Tuesday, August 19, 2008
This is exactly like my old Trans Am. I loved that car!
I drove mine from Idaho to Texas and back. The air conditioner went out about 2 hours after we left Bay City Texas, heading home, it was August. Not the best time to lose the air in Texas!
My friend and I thought by the time we reached the panhandle of Texas we had lost about 10 pounds each from sweating out butts off! We took off as many articles of clothing that the law allowed and we stopped at almost every Dairy Queen drive in along the way and ordered the largest iced tea on the menu!
That is one of my most memorable road trips to date.
I ended up having to sell the Trans Am for a Mom car. I'm so embarrassed to even tell you that I traded it in on a Monte Carlo! I cried as I signed the title and the salesman kept asking me, are you sure you want to do this?
I drove the Monte Carlo for 3 months and hated every minute of it! I sold it and bought a brand new Toyota Supra, Red and loads of fun.
I do miss the Trans Am.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
See why I'd rather have the real thing? Oh what a fabulous car!
I have a friend who owns one, not the one pictured, but I'll get the picture for you and post it soon. He will drive up my street . I hear the rumble as he drives very slowly up the hill to my house and then he sits out in the street next to my driveway and rev's the engine. I just smile because I know the poor guy would just love to take his baby out onto the highway and let her cruise at full speed, but he just can't bring himself to do it! He's a state patrolman. Ha Ha.
Now me on the other hand, I make sure he is nowhere in sight and I let my Cougar do her thing! I've been lucky so far (knock wood) he hasn't caught me yet, but he'd write me a ticket so fast it would make my head spin, and he'd laugh the whole time! I wouldn't care though because I never let him forget that I know what it feels like to drive my car the way it was meant to be driven, he only gets to dream about what his car can do!
I came across this article and wanted to share it with all of you. I thought the car looked pretty good, of course, I'd rather have an original.
I hope you enjoy reading about the Mustang Flashback. I have included links for further details and info.
(credits for the following content are linked at the end of this post)
Well, the crew at Classic Design Concepts has done it again! For all you baby boomers out there here is your chance to own a brand new 1967 Ford Mustang fastback. The cars will be sold as completed and running vehicles using bodies supplied by Dynacorn - the same company supplying the new Camaro bodies.
* CDC designed front fascia including fog lamps, functioning brake ducts, mesh grill
* CDC designed tail panel including spoiler, integrated exhaust tips, badging, integrated lamps, and more
* Ford 9 inch rear with stainless steel brake system
* power windows, doors, trunk release
* remodelled interior to include more head and leg room
* custom guages
* electronic air conditioning system
* console with shifter, guages, and cup holders
* stitched leather with fold down seat
* All new interior built to 2008 finishing standards (designed by CDC)
Optional equipment (lots!)
* Numerous suspension updates available - rest assured this car will handle!
* RRS 4 package including 6 piston calipers, vented rotors, adjustable shocks, 13.6inch rotors
* Watts link rear end including coil overs and shocks
* 600 hp supercharge 5.4L
* 6 speed Tremec transmission
* 18 inch wheels and tires
For more detailed information contact: Classic Design Concepts, Inc. 42860 W. Nine Mile Rd. Novi, MI 48375. www.classicdesignconcepts.com 866-624-7997.
Article found at http://www.musclecardrive.com/
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Mustang number 100212
Have you read about or heard of the controversial Mustang number 100212? It's interesting to read about, but I don't see the mystery or reason for controversy. The $5,500,000.00 Mustang for sale is the first convertible Mustang that rolled off the assembly line produced for retail sale to the public. It was not the first convertible Mustang built, there were other's built for promotional purposes or for testing...these were not produced for sale to the public.
It's very clear and simple to see that Mustang number 100212 was in fact, the first convertible Mustang produced for retail to the public. It's factual and backed up with plenty of verifiable documentation.
You can read more about this interesting story HERE
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1. Slow DownOne of the best ways to save gas is to simply reduce your speed. As speed increases, fuel economy decreases exponentially. If you one of the "ten-over on the freeway" set, try driving the speed limit for a few days. You'll save a lot of fuel and your journey won't take much longer. (Just be sure you keep to the right, so you won't impede the less-enlightened.)
2. Check your tire pressureUnder-inflated tires are one of the most commonly ignored causes of crummy MPG. Tires lose air due to time (about 1 psi per month) and temperature (1 psi for every 10 degree drop); under-inflated tires have more rolling resistance, which means you need to burn more gas to keep your car moving. Buy a reliable tire gauge and check your tires at least once a month. Be sure to check them when they are cold, since driving the car warms up the tires along with the air inside them, which increases pressure and gives a falsely high reading. Use the inflation pressures shown in the owner's manual or on the data plate in the driver's door jamb.
3. Check your air filterA dirty air filter restricts the flow of air into the engine, which harms performance and economy. Air filters are easy to check and change; remove the filter and hold it up to the sun. If you can't see light coming through it, you need a new one. Consider a K&N or similar "permanent" filter which is cleaned rather than changed; they are much less restrictive than throw-away paper filters, plus they're better for the environment.
4. Accelerate with careJack-rabbit starts are an obvious fuel-waster -- but that doesn't mean you should crawl away from every light. If you drive an automatic, accelerate moderately so the transmission can shift up into the higher gears. Stick-shifters should shift early to keep the revs down, but don't lug the engine -- downshift if you need to accelerate. Keep an eye well down the road for potential slowdowns. If you accelerate to speed then have to brake right away, that's wasted fuel.
5. Hang with the trucksEver notice how, in bad traffic jams, cars seem to constantly speed up and slow down, while trucks tend to roll along at the same leisurely pace? A constant speed keeps shifting to a minimum -- important to those who have to wrangle with those ten-speed truck transmissions -- but it also aids economy, as it takes much more fuel to get a vehicle moving than it does to keep it moving. Rolling with the big rigs saves fuel (and aggravation).
6. Get back to natureConsider shutting off the air conditioner, opening the windows and enjoying the breeze. It may be a tad warmer, but at lower speeds you'll save fuel. That said, at higher speeds the A/C may be more efficient than the wind resistance from open windows and sunroof. If I'm going someplace where arriving sweaty and smelly could be a problem, I bring an extra shirt and leave early so I'll have time for a quick change.
7. Back off the blingNew wheels and tires may look cool, and they can certainly improve handling. But if they are wider than the stock tires, chances are they'll create more rolling resistance and decrease fuel economy. If you upgrade your wheels and tires, keep the old ones. I have fancy sport rims and aggressive tires on my own car, but I keep the stock wheels with a good narrower-tread performance tire in the garage. For long road trips, the stock wheels give a smoother ride and better economy.
8. Clean out your carIf you're the type who takes a leisurely attitude towards car cleanliness -- and I definitely fall into that category -- periodically go through your car and see what can be tossed out or brought into the house. It doesn't take much to acquire an extra 40 or 50 lbs. of stuff, and the more weight your car has to lug around, the more fuel it burns.
9. DownsizeIf you're shopping for a new car, it's time to re-evaluate how much car you really need. Smaller cars are inherently more fuel-efficient, and today's small cars are roomier than ever -- one of my favorite subcompacts, the Nissan Versa, has so much interior room that the EPA classifies it as a mid-size. Worried about crash protection? The automakers are designing their small cars to survive crashes with bigger vehicles, and safety features like side-curtain airbags and electronic stability control are becoming commonplace in smaller cars.
10. Don't DriveNot a popular thing to say on a car site, I know, but the fact is that if you can avoid driving, you'll save gas. Take the train, carpool, and consolidate your shopping trips. Walking or biking is good for your wallet and your health. And before you get in your car, always ask yourself: "Is this trip really necessary?"
( Top 10 Fuel Saving Tips By Aaron Gold, About.com)
I came home to find my Cougar with two flat tires...it seems that the valve stems are faulty! I'm just thankful I wasn't driving when the stems decided to break.
Now that I've updated you on my absence, I will post some interesting info!