My Eyes!!!!

I was completely unaware that one could make a PT Cruiser any uglier than it was when it came from the factory, but this gentleman has proven me wrong. So very, very wrong... » 3/26/15 2:38pm Thursday 2:38pm

Irrational want

A guy in my neighborhood is selling this '61. V8, three-on-the-tree, solid body, runs and drives (albeit not legally, since it's sans headlights). Last inspected in 2012. The $4k he wants is a little steep, but he sounds willing to negotiate a bit. Thankfully I have a wife who is adept at talking me out of such… » 3/04/15 2:19pm 3/04/15 2:19pm

I knew I forgot something...

With the first significant snow here in years forecast for tonight, there was a lot of preparation required. Add to that my wife is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow that will keep her in the hospital for a few days, and me trying to get everything ready around the house for the kids and I to be self sufficient in… » 2/16/15 9:20pm 2/16/15 9:20pm

Man, there are some dumb people out there

No less than 3 times has this article popped up in my news feed on Facebook this week. » 11/07/14 6:25pm 11/07/14 6:25pm

Free moped update!

I decided there was no point in acquiring parts and spending money on my free Craigslist moped before I knew it would run. The tank was nasty, NASTY gross, as was the carb. The fuel line was cracked and dry rotted, and there was no spark at the spark plug. » 10/24/14 6:58pm 10/24/14 6:58pm

The day has come. Time for the Scout to find a new home...

Unfortunately today is the day I have to find a new home for my '69 Scout. I hope it finds a happy new home... » 10/10/14 1:02pm 10/10/14 1:02pm

Diving head first into the world of 2 strokes

Somehow I got it in my head that I needed a moped to play with. A moped is in no way a practical thing for me to want or need. My commute to work is primarily over 45-55 mph roads. The closest store is on a major 55 mph thoroughfare, my nearest friends are not especially close by, hell, I can't even leave my… » 10/03/14 8:36am 10/03/14 8:36am

Lookie what I scored!

Picked this up after work today! Early 80s Trac Eagle 50cc moped! Currently not running, which honestly, is my favorite part. I'm so excited to have something to tinker with. Knowing me, I'll just sell it once it's running, as I have no practical use for an old 2 cycle moped that tops out at 30. I can't even get out… » 9/30/14 7:37pm 9/30/14 7:37pm

Magic Tank Gas Alternative

Happened across this stuff in the automotive section of the grocery store. Non flammable gas alternative? WTF??? I have to wonder what's in this stuff, as it says clearly on the back of the bottle that you need to use it while the engine is warm, and if you allow the engine to cool after driving on it without adding… » 9/16/14 9:22pm 9/16/14 9:22pm


I knew the day would come. Thankfully it wasn't catastrophic. After 3 years of using my '69 Scout as a fair weather DD, it finally left me stranded today. I was running some errands for work when I noticed it was running a little hot. It NEVER runs hot, so I was a little perplexed. A few blocks later, and the needle… » 9/15/14 2:17pm 9/15/14 2:17pm

Bad Ass Bronco

I was clearing some pics off my phone and came across this Bronco from Cars & Coffee a few weeks ago. I thought y'all might appreciate it. I'm typically a purist when it comes to classics, preferring restoration to modification, but this thing ticks all the right boxes for me. I'd drive this EVERY DAY if it were mine. » 9/12/14 3:09pm 9/12/14 3:09pm

Hey Oppo, I bought a thing...

A ridiculously expensive thing. Finally, at (nearly) 40, I'm a homeowner. Of course, my wife and kids took off for a weeks vacation today, leaving me to move all our stuff all by my lonesome. Let me tell you, when they show you that number at closing that shows you what you will pay over 30 years, the pucker factor is… » 8/04/14 8:57pm 8/04/14 8:57pm

Richmond Cars and Coffee 3rd Anniversary

On July 26th, Richmond Cars & Coffee had it's 3rd anniversary meet. As someone who started attending a few months before the 2nd anniversary, it is simply astounding to me to see what this gathering has become. Not only was the turnout absolutely massive, but for the second year in a row, there was enough support from… » 7/29/14 10:36am 7/29/14 10:36am