Gathered here are the Oppositelock posts that people have put a good deal of effort into writing from the last 24 hours. Today it includes and unrestored car at a Concours event, saying goodbye to an old friend and more.
Best no longer means perfect according to The Elegance at Hershey, a concours d’elegance display of world class cars last Sunday in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In a “huge departure from norm,” the Best of Show honors went to an unrestored 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider, the fastest production car of its day. This was by no means a dusty Jed Clampett car, but one with character and patina that – in the eyes of the judges – clearly stood out above the nearby Packards, Duesenbergs, Bugattis and Rolls Royces.
- Some things you just never grow out of - ItsChrome
For me thats the lust and desire of the first car I ever tried to mod. Try as I did, my ideas, skills and cash flow never met together in a way to make things happen for me. Still hasn't and probably never will, well not for this project any ways. So let me share the desire that this day has a spot in my heart and soul.
- Saying goodbye to an old friend - HammerheadFistPunch
Last night I bid a fond farewell to my car of 5 years, She was sold to make room for another car. First, let me say that getting rid of a car for me is always hard. I mean this car has been with me almost as long as I've been with my wife and you certainly develop a familiarity with something that sticks with you that long. Of course there is more to it than that and instead of spelling it out I will assume the majority of Jalops already know how It feels.
- Bangers and Lingonberry Sauce: 1951 MG TD w/Volvo Power - TheDailyTurismo
You've just selected a Mulliner Coachworks body for your Rolls Royce chassis and drive train. Too expensive? Perhaps you can get your car's coachwork at London's world famous Harrod's department store then traipse across town to find your drivetrain at an IKEA.
- HyperFest 2013: Racing Coverage, Carnage, and Victory - RightFootDown
West Virginia. Wild and Wonderful is the motto — and quite fitting to HyperFest. HyperFest is a massive motorsports party that's been held at Summit Point raceway each year for the past decade. This year's activities included NASA Racing series, US Drift competition, car show, roll-over contest, stunt bikes, live DJs and more.
- GT6: What We Know So Far - Herman Smidt
I've previously written an article about what I feel GT6 needed to improve on over GT5, and now here's an update that should interest all aspiring GT6'ers. The following writeup is a summary of details recently made available through interviews and articles, primarily from the great team over at GTPlanet.
- For Sale; Mach 1 X 2 - Mkolabin
So, I got an email today. It was from a guy I met months and months back. My pony was new in my life, and I was admitting to the shame of being a Mustang man, when I saw this Azure Blue beauty sitting out by my work. I loitered around, waiting. Sure enough, the owner returned. We chatted, talked cars, exchanged contact info and went on our various ways.
- James Gandolfini - dead at age 51 - Dan Mosqueda
The Sopranos was a huge hit to say the least and its lead actor James Gandolfini was the brute force behind the show's success. Gandolfini died today in Rome of an apparent heart attack, according to various news sources. The Sopranos featured a lot of different cars as background characters. Gandolfini's character Tony is best remembered behind the wheel of his Escalade. But there were others, one in particular was pretty nice - an S550 Merc.
Be sure to check out this tribute to Tony Soprano's cars.
- My head scanner-exploded over Turbo Compounding for F1-'14 - GrindIntoSecond
"The F1 turbo engine is on the horizon! It's back!" That is what the majority of the world will say anyway. Not so. Turbo-compounding is the reality and it is far far far different than you might imagine, and I find the knowledge I seek is beyond my big brain.
- Deboxifying Volvo with the V40 - WhatDaFunk
When the V40 debuted in 1995 it represented a significant departure from the traditional rectilinear styling that had become synonymous with Volvo since the 70's. The V40 (and the sedan version, the S40) was the first production car styled under Volvo's new Design Director, Peter Horbury.
- I refuse to buy a niche car - Speedmonkey
In the early 1980s and beyond car manufacturers sold a reasonably tight line-up of cars and bedecked them with trim levels according to price and status. Take Ford for example. The small hatchback was the Fiesta, the larger hatchback (and estate) was the Escort, the slightly larger again was the Cortina (also available as an estate), the sports car was the Capri and the granddaddy of them all was the Granada…
Welcome to "Is it bad if I want a...." - a feature where I post strange and obscure from my wishlist. Today's candidate is a 1958-61 Moskvich 410N. Your first thought may be that some vokaded up guy took his Soviet era family sedan, jacked it up, and added some beefy tires - and knowing Russia, this would not be a bad assumption to make. However, in this case, you would be wrong.
As always, If I've missed something and you would like me to include it, let me know.
There were several posts that asked questions and sparked some good discussion over the the last day. Take a peek and chime in on some of them listed below:
- What Fast Car is the Most Fun to Drive Slow?
- Poll: What's your favorite Nascar theme song?
- Craigslist Hunt
- Who is braver? The man who does over 200MPH in his million dollar Buggati or the guy who does 95MPH in his open top, 3-wheeled Morgan?
Just the #tips
- Double bike crash double bike crash!
- A documentary about car modding culture
- Lexus' cancelled GTE car revealed
- Grandpa did some welding
- No F1 = On Board Footage Therapy
- These Chinese Jeep Adverts are Amazing
- Shifting Considerations
- Geezus Harold Christ, Rally Sardegna is scary
- Guy invites strangers to get drunk and draw on his van, receives surprisingly few poorly drawn dicks.
These posts have already been shared with Jalopnik directly but deserve to be mentioned again because they were first posted in Oppositelock: