Friday, February 15, 2008

Twins, seperated at birth, and now only blocks apart, after different lives




Struck me as odd that these 2 Novas appear to me as the same year, and both have the fender gills, but are worlds apart in condition.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

This will change your mind on what it means to "off road"

video

http://www.howeandhowe.com/videos.htm for many more vidoes of what this can do!

a scratch-built tracked vehicle created by Howe & Howe productions. It's very fast -- its 650-horsepower blown 427 CID V8 rockets it from 0-50 in 3.5 seconds and lets it run up to 80 mph. It's also very agile, sporting a suspension with fourteen inches of travel that lets it handle bumpy terrain with aplomb. In fact, the Howe & Howe guys say it's the fastest tracked vehicle anywhere.

From Autoblog, July 2007 http://www.autoblog.com/2007/06/15/ripsaw-ms1-touted-as-fastest-two-track-vehicle-on-terra-firma/

For just pics http://www.howeandhowe.com/ripsaw.htm

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

If you like being at the drag strip, click on the link to see some incredible photography

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Wow, great photography

Click to enlarge

Just beautiful


1955 Mercedes Benz W196 ''Silberpfeil''

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Just a bad idea inflicted on a good car


You may have seen this in Popular Hot Rodding the new Mopar of Kenny Wayne Sheppard


Here's a story about the "Great Race"... and how freaking expensive it is to participate


What do you call someone who wants to drive around the world in a 1918 Chevy V8 Touring Car?


Luke Rizzuto wants to enter the 2008 Great Race in the Schuster Class with his '18 Chevy, one of only seven in existence.


According to Rizzuto, he was invited to be one of only forty drivers because of the great condition of the classic car.


Just for the privilige of joining this race, an entrance fee of $125,500 must be forked over for a sponsored car, and $109,500 for a private car.


Sadly, Rizzuto does not have the cash to join his fellow adventure seekers, so he has resorted to issuing a press release and hoping the media will pimp his cause.


If you want to help Luke Rizzuto on his way, get in touch with him through his website, or e-mail him at luke@lukesgreatrace2008.com.


Viper driver having fun at the "No Problem Race way, Loiusianna"

http://www.worldcarfans.com/4080201.002/dodge-viper-srt10-acr-hoonage

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Off road in a twin screw machine... Russian


http://4x4wizards.com/node/9

This amphibious military vehicle is from Russian manufacturer Zil. From what I can tell, this is from around 1970. The body sits on a couple of giant corkscrews which turn and propel it forward, or perfectly sideways

Up for an adventure? The Mongol Rally needs you!

http://mongolrally.theadventurists.com/index.php

Looks like a fun bunch of people who are trying to outlast some questionable vehicles as they try to get from London to the capital on Mongolia

"Travel a third of the way around the earth, from London to Mongolia via a plethora of countries most people haven't heard of in any crap car that has an engine with no more than 1 litre of power. Starting from London, the rally finishes in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar around three weeks and a whole heap of adventure later. It's between about 8 and 10,000 miles depending on the route you choose to throw your crap-mobile at. "

"What's the point?
The world is just a little bit too safe. Gone are the days where the edge of the map called you forth to discover what lay beyond - satellite maps and GPS have it laid out before you leave the armchair. What if you want things to go wrong? What if you want a bit of unknown in a world full health and safety measures? What if the words "adventure travel" conjure images of old ladies on a guided tour to Everest base camp with all the danger and real adventure neatly removed? What you need is the Mongol Rally. "

Here's a blog from last years race http://www.themongolianadventure.blogspot.com/

Here's a good video "Team Clouseau in Mongol Rally 2007" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTIYX2Ia1dI

Hamberg Germany has a good muscle car website

http://www.chromjuwelen.com/en/

Just crazy, a dragster made from a 1948 Landrover


Monday, February 11, 2008

Favorite monster truck "Grave Digger" puts on a show AFTER losing a front wheel!

about 40 seconds of spins, cyclone, and freestyle on just 3 wheels!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH1id3lNKak&feature=related

Monster truck donuts are impressive... and known as cyclones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXqH2aOtPNA

Monster truck "Maximum Destruction" just gets nuts

So strong of a run he completely rips the body off the rig, and kept going, with teriffic saves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HuToOuc9cA&feature=related part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2GYgL6X6ZU part 2

Best of Monster Truck freestyle... 2007 video

http://www.monsterjamonline.com/videos via Speedvision

This video has a series of you tube videos attached together, so just click the first, and the rest will play back to back.

News on Ford's new round of layoffs and paycuts

From Autoblog: http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/11/ford-to-shed-another-9-000-plant-jobs/

"with the new labor agreement, Ford can hire new workers -- when the time comes -- for $26 to $31, instead of the $60-per-hour it pays now. "