Feb 2010 26

Local weathermen did their best Chicken Little impressions (“the sky is falling, the sky is falling”) to warn us of the impending blizzard that never progressed into more than a few inches of the white stuff.  While the roads were passable, I still can’t fathom why so many people were on their freaking phones driving around.  And one dumbass was texting!  I can imagine that conversation: “OMG.  Snow is totally blowing over the roads.  LOL@plow driver!  Whoa, almost spun off the road!  LMAO, maybe I should put the phone down.”  Hey moron, it’s idiots like you that cause stupid accidents.  Get off the phone, or at least pirouette yourself into a ditch on the side of the road so those of us who aren’t so dumb can still drive by.

Mar 2010 01

Beep, Beep

Posted In Cars

I remember when I first heard those poetic words by famous lyricist Juvenile: “Girl you look good, won’t you back that ass up?” and I’ve been sashaying in reverse every since.  But I was recently stymied by a clear case of tranny (and not the shemale kind) misalignment in the G20.  Sure, it’s a B13 tranny (Sentra chassis code) mated to the SR20 (engine in both the Sentra and G20 ) in the P10 (G20 chassis code) specifically swapped in to have the LSD (limited slip diff- applies power to the tire with traction) versus the stock open diff (spins tires in the snow like a mouse in a wheel), but there must be some slight misalignment as it’s busted 2 clutches.  Ok, two were crappy knockoffs but this one is OEM and only about 6000 miles old and the pedal is already stiff!  Bottom line- it sometimes takes some coaxing to find reverse.  Bring on the Flinstone wheels.  Doors open each side, myself and David pushing off from the pavement while Cody sits in the passenger seat declaring “good, it finally worked.”  No dude, that’s foot power not horse power.  Anyways, note to self: pull through spaces 😉

Mar 2010 15

Unfortunately, I didn’t win Powerball Saturday night.  Some lucky white trash bastard who purchased a ticket along with two stale hot dogs and a six pack of Busch is probably grinning through all three teeth right now.  Needless to say, I had already started my shopping list.  I wouldn’t quit my job and go through my winnings like condoms at a brothel but I’d definitely “invest” in a car that makes me drool!  Thus begins my 15 awesome cars in 15 days.  And I don’t care if you follow this blog for the beer, not the cars, there’s no way you can’t get excited checking these out.  They’re not all street legal, they’re not all mass produced, some are old and some are new, but they’re all kick ass fast.  So starting with one I’ve mentioned here before and the one that would most require a winning lottery ticket to purchase: [..]

Mar 2010 16

autowp.ru_pagani_zonda_c12_s_7.3_3Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3 – $350,000-400,000

So maybe I just need to win on a large scratch off lottery ticket to pay for this one…

 a.       7.3L, 12 cylinder engine with 555 horsepower designed and manufactured by Mercedes Benz AMG; 7000rpm redline

b.       0-60 in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 220 mph [..]

Mar 2010 17

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo – $585,000

Saleen-S7_Twin_Turbo_2005_1280x960_wallpaper_051-500x375a.       Limited production, hand built (all carbon fiber body) and the only Saleen not based on an existing chassis; developed by Hidden Industries (funding), Ray Matlock (chassis design), Phil Frank (body), and Steve Saleen (concept and production), the famous Mustang tuner 

b.       Twin turbo 7L, 16 valve aluminum V8

c.       The first S7 debuted in 2000 making 550 hp in a V8.  The market became more competitive so in 2005, the S7 was outfitted with two huge Garrett twin-ball bearing and water-cooled turbos boosting 5.5psi, bumping horsepower to 750! [..]

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