You know I didn’t think it was possible to somehow make a Chrysler PT Cruiser look even worse from factory but once again Facebook quite happily proves me wrong..
The much loved father in law has swung by Driveanotherday HQ to spend some time us with us and so his week long visit couldn’t be complete without a poke around the Carrara Secondhand Car Lot of Wonderment, aka Llyods.
In no time flat he found a HJ GTS Monaro that he really wanted to drive home. Me? I found the perfect vehicle to deliver you to your final resting place.
If you knew Al Capone on a first name basis that is..
Seriously, less than twenty-four hours since my own Stagea has been let out of the panel beaters all shiny and ready to drive again, I’ve stumbled on the another Stagea that’s gone the completely opposite way and in turn has become ultimate apocalypse cruising war machine you’re ever going to meet outside of the back lot of a Mad Max movie.
When the bombs drop, I’m reaching for the sand blaster..
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..
Look it’s a non-essential tool really but after seeing it in action via Youtube and then giving it a whirl in my own garage, I’m championing the brass wire drill bit/brush..
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?Read more
Well not all of them on show at Warner Brothers Movie World on the Gold Coast on account of the kids who couldn’t give two squirts of anything about anything with wheels, far preferring a photo with Wonder Woman.
Actually come to think of it, so would I. But since this is a car blog..let’s get on with the show..
At my favourite go kart track here on the Gold Coast (automatic favourite as I’ve only checked out one so far) I already have my hands full keeping an 80kph kart from getting a little silly. I could only imagine the nerves of steel you’d have to have trying to wrestle the Monster Kart around the 1600m…
To get a roadworthy check previously I’d have to ring a garage, organise a time, drop the car off in the morning, get a lift to work, get a lift back to the garage when it was hopefully ready for pickup and go from there. This time all I had to do was answer my phone…
Lets face it, garages are supposed to get dirty. Unless you’re rich enough to have a car wash installed at the front of your garage, sooner or later the place is going to get dirty and your concrete floors are going to get stained. It’s what garages were built for really. However with a rent inspection on the way for yours truly, I figured the rental place probably wouldn’t be too enthused with the fine collection of 5w40 I’ve been building up directly under the engine bay and so some kind of effort would be needed in clean up before they came calling…
As gigs for an occasional MC go, this one was pretty sweet – help show off the new livery on the John Bowe Racing Torana for 2016 at the local Holden Dealership. I really didn’t have to think long and hard about saying yes to this one..
This week I’ve found a harder working oil filter, lost 10 kilos wrestling the old one out and lusted over a…bit of carpet?
A new (lazy) way of ordering pizza has suddenly given me an idea related to…spark plugs.
God, I love the random things you find advertised on Gumtree…like John’s mission to find a free Rally Car…
I was searching for the price of a Holden Camira wagon on Gumtree (don’t ask, long story) and instead tripped over what’s best described as a tribute to Top Gear/one hell of an automotive experiment..
One’s a fun way to spend a day at a mini race track, the other is a complete pain in the ass when you’re trying to run a website. We investigate both.
Well that’s a new one – I was busy searching the local classifieds for some bargain metal to write about and instead came across a wanted ad with a difference…
By day I work in radio, by night I rant and rave online about cars. Once in a blue moon druids dance, planets align and my two passions combine. Like this morning when Monster Car racer and builder Kreg Christensen dropped by for a chat..
After a week of racking my brain as to what to put under the charity Xmas tree here at work, I’ve just had a brainwave. I’m going to buy the kiddies some autos!