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Categories: Aftermarket

Motorcycle -Motored Mayhem

On: Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 5:13PM | By: John Welch


Metro Gnome test 2

I absolutely despise kypping other blog's stories for my own benefit, but these cars are just waaay to rad to pass up. Do we all know what the 24 Hours of LeMons is? Probably not.

An amateur race held all over the country, the 24 Hours of LeMons can be broken down in a fairly concise manner. You go junkyard-hopping until you find a beater you like. After spending no more then $500 on the car and modifications (brake and safety-related parts are exempt from the mandated budget),  you have to be able to prove that five bills was the ceiling. Proper documentation is a good idea, because if the organizers don't believe you spent only $500 getting that Roush supercharger for your '89 Town Car, well then they're gunna bash the crap out of the poor girl. Or they're going to force you to let them buy it from you. Or they'll decree an immediate crushing. Needless to say, buy a complete hunk-of-ess and engineer/penny-pinch your ass off! Complete rules and history of the 24 Hours of LeMons can be found here . . .

So, this was all somebody else's idea, and I really have absolutely nothing to do with it; why am I just now mentioning this marathon of corner-carving destruction derby? Simple: the outlandishly brilliant technology born of severe determination and a $500 budget. Inside the post: links to every scrap of info I could find regarding tiny front-drive econoboxes and the motorcycle powerplants that have been lovingly stuffed into their passenger seats . . .


Chevy Unveils Caprice Patrol Car

On: Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 9:43AM | By: John Welch


Chevy Unveils Caprice Patrol Car test 1-1

The Pontiac G8 is dead. Even though we all love it, none of us are buying it. I know my excuse, what's yours? Just because GM can't make a viable business case for civilian use of the four door Zeta platform in North America, doesn't mean they can't make a buck off of the Police Patrol Vehicle market. GM is poised to do just that, and on Monday they introduced the vehicle seen here — the V6 or V8 powered Chevrolet Caprice PPV.


Required Viewing: This Weekend's Racing

On: Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 4:50PM | By: John Welch


Required Viewing: This Weekend's Racing test 1-1

Grand-Am tears up Miller Motorsports Park, NASCAR gets the 'Chase' underway, NHRA counts down their own 'Chase To Marketing Glory', and the IRL visits the Motegi Circuit in Japan.