After spending an eternity
getting fixed hibernating, my little bastard finally made its local car show scene debut yesterday. Please enjoy these potato pics.
After spending an eternity
My little Zastava is finally back from the shop! It went from dying at every stoplight, to making the hour’s drive home under its own power, drama-free. Here’s what it took to get it to this point:
For better or for worse, the original XC90 stayed on the market for twelve years. All the thought and effort Volvo put into making it world-beating in 2002 at least helped it stay (surprisingly) competitive in 2014.
The JDM RHD craze has just started to hit the US, but it has been going strong in Canada - especially on the West coast - for about a decade now. Why are Japanese imports so popular? Can we expect the same boom in the US? As a Jalop living on Canada’s West coast, allow me to show you why JDM imports are so freakin’…
A cream-colored Zastava 750 once made an appearance in an old movie, which I happened to watch as a kid. The little car had suicide doors and an engine that sounded like it was reversing when it was actually going forward.
It had only done about 200km since the restoration ended. I'd never have expected to be in this position so soon, even after a botched restoration. At least we were near the end of the drive at this point... Let's hit the 'rewind' button:
Until today, neither did I. Guess Doug DeMuro was right...that, or it was stolen. Maybe someone on Oppo knows the owner? (Greater Vancouver, BC area)
Three years. It's been three years since I imported my classic car and I haven't driven it once, due to a crappy restoration. Then came the bureaucracy...
They say more than 60% makes you car Yoda - how well will Oppo do?
If we can identify the best dealers to buy a car from, why can't we identify the best dealers to service a car at?? Let's make a master list of all the dealers we've had good service experiences at so we know where the most trustworthy places are at in each city!
Peter Cheney says, "The more I drive in North America, the more I appreciate the Autobahn." He compares road trips here to one in Germany, going into the minds of left-lane hoggers in the process. Worth it to read: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/ca…
Recently, a shop selling a '66 Corvette 427 had a buyer ask if they'd take a trade. The trade in question was a DeLorean with 308 miles that the guy had sitting in a storage locker...
Before one even gets to the driving enjoyment stuff, a manual simply makes one a better driver. I found this text (on Autoblog) that argues that nicely, so I'll share it with you guys: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/21/lea…
This little Jimny was tasked with towing something stuck in the snow. Click play to see what that something was...I won't ruin it. :)
Enter the world's largest miniature car collection and the mind of the man who owns it. Check out the video after the jump for a tour of Billy Karam's 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas, the current world record for the largest collection of car toys.
A photographer by the name of Michael Paul Smith uses an age-old special effects trick to make scale model cars look 1:1. The trick is easier than you think.
An old-timey, animated, satirical short from the sixties discovers that we aren't alone in space! There is life out there after all... Full movie embedded after the jump.
The diamond-water paradox challenges how something essential to survival like water is much, much cheaper than something decorative, like diamonds. Therefore, cars like the Jeep Patriot ought to be more expensive than a gullwing SLS...
So Ford announced that they'll be adding some buttons to MyFord Touch soon. That can't come soon enough. Here's why.
I bought this Fiat 600 derivative overseas a handful of years ago, with the intent of restoring it and then importing it. The restoration seemed like just about any other you've already seen. Getting it here, however, was an event in itself.