Tuesday, July 25, 2017

as amazing as it is to finally by your fist cool old musclecar, it's stunning to rediscover it when it finally arrives after months of being shipped from another continent to your home

This is the 1st I've heard of the 8000 car large concours "Classic Days" in Schloss Dyck Germany... it seems like only about 250 people attend it

a Shelby autograph on a Shelby Cobra is expected.... what autograph would you expect on a DeLorean?

How about Steven Spielberg's?

Making the DeLorean famous was something that only the Back to the Future movie trilogy was responsible for, and Spielberg was the Exec Producer.

So, Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, written in 2011, and which will be released in March 2018 brought the glovebox door to Spielberg and got his autograph on it. The only DeLorean he has ever autographed.

In the above images you see the Back to the Future DeLorean, and Christine, in a race of 80s pop culture cars, and among the many cars in the race scene is the Batmobile. Below is the preview, and it's full of cool cars and characters, from the 80s movies.

in the above screen grabs you can see Christine, and the A Team van

and Mad Max's Falcon and below is the original Big Foot

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bucciali and Mercedes SSK tool kit.

I don't feel guilty at all about not giving credit to the source on this one... they didn't bother crediting me as the photographer when they used my Model A tool kit photo http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/05/model-ford-complete-factory-provided.html

Whoa... that's a lot of tonnage to be sliding down the road on cat tracks

Ford decided that the logical food tie in for the Mustang was connoisseur ice cream... I can't picture that... but then they aren't paying me to market the Mustang

Ford introduced a limited-edition Mustang-inspired Orange Fury ice cream sandwich, created using Coolhaus Premium Ice Cream, just in time for National Ice Cream Day which was July 23rd, with limited-edition ice cream sandwiches were given out for free at various locations in New York City.

The treats were made of two fresh-baked Vanilla Whoopie cookies covered in orange icing, sandwiched around a scoop of the one-of-a-kind Orange Fury ice cream, then wrapped in a unique Mustang-printed edible wrapper made from potato wafer paper with edible ink.


McLaren F1's tool kit, a toolkit made by Facom, weighing 1/3 of its steel equivalent (the pliers remained steel), while a titanium nitride coating gives the tools their golden look.

Blade Runner 2049 experience at San Diego Comic Con 2017 (SDCC 17)

Ford now builds a 10 speed automatic for it's Mustang. Damn.

In order to kick ass from Zero to Sixty and do it in 4 seconds flat, the engine torque doesn’t drop when you’re shifting. You get peak engine torque and horsepower straight through.


The Hackenberger’s collection auction results

not much money for anything.

The top sale of the auction was a restored 1947 Indian Chief with original sidecar that went for $37,800, even though it reportedly hadn’t seen the road in 15 years. The top selling automobile was a 1965 Amphicar 770 at $31,500.

but the amount of cats and stuff was incredible, and the total for cars, trucks, and motorcycles sold was $1.67 million. The overall total, including tractors, buggies, and memorabilia sold, was about $2 million.

Some of the most interesting cars sold:
a very rough 1949 Tatra T600 Tatraplan for $23,100,
a 1967 Porsche 912 for $26,250
a 1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster sold for $31,500
a 1938 Studebaker pickup sold for $31,500
a 1955 Ford Thunderbird sold for $26,250


the 63 Z11 Impala had aluminum fenders and hood.

I had forgotten all about posting about this car before, (only 6 months ago https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-z11.html ) and only had Mopars with aluminum panels in mind when reading Hagerty's article.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

the Historic Vehicle Register has been adding vehicles a bit faster than they did at first

9 mile trailed Cobra R 1995 Mustang, Previously owned by NASCAR driver Ernie Irvan, 1 of 250 produced

Purchased new through Ford Special Engineering in 1995 by former Robert Yates Racing-Texaco Havoline #28 NASCAR driver Ernie Irvan.

He trailered it to car shows, and never drove it.

He finally sold it in 2016.
VIN: 1FALP42C5SF213524

But there are quite a few of those limited Cobra R's hanging around waiting to appreciate in value. One has 523 miles, http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a25844/a-1995-ford-mustang-cobra-r-reaches-the-racetrack/

another has 2911 miles https://www.a-gc.com/1995-ford-mustang-svt-cobra-r-c-361.htm

another has 6076 https://lmr.com/products/1995-Ford-Mustang-SVT-Cobra-R-Specs-Features


One of "The Few", Lacey downed at least 28 enemy planes during World War Two and was a rare example of someone who served in the RAF on both the first and final day of the war.

He survived nine crash landings and famously shot down a German plane that had just bombed Buckingham Palace.

"I was shot down nine times in 16 weeks. Twice I got out with my aeroplane burning from end to end, once with no tail on it," he said.

He continued flying fighter missions until the end of the war, including a transfer to India where he took on the Japanese.

At the end of World War Two, he was credited with having shot down 28 confirmed planes, four "probables" and nine damaged - one of the highest tallies of all the RAF's British fighter pilots.

After the war he became a pilot instructor


thanks Steve!

cards to leave for drivers that park like jack asses

A phrase for a drop card is:
'Is your steering wheel covered in shit?... because you park like an asshole'
or go with the funniest and probably true note http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/01/well-that-got-out-of-control-fast.html

Demon colors

Did you know Ferrari is worried about the demand for their cars? The waiting line is so much that Ferrari won't allow it's employees to buy a new Ferrari, unless they are Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver

for a good welder call... Amazin Blaze; a'Heatin and a'Beatin Welding Service.

Welcome to Hucklebuck studios.

Yall come on in and have a seat. Let me give you a little rundown on myself....

My name is Glen Thornton....My friends call me Amazing Blaze....I'm the owner and operator of a'Heatin and a'Beatin welding service.

We have 24 hour service working week days, week nights, weekend days weekend nights, holidays are my specialty...

Especially Thanksgiving.

I weld long arc, short arc, heliarc, and in the dark.

Fit for 4 welders or weld for 4 fitters.

If you want 2 or 3 weeks off , I can handle that too.

Weld anything from the crack of dawn to a broken heart..., from eggshells to spider webs.

I have done some work for a few young black widows.

We weld right handed left handed, 6 inches off the floor, up against the wall , in the corner, with or without a mirror....uphill, downhill, side to side, no crack too tight, no gap too wide.

If you don't like the way I do it, I'll let you try it.

If I cant do it, I'll hire it done.

All work guaranteed and strictly cash. No tax, no tracks.

If you got the nerve to call....I got the gall to come.

Call Amazin Blaze a'Heatin and a'Beatin Welding Service.

Route 1, Crenshaw County Alabama

Thanks Doug! 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

it's not possible that any other photo could illustrate that it's Comic Con time any better, and I am offline til Sunday at least

598 mile 1st year Diablo, one owner, and one of 21 equipped with the Bruguet Type "4330" Chronometer, 300 thou and it's yours

 this was a one-off, special-order, special wish example completed in brilliant "Impact White" with a complementary full white leather interior with contrasting red piping. It also received the very popular upgraded Alpine Stereo / CD system with amplifier and subwoofer.

full gallery and description at http://www.anamera.com/en/detail/car/482258/index.html?no_cache=1&ret=202

Letterer Johnny Watts, at age 81, still plies his trade the old-fashioned way: freehand, since age 13.

Using pictures Allen acquired, Watts lettered the car just as it would have been done back in the day—freehand. Watts has been lettering automobiles for 68 years, starting his craft at the age of 13. He’s one of only a handful who still applies the paint freehand with a trusted brush he’s had for many years. Over a two-day period, Watts gave the Bonner Thunderbolt character.

Watts uses a Coca-Cola crate as a stool and workbench. He adjusts the position of the crate from vertical to horizontal and flat as he starts high and works down low


Firestone made drag slicks for the Ford Thunderbolt, specifically, back in the 60s.

Firestone Lightning Slicks. They’re unique to the Thunderbolt as they have a lightning-bolt tread pattern. Few remain still intact and on a Thunderbolt.


the Harley Sportster turns 60, 1957 to 2017

politicians have lost their minds, this makes it official.... , Alabama teens need a business license to mow lawns for money

Teenagers have been threatened by officials and other lawn services to show their city issued business license ($110) before cutting a persons lawn for extra summer cash.

Thanks Eddie!


The Grand Tour season two, likely will be delayed while Hammond's knee heals up so he can drive, but they released a preview

as ludicrous as the salaries and costs are for filming The Grand Tour, the 1st year profited 11 million dollars.

The McLaren F1. 25 years ago it was the fastest street legal car, at 231mph. It's engine cover was gold foil.

it weighs the same as a Miata.

It's worth 12-15 million dollars.

If your engine needs a rebuild, they loan you one so you can keep enjoying your car while it's getting rebuilt at the shop. The engine is a 6.1 liter 650 Hp BMW V12. Honda bailed on the engine supply contract

It's engine cover has a warning light. This was discovered by a German business man who used his F1 as a commuter. It seems at around 190 mph the cover lifted off the sensor enough to trip the warning light... he said that the light came on every drive to work, and every drive home. Lucky guy

this is Bruce Wiener, he had that collection of micro cars


Road and Track magazine celebrates it's 70th anniversary this year

their 1st issue was June 1947

Vermont's Governor, Phil Scot, is the first sitting governor to ever win a stock car race, it was his 30th career win.

The sixty-year-old head of state scored his 30th career victory at Vermont's Thunder Road earlier this month in dramatic fashion, holding off several challengers in the Late Model Series to take the checkered flag and become the track's all time wins leader - and the first sitting governor to ever win a stock car race of any kind.

Scott, 58, took office in January after six years as lieutenant governor and a decade as a state senator.

Before Scott began stock car racing, he raced motorcycles and snowmobiles, turning to stock cars in his early 30s. He’s now in his 27th year of racing at Thunder Road, his 26th in the top late-model division. Over that time he has won three track championships, most recently in 2002.

Going into this season, Scott had won 29 feature races at Thunder Road, the most ever. On July 6, he won his 30th.

Today's salute goes out to Daron Taylor, 9th grader with a lawn care business, and innovated a bike trailer for his mower to get between jobs with all the gear needed for jobs

Daron Taylor started cutting grass when he was 14, preferring to spend his summer break building a business over playing video games.

 Finding it difficult to carry equipment and push his mower from house to house, and being too young to drive a car or truck, Taylor devised a homemade trailer, which hooks up to his bicycle and carries his mower, blower, string trimmer, extra fuel and personal protective equipment.

D’s LawnCare, also employs Taylor’s little brother, serves eight to 10 regular customers, and also does single services.


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