Archive for the ‘Automotive’ Category

The 1968 Dustbuster Manta

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

“Built from Bizzarrini parts, the Manta was one of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s first independent designs as an independent consultant. He used it to promote and launch Ital Design in Turin. The Manta is remarkable as it was built up from an ex-Le Mans racer and it is one of the first cars the world to use a triple seat arrangement.

Inside the cockpit is an odd layout that seats the driver in the middle of the interior with a passenger on either side. The idea was copied from a Ferrari 365 prototype built in 1965 and it was later, more popularly revived with the mighty McLaren F1. With three people seated side-by-side it must be a particularly tight squeeze as much of the available passenger foot space is occupied by intrusive wheel wells.”

[Images found here. More about the 1968 Bizzarrini Manta here.]

When to ignore your GPS navigation app.

Monday, 13 January 2020

[Found here.]

They Come In Packs Of Four

Thursday, 2 January 2020

[Found here. More at the link.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

[Found in here.]

Full Service – Wipe the windows, check the oil…

Monday, 12 August 2019

[Found here.]

The Citroën WideRide

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Assuming that the girl in the sunroof is 5′-4″ tall, it appears that the actual car width is close to 14 feet wide. Awesome.

[Found here.]

Cajun Dragster

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Looks like a 1987 Toyota Celica 2005 Honda Accord [?] retrofit courtesy of Honda. If he did it right, it’ll run forever, but it needs a plywood spoiler. And, nope, the double yellow doesn’t mean a damn thing.

[Found here.]

The 1967 Buick SportWagon: “It looks more like a luxury car than a station wagon.”

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

No it doesn’t.
It looks just like a late ’60s piece of crap station wagon.
Nice try.

“The children stretch out in the back, gaze up at the stars through the sun roof and they’re off to sleep in no time.”

Yeah, sure. Carbon monoxide poisoning puts you right out… been there, done that. Then you wake up with a pounding headache. Dad’s 1972 Ford Country Squire did it to me.

Years later it happened again. Danny Rat and I were hiding in the trunk of Raul’s Buick to sneak into the local drive-in theater without paying. We paid in brain pain that night, and I never did it again.

TRUE.

[Image found here.]

Meanwhile In The Bear State.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

 

According to Sgt. Dave Hunt, they could not open the vehicle from the outside as the bear apparently locked the doors somehow and broke the handles off.

While trapped inside, the bear apparently ripped the seats apart, tore open the glove compartment and pulled down part of the ceiling. The animal also urinated, defecated and spit all over the destroyed interior, police said. The department called the vehicle “a total loss.”

Police were eventually able to open the rear hatch to let the bear escape, FOX40 reported.

I’ll buy it. I don’t even care what year/make/model it is. The bear damage to that private vehicle is less than what is caused by CalTrans and L.A. Public Works, so tell the vehicle owner to contact me. If it’s roadworthy I’ll buy it. I can handle the smell of bear piss.

I’m serious. =)

[Found here via here.]

Auto Parking Towers

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Auto Elevator, Chicago, 1936

Auto Elevator, multiple locations, 2019.

Nah, just not the same.

[Found here and here.]


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