Saturday, December 08, 2007

Dozens of drivers get 33 cents a gallon gas, due to mistake on programming the pumps

MINOCQUA, Wis. - Dozens of drivers made a mad rush for cheap gas after a station employee accidentally changed the price to 33 cents a gallon.

An employee closing Trig's Minocqua Shell for the night mistakenly entered the price of a gallon of gasoline as 32.9 cents instead of $3.299 on Monday night.

He left about 10 p.m., but drivers could still use their credit cards to buy gas.

Word of the bargain spread fast in the rural northern Wisconsin community, with 42 people buying 586 gallons of gas in an hour and 45 minutes. One person had pumped 27 gallons and two purchased 18 gallons.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Way back when... in the primitive beginnings of bikes and cars

1913 Cole Touring

Just check out the primitive front fenders, just after having been invented, when they still performed the function of "Fending" off the horse slop from being flung onto the vehicle users.

1906 Grand Prix

Lambo Muira new 2007 prototype / redesign of the original

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The New York Times digs into the Unique Performance company losing the Foose and Shelby contracts

In a new twist to the lawsuits and allegations of screwing over customers due to not delivering on time and on cost, it's the local cops and Texas state officials who seized 61 cars in an investigation into title washing (salvage titles being cleared by retitling in a different state - which makes the salvage title stigma disappear)

In another story from a local CBS station, a lot of the workers stayed on to finish some of the Foose Stallions after the shop was raided by police. Just dedicated to the cars, how cool is that?

We have word that Unique Performance utilized hard-core Texas prison inmates to help build the cars, and each of the hand-built Mustangs contained over 13 gallons of Bondo body filler. VIN numbers were illegally removed, and some parts of this re-built American classic were coming from Taiwan. per :

Though I can't read Hungarian it looks like this website has interesting articles, but a fantastic variety of pictures

The truth about mechanics shops

Ads no one has seen since 1964

These are in the 1965 Miss Universe Pageant program
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What a 1924 car with a radio looked like. Here's President Coolidge to demonstrate

Nice, just outright nice.

The Smokey Yunick Camaro is for sale again

or call them at 480 894 4004
Oh yeah, and they want $260,000.... before taxes and interest on the loan
Why do I post about Smokey's Camaro? I'm an admirer of Smokey's accomplishments and brillaince.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Robert Williams, lowbrow artist extraordinaire

His website and gallery of art, including the Hot Rod Race, Appetite for Destruction, Girl with the Faberge Ass, and about a dozen others.. in flash. known to most as the artist who did the liner art poster for Guns and Roses Appetite for destruction, and known to some for the masterpiece "Hot Rod Race".

Robert worked as Ed Roth's art director, and in 1994 got a magazine going, maybe you've heard of Juxtapoz magazine? I doubt it, but who knows?

My kind of trophy

From this months Goodguys publication for members, here's their website for perusing for awesome hot rods :

All in the name of speed

Rollie Free, who on Sept 13th 1948 broke the 150 mph motorcycle speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats on a modified Vincent Black Shadow. He stripped down to bathing trunks and lay flat on the bike to decrease wind resistance.