Yesterday somebody posted something about “what’s your car story.” I thought it was a cool idea so here’s part of mine. »
So, I finally got a chance to go on vacation this week. I’m not a beach person, so I took the complete opposite route to most vacation goers: I went north.
For most of Cape York, the remote peninsula north of Cairns that runs parallel to the Great Barrier Reef, the nearest major city isn’t even in Australia, it’s in Papua New Guinea. You know, where head-hunting was a thing up until a couple of decades ago. We just drove through it on the most challenging off-road trail… »
Update: I went to a junkyard that had an MX-3 but its belts weren’t automatic. But! Many thanks to Racescort666, because we found not one but three Fords with the part I need! My dad took all the tools with him to the race track today for a track day on his Triumph, but tomorrow I’m going back and getting one of these… »
Welcome to After These Messages, a weekly series where I explore the origins of the American automobile through their unique features and time-period advertising. »
Over the last two days I have spent an insane amount of time watching episodes of Wheeler Dealers (S12), Leepu and Lost in Transmission that I downloaded. Is this normal? Will I need treatment, and if so, will it even help? »
It’s the Arrows driven by Jos “THE MOTHERFUCKING BOSS” Verstappen during practice for the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix. Featuring a very unorthodox nose wing to try and get the most downforce possible(it’s Monaco, mannnn), that the FiA banned before qualifying on “safety grounds(they probably found it too ugly, tbh).” »
- Start a class-action lawsuit against Tavarish for selling us cheap, but highly unreliable cars.
- Open a 2CV restoration company called “Pimp my Tortoise.”
- Pitch a reality show called “Ice Cream Wars” to A&E, where ice cream truck drivers duel it out behind-the-scenes to win over kids’ business. Because throwing ice cream… »
Typical sight. BMW, Mercedes, Audi are all over the market. Cadillac and Lexus are getting a lot of press for their crazy and polarizing designs. Doug DeMuro occasionally writes something about Land Rover. People see the new Jaguar XE and start crying. They all get attention. »
Look at this Fiat. It may be full of Italian character in the day, but by night, it’s just a charming little ride ready to rattle you home. »
Here’s a few (un-edited, because I don’t know how to edit)photos I took while at Watkins Glen last weekend...They’re all of the Tudor series...whoops. I’ll get more of the supports at Lime Rock later this month. »
I spent a few hours at today’s San Diego Car Classic on the Bay event, which takes place every year at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. »