 2nd 2011

Collapsed 22x24 2-Car tent February 2nd 2011

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1A Auto Blog Asks: What’s Your Favorite Muscle Car?

1972 Monte Carlo

If you are a car enthusiast, you must have a favorite muscle car.  I know the time frame is debatable, but if we set the muscle car era to be from 1964 – 1972, we can all have a good starting point.  So now which car will it be? and why?

Me? I’m going with the 1970-72 Chevy Monte Carlo.  If and when I own one, it won’t be stock.  It needs to have an obnoxiously violent sounding engine in it.  I want to hear every cylinder of the big block ignite and blow it’s 11:1 compression out the open headers in the form of hellfire.  Behind the massive injected big block will probably sit an M-22 Muncie 4-speed.  It will whine in every gear, but it won’t matter because I won’t hear it over the open headers.  I’ll be shifting it at the edge of it’s life, and making my valve springs work overtime.  My Monte will sit on the ground, it will be so low that ants will be ducking their antennae.   » Continue reading more of this post…

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