Friday, October 31, 2014

customized 2CV, just a little bit different, but a lot cooler

Practice, practice, etc

Renault? Citroen?

Wow, first European rail car I've seen!

Found on

Dodge Daytona truck interesting features

Happy Halloween, with the Munsters

Shoe, about broken down old cars

Interesting one off modeled after a 1995 Chrysler prototype of a 1937 Bugatti Atlantic

Buyer beware.. Hot rod Magazine is pulling a fast one if you aren't paying razor sharp attention

So, try for a calendar, but pay with a credit card, and if you fail to cancel the membership, you get charged 84 dollars, likely with an automatic renewal if you fail to cancel within the first 12 months.

Petersen must be rolling in his grave to see this foul treatment of Hot Rod Magazine fans.

If this pisses you off, like it does me, Hot Rod magazine has an email, and facebook

I'm not sure how much more outrageous it is that the damn calendars don't have HOT RODS! WTF!

And choose your favorite HOT ROD? DOESN'T HAVE ANY HOT RODS! omfg!

A fucking Corvair? REALLY? 

A FUCKING Chevy, Dodge, Plymouth, and Oldsmobile  OTHER?

Mustangs from special promotions department of Ford could be ordered for limited run models

In 1969 there was a racetrack company, American Raceways International (contradiction?) that owned 5 racetracks, Atlanta, Eastern, Michigan, Riverside, and Texas.

 They contracted Ford to build pace cars for their NASCAR tracks, 5 convertibles and 5 Mach 1s.

The convertibles were going to be the real pace cars, and were geared for 155mph

Part of the deal was that 100 428 Super Cobra Jet cars with special side stripes and ARI graphics.

Then ARI went bankrupt, leaving Ford with 10 cool cars, and quite an investment in the developement work.

Kansas City sales district picked up on the cars and took them all off the hands of the promotions dept, as well as 100 Torinos with 429 Cobra Jets, These became what we know as the Twister Specials.

Ford ended up building 96 Mach 1, 1/2 were 351 Cleveland, and the other 1/2 were 428 Super Cobra Jets... plus 90 429 CJ Torinos, and 4 Rancheros with Clevelands. The Mustangs didn't all get 428s because the company ran out of them, and had 351s to spare

The registry for these cars:  info from

Thursday, October 30, 2014

looks like they've finally decided that they've found where Amelia Earhart crash landed

This is her Lockheed Electra, (beautiful little plane) as it was patched in Miami, the last time she was in civilized places, and the arrow points to the unique patch that was put over a window.