Ford Ranger GT

Back in 1959, Ford introduced a rather unusual vehicle called the Ranchero. It was a half-car, half-truck creation that offered car-like handling with the utility of a small pickup truck. Ford ended production of the Ranchero in 1979, and they haven’t built anything like it since then.

While driving around the other day, I spotted something that caught my eye. This enterprising driver has taken it upon himself to create his own version of the Ranchero…sort of. Whereas the Ranchero was a car with truck-like abilities, this driver has created a truck with car-like abilities.

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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

You Must Be Joking – Airbrushed Yamaha R1

“Oh dear God!” The words fell out of my mouth and on to the pavement as I walked past this atrocity in the parking lot of a local restaurant. Here we have a Yamaha R1 sport bike which combines two of my least favorite things: motorcycles and the new “Dark Knight” movies.

The bike’s body panels are custom painted with the Joker from the “Dark Knight” movie series. From the embroidered seat to the color-matched wheels, they really went all out on this thing. This bike is the very definition of “tasteless.”

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Bad Lightning

Take everything that makes yesterday’s Lightning so great, and modify it to the opposite end of the spectrum.

Easily removable stripes? Meet painted on ugly hot rod flames.

Tasteful wheels? How about body paint-matched Ebay specials with a huge goofy lip.

Stock badges and Red tail lamps? Meet the Lightning “R” and stock euro lenses.

I haven’t even mentioned the ugly body effects kit and dumb ass lip spoiler off the tailgate. This Lightning is even worse than the pictures I took of it.