Don’t get me wrong, I’m impressed with the ingenuity/vision/execution/hubris of the entire concept. It looks like he knew exactly what he wanted, and did it. It relatively clean, even down to the rivets (or screws?) holding the rear, uh, bed in place. Hell, he even rerouted the fuel tank filler. It appears to be wired…
Sadly we had a fatal hit-and-run here in Charlotte this weekend. I thought I’d post this here in case the Jalop sleuths wanted to pick it up.
Warning: I use the term “vehicles” loosely since most of them are old Powerwheels with lawn mower engines shoehorned in, but they get massive air (relatively speaking) under their own generated power.
Part of the beach at Ocean Shores (on the Washington coast) is a designated highway so you can drive on the beach with any street legal, licensed vehicle.
I don’t know the backstory on how this RV wound up in the ocean but I’m guessing they drove it out in low tide and went for a walk. The tide can go out 50 yards or…
The Soldiers of Destiny scooter club just launched their Highway to Heal ride from Florida to Washington State to raise money for the Moyer Foundation. 11 days, 10 hours of riding/day.
Those in the US of A just had a long weekend, so as the workweek begins again, why not take a minute and enjoy this cinematic take on BMW’s most recent addition to the sports coupe lineup, with driving impressions from the owner who’s had an E46 M3, E92 M3, and now this Dinan-modified F82 M4.
... of the Brazilian Santa Matilde SM 4.1? It was a handbuilt fiberglass sports car, built over the Chevrolet Opala chassis with its inline 6 4.1l engine. Methinks it’s painfully beautiful.
It wasn’t all Castrol M and racing for the Lord Smith Smythe Smith Trophy at this year’s Goodwood Drivers Meeting. Driver Stephen Bond suffered only a broken collar bone in this crash of his Lotus-Climax 18. Fortunately there was no one in the pedestrian tunnel where he ended up.
Originally posted on Live and let Diecast. The title of this special episode is also the title of a documentary and sums up what happened to Gurgel: Dreams also rust. This is the story of the rise and fall of João Augusto Conrado do Amaral Gurgel’s ultimate dream: to build the first true Brazilian car.
... and found about sidecar motocross. This is the definition of nuts.
Video is from a youtube channel. Don’t make me say the name of the channel because it’s one of the stupidest things I’ve heard all year.
Joe Accountant and his wife were out for a country drive in the Scottish highland when he spotted a flahsy yellow Mustang zip along the curvy roads. Being a prudent drone pilot he decided to invade everyone’s privacy and spy on the unusual automotive activity.
The development of technology to make autonomobiles a reality is well underway. Ultimately, this points to a future where human-driven cars are a rarity. What would that look like? A glimpse into this kind of world can be seen in the 2000 anime series éX-Driver.
So according to a reply to one of my tweets to Chrysler Canada, the Dodge Grand Caravan will still be produced for the Canadian market, where it is a leader.
It takes a lot to engineer a car well. Everything has to be balanced. Aftermarket modifications can easily screw that up. And Ford knows that.
This was my view at two consecutive stoplights:
Here is a neat insight into some of the behind the scenes technical work that goes on over the course of an F1 weekend. Despite being 15 years old it’s still interesting to try to decode some of the technical jargon and to see the observations of the drivers as changes are made.
Merry Thanksgiving and a happy Cyber Monday to all. It’s that time of the year again, time to give thanks and get some sweet deals. Not to be left out, there are some savings to be had on wares from Oppo’s own.