Saturday, October 11, 2008

My kind of insanity: Challenger widebody

I love reading stories like this: buy a brand new car, drive it home, immediately get busy with the grinder and welder! It the sort of thing that the custom pioneers like Watson, the Barris' and Starbird would do back in the day, and it's great to see the practice being kept alive.

via Bad Cop Donuts

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Just a car guy had put up some great photos from Speedfest '08, San Diego:

If there were any doubt about the inspiration for Speed Racer:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Helvetica Monopoly

Ok, I'll admit it: I too am a Helvetica junky.

Florent Guerlain via Kottke


I've done some aluminium welding in my time, and as such the skills of whoever did this are deeply impressive. Brings back fond memories of the PBR too.

via Racerton

Fuck Myspace

New favourite Chop blog: Fuck Myspace

Great bikes and photography with some variety too

My kind of insanity: car transport

Look closely, that's a Honda N360 in the back of the van.

Speed Hunters

My kind of insanity: twin engine Lupo

VR6 engines no less!

via CarDomain

The 80's revival continues

Latest from Fox:

I wouldn't wear it, but I kinda like it in some slightly perverted way.

via Hell For Leather

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Unkown unknowns

"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know."
-Donald Rumsfeld

This classic example of linguistic dexterity seems to be very appropriate to some work I'm doing at the moment.