Camel Trophy …Montero? You bet your ass!

If you know anything about the history of Land Rover, you’re well aware of the Camel Trophy. This grueling off-road adventure took place every year from 1980 until 2000, with the exception of no event during 1999. It was a battle of vehicular capability and a wonderful marketing ploy dreamed up by the Camel cigarette […]

How’s Tony Doing? Let’s Check in on My 1991 Mitsubishi Montero

Automotive ADD is setting in, but only just. It’s easy to have your head on a Craigslist swivel if you shop amongst the cheaper vehicles out there. Still, I have zero plans of selling my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero anytime soon. In fact, I’m still in love with the thing. Does it still need some work? […]

Montero Graffiti: I’m an Idiot, Vol 9001

Back over the holiday break, I took my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero out to play around in some mud. Usually, I just have dust and dirt to drive through, but this time that rare rain rolled in and created adventure right on the ground. After getting my truck nice and dirty, bathtime beckoned. I drove to the […]

My 1991 Mitsubishi Montero is about to get a fresh bounce in its step

montero Fox Shocks

My old Gen-1 Mitsubishi Montero is getting a bit of work done. The truck is at the same shop where my Benz wagon is hibernating. But work is underway on Tony Montero. A few months back I bought a set of Fox 2.0 shocks from a company called Accutune. Now those shocks are finally going […]

Fastest fix ever: Removing the steering wheel squeak on my Montero

A vehicle can develop a noise that is tiny in terms of decibel output. However, that noise can be huge in terms of annoyance delivered. I have a noise like this on my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. Well, had a noise like this. The steering wheel would squeak as it turned past a point on the column. […]

My Montero is a CHONKER!

I expected 3900 pounds. The number on the slip read far higher than that though, and I’m still surprised. I took my Mitsubishi Montero over to a truck scale to get it weighed. Why? Because I’m going to upgrade the suspension and the company would like to know how heavy this thing actually is. If […]

Hooniverse Asks: What do you think my 1991 Montero weighs?

I am upgrading the suspension on my Montero in the coming month or so. Before the truck goes into the shop, they wanted me to get it on a scale. I did that, and now I know exactly how much it weighs. How much do you think it weighs? I’m running a little contest over on […]

Montero Update: In a good place, but let’s make it even better

It’s been sometime since I gave you an update on my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. Let’s fix that, shall we? The truck has been running well for the last few months. I’ve had a few hiccups though, and I’m working on fixing them. My idle speed is mostly consistent. Occasionally, it will drop and run a bit […]

The Montero: Running around on a new set of shoes

My 1991 Mitsubishi Montero has become my daily driver. The 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 still gets some driving attention, but it also wears a pair of For Sale signs in the front and rear glass. As I’ve been driving the Montero, I’ve also been fixing a few issues that have popped up. This “cheap” truck is […]

Podcast: Episode 292 – Montero Money

Chris and I are in the studio and we kick it off with a bit of news. Aston Martin is dishing out a manual-gearbox equipped Vantage. Hennessey is making a Velociraptor Ranger. The Challenger is outselling the Camaro. And the C8 Corvette will be unveiled in Orange County, CA. After that we dive into some […]