Sunday, August 30, 2015

a cool new Halloween themed hot rod

instantly has me wondering if this was made by the Holbrooks who did the Frankenstein and skull cars, the "Reapers Rejects"

tit for tat

A women is cooking eggs in the kitchen when her husband comes running in...

Immediately, he sees the eggs and gasps in horror. "Be careful! CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh, my GOSH!"

The wife, startled at her husband's violent reaction, dashes to the fridge to get some butter.

"You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW!"

The wife, concerned by the status of her husband's mental state, forgets about the butter and goes running to the eggs.

"WE NEED BUTTER! Are you CRAZY??? Where are we going to get the butter? They're going to stick! HURRY!"

The wife runs to the fri-

"CAREFUL about the eggs! CAREFUL. You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them quickly! Oh not that quickly, don't you know how to cook? Are you insane? Turn the DAMN EGGS!"

At this point, the wife starts crying, since she has no idea what to do.

She gasps "What is WRONG with you? I know how to cook eggs."

The husband simply smiles, remarks "I just wanted to show you what it feels like while I'm driving with you in the car", and leaves.

Doodlebug fresh from manufacturing outside the plant

I don't recall where I found the image, I held onto it until I had some time to compare this image to the other Doodlebug photos I have, to see if I'd posted it already (the effort I got to for you all! ) 

How the best prep a car for the customer at a dealership, Chris Brunner, GM, Lexus Plano Texas

On pre-inspection the car interior is checked for water leaks when the wash it.

The Navigational system compass is set

the dealership's location is entered to have a reference for the new owner for any service, maintenance, or what not

radio stations are entered into the presets.

The seats are set for maximum space when the door is opened.

Then they get a print out of the battery and electrical system. The most critical component of a new car is the electrical system. Nothing works if the electrical system isn't working right.

Nissan made 3 prototypes of the LMP1 and went to the track

they were 20 seconds off pace of the leader, a Porsche.

Critics called that "pathetic"

I call that a damn fine start for an undeveloped car. 20 seconds off the best car on the track? Hell, I'd pick that for the winner at the end of the season

an couple examples of good humourous writing I came across recently

Some race cars inspire love. Others generate hate. Nissan's GT-R LM NISMO does both. It couldn't be more polarizing if it were a nuclear-powered, transgender cyborg engineered to perform Masses and abortions on alternating weekends.

Rolling testaments to the indefatigable human spirit, like the bullet-riddled, six-door airport limousines and their crack addled sellers. The Plymouth Crickets with their peeling vinyl roofs and disintegrating interiors that appear to have been made of crudely recycled banana peels. I love the smell of used cars first thing in the morning. 

Road locomotive

the Great American Trucking Show was this weekend in Dallas,

the restored Evel Knievel rig was probably the star of the show

the GATS hosted the Pride and Polish contest