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Obituary – Passing of a Once Great Junk Yard

By the time you read this U-Pick-Parts and Aalden Brothers in Sun Valley will have shuffled off to the great big trash heap in the sky. Between the all import lot where you could always find weird French and Italian cars, and the everything lot (no kidding, even boats, semis, RVs and motorcycles) next door, […]

Like Finding a Unicorn parked on the Street

Went to the gym today at my lunch hour (or two) and coming out I thought I was hallucinating. Could it be? I thought these had all died out years ago! And in such great shape! Surely not just the nicest one with wood grain on its flanks, but one of the nicest ones left, […]

Jump Like a Gazelle – Update

Back in June of 2011 I spotted this off-road ready Mercedes Benz Gazelle replica kit car in the parking lot of the junk yard.   Well, today I saw it cruising down the street and it appears to have sprouted a full off road spec roll cage since the last time I saw it.  

Pile of the Week: Hondatsun Pick-up Trike

Not a hell of a lot of information on this one, but lets go from what we can see. It looks like a 1st generation Honda Goldwing GL1000 front end, welded to a modified 70s Toyota pick up truck, powered by what looks to be a GM 2.8 FWD 60 degree V6 driver train from […]

I Hate to Do it – 1979 Ford Fairmont Lemons Car for Sale $4000

UPDATE: No longer for sale at the moment For sale, ready to race for $4000, also available to rent for photo shoots, motion picture, music video or commercial work, but I will be coming along to babysit. Have you heard about the 24 Hours of Lemons endurance racing series? Its real wheel to wheel endurance […]

Cowboy Cadillac – Craigslist Find

I can’t take credit for this it was tweeted, and on the BCAS earlier today, but here is is in all its glory a Cowboy Cadillac that seems to have driven thru the J.C.Whitney warehouse attracting accessories. I’m going to start with my favorite picture because it is the wrongest of them all. Despite what […]

Why My Silly 24 Hours of Lemons Hobby Means You Should Hire Me

Have you heard of the 24 Hours of Lemons? No, not LeMans, the city in France, lemons, the citrus fruit, or in the vernacular, horrible cars that can’t be fixed and nobody wants. Years ago an automotive magazine writer with a sense of humor created a race for cars that don’t belong on a racetrack, […]