Thursday, January 24, 2008

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Email me @ to comment, throw a tip my way, suggest something cool you'd like to read here... whatever...

Carscoop... thanks for reading, and could you throw a tag on the articles you rewrite and give me a credit?

On Jan 14th I post the Shelby Supersnake is sold on ebay,

on Jan 18th Carscoop posts:

On Jan 22nd I post about the Model A the Finnish innovator remade into a streetable racer,

and 2 days later Carscoop posts their photo heavy article.

I've found this on other posts before, but ddn't have enough evidence to draw the conclusion this clearly

0 to 60 car magazine website good variety, mostly new cars and racing orientated, good variety of wallpaper too

Primus "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" and a Subaru that jumps snowboarders ramps



for the original video of Jerry Was a Race Car Driver:

How is your local car dealerships rated? And what are the comments about them?

Dealer Name:

Quite a eyeful on the one I read, no punches pulled. Of course happy customers don't get excited enough to comment, only when people are aggravated and looking to get even for being abused , ignored, insulted, or aggravated do we go the extra distance to lash out or warn others.

The next time I find evidence of happy people taking the time to comment, email, blog, or set up websites... will be the first time I ever see it. It's just the way it seems to me.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Maybach = luxury.........thanks Mike!

About ASE certifications, and what it means to have an ASE cert, how to get it etc etc

Until the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972.

ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.

Here's how ASE certification works:
Prospective candidates register for and take one or more of ASE's 40-plus exams. The tests are grouped into specialties for automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, and collision repair technicians as well as engine machinists, alternate fuels technicians, parts specialists, auto service consultants, and collision damage estimators.

Upon passing at least one exam and after providing proof of two years of relevant work experience, the test taker becomes ASE certified. Certification, however, is not for life. To remain certified, those with ASE credentials must be retested every five years.

Hot Rod Surf of Ocean Beach in San Diego made it into OverDrive Magazine... congrads!

the massive Mopar Action Q&A Tech reference library

Cow vs Challenger

if you're interested in nostalgia hot rods, like I am

interchangeable hoods 4 years apart? Never would have guessed it myself...

1969 Barracuda and '73 thru 76 Darts.
I read this in the Apr 2008 edition of Mopar Action

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Get some muscle car and hot rod photography galleries right here:

Great website for early hot rods ... from Switzerland!!!

Hot Rod magazine has new title that might come out, here's a look at it

I bought the magazine off the rack at 7-11, but couldn't find very much on the web... here's what is out there:

Finnish innovator takes a 1924 Model A, and a Cosworth race engine

First the video:

Then the write up:

Here's the shops website that did the work, and their galley:

I wrote this post on the 22nd of January, and 2 days later Carscoop posts their photo heavy article. I think they are reading my website... and I scooped them again! HA!

The Barracuda Concept car that just sold at Barrett Jackson

The production look of the new Dodge Challenger vs the concept

vs the concept

Just a reminder that lots of car magazines can be read online without subscribing

I've found the most dedicated website for C body Mopars or 1969-73

The FUSELAGE website was designed to make people aware of the beauty and elegance of these very impressive, American automobiles:
The 1969 - 1973 Imperial, Chrysler, Dodge Monaco/Polara and Plymouth Fury.

This was done in order to help stop these vehicles from being crushed, neglected or parted out.This website shall assist in identifying the different models in each line and through the years. It shall be a help for auto enthusiasts to determine whether an interior, trim or option was really available to the car model in question.This website also serves as a glorification of the sales material that was produced back then in a very contemporary style.

(why this guy thinks it's illegal for anyone but him to use the images from his website, when he doesn't own the copywrite... Chrysler probably does... is beyond me)

How long is a yellow light at the intersection traffic light?

This question came up today at a safe driver training course at work today, no one know the answer yet... but on the web I came across ...

How long should a traffic light stay yellow?

The length of time that a traffic light stays yellow will vary from one intersection to another. The timing depends mostly on the speed limit and the width of the intersection.


Doesn't answer the question specifically other than to tell the derivation factors. One co-worker states that the 1/10th of speed of the street at the intersection, is the time the yellow light will be on.
So 55mph zone will have a 5.5 second yellow. Maybe this is right, I'll look into it farther.

By the way the safe distance to stop in traffic is the distance that allows you to see over your hood and look at the bottom of the tires of the vehicle in front of you. Liberty Mutual insurance company calls this the "Liberty Wedge"

Maybe the 2nd funniest car commercial ever

My readers and friends, the time of the "Trunk Monkey Theft Retrieval System" is now!

From the brilliant comedy minds of :

Maybe they are fellow members of the Pirate Monkey Cult? which is the original website from Zina, who also authored this central website but not has her daily blog here: and every thing she's written is worth reading, and most of it is funny as hell!