Archive for category Random Junk
Naples, Italy’s third largest city and the eighth largest in the EU, is a place with a lot of history. In fact, it’s one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. Remains of Greek settlements from the bronze-age can be found in the area, and the city later played a vital role in merging Greek culture into Roman society. With such a rich history it’s easy to see how stuff that’s a bit newer (let’s say around 1850) can get a little lost for a while.
There are quite a few Facebook sites that I frequently visit, and one of the more compelling is the Wagons HO! fan page dedicated to all things pertaining to the Station Wagon. These were one the primary transportation module for families on the go before the advent of the Minivan, and the SUV. And look, here is a particularly tasty compact wagon in the form of a Chevy Corvair, called the Lakewood. Lustworthy or not? Continue reading “A 1961 Chevy Corvair Lakewood Wagon on eBay (Wagons HO!)” »
An Air Force QF-4 unmanned drone has crashed at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, the second drone crash to occur there in the last week. Nobody was injured but the status of its onboard explosive device is currently “unknown.” That’s reassuring.
The crash occurred during takeoff around 8:30 this morning. It forced the closure of Highway 98, but not because the highway was damaged. Continue reading “Giant Drone Crashes Near Florida Highway, Explosive Possibly Inside” »
The steering wheel is probably what drivers look at most, besides the road itself. It sits right there in front of you, and is the most important part of the car if you consider that without it, you can’t really do anything. It’s too bad, then, some of them are flops. What do you think is the ugliest steering wheel?
You would think that with all the importance that steering wheel holds, designers would spend quite a bit of time styling them just so. Sometimes they get it right, as you showed when we asked you what the most beautiful steering wheels are. Sometimes they get it dreadfully wrong, though, like on the fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Continue reading “What’s The Ugliest Steering Wheel?” »
Alternate title: Cars You Don’t Want. In 1972 AMC rolled out a new version of its Hornet Sportabout (a wagon with a sloping hatch rather than a traditional tailgate) that had an interior styled by Gucci. It was notable for being one of the first American cars to offer a “designer” trim level.
Between ’72 and ’73 4,835 of the things were produced, but there was also a one-off Sportabout made for Aldo Gucci’s personal use. It was powered by a 5 liter V-8 and included such features as a writing desk/lamp that folded out from the dash and a compartment hidden in the back of the driver’s seat that opened to reveal a miniature liquor cabinet.
Source: Jalopnik Oppositelock
Originally, the Japanese term Samurai described those in the service of either nobility or wealth. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Suzuki pickup is ready to serve, but will it have you saying – in true Dr. Seuss fashion – I do not like a price so high, Samurai?
Suzuki’s SJ30 (and later 40) represented the second generation of the small 4×4 colloquially known as the Jimny and was the brand’s first 4-wheeled offering in the lucrative U.S. market. Here it was called the Samurai, which like bonsai, haiku andkaraoke was a Japanese word made common to western ears. By the way, did you know that the word for a fancy pants rich guys - tycoon - has its origins in the Japanese Taikun (大君) which means great lord or supreme commander? The more you know… Continue reading “For $7,000, This Is A Pickup You Could Pocket” »
If you’re looking for the most absurdly practical vehicle ever built, look no further than Franco Sbarro’s Windhawk, commissioned for Saudi Arabia’s head honcho and the true sport of kings, falconry.
Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud wasn’t much for politics, but he was keen on falconry, and when he saw the astounding-for-its-day Sbarro Windhound, he asked the Swiss custom-car maker to build him a version specially outfitted for falconry. Continue reading “All hail King Khalid and his falcon-hunting monster wagon” »
A British teenager, like, totally forgot about his car parked on the beach while he went for a picnic. The ocean submerged it while we was away.
SWNS TV (leaders in British flooded-car news) reports that 19-year-old Andy Laird went for a picnic over the weekend at the Burnham-on-Sea beach. Forgetting to check the tide timetables (rookie mistake) and the water rose up and into his Vauxhall Corsa. A local charity rescue eventually pulled the car to safety.
Jeez, don’t be so hard on this kid, though, right. It’s like, how do tides even work? Continue reading “Ocean Submerges Teenager’s Car While He Goes For A Picnic” »
this olelongrooffan has been a lazy *ss Hoon of late the Hooniverse is running a bit light on this 30th Tuesday in this year of the Snake, this olelongrooffan thought I would share with my fellow Hoons a pair of sweet tudors I spotted recently out in the wild. Although neither of these silver ones are in the most pristine of condition, I thought they might be Hooniworthy enough to share. This beat up 944 is a freebee. Making the jump is necessary to see the other silver one this olelongrooffan spotted.
When I arrived at home, I most certainly did not expect to see this, let alone on the Fourth of July. If this isn’t Americana, I don’t know what is.
This, my friends, is a 1960 Cadillac Sedan de Ville. It’s not in the greatest shape, but I assume it got here under its own power. With a little bit of work, this has the potential to be something really special, I think.