Here in the United States, we are known for our undying love of big American cars with big V8’s. There is something special about burying your foot into the floor board of a V8 powered car and feeling the tires rip away at the pavement as the white cloud of smoke billows out from the rear quarter panels. It’s passion. What you may not realize though, is that some other countries have just as much passion for these big American V8’s as we do. This video was apparently filmed in Poland by a Mustang car club member. It is really quite a fantastic video. I have watched it a few times, and it definitely makes me wonder if I need more Mustang in my life.
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj1kBHcAbzw
Pretty much anything can happen during the Daytona 500, and one thing’s for certain, this years Daytona 500 was no exception to the rule. With record lead changes and the big one happening early in the race, many top contenders such and Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and many other popular drivers had their chances of winning end early.
Once the smoke cleared and the final lap emerged it was rookie Trevor Bayne racing for the Wood Brothers in a Motorcraft sponsored Ford that crossed the finish line first.
The only rookie to ever win the Daytona 500 was Lee Petty during the first Daytona 500, because essentially everyone was a rookie for that race. Trevor Bayne is the youngest rookie to have won the Daytona 500 in history at the age of 20.
I have been watching this kid draft with Jeff Gordon all week long and from what I can see he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with.
Picture borrowed from Fox news
I cannot even begin to imagine how much time and effort goes into making a stop motion video like this. I’m just glad the guy did it, because it is fantastic entertainment for people like us! This guy deserves a high 5.
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One of the most old school tricks in the book for rust removal is using molasses. Yep, deliciously sticky molasses. It is just as easy as you would want it to be. You mix it with water for around a 7:1 water to molasses ratio. Then you drop the rusty parts into the bucket o’ goo, and forget about it for a month or so. When you eventually return, you remove your previously rusty metal to find ….viola……rust free metal! How great is that right? Oh….I see…..You want proof….fair enough. Over on killbillet.com, a member named “2.3Turbo T” recently did a great pictorial of this exact rust removing process. The best part you ask? He did it to the entire body of his car.
He started with a relatively complete ’27 T roadster body.
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Collapsed 22x24 2-Car tent February 2nd 2011
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The big news out of Daytona from yesterday had to be that Dale Earhardt Jr crashed his 500 car during practice. He was drafting with teammate Jimmie Johnson when they came up on a pack of slower cars. Jimmie Johnson slowed down and got loose causing Earnhardt to slow, resulting in Martin Truex Jr. to get into the back of Earnhardt’s car sending him into the inside retaining wall.
Earnhardt has gone to a back up car and will need to start at the rear of the field as mandated by Nascar for the Daytona 500.
The Gatorade Duals are today and will be shown at 1:00 pm on Speed, the race starts at 2:00. The rest of the field has to race its way into the Daytona 500 during these two races. If you can catch them they’re a great race to watch, Speed usually replays them a few times at night during the week.
Photo borrowed from: www.Nascar.com
Due to cars hitting speeds of 206 MPH during the Bud Shootout on Saturday night, Nascar has decided to change the size of the restrictor plate to 1/64th of an inch.
This change should drop about 10 horsepower from the motors, resulting in speeds just under 200 MPH for Sunday’s race. These changes help to keep the cars at speeds that will keep both the drivers and fans safe.
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