cars

Almost There… Nearly Out of Time

At this point we have less than a week until the 24 Hours of Lemons Sears Pointless and the car still doesn’t run. At this point failure is not an option. If I can’t make it run today, and make the tranny go into at least 1, 2 and 3 there is no time. I […]

Home Brewed Wagon Queen Family Truckster

Spotted this beautiful old land yacht at the local self serve lot (the one with the last of the Jaws sharks). As near as I can tell it was either someone’s homemade version of the Griswold’s Wagon Queen Family Truckster, or it was made here in Hollywood for a commercial or music video, or something […]

PSYCHOSTEER

I have looked for this picture online for years in a high rez scan. Finally I had to break out my old collection of magazines and scan it myself. Now I present to you, from page 68 of the December 1999 “Heavy 100” issue of Car & Driver Magazine, #66 “Test-Driving Techniques 101” – Oversteer & Psychosteer. […]

We REALLY Blew It!

Yesterday was the day to take apart the blown 200 straight six motor from our Billy Beer 1979 Ford Fairmont Futura 24 Hours of Lemons racecar. My first indication that we hadn’t blown the motor in a normal way was the condition of the spark plug on the right. There was also this extra lump […]