Friday, January 31, 2014

Finds of Finds for Friday

Two chevelles courtesy of the wonderful blog:

Watch a Tesla Model S drag-race a 2014 Corvette Stingray

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MayDay Garage!!!!!!

LAMBORGHINI on the rooftop??!? Maybe J. Beiber put it up there while he got a DUI in Miami

Anddddd, even though most of these cars are up for debate-the comments are absolutely hilarious.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

We Love the Superbowl, and The Superbowl Loves Cars

Ahhhh, the Superbowl-what a great way to spend a Sunday amidst subzero weather-good luck boys! I figured I would make this Tuesday morning fun by visiting the Best Car Commercial of 2013, as well as the good ol' 2012. Hyundai, Volkswagen, and Chevrolet have already released teasers, enticing us to watch, but not good enough quality to post here. Guess I'll have to wait until next week!!!

2013 Audi R8

2013 Hyundai Sante Fe

2012 Suzuki

2012 Chevrolet

Can't wait to see the 2014 commercials!!!! Got any better? Post please!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Advising a Customer on Replacing a New Vehicle

I received a call from my most trusted mechanic telling me frankly that my beloved car was not going to last too much longer. After many years behind the wheel, I am caught between buying a new one or to keep on trucking through, especially because this car is so sentimental.
Before I cash in on a new car ( I am thinking something bigger than my 2-door) I am going to take it to a few other mechanic-friends to have them look at it. If you have customers who are debating, friends, family, perhaps even you!, here are a few articles that help weigh out the pros and cons of owning a beloved yet conflicting vehicle.

Monday, January 13, 2014

winter blues so I google best beach vehicles

Yes, I live in Cleveland, Ohio. I love this city! However, I am also a BEACH fanatic. I can't seem to get time off during winter this year, which is a bit of a downer, but I can day dream of a perfect surf day. Who knew so many people put the right surf days with the perfect surf cars? I found so many lists of dream surf vehicles, beach bum vehicles, camping, summer exploring; the perfect beach cars, both past and present. I have put a list together of these "lists" -ones that I agree with. I also compiled the 'in general' best beach cars.

1. The All Around Bestie- The Jeep Wrangler
I really don't have to explain this. From being a convertible while off-roading during both high and low tide, this 4-wheel drive no nonsense car is on everyone's list, both new and old models.

2. Take Ya Tops Off-The Convertible
Is there a better way to start catching up with the sun even before you hit the beach? Any convertible will make the cut, though there is emphasis on the chrysler 200, mustang convertible, and the miata.

3. Honda Element
The Honda Element gets great ratings for its space (totally enough room to sleep in), its 4 wheel drive, capacity to hold on top, and it's pet friendliness.

4. Let's Get Vintage-Toyota Pick Up, and the Toyota Van of the '80's and '90's
Its got everything, and on everyone's list of favorite memories.

5. Volkswagen Vanagon
A camper and traveling device in one! The surfer's perfect apartment.

6. Australian Holden
This car makes me think of the Beach Boys, forever and always.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Ford Mustang Boss 302

A blogger posted "Rare Mustang Boss 302 Emerges from Garage" on Yahoo's Automotive 'Motoramic' site yesterday, showing great pictures (see above) of the 1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302. I knew a guy in highschool who had vamped up a vintage 1973 Blue Ford Mustang that looked verrrrryyyyy similar to this, especially interior wise, so I became interested-I didn't know at first the difference between the two.

After some research, I found out the at the Boss 302 is very different from my friend's 1973 ride. (See below for my friend's Mustang)

The Mustang Boss 302 is a high performance variant of the latter, used more for racing, meant for the popular late '60's trans am racing. It was designed by Larry Shenoda, a former GM employee, in 1969-1970. The special features on the exterior include the 1969 'c stripe' and the 1970 'hockey stick stripe'. The reason for the name? Larry called it "the bosses car" while designing a top secret vehicle. The car pays homage to his boss, the GM President Bunkie Knudson. 
This car is featured as a collectors item for Hot Wheels-Mattel. It is also featured as an Australian Touring Car with Allan Moffat.

Wanna see the full blog for this found treasure? Check it out here: