And for something a little different.

March 5, 2008

It’s been dead around here over the winter, I just received notice of a car show in early May, once I’m sure Al Gore isn’t going to show up and cause a blizzard that weekend I’ll post a heads up, check back for updates. Meanwhile, here’s a little SRV, a bit off the topic, but helps loosen up my stiff fingers. I stumbled upon this last weekend, it gave me a terrible ear worm that just won’t go away. Crank it up & enjoy!


New Hot Rodders Blog

January 13, 2008

Dave Burge (Iowahawk), Jim Treacher and a few others started up a new hot rod oriented blog a few days ago called “Bolus”. It looks interesting. Click here to take a look. Look for the link in the blogroll once they set up a stand alone site.


600+ H.P. Small Block Available for the ’09 ‘Vette

January 13, 2008

Were he still with us today, the late Chevrolet Chief Engineer Ed Cole might not be surprised that GM’s classic Small Block V8 will be offered in a 2009 production Corvette with a rating of more than 600 hp (447 kW). After all, Cole (who later became GM’s president) was a visionary. When he and his assistant Harry Barr began sketching the new V8 in 1952, they designed in ample headroom for future development.

I found this in the January issue of Automotive Engineering International magazine. I’m not much of a Corvette fan, especially the later models, but 600 horse power in a small package sounds like fun.

The whole article is available here.


End of the Season

October 9, 2007

The last few big shows happened over the past couple of weekends close to home. Stuff happened that impacted my ability to go to the Ducktail run, and carried over to kill my ambition to attend the last few small shows in the area. If any of the other cruisers provide photographic evidence they actually put their rides in gear and went someplace I’ll post them. Otherwise this is the end of the season post.

Somewhat fitting to me as yesterday would have been my mothers 67th had she not passed away from cancer when she was 42. She is, unwittingly, responsible for my buying and working my tail off to restore the car below. She worked as a secretary for Al Packer Ford in Maryland when I was a tyke and bought a ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback, finally got rid of it just before we moved to Indiana in ’72. 25 years later I found a ’66, close enough, and came from the factory the same color as hers. So I bought it and went to work. 6 years later it looked like her car with the exception that her idiot kid put those gawdy white stripes on it and Centerline drag racing rims, built and I mean BUILT a 408 stroker engine to put in it with a Tremec 3550 5 speed followed up with a 3.89:1 9″ R.E. …testosterone took over finances…

Anyway what you see is part of how 2007 played out here in Northeast Indiana. See ya next year. And happy birthday mom.


(originally drafted on 10/07/07 )


Churubusco L.C. show

September 4, 2007

I didn’t go to this show since it was rained out on its original date, but Ron went and sent a few pictures he took.

Here’s what he liked, click to enlarge.