the links for car related stuff, from

a variety of links, about 200 hundred of them, such as history of car logos
classic BMW's
RAd Rides by Troy

and tons more

Photo gallery of expensive garaged cars

Mopar website of incredible reference use!

links to Mopar registries,
engineering drawings for:
1970-1971 E-Body
1971-1972 B-Body
1970-1971 Lubrication All Models
1971 Chassis A, B, C, E Body and Imperial
decodong of 1969 - 1974 Hamtramck built car fender tags

and the scanned:
Understanding and using factory TSBs

The wrong, the weird, the odd, and crimes against cars gallery


neglected cars, cars in barns, and car graveyards... gallery

Lamborghini Muira SV, chassis number 5062. Last known to be owned by HRH Sheikh Al-Thani, Quatar.

Baghdad is the original source of these photos... .29 pages full.

For an ongoing blog about sleeping beauties and neglected cars:

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Email me @ to comment, throw a tip my way, suggest something cool you'd like to read here... whatever...

Carscoop... thanks for reading, and could you throw a tag on the articles you rewrite and give me a credit?

On Jan 14th I post the Shelby Supersnake is sold on ebay,

on Jan 18th Carscoop posts:

On Jan 22nd I post about the Model A the Finnish innovator remade into a streetable racer,

and 2 days later Carscoop posts their photo heavy article.

I've found this on other posts before, but ddn't have enough evidence to draw the conclusion this clearly

0 to 60 car magazine website good variety, mostly new cars and racing orientated, good variety of wallpaper too

Primus "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" and a Subaru that jumps snowboarders ramps



for the original video of Jerry Was a Race Car Driver:

How is your local car dealerships rated? And what are the comments about them?

Dealer Name:

Quite a eyeful on the one I read, no punches pulled. Of course happy customers don't get excited enough to comment, only when people are aggravated and looking to get even for being abused , ignored, insulted, or aggravated do we go the extra distance to lash out or warn others.

The next time I find evidence of happy people taking the time to comment, email, blog, or set up websites... will be the first time I ever see it. It's just the way it seems to me.

Maybach = luxury.........thanks Mike!

About ASE certifications, and what it means to have an ASE cert, how to get it etc etc

Until the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972.

ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.

Here's how ASE certification works:
Prospective candidates register for and take one or more of ASE's 40-plus exams. The tests are grouped into specialties for automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, and collision repair technicians as well as engine machinists, alternate fuels technicians, parts specialists, auto service consultants, and collision damage estimators.

Upon passing at least one exam and after providing proof of two years of relevant work experience, the test taker becomes ASE certified. Certification, however, is not for life. To remain certified, those with ASE credentials must be retested every five years.

Hot Rod Surf of Ocean Beach in San Diego made it into OverDrive Magazine... congrads!

the massive Mopar Action Q&A Tech reference library

Cow vs Challenger

if you're interested in nostalgia hot rods, like I am

interchangeable hoods 4 years apart? Never would have guessed it myself...

1969 Barracuda and '73 thru 76 Darts.
I read this in the Apr 2008 edition of Mopar Action

Get some muscle car and hot rod photography galleries right here:

Great website for early hot rods ... from Switzerland!!!

Hot Rod magazine has new title that might come out, here's a look at it

I bought the magazine off the rack at 7-11, but couldn't find very much on the web... here's what is out there:

Finnish innovator takes a 1924 Model A, and a Cosworth race engine

First the video:

Then the write up:

Here's the shops website that did the work, and their galley:

I wrote this post on the 22nd of January, and 2 days later Carscoop posts their photo heavy article. I think they are reading my website... and I scooped them again! HA!

The Barracuda Concept car that just sold at Barrett Jackson

The production look of the new Dodge Challenger vs the concept

vs the concept

Just a reminder that lots of car magazines can be read online without subscribing

I've found the most dedicated website for C body Mopars or 1969-73

The FUSELAGE website was designed to make people aware of the beauty and elegance of these very impressive, American automobiles:
The 1969 - 1973 Imperial, Chrysler, Dodge Monaco/Polara and Plymouth Fury.

This was done in order to help stop these vehicles from being crushed, neglected or parted out.This website shall assist in identifying the different models in each line and through the years. It shall be a help for auto enthusiasts to determine whether an interior, trim or option was really available to the car model in question.This website also serves as a glorification of the sales material that was produced back then in a very contemporary style.

(why this guy thinks it's illegal for anyone but him to use the images from his website, when he doesn't own the copywrite... Chrysler probably does... is beyond me)

How long is a yellow light at the intersection traffic light?

This question came up today at a safe driver training course at work today, no one know the answer yet... but on the web I came across ...

How long should a traffic light stay yellow?

The length of time that a traffic light stays yellow will vary from one intersection to another. The timing depends mostly on the speed limit and the width of the intersection.


Doesn't answer the question specifically other than to tell the derivation factors. One co-worker states that the 1/10th of speed of the street at the intersection, is the time the yellow light will be on.
So 55mph zone will have a 5.5 second yellow. Maybe this is right, I'll look into it farther.

By the way the safe distance to stop in traffic is the distance that allows you to see over your hood and look at the bottom of the tires of the vehicle in front of you. Liberty Mutual insurance company calls this the "Liberty Wedge"

Maybe the 2nd funniest car commercial ever

My readers and friends, the time of the "Trunk Monkey Theft Retrieval System" is now!

From the brilliant comedy minds of :

Maybe they are fellow members of the Pirate Monkey Cult? which is the original website from Zina, who also authored this central website but not has her daily blog here: and every thing she's written is worth reading, and most of it is funny as hell!

Top 10 new car key designs

Omni directional wheels video, revolutionary design, very cool to see in action

Hollywood cops get busted by amatuer journalist. Like me, he's against cops breaking the laws they enforce

The trees are still striking back, first killing skiers, now they are trying for 4X4 ers

50 car barn find all on ebay, for about 100 a car


Studies say: Red-Light Cameras Causing Accidents

Studies from Australia, Canada and the U.S. are cited and not one came back with a positive word for the cameras’ use. In fact, all five studies concluded - due to the red-light cameras – a significant rise in rear-end collisions.

If Chrysler wants to get ahead of the curve, here's the Jeep they need to build

The Jeep Renegade concept. Looks liek a Tonka truck

Like Mustangs? Rich as a Maharajah? Here were 2 stangs you could have had on ebay

1st made, and the Shelby Supersnake. Only one ever made.

Photos of the new Challenger without camo

Barn find of 109 old cars

Pictures are all here, and it's quite a variety of early 20's and 30's Fords, and some Stangs, lots of trucks, some early John Deere tractors too.

Via Winding Road

Some of the strangest sights are in your own city, or on your block

Found this between Pacific Beach and LaJolla... looks like it's slowly sinking into the grass, and has been dancing with gravity for a while. What caught my eye was that it's one of the teeny early model Hondas... Then I noticed that it has what appears to be factory performance looks. But what possible performance could they have added at the factory to this little econo box? If you know, email me and spread the word.

Air dam under the bumper and a hood blister

Why in the world would there be a spoiler on the roof? Factory? Looks like it is.

Sport steering wheel... why? What the heck could pass for sporty about the performance of this Honda?

The coolest new way of displaying pinup girls:

as drawn art, tatttooed, and just fricking cool! Found in Car Kulture Deluxe Dec 2007 issue, and also here (you're gonna dig these!) click on the first one, and then use the "Forth" tab to look through all the cool variations!

Rocking pin up girl photography

Crippled Old Biker Bastards society

C.O.B.B. is an elite Society of Crippled Old Biker Bastards and Bitches who have overcome the fear of riding after a crash, and we all know that Crashing Sucks!

The difference is, we are persistent, positive thinking people, who continue to ride after a road casualty.

FACT: We are not a Motorcycle Club, nor do we have intentions of becoming one. We are merely a Society of imperfect people who due to the fault of ourselves, or others, are bound together by the fact that we have “to one degree or another,” had an imperfect riding incident on a motorcycle. There is no way one could or want, by my way of thinking, probate for such a society.

Great illustrators, they rock! found in Old Skool Rodz magazine as the artists for Bo Huff Customs

A lot of Kustom Kulture magazine back issues for sale here:

Tractors... I've never seen them drifting, or square dancing...

Square dancing

Or drifting

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KNBC video journal of a sting on Jiffy Lube ripping off customers

2 you tube videos of the news show coverage, and additional info from a Jiffy Lube exec in response to being busted for fraud

Just keep an eye on what you are paying other people to do, and you won't be likely to be ripped off.

Always ask friends and co-workers for a good mechanic (or any service you have to pay for) they can recommend, and pass along the good word on ones you recommend (I do right here on this blog, I hope you live in San Diego and use them)

the 1969 Dodge News Magazine for the new line of fall cars

Bought on ebay from VintageAutoLiter@ for about 15 bucks

The wall of death

Why Mr Egbert has a lion that loves a drive on the wall of death is a mystery

Mr Egbert taking his 5 year old lion out for a ride on the wall of death at Mitchum fair, Jan 1935.

New car prices, what to expect to pay

I just talked to a former car sales manager who confirmed what I'd read somewhere... that the run of the mill ordinary cars can sell for as little as 200 over the invoice.

So check on what the dealership has to pay for the vehicle, add a couple hundred dollars, and make that your final offer. You know you'll have it back to them for servicing for all the recalls that will happen, and the scheduled maintenance to get your extended warranty... so why not buy it for the least possible?

On the expensive or premium vehicles that they aren't offering discounts, rebates, etc etc, you'll have to pay about a thousand over invoice. A Cadillac for example may have the $1,500 over invoice rule of thumb in effect, and a Corvette a $4,000 over invoice. Ask the salesmen at several dealerships and get the most opinions possible before purchasing.

The dealerships make more from the service department that the car sales. That's where the money is, fixing the new car they just sold you. I think it's a crock that they sell you a new car, and expect it's enough of a hunk of junk that they'll soak you for more money to fix it until it works as they've promised it would when they sold it to you... just read Automobile magazines reviews of the fleet of different cars they use, and how many repairs they have to put up with on the new cars and suv's they have. Ridiculous. See the Upshift section of Automobile magazine, in the page 90-100 area of the magazine, or read reviews like this that don't have the same sidebar info as the magazine but give you the same realization the new cars have lots of issues that you'll be bringing it back to the dealership to fix

Cool car news

A company is planning on making new Jaguar XK120 C's, lightweight E types, early F-1's, SS100's, XK SS's, and D-types.

And Oklahoma state troopers are now busting slow drivers in the fast lane.

And I can't remember where I read it, but news showed that cops are giving out tickets for driving with a lapdog interfering with what is supposed to be an undistracted vehicle operation on public roads. I'm against the ticket for using a cell phone held to your ear, but know they are right to make it illegal while driving, and also know they are right to make it illegal to have a dog moving about in the drivers lap...

NSFW language video (just turn off the sound, you won't need it) about why you shouldn't pass slow drivers when in twisty roads


Speed Limit Enforcement

There's a terrific post I'm linking to on Jalopnik about speed limit enforcement, I've read the whole thing, and all the comments..... there's a daily hazard for everyone who drives a vehicle being discussed and they have a lot of cool stories and info in this article about what states fine for speeding, where lots of tickets occur, etc etc.

I was just learning from Wayne about a CHP officer's Q and A on tickets. . . and since the speed limit here in San Diego is 65, and the amount of speeders is about 100% of everyone on the road, they have a situation to solve with logic... and here's what Wayne said to the best of my memory: fewer speeders over the 75mph range means a more viable target for cops... you can't pull over all speeders, so pull over the worst right? I buy that, it makes clear sense.

Also, if you pull over a person for less than 10MPH over (for example. if that is only one point on you license and you can do a online course and have that removed for a price) than why should a cop bother? If they only pull over the far fewer people who go 20 MPH over the limit, they can get many more of them, plus the fine is bigger, maybe even be able to write them up for reckless driving (way too far over the speed limit) and nail them for even more points against their license that they can't get removed off their license no matter what.

The summary? The faster they go, the fewer there are, and the more you can punish them.

IE: More job satisfaction? Perhaps. But it accurately gets the worst speeders ticketed instead of wasting time with all the 5 mph over drivers who drive just as well at 70 (legal in some states and is the limit once out of southern California) as they do at 65. So why bother with a million minnows when you can land a few whales?

Update on the 69 Coronet

Bought after a couple of years of searching for this specific make and model and wrecked plastic cam timing chain gear teeth aren't stopping the owner from starting his restoration.

Right on, and a round of applause for knowing what car you want, and sticking through the setbacks to make it the way you want it.

Early fire dept water wagon?

Carroll Shelby biography, the condensed version

Oldest operational dump truck? I think so.

On Prospect Ave in Santee, just West of the 67... or East of the Dyno shop