Your Wheel Just Fell Off… WAIT WHAT!?!

Have you ever heard somebody proclaim “I’m going to drive this dang car until the wheels fall off!” ?  Well, a friend of mine literally did drive at least 1 wheel off, and he captured that very special moment on video for the world to enjoy.  Luckily for him and his Subaru, he knew something was horribly amiss before the wheel decided to take an early apex without him. He immediately pulled the heck over before the car could begin its full acrobatic yard sale routine. Extremely Lucky!

Note to self: Always film automotive adventures, because you’ll be glad that you did.

Enjoy!

Can’t see the video?  Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EZTNSNiXRw&feature=related

Special Thanks to the unnamed driver for the picture & video!

320 All Wheel Horsepower Wrapped In a Plaid Wagon

A friend of mine has a totally sweet Subaru Wagon that really deserves to be appreciated by the masses.  You may have seen it once before way back in the day when it was a different color.  Luckily for us, the plaid hood survived the color change.  The body was not the only thing that changed with this car though over the last year.  The last time I bragged about it, the engine bay was chalk full of weakness, sorrow, and sad faces. Not so much anymore… » Continue reading more of this post…

Video: This Subaru Didn’t Quite Stick The Landing.

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…..or maybe he stuck it too much? Great car, big jump, rough landing no matter how you look at it.

Can’t see the video?  Here is the Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT9OXhTWYOo

Video: LS Engine Swapped Subaru Impreza.

First off, LS series engines are a new obsession of mine. Secondly, I just so happen to own a Subaru Impreza.  So, it seems fitting that I post up a video of an LS engine swapped Subaru.  The video claims LS-2, but I think it’s actually a cast iron 6.0L LQ4.  Be sure to crank your volume way up for this one. It sounds delish.

Can’t see the video?  Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3P0fNRk82Q

How Can Such A Little Subaru Handle So Much WIN!!

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It would be untrue for me to say that I don’t need a 1970 Subaru Samvar 360 Van in my life in a big way.  A fellow Subaru enthusiast passed this eBay listing over to me (Item # 250742053151) because a car soooo spectacular obviously deserves to be put on a pedestal in public view. Just look at how ridiculous it is!  I’m not sure if it belongs in the circus, on the grass at the Concourse D’Elegance, doing AWD turbo time trials up Pikes Peak, or hanging the front wheels while burning nitromethane at the drag strip.   The possibilities are endless!   Could this Samvar actually » Continue reading more of this post…

Most vs. Least Expensive Cars on eBay. 10/22

10/22 Most Expensive Car on eBay.

Vehicle: 1967 Chevy Corvette Coupe 427 # 300479937620

Buy it Now Price: $1,967,000

Owner Says: “This ORIGINAL(L68) 427-400HP MOTOR? …is in “YOUR” car!

My Thoughts: “It’s in MY CAR?!!!  Dammmmn!  How come I never noticed a 427 hiding in my car? Where is it? Can you show me?  Ok seriously, could this listing be any more confusing?  I don’t know if there is a car for sale here, or if he is offering to buy the mysterious engine that I don’t have for 1.9 Million bucks.   We are still in reality right?  Where am I?”


10/22 Least Expensive Car on eBay.

Vehicle: 1983 Subaru Hatchback # 330486558512

Buy it Now Price: $300

Owner Says: “Head gasket is blown.  Interior trashed.  Bought it as a little beater for the kids to drive til it dies.  Well…  It still starts and runs, but I can tell it’s done.

My Thoughts: “The lack of rust makes me think that maybe this car is not done.  Since imaginary engines apparently exist today, let’s all imagine this fine automobile with a WRX engine and awd drivetrain swap. mmmmm.  Now who’s going step up and make it happen?”


Travis Pastrana Vs. Mount Washington Video

In the interest of awesome videos, I feel obligated to post up this one up for the dedicated 1A Auto Blog readers as well.  It is a video of Travis Pastrana (Awesome rally car driver) planning for, and then racing up Mount Washington.  It will likely be the best 5 minutes of your day, so you will want to sit down and watch it immediately….maybe even twice.  FWIW, much like the Pikes Peak hill climb, these people are crazy for racing this close to a multiple thousand foot cliff.  Just sayin…..

Can’t see the video? Here is the Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdXJYc4CpXA

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