Corvette: Do Not Want.

Over the weekend I went to one of my favorite junkyards.  It’s smaller than some of the others around but I feel like the guys that work there are friendlier than average, and 99% of the time, I can find what I need.  So it is definitely my number 1 pick for yards…. This time around, I stumbled onto a late 70’s / early 80’s Corvette that had clearly reached the end of the road.  It was rotted, crashed, crushed, parted out, beaten, and then disrespectfully smashed.  Cars like that are sad to see because you know at some point, a person brought it home from the dealer and loved every single inch of it.  They cruised the streets and showed it off to their friends , and now, all that’s left is rust and memories.  You had a good run at it Blue Corvette, a real good run…

Animals & Cars: A Friendly Photo Collage.

Before my short lived pre-teenage career in newspaper delivery, I had no idea that dogs could run 100+ mph.  It turns out that every dog in my neighborhood could, and they chased me like my pockets were full of delicious steak.  The highlight of every dog’s day was when I tried to sneak up to the front door with my GIANT yellow newspaper bag that might as well have said “attack me” on the side of it.  Looking back, I think I spent about 10% of my delivery time actually delivering newspapers, and 90% throttling my BMX away from the fastest dogs in the entire universe.  For years this traumatized me into fearing dogs and all other animals for that matter.  For all I knew – horses, cows, sheep, Bison, and turtles could chase me down, knock me off my bike and bite my legs.  Luckily for me, this all changed in high school.  A good friend of mine got a dog that was the biggest, scariest looking, friendliest, most lovable dog you could ever imagine.  This dog was the turning point for me & animals.  So since cars are my passion and animals are just plain fun, I put together this animal & car – friendly photo collage for your enjoyment.Continue Reading

Twin Engine Delorean on eBay!

There is a time to buy and a time to sell, and for this Twin Engine Delorean owner…..It’s time to sell.  Obviously, I could fill an entire paragraph with Back to the Future references, and maybe even include a picture of Michael J. Fox sporting red leather to really drive some points home….. but I’m not going to.  I think when you look at these pictures, you will draw your own opinions, and likely want to take this car back to 1982 before it had a Cadillac V8 and a Prelude engine stuffed into it. eeeek!

Facts:

1982 Delorean
Front engine:  2.0liter dual overhead cam Honda engine from a third generation Prelude.
Rear engine:  8.2liter high compression Cadillac engine, from a 1970 Eldorado.

Twin Engine Delorean eBay Listing

Item # 110516547384

"April Fools" Automotive Style.

Has anybody ever done anything to their friends cars as an April Fools joke?  I have always wanted to do something over the top to one of my friends, but never had the real audacity to do it.  Here are some of my favorite ideas.

Automotive April Fools:

1) Take your friends steering wheel off. Leave it on the passenger seat, doors locked.

2) Remove your friends drivers seat. Put it in the trunk or rear hatch. Again, doors locked.

3) Remove the entire interior carpet, put everything else back in and make sure nothing else is out of place.

4) Fill your friends vehicle with crickets.

5) Disable the engine from starting, and put a giant sign under the hood that says something humorous.

6) Fill the car with balloons, don’t forget the glove box, trunk, console, etc.

7) Make a sign that says “Please stare at me awkwardly” and tape it to the outside of the passenger door.

8 ) Poke tiny holes in a carton of eggs, and hide it in a friends car. Wait patiently for epic stink.

9) Jump the horn wire to permanently be on.

10) Grease under all of the door handles, heavily. The more grease the better

What Automotive Related jokes have you played on your friends?

Love it or Hate it: 1983 Cadillac Seville.

There are so many cars out there with a cult following these days, that I often find myself wondering if all the weird cars in the automotive world have a place to “belong”.  Do people really like these oddball cars? Or do they get stuck with them and learn to love them?  I have very strong affection for a many of the ugliest, most backwards, slowest, and terribly designed cars in existence.  I bet I’m not alone.

For today we have a 1983 Cadillac Seville. These had amazing oil leaks V8 engines that sat way too far forward in the engine compartment because they were front wheel drive.  The weight distribution felt like it was 98% on the front wheels and 2% over the rears.  Luckily the power steering pumps could power a small city so turning those overloaded front wheels was easily done with your finger tip.  The interior was chock full of switches, hundreds of them.  Switches in the dash for everything imaginable, switches on the sides of the seats, the doors, the roof, the glove box, and if I recall correctly, the sun visors had switches as well.  Nobody knows what all those switches did, but if you wanted to turn anything from off to on, you could do it successfully in this car. Cigarette lighters? Yeap, there were enough of them for you and 80 of your closest friends to have a smoke.  As a kid, I enjoyed putting dimes in the lighter holes, sadly, the US didn’t mint enough dimes to stuff into every lighter hole in these cars.  The trunk; “Hey GM designers, what the heck went on there?”

My opinion: If it were rear wheel drive, I would love it because of its weird looks, and gangster soul. However, being front wheel drive with the worst weight distribution in history, I am leaning on the hate meter for this one.

What’s your opinion?

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