The vast majority of “Official” Indy 500 Pace Car’s you’ll find on the street are Chevrolet Corvette and Camaros. Not only did Chevy sponsor the event many times over the years since the first pace car in 1911 (52 times to be exact), but they’ve had the “Official” pace car in back-to-back-to-back years since 2002. However, Chrysler got into the fray a few times, the last of which was in 1996 when they put Maximum Bob Lutz in a Dodge Viper in front of the pack of Ford Cosworth boosted speed machines hit a 239.3mph average lap speed (a record that stands to this day 25 years later)..no, not the Dodge Viper, but the actual IRL cars — anyway this next car is one of 2800 Dodge Ram Pace Trucks that were built by Chrysler to celebrate the event. Find this 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Pace Truck offered for $7,395 in Willow Glen, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from Zach who writes; If only there were people who knew how to make keys. Or screwdrivers, this is a vintage British car, you could probably start with a key from a can of Spam. Mmmm, spiced ham. I’m hungry now. Find this 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 offered for $3,600 in Westminster, CO via craigslist.
The Mercedes-Benz OM606 inline-6 was the ultimate version of the indirect-injection diesel passenger car engines that pushed oil burning Mercedes-Benz diesel sedans, coupes, and wagons around the world for decades. It isn’t as complicated as later Benz common-rail diesel engines, but the 3.0 liter 175 horsepower turbodiesel came into the world before the ill-fated Daimler-Chrysler alliance and it featured a reliable Bosch electronically controlled diesel injection pump that should last for a million miles. Today we find it installed into a Chevrolet Silverado…which is a strange place to find an OM606. Personally I’d be tempted to run a semi truck style exhaust with a rain flap on top…but I’m probably not the person you should follow when it comes to automotive things. Find this 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offered for $13,000 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
What is red, white, and can pull its own motor? Yeah. a Dodge pickup with a forklift hanging out the back. The fork lift pickup might seem like an odd vehicle, but I’ve seen many running around the street hauling dumpsters from behind apartment complexes to the street for the big trash machine to do […]
Is it more true that it is more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow? With about 53 horsepower on tap, the featherweight Triumph Spitfire 16 second 0-60 time falls clearly in the deep end of the slow car category. The malaise era was equally cruel to British car engine […]
It is Father’s Day — the yearly celebration of all things manly and fatherly, so I ask you, which car is the most likely to be a Dad car. I’d say anything that is a van. Like this 2003 Chevrolet 1500 Express Van offered for $4,995 here on eBay buy-it-now or make-offer located in Warren, MI. It really […]
Today’s Mid Week Match-Up request comes from Matt C who writes: It would be nice if I had a tow vehicle capable of pulling around 4,000 to 5,000 pounds to pull a Dodge Dart race car and flatbed trailer. But not just a pickup truck – this would need to also double as a family […]
Sometimes you can just look at a vehicle and think, “I bet that driver owns a Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt.” And while most trucks don’t make good cars, the rare performance-special 454SS doesn’t make much of a truck either. For $34,000 (in 2015), you got 2wd, a regular cab, regular bed, two seats, a 1,000-lb […]
If you’ve got even an ounce of patriotic ‘Merican blood flowing through your cheeseburger clogged arteries, then this next feature will surely get your heart going a little faster. The seller does such a magnificent job of photographing this classic truck that I just want to grow a man beard, put on jeans/flannel, and start […]
Even with a build quality slightly above duct-taping a bird’s head onto its neck, we don’t get many details or photos befitting this masterful dogification. No given interior shots showing traces of mustard, dog hair, or urine. No information about how many seats it has, or if it has an open bed for picking up […]