I have to admit that I’m not looking forward to the electric future. Yes, gasoline powered cars are inefficient, hard to operate safely, and pollute…and are eventually going to be replaced with super efficient Teslapplefacegoog cPods (TM) but I’m not looking forward to being zipped around on the electric superhighway in something that reports my serotonin levels to the Bene Gesserit. If I’m going to drive something powered by electrons, it’d better have a steering wheel and look like it is ready for Mad Max 17, Mel Gibson’s Revenge. Find this 1977 Sterling Kit Car converted to electric bidding for $6950 in Sparta, NJ via eBay.
The Christian feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th, (the word Epiphany comes from the ancient Greek work Τheophaneia meaning “vision of God”) and is a commemoration of the three Magi visiting the infant Jesus. Around here we celebrate the Epiphany by posting 3 cars, one for each of the magi — first […]
Mother Teresa (aka Saint Teresa of Calcutta) was well known for her views espousing the benefits of suffering. Now I’m okay with as much suffering as the next guy…but..you know…sometimes my left knee aches a bit, and then there was that time I waited in line at the DMV for what must have been a century (before I paid for AAA so that I didn’t have to wait in line..) but I sorta think the guy or gal who drives this car every day to work has got to be eligible for a plenary indulgences or at least a few years off purgatory. Anyway, I’m going to end this little soliloquy/diatribe with my favorite Mother Teresa quote with relation to modern electric cars: “I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody.” Find this 2016 BMW i3 offered for $19,900 in Flagstaff, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I think, as car “journalists” we tend to think we’ve seen it all. Or at least, I do. And whenever I become jaded with all of the mundane junk (that passes for custom) for sale on craigslist (Chevy V8 powered RX-7s, dime-a-dozen, Bio-diesel Mercs been-there-done-that, etc) I go off in search for the oddballs, the […]
I was making a dumpster bin run in one of the ritzier parts of town the other day and…you’d be amazed at the stuff that well-to-do folks consider garbage and leave in their trash, on the curb, or in a locked safe in their panic room…and I noticed something– ever third driveway had a Tesla […]
Another day, another Miata post on good old DT. We’ve done a fastback, blown heart transplant and cream puff and there was once even a diesel conversion featured, so now today’s answer is a plug-in electric conversion. Supposedly, this is the future of classic car ownership, once the last gallon of crude is burned off […]
If you are anything like the average car guy, you must remember the mid 90s electric sports car called the Tropica — it was…okay…yeah…I got nothin. Zip, zitch, nada. No recollection of anything electric with Corvette tail lights and a limited run of 16 cars, some of which ended up in the private collection of […]
In the world of reverse engine swaps, I love nothing more than an electric swap where at first glance it seems like a good idea (torque in off-road situations is good), but through further analysis…the consequences of running out of juice involves death via exposure. Find this 1968 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Baja offered for $10,000 in […]
These days it’s popular to fret about how the inventive spirit of Edison or the Wright brothers has all but disappeared from America. I submit to you that it hasn’t and the coming electric singularity for the automobile provides ample opportunities for guys in sheds. Find this 1984 Nissan Sentra EV conversion for sale in Port […]
The modern version of the three wheel automobile has taken a decidedly sporty approach (with the exception of the Elio…which will probably never actually be sold in any decent quantity) with things like the Slingshot and the Campagna T-Rex…but it wasn’t always this way. There was a time when a three wheeler was just a […]