Friday, March 30, 2007
As I said in my last post on this, it's not enough! There will be only 1,000 of them and collectors will snatch them up. But what's really special about it?
Thursday, March 29, 2007
I found this over at Jalopnik, and I wonder what's going to make the new GT500KR better than last year's GT500? Is it finally going to get an IRS? Is there going to be more than 500 hp? What's going to make them King of the Road? And what's it going to cost? The GT500 is impressive, there's no doubt about that, but there is room for improvement. I doubt Ford is going to give it the IRS it so sorely needs.
Is this just another way to screw Mustang enthusiasts?? Is this just old money bags Carrol Shelby cashing in again?
I know you're thinking "what kind of Mustang enthusiast are you Joe?" Well, I'm one that's sick of half hearted efforts on Ford's part. I'm also one of the rare enthusiasts that doesn't bow down and whorship at the altar of Shelby. While I respect the cars, he's just a man. Just the first of several to slap their name on the Mustang and overcharge for it. Saleen, Roush, Steeda, all Shelby clones a generation later.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I'm posting this video for only one reason, it features Australian Ford Falcons. It's a public service message about the evil of SPEED. While there may be valid points raised, it really won't change the way I drive.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
There's been much speculation in the automotive press/blogsphere about Ford utilizing the Mazda2 for their B segment model. That's fine with me, since both the Fiesta and Mazda2 are built on the same platform and share powertrains. If it makes the Japan loving press happy to say it's Mazda based, so be it. But in reality, the European/Latin American production would be cheaper to import than Japanese produced models.
This is a photoshopped guess of what the next Fiesta (sporty version) may look like, from Auto Express, a UK auto magazine.
Monday, March 26, 2007
The new Interceptor concept is really just te 427 concept updated with that stupid Super Chief grille.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
A more important model for Ford will be a full size rear wheel drive replacement for the Crown Victoria, like the Interceptor concept. Whether it's based on modified Mustang chassis or the Aussie Falcon is of little importance to me at this point. But a must have is an Independant Rear Supension like DCX and GM have/will have in their models.
Ford needs to recognize that Rear Wheel Drive is where many customers want to be. With advances in traction control and stability systems, and the requisite IRS these sedans are four season capable and more desirable. Ford has the parts and technology to make it work from their Australian Falcon/Fairmont models, why so late to bring that to the US Market?
These two guys have a series of videos spoofing street racing culture on YouTube. This third installment is the best, but all are funny.
What's funnier are the comments below each video.
To see them on YouTube double click on the video here after it starts playing or go to www.youtube.com and search for Street Racing Chronicles
Saturday, March 24, 2007
very good documentary about McQueen's work on Bullit. If only the movie wasn't so bad. Some good footage of McQueen and co-star practicing high speed driving.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
We've all seen the "Field of Dreams" Mustang Commercial where Steve McQueen steps out of the corn, but check this tribute to Bullit with the Euro Ford Puma. Makes me wish Ford had a nice small coupe like the Puma here, or maybe the Reflex!!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I started blogging for fun, and hoped that in some way I could have my say about the state of FoMoCo. Some people follow sports others follow the stock market. My passion, like many of you, has always been automobiles, anything with 4 wheels, but especially Ford products.
In recent months, I had been slowing down, a simple case of life getting in the way of a hobby.
I don't get paid for this, I don't work in the auto industry or even in a related industry.
I'm just some guy from suburban New York. So who would care what I have to say?
Well I was pleasantly surprised that there are people ( or were people) out there who were interested in what I was saying. And to my amazement some of them were Industry people or other bloggers of the automotive genre. I've been fortunate to interact online with some people who I came to respect and who encouraged me to continue bloggings. People like The Auto Prophet, Bob of CarsCarsCars!, Dave Thomas of MPH Online, Brian of Racedriven, Gary of Garage Blog, and many others that are linked on the sidebar. I actually got a kick out of being linked or mentioned on several of the sites like Jalopnik, CarsCarsCars! and even the Carnival of Cars!
Well, I'm back, but don't know how soon I'll be back up to my old standards. The first few posts are simple video posts from YouTube, something that I've just recently learned how to do, thanks to my friend Kevin. (Hi Kevin!) But my blood is starting to boil again, so hopefully I'll be posting again, expressing my skewed view of what's going on at FoMoCo.
Just in the process of getting my blogging legs back. No spirit to start off with the tough stuff, so it's a nice homage to the good old days. I'm not old enough to remember the 32 Fords, but as a young enthusiast, the 32 hot rod Fords were among my favorites. I built many a model of these in my teens. Enjoy....
"VOTE SMART: a warning to all women about hillary clinton" someone has taken the 1984 video a step further
It's amazing what you can find online. Someone took the previously posted parkridge47 video and added another 4 minutes of footage to it, in a major attack on Hillary.
I know it's been a while, but consider this my first step back into blogging in several months. I had heard about this video on the radio and had to check it out. I'm sure many of you have seen it already and some of you are familiar with the original Apple commercial it is based on.
I'm no fan of Hillary Clinton, but I must say that one smart move she made has been to not go on the attack against it. She actually joked with the press that it distracts people from another video of her singing out of tune. So I hope you enjoy this