Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Future Lemons Edition; Fiero-Lambo Project…

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When I saw this particular listing, I thought it would be perfect for this weekends “Cure for Gingervitis” event. There are only a handful of teams that participate in these events that could successfully bring all of these pieces together to make an award winning race car, so let’s see who is up for the challenge…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Future Lemon Edition; 2 Unique Wagons…

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Welcome to the Easter Holiday Weekend, and I thought we would continue with a series of Quick Hits from the Future $500 race cars! Even if the owner doesn’t know it yet Facebook Page, as a way to celebrate Eric’s coverage of the Cure for Gingervitis event. Station Wagons have been well represented in various LeMons events, especially the “K” it forward piece-o-crap that tied with the Cessna piece-o-wonderful in our car-of-the-year competition. So why not find a wagon of your own, and here are two particularly interesting examples…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Future LeMons Edition; A 1984 Dodge Colt…

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This is a weekend full of Quick Hits, celebrating Future $500 Race Cars because it was a natural tie-in with the “Cure for Gingervitis” 24-Hours-of-LeMons event running this weekend. Ahhh, the Mitsubishi Mirage, aka the FWD Dodge Colt. Never received any respect when new, even less so when worn out. However, this is your chance to get one ready as a race winning competitor, or at least a participant…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Future Lemon Edition; A 1979 Chrysler Cordoba…

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This weekend, our esteemed 24-hours-of-LeMons Expert, Eric Rood, is at the Gingerman Raceway for the Cure for Gingervitis event, so I thought it would be a great time to introduce another Facebook Page that is loosely tied in with this (or any) LeMons event… Future $500 race cars! Even if the owner doesn’t know it yet. And I will start out this particular Quick Hit with this magnificent Chrysler Cordoba.

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Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage – The 1963-65 Buick Riviera

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Welcome to the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage, a regular feature which aims to expand the notion of what a muscle car is, and to learn about different cars while doing so. Buick has been known as the car that many people bought if they wanted the luxury of a Cadillac without the ostentation. It was the consummate “Doctor’s Car,” if you will. Something happened to Buick during the late 50′s and early 60′s though–it took on a car that Cadillac rejected as being too radical for the brand, and created a new category. Let’s take a look at the beautiful 1963-65 Buick Riviera, and see if it can be classified as Muscle…

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Classic Captions – The 1987 Suzuki Samurai Edition


Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post, and once again, it’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week we have an image of the Original Cute Ute…


Last time, we had an image of a Chevy Monza disguised as a Buick, and the participation level was a bit better this time, with a lot of clever one liners. The runner-up comment was from SSurfer321, and it was the prevailing theme for this particular round: “The neighbors all gathered around young Jimmy, celebrating his achievement. Proving to old Mrs. Hag that, yes, you can polish a turd.” Har, Har, very funny, but it was a one two punch that really took the prize this time.

Like I said, one comment set up the joke, while the comment that followed brought the house down. It was mkep819 who set it up with this comment: “Shouldn’t you close the windows before you wash it, Otis?”. With that, it was P161911 who followed with this very funny line: “With these panel gaps, it don’t matter.” So, for the first time since I re-started this feature, we have co-winners. Congratulations, and keep on participating.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and it is an image for the 1987 Suzuki Samurai. This was an unlikely success for the smallest of Japanese Car Makers during the 80′s and these things were selling like virtual hotcakes, right up until Consumer Reports published the fact that these little trucksters would tip over with little or no provocation. But before any of that, the Samurai enjoyed being the center of attention in these little cheeky ads, both on television, and in print. This image has it all, from the friendly grocer, to the guy with a Submarine Sandwich that is actually longer than the truck, with a beautiful and fun-loving babe in the open back seat. I just wonder what the other two people behind the vehicle are suppose to be doing? Also, is this really the way to sell a small 4X4? (You can click here to see the full size image)

You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate on the merits of each entry, and after contemplating our own caption (Like how are they going to store that Sandwich in the vehicle), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this unusual image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream

Weekend Edition Last Call – Another Obscure Muscle Car Barn Find

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First, it was the Chrysler 300 H (for Hurst) edition, now thanks to the Wagons HO! Facebook Page, another Obscure Muscle Car in the form of a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS “Wagon”, found in Idaho of all places, is currently on eBay. This car has it all… An LS4 454 Big Block, Turbohydramatic 400, tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, 3rd seat w/ 8-passenger seating, luggage carrier, power door locks, power windows, rear window air deflector, trailering package, Turbine I rims, power tailgate release, heavy duty brakes, deluxe bumpers, AM/FM/8-track, rear speakers, and more. Currently the bidding is at $6,800 with no reserve. See the listing here: 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Wagon 454

Weekend Edition Quick Hit – An Obscure Muscle Car that is currently on Craigslist; A 1970 Chrysler 300 H…

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Our fans seem to like the Obscure Muscle Car Garage Posts that appear each and every Friday, and look what I found currently for sale on Craigslist… This is one of less than 500 1970 Chrysler 300 H Coupes produced (though the listing has stated that only 385 were built) and this one is a Barn Find. I’ll get to the price later, but I have to ask this: Desirable or not?

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Weekend Decision Time 2 – A ’73 Ford Wagon, or a ’64 Chrysler Newport for $2K or so…

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So, you are a West Coast Hipster with a great career path somewhere encompassing advanced technology but you also embrace the things from the past. You may have the latest electronic devices on you and in your home, but you would rather be driving a 40 year old vehicle (or older), mostly because you admire how things were once made. Our own co-founder is the very essence of this trend, possessing advanced degrees, working in the latest tech field, yet drives very old cars. If you want to be like Tim, and happen to live near Seattle or The Bay Area of California, here are two vehicles that are right up your alley. It’s time to get your Hipster On…

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Weekend Decision Time – A Brown ’49 DeSoto or A Yellow ’53 Nash

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Well, it looks like I have been Facebook Hunting again to bring you featured cars for the weekend, and here is a pair of early 50′s iron for your consideration. I found the DeSoto on the Brown Car Appreciation Society Facebook Page, and the Nash was found at the Yellow Car Appreciation Society. Both are exceptional examples of the breed, though the owner of the Nash could use some lessons in how to photograph their pride and joy. So which one speaks to you?

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