Carpool DeVille

In the words of Kramer from Seinfeld, “Oh yeah, I like this idea”.

Duke Axial Engine

Before this morning I have never heard of an “Axial” engine. When I arrived at my desk this morning my friend Ken had this video waiting in my inbox. To say the least I was surprised by what this new technology in engine development could possibly do.

Epic Van Craigslist Ad

There are some pretty good Craigslist ads out there and every once in awhile I stumble across one. I think the owner here did a good job of describing how you could own his sweet swaggin wagon.

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BUY MY VAN. It’s awesome…and so are we.

This 2000 bad boy brought us to Disneyland three times, Idaho about 50 times, the border of Mexico once, and to so many dance/piano/violin lessons it would blow your mind. Now that the kids have grown, this sweet ride just isn’t practical to us anymore.

I know what you’re thinking…”a minivan?” This is not just a minivan. If you close your eyes, it feels more like a 2003 Escalade or a fancy leather chair at the barber shop. The leather is in fantastic shape and if you just turn on a My Little Pony (on the DVD) or play the little buggers some One Direction (on the iPod port) - you never know they are there. No kids…no worries. Just open up the sun roof, through some blankets in the back, crank up some Hans Zimmer and Thelma and Louise it down to the coast.

The fact is we are pretty dang clean people. Our friends mock us often…ask them. This swaggin’ wagon that raised 4 girls is surprisingly clean and very well cared for.

This sweet ride has 165K miles on it - but hey…it’s a Toyota. It should go for another 200K or so. Rides smooth and the air is cold.

$4400 FIRM

Link to the post here

What awesome Craigslist posts have you ran across?

Freak Race

Aparantly there is a club in Finland of some “Ford Freaks” and they race vintage Fords around dirt tracks like rally drivers. Wait … what? You didn’t know this? Neither did I until today. 

This guy was reported as the fastest guy on the track. Wow watch that 50’s iron move!

F1 2013 vs F1 2014 - Time to sell the ear plugs

I was having a conversation with a few of the guys in my office today about the F1 racing engines and was reminded of this video I saw a few months ago.

If you are a fan of F1, the raging sound you are accustomed to may sound much different this year. That’s thanks to the new regulations insisting on 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engines with rev limits of 15,000rpm; last year they were running naturally aspirated 2.4-litre V8s that screamed to about 18,000rpm.

Smart Standing

Maybe this car is a smart choice for some serious speed? At any rate it’s quick!

Keeping it on two wheels

Óscar Barroso and copilot David Míguez in a curve in San Pedro de Rocas, one of the cities part of the 47th edition of the Rallye de Ourense,celebrated this weekend in Galicia, Spain.

Again from the rear.

/DRIVE Coming to NBC Sports - YouTube →

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the fellas from /Drive on NBC’s cable channel I highly recommend it. They did a great job making the transition from YouTube to television. I leave you now with a teaser.

Automotive Names

Have you ever wondered where car brand names came from? Well wonder no longer, floss your mind with this latest episode of “Mental Floss” and learn things why Toyota was not named exactly after its founder Eiji Toyoda, yes that’s Toyoda with a D and how Cadillac was named after some governor with the longest French name in history … enjoy.

Havana Motor Club

It has been awhile since I have posted. I truly try to wait to post things that are interesting or have more value than just the ordinary. This is out of the ordinary.

For a long time I have been fascinated with the time capsule of automotive history that is Cuba. A walk back in time to when 50’s cars roamed the streets in every day life. (This has nothing to do for me with the politics associated, only the cars). Although decades before I came into existence there is something about 50’s steel that speaks to me. My dad’s 56 BelAir and his stories of his racing days are sometimes just what I need to go back to a simpler time I never experienced but somehow love.

In Cuba, after the revolution, automotive racing was off limits to the general population and I recently found out that its making a comeback. 

This short trailer shows what looks to be a great documentary that is currently looking for final funding on Kickstarter. 

For more pictures head over to the Havana Motor Club Site