A week or so ago I was talking Harleys, but I think I’ve got the craving knocked down to just a cruiser rather than a full on Harley. To that end, I’ve found three non-Harleys around $1000, and they’re all faulty in one way or another. Let go!
2002 Harley Ultra Classic, which I just bid on on Copart. I don’t have a dealer license so I’m a bit limited, and more than anything I’m just bidding on this for the notice that the live auction is starting...I’d like to see what something like this goes for so I can start planning to pick one up.
Here’s a ‘97 Electra Glide I just found in Hartford, CT that has just the right amount of tinkering required for a neat little winter project.
1999 Harley Electra Glide Classic.
I like when things are definitive. Especially definitively broken...there’s nothing worse than an intermittent problem. So I was relieved when, after my new-to-me Tahoe stranded me in a parking lot yesterday, I pulled the starter to find this:
Two Miatas becomes no Miatas. I had the red one up for sale for a while, and a bunch of people were messaging me about it. I threw the black car up on Facebook marketplace for shits and giggles and it was sold inside about two hours. I’ve got a guy coming back here in an hour for the red one.
Every vehicle looks better sitting in front of a gyro shop. Every single one.
Resentment had been growing for my shitty 2000 GMC Yukon Denali. It’s not that GMT400 trucks are junk, they’re not, but this particular one is. So now it’s been replaced by something completely and totally in all ways different: a GMT800 Tahoe. See! Totally different!
One thing my dad does is keep cars a long time. He’s had his ‘94 Z28 since ‘97, he had his ‘05 Chrysler 300 C until last year when it dropped a valve seat. So why is he texting me about selling his Camaro, selling his replacement ‘12 300 C, and selling his ‘83 Honda Goldwing and buying this?
I had passed on the Vehicross, I really had. But did I pass on the Vehicross for $1000?
I struck out on the Vehicross yeah, but wait, what’s this?
So I took off from SeaTac airport last night at 1130, landed in Boston at 740 this morning...didn’t sleep a wink. Got off the plane, got our car, and headed to go see that Vehicross. Meh.
My Seattle vacation is just about over, and things have fallen together such that I’m going to take a look at this on my way home from Logan Airport tomorrow morning.
Seen around Seattle:
I just found this on one of my local Craigslist pages:
Lots of cars are victimized by poor modifications. But as we all know, some cars get it just a little worse than others...but who has it worst?
An Autozam AZ-1!
I guess that puts me right about halfway to Seattle, a little over actually.
It’s 2017 you guys. If you didn’t make a video of whatever you just did for the whole world to marvel at (ridicule), did you even do the thing? 2017 says no, so I bought an action cam for the red soon-to-be-racecar Miata. This post, however, is about mounting it.
It was insulting on two fronts. First, the car sounded AWFUL. I’m not sure what exhaust he had on it, or if there was any muffler at all, but it was the absolute classic ‘fart can’ sound.