Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Name that car

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]1958 Ford Fairlane 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air is this the bat cave?[/caption]

We know the one on the right is the Batmobile. What is the frog-like one on the left?

Clues:

  1. the picture is from 1961.

  2. Pod's house

Monday, October 22, 2007

What's Wrong With This Picture - the Answer

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="631" caption="brains"]2006 Ford Mustang egg[/caption]

This is what's wrong...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="it's not bukkake"]2006 Ford Mustang egg[/caption]

It's not all fun and games, like you're a teenager driving an Opel and happen upon some girls frolicking in their front yard, seemingly begging for some attention. It's a Mustang, you fuckheads. You don't earn wheel time by pissing off the owner.

On the bright side:

  • I now have garage space, so I am not the mad sexy target.

  • My car got it's second paste wax in a week.

  • I got to indulge my inner Picasso where the eggs compromised the paint. Yes, I got chipped by eggs. Me = Owned by Foghorn Leghorn.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

1988 Mercury Sable

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="240"]oooh, is that a spaceship? Hit me with those laser beams[/caption]

Where I saw one: Tempe, at the Bear Training Center
Nostalgia factor: 2.5/10 - no pangs of an empty soul without one.

Baseline: 0, since I never owned one. +1 because 8 Barrel's folks had a v. 2.0 Sable, -0.5 because that one was a wagon, -1 because it doesn't have an SHO engine.

+1 because I rented one just like this to visit Madonna, -1 because it did not lead to a sexathon, +1 because we came close, +1 because it was much better than the car I originally rented to see her, -1 because I was late, +1 because I rented a green 2.0 on an excursion to the homeland from Boulder, +1 because the Bear was in process at the time, -1 for the "Laser Light Bar"

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="320"] Resistance is futile[/caption]
Dear Ford: We've all seen Star Trek. There are no lasers here. Duh!)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240"]a little portly in the flanks, this one it's like there's no D-pillar[/caption]

-1 for you can't turn off the Fricking "lasers", so the cops will always know you're in a Sable and not just some generic sedan, +1 for ground breaking design, +1 for not being  the colossal disaster of groundbreaking that v. 3.0 was,-1 for I can’t do math, +1 for best selling car at the time, so there should be one I can pick up, +Jason Newsted, formerly of Metallica bought one for his mom, -1 for I never met him, -1 for she never let me drive it, +1 for she got me an autograph from a reality show contestant last year, so all is forgiven.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Parking Lot Treasures: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass

1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass, A Fart Rocket!

Where I saw one: Thomas Road at 16th St.

Nostalgia factor: 1/10 Overrated at this level, but you can plant a crate motor in one. that has to be worth something. Plus, white bucket seats, man.

Baseline: 0, since it wasn't mine. +1 for V-8, -1 for not being a 455, +1 for coupe and not a 4 door or wagon, -1 for not a convertible, -1 for my sister owned it, not me, +1 for white seats, -1 for light green paint, +1 for not being orange, +1 for bitchin' wheels, -1 for spark plugs that wouldn't come out, -1 for hood that bent at the hinge, -1 for I can't do math, -1 for not getting this post up on Thursday, +1 for best selling car at the time so there should be one I can pick up, +3 for Car and Driver magazine bullshit factor so as to create the result we want.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Does this mean no beer?

RACIAL SOBRIETY

I saw a bumper sticker on a Lumina for "Racial Sobriety."  My first instinct was "Yay, more skinheadz."  Evidently, it's the opposite.  Or maybe not.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Name that car

here are your clues:

Porsche Carrera GT
Not born in the USA

  1. It looks like this

  2. It was in Scottsdale on 10.6.07.

  3. You can't afford it

Thursday, October 4, 2007

ACID FLASHBACK THURSDAY: 1971 Ford Country Squire

1971 ford country squire
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Images borrowed from the internet)


The 1971 Ford Country Squire, a car near and dear to my heart. Well, not THAT dear.

Bought mine in October 1995. In December 1995, Arizona stopped selling leaded gas. D-ooh!

Cash advance on Manufacturers Hanover Trust credit card (there is a story to come on that). Took out $1,000, pocketed a cool $20 discount because the scumsucking Ahwatukee seller lied about leather seats. Leather <=> vinyl.

Mostly it sat around with a broken water pump. But, the A/C worked, and it was roomy, and cool in a grandfatherly way.
1971 ford country squire
longer than it looks


It reminds me of exactly how much I wanted to get the fuck out of Arizona in favor of Colorado or anywhere. I sold it because I didn't have the money to tow it when I moved to Denver. Shoulda saved it for the Bear, but getting back to Colorado was worth the sacrifice.
1971 ford country squire
Happy trails, Family Truckster
 

Wednesday, October 3, 2007