The dust is settling following a last-second change in pole positions for yesterday’s Q1 leader, Petter Solberg. Johan Kristoffersson took the lead and his second consecutive World Rallycross title following today. He keeps his lead of the series with 281 points after crossing the finish line with a 03:31.118 final…
This barn find was in a barn with no roof and only three walls.
The first day of America’s first World Rallycross stop has adjourned with a Swede in the lead. No. 11, Petter Solberg with his VW Polo R was able to grab Q1 today with his fastest qualifying time of 2:23.187. He is currently three seconds faster than his fellow countryman, No. 5 Mattias Eskström with a 2.26.307.
I was given the idea to put all the press cars I am getting, have gotten, and the articles I have written on them in one continually updated post. If you have any questions on vehicles in the past or future, please feel free to comment. So, here you go!
Weirdly funny and wholesome
This is an ultralight inspired by the F4U Corsair, aiming for German 120 kg, UK SSDR, and American Part 103 regulations. With a 3-cylinder VW aircooled-derived radial. It’s adorable. I want one. (I almost certainly can’t afford one.)
I swear, 5 years ago you could find a decent 1st or 2nd generation VW Bus for less than what this one’s going for now. $29,500. For a rusted-through shell with front-end damage. I don’t care how many windows it has.
From Puff’s first Lemons race.
I’m sure we all know that the 2/3 door SUVs are a rare breed. Once ubiquitous, and they have been nearly wiped out by their 5 door successors. 5 doors are objectively better in every way, a marginal increase in price and economy over 3 doors, for a massive increase in practicality. But smaller is better offroad,…
Car based pickups are a wonderful thing. (Well, I prefer the term ute or bakkie, but in Australia and South Africa those terms have assimilated so that all pickups are called that, and it may be confusing for an Australian to hear how utes are a dying breed. So I have to use car based pickup. Annoying.)
The price was right. The car seems right. It’s a 2.0t Lux wagon loaded with everything except the VR6 and AWD.
1955 VW Concept (EA48)
It’s the little things. Today I was feeling a bit cheeky, so I took it for a quick trip to subway. Small victory, it made it! It legitimately drives shockingly well, with the exception of the clutch and brakes feeling a bit odd, still trying to get the clutch adjusted and the brakes properly bled.