In the beginning of the 1970′s muscle cars were it. The more cubic inches you had, the more you could brag. Then the big bad catalytic converter jumped into the car scene, and ruined everybody’s fun. Way to go smog. By the time the late 1970′s came around, the best you could hope for in a new car was a manual transmission, some groovy disco stripes, and t-tops to let your hair breath. In short, you hoped for this Road Runner.
Flat out, I have no idea what year this Road Runner is, but I’m quite sure its between 1976-80. The front bumper is throwing me off because it has the parking lights in it. I’m not sure if that was a specific year thing or a Road Runner thing. No matter what year it is, this car is the bees knees. Just look at it for god sakes! 360 V8, manual transmission, t-tops, side pipes, chrome Cragars, window vents, a hood scoop, and those frickin stripes! Oh god, I gotta have those stripes! If cool options were land mass, this Road Runner would be the Louisiana Purchase. I’m serious. I would put a comb in my back pocket, bury my foot into the cutpile carpet, and rock this thing hard. Would chicks dig it you ask? Who knows!? Who cares!? Just look at those stripes!
This 1922 Dodge Brothers’ 4 Door Convertible had one of the sweetest brake lights strapped on to its rear fender. Unfortunately, judging by the condition of the lens, some evildoer didn’t get the message.
In 1988, Mitsubishi… err… I mean Chrysler, really had their game face on. The Chrysler Conquest not only had cutting edge body lines, a ferocious 2.6L turbo engine, and seats that hug you like your favorite teddy bear, but these cars had a totally radical fuse box! Check it. Imagine you drop a dime in your cigarette lighter and POP goes your fuse. Bummer. You do the electric slide all the way under your dash, and find the grossest display of awesome that the 1980′s could only provide. Inside the fuse box, Chrysler has given you a slider and a LED that tells you if your fuses are blown or not. As soon as you slide next to one that doesn’t light the bulb up, you pop in a new one, and you are ready to plug in your bag-phone again. Nicely done Chrysler!
We all know that VW’s are a cult, but when it comes to air cooled Volkswagens, things just get weird. Yesterday I spotted this very strange scene, and I knew that it needed to be captured on film. Now, I am a fairweather VW enthusiast, you may even call me a VW enthusiast of convenience. However, I have some friends that are hard core, notch your subframe, stretch your 205′s over a 9 inch rim, plaid 4LFE, I brake for ants – sort of people. » Continue reading more of this post…
Sometimes Bentley owners get tired of their lavish indoor swimming pools, and they want to try out real beaches like the common folk do. Unfortunately for this beautiful car, the driver was apparently unaware that parking of vehicles takes place on the pavement, and not the sandy beaches. Oopsy! Who would have guessed that a 500+ horsepower, $200,000 Bentley would be defeated by something as cheap as sand? If I had been there, I would have recommended sticking hundred dollar bills under the tires to get it unstuck. I heard that works really well.
Image Credit: Chris Considine
I may be alone here, but I find this picture quite humorous.
….and that man found the remains of an old truck in the beautiful countryside. Naturally he grabbed the helm of the prehistoric ship and took it for an imaginary sail around the luscious green field.
Don’t even think about saying that you have never done this before, because you know you have. Just think about how many times you have been in the drivers seat of a car making high revving engine sounds while rowing the gears of the missing transmission. It’s what we do, no reason to deny it. The only question about this image that I have is: “Is that really a hand crank for the engine on the front?!!!” You’d have to be completely nuts the to spin that engine over by hand with intentions of keeping all your limbs. Yikes!
The early 1900′s – When men were men.