Drive By Shootings

This is the title of a book (the paper thing with words in it, Sarah). That click was one of my Canons (as in camera, not cannon). pictures from my car, or of things driving by.

Curbhunter Fails

Smails Rolls

Curbhunter: it’s not for the weak or stupid or poor. Unlike so many other things in my life lately, two of three IS bad. This guy seems to have avoided all three: not poor, because: year old Range Rover not weak, because balls enough to park a Range Rover outside the shithole complex that makes Mesa Ridge…

My Frat Bro Russell

FSK

Russell Something-or-other drove aFiero like this. Drive-By Shootings: The Lesser Lights. We would call it “the Chevette of 1980s mid-engined ‘sports’ cars,” except that it involves Russell the stoner.  We nearly got in a fight with him about his previous car, a Pontiac T1000.  We called it a Chevette by any other name: he was adamant…

Too Close To Home

missing something?

In every sense. I’m driving the thing that is not a  redRam 1500 with a Hemi and a touchscreen that I REALLY want car to the office. Around the corner, I see a parked Camry with a critical ass implosion. It’s like my neighbors’ kids after one of their constant DR calls.  Plus it’s a Camry:…

Those who forget history…

1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car

are doomed to repeat it.  Sometimes, so are the people who remember it. I got my start behind the wheel in a parking lot, at one point with a ginormous floaty Lincoln.  Never on the street – escalation is bad, mmkay?Then more lots, and then finally  on the road with Dad. So too with my…

Eat the Rich: We Called It

Any particular reason you are driving 56 in a 55, boy?

About a month ago, we noticed some newspaper attention for a car show we go to every month. Concurrently, the “usual suspects” (whatever the fuck that is supposed to mean) changed the name of this thing from “Cars and Coffee” to “Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering.”  The new name seemed a bit pretentious; the media coverage portended…

Speaking of things that knock

Heisenberg

What ever happened to the Heisenberg-mobile?  We last saw it abandoned in the New Mexico desert, after taking a bullet to the gas tank.  But then what?  Yes, it sounded knocky and horrible, running out of gas.  Yes, it’s ORV career was a bit more arduous than most SUVs ever experience (going to Costco).  But…

Life Imitates…Life? BMW 3 Series E90/E93

bmw 335i warp

So the other day, I dropped in on 8 Barrel and the missus. 8 has a “new” car, a BMW 3 Series E90.  It is a 335i, which means somewhere between 306 and 335 bhp.  Wifey has an E93 335i – this: Both are hella fast.  The 4 door is my choice for most purposes, except…