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.
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 →
“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.”
I’m not sure what the story is here, maybe they were the best cosmetics salesperson at the Dollar General? Either way this pink Jeep isn’t afraid to show the world who it is, over spray and all. Continue reading →
And from the bowels of what appears to be Washington came a terror only identifiable by it’s wrap around windshield and hood design. Every panel dented. Useless handles bolted in abundance to the bed… And those goddamn stacks.