Thursday, July 28, 2011

I love it when I get a new pair of Vans slip ons, especially when they match the Boss 302!


Yes, I know I am a dork but what the heck...I got me some new custom Vans to match the Boss 302!


Also got me some Gulf Racing custom Vans!


Funny thing, all of these showed up today...so now I have another magazine on the Boss for my collection!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The New Danbury Mint McMullen Roadster Is WAY WAY KOOL!


I am so glad they finally did this one, one of my fav cars of all time!




I am really fond of these two also:



I also have a huge soft spot for my So Cal cars:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Got this Le Mans book for my birthday from my father in law...


This is a killer book that covers the years I like the most due to the Shelby, Ferrari, and Ford stuff that occurred during these years. It covers the events at every race, the winners, and has a section on every make that ran during the race by year.

I want the one that covers the 50's (Ferrari era stuff from then is killer)and the one that covers the 70's (the Porsche and Steve McQueen's Le Mans movie era).

This is a link to the publishers web site with info: http://www.haynes.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=50709&langId=-1

You can get it from several online retailers like Amazon.

Check it out!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Cars and Coffee July 2011: Plano, Texas


Did not take a ton of pics, but here is what I got!

This Duster belongs to a buddy that also has a black and gold rent a race car GT350. I think it is one of the nicest Mopars in town!


The new green SRT8...looks good but is not as intense of a green as the one on the new Camaro. I was expecting something more along sublime, the new green is an old viper color:



I have a soft spot for cars of this era because when I was a little kid my dads used car lot was stacked deep with cars like this!







Looked like it was being turned into a track star:








I can't remember the last time I saw the top up on this one, looks good though:















Wade got his autocross king back together! Said he was going to redo the seat to hold him in place better. He had cracked the fenders at Goodguys this year. Not a trailer queen street rod in any way shape or form!





Red Rocker approved Trans Am:










Cars and Coffee is a great show but I have one complaint about it. Goofballs from the various clubs and with various cars are showing up and putting cones (yes, cones they bought) up to block off spaces for buddies. A few guys show up extra early, set up cones or chairs, and the rest roll in very late. Many of them get very aggressive about it also and it needs to be stopped. Groups like Goodguys, NSRA, MSRA and so on have rules against this and Cars and Coffee needs to do the same and enforce it. One modern car group could be the worst offenders. Two shows in a row I have seen members of their group get mouthy to other people because they have run out of cones or chairs to block spots and somebody dared to park in their area, and two of their own were acting like they were going to get into a fight with each other over some internal argument that morning. Lame on many many levels. I show up to have fun and look at cars, not to listen to guys fight about parking spaces because they are too lazy to get up early and arrive together. Is it really gonna hurt you to walk a bit or to be mixed in with everybody else? Do you have to yell at people to claim turf? Do you have to pick fights with each other? Do you really need to make comments about taking "that crappy Camaro" someplace else because they dared to park next to you Charger?