Rants & Raves

Volkswagen Baja Bugs!

Posted in General, Off-Roading, Videos, Volkswagen by MrAngry | December 30th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Baja Bugs

Out here in California we have all manner of off-road buggies and trucks. From modified Ford Raptors to full-on rock climbers, this state truly has it all. One of the more common vehicles we run across are Baja Bugs. These are modified VW Beetles that have the ability to go just about anywhere. They’re light, fun and a piece of cake to work on. The guys from Motor Trends “Dirt Every Day” recently grabbed two of these little buggers and decided to have a little fun.

Source: MotorTrend.com

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RoboCop is Here – Drive Sober Video

Posted in General, Movies by MrAngry | December 26th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Robo Cop

Is using RoboCop to frighten mature drivers really the best way that the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can think of to educate people this holiday season?

Source: USDOTNHTSA

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The way Christmas should sound!

Posted in Ford, General, muscle cars, Music, Mustang, Videos by MrAngry | December 25th, 2013 | 2 Responses |

Christmas Stang

There are a few of us out there who think that Santa’s sleigh should be powered by a blown nitro-burning big-block, and that Rudolph’s nose should be replaced with a pair of angel-eyes from a BMW. Not only do I understand this mentality, but I totally agree with it. You see for us car guys Christmas is not so much a time of giving gifts, as it is a time too build, modify and create. Hot rods, imports and euro-sleds from around the world are enclosed in their garages for the winter just waiting for their owners to lay their hands upon them and upgrade, upgrade, upgrade. Some of us live in the land of snow and ice, which mean that our winters are long and harsh. Those in the sunshine belt however are blessed, as they truly can enjoy this holiday season. For those of us who are part of the chosen-frozen, I would like to present you with this Mustang fastback, as nothing says Merry Christmas like a well tuned V8.

Source: Youtube.com

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Clampy the Rock Crawling 1986 Toyota Pickup!

Posted in General, Off-Roading, Toyota, Videos by MrAngry | December 20th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Clampy

Shitbox, P.O.S., beater, road-turd. Whatever you call them, having an extra car, truck or van that you can modify and flog is one of the greatest joys in all of motoring. This week on Motor Trend’s “Dirt Everyday” we get the inside track on “Clampy”, a 1986 Toyota SR5 pickup that’s been converted into one helluva rock crawler.

Source: MotorTrend.com

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10 Supercars in Film of the 1980s

Posted in Movies by Gerri | December 16th, 2013 | 1 Response |

The 1980’s was a time when car phones were a sign of wealth and Thomas Brothers guides were essential.  Car manufacturers built in boxy and unappealing design elements that emphasized safety and practicality. Fortunately, the movies are a place where imagination intersects with disbelief.  During this era, Hollywood resisted practicality and reasonability to produce some of film and televisions most iconic cars. These cars spawned imaginations everywhere. Here is a list of ten top movie cars of the 1980’s.

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eBay Deal of the Week: 1983 Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole

Posted in eBay Motors, Ferrari, General, Promoted by MrAngry | December 9th, 2013 | 1 Response |

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Italian cars and reliability are two things that generally do not go hand-in-hand. Sometimes however there are exceptions to that rule and according to this owner, the following 1983 Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole is one of them. The owner states that aside from a few small body blemishes that this car was “Kept in mechanically perfect condition” and that “paint chips are your only headache.” Now I’m not sure if that’s 100% accurate, but if it is, you’re looking at getting into a Ferrari for the same price as a new Honda Accord. Pretty good stuff if you ask me.

Source: eBayMotors.com

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SKINNY PEDAL MADNESS!

Posted in Funny, Funny Videos, General, Off-Roading, Videos by MrAngry | December 7th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Skinny Pedal

I’m not really sure that you could ever classify mud-bogging as a true motorsport, however you’ve got to admit that it sure is fun to watch. These tube chassis brutes pack 900 horsepower engines and tires the size of Fiats and have, over the years, morphed into some of the most insane machines to ever roll around on four wheels. Click through and check it out!

Source: Youtube.com

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eBay Deal of the Week: 1968 Cadillac Eldorado

Posted in Cadillac, eBay Motors, General, Promoted by MrAngry | December 2nd, 2013 | 1 Response |

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Now here is a car that you truly don’t see everyday. This is a 1968 Cadillac Eldorado and I’ve got to say that it is a stunning piece. Most people overlook the ’68 Eldo because it was a departure from the long-finned style that made Cadillac famous. This example packs a 472 cu-in V8 that’s rated at 375 hp. It’s front-wheel drive and puts the power down through a 3-speed automatic transmission (can you say torque steer). The current owner has added a rebuilt carburetor from Autoline, electronic ignition and a new distributor, otherwise the car is said to be in perfect working order. Click through and check out more pics after the jump or go directly to the eBay ad below.

Source: EbayMotors.com

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1946 Willys Jeep vs John Deere Gator: Dirt Every Day

Posted in General, Jeep, Off-Roading, Videos by MrAngry | November 27th, 2013 | 1 Response |

1946 Willys Jeep

If you’ve driven any of the new side-by-side off-road machines, then you know that they’re an absolute blast. They provide us with decent power, reliability and great off-road manners. The same can be said for the old Jeep’s of yesteryear. Be it an old Wrangler or Willy’s, these machines have not only stood the test of time, but have one thing up on the side-by-sides – they’re street legal. Dirt Every Day recently got hold of a 1946 Willys Jeep and a new John Deere Gator to see just which was more fun when the tarmac ends.

Source: MotorTrend.com

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Bullitt 1968 with Shot-for-Shot Remake

Posted in Car Chase, Car Stunts, General, Hoonage, Movies, Videos by MrAngry | November 25th, 2013 | 1 Response |

Bullitt Chase

If you were born after 1985 then the odds of you having ever seen the movie Bullitt are quite slim. The movie featured Steve McQueen as detective Frank Bullitt and featured one of the best car chases in automotive history. Herve Attia, an avid McQueen fan, recently took a trip to San Francisco and re-filmed all the locations in the 10 minute and 53 second chase. The results of which are pretty outstanding.

Source: Youtube.com

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