Saturday, March 01, 2008

speaks for itself

Hidden in plain sight, a Fury GT with a hemi

Pried from the forest that had been it's home for 30 years, a 69 Roadrunner, with 61k miles

$3500 speeding ticket .... VA. lawmaker seems to profit from the law he made. Personally in the case of state Delegate David B. Albo (R-Springfield)

Albo, a senior partner in the Albo & Oblon, LLP traffic law firm, can expect to see a significant increase in business as motorists seek to protect their wallet from traffic tickets that come with assessments of up to $3000 in addition to an annual point tax that tops out at $700 a year for as long as the points remain.

Driving as little as 15 MPH over the limit on an interstate highway now brings six license demerit points, a fine of up to $2500, up to one year in jail, and a new mandatory $1050 tax. The law also imposes an additional annual fee of up to $100 if a prior conviction leaves the motorist with a balance of eight demerit points, plus $75 for each additional point (up to $700 a year). The conviction in this example remains on the record for five years.

is this from an article in

Friday, February 29, 2008

What the? ! ? This can't be street legal, can it?

69 Corvair Monza

Congrads on nailing the plates!
Dual exhaust? And a convertible to boot!

Lancia found in RB... well I've never seen one before, have you?

John is selling the Merc!

Good variety of photography at Pizdaus

How stoked would you be to find this ?
I just dig the contrast in this one.
via :

Just for laughs, from

Biker gang?

90 to 100 year old automobiles(mostly) can be found at

1908 International Harvester

look closely at this truck, click on it to make it full size, and you'll see it's an electric... solid tires, house window for a front windshield, it's a 1918 Walker with all the batteries in the low box between the front and rear axles... big squeeze bulb horn on the bench next to the driver.
I also think the lamp-post is terrific, why did they ever get rid of style in public utilities?

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hot Rod icon Boyd Coddington passed away yesterday, Feb 27th

Services will be Mar 5th,

the 2008 San Diego Car show season updated on May 12th 2008

Again I missed La Jolla Classic in La Jolla in January 2008. It's an invitation only event and held in the park near La Jolla cove. Here's a link to a photo gallery :

The Car Club Council
meets on the first Tuesday of every month (June 3rd next)
San Diego Auto Museum
at 7:00 p.m.
information: Bob Schlotter 619-443-2419.

May 17
5th annual Corvettes of San Diego - Make-A-Wish Foundation Fundraiser
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ventura Point, Mission Bay Park, 1000 W. Mission Bay Drive at Gleason Road.
Information: Steve Lucero, (760) 796-4366 or Paul Heeter, (619) 890-9887.

May 17th
Annual Kiwanis Patriots Day Parade

May 17
Army and Navy Academy Car Show,
info: Ruben Cerecedes (760) 729-4382 or

May 18
BMW Clean Car Contest and Charity Auction
9:00am-3:00pm Spanish Landing
On North Harbor Drive, a block west of Harbor Island Drive, across from Lindbergh Field.
Info - Dennis Damon or 760-598-8770

May 18
Mustang Club of San Diego Club Picnic

May 24
American Heritage Car Show
Grape Day Park, Escondido
321 N Broadway

May 25
43rd Annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show

May 31st
La Mesa Flag Parade

June 1
Buick Club car show
Bates Nut Farm

June 1
Seaport Village Corvette Show,
(Seaport Village park)
South on Kettner, off West Harbor Dr
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Show fee $15;
proceeds benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

June 4 - September 24,
El Cajon
Wednesdays 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Main Street

June 5
La Mesa Car Show
between Date and Fourth St.
Thursdays 5PM - 8PM -

June 7
Greatest Show on Turf
San Diego Auto Museum
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mike Partain 760-317-1136

June 7th
Downtown Chula Vista car show

June 7
2nd Annual CHP 11-99,
Registration from 9 to 10:30 at San Diego Harley Davidson, 5600 Kearny Mesa Rd
More info at

June 15th
San Diego Pontiac Club's spring Pow Wow
Embarcadero North (Seaport Village park)
South on Kettner, off West Harbor Dr
For map and registration:

June 21
Cops and Rodders 3rd annual car show
4000 Oregon Street/North Park Recreation Center
Ed LaValle (619) 922-2849 or Rick Carlson (619) 990-6197

June 28 & 29
9 am to 5 pm
35th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans

June 21, 22, 28 & 29 Harvest Fair
1pm parade of antiques
The antique engine and tractor show
2040 North Santa Fe

June 28th
15th Fallen Officers Run
Registration from 9 to 11am at San Diego Harley Davidson, 5600 Kearny Mesa Rd
More info at

June 29 thru July 4
Austin Healey Conclave "Healeys on the Bay"
Sprite 50th Anniversary
Sheraton Hotel & Marina on Harbor Island, once you are on North Harbor Drive, it's South on Harbor Island Dr.
Austin Healey Club of San Diego
Open to all Healey marque vehicles
Mike Williams Conclave Chair (858) 496-0546

July 1: ( Tuesday )
Healey Car Show & Concours Judging
Embarcadero Park (Seaport Village park)
South on Kettner, off West Harbor Dr

July 4th
Admiral Kidd club, North on Santo Rd from Friars Rd
Antique Automobile Club of America Picnic

July 12th
In the Carlsbad Westfield Plaza Camino Real,
off the 78 and El Camino Real.
It is the South West corner of the Mall.

July 13th
East County Cruisers 6th Annual Simpson’s Nursery Car Show
760 440 0896

July 20
San Diego Jaguar Club S.D.J.C.
44th Annual Concours d'Elegance
Spanish Landing Park
On North Harbor Drive, a block west of Harbor Island Drive, across from Lindbergh Field.
Dan Jensen 858 459-1571

July 31
Main Street America, Embarcadero North,
(Seaport Village park) South on Kettner, off West Harbor Dr
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 619-838-8116,

August 7,
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Automobile Heritage Day,
Kimball Park, National City Blvd. & Civic Center Drive, National City

August 14,
Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Jaguar Club's Concours d'Elegance,
Spanish Landing,
On North Harbor Drive, a block west of Harbor Island Drive, across from Lindbergh Field

August 16
6th Annual Xavier The X-Man's Cruise for the Cause
Bone Marrow/Blood Drive CAR SHOW.
Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista

Aug 28
Simpson’s Nursery, Jamul

Sept 6
the "J" Street Marina in Chula Vista.
Exit the 5 on either E or H St,,-117.087908&spn=0.039756,0.08523&z=14
South Bay Cruisers

Sept 7
Oceanside to La Jolla -
3rd Annual Beach'n 101 Cruise -

September 10,
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Motorhead Madness, Poway Transmissions,
13933 Poway Road, Poway

September 14
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce - Armed Services Committee Camp Pendleton Scool of Infantry 4th Annual Car Show

September 17,
Pontiacs in Paradise,
Embarcadero North, (Seaport Village park) South on Kettner, off West Harbor Dr

Sept. 19-21
San Diego Thunderboat Regatta
Mission Bay and Fiesta Island

Sept 20
Encinitas -
Wavecrest National Woodie Show -
Exit the 5 at Encinitas Blvd, head West, then North on 3rd...
at the intersection of 3rd and C is where you want to start
Parking is going to be almost impossible for many blocks around,
so get there early and ready to look throughout the downtown area for a parking spot
Moonlight Beach - 8AM - 3PM -,-117.295092&spn=0.004946,0.010654&t=h&z=17

Sept 21st
15th Annual Fall Classic, 9am to 3pm
Camaro Club of San Diego
Tidelands Park, Coronado Island
website under construction

September 24,
South Bay Cruisers Car Show,-117.087908&spn=0.039756,0.08523&z=14

September 25,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Camaro Club's Fall Classic,
Embarcadero North (Seaport Village park) South on Kettner, off West Harbor Dr

Sept 26-28
AACA Western Fall Meet
Town and Country Hotel and Convention center
Mission Valley
Info :

Sept 28
Bates Nut Farm
Prowlers Car Show

October 2,
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mustangs by the Bay, Embarcadero North, (Seaport Village park)
South on Kettner, off West Harbor Dr

Oct 5
The Scoliosis Association of San Diego
3rd annual "Curves are for Cars" Scoliosis Car
Dave and Busters, Mission Valley
9am - 2 pm

October 5
San Diego British Car Day Fallbrook
Katherine Partain
29th Annual British Car Day.
400 - 450 British Cars on display at a local north San Diego County horse ranch.
Picnic on the lawn. Prizes for British cars and club displays.

Oct 17
The Playboy Mansion, and it's Mopar car show!
Tickest cost about $750 apiece, and there are only 800 spectator tickets
Mopars at the Mansion, Beverly Hills
Sponsored by Mopar Collector?s Guide for a video of last years Playboy Mansion Mopar car show

Car calendar sources...
Ed Zimmerly of Overdrive Hot Rod News

interesting website for stats and specs on muscle cars

"Muscle Car Facts is a reference site for the Muscle Car enthusiast. Located on these pages is a wealth of information on every major muscle car built beginning in the 1950's through today. Included are statistics on every year, sources of used muscle cars, replacement and used parts, classic videos and advertisements. "

Stats like engine sizes, carb options, 0 to 60's, 1/4 miles, horsepower and torque, production numbers, and base prices.

It also shows a couple of pictures, an advertisement or 3, a video from Youtube in some cases, and some Ebay listing relating to the car you are looking up.

Gas Prices Around The World... 2005 vs 2007... 12 countries compared

November 2007 this chart is a relative comparison percentage (Norway $8.67, 279% of what the US pays)

May 2007

April 2007

Data for EU countries were provided by the AA Motoring Trust. Prices are listed in U.S. dollars

March, 2005

2007......................................... 2005

Netherlands $7.52 ...............Netherlands Amsterdam $6.48
Norway $7.33 ........................Norway Oslo $6.27
Belgium $6.95 ......................Belgium Brussels $5.91
Germany $6.72 .....................Germany Frankfurt $5.57
France $6.50 .........................France Paris $5.54
Ireland $5.40......................... Ireland Dublin $4.78
Estonia $4.30 ........................Estonia Tallinn $3.62
Japan $4.16 ...........................Japan Tokyo $4.24
Russia $2.68 .........................Russia Moscow $2.10
Nigeria $1.92........................ Nigeria Lagos $0.38
Saudi Arabia $0.45.............. Saudi Arabia Riyadh $0.91
Venezuela $0.19................... Venezuela Caracas $0.12

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Possibly a GTO clone to be?

This Tempest has really got potential, just not as a restored Tempest... I look at the 1/3 vinyl top... and think yuck. Whether or not the black side panel paint is a good idea or not... the jury is out

What is this?

the son's 65 in the garage, the dad's 69 in the driveway, very very cool that they are both into 60's musclecars

Unusual to see these out in the rain, a Datsun 2000... bad choice of window covering to keep out the rain though

Almost ready for the spring car shows? Take the cover off and let 'er shine!

I'm thinking this is a 69 Mustang, nice choice of big and littles for the right stance

Interesting how far we've evoloved from these early autos

Polo, with cars

Early New York City mass transportation

Louis Brennan and his single track gyro scope train

For all the bio on the inventor, his difficulty working out how to make the train stay upright through curves, and more. Good reading.

Not the first movie car with gadgets, but maybe the coolest

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I find movie custom cars fun in a "can you believe they did that" way

the car from "Son of the Mask"
For a gallery from various angles :

700Hp Mini... just crazy..... but fast

via: for a full gallery of car and engine.
Sponsored by MINI USA/BMW, this is a 700hp ALL TURBO MINI COOPER S.

2000lbs at sub 10 seconds. Design by Movie Car Desinger, Fireball Tim Lawrence and powerplant by Sport Compact Legend, Hubie Fuh.
See it here under "Fireballed! Machines."