My dad bought a Buick LeSabre convertible back in the 70's sky blue. It was “The last of the big convertibles” which is why he wanted it. I think he had it completely repainted at least three times and finally sold it for the same reason.
I’ve been down the road in this thought experiment with a few projects. In the end, the Ship of Theseus is the same ship because.... there’s only one of ‘em. Sure, you can discuss originality and valuation, but that’s no different than appraising art that’s been restored after being damaged. Steve Wynn punctured a $40…
Torch, my wife and I just bought our first house a few years ago and I started buying air tools even before that. Air compressors are not expensive and pneumatic tools are surprisingly cheap if you’re not shopping from the Snap-on catalog. Hobbyists don’t need top end stuff. I love having an impact wrench for the lug…
Every picture of the tweel in action in this article depicts significant deformation at the contact patch. If electric and hybrids are supposed to be energy efficient, wouldn’t the manufacturers want a smaller contact patch? Or are we supposed to get used to poorer fuel economy?
I love my cars and I have an emotional attachment to one of them, a 91 Miata. The motor seized a couple years ago and I had to consider the cost of replacing the it or buy another car. My 91 also has some rust issues from being my daily driver for several winters. After I bought another car for daily driving, I put a…
You just sparked memories of my mom’s ‘74 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser and now I’m on Autotempest looking for one.
When I was a kid, my dad bought my mom a 1974 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. It was maroon with wood paneling and a maroon interior. God help you if you were wearing shorts in summertime. Those vinyl seats would sear your skin if the car was left in the sunshine. You’d just stick to them otherwise. I remember it thinking…
What’s he going to do? Chain himself to the columns? It’s not like the White House is some talisman of Presidential Power. Once the new guy (or girl) is sworn in, Trump’s secret service protection largely evaporates. He can try contesting the election results and claim whatever the hell he wants, but in the end it’s…
Alanis, I’m with you on this sentiment because I want to see an Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake out in the wild, just so I know there are people who really don’t mind saying “FU financial sensibility” and really ENJOY their exotic cars.
You can add a halo. I’d delete all of them from my window if that ever happened.
Not a fan of the stick families, but I did get my brother the zombie version as a prank. He hasn’t used them.
I think we’re both in agreement here. It’s funny and wrong and upsetting to some and entertaining to others in how some are getting upset.
To be obscene, the material must lack artistic, political or scientific value.
Sure. It’s funny, but Dillon Shane Webb will never hear us snicker. Sure, it’ll cheese off the more delicate among us braying about having to explain anilingus their children. The simple fact is with the exception of a porn convention, “I eat ass” will never be an appropriate ice breaker with strangers. The decal…
Either the funeral home is transporting the body Mitt Romney “coffin on the roof” style or they’re using the XT5 exclusively for ferrying dead children and young teens to the graveyard. It’s not as big as you think back there. I own one. No way my casket fits without a stretch.
There’s a Starbucks north of the wall. It’s right next to the Menard’s where the army of the dead got those giant chains.
The good people of Williamstown Kentucky built a replica of Noah’s Ark. They got a ton of money and tax incentives to do it. It... ummm... it hasn’t done well.
Wasn’t there talk of building a replica of the Nordschleife in Nevada that included public access? There are TONS of car enthusiasts in this country - especially in California. A trip around an 11 mile toll track with limited access and no speed limit? Sign me up.
Illinois requires a front plate and for years I never mounted mine. I have friends who refuse to put their cars on as well. All of us have been cited for not having it in place, but I’ve never heard of anyone being pulled over specifically for that reason.
This movie had some great moments that haunt my memory - especially Martin Lawrence making the aluminum bat sound.