Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Steve McQueen was an actor famous for his role in Bullitt, a police film whose most notable feature is a spectacular car chase through the streets of San Francisco, involving Frank Bullitt's 1968 Mustang GT fastback and the unnamed assassins' black 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. If you haven't seen it, quit reading and go look it up. At least YouTube the chase. Then come back. I'll wait.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
a spectacular one comes by that knocks my socks off. Others are solid drivers like this one, probably a humble low-buck cruiser build. A fun car you can still run errands in and not cringe if someone else parks close to you. I don't know anything about what powers it, but I would venture that it's not fast and isn't made to be fast. One doesn't usually expect a family sedan with full hubcaps and wide whitewall tires to be a performance vehicle, and there's nothing wrong with that. I like a classic cruiser as much as any special-interest vehicle.
I'm a little iffy about speculating builder intent on project cars now since I was contacted recently by an owner who objected to my description of his car. (Not the first time that's happened...) I can understand being angry when some no-name person online starts making uninformed comments about your pride and joy that you built in your own garage. The fact is that without talking to an owner directly, I have to do research online or make the most educated guess I can about what I'm looking at. Basically, I call it as I see it. This is a car with plenty of potential that could go in any direction. I'd probably start with a new strap to hold up the exhaust system and then figure it out from there.