Back in my high school years, I knew of a reclusive man nearby that had an entire yard full of totally complete 1960’s Ford Falcons. There were probably more than 30 of them scattered around his yard with just few other models sprinkled in between. It was quite clear that none had moved in several decades because the vast majority had old plant growth securing them firmly to the earth below. I never did find out what his draw to Falcons was, but being a car guy, on some level, I respected it. Yes, I realize that he was potentially the reason that these cars would never see the road again, but that is not always the case, and not always a bad thing. It really depends on the situation. Maybe the Falcons were destined for the junkyard long ago, and he saved them from certain death in the crusher? Maybe he was storing them for a friend? Maybe he had already saved 100 of them, and these were the leftover real junky ones? Who really knows. The only thing we knew was that the dude had a lot of Falcons, and they may still be there.
Today, we have a more modern version of the story, but seen in a much happier light. This story takes place in Michigan, on Craigslist, and it’s a person with 50+ Mitsubishi 3000GT’s and Dodge Stealths. That, my friends, is a hell of a lot of lug nuts. He (I’m assuming it’s a “he”) has twin turbo cars, he has N/A cars, he’s even got factory red interiors for god sakes. How jealous are you? Be honest. The great thing, it’s all for sale! That’s right, he isn’t just hoarding them and watching them sink into the worms presumably like the Falcons. He is selling parts so that other cars can breath life again. It is the automotive life cycle and assuming that these cars weren’t mint when he got them, he is definitely doing the responsible thing, helping his fellow enthusiasts. Well done!
Are you this guy? Are you a car hoarder? Contact us and tell us about your collection at firstname.lastname@example.org! Seriously. The enthusiasts here are jealous and want to see more.
Imagine you are a multi-millionaire driving to work in your luxurious ’91 Chevrolet Caprice (hey, it could happen). Gas is cheap, the sun is shining, brightly colored flowers are swaying, ducks are quacking, and life sure is good. With the windows wide open and the radio cranked, you do your best to harmonize with Mariah Carey because nobody else is around to judge you. You are sure that today is going to be an absolutely wonderful day. Mariah and yourself are just about to hit the pinnacle of “We belong together”, when your Caprice violently puke’s its connecting rod through the side of the engine block. Ca-Blooey! Rap Rap Ca-Pow! Thud…. Mariah will have to finish this one without you.
Silence has surrounded you as you woefully roll to the side of the road. The sun, flowers, and ducks have all vanished as well. Could your engine have really been trying to escape your singing? Ouch. While you can’t be sure about your engine’s motives, you can be sure that your smooth sailing, sweet B-body needs a new power plant. What a bummer… Or is it? Continue reading Whoa: Have You Seen Nelson Racing Engines?
This video was taken yesterday by a friend of mine at New England Dragway. It was a test & tune day, and one of the cars there ripped off a 6.92 at 210 mph. Twin turbo, G-Body, pulling the front wheels when the boost arrives. These DMC guys deserve a round of applause, and many high 5’s. Well done!
Over the years there have been around a million cars on my “must have” list. However, Mustangs have never made the cut…..until I saw this one. You see, I drive to work the same way each day through a couple of small towns, and about 50% of the time, I would see this car sitting in a yard, body shop, parking lot, or driving past me. It has been a highlight of my commute for a few years now, and I have seen it slowly but surely become more and more beautiful with each passing weekend. The paint is about a hot as it gets, the wheels and suspension give it a perfect stance, and the engine is quite a sight. It’s a 600+ horsepower twin turbo built 4.6L, so it’s good for smoke shows, burnouts, donuts, and more smoke shows. It looks dangerous when sitting still, and furious when in motion. Let’s sit back and appreciate for a few. Shall we?