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I'm being a bit facetious, but not completely... It has to be a well liked model of car and also a well-taken care of example of said model to be a classic, and must be older than the youngest people able to legally drive in one's part of the world.
2 months, 1 week ago on Discussion: What Makes a Classic Car?
@N1SMO If you read the article, you'd notice that the owner took a donor car (a 1970, while this is a 1975) and swapped a plethora of parts that he liked and fitted them perfectly to his car. It's also got a rather nice air ride suspension setup.
So, no, they didn't "just feature a stock 70's Merc with wheels."
This is an article. Read it.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Original Gangster: A Dmpd W115 Benz
People need to read the Mercury article - the dude did it all by himself! Just for that he deserves it.... Not even to mention that he created an amazing custom.
3 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of August
3 months ago on Through My Eyes: Edition 38 Show
@gliebau @japanophile25 Touché. I suppose it's the relatively small and jagged shape of this particular grille coupled with the 'lipstick' that bothers me. I've seen it on plenty of Aston racers and it has always been an afterthought until I saw this car.
3 months, 1 week ago on Wild Child: Race-ready V8 Vantage Zagato
@japanophile25 I share your sentiment. The red around the grille is an extremely jarring feature on an otherwise fabulously done up automobile. A shame, methinks!
I was so prepared to go and then I got a new weekend job in the bay area vending at farmer's markets... Started on the very weekend of the event. What a shame! Next year will have to be my first, for sure. Thanks for sharing the lovely insight and photos!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Pebble Beach Experience
I've never seen a more well-conceived '50 Merc fordor. Bravo.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Bonneville: The Movement Of Light
I wouldn't call either of those Fords jalopies in the third to last pic. Both are apparently very true to form speedster conversions; the one in the foreground is a T and behind it is an A. Thanks for the coverage... I also imagine that not much more time can pass before I absolutely must get out there!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Temple Of Speed: The Bonneville Salt Flats
It's still Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: The Best Car Movie Ever
@AlejandroRamirez @Larry Chen Of course mechanical engineering is going to be a big one to get one into the automotive industry, but if you're purely interested in writing then it may as well be that you have a background in journalism. Often, in this new world of social media and whatnot, it comes down to sheer talent rather than diplomas to land vacant spots in magazine crews, etc... Good luck, Alejandro!
4 months ago on I Woke Up In The Land Of The Rising Sun
@AlejandroRamirez Seriously. I just got out of college a couple years ago and already have a bit of professional writing experience behind me, albeit in the history scene. After I put a couple magazine rag articles together and possibly do some volunteer contributing on blogs, I'd like to see my life go down a similar direction for a while. Oh, and I have to pay off my student loans... Yay!
Such stories make my life feel very inadequate.
What's blown me away with most of these Scandinavian features is how impractical they are, yet how oriented towards performance they remain; there is almost no pretension concerning style when it would trump performance. If this thing pulled up next to me at a light I'd probably faint before I got my foot off the brake and onto the gas.
4 months, 1 week ago on Attack Mode Enabled: The Mi Performance E34
@st3althr Considering how the guys frequenting tracks are likely going through many tires, I'm sure they keep both cheap and proper ones on hand for whatever occasion. :)
I only just saw a feature on Mr. Burroughs' BMW-powered pickup over at Rod & Custom Magazine's site last week. I'm very impressed by it - they had a little video of him twirling around aimlessly in a desert, which showed off the sound of the machine quite nicely. Vivat!
4 months, 1 week ago on Cruisin’ Pch: More From Played Out
@Nicklas Sounds like a little, Italian bat outta' hell!
4 months, 1 week ago on Greatest Velocity: A 617whp Alfa Romeo Gtv
Ugh. I've been staring at a very clean, original Jaguar 420 that's gathering dust in an open lot full of farm equipment several miles from here... I've dreamed of doing something like this to it, but it seemed impractical to the extreme. Now, THIS! What a wonderful melding of British class and raw American hot rodding it is... Time to start driving by the 420 more often, again!
4 months, 1 week ago on That’s How We Rolls: Racing Like Royalty
@FunctionFirst I can't help but like this post. Thank you, FunctionFirst. Thank you.
4 months, 1 week ago on Show & Shine: The Players Do California
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Duh.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Discussion: The Greatest Car Movie Ever?