I hate car TV and web shows. Plug and play builds with sponsored parts, half-assed restorations, or ogling expensive cars built for Middle East royalty. Everyone has their thing, and that’s fine, but I like the nitty gritty builds; the guys and gals who get a rusty thing and put it on another rusty thing to make a…
Technically rockets are automobiles, so this belongs here. On September 3rd 2002 an amateur astronomer named Bill Yeung did what amateur astronomer Bill Yeung does best: he found an asteroid orbiting earth that nobody had found yet. Excited to claim the discovery, he named it J002E3 presumably because Spacey McSpace…
I stopped watching Nascar about the same time I stopped working for a Nascar team. A brief peek under the hood and it was hard to not be disillusioned about the minute role of the automobile in the sport. Nascar tries very hard to make sure all of the cars are the same. And if all the cars are the same, then the sport…
Bull fighting. Flamenco dancing. Gratuitous amounts of ham. Sure. A large and historic Automobile industry? Spain is known for many things, but what about cars? The answer to that is an unequivocal “eh, kind of.”
When confronted with the opportunity to buy something for twenty dollars, I always think “I bet I could build that for free,” and then proceed to spend a hundred dollars in tools so that I can build it for free. Then I spend twenty dollars on beer to celebrate the money I saved. So when my doctor said “You’ll need to…
Living in California, I often bemoan the fact that I can’t afford a house with a big garage and back yard, but then I see things like this and I think about how quickly that yard would be filled with shit like six busted-ass Pontiac Fieros.
No problem; I’ve got the clutch on the shifter.
You suck at driving. Well, I mean, not you specifically. You are great at driving. And me, I’m also great at driving. But everyone else? Everyone else sucks at driving. This is especially disconcerting for those of us who travel on two wheels, because while automotive safety has been steadily improving for vehicle…
I know, I need to clean my pool filter.
Figured you all would enjoy this bit of creativity.
I recently flew into Fairbanks for a brief vacation, and spent the week driving around Alaska, sleeping in the back of a Ford Transit Connect, and taking time lapses which I composed into this “car review” below that is not at all about the Ford except for a brief 3 second cameo.
There are many important moments in the life of a car guy: The time you buy your first car, the first time you start the engine on your project build, and of course that time Jay Leno says “Hey, nice car, wanna be on my show?”
It’s nice to see people walk past $10 million in cars to check out my rusty hand built shifter kart.
I've been really ill tonight and can't sleep at all. I can't seem to focus on anything productive, so I've just been sitting here digging through the last several days of oppo posts. Thanks for all the interesting discussions, craigslist monstrosities, and awesome GIFs! I'm gonna go shit and sleep now.
Got oil on the rear tire, tried to hold the slide and highsided.
Someone buy this from my roommate so we can have more garage space.
I have a disease. A disease that causes me to look at every vehicle/engine combination and say “No, no, no, you’ve got it all wrong!” A Fiero with an Iron Duke? WRONG! A Barracuda with a slant six 225? WRONG! A DeLorean with a French V6?