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May 31, 2008

CARtoons…Now this will bring back some memories.

Filed under: Magazines — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 5:57 am

Sitting right next to CRACKED and MAD Magazine there was CARtoons. I use to love this magazine when I was a kid. CARtoons started in 1959 by Pete Millar and Carl Kohler and ended in 1991. George Trosley was an artist for the magazine and his art is still available today, as well as other contributing artists. The magazines are very collectible and span over 200 issues. Check out this great website here.


May 30, 2008

If I could just get back to 1972…

Filed under: Classic Ads — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 12:42 pm

I ran across this a while back. Baldwin Motion performance hung around a little while after the big muscle car craze ended. This ad basically signaled the end of the Muscle Car era to me. I was all of 3 years old then but this ad says it all. Oh by-the-way I’m a bit partial to Camaros.

On This (Real) Memorial Day…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 10:32 am

From one Vet to another and to all that gave the ultimate sacrifice…Thank You!

Defining Terms I Use in Reviewing Car Shows

Filed under: Car Shows — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 10:16 am

The M3 weblog is dedicated to the Classic car and Hotrod enthusiast. I will on occasion review shows that I have attended an use terms that I have coined for descriptive value. Here they are…

Ada Boy Show – This is a car show where the host basically gives awards to his fellow club members, friends and themselves. It a way to collect money and really doesn’t promote the hobby. I’m a firm believer in the host or host club not competing in their own show.

In My Pocket – This is a show that it’s sole purpose is to collect money. Some are legit in having a charity but other are not. Some hosts can take it too far.

Show and Shine – This is a display of cars usually to support an event but there is no competition. Also clubs do these as a social with other car clubs.

Independent Judging – This is a type judging that is preferred and mainly found at your high-end shows. The judges have no affiliation with the host or host club and are usually paid for their services.

Host Judging – The host or host club judges the show. Again, I feel the host should not compete in their own show.

Public Judging – The general public judge the show. This type of judging is mainly found in your small or low-budget shows and are not really conclusive when awarding the best car. The public are generally lazy and will not look at all cars at a show for judging. One could win just by where they are parked.

Participant Judging – The actual participants of the show judge the cars. This type of judging is also found at your smaller and low-budget shows and are not really conclusive in awarding the best car. One local club can come in with 10 to 20 cars and vote for themselves and take the whole show. This can also be related to Ada Boy Shows.

Look for upcoming reviews soon!

May 29, 2008

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 enroute to Dealers

Filed under: Cars — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 6:18 am

If you’re one of the lucky 6,400 customers to lay claim to the 425 hp Dodge Challenger SRT8, we have good news. The first 1,000 special edition Challengers have already been built, and they’re en-route to a dealer near you. See the complete article here at autoblog.com.

May 28, 2008

Gas Prices…WTF?!

Filed under: Fuel, Idiots — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 8:32 am

I’m sure most of you have had this question run through your mind several times in a month. With gas prices at an all time high I personally want to know what I’m paying for. Have you ever looked at the break down of who gets what in the price of gas per gallon? Well here you go for a gallon of Unleaded Regular….11% Taxes….6% Distribution and marketing….10% Refining and last but not least 73% Crude Oil. I guess that is why most independent fuel stations can offer a bit better price per gallon because they don’t have the Marketing expense. I don’t know. But I do know I’m tired of it. Bush is just lining his pockets. Hey “W” don’t let the door knob hit you in the ass on the way out! Texas we are returning your “Village Idiot” soon. That’s ok we will not hold it against you.
Check out GasBuddy.com for the best gas prices in your area and also check out the trends and history of fuel prices. You will be amazed as well as angry.

May 27, 2008

Homicide Charges to Result from Burnout Tragedy in Tennessee

Filed under: Burnouts — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:16 am

You all probably remember last summer’s awful story of Troy Critchley, the pro mod Corvette driver who lost control of his car during a burnout and plowed into a crowd of bystanders at a kids’ charity event in Selmer, Tennessee. Now, the Aussie racer is up on charges of vehicular homicide (times six, the number of people killed), and 22 counts of “reckless aggravated assault,” one for each of the spectators injured during the incident. He’s also getting sued by the families of the injured and deceased to the tune of over $100 million dollars. Article by Jen Dunnaway of Cardomain.com See full article/blog here.
This article dates back to March but I wanted to bring attention to it to get some reaction from you. I personally feel these charges are harsh considering the negligence was not all of the driver’s. Please read this entire article before commenting. Thanks.

Lloyd Moore once NASCAR’s Oldest Living Driver Dies at age 95

Filed under: NASCAR — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 6:18 am

FREWSBURG, New York — Lloyd Moore, one of the original competitors in what is now the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, died Sunday at age 95.

Moore won a race in what was then called Grand National at Winchester, Indiana, in the second season for the series, 1950. He drove a 1950 Mercury owned by Julian Buesink, who also fielded the cars driven by Bill Rexford, the 1950 Grand National champion. Moore is survived by his wife, Virginia, six children, 14 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. See the full article here.

Bizzarrini P538 – Italian & Thai Design with an American Heart

Filed under: Cars — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 5:58 am

CHONBURI, Thailand — You might think the Italians and the Thais would make for strange automotive bedfellows, and for the most part you would be correct. In the case of Scuderia Bizzarrini and the modern-day P538, we can only hope the nascent partnership results in at least a limited run of cars.
The carbon-fiber chassis of the P538, will house a Corvette 7.0-liter LS7 V8 rated at 500-plus horsepower and mated to the same Cima six-speed sequential gearbox that’s used in the Pagani Zonda and Koenigsegg CCX supercars. Bizzarrini customers also will be able to order a 1,000-hp twin-turbo Lingenfelter-modified LS7. Only 100 cars are intended to be built over a four year period. See the complete article here.

May 26, 2008

Indiana Jones is Back!

Filed under: Movies — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 4:29 pm

I just got back from seeing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and it was awesome. Now some parts were a bit far fetched but it was fun, exciting and overall great entertainment. Well worth the price of admission. I grew up with Indiana Jones and I was glad to see him return. GO SEE THIS MOVIE IN THEATERS NOW! It’s the only way to get the full experience. Oh! by the way, the movie takes place in 1957 and there are some really nice cars at the beginning.

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