It seems ridiculous to wait until your 50’s to attempt your first painting. So, that’s what I did!
And of course it was a painting of a 50’s car…don’t ask the make and model as it’s just a generic for a geriatric to hone his painting skills (or in this case, the lack thereof!).
Sunday is 4-26 or Happy Hemi Day…order this T-shirt from Mancini Racing so you can celebrate in style!
Source: #Happy Hemi Day T-Shirt
The Toyota FT-1…revealed in early 2014 as one of the most radical concept sports cars in recent memory has recently trumped itself with a second FT-1 sporting an all-new graphite paint job and leather interior. This latest concept car helps Toyota lay the ground work for release of an even more extreme FT-1 that according to Toyota “exists in virtual form only (as) the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo. Both the graphite FT-1 concept car and the FT-1 Vision GT will be available next month to race in Gran Turismo 6 on the PS3. The Vision GT is an ultra high performance race car that imagines what the FT-1 could do if it were purposed for all-out track warfare. Like previous Vision Gran Turismo cars from other auto marques, the FT-1 Vision GT also shows how much fun car design can be when restrictions like financial constraints and real-world practicality are completely lifted” meaning that without the bean counters, car manufacturers would design and produce some pretty cool sports cars (albeit would likely not make any money)!
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As a bit of hot rod history, it is sometimes fun to reflect on the triumphs and disappointments of the industries’ pioneers. The rivalries among various hot rod designers, builders, and shops seemed to come to a head in the early ’70’s with a showdown between the big name shops of Northern California versus Southern California. To find out who won this classic war between NoCal and SoCal, read the attached articles. The first link is the story written up by SEMA and the second is a career recap by Hot Rod magazine of the “winner” aka “the Rodfather“. You will have to read to find out which side won!
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Click Here to Read More About the Winner
Somehow I don’t think it was this red 1964 426 Max Wedge Cross Ram Belvedere that Weird Al was referencing in his song about “Belvedere Cruising” (lyrics below). If it was, he would not have been afraid to brag or match wits with the cars he encountered at the stop light! And, he would not have been worried about too many traffic laws with his foot to the medal with the big 426…the cops simply would not have been able to catch him! Still, there is something nostalgic and comforting about dreaming of the good ol’ days cruisin’ the streets of SoCal in a green (barf) or black Belvedere…
Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT with 707HP too hard a sell to the spouse? Does the need for a “family car” outweigh the crave for a 2-door Challenger with tons of HP? Then, you are in luck! You can now buy a 4-door sedan with 707HP…the Dodge Charger. That’s right…it’s a family car with plenty of room to load the groceries and car seats in the back.
Now, what’s your excuse?
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Who cars about the 2015 Challenger “line up” prices? All that matters is the Challenger Hellcat SRT model…707HP! Do we need to say anything else?
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Ever hear someone say “I should have kept my first car” or “I used to have a cool muscle car”. But they didn’t and they don’t. Sometimes its best to listen to wise counsel like older brothers telling us as teenagers to hold onto your first car no matter what. Well, for those that did vintage car prices seem to be soaring again. To put it all in perspective, read the attached article that adjusts original car price for inflation to today’s auction prices…it’s mind boggling. But, it also meaningless for those of us who have held onto that first car and would never sell it…at any price!
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From SEMA a story about the new 2016 Chevy Camaro. The silhouette suggests the new Camaro might be based on the Cadillac ATS platform…way cool for the Chevy fans!
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