I do love a wander through the local Facebook Classifieds for things to write about, projects to dream about and more often than not – adds to chuckle over. Welcome to the latest collection of that last category..
‘Smoke? Is that smoke? Oh ffs, what’s going on here?’ my first words spoken rather loudly as I drove up my driveway last night and watched something white and ghost like attempt to snake it’s way out of my bonnet. It’s been a while since Stag hiccups, the last one being the stretched throttle cable a few months ago..
Thankfully it wasn’t smoke, it was steam but it’s still not a great feeling when you lift the lid and half your block has had a coolant related steam bath. And currently resembles some kind of rain forest…
It’s amazing what you learn from Facebook (yes, even dubious Facebook can give you the occasional education it seems) – I had no idea up until today that there was a version of the Toyota Starlet that came with a canvas top! (I was thinking that it was something home made ala This Mitsubishi Colt we found decades ago).
But it’s real and we’ve found one.
And if you’re keen on the one we’ve found, we hope you’re good at canvas repair..
I have a passion for things with wheels (usually 4 but results may vary.) I have a trifling collection of various cryptocurrencies. Can both these spheres of crypto and all things automotive combine for our latest article here at Drive Another Day?
It’s 2019. of course they can! You can buy practically anything with Bitcoin!*
*Bytecoin not so much.
Repent sinners for the apocalypse is nigh! However due to budget cuts the four horsemen have swapped out their firey steeds for this unholy beast I have accidentally stumbled over…(although they’re secretly hoping that nobody actually witnesses them having to ride in it…)
So you’ve got a 1990 Mazda Mx5 (that’s a Miata for all our US brothers and sisters) you picked up as a repairable write off for pretty cheap. You could do what the name suggests and repair the thing to get it back on the road…
Or you could throw a LS1 in there for the hell of it and follow your mantra of ‘Ls’ing the world.’
Up to you really…
Ahh bless the hard working lads at Iron Chef Imports and their always amusing Facebook page. Once again they’ve delved deep into the current offerings of importable Japanese automotive excellence and come up with a true winner.
Yes that is a fairly unexciting R31 GT Passage Wagon above (well unexciting for me but that blocky mid 80’s lunchbox on wheels look might just light a fire under you or deep within your cockles who knows.) But like a cream filled cheap chocolate or an ages old Limo on Gumtree, it’s what’s on the inside that counts..
Can’t afford the latest and greatest James Bond instant sex symbol slice of automotive excellence? You’re not alone fam, I feel you. (Thumps fist against heart twice). But if you really have a hankering to own some kind of James Bond style status symbol in your garage to
bore impress friends, family and neighbors with then I’ve found three possible options here in Australia. Yes they need work. But pretending to be a secret agent isn’t supposed to be easy is it?
Loved the seedy tales from the Australian TV series Underbelly? Loved playing Cops and Robbers as a kid? On the hunt for a BA Ford Falcon that you can’t actually register and drive to work?
If you answered yes to any of those, boy have I lined up a Facebook found beauty this time around!
It was a busy day at my son’s primary school today – a local business day full of craft stalls, dance and martial arts demonstrations, a World’s Greatest Shave Event (where my wife lost her locks) and right before you walked up the drive to the big hall, there was parked the happiest little panel van around… allow me to introduce you to Bella.
For a tool I bought out of sheer necessity one arvo (long story short: my battery died, I needed to get it out of the clamp and my local 7-11 was the only place that sold anything looking remotely like a tool) my multi-tool has been an effective piece of kit recently. It turns out my $17.95 tool of all trades, master of none does have its uses and here’s a few reasons why like a solid breaker bar, it’s handy to have one tucked away in your car somewhere.
Seriously, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. I’ve taken a week of work to move house twenty clicks down the road (and if you want to read about the torture involved and learning how to work with something French, you can check it out right here) and on my first day back at work the Stagea died an idle death at a busy roundabout right in the middle of school drop off time…
I turned up to a radio broadcast live from near the track (as radio outside broadcasts go, this was an absolute doozy!), managed to get myself completely lost, wandered through the pits and ended up having to ask no less than 5 security members which way I had to go to get to my site on time.
It was good fun and the camera on my Huawei managed well and truly copped a flogging in the process..
Color me confused today internet as I’m not sure what to call this combination of ‘Japanese rotary technology’ meets attempted ‘Italian Super car Ferrari F40’. Is it a now an F47, an RX40, RX407, Ferrotary or just a terribly strange idea from the get go?Continue reading…