Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Call me a cab. Okay, you sir are a cab. Last week I asked you to find us taxis for sale, and just like the roll of the dice that is hailing a cab late night, the results were alternatively amazing and awful. We’ll of course find out which was the best (or worst) of them in just a moment, but first we want to detail this week’s search, which is for spurious claims.
For this week’s classified conquest we want you to find ads that do for engine output what fishermen holding their hands at chest level does for the ones that got away. That’s right we want ads with crazy dyno claims. Extra points for ads that lack any sort of evidence backing up those claims. What we want (and thanks to Mad Science for the idea) are the most outrageous horsepower and torque claims you can find. In this instance we really don’t want to hear about the ones that got away.
And, as usual, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Follow any of the following advice and you’re crap will be known far and wide.
- Easiest way to not get caught in the spam filters is to create an IntenseDebate account. If you do so and your posts aren’t appearing, let us know at email@example.com and we can put you on the whitelist
- If you don’t want an IDC account, you can create a wordpress.com account and do the same thing.
- If you’re the Ted Kaczynski type and don’t want any kind of account, then try to place only a single link in a comment and just drop any outgoing link in via its raw URL and not as a text link