Reed Sorenson ended up being the winner of Saturday’s Bucyrus 200 at Road America. From what shaped up to be a pretty crazy finish, it initally was Jason Allgaier who took the white flag and looked as though he had the cat in the bag to drive his machine to victory lane when Aric Almirola’s car stopped over in turn 5.
Allgaier who was in the lead ran out of gas in turn 6, handing the lead over to Reed Sorenson. When that happened the flagman waived the yellow caution flag which freezes the field on the last attempt of a green-white-checkered finish. Ron Fellows matted the gas on his machine after the yellow came out passing Sorenson which confused the winner of the race. Continue reading Reed Sorenson Wins At Road America
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.
Tony – “What happens when you toss a V8 in the back of your Jeep?”
Jeremy – “So you want to see the worlds longest drift?”
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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.
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!
When you go to a car show or cruise night, there is never a shortage of hotrodded Model T’s. This is totally understandable considering that Henry produced 15 million of them by 1927. That’s a heaping amount of rolling stock for us to still be playing with. What really impresses me though, is when I get to see an “original” one. I’m not talking about a restored Model T in original form, as those are somewhat plentiful as well. I am talking about one that has never been sliced up, or taken apart. One that you know has all of the original bolts that an assembly line worker installed nearly 90 years ago. That is a special car, a real survivor. You know that the car was delicately cared for by multiple generations so that a piece of American history could be passed on to the next. Cars like that have character that restored cars can’t compete with, and can’t be reproduced. They have bumps and bruises with stories to match. Continue reading Wow, An Original Model T Still Exists!