GET A CAR!!!*
I’m going full bizarro right now. C’mon in. The water’s fine.
The General Motors Design Center puts on an employee car show every year before the Dream Cruise called Design On Woodward. Here are some neat cars that attended this year. (There are a lot of non-GM cars here too!)
Not even editing. No time. Just look.
I must admit that I hadn’t been to Sno*Drift in five years. It was a lot of commitment in college, and the weather always proved to be a bit chilly. However, after the humid bug-fest that was Magnum Opus 2016, I wasn’t terribly excited to try out Rally America’s summer version of the ‘Drift. Would it be hot and muggy?…
Independence Day is soon approaching. Let’s continue the party with a car whose stripes are rivaled only by Old Glory itself.
Ready your barbecues; hoist your flags. It’s on. This is one of the most ‘Merican brochures in my collection! Before you dig into that potato salad, enjoy some good old fashioned ‘Merica. Happy Independence Day!
NOW! Action shots from Henry Roeters clumsily edited in! Check it out! This was a month ago now, but I’ve been a wee bit busy lately. I took my ‘65 F-100 to its first rally event and ended up working start control at Skyline and Danaher stages with an old friend and a fellow Jalop.
“If you’re looking for an ideal car for the eighties, look closely at this page.”
A few months ago I posted a trivia question over at LaLD, and lucky Berang guessed the vehicle to win some Hot Wheels cars. Well, after installing Windows to hook up my scanner and Photoshop, I’m finally able to share my reference material with you all! More photos and info (mostly in Japanese) below the fold.
It seems the undergrowth is getting noticeably taller every day, so I took advantage of yesterday’s beautiful weather to revisit my favorite spot on Plum Brook.
After some challenging riding and a little scenery on Big Beaver Creek two weeks ago, I wanted to go and finish the job, so to speak. The beauty of the land and was matched only by the pervasiveness of the trash scattered throughout it.
In my ongoing fascination with exploring the undervalued southern end of the Clinton River Watershed in metro Detroit, I decided to take a jaunt further upstream on Big Beaver Creek after work today. It was much more challenging than I’d anticipated.
In my quest to live vicariously through those who have been out exploring in their vintage pickups*, I ran across this great Chevrolet PR video. To prove their rugged new 4x4, Chevy ran two of them up Pikes Peak. Without roads. In 1957. Toss in at least one night of camping, and you could call it overland!
The problem with the “they own it so they can do whatever they want with it” attitude is this:
I recently had the opportunity to tour General Motors’ brand new reduced scale wind tunnel, where future car designs are tested and refined. Come take a look inside!
I downloaded the Google Camera app less than two weeks ago and have been experimenting with photospheres and obnoxiously wide panoramas ever since. It’s pretty cool, and obviously the phone is easy to tote around on my little adventures.
A friend of mine is really into old luxury cars up into the 60’s and we recently got into a discussion about some of their interesting styling elements, including the strange C-pillar below. I think it looks odd, and we can’t seem to pin down its origins. Here’s my illustrated critique, and some solutions.
There are performance cars that make total sense to collect- Mercedes Gullwings, Ford GT40s, and Ferrari 275 GTBs. These masterpieces are time honored bastions of taste, sophistication, speed and excess. But also, there is this showroom-mint, 1-of-200, 180-hp, five speed, prototype N-Body unicorn. Yep.