An out of this world barn find. It will need some fixing up but not too bad for a ’66 model. Who makes this, Ford, Chevy, Chrysler, or AMC. How many were built? Does it need any kind of restoration? What’s the estimated value? Is it numbers matching? Where was it found? When do we get to see it? Why is it so rare? A galaxy of questions but it’s going to take a person who likes to shoot for the moon to take on this project. Continue reading That’s one step for a man…→
I love Caddy’s and who doesn’t? They were famous for lots of chrome and the fins. The new ones are even cooler with all the performance built-in. I also love hot tubs. Wait, where is he going on this you’re thinking. Check out the video where two of my faves are combined. What fun!
Radio controlled guys are into it too. Already know that the radio controlled jets will do about 225. What do you think the fastest car is? 100? Not even close. After several attempts, remote-control car enthusiast Nic Case has finally built an electric-powered car that passed 200 mph, possibly setting a new land speed record for R/C cars. Not talking scale but actual speed here, meaning Case’s R/C car, nicknamed the Bullet, will be able to put many life-sized high-performance cars to shame. Check out the video.
At the Chicago Auto Show not only did Mark and I see the newest models offered by the manufactures, but also concepts, one of them the Kia Niro. Positioned as a new urban lifestyle concept that is set to become a possible future B-segment contender. The Niro is powered by a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine with hybrid electric drive. Butterfly doors open, of course not when we were there, into the roof panel and swing up high with low-set flush handles. It is one cool little car. Mark and I would have loved to have taken it home. Click on the image on the right to see the video of our walk around.
Chrysler finally has the D sedan they always wanted. For 2015 they were able to start fresh and the new 200 is light years better than last year’s 200. Mark and I had a chance to talk with one of the engineers who helped designed it at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Click on the image below to see the video.
This was my first time back to the Chicago Auto Show in over 30 years and first time as a member of the media. Thursday is traditionally the day the car companies reveal their new cars. There were several but by far the best was Subaru’s for their 2015 Legacy. Wow! Click on the image below. We’ll have more vids up soon.
Subaru apparently didn’t or just maybe they wanted the buzzing about their 2015 Legacy, based on their concept model shown here. Spy shots all over the place. The formal intro will come at the show which runs February 8-17. The only info they are willing to pony up at this time is that the latest Legacy will be sportier and more sharply styled than the outgoing model. Read more here.
BTW, Mark and I will be at the Chicago Auto Show next week to see all the cool new stuff. I can’t wait! Like a kid in a candy shop. Heck, I’m excited just blogging about it. Easy Paul, deep breaths, stay focused. Follow along here and we will be adding videos to our YouTube channel.
2014 MINI Hardtop which goes on sale in the spring
Here in Wisconsin spring can’t come fast enough. It’s actually what I would consider balmy at 26 degrees as I write this blog entry. Woohoo, break out the shorts. I like the Mini brand because they remain dedicated to their core product while finding new ways to extend the brand. Read more here about pricing for the 3rd gen hardtop and what else is new.
They pay a crapfull of money to buy ads in the Super Bowl so at 4 million bucks and have one, maybe two shots to grab viewers’ attention. This year Audi, CarMax, Jaguar, Kia, Hyundia, Toyota, and VW are all swinging for the fence. Check them out ahead of time. My faves:
Audi – Doberhuahua: Who doesn’t love dogs?
Kia – The Truth: Laurence Fishburne reprises his role as Morpheus from The Matrix
Toyota Highlander: Nice cross-promotion with the Muppets. I like the second one the best.