Sunday, October 27, 2013

What The F***

Sometimes you just have to say it. We're just glad someone is not afraid to pop his lights for the camera.
Why hello, you beautiful frog 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vanilla Mocha Latte

or something.  The 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartier
1979 Lincoln Mark V CartierNo foam
More creamy goodness after the jump....

Grail Car Time

My favorite '69 +Ford Mustang.
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

If the pictures aren't enough, click links for the story of the 1969 +Ford  Mustang Boss 429.  Click through for more glamour shots.

For Lurlene

If it were a convertible, we'd call it a babymaker.
1965 Ford Galaxie 500

Fancy Parking

This is one of my favorite cars, the Lincoln Continental Mark VI.
Lincoln Continental Mark VI

Yes, I was a Ford fan boy, predisposed to trying to love everything they made. But there was more than that here.
  • I loved the whizbang technology of the "electronic" dash.
  • At the time, I thought the proportions were better than the "look how long my dick hood is" proportions of the Mark V.
  • 20 mpg on the highway?  In a Lincoln? AYFKM?
  • Yes, the styling was derivative.  The deuce was still running the show, so of course it was.  

Monday, October 21, 2013

Best Wagon Ever

Late 60s edition.
1969 Chevrolet Impala SS wagon

Cadillac Eldorado: Country Club Drive

You know you want to roll up to Tatum Ranch Bushwood Country Club in one of these bitches.
1976 Cadillac Eldorado
Thank goodness no bull horns.

Lyle Waggoner's Wet Dream

An AMX that's not dead from rust.
AMC AMX

Save the Whales

Tempting, but at $6,500 for the privilege, I'll pass.
1978 Chrysler Newport
Yes, the dorky, meek blank gaze of a setter is not a plus.  Give us an Orca.

Spied on the Streets: Hot Child in the City

In both cases, if you tap that ass, you WILL get burned.
This time it's a Ferrari F430 16M Scuderia Spider.  There are 499 of these in the world (or less - unquallified drivers happen).   It looks cool but it is less about trolling for herpes and an asskicking/robbery handjobs on skid row at the country club and more about putting it on the track and playing Niki Lauda.  Per Car and Driver:
Just as in the 430 Scuderia, the interior is stripped of all comfort features. Carbon fiber and aluminum line the cabin. There is no carpet, just diamond-plate-style aluminum on the floor, accented by exposed welds. The carbon-framed seats are covered in weight-saving cloth and offer only manual fore-and-aft and seatback-angle adjustments. The doors are skinned with carbon fiber as well. The only concession to luxury lives in the dash: a horizontally docked iPod touch, the sound from which is delivered to occupants via six speakers (yup, there’s a sound system on a track-ready Ferrari). But it’s a miracle you can even hear the thing, because this is quite possibly the loudest roadgoing car we have ever driven. 
Click through for more shots of this hottie (the car, perv).
Ferrari F430 16M
Danger in the shape of somethin' wild

Mr. Bond?

Another day, another Aston. Except this is the Pavillions weekly show. While it does draw a couple regular Ferraris (308GTS/5500 the occasional 348/355 or Lambo, and a few Porsches, it is not really a magnet for the exotics or even the rare lesser birds in their flocks. In other words, look it's the "affordable" Aston!
Aston Martin Vantage

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fury Makes Everything Better

What to pick when Dad says you can have a car: 1969 Plymouth Fury.
1969 Plymouth Fury

Kid wants to swap in a 440 [Ed.: with an 8 Barrel carb, no doubt]; Dad thinks a 383 is more likely. The Dad was definitely familiar with using the gas gauge instead of the speedometer or odometer.

My Brother's Gonna Kill Us!


Jefferson's Brother: My brother's gonna kill us! He's gonna kill us! He's gonna kill you and he's gonna kill me, he's gonna kill us!

Jeff Spicoli: Hey man, just be glad I had fast reflexes!

Jefferson's Brother: My brother's gonna shit!

Jeff Spicoli: Make up your mind, dude, is he gonna shit or is he gonna kill us?
Jefferson's Brother: First he's gonna shit, then he's gonna kill us! 
Jeff Spicoli: Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.
It starts with this:

Saturday, October 19, 2013

1969 Chevrolet Impala

Just some glamour shots of a sweet 1969 Chevrolet Impala. Original paint, 40K miles. Always garaged, obvs, because ARIZONA.
1969 Chevrolet Impala

Pontiac Grandville


Not much to say about this one.  We found it lurking on the outskirts, in all its vinyl-seated glory. Click through for more.

This may be

your father's Olsdmobile, if your father is Ken Schoeb.
1959 Oldsmobile 98

Ken is a guy one of our shooters met at the [crappy radio station] car show in Glendale today.

This is Ken's car.  It was the only one like it at the show.  Match that with '55-57 Chevys or Tbirds.

Ken is an army vet, if I heard correctly.  He seemed to be as well preserved as his 1959 Oldsmobile 98.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What to drive

When you're playing "Spaceship" - a car that looks like one.
Merkur XR4ti
What kind of hyperspace leaping requires the scoops and vents (including the headlights)?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fool me twice...

I love a good 1978 Mercury Cougar XR7. I also know, having learned the hard, demoralizing and expensive way, that survivor cars are best when they belong to someone else, and you can just shoot or drive them on occasion.  Basically ownership, without the expense.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Escaped from Father Time

Somehow these guys survived 35 years of southwestern Michigan road salt, craters potholes, half drunk assembly and 20 year old (at the time) technology (Cordoba)/tin foil construction (Futura) to tempt me with their survivor car charms
1977 Chrysler Cordoba
Mismatched tires?  We know that look.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pardon Our Dust

We just imported a thousand files from our corporate overlords.  Yes, this is a shameless attempt to get more hits.

It comes with some hiccups, in the Wordpress to google translation.  If you see something that looks techincally fubared, it's because we haven't gotten around to fixing it. Our team of trained monkeys can only code so fast.  If you read something insipid, well, we probably already had our way with it.

In the mean time, enjoy this Eldorado.

Cadillac Eldorado

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

If only...


Petrolicious had us interested.  It was almost a go.

  • Title: Production AssistantDetails: Full time
  • Role Summary:- Assisting production team in ALL stages of production  OK

  • Coordinate & reserve hotel rooms, flights, rental cars and equipment. I usually have people for that.-
  • Location scouting I hear Tahiti is quite nice. Italy, Turks and Caicos Islands.  Not Belize (per Saul Goodman)