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Last Call: Tiny Tiger Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 17, 2018 Last Call

This updated and customized TG500 proves that nothing is immune to the hotrodder’s itchy fingers, not even kabinenrollers.

Conversation Starter: Would you own a vintage microcar, and if so, which one? Talk amongst yourselves.

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Last Call: Reduce, Reuse, De-Cycle Edition


From the class’s inception just after World War II until the early sixties, Formula 3 cars were limited to 500cc. Virtually all of these engines were liberated from motorcycles, such as this Manx Norton engine. Eventually, as the British and European economies improved and automotive technology grew more sophisticated, the concept was abandoned and “Formula 3” came to be something altogether different. But stars such as Sterling Moss, Jim Russel, and Ken Tyrrell got their start in single-cylinder 500s, not mention the Cooper Car Company.

Conversation Starter: What modern motorcycle engine would you build an economy open-wheel race series around? Talk amongst yourselves.

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Two Wheel Tuesday: False Neutral Podcast #82 – Garrett’s Two-Stroke Cache


In the October episode, Garrett updates us on his pending estate purchase(s?) before moving on to discuss the new Indian FTR1200 [Spoiler: we’re impressed], the new Suzuki Katana, the ergonomics of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. We go on to examine which bikes are (and are not) on our bucket lists and bargains in small non-current bikes including what could be the utimate 250cc Great-Plains tourer.

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False Neutral – Garrett’s Two-Stroke Cache


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Last Call: KISS Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 15, 2018 Last Call


A wartime Jeep is the very model of simplicity. There were no extraneous systems or features, just what was needed for the most basic mode of transportation possible. Examining it with its flat-steel body removed, nothing here seems all that complicated. It makes me want to get a Jeep for my next project—although the downside is that, in the end, you end up with a vehicle devoid of extraneous systems or features, most of which are very nice to have.

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Last Call: Standing Room Only Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 12, 2018 Last Call


“Food Truck Festival.” It’s a thing. Excuse me if I can’t get too excited about standing in a long line for the privilege of paying distinctly trendy prices for something handed to me wrapped in foil, which I then must eat while continuing to stand around.

Oh well, at least the trucks don’t have their hoods open to show off the color-matched cold air intakes and a a little easel next to them holding an airbrushed placard listing the compression ratio and original MSRP.

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Last Call: Annoying Orange Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 11, 2018 Last Call


Normally, this is where I share a clever little witticism about the photo. But I’ve already thought of so many, let’s consider today’s Last Call an impromptu Caption This contest.

Image: imgur.com

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Last Call: Imprudently Handsome

Peter Tanshanomi October 10, 2018 Last Call

A 1956–59 BMW 507 is always an attractive automobile. Dress it in formal black and photograph it at speed, and now you’re just flaunting elegance unnecessarily.

Conversation Starter: What’s your vote for the best-looking roadster? Talk amongst yourselves.

Image: roadsmile.com

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Last Call: V4 Whom The Bell Tolls

Peter Tanshanomi October 9, 2018 Last Call

Motus, the Alabama-based boutique motorcycle manufacturer, is broke and recently ceased production. The good news is that efforts are underway to keep the SBC-based V4 powerplant available as a crate motor for kit cars, engine swaps, and motorsports applications.

Conversation Starter: What vehicle is crying out for a Motus V4 the loudest? Talk amongst yourselves.

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Last Call: 4-Door Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 8, 2018 Last Call

From an enthusiast’s point of view, two-door cars have traditionally been considered more desirable and attractive than their four-door siblings, due to their sleeker looks and racier pedigree. This beautifully sculpted 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 500 sedan, sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction in 2007, stands as a stark exception to that rule.

Conversation Starter: What’s your vote for a model that looks better with four doors than two? Talk amongst yourselves.

Image: barrett-jackson.com

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Last Call: The Stripe Type Edition

Peter Tanshanomi October 5, 2018 Last Call

If your initial reaction isn’t “Cool BMW M1,” but rather, “Cool paint job,” you should probably become a member of the I ♥ Sundown Stripes Facebook group, if you aren’t already.

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