I was definitely surprised to see this prototype at the Russo and Steele auction. It’s the Mastretta MXT, the first Mexican made sports car. To me that is the cars only claim to fame, but who knows, maybe we will see more of them jetting around Scottsdale road one day. Originally, I knew nothing about this car other than a bit about the Top Gear controversy. Continue reading
The less than pleasant GM rep at the 2012 SEMA show informed us that the LT1 name was back, again, for heritage reasons only. That’s an acceptable answer, I guess, I don’t quite understand why but I’ll let it slide. There are definitely better names to bring back, like, I don’t know.. the fucking Iron Duke. If there were an american version of the hammer and sickle that’s what you would envision upon hearing its name, regardless of actual performance specs or reliability.
Also, I found this S10 5th wheel setup, which hopefully has a tired 350 under the hood.
Whilst browsing the ol’ Youtube for 1st Gen Sable wagons I stumbled across this monstrosity. Although it’s certainly interesting and I can respect the work that went into it I would rank this as “better in theory”, at best.
This kind of weight reduction is bound to give even the most progressive of ecomodders a full on rager. With 140 hp or so and a pretty bulletproof engine this three wheeled freakshow will most certainly keep you entertained for a while, at least until the transmission pops. Continue reading
Look at this face, you can actually see how miserable the car feels, and do you blame it? For $2400 you can rescue this would be shit kit car. I’ll be the optimist and pray it’s transformed into something respectable. Continue reading
Somehow I’ve stumbled across another one year only wagon, this is the 1982 Mercury Cougar wagon. It’s the sister car to the 1982 Granada wagon that I found a while back. I spotted this guy down near the Mexican border and the Granada out in California, I’ve never seen one around Phoenix. There’s always something special about seeing an older boring car out on the road for normal use.
On the trip back from the SEMA show we spotted this 1984 Cadillac Deville Flower Car at a dealership in Wickenburg. The place seemed to be closed down for the day so any and all questions went unanswered. A quick search of the VIN shows that this car started out life in early 1984, as a 1984 Coupe Deville. It was equipped with a somewhat useless 4.1 V8, which I’m sure scooted a full bed of flowers along just fine. Continue reading
Here are a handful of the the 2013 SEMA cars getting the boot from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Continue reading