Sunday, September 11, 2016

Lets Go Car Shopping

It's September 16, 1973, I'm in Chicago, and I'm shopping in the classifieds for a car.  See anything that you like?  I've already circled a few that seem reasonable in price.  What do you think?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Worst Car in the World? The 2015 Tartan Prancer.

Ever wonder what the worst new car in the world might be?  It might just be the new 2015 Tartan Prancer (Albania's best SUV).  Love the Tesla-like door handles taken to the next level.  You think you hate it now, but wait till you drive it! 

Really, it's a pretty slick "commercial" for the new Family Truckster, the main star from the upcoming "Vacation" movie.  You think you hate the new movie now, but wait till you see it! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Twenty Five Great Jeep Concepts From The Past | Hooniverse

Twenty Five Great Jeep Concepts From The Past | Hooniverse

2010 Jeep Nukizer 715 Concept

1990 Jeep Freedom Concept

2000 Jeep Commander Concept

These three are some of the tame ones.  Click on the Hooniverse link above to see the rest!

Monday, May 19, 2014

100 Teslas Go Dutch

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Who Would Love This Car But Me?

True gearheads will identify with this immediately! 

"Who Would Love This Car But Me".
From the "Ignition" album by Brian Setzer.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Police in N. Texas Stopping Random Drivers for DNA and Blood Samples

Police in North Texas are stopping random drivers in Fort Worth on the behalf of Federal contractors for random blood and DNA samples.  It's supposed to be to check for impaired driving, and supposed to be voluntary, but how many people say "no" to police and federal employees when being forcibly pulled over?

From KXAS Ch. 5 News in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Peter Griffin on Top Gear?

This spyshot from the December issue of Top Gear Magazine confirms that Family Guy's Peter Griffin and the trio of twats from the UK version of Top Gear are buds.  I wonder if they are all in the reasonably priced car?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

WAIT!! That's Diesel!!

This kind of thing used to happen to an ex-girlfriend who used to drive my 2001 Golf TDI quite a bit back in the early to mid 2000's.  Back then, diesel cars were pretty rare in Texas and even rarer up in rural Oklahoma where she drove.  A few times, a well-meaning person would even run over to her and shut the pump off.  

This is a new commercial from Audi for their new TDI cars and it's great!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Eagle Eye Point of View

This isn't car related.  Just a couple of cool videos from a guy who can strap a GoPro camera to his pet eagle for some fantastic flight videos.

Ever wonder what it's like to fly like an eagle?  Now you can find out.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

FLASH! Tesla Has a Flat Tire!!

Exclusive story from Autoblopnik, the premier automotive news and comment blog.  

Bad news for Tesla.  First, one of the 20,000+ Model S's that have been sold so far ran over a piece of metal in the road causing a fire, now another one has suffered a flat tire causing a drastic drop in the price of TSLA stock, ironically during the same week as the totally unrelated Government shutdown.  

The Tesla Model S, CEO Elon Musk's vision of what we should all be driving, seems fundamentally flawed.  It goes only 260 miles on a charge, takes a very long 40 minutes to completely charge up at one of the Superchargers that Tesla is installing across the nation (although it should be noted that there is no charge for the charge), puts auto repair and Jiffy Lubes out of business because it uses no oil of any kind, and takes only 4.2 seconds to go 0-60mph.  Clearly too fast for the average driver of a Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla. 

I guess electric cars aren't all they are cracked up to be. 

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Read all about this breaking story here, then be sure to check out the rest of Autoblopnik (Auto news to obsess over or die) for more great stories.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Monkeemobile vs. Shelby Daytona Coupe

Now here's something you don't see every day.  A very rare Shelby Daytona Couple racing the equally rare Monkeemobile (a modified Pontiac GTO).  Enjoy!

Getting Buzzed

This would fall under the category of being caught *above* the curb, but pretty cool anyway.  This past June, I happened to see something go past my front window that seemed a little unusual....and airplane!  

I grabbed my video camera and went outside to video my own personal airshow.  It seems that something appears to have broken on a combine that was working the field across the road from my house.  It had been sitting for a couple of days when it seems that the parts needed to repair it arrived by air-mail.  

The Piper J-3 Cub first made a low pass (the one I originally saw), then landed, delivered the part, and took off again.  Then, the pilot thought he would have a little fun so he buzzed the combine (and my house in the process) a few times before taking off for home.  

This is how we do things out here in the country! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Olympic Ski Jump -- For Tires

Have you ever wondered what kind of tire performs the best?  You can go to Tire Rack or Consumer Reports to find that information. 

But what if you want your tires to win a gold medal at the next winter Olympics in the ski jump competition?  What kind of tire would you choose?  As luck would have it, we have your information right here.  

Another public service from Caught at the Curb! 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Rockets and Cows - Nowhere But Texas!

Check out the latest test of the "Grasshopper" reusable rocket in McGregor, Texas.  This rocket, from Elon Musk's SpaceX, takes off, flies to the side a bit, hovers for a little while, then returns to the exact spot it took off from.  Pretty impressive. 

They threw in a small cattle stampede and a flock of birds just for good measure too. 
No word on how the bar-b-que was after the test. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Spectacular Truck Accident

Unfortunately, the driver was killed in this spectacular truck accident  on SH 161 and I-30 in Grand Prairie, Texas (a Dallas suburb).  It's unknown at this time why the truck left the highway.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

You tell'em Elon!

Friday, June 28, 2013

This is NOT "The Beast"

 I love to watch movies about political intrigue, especially ones that include presidential intrigue.  This usually involves shots of the President going somewhere in his limo.  Except for movies about JFK, this usually involves using a standard stretch limo, complete with opera lights on the side, pulling up.  They may put some flags on the front fenders and a little presidential seal on the door, but it's obvious that it's not a presidential limo.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Interesting Nurburgring Webcam Shot

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I just happened to check out the Nurburgring webcam this morning, and take a gander at what I just happened to catch.  

It seems to be a lousy day to be blasting around the Ring, but the owners of these 4 classic cars didn't seem to mind.  Anyone know what they are?  I think they are older BMWs.  Here's a second shot that I just grabbed.

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