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Posted On: 11/30/2010 3:06PM
66Mope

Let's see, there are probably a few ways to solve this problem... Watch the video!

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Posted On: 11/30/2010 12:41PM
66Mope

This one comes from VWVortex!



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Posted On: 11/30/2010 10:42AM
Medazzone

About two or so years ago I was driving through a parking lot a bit too quickly. Over one ridge and then a drop. It was brand new tarmac and I did not really notice the drop and bottomed out my 2000 Alero pretty hard. The engine shut off and I was shocked. I turned the car on, and it drove fine.

By the time winter came it shifted hard and stuck in first gear (automatic) when very cold. The noise alone made me worried. I described the symptoms to my father-in-law who is a retired mechanic and he told me to go to a well known Winnipeg transmission shop for a transmission oil fill up and then to drive the hour out to Portage La Prairie where he can look at the car.

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Posted On: 11/30/2010 10:16AM
retroman

The table is regulation size, and molded to a real 1965 Shelby GT350 (by which I hope they mean a continuation Shelby and not an original) complete with chrome bumpers, and authentic badging, and working lights. I've always loved the orignal Shelby colors: Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes. One of the really cool things about this table is that even the rims and tires are real, and I'm assuming fully funtional so you can roll the whole thing out of the way as long as you don't get a flat. Each table is autographed by Carrol Shelby himself, so if you love pool and are a Shelby fanatic like me, it's a must have. Definitely on my Christmas wish list, but at $12,000 for the entry-level model, I'm not exactly holding my breath. More at shelbypooltable.com and check out the red Mustang pool table in the Ford booth at SEMA.



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Posted On: 11/30/2010 9:31AM
SuzyBruisy

Mr. Angry snapped this pic of a scene unfolding outside of his house in Queens. Maybe I'm sheltered, but I didn't think anyone bothered doing the whole leave-your-car-on-blocks routine anymore. I dunno, stealing rims just seems a little 90's, and the way things are trending now, it seems that if someone wants your wheels, they just steal your whole car. But apparently, not always. So I guess this suggests that locking lugnuts are still a sensible purchase?



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Posted On: 11/30/2010 8:47AM
DiabloVT007

I was in Daytona Beach for the Turkey Run car show this Thanksgiving weekend. Walking the rows of nearly 5,000 cars on display, I noticed a unique street rod that brought back flashbacks of the 1994 movie "The Little Rascals." I was looking around for Travis Tedford, who played "Spanky" to get his autograph!

From my insight gained into these rat rods, it seems the uglier they are, and the more rust they have, the more attention they get! More pics after the jump!

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Posted On: 11/30/2010 8:30AM
66Mope

Saw this parked in front of a fraternity on Stanford University campus last week. A quick web search turned up details on the build on Make. It's definitely the same car, and one of a kind:

This is the final result of 15 months and at least 800 hours of work in the garage. This is not counting time spent designing, ordering parts, negotiating prices, etc.

The car was built from scratch. The engine is an Acura k20a3 from an RSX. It sounds awesome. Special thanks for the Make community for inspiring the maker spirit in me. Building stuff yourself is a much better way to be a citizen than senseless consumption. The car has a good amount of junk (recycled stuff) in it. The stainless panels all came from old appliances. The black body panels came from an ancient kayak and an old doghouse. The throttle pedal was made entirely from salvaged parts from a dumpster at an engineering firm around town. Of course, the engine was also recycled from a crashed car.

It's a blast to drive. 0-60: 4.5 seconds MPG: 35+ miles per gallon The best part: the bizarre looks I get from random strangers.

Pretty cool project. More pics after the jump!

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Posted On: 11/30/2010 7:47AM
SuzyBruisy

Check out this cool time-lapse video of the crew at NorthWest Auto Salon applying a full matte black wrap to an F430 Scuderia. Are you happy with the results?

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Posted On: 11/30/2010 7:00AM
hondafanatic17

Everyone loves a nice sounding car (well at least everyone on CarDomain... my neighbor at 3 A.M... not so much). Anyway, I love a good sounding throathy exhaust, one that really growls. Shows how powerful your beast really is beneath the hood without even a glance at that modifed block. What I hate, thought, is hearing BAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! and then three minutes later seeing a rusted out Camry go flying by with a poorly-mounted fart can bobbing along underneath the car. Seriously, those are the people that give foreign car driver's like me (and maybe you, too) with decently-mounted fart cans with the catiylic converter a bad name. I hate being called a "ricer" or something similar because my exhaust is louder than the factory exhaust system that came on the car. Look at the car below. 2006 Chevy HHR, with a cherry bomb and that big stupid tip sticking out. Why would you do that?! It's dumb, not to mention a burn hazard when using the hatch area. Anyway, I just wanted to voice my opinion on the topic of loud exhaust on low hp cars. I would really like to hear what you guys think about this.



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Posted On: 11/30/2010 6:58AM
subaru-offroad

A group of gun-toting street racer mafia goons took to the streets of Moscow with about $1M worth of vehicles and guns to raise hell. Shooting rounds, burning tires, and waving flags--what is going on here? Duck and cover, check out the video, then read more at Tampa Sports Car Examiner.

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