2016 Ford F150 Lemon Law Saga

Last night, I dropped my F-150 off at the dealership where I originally bought it. After that, I picked up a refund check.  I owned it for nearly one year. During that time it spent 47 total days in the shop with engine problems.  After filing all the required forms and dealing with Ford and […]

Oddball Project: $21 eBay Stereo

I’ve been daily driving a thirty year old Toyota FX16 and the aftermarket head unit up and died a couple of months ago.  So, as usual, I took to the internet to see what high fidelity options are out there.  The first result for “Bluetooth Car Stereo” on eBay was $21.  Too good to be […]

What's better than a manual transmission? Two manual transmissions!

(Photo likely stolen from MurileeMartin.com) Some of you may remember the FX32, a twin-engine Corolla/MR2 mashup that the insane crew of Stick Figure/Volatile RAM racing put together back in 2013. Well, it still runs, and it’s still racing – now with MOAR manual transmissions! The original design was sort of a “soft-coupling” system where the […]

1931 Chevrolet Build Update

There has been progress on the ’31 Chevrolet hot rod/rat rod. This is slow work, since we are making it up as we go, but we are moving forward. At last update, we had added some patch panels to the body and were trying to shore up the shell so it could be moved around […]

Found on eBay: 1991 Ford SkyRanger

The obvious question, when looking at this Modified Ford Ranger, is, “What the hell is going on here?” It has a body kit, and a wing at the front of the bed…and at the back! Ground effects and 4×4 trucks don’t usually make great bedfellows, but that’s none of this truck’s business. Oh, and let’s […]

Project Car SOTU Straggler: 1931 Chevrolet 5-Window

This is not my car, but it is in my garage, and all of my projects are on hold for the moment, so here’s an update on my friend’s 1931 Chevrolet 5-window coupe, which we dragged out of some guy’s back yard a few weeks ago.

Event Preview: Viva Las Vegas 2015

The 18th annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender is about to kick off at the Orleans Casino/Resort in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Rockabilly is the name of the game at this event. From the cars to the fashion to the music, it’s all rockabilly, all the time. This oddly specific event features a car show […]

Hoonivercinema- Monday Bonus Music Video

This lede image is, sadly, not part of the music video here.  In fact, it isn’t a video at all, but it is a link to a Drive-By Truckers song called “Daddy’s Cup” on YouTube. The song is all about a father and son who live their lives for racing.  Given the subject matter, I […]

Classic Toy: 1974 Toyota Hilux

Small trucks are pretty much a thing of the past. In the automotive industry, the segment’s death has been much-lamented, at least in the auto-journo realm. If you want a miniature pickup truck that will deliver good gas mileage and great utility, you’ll have to look to the past. This Hilux, for sale in Salt […]

Our Cars: Newfound LUV

Some of you know that I am a mini-truck enthusiast. I have lamented the passing of the compact pickup on the ‘Verse before. So, I’m always on the lookout for nice examples of older trucks. For me, the trucks from the ’70s and early ’80s are the cream of the crop. As I cruised around […]