Monday, January 31, 2011

Not me

Sadly.  Somewhere in Monte Carlo, some rich bastard has a harem of Plenty O'Toole's offering to blow on his dice or anything else he specifies, just because of this new chick magnet.
Aston Martin One-77
One of the first to receive the car is this lucky customer from Monaco. The car was spotted parked in front of the Hotel de Paris in the center of Monte Carlo.
via Aston Martin One-77 First Customer Deliveries - GTSPIRIT.COM.

Friday, January 28, 2011

What a difference 30 years makes

Then (ca. 1979)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="612"] DOA at ArtPost AMC, next to the Downtowner Motel/hooker hotel.   Karma laughs at her own joke.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_8773" align="alignnone" width="641"]1967 Chevrolet Biscayne Blue and Cragars for the win.[/caption]

High school would have been a million percent better if the second one was in my driveway back in the day.
Karma:  Think again, Mr. Band Geek.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Gooding Auctions: $30 just to watch? I don't think so

LAmborghini Miura Ferrari 275GTB
I prefer my Italian tarts a little spicier for my $
While I am a sucker for a decent Ferrari or Lamborghini, these two boring dark ones at the Bushwood Scottsdale Gooding auction don't say $2 million to me.   They don't say, "ooo, my palate is intrigued and my interest is piqued enough to pay $30 to walk around a tent." They say "Fuck this, where's the F50 or the FXX?"  I would rather drive to Vegas and pay $10.

The only thing good about the $30 entry fee to simply browse is that it is 25% of what the RM Auctions sticks you for.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Barrett Jackson 2011: Bill Blass does Hoosiers

1982 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Bill Blass
It's no 1979 model, but i still want to have its babies
Bill Blass Designer model has less than 42,000 original miles. A pampered, two owner Southern California car since new. This rare stunning white and red Bill Blass Designer model was special ordered with a unique combination of factory options, including a simulated convertible roof treatment, i.e. a sculptured shell upholstered in vinyl convertible top material which was then fitted onto the metal roof. The set of rare factory wire wheels have Lincoln Logo Spinner center caps with white wall radials. The white with red leather trim interior shows in excellent condition and features a 50/50 split bench seat with dual power seats. The seats are soft and comfortable. The car runs and drives flawlessly. The 302 cid V-8 responds effortlessly.
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company - 1982 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK VI.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

In Search of 8 Barrel

[caption id="attachment_8620" align="alignnone" width="640"] Wile E. is not the same[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_8621" align="alignnone" width="640"] Dude, where's my stickers?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_8622" align="alignnone" width="640"] Fuicked up alienware is not the same as "eight barrel"[/caption]

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Acid Flashback Thursday: Zombies Roaming in Phoenix

Things that will not die, part 412:

[caption id="attachment_8589" align="alignnone" width="506"]1979 Ford Fairmont Futura ooo, stylish![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_8590" align="alignnone" width="640"]1979 Ford Fairmont Futura Classy coming and going![/caption]

I thought i got rid of this goddam car in 1998, in favor of a Hyundai Accent.

It was another $1,000 ash advance and a trip to Parker Colorado to pick it up. It was the car I (re)started smoking in, once the wife had been baking #2 for a while.  Camel menthols - yee hah. AM radio, 200 cid in line 6 tractor motor and 3 speed auto.  Living the dream, commuting in Denver.

When last we met, the yellow vinyl seats had fused to my skin, and McDonald's cheeseburger wrappers flew out the windows with some regularity. (Broken air conditioning.)  Yes, yellow was cool, in a latent psychotic sort of way.  Yes, it was like a mustang (the same car underneath) in that you could put a real engine in it and nobody would suspect that it could get out of its own way.

Plus, it was such an elegant transition from the 1977-79 Thunderbirds to the Fairmont based 1980 Thunderbird. (SARCASM.)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Plaid pants and shaggy hair

[caption id="attachment_8578" align="alignnone" width="553"]1971 Ford LTD Quinn Martin can't be far behind[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_8579" align="alignnone" width="640"]1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV As if on cue - Frank Cannon[/caption]

Yeah, its blurry - coke and Kodak instamatics will do that.

Friday, January 7, 2011

It Comes in Pints?

Believe it or not, you can get your $150,000 Greg Marmalard handjob-mobile in something other than black, white or gray.

[caption id="attachment_8552" align="alignnone" width="640"] Red like a tart? Yeah, baby, yeah![/caption]

Don't blink

or you'll miss it

[caption id="attachment_8541" align="alignnone" width="640"]1970 Mercury Cougar big cats are lurking...[/caption]

I mean to avenge myself upon you, Admiral.

The SS Plymouth Reliant, raising hell on the Phoenix Mutara Nebula (I-10)

[caption id="attachment_8523" align="alignnone" width="640"] Of course (Enterprise is still running with shields down)! We are one big, happy fleet! Ah, Kirk, my old friend..."[/caption]
Joachim: [Enterprise is running with shields down] They still haven't raised their shields.
Khan: Raise ours.
[Joachim raises shields]
Spock: Their shields are going up.
Khan: Lock phasers on target.
Joachim: [looks at targeting computer] Locking phasers on target.
Spock: They're locking phasers.
Kirk: Raise shields!
Khan: Fire!

[caption id="attachment_8524" align="alignnone" width="640"] He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give him up![/caption]
Kirk: Time?
Saavik: Three minutes, thirty seconds.
Kirk: Distance from Reliant?
Chekov: 4000 kilometers.
Sulu: We're not going to make it, are we?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Smoke and Mirrors

[caption id="attachment_8491" align="alignnone" width="640"]Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo Invisible.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_8492" align="alignnone" width="640"]Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo Why would you think he is following you?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_8493" align="alignnone" width="640"]Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo You've got to be kidding me. Another one?[/caption]

The funny thing about crap cars is that they just won't die.  They're everywhere you look.

There’s too many self-indulgent wieners in this city with too much bloody money!

Left lane bandit 0.  Self important douchebag 1

A Ferrari driver has been arrested after he attacked the owner of a Fiat 600 which had not given way to him as he tried to overtake it on an Italian motorway.

The 32-year-old driver of the £166,000 Ferrari 458 with a top speed of 200mph repeatedly rammed the small car when his attempts to pass it were frustrated.

The man, who has not been named, eventually forced the Fiat 600, worth £7,750 and with a top speed of 93mph, on to the hard shoulder, and then he smashed a window and set about beating up the 32-year-old inside.

via Ferrari driver arrested after bashing Fiat 600 off road for not allowing him to overtake | Mail Online.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Parking Lot Treasures: You can take the parking lot from the Driver's Ed.

but you can't take the driver's ed. from the parking lot.

[caption id="attachment_8475" align="alignnone" width="640"] Everything wrong with the 1980s, in one car[/caption]

A propos of nothing, this was at Costco