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1954 Mercury Monterey

November 28th, 2010

Since TTAC already has Curbside Classics, DOTS will be staying here at MurileeMartin.com for now. I’ve finally found a halfway decent burrito joint in Denver, one that meets— more or less— my Mission District burrito-snob standards, and I spotted this 56-year-old survivor while blasting the Civic downtown on a carnitas run.

ZMOKIN ZUPERCHARGERZ!!!!!1!

November 21st, 2010

After these LeMons Forum participants discovered one of the best Craigslist car ads of all time, we decided to take their advice and make a penalty out of the text of the ad.

Actually, this is pretty old news; the GT$500 Celica blew up at about 10:30 last night, shortly before I went back to the motel for some sleep while Judges Scott and Kent took over for the LeMons Supreme Court graveyard shift.

We haven’t had a true 24-hours LeMons race since the Lamest Day, thanks to Communist noise regulations at most tracks, but No Problem Raceway is made of sterner stuff.

Yes, this is an F150 body sitting on a Crown Victoria chassis. Backwards.

The Lord Humungus-style white steel spoke wheels on the A100 Van Hell Project have a certain apocalyptic style, but my vision for a customized forward-control van has always included shiny vintage wheels that look like something from a Hot Wheels car. Got ‘em!

The LeMons Forum readers discovered it first, then the story got picked up by my erstwhile colleagues at Jalopnik. 24 bids and $4,494 later, the eight-wheeled, twin-Wankeled sports car is LeMons-bound!

Mr. Severson has written the definitive history of the Olds Toronado! AUWM pieces are always worth the wait.

Heroic Fixes!

November 10th, 2010

The Heroic Fix award has been around since the early days of the 24 Hours of LeMons, but I’ve never done a post about all the winners… until today!

I finally got the Project Van Hell A100 running and insured, so a trip to the Denver County DMV was in order.

I’m reluctant to post these photos, because I know that this post is going to trigger three years of emails that read “saw ur mazd for sale howmuch pay to by it?” Ahhh, what the hell.

Last time you saw my ‘66 Dodge A100 project, the “new” 318 was installed and running. Today, after a couple of weeks of procrastination and slow-motion wrenching, the van took its first drive around the block.

Yes, everyone who lives in snowy parts of the country has seen at least one 4WD Justy, but I never saw a single one during all my years in California.

How Could This Happen?

November 1st, 2010

Since I’m in the early stages of a Hell Project involving a forward-control mid-60s Detroit van, my jaw dropped when I saw that someone had allowed Little Joe to go to The Crusher. How? Why?

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