Monday, March 31, 2008

A different kind of wet dream

just to balance out this big adventure, have a Vanquish
Aston Martin Vanquish

we meet again, Mr. Bond

1983 Chevrolet S-10

1983 Chevrolet S-10
What's black and white and red all over? A POS mistake is what.

Ordered from the factory this way, with a special order cap.  If only online configurators existed to forewarn of such mistakes.  What else is there to say, really? (Besides "please god make it stop")

Friday, March 28, 2008

1993 Geo Prizm

1993 Geo Prizm
Kalamazoo, March 1993

Jan 1993-December 2000

Ordinarily, this would land in the hall of boring cars, but it took 90,000 miles of abuse, survived 2 3 crashes, never needed a brake job and got 30 mpg.

Plus, it totally kicked the ass out of a V-8 Grand Cherokee in the mountains.

(Grandpa's Ford Country Squire is in the back.)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Best of Times

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]1973 Plymouth Fury the ultimate road warrior[/caption]
Despite $1.30 to 1.40 for a gallon of gas and astronomical insurance rates... Some of these cars are used solely for transportation to work or school.  Other common uses are for mobile parties and for activities prohibited by a recent Supreme Court decision.  One individual's "beast," as he called it, looked like a combination para-military mobile command post (replete with numerous clubs, a Fuzzbuster, and a notorious spotlight), and a mobile party store.  Such blatantly obscene law-ignoring vehicles were, fortunately, very, very rare...

--Some idiot, a million years ago in an irrelevant puff piece

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]1979 Mercury Marquis where have I seen this one before?[/caption]

Friday, March 21, 2008

My big day at the Biltmore

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]2006 Ford Mustang Ferrari 360 Mustang is jealous of 360[/caption]

Prosciutto y provolone meets ham and cheese.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]Ferrari 360 Yeah, you COULDA had a V-8. Just not at all like this.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]Ferrari 360 thats-a SPICY meat-a-ball[/caption]

Silver sucks for a saucy little tart like this...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Brush with the Ohio lifestyle

Yes, we owned one of these...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Hello, Columbus"]got a purdy mouth...[/caption]

Dodge Crew Cab

What the hell was wrong with us in the 70s?

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]Dodge Crew Cab Creamsicle or Dorkmobile?[/caption]

  • Crew cab.  Those were not cool then (like they are now).   It's an afterthought.

  • Orange over tan, with a white roof?  WTF.  Tri-tones went out in the 50s.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]International Harvester Dodge Crew Cab the cab is still dorky[/caption]

Ok, maybe it's white, not tan

  • Dork mirrors?  (Yes, I know these were not invented yet.)

  • That cap.  Jeez.  There are worse.  I always liked the over-cab camper.

  • My Mustang has bigger tires.  And better wheels.

  • No, it ain't got a hemi.  Not even close.

  • Oh look! An International Havester trucklet!

Monday, March 17, 2008

1973 Plymouth Fury II

Oh. for some extra cash in 2001

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]1973 Plymouth Fury I [/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Needs an ashtray left of the speedo[/caption]

Sunday, March 16, 2008

It's a wonder we didn't all just kill ourselves

Driver's ed in the 80s:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]Loy Norrix driver's ed 8 mph laps of the parking lot. Next stop: autobahn[/caption]

What is the most kick ass vehicle in this picture?

NO, none of these. The coolest vehicle is the Puch moped in front of the ticket booth to the football field in the background. It is very likely the fastest vehicle as well.

No Pintos?  How the hell can I master parallel parking without the all glass hatch to cheat with?

1979 Mercury Marquis

1979 Mercury Marquis

Sorry Pod. Mine was cooler

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Why we "deserve" $3.00 gas

Besides the obvious (war for oil, Dick Cheney secret energy policy, Bush), could it be because we wasted all the cheap gas on giant shitboxes?

Exhibit A:  1974 Cadillac Coupe DeVille (no, not THAT one)

Caddyvs. my mustangMy advantage
Usual # of passengers1-21-40-100%
Wheelbase:130.00 in107.1-22.9
Length:230.70 in187.6 in-43.1
Width:79.80 in73.9-5.9
Curb weight:4949 lbs.3439 lbs.-1510 lbs
Fuel capacity:27.0216$33 less to fill up @$3.00 gal.
Engine:500 ci V-8 (8.1L)245 ci V-6 (4.0L)50% smaller engine
MPG~10 (SWAG)23+130%
0-6012  (SWAG)6.5-46%
1/4 mile21 (SWAG)15.3-28%
70-0 braking312 (SWAG)183-42%

1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
(Tugboat not included)