Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pick Your Aston, No. 3

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish, v12 Vanquish, DBS

Such Choices
The DBS:  V12, convertible, James fucking Bond.  I like the taillights better than the Vantage
Aston Martin DBS
Get used to this view.

Pick Your Aston, No. 2

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish, v12 Vanquish, DBS
Choice 2, the Vanquish.  It's all new. 

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish
V12, obvs.

Pick your Aston, No. 1

Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Vanquish, DBS
Such choices

Choice 1, the V12 Vantage Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Sometimes you just gotta say

what the fuck
Porsche 928

Out on the Streets: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Messenger Puppet
Oh to be a high school junior with $250 and a dad who was a half full kind of guy.  Also, sometimes the most kickass cars at the car show are not the trailer queens - they're the trainwrecks parked around the periphery, like this...

Ferrari 512 BBi

Ferrari 512 BBi

 Who needs a Countach when you have a Boxer?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Make Art

A cause that's almost as good as paypaling us a couple of dollars is the kicstarter for +Brenda Priddy

Top Men

Cadillac 1 - the Beast
2009-2013: It's a diesel
3/20/13: Actually it's gas-engined.

Am I the only one tired of being lied to?  In this case, it seems like the plan is to discredit whatever people are saying, regardless of whether it's the truth.
Secret Service spokesliar:  Oh, no, it wasn't the wrong fuel. No, it was some enormous mystery. We'll figure it out right away and get back to you with a full report.

Presidential limo breaks down ahead of Obama’s arrival – CNN Political Ticker - Blogs.
"The appropriate gas was put in the car," Ed Donovan, spokesman for the Secret Service, told CNN. Citing an official in the region, CNN reported, as did other media outlets, that the vehicle had been filled with gasoline instead of diesel fuel. At the time, the Secret Service did not waive reporters off the idea that the car had the wrong fuel.
Donovan said the vehicle actually doesn't have a diesel engine and runs on unleaded gasoline. The Secret Service is generally tight-lipped about details of the president's limousine, otherwise known as "The Beast."
Because the vehicle was built on a Chevrolet Kodiak chassis, whose engine runs on diesel fuel, it was believed that the limo also ran on diesel.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It Couldn't Happen to More Deserving Scum

Redflex Traffic Solutions is embroiled in a bribery scandal in Chicago that has prompted termination of the firm's executive vice president and resignations of three other top executives.

Redflex Holdings, the Australian parent company of the Phoenix-based photo-enforcement company, says an internal corruption investigation also has found "potential issues" involving contracts in two other U.S. cities, but it didn't provide further details.

via Redflex Execs in Phoenix Resign Over Corruption Investigation - Page 1 - News - Phoenix - Phoenix New Times.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

OK, Car and Driver

I found the car.
1982 Chevrolet Corvette

Now where's the girl?

December 1978 Car and Driver
Yes, I know it's a 1979 in the magazine and an '82 in the flesh.  I was looking harder for the girl than the car.  So to speak.

What to Drive

when you've got $895 of BK Lounge shift manager money burning a hole in your pocket.

And why not? 455 is a win.  Vinyl buckets - get the ladies and hose off the seats as needed. Wheels for your nerd friends to "boycott" the prom. Shit like that.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pink Elephants

[caption id="attachment_24111" align="alignnone" width="640"]1957 Lincoln Premiere Princess on the rocks[/caption]

We found the graveyard in Miami, Arizona

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The other Red Dragon

This one is more like an Iguana than a dragon, but maybe that name is a reflection of the Scottsdale blue hairs at whom it's aimed.
1978 Cadillac coupe de Ville convertible

Mark It Down

A Mark V and a couple of Mark VII LSCs
Lincoln Continental Mark V

1967 Pontiac Firebird

[caption id="attachment_24094" align="alignnone" width="640"]1967 pontiac firebird Need a Kleenex?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_24095" align="alignnone" width="640"]1967 pontiac firebird Almost didn't recognize you without screaming chickens and spoilers and spats.[/caption]

Why Yes, They're Real

[caption id="attachment_24088" align="alignnone" width="640"]1993 SVT Cobra Sweep The Leg[/caption]

1993 Ford SVT Cobra (Kai)- expect "No Mercy"

How Did We Go So Wrong?

Evolution is not always a positive change...

mark vii Aztek
Both the Mark VII and the Aztek were risky breaks from tradition.  Both were buffered down from the original proposals.

Motor Trned July 1982

The older one says "even so, I still look classy." The Aztek still says "Absinthe is a helluva drug."

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cars and Coffee: Orange Crush

Lamborghini Murcielago

Cars and Coffee: Some Pigs Are More Equal

Dino on FerrariChat, 2/27/2013
PS. Its much appreciated by the store owners and the police that the heavy right feet have been a much lighter. The only problem last month was with advertising. Pit Stop insisted on parking their van in the middle of the event and when they were asked to move by a store owner's representative, he said no and got belligerent, forcing the store owner to make arrangements with the police for next month. Just remember, we are guests at this venue and we need to follow the simple rules.

Cars and Coffee: Four Wheeling in Suburbia

Toyota Land Cruiser

Cars and Coffee: The Standard of the World

of fly-bys
1974 Cadillac Sedan de Ville
 I needed to bring the Lincoln to race it.  ("Race" means things like who can take up more parking spots.)

Stop running into people.

Words to live by...
You know me - ordinarily no parked car is safe.  No pedestrian is safe (especially when they're next to a puddle).
Porsche cayenne mirror

Not just one, two idiots tried to run me down in a parking lot.  One was half successful.  Read the whole story at Drive-By Shootings: Just when you thought it was safe.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Just when you thought it was safe

to go back in the parking lot after some asshole
Ferrari F430
tried to crush your toes instead of steering his Penis Compensator Ferrari.

Ordinarily at this thing, there's a sort of understanding.  There are featured spots, perpendicular to a travel lane.  People gather there to see the featured cars.  Other cars, like this Ferrari 430, park in the traffic lane, so there is room for one car or barely two to move through...

Red Dragon

2013 Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe