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Great car, but lets ruffle some feathers, Chrysler/Mopar is dead. Its has been for years. First the German's and now Fiat (Italian), Hellcat or not, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is not an american company. Just wait for the the Jeep/Ferrari SUV. So let the old diehards hang on to the old brand, which only survived because of the Jeep Wrangler and the mini van.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Feathers Ruffled: The 2JZ Mopar
so when can i buy the Tamiya kit for this car?
4 months, 1 week ago on The 86 That So Isn’t An 86
As far as stories go, I've driven across the country in a ford f350 with dad mom sis and a rottwileir all sharing the the only front bench seat. The dog did sit on the floor. I hit a deer at 2am somewhere in south dakota, with dad sleeping in the passenger seat. That was in a Mazda 323. Car was fine, deer I don't know. Dad said keep on going. Later in life my Ford Ranger took me drama free to Montana and BC. After the ford Ranger passed on, My $500 Oldsmobile Gutless Ciera took me across the country again, 3 times, including having to drive through an ice storm in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma, with no heat, my down sleeping bag was the only thing keeping me warm. The AZ sun as i rolled into Apache Junction felt so good. The Olds went to a Las Vegas junkyard, to be replaced by my Chevy pick up. Which when i finally left LV I had the pleasure of being pulled over by the Kansas highway patrol, just outside of Garden City, KS and was accused of being a meth dealer. Nevada Plates and a Michigan License with a Detroit adress. The KHP were all about getting the drug sniffer dog out, and while the one officer searched my truck, I sat in the front seat in the patrol car with the other officer listening to Metallica on their XM radio. Oh and the wind was blowing like 50mph, and the officer searching my truck, had to fight the door from slamming shut on him, or blowing every loose bit of paper out of my truck.I love driving across the usa, nothing better than seeing the mountains just slowly get larger and larger as you beat down those endless miles across the great plains.
4 months, 1 week ago on 2,000 Miles Of #JoyOfMachine
Good post, I agree the best way to truly see this vast continent of ours is to drive through it. They call it fly over country, but its anything but.
Its a gotta post because of the first and last Tags. Accu....and Vossomthing.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Cruisin’ The Family Supercar
Congrats to the first three commentators to call out the bolt in cage.
And the winners are:
#2: KLO(and a bunch of numbers)
Your prize is here: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/891596-post10.html
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Introducing The Baby LFA.</br>Bulletproof Nail It
@speedhunters_dino@AlanPeterson1Bakers of Milford, just a local place that has a drive in and park cruise night. Every sunday, all summer long. They also happen to be a stones throw from GM's Milford proving grounds. This thing would stand out like a sore thumb, in such a good way.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Kato’s Kenmeri – The Kyusha King?
love it, wish i could import it into michigan, and roll into Baker's on a summer night.
yup, The Dakar rally is most likely the most real motorsport event. 3 deaths already in 2014.
8 months ago on Dakar: Still the World’s Craziest Motorsport Adventure
@wheatgod @SuzyWallace @japanophile25 I think wheatgod is trolling just a bit, but he makes a good point.
If you were to have the option on say the subie or the evo, what would u pick? 4 doors or 2 doors. I would think most would pick 2dr.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Honda Previews 2014 WTCC Civic
@TomHoward @AlanPeterson1 @wheatgod yep, your right on the door numbers. however that was my point, as a car company one must make what will sell. and here in the USA 3dr hot hatches don't sell. Maybe because if your in the market for a domestic sports car, it would never be a Focus, it would be a traditional "muscle" car. The euro's however don't have that mindset and so they get all the good stuff.
Now as for me, I worked in the plant that builds the Ford Focus ST installing the assembly line, so to buy one would be full circle. Just sad Ford won't build a 3dr for us americans.
Which maybe someone knows, are euro ford focus's built overseas? I don't know but i would imagine so. Cologne Germany i would think.
@wheatgod The 4 dr. vs. 2 dr. hot hatch problem is near and dear to my heart, but has become a bit of a lost cause. The manufactures have decided that 2 dr's. don't sell, so 4 it is. And trust me, I would love to buy a 2dr. Focus ST, or the Fiesta ST. I even wasted my time requesting such on Ford's website.
Oh and next your going to ask for a brown, manual shift, wagon, with a diesel engine.
@SuzyWallace Not very familiar with the original K. G. but after google imagining it, your so very right. It also reminds me of Benny the Cab from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Wait, That’s A Miata? Pit Crew Style
Does the Japan branch of JC Whitney have these parts commonly available? Cause I really need a JDM skull with glowing eyes for my brake lights.
Its kinda alright, but it really just looks like a kit car. Which it is. The Miata may just be the new VW bug.
I down with it, been playing need for speed on the Iphone for a while now, and just got Real Racing 3, which has links about some cars to the Speedhunters site. All good fun, i know the mechanic's of game are pretty fake, but I really like the real tracks in RR3. New respect for Mt. Panorama, and Spa.
10 months ago on Need For Speed Hits the Big Screen
good stuff, but completely off topic,but in Aussie land, you can't even look at the cigarette's? Wow I thought USA was crazy.
Be calling 13 Quit anytimenow
10 months, 1 week ago on Through My Eyes: </br> Mad Mike Does WTAC
Larry must have been worn out after all that climbing, no wonder he needed a nap. As for that Pulitzer Prize winning supermodel, I wish i could afford one too.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The Most Extreme Aston Martin Ever. Truly.
@SparkyR_1 we need this on US TV, only in Japan.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on That’s GT1 Tight Squeeze
I too was a seb hater, but now I'am convinced. World Champion for sure. I'am a big kimi fan (go finlandia) but the way seb would get that 2 second plus gap every time made me a believer.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Domination: Vettel Takes Fourth Straight Championship
That Falcon does look good, those wheels would look good on my chevy silverado. Anybody know the make? I was thinking nascar rims, but, a not quite right.
11 months ago on Irwindale Parking Lot Spotting
Because this might be my only chance to tell Jun what Hot Wheels should make next: I purpose (not in any order) 91' Mazda Protege, 94' Nissan Sentra SE-R, Honda Insight, Honda Civic VX, Ford Focus SVT, and lastly 87' Audi coupe GT.
11 months ago on ’70s Street Fighter: The Imai Works Datsun 260Z
very nice car, and from jun, the guy that made me fall in love with Hot Wheel's all over again.
good stuff, I read through all 4 chapters without looking at any comments, cause I thought the Trolls and Flamers would be alll over this.
I was wrong. Myself I love the car, the custom jack, the windows, the whole car, wow nice.
11 months, 1 week ago on Military Aspirations: </br>Volklinger S14
@speedhunters_dino @TheCrudMan @3nigm4 Thanks Dino. Oh and wish me luck, I,am trying to work out a deal with a guy right now to buy a 87 Audi coupe GT special build, with Ronal wheel's. What have you guy's done to me?
11 months, 2 weeks ago on The Other Legend: Liberty Walk F50
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Riding The Well Of Death
wow, your car looks mean in bay 2.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on The Anti-Daily Grind: </br>A Surprise Car Show at the Office
Like i said before, huge Speedhunter's fan here, my home page, check it every day after work. But now with new chapter post's I don't even click on some posts because i don't care to see another VAG with Ronal wheel's. However with the old site, i was forced to see stanced and tucked golf's, and u know what? They looked good.
you know i love Speedhunters to death, but I gotta agree with the TheCrudMan, I hate the new Chapter format. I really wish everything could be on one page. The big pictures, and that every pis is a screensaver is great, but the Chapter thing messes up the whole flow of the website. I follow a lot of auto blogs, (Jalopnik, TTAC, Hooniverse, Hemmings, Bring a Trailer, Curbside Classic, Megadeluxe, and more.
Now i know (like when Jalopnik changed their site, i got used to it, and kept reading their posts) it takes awhile to get familiar with the new style. I also know SH does more in depth posts than any of above mentioned websites. But what bums me out is that i used to read every post, now i'm like no, I won't read this because I don't want to sit through the chapter format.
In any case, take it like it is, and Its still a great website.
@speedhunters_dino @d_rav By the by I saw a Panamera on the road not long ago and thought it looked good in real life, but I would buy a Ferrari FF first.
1 year ago on Sport Utility Bonkers: The Cayenne Turbo S
I have to say your review sorta changed my mind on the Cayenne, but not really. Its still an upscale soccer mom car. I just don't get why "station wagon" has become a bad word, and now we have SUV's instead, or the dreaded crossover. Oh wait, the Cayenne is a "crossover".
@Mike Garrett @DJ_Manila Why oh why do all automakers, both here and overseas, think that a 2 door hatch won't sell in the USA? I was really digging that 2 door Ford Fiesta ST in a previous post, but we only get the four door. The Civic looks great too.
1 year ago on Show & Go: Wtcc Meets Slammed Society
Great article, Taryn, I love how the car community brought you together with the history of your Z. And a little off point, but google Operation Deep Freeze and UFO base's. Its a little (or a lot) "out there" but if anyone is into such things, its a good read.
1 year ago on Project Z: New Revelations
Great article Taryn, I just love how your Z found its history for you, through the community of car lovers. And somewhat off the point but google Operation Deepfreeze, and secret Nazi UFO base's. Its a bit out there, but if your a fan of such things, its a good read.
No.... not Dino in a SUV. Maybe (insert here) your favorite speedhunter will review the Ford Escape.
1 year ago on Telling Porkies
The last photo reminds me of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
1 year ago on Carbon Not Dated: The Secret Zakspeed Calibra
thats why i ride moto bikes now
1 year ago on The Best Of The Best: Global Auto’s Skyline Gt-r
Sorry all, not trying to "troll" or start a flame war, but having lived through both a rollover in a ford explorer(in the back seat with no seatbelt) and a side on crash into a 18 wheeler at 130 mph(in a focus svt), I just tend to think a bolted roll cage, and some "mismounted" Takata harness's will be just fine.
I like it, but !'m always weary when I see comment's about bolt in cage's. There is just something about comment's like this that make me nervous. Curious why they don't just TIG or MIG their mouths shut.
great pictures LC. besides the great racing. I've heard that the new all time speed is now 436mph. Besting the 20 year record of 410mph.
1 year, 1 month ago on Bonneville: The Movement Of Light
+1 for TFritch, the trolls and flamers just need to stop.
1 year, 1 month ago on Poll: A Question Of Authenticity
Just love these posts, so thank you very much for another one. It was funny as i was scrolling down, i thought i should post a comment asking for a drive through video, and low and behold, there it was. Cheers.
1 year, 1 month ago on The Volcanic Rush Of Clermont-ferrand
And its even got 3 cupholders....
1 year, 1 month ago on Swamp Rat Turned Hot Rod: The Rusty Demon
@HaroldWinnings what he said.
1 year, 1 month ago on Discussion: The Greatest Car Movie Ever?
That sideways jump shot. mind blown
1 year, 3 months ago on VAUGHN GITTIN JR'S FIRE DRIFT BEHIND THE SCENES
hey keith, looks your build is rolling with the best. congrats, it deserves it. but i donna know how long you're going to last at speed hunters posting motorcycles (which i would love to see more of), and tatted up rocker girls (which i don't mind either). The Green Fly wallpaper is now my wallpaper.
And every time i look at it i kick my self, because my dad sold his 64 riviera a year ago for $600 (what he paid in the early 80's) and i had no space to do anything with it, or money. My mom use to take my sister and i to school in it, and i always thought it was the coolest ride in the whole parking lot. Ahh the missed opportunity. Talk to your dad people, cause i don't think he knew i much i liked that car.
1 year, 3 months ago on INK-N-IRON: LONG BEACH MOTORAMA
vanishing point. and a tyrell 6 wheeler? so good.
1 year, 3 months ago on CANEPA DOES CARS & COFFEE
both Audi's are good, and the Bimmer's, the bus too.... gotta go with the hemizon. just looks not part of this world.
1 year, 3 months ago on POLL: THE CARS OF MAY
1 year, 3 months ago on Race-taxi: The Porsche Bi-turbo Bus
nice work. Its always amazing to me how TV coverage hides all the elevation of a track. Making everything look flat. Only good still pics show the real truth. Or being there in person.
1 year, 4 months ago on Drive By, Shooting In Barcelona with Kleers