I had a long day, up early for a family function then I had to drive 150 miles north to close up shop for the winter at a summer place and bring home the little boat so it don’t freeze to death. Good timing too because it was snowing good when I left. Not to mention the place was not, as I had been assured, winterized…
Gather ‘round Oppo, it’s story time.
I used to work at a gas station, and still believe it is a great first job if you’re in a local service station and not a Wawa or worse (fuck you, Royal Farms).
Basically, why street racing is bad. I feel like it’s an important thing to hear, and sadly things like this happen too often. Up the street from me there’s a crumpled up median divider. Last year a high school senior was showing off his freshly acquired car off to his friends. He was racing one of his buddies when he…
So I was in class the other day on a cold morning, when another teacher comes in the room and tells me to come with him to the parking lot, the cops are here. I go and grab a donut on the way out, cause why not.
Back in the mid 90s, Dad wanted a project. He found a 1973 Firebird Esprit for sale. It didn’t run and all 4 tires were flat. He bought it for $500. When he went to bring it home, the neighbor was so happy to see it gone, he offered to let them use his air compressor to put air in the tires. They were going to push it…
My brother-in-law is not what I would consider a gear head. When I go on about cars, he listens politely and tries to stay engaged, but it’s apparent that it’s not a subject that he is invested in. Despite that fact, I have gotten him hooked on rowing his own gears!
Witnessed car accidents edition. Inspired by a comment by themanwithsauce, why I have automotive PTSD around 6th gen Accords.
Feels weird to not be as active in the Oppo community as I once was, so I’m going to make a regular thing of checking in on Fridays to see how everyones week was. You can stretch your responses back to include the previous weekend since that’s when the highlights occur for most people.
It was a warm spring day, dry but not uncomfortably so, as was typical of the desert this time of year. There were a few of us, about as many as would fit in a mystery machine which was good, cause we had a mystery mission. We had heard tales of a mysterious crater at the top of a nearby canyon that was not geological…
I figured it was kinda messy... but nowhere near as messy as it actually was. I read this and just laughed from it. I know not all these reports are accurate, but if buying a used car that seems a little to good to be true, spend the money. Let’s dive in!
This is our Pilot. It has been the family car since we bought in 2006. It’s seen two moves; loaded with four dogs, four people, and luggage. It’s seen countless Christmas trees both inside and on it (don’t ask). Furniture. Killing deer. It’s done it all. And today was it’s time to shine. It got its first real detailed…
I had a great laugh last night courtesy of my Father-In-Law. Backstory:
Alrighty, it's late at night (or not, depending), which means that it is once more time for some advice with Uncle CB. Today, stemming from Yamahog's story and my own personal mishap, I'll be giving some advice about swimming. You can trust me, I have medals and everything.
And today was the day I finally had to drive it through some real snowfall and I would say that for a performance car on UHP all season tires it did better than I expected. The only time I got 'stuck' was driving up Avon Mtn. (Route 44 in CT) and cars had to slow down to pass a stuck Pontiac G5 and I lost momentum. To…
A Dodge Ram 3500 dually to be exact. The one pictured above is a spitting image of the one in the story.
This is the story of a crazy custom Crown Victoria that might very well have been the inspiration for the Mercury Marauder. Thank you Car and Driver.
Whatever I did to displease you this evening. I offer a burnt offering to make it right.
So, some context:
Two stories in one thread, the first being how I almost died having fun on a back road and the other, on how a stupid bitch almost made get into an accident with her and flipped me off, the bitch.