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 more of this post…
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…
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…