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Project 67 Mustang

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Breaking news, Featured | 0 comments

Project 67 Mustang

Over a year ago we told you we were getting back on our 67 Mustang Fastback. This car has been in my garage or back yard for over 30 years! Early on it was my daily driver and then served as the “school car” for each of my three kids. They all contributed to adding a dent or two here and there. It has gone through a couple of different life cycles but it is now officially my driver classic. The car is a real deal Southern California car and has next to no rust but it has been messed with a lot which is ok with me. Our first steps...

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AWD K20 swapped turbo Civic hatch

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Build thread, Featured | 0 comments

AWD K20 swapped turbo Civic hatch

Wow, this thing looks to be a beast! Pretty solid beginning to a build thread, but it kind of burns out toward the end. Still tho Build thread here:...

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Volksrod!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010 in Featured, Retro | 1 comment

Volksrod!

I need to keep a better camera in my car. A couple weeks ago I photographed the Nissan S-Cargo on the freeway, and yesterday I spotted a Volksrod. Check it...

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This morning’s strange car was a Nissan S-Cargo

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Featured, Kei car | 0 comments

This morning’s strange car was a Nissan S-Cargo

The Japanese Kei Car pool on Flickr came through. As it turns out, the strange vehicle I saw this morning was a Nissan S-Cargo (snail pun probably intended). According to the Wikipedia article it was a small van produced in Japan from 1989-1992. S-Cargo vans(?) were exported for use in other countries, and are coveted as business advertisement vehicles for their rarity and abundance of ad space. I also ran across another resource with tech specs for the Nissan S-Cargo. What a cool little...

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What kind of car is this?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Featured, Kei car | 0 comments

What kind of car is this?

This interesting looking creation caught my eye this morning in traffic on the freeway. It had manufacturer plates and yellow round bug-eyed headlights. I was near the Nissan manufacturing facility, which would seem to go with how unique it looked. I think I’ll upload the pictures to flickr and add them to the Kei Cars pool to see if anyone can identify it. *UPDATE* – it’s a Nissan...

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Chevrolet Volt real world MPG numbers are not so great

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Batshit crazy, Featured, Green | 0 comments

Chevrolet Volt real world MPG numbers are not so great

I guess I should express admiration for Chevrolet in taking its first step to create an electric/gas vehicle into production that’s not just a limited range pure electric or adding another crappy hybrid to its fleet of Tahoes. But I can’t. According to real world road tests done by Popular Mechanics, you can only expect to go just over 30 miles after charging all night before the gas engine kicks in and gets very average fuel economy (35 MPG average). Basically, you get to spend $45K (for the car and charger) to plug your car in...

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Smart partners with Nissan to make even uglier cars

Posted by on Oct 7, 2010 in Breaking news, Featured | 0 comments

Smart partners with Nissan to make even uglier cars

While tiny little cars might have seemed like a star in the face of five-bucks-a-gallon gas, they don’t shine so brightly when gas is back under three a gallon. What’s the solution to this? How about rebadging a Nissan Versa and selling it as a Smart? Brilliant!

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1,500 miles on a single tank of fuel

Posted by on Oct 6, 2010 in Featured, Green | 0 comments

1,500 miles on a single tank of fuel

Yup, you read that right. A VW Passat Bluemotion has was followed around by a Guinness crew, who witnessed a 20.4 gallon tank be completely filled up with diesel and emptied 1,527 miles later. Average speed for the trip was 45 MPH. That’s some pretty good mpg, Hans. Of course, domestic automakers continue to build giant SUVs and hope their lobbying efforts pay off instead of building a car Americans would be proud to buy. Sheesh. Source [Gas2.0, RideLust, and...

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Tilt shift drift

Posted by on Sep 28, 2010 in Featured, Video | 0 comments

Tilt shift drift

I’ve seen tilt-shift before, but this video of the Formula D event in Sonoma in tilt-shift is incredible looking. Formula D Sonoma | Tilt...

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Insane cars with Hayabusa engines

Posted by on Sep 27, 2010 in Batshit crazy, Featured, Video | 1 comment

Insane cars with Hayabusa engines

After hearing that the new BMW K1600 inline six might be the new weapon of choice for micro car engine swaps (despite being larger and having less power), I thought I might do a quick post with a few micro cars with the power of the raging Hayabusa. Smart car (awesome action at 0:50): “Diablo” Smart car (warning – extremely gut wrenching music) MK1 Golf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUH8S5wvK0M Go-kart with a ‘busa swap: The Polo linked from the Jalopnik artice: The dune buggy linked from the same...

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