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Posted On: 5/31/2012 4:42PM
SuzyBruisy

Today's pic is from Oh Fuck Yes's Facebook page.



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Posted On: 5/31/2012 4:08PM
66Mope

For this week's episode Mike got his hands on a friend's father-son project: an ERA Cobra replica. Ten years after the project was born, the car is still a work in progress--it doesn't even have paint! But it sure sounds awesome on the backroads around Santa Cruz, Califnornia. Watch!

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Posted On: 5/31/2012 2:39PM
SuzyBruisy

This is very sad: imagine what a bummer it would be to have survived an ugly 6-car wreck, only to die weeks later because of toxins dispersed by your airbag. This is what happened to Ron Smith of the UK, who had the bags deploy in his Vauxhall Insignia. Problem was, a shard of glass punctured the airbag, tearing it open and giving Smith a faceful of the noxious chemicals used to deploy it (bags come preloaded with a cocktail of chemicals, including sodium azide which turns into nitrogen gas when exposed to heat). He started experiencing respiratory distress, then died of complications from pneumonia three weeks after being admitted to the hospital. A real freak occurrence for sure, and I know airbags save a lot of lives blah blah blah, but it adds another layer to my mild phobia of airbags and just seems like another good reason to stick with older cars. Story at Huffington Post.



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Posted On: 5/31/2012 1:37PM
ksingh

A little engine-compartment smouldering didn't stop this 1800 hp Camaro from laying down a great land-speed run at the Texas Mile. Video below the jump!

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Posted On: 5/31/2012 12:35PM
MrAngry

If you're an owner of a classic car then the odds of you tinkering with it on a weekly basis are pretty good. Sometimes though the work you put into them goes way beyond tinkering. You see when old cars break, they generally break big and that means lots of hours, a fair amount of money and one helluva good repair manual. Check out this video on Vimeo from the guys at Stanceworks.



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Posted On: 5/31/2012 12:01PM
66Mope

This week's win goes to 74Furyous for "What was hoped to be a George Barris original design turned out to actually be a Chuck Barris car." Tune in tomorrow for another fabulous caption contest!



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Posted On: 5/31/2012 11:21AM
SuzyBruisy

Fortunately, Hulk Hogan still has a few cars that haven't been claimed by wrecks, fires, or divorce settlements. In fact, a couple of these rides have been around for a pretty long haul: that '57 Chevy below the jump was a 40th birthday present. And the Viper with the outlandish "Hulkster" graphics treatment was sold to him by a buddy back in '94. Gosh, that's about as long as I've owned my Escort GT! Via Dupont Registry.

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Posted On: 5/31/2012 10:18AM
StreetsideStig

We don’t exactly live in a gilded age. Paying bills can be tough. Doing so as a car enthusiast is even tougher. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that being rich doesn’t buy you everything? Good taste, for example, is not universal among the monied. Here’s proof:

Bentley EXP 9 F
Every manufacturer needs an SUV these days, right? Lamborghini is even making one. It actually shares chassis with this new lump of confusion from Bentley. The EXP 9 F will likely feature all the luxury and essential accoutrement of a handsome Bentley sedan, and about the same off-road utility, too. But we’re not discussing function here. The poor thing looks like a textbook case of clinical gigantism.

Burn it now rating: 5
Cost: TBA

See eight more after the jump!

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Posted On: 5/31/2012 9:19AM
66Mope

The last Ford Ranger rolled off the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota back in December. Now here's short tribute video by the folks at HappyWrenching. Long live the Ranger! Via Autoblog

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Posted On: 5/31/2012 8:56AM
SuzyBruisy

When there's only 51 of an incredible car ever built, there tend to be very few survivors left unaccounted for. The whereabouts of this Tucker were known, but it sounds like it had a paranoid old coot of an owner who chased away anyone who tried to inquire about rescuing it. But what happens after you die? Your ingrate offspring sell off your treasured rides to strangers, that's what. And after the owner passed away two years ago, Tucker #10 is now finally on the block. Whoever gets it is going to have their work cut out for them: it's not like that cyclops swivelling center headlight is going to be an easy part to track down! See the listing at AutoTrader Classics, via Barn Finds.