About Mike Ross

I love anything you can drive. But I love it even more if it has a small block Chevy or Ford motor, a turbo, four wheel drive, is a hatchback, or was made in the 80s. My ideal car would be a combination of all of these things, and I'm working on building a time machine so I can go back to the 80's and convince Chevy and Ford to collaborate on a twin-engine, single turbo 4x4 XR4Ti/Fox Mustang/Third Gen F-body and hide one in a mineshaft for me to recover in brand new condition. Look for a blog post about it just as soon as it happens. Or maybe it already did, and I've already posted about it in the future and the internet just needs to catch up with it. Okay, my head hurts, never mind.

Le Turd (Citroen 2CV)

I saw this thing pulling into Safeway and I knew I had to get out of the car and get some pictures. In case you don’t know, it’s a Citroen 2CV, and it’s the first one I’ve actually seen in person.

They were built from 1948 to 1990, which would be pretty impressive if VW’s Beetle didn’t shit all over it in terms of longevity. And everything else too, really. Continue reading

1977-81 Pontiac Bonneville Coupe

I really don’t understand what business GM’s “excitement” division had building large, luxurious, slow cars like this. Don’t get me wrong, I love the body style, and I’d love to have one, I’m just having trouble trying to come to terms with the reason for this car existing in the first place. It would have made a little more sense back in the 60’s when it was actually possible for a big car to have enough power to actually be exciting, but by the late 70’s, all the car makers were pumping out turd after (sometimes nice looking) turd and I don’t really see anything too exciting about that.

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Strange Things Are Afoot At Metrocenter – Aston Martin Virage

I was riding my bike around on a nice sunny Saturday in Phoenix, just minding my own business, when I came across this Aston Martin just hanging out in the Metrocenter parking lot. At first, I couldn’t figure out why such a car would be parked at what I would surely consider to be one of the top five shittiest places I know about.

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This Is How You Use A Roof Rack

I’m getting so sick of seeing all these dickheads driving lowered BMWs with perfect paint and empty high-end roof racks driving around town all the time. It’s so refreshing to see somebody making really good use of what looks to me like just a regular non-hipster rack. (ie. no deflector covered with ironic stickers).

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