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1910isolde

Tue Jun 10 2014 07:38:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

$10,000 and you too can convert a Toyota FJ into....whatever this is.

1910isolde

Tue Jun 10 2014 07:55:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

NOT A JOKE, REPEAT NOT A JOKE,
According to Nissan USA:
"Discover the 2014 Nissan Crosscabriolet, the first and only All-Wheel Drive crossover convertible."

The CrossCab was named in 2012 by Cars.com as one of the ugliest cars on the road and that it's relatively expensive, starting at $44,540.

So why is it still available today? http://www.nissanusa.com/crossovers/murano-crosscabriolet

1910isolde

Thu Jun 12 2014 23:56:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

ah the Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible another piece of engineering stuck on the "K-car" platform, that was sold to thousands of unfortunate souls in the 1980's.

Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible

1910isolde

Fri Jun 13 2014 00:25:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Deep down..... we've all wanted to be here.

Image source: http://corvairfleet.blogspot.com/2009_12_01_archive.html

1910isolde

Fri Jun 13 2014 02:10:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Japanese car company Mitsuoka Motors offered a Galue convertible in 2007. The car was based on the Ford Mustang, including the car's 4.0-litre V6 and 4.6-litre V8 engines.

More about this company: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsuoka

Image source: http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z16570/Mitsuoka-Galue-Convertible.aspx

1910isolde

Fri Jun 13 2014 03:22:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nothing says I don't give a sh*it quite like a convertible van.

See more: http://thethrottle.thechive.com/2012/01/19/nothing-says-i-dont-give-a-s-quite-like-convertible-vans-20-photos/

1910isolde

Fri Jun 13 2014 03:53:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Not a factory option.

Image source: highhopesgardens

1910isolde

Fri Jun 13 2014 03:56:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A sun roof for the whole family.

1910isolde

Fri Jun 13 2014 04:30:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Valley Custom Shop built this Mercury Convertible Sedan. An acquired taste.


Image source & more convertible sedans can be found: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/convertible-sedans-lets-see-them.221964/

1910isolde

Fri Jun 13 2014 04:45:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Someones Building Cayenne Convertibles and they're ahem interesting.......If you’re like most Americans, your daily routine serves merely as a minor distraction from the weight of life’s most pertinent and urgent question: How can I turn my Porsche Cayenne into a sweet-ass convertible, possibly including faux-wood paneling? Thanks to the efforts of California-based Newport Convertible Engineering, those with a spare Cayenne and a presumably tall stack of cash will no longer have to carry such a burden."

Read more: http://blog.caranddriver.com/someones-building-cayenne-convertibles-and-theyre-ahem-interesting/

1910isolde

Fri Jun 13 2014 04:54:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"The company responsible for this vehicular dross is Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) located in Placentia, California. Their crimes against humanity only begin with the Cayenne. NCE converts a constellation of vehicles into convertibles...including this Prius."

See more one off modern convertibles: http://newportconvertible.com

text source: http://www.6speedonline.com/articles/what-the-hell-porsche-cayenne-convertible/

1910isolde

Wed May 21 2014 06:16:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Yellowstone Park, a bear and a ?

1910isolde

Wed May 28 2014 23:40:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1910isolde

Thu Feb 27 2014 13:36:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

An image from a couple years ago. A Ferrari 250 GT California post hurricane; it was stored near the water.

Image Source: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2008_12_14_archive.html

1910isolde

Fri Jan 24 2014 15:02:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I guess if they made 15 million, one less will just make all the others that much more valuable?

Image Source: http://reservatory6.blogspot.com/2011_09_08_archive.html

1910isolde

Fri Dec 13 2013 16:44:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"This is what happens when you let a car rot away in a damp concrete building. It literally came apart when they tried to pull it out."

Image & text source: http://moparblog.com/rusty-173-gold-duster/

1910isolde

Mon Dec 09 2013 16:25:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1910isolde

Tue Nov 26 2013 17:10:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Betcha I can

1910isolde

Tue Nov 26 2013 21:27:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Head over heels. A Mercedes-Benz CLR built for the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans

to quote wiki: "It became infamous for spectacular crashes during its only competitive outing.

Peter Dumbreck shown here in the #5 CLR chased a Toyota GT-One and became airborne two turns before Indianapolis, somersaulting and landing over the barriers into the trees, all on worldwide live TV. The crowd in the Le Mans grandstands was terrified, seeing the pictures on large screens without hearing any comment for a long time. No injuries were sustained in this incident."

Text source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_CLR

1910isolde

Fri Nov 22 2013 16:43:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I'm sure the owner of this car is weighing the cost of the tickets with the value of the vehicle.

Disheveled "city cars" are all over San Francisco.

1910isolde

Thu Nov 14 2013 22:54:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I would like to imagine that is a Prius at a Wholefoods Parking lot :)

1910isolde

Mon Nov 18 2013 15:33:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Watch the Top Gear guys discuss their LEAST favorite cars.

1910isolde

Tue Nov 12 2013 16:32:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"The VW bus is a vehicle of exploration, both inner and outer. It has facilitated dreams of every sort. And created nightmares. Thanks to its weaknesses, we are stronger. Or at least wiser."

Image and text source: http://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-european/curbside-classic-1965-vw-deluxe-micro-bus-samba-tinnibus/

1910isolde

Thu Oct 03 2013 00:57:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Terrifying footage of the huge Porsche 911 and Formula Ford stacks that took place during the Phillip Island Classic.

This sequence of photos gives you an idea of how things looked trackside when Bryan Taylor and his ’77 Porsche 911 collided with a spinning car and took off.

We’re happy to confirm that Bryan came through slightly battered, but uninjured.

1910isolde

Thu Sep 19 2013 15:35:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

a 1 min video of historic racing competitor Dan Marvin flipping his Brabham BT44. Dan luckily walked away from this accident.
This occurred on Laguna Seca's infamous "Corkscrew".

Info Source: http://jalopnik.com/watch-a-classic-formula-one-car-spectacularly-flip-at-l-1223893686

1910isolde

Thu Aug 01 2013 23:28:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"How to tow a car in Okinawa Japan"
Please tell me this isn't how they really tow cars in Japan. Can anyone confirm?

1910isolde

Fri Jul 12 2013 17:54:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I have never seen one smashed up this bad. Photo Source: http://www.hk-engineering.com/

1910isolde

Tue Jul 09 2013 19:01:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Clearance can be a real challenge for a truck driver. Especially inexperienced drivers of rental boxtrucks seem to be quite oblivious to the warning signs and flashing “overheight” warning lights at this railroad trestle in Durham, NC. So frequently do trucks crash into the 11-foot-8 clearance trestle, that the railroad company installed a crash beam in front of it. This massive steel I-beam bears the brunt of the impact, protecting the structure that supports this fairly busy railroad track. Believe it or not – they already had to replace the beam once!" Source: http://11foot8.com/about/

1910isolde

Thu Jun 20 2013 19:20:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Edmund Burgess was competing in the Prescott Speed Hill Climb, as he approached a hairpin bend the brakes of his 1924 Bugatti failed. The vintage car smashed into a wall crushing the 56-year-old inside. Despite the damage, Mr Burgess climbed out of the wreckage alive."
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2336273/How-did-walk-away-Driver-crashes-250-000-1924-Bugatti-spectacular-fashion-wanders-beer.html

1910isolde

Thu May 09 2013 17:17:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Smashed by Jap mortar and shellfire, trapped by Iwo Jima's treacherous black-ash sands, amtracs and other vehicles of war lay knocked out on the black sands of the volcanic fortress." Photo credit:Robert M. Warren February/March 1945. Photo and info source: http://anttike.narod.ru/ This Russian site has an impressive collection of WWII photos.

1910isolde

Fri May 10 2013 20:41:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A slight conversion for your VW Beetle "The '37 Ford Wunder Bug". Oh think it's a joke? More options found here http://www.bgwspectre.com/hoods.html "Continental Hood" anyone?

1910isolde

Fri May 03 2013 18:21:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"A Damaged Oldsmobile Futuramic automobile at Buck's Auto Parts, 2405 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Client: Gerald McKessy, Attorney."
Image Credit: Morgan, Ward C.(1907-1997). Source: Making of Modern Michigan http://mmm.lib.msu.edu/browse_subject.php?subject=Automobiles

1910isolde

Fri Apr 12 2013 23:14:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Dr. W.J. Davis, disabled auto." Take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Harris & Ewing glass negative. image courtsey of Shorpy.com

1910isolde

Mon Apr 01 2013 16:17:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"It’s not exactly uncommon: a mechanic responsible for a vehicle wrecks it during a test drive.
The crash happened in Pleidelsheim, just north of Stuttgart. The Mercedes was being restored at Mechatronics, a specialist in classic cars with the three-pointed star. The company’s slogan is “perfection, quality and passion” and a 26-year mechanic was surely passionate about the iconic Mercedes.

He took the car out for a spin, apparently drove faster than the speed limit of 80 km/h and went off the side of the road. The driver and his passenger, a 19-year old apprentice escaped without injuries, but the Mercedes was totaled resulting in an estimated damage of €650,000 euros.

Apparently the owner of the 300 SL remained quite calm when he heard about the vehicle. Both the car and the garage are insured. Most likely the Mercedes will be completely restored, but the lost reputation of Mechatronics will be harder to repair." Source http://www.gtspirit.com

1910isolde

Thu Mar 21 2013 22:20:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Life Magazine July 1942. A drawn out advertisement (typical of the day) that basically summarizes that accidents and wreck-less driving waste resources and hurt the war effort.

1910isolde

Fri Mar 01 2013 17:51:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Me thinks Audi is making so much profit from Lamborghini and Bugatti that they can afford to take a break and go paint balling in 2 brand new 2013 RS 4 Avants....

1910isolde

Mon Feb 25 2013 18:28:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This is image is a good reminder to carry a fire extinguisher in your vehicle, and I don't care how old your car is.

1910isolde

Fri Feb 01 2013 16:21:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Be mindful of where you place battery chargers. Source: My dad's garage.

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