I’ve taken to doing non-political posts with the 12:00 AM Slot, so tonight, or this morning, as the case may be, I thought a look at the 1978 Subaru Brat would be in order. They were strange, even by 1970′s standards, and still have aficionados. So, he is a video discussing the Subaru with the weird seats in the back. At least the guys doing the video had some fun.
For you car nuts out there, and more specifically, the rat rod type, few bodies are as sought after as the “Deuce Coupe.” That is the five window, 1932 Ford two door Model B. They were the most preferred body style for rat rod conversion. With originals dwindling fast, and the market making them ever more costly, Ford is stepping in with a solution. FOX has more… According to Ford, these ’32 Coupe reproductions are exclusively licensed to United Pacific Industries, which rolled out a flawless 5-Window replica at SEMA 2013. Each shell is stamped from virgin metal, then […]
The rumbling is that this is the next Toyota Supra. It is the Toyota FT1 concept. Motor Trend’s YouTube Channel has the video… The Toyota styling, particularly in the front, seems over-wrought to me. Too busy for my tastes. I’d like a much cleaner design. But, I’m sure that there are more than a few car nuts out there that have their checkbooks on standby. No matter what, this is a bold announcement that Toyota wants back in the sports segment.
What’s yellow and really cool looking? Why. it’s the 2015 Corvette Z06! Motor Trend has more… “It’s a Stingray on steroids,” Juechter says matter-of-factly, trying to sum up the C7 Z06 in a nifty sentence. “We tried to bring a ZR1 level of performance down to the Z06, but this car is also a lot more balanced than ZR1.” Indeed, Juechter hints that in early testing at GM’s proving grounds, the Z06 turned in figures roughly on par with the Blue Devil. That’s significant, but how is it done? “The new 6.2-liter LT4 engine is based on the Stingray’s LT1 […]
When I do the Sunday Links, I often end up taking a look at many of the posts. Last Sunday, I had Frugal Cafe Blogger’s Vintage Cadillac Lovers, This One’s for You (video), I featured two videos of classic Cadillacs of the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Here are the videos… There is more great content over at Frugal Cafe. Get over there and see the rest of the Cadillacs!!
It seems that Ford has found a balance between power and economy, but it will only be available in the European market. The 2015 Ford Mustang will feature a 300 HP four-cylinder engine. Edmunds has more… The four-cylinder engine is not expected to be offered to Mustang buyers in the U.S. The small four-cylinder engine will be offered to European buyers as a more economical, low-emissions alternative to the V8 engine in the Mustang, which is likely to be highly taxed in Europe. European buyers who feel that a Mustang should only have a V8 engine will be offered that […]
For those of you that have been here since almost the beginning, you know that we pegged “Cash for Clunkers” as the huge failure that it was. Here is what we wrote while the program was ongoing… The cars traded in on the program are to be destroyed. Now, in normal situations, a trade in will either go on the dealer lot, go to auction, or go to the junkyard. In any of those situations, others will have the opportunity to benefit from this car, either by driving it, or by purchasing the usable parts from it. When the car […]
Just when you thought that the C6 was the pinnacle of Corvette awesomeness, they went and created the 2014 C7 Corvette. Steve, at Motor City Times, has the pics… Then, the Dallas News has more details… Wave bye-bye to the old plastic-fantastic Corvette, America’s original sports car. In a nod to the past and a major reach for the future, Chevrolet unveiled the all-new 2014 Corvette tonight in Detroit, renaming it the Chevrolet Stingray. The much anticipated ‘Vette was introduced on the eve of the opening of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And you can forget […]
In the aftermath of the 2012 election, many conservatives are questioning and re-evaluating their spending habits and choices. And out of all things that can be purchased, few are considered carefully as buying a car. Many are asking themselves, “do I want to support companies that conspire with the forces that want to enslave me?” Well, to make a car purchase easier, The Morlock Revolt has created a convenient info-graphic to help you. Here is some more from The Morlock revolt… -BMW is manufactured in the US in South Carolina. These plants produce the X3, X5, and X6 models -The Honda Accord, the Accura […]
The Chevy Volt went from a very promising concept, to a very real failure. If you recall, the Volt was initially a show car, and being planned for production prior to the governments takeover of GM. The original idea was evolutionary; the car would be electric, with a small gas engine on board to charge the batteries. It actually generated some excitement. But, just before they were supposed to start rolling off the assembly line, we were told that the production Volt was nothing more than a hybrid car-and a rather expensive hybrid car at that. Competing in a market […]
Back in 2009, I covered a company that was doing a conversion, transforming a current model Camaro into a Pontiac Trans Am. That was one of the most popular posts in CH 2.0 history (ironic, considering that 99.9% of the content here is political). However, there is yet another Trans Am conversion out there-the Lingenfelter 2010 LTA Concept Camaro. Here are some images of the concept… From Lingenfelter’s website… This week’s featured car from the collection is a one of 6 prototype Lingenfelter LTA concept cars that have been built prior to the production vehicles. This white 2010 Camaro LTA has […]
When we discuss the left as Marxists, critics go into a spasm of Alinsky, and attempt to ridicule any accusers. Then, however, Democrats, or their allies, say and do some rather Marxist things. For the latest, we go to The Hill, and see about the newly proposed Windfall Profit Board… The Democrats, worried about higher gas prices, want to set up a board that would apply a “windfall profit tax” as high as 100 percent on the sale of oil and gas, according to their legislation. The bill provides no specific guidance for how the board would determine what constitutes […]
When GM was still GM, and NOT Gubmint Motors, the Volt was the next big thing. If you recall, the original vision for the Volt was for it to be an electric car, with a small gas motor to recharge the batteries. It actually generated some excitement, and it promised massive mileage. That, of course, turned out to be a gigantic lie-one that was not disclosed until the car was just about to go into production. By then, of course, GM had been turned into a government operation. And, like any other government operation, GM, and the Volt in particular, have […]
It would appear that government motors is making itself look good by making a lot of vehicles. That, in and of itself isn’t so bad. What is bad is that once government motors sends these vehicles to the dealers, they tend to sit, sit, and sit. For more on this, here is some coverage from NewsBusters… Not that it took keen insight to catch it, but yours truly was one of a very few people who pointed out that General/Government Motors unduly dressed up its financial statements in advance of its late-2010 initial public offering by foisting an unreasonable level of vehicle […]
This Ford Commercial Kicks! "Owner" States that he Bought a Ford Because They Didn't Take Government Bailout Money
I’ve had guessed that Ford’s increased sales after the auto-bailouts were due to people rebelling against government motors. Might this commercial be a confirmation? I remember visiting a Ford dealership not too long after Ford sales increased. When I asked, a salesman smiled and said that a lot of buyers were saying that the bailouts were why they chose Ford. In a sense, all the steps that Ford took to get new products out, and improve existing ones coincided with this potential rebellions against the bailouts. From their perspective, if it had to happen, the timing was perfect. Ironically, it was Ford […]
The domestic auto industry is on the rebound, leading to more jobs, greater protection of union jobs, rising salaries, and a better international balance of trade. But Democrats don’t like the auto industry rebound and over the coming months are going to continue their attempts to punish this large and important segment of our economy. The logic for this is quite clear- the auto industry rebound is being led by booming sales of SUV’s and trucks and the rebound would have been stronger if it wasn’t for the absurdly poor sales of ‘green cars’. And yet Democrats in Congress and […]