Where Have All The Small Trucks Gone?

Above is a picture from my parents old Thunderbird sometime in the late 80’s, early 90’s. It’s just a random picture from somewhere in California during a trip. Notice anything? How about the three small pickup trucks? When i was growing up these things were everywhere and I simply do not understand why they have gone away. Continue reading

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Hatchback Freakshow

I spotted this at the Russo and Steele auction, the ‘still for sale’ tags indicates that either nobody wanted it or it didn’t meet the reserve price.

These Corvettes were ridiculously swoopy and cartoon-like to begin with, this is just over the top. If there were a Scooby Doo episode where they befriended some wild gothabilly kids, this is what they would drive, only with landau bars on the sides (click the link at the bottom for the full effect). Continue reading

2012 Mastretta MXT Prototype Coupe

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

1st Gen Chevrolet S10 5th Wheel Trailer Setup

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.

1994 Ford Taurus: 3 Wheeler (Craigslist)

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

1982 Mercury Cougar GS Wagon

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.