Saturday, April 07, 2007
Oh, puh-LEEZE. Your crane style is no match for my monkey kung-fu, donkey donkey donkey donkey
Yes, that’s Haley, as in Haley’s Comet comin’ straight fo yoo, foo. Does it make sense to convert a 1957 Nash Metropolitan into a station wagon? Not at all. Does it peg the cool-o-meter like the Night Rider pegging the speedometer on a lonely Outback highway? Hells bells yes, son. Now sit down.
That’s nice, Dan. Now why don’t you go off and play with your little friends for a while while the grownups talk?
So, you think just because you’ve spawned, that now you can dismiss my carefree, sorta-bachelor living, non? So you think that diminutiveness equates to worthlessness? Then feast thine eyes upon the Bee break, the most awesomest break ever to wear the Scat Pack stripes! I told you, don’t mess with a man that’s been to Mopar Nats. I will accept your surrender anon.
Oh, like yawn. What is that, a Chrysler? Wow. A Chrysler wagon. What did they make, like 23 million of them?
Go back to the Amish country, beard boy. Swimming with the sharks gets you bit.
Found by looking through http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2006/08/ Its a really good blog!
For another game try the 50 celeb Harley owners quiz:http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2009/04/ken-blows-my-mind-second-time-terrific.html
almost as good as the Bullitt chase scene opening sequence (also on this blog)
(Keeping in mind this is United Kingdom business, not American, but the truth I'm sure, doesn't just exist on their side of the pond.)
The government decided that the side effects of blanket speed camera usage warranted investigation, the transport department discovered that neglect of a statistical bias had exaggerated the main benefit of speed cameras by 400 per cent.
In September 2006, the proportion of injury crashes involving any speeding vehicle nationally was found to be only five per cent -- not one-third as previously claimed.
And now Safe Speed has learned via a Freedom of Information request that the speed camera side effects research, announced in May 2005, had been axed. (bad information research... ain't going to continue)
According to the Safe Speed campaign: " speed cameras are making road safety worse. But the Department for Transport doesn't want to hear this, which is the only possible reason for axing the most important research."
Safe Speed campaign founder Paul Smith said: "Speed camera policy has failed catastrophically. Department for Transport knows that it has failed but won't admit its deadly mistake and pull the plug. Officials seem to be hoping that speed cameras will fade away over the next five years, yet they know that the policy isn't working and is costing lives.
This motorbike known as the Rapom is built by Nick Argyle.
The builder said that the bike was spawned “from the unusual marriage of convenience and naivety”. After the chassis of his monster truck was sold, he actually used the left over engine to build this motorcycle.
Tipping the scale at 454 kg or 1,000 lb, the Rapom is equipped with a 8,2-litre supercharged Mopar V8 engine (tuned by ICE Racing) that runs on alcohol producing 1000 - 1200hp (depending on blower speed and fuel used).
I'm positive no one's done it before, this is definitely a first
http://kolyan.net/2007/04/05/super_motocikl.html and 2 more big wallpaper sized pics at http://img23.imagevenue.com/view.php?image=43765_1_bulletinboardforum_com_123_269lo.jpg
Ford's 2006 loss totals record $12.7 billion, $5.8 billion loss for the third quarter alone, largest in 14 years ( http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/24/business/24ford.html?ex=1319342400&en=16b6d9e4f774e7cf&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss )
38,000 union members had taken buyouts at year's end
Ford Motor Co. paid Alan Mulally (new CEO) $28.2 million in his first four months, Mulally's total compensation in 2005 at Boeing, his last full year with that company, was $9.96 million
Have given it a favorable review, but that's just something I found in passing... "Meat from shoulder and ribs only"... I didn't know that.
But I was making this entry because the new shirt has a GTX and a Super Stock Barracuda passing a In and Out side by side.
Coolest shirt yet, and I'm getting the feeling that the company is partial to Mopars.
Last couple of years have had a black Charger, and a purple Road Runner. Also the intro to their website http://www.in-n-out.com/ shows a ton of Darts, and not much else. Cool!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
From a really great car blog., http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2007/03/31/dont-they-know-what-day-it-is/
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
The most complete and remarkable collection of American convertibles made after 1946
complete list of the cars there: http://www.jeffreysward.com/tributes/deerpark.htm
2007 Racing Schedule
El Mirage Dry Lake Bonneville Salt Flats
May 5-6 Speed Week
June 10 August 11-17
September 16 World Finals
October 21 October 3-6
One of, maybe the most important and central, leaders of hot rodding passed away, Robert Petersen... founder of Hot Rod Magazine, and so much more
One of the most inspirational of all the pioneers of hot rodding, through the magazines he originated, Hot Rod and Motor Trend to name two, he inspired unknown millions to love hot rods and treasure the racing his generation began.
About the most complete website your going to find for all the so cal car stuff, cruises, links, photo galleries... lots
Eric was a team member of the John Force Racing team (JFR) from 1998 when he began as a mechanic, and spent time on the superchargers, clutches, and other mechanic duties.
In 2003 he was rewarded with a funny car seat, and won Rookie of the Year! He stayed in the top 5 points standings for 2005 and 2006 and won 6 times in his 1st 3 years. The tv show "Driving Force" chronicling the business of John Force and family ended season one with Eric Medlen winning at Sonoma. http://www.nhra.com/2006/forceblogs.asp
"He was the leader of my next generation of drivers." John Force. http://www.johnforceracing.com/
JFR will not participate in the O'Reilly Nats, the next after the catastrophic race, in order to recoup from the tire explosion (and study causes of in order to increase future safety improvements) that is a result of "tire blow-out and an extreme vibration beyond anything previously recorded in the sport" , and the first fatality in NHRA funny cars since 1969.
From http://www.johnforceracing.com/ team news ... The tire blowout started a event chain that caused Eric's car to crash into the guard rail, so violently that Eric had head concussions that couldn't be negated through surgery to reduce swelling and brain tissue hemmorrhaging.
I came across this Dart at http://www.moparmax.com/events/2007/ii_4-hemi-2.html which has a nice smoky burnout pic.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
This is from the sweetest Imperial there, very high dollar mods, but the hood and trunk were up, and it would have been a lousy picture of the exterior, next time.... notice the leather wrap on the steering wheel, which ia a perfect styled design, and the HUGE speedo, and realize it's nearly 1/2 as big as the wheel... must be about 10 inch diameter... push button trans too, and leather dash. A pic of the exterior can be seen at http://www.moparmax.com/events/2007/ii_4-dm-4.html
This Lincoln dash is terrific, easy but small guages, and I think the style of the small zeros in the speedo is cool, they aren't needed, and save space by making them 1/3rd the size of the numbers. Just above the steering column are the temp and air controls, almost un-noticeable and not cluttering up the area under the radio.
I think this is from a Merc, dual small ashtrays to match and accentuate the symmetry of the design of the speaker grill and speedo/clock design. Almost elegant. I'd give a 12 pack to know what is going on with the dual radio faces, the left appears to be signal strength, and the right is tuning, but I've never seen one like this before. A 30's woody maybe.
A welders car I think, and I can't tell if it's the clutch or brake pedal, but, "Ho down" is imaginative!