Mustang II front end maybe?
Mustang II front end maybe?
I see a white Kizashi Sport in my area from time to time, and I always get a tiny bit excited, exactly because it’s so uncommon, and because it seems special to spot one. I almost feel that anyone who drives a Kizashi actually sought it out and bought it on purpose, and, to me, that’s enthusiasm. All that makes it… Read more
In college, I went to look at a ‘67 Eldorado in the San Fernando Valley. I knew it was a project, but it started and moved, so I was bartering with the owner, a large, sweaty woman. While we’re chatting, I began to feel something warm and wet on my leg; apparently her toddler thought I looked like a great place to… Read more
Headlight bulbs. The number of cars I see driving around with a headlight burned out, and often with the high beams on to make up for it, is staggering. Most bulbs are inexpensive, and relatively easy to access. It blows my mind how many people don’t even bother.
The “In loving memory” decals. They’re almost always on truly shitty cars, and I often wonder why the drivers consider is appropriate to remember Grandpa Jim with a giant plastic sticker on their red Grand Am with mismatched junkyard body panels. In no way to I intend to shit on people’s desire to memorialize their… Read more
Ford Probe. For years, the Probe was hailed as the car of the future, but when it debuted, although kinda neat, it wasn’t anywhere near as special as the concept cars that preceded it.
Dolby C rules! Dolby B drools!
I bought a beat up ‘02 BMW 540i, and almost immediately checked for recalls. Sure enough, it had an airbag recall still open. As soon as it was operational, I scheduled an appointment to have the recall taken care of at my local dealership. I would guess that a new airbag module, would I have had to purchase it out of… Read more
OMG that Volvo wagon *hearts*
January 1997: Move to Colorado from California with all my worldly possessions packed into my 1967 Eldorado. Heater fan failed the instant I crossed into Colorado, and somewhere on the firewall, something wasn’t properly plugged, and I could feel cold air coming into the cabin. I think I had to drive like that for… Read more
Makes for an interesting thought: If car parts for all cars were cheaper, would most people buy/spend more thinking they’re saving money? If so, would that be a boon to the car parts industry?
I have had multiple issues while driving 15 passenger church vans (it blows my mind that people just don’t see these behemoths), but this one was pretty terrifying, as it was not only my first big crash (I’d had a minor fender-bender before, but nothing worse), but I was responsible for a bunch of high school kids’… Read more
My SO got me 15 laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a GT3RS. I gave my SO a 2002 540i project. It was a good Xmas.
1968 Eldorado to 1969 Eldorado. Same basic body, but I feel like it lost a lot of character when they went to fixed headlights and boring wheel covers, and lost the egg-crate grille. At least it kept the razor taillights; the 1970 model’s taillights were less interesting, too.
My SO happened to see a car that he thought was cool while running an errand. Knew it was a Mercedes, but wasn’t sure what model. Took me over there. It was a pristine 300SL. I’d never seen a real one; it literally took my breath away. I couldn’t get real close because it was behind glass, but it was silver, and had… Read more
I don’t race, but I do love cars and motorcycles, and I can often be found at a local motocross track on weekends. All my close MX friends know I’m gay, but I came out to them individually, only after I had kind of felt them out for a bit, and, so far, there have been no real issues, other than an occasional minor mis… Read more
Bought a crappy ‘67 Eldorado when I was in college, which ended up needing a valve job. I pulled the engine, pulled the heads, had a shop do the machining, then put it all back together and back in. It fired up pretty quickly, and ran great; I was elated, as that was the first time I’d done any major engine work apart… Read more