Last Call: Bare Bones Edition

If you’re going to go autocross you want to make sure that you take advantage of every edge you can find. In this case that meant stripping a racer of every extraneous body part possible. Of course that can conspire to hide the racer’s true identity. Can you tell what this is from just this image?
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. 


      1. Correct. I clicked on the picture link, and when I hovered over the picture, it said, “Saab Sonnett”. Too easy.

  1. It seems that a small colony of ants has decided to make my truck home. Specifically, under the carpet in the cab. Has this happened to anyone else? I put some bait under the seat, but I really want to rip out the carpet and burn them all one by one with a magnifying glass.

    1. Huge year for ants here in Misery. Try Taro ant poison, looks like corn syrup, comes in a little glass bottle.

      1. Alternatively, cinnamon works on ants here. They carry it home, and die.
        This is neither a joke nor a Cadillac commercial.

    2. I did a bunch of peanut-butter*/borax bottle caps in strategic locations. Also, park in the sun with the heat on full blast.
      *Some ants want protein (PB) and some want sugar (jelly). If only we could find a way to combine the two…

    3. a friend of mine had a colony of Bullants* move into her Renault 15, she neglected to tell me about this before the first trip i took in the car and i was mildly alarmed, to say the least, when inch long bastards start appearing out of the airvents once the heater had warmed up a bit.
      the car itself ended up going all french (went on strike….) and was left under a tree on her mum’s farm where it returned to the earth with a gallic shrug (of rust)
      * Australian Bullants are big and very unpleasant things, about an inch long, very large (and quite visible in that scale) pincers, and very aggressive – they don’t wait to attack, they positively revel in the activity

    1. Yeah, for some reason I drew a blank on wedge-shaped fiberglass bodied front-engined cars of that era.

      1. I came up with exactly…Corvette, and I was pretty sure that wasn’t it. Now that I think about it, Bricklin also fit that bill, but also pretty clearly not this (this looks like it was built by competent people!).

  2. I realized something through the VISIT-universe yesterday: The Volvo 240 and, especially, 260 were perceived as huge “Americanized” cars in Europe, when they came out. Also, a game changer in their discipline – safety. The XC90 is perceived much the same way today, if maybe less important for the industry than for the Volvo itself. The difference though is literally massive:
    The 264 in the photo is allowed to weigh a maximum of 1900kg. The XC90 weighs 63kg more empty. Its maximum allowed weight with the 224hp 2.0 diesel this particular specimen comes equipped with is a whopping 2750kg. The 18 inch wheels are huge. The 114hp V40 diesel parked next to it may only weigh up to 1891kg. The PRV 264 has the largest discplacement of them all, with 2.7 litres.

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