The Ignition Is Definitely In The Dash.

The ignition is on the dash

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.

The 1988 Conquest Had A SWEET Fuse Box!

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!

Wow, An Original Model T Still Exists!

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…

Middle Of The Week Racing News

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…

Tractors – We Don’t Talk About Them Much.

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…

Hey Look At The VW Bus I Spotted!

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…

Is That A Bentley Stuck On The Beach?

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

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