Saturday, February 29, 2020
this is just hard on the eyes.... how in the world did anyone drive to a showroom, look at this, and eagerly reach for the checkbook? Salesmen must have been delirious to make one leave the dealership
and how has this been over looked on those lists of ugly cars?
Friday, February 28, 2020
This looks a lot like the 28 Lincoln https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/09/1928-lincoln-that-was-made-into-film.html
During the 18-day auction of MGM props, costumes and memorabilia that took place in May 1970 when new studio owner Kirk Kerkorian was liquidating the studio's assets, a Sacramento restaurateur paid 4,000 dollars for a chariot used in the film. Three years later, during the energy crisis, he was arrested for driving the chariot on the highway.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Found under a tarp behind a transmission shop, right here in San Diego, more specifically Chula Vista, this original owner 68 Vette was taken off daily driver duty in '73k, and made into an SCCA Race car until '78 then it was retired and has been laying in hibernation ever since
The car still has a mountain of paperwork including its original SCCA log book and hand written notes from the legendary racer Dick Gulstrand, who set up the car for racing at Riverside International Raceway.
It's coincidence I suppose that just weeks ago when this video was made, I got the unexpected comment from Optima that they have a rule (now) against open wheeled vehicles
Because it's been 5 years since James made this https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/10/looks-cool-to-me.html
I just got this email from David, who just bought a practice car to put in some extra seat time, and yesterday there was a track day at Brands Hatch for series entrants, arranged by one of the series suppliers.
in his words:
I figured I needed as much practice as I could muster and the new car needed a shakedown, so off we went. Me, the team boss and mechanic (son and father), a mate who has 40 years racing and training experience, and another good friend who is a car nut but had never driven a track.
I don’t know what the form is in the US, but over here (for insurance purposes) the cars have to start the day with sighting laps. All the cars must do two laps over the start/finish line (plus in/out laps, of course) in a crocodile behind the safety car. It starts slowly and builds up speed to gain track familiarity.
We put Graham, our virgin driver, in the car. Well, it’s the safest time – regulated speed, no overtaking - what could possibly go wrong? He’s near the back of the crocodile, with about 15 identical cars in front of him. Sunny weather, dry but green track.
He leaves the pits, turns right into paddock hill bend and the car understeers. Cue a bit of panic and some over-correction. He puts the car into the gravel trap and rolls it three times. The new car has done about 400 yards and he’s damned near destroyed it.
The only injury is a stiff neck, and he didn’t hit anybody else. He will pick up the repair bill
Thanks for the photos and story David!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
You will probably enjoy a new short video on Disney +, "The Race", : Grim is a Reaper who must capture just one more soul to hit the 100 needed for a prize (or something, I can't recall exactly), and next on his agenda is a cyclist who does not want to cooperate
About a 5 minute movie... something that Disney and Pixar are trying out is getting their artists and animators to make lots of small videos that will keep things humming along productively, and possibly be made into the next full length feature production
Director: Terry Moews. Screenwriter: Unknown. Producer: Nicholas Russell. Composer: Mondo Boys. Production company: Walt Disney Animation Studios.
these people must be off their meds... or I've been ignorant of some way to not have to have license plates on a vehicle used on public roads
The parking lot tease... I hate these drivers with super small cars that cause EVERYONE looking down the lane to think there IS a parking spot available, when it takes up less than half the parking spot.
The big parts swap meet that happens once a year in San Diego's big stadium parking lot was a raining thing this past Saturday morning...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Waking up in a world where Milwaukee drunks are getting arrested for driving drunk with a chicken on their shoulder. Yes, a chicken.
Monday, February 24, 2020
1970 Dodge Hemi Super Bee, 33 made. With automatic? Only 11. So, this is pretty rare. Why hasn't the owner done jack to make it a bit easier on the eyes, or at least cleaner? Damned if I know. Laziness maybe. These are simple as hell to work on
Probably just waiting for some collector to offer an arm and a leg for the rolling chassis. No doubt it's a sound plan for not wasting time or money on a car he has no interest in other than selling it for a hefty profit
current owner bought it in 1983 with a hemi not in the car, for 3850. Obviously he wanted the hemi more. This has 62k on the odo.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
A half track fire engine? In Philly? WTH? (Shas finds the photo of the month!!) Thanks Shas! Fantastic photo! Used from 1961-1969, held 1000 gallons of water and was used to fight grass fires. Probably Army Surplus from WW2, or Korea
Seems I posted the color photo in 2016 http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/09/a-couple-military-vehicles-that-found.html but didn't track it down and see what else there was on the internet about it
A man drove his Jeep off the the 6th floor of a Santa Monica parking garage around midnight last night, and survived the landing ACROSS the 4 lane street! Jeep, you done good! I motion a Jeep gets a part in a Hollywood movie doing that with the stars
They said the 20-year-old driver from Twentynine Palms, was conscious and speaking with officers when they arrived.
Two passengers inside the Jeep were able to jump out before it went off the roof, the Los Angeles Times reported.