Looks like the devil is a fan of Corvettes. While it may be sad that 8 pristine Corvettes were lost to a sinkhole in the bowels of Kentucky, it is important to find humor in these things. So I have come up with what I imagine happened in the early morning hours in Bowling Green at the National Corvette Museum.
The devil went down to Kentucky, looking for some souls to steal
But all he found was rednecks and some cool old cars. For real.
He walked into the building and saw 8 beauties that were looking hot,
So stomped his foot and made the ground cave in, hollerin’ ” Boy that’ll hit the spot”
In walked the janitor Johnny, he’s a bit of a gearhead too.
To the devil he stares and then declares, I think I’d have a race with you.
Now you might be good at scrubbin’ toilets, but give the Devil’s his due,
I bet a chain of gold against a Kia Soul, cause I think I’m faster than you.
Johnny, shine that bowtie and run your engine hard
Cause Hell’s broke loose in Kentucky and the devil stole them cars
And if you win you get a fancy neck chain made of gold,
but if you lose, you’re gonna have to drive a Kia Soul!!!!!
Among the lost were a C1, a C4 and several C5 and C6s. Here is a list of the Corvettes that gave their lives in a sinkhole-
The following is a list of Corvettes that were eaten by the earth- 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors; a 1962 Black Corvette; 1984 PPG Pace Car; 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette; 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette; 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
There were no C2s, C3s, or C7s but the world’s only surviving 1983 Corvette (a car that was never in real production) was in great danger of sliding into the hole, so emergency crews removed it from the building. It is the only vehicle to be removed, the rest will have to wait until a team of engineers can inspect the building for safety reasons.
Enjoy your new Corvettes, Mephistopheles. what a jackass. He could have at least gone to Porsche dealership like every other douchebag in the world.
When I started project Buttered Toast, we knew it was going to be a cool custom wagon. The headliner was trashed, so 1 decided to make a new one. You can see that story here-
In order to add the last extra touch, I built a custom domelight from wood, bondo and a billet alumnium light pod from Autoloc.com, then I wrapped it with some pearlescent vinyl. If you have ever wanted to know how to work with vinyl, here is the how-to video:
This is one my favorite cars from SEMA. I Had the opportunity to sit down with builder Troy Trepanier for an interview on the build of this ultra-cool 1954 Buick. See the full story on PowerTV.
Wednesday, I had the opportunity to get in Tanner Foust’s Fiesta and take a couple of laps around the SEMA proving grounds. WOW. I had so much fun with this, Tanner is one hell of a driver and other than trying to buckle the anti-submarine belt (the crotch strap) being sucked into a race seat that is half the width of my posterior, it was incredible. I have a video that I will load up soon, but that got left in the rental…
I also saw one of the coolest new cleaning products I have come across in a long time. It is called the Tornador and is basically an air gun that shoots air mixed with a little water to remove stains, dirt, dust, etc from upholstery, paint and even tires. I have some more video of this in action, but again- it’s sitting in the rental and I am hungry, it will have to wait till later.
Update- Youtube finally loaded my drift video! Enjoy watching me make silly faces.
Till then, here are some pics-
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Detroit for the Ford Technology forum. I was able to get an extra day in the Motor City to hang out with the guys from Ford Racing.com and the Mustang marketing group. Part of that meant I got to take one of the 752 Laguna Seca Boss 302s out on the town. I shot great pics at a drive-in theatre and shot some video while driving.
One of the key features of the Boss 302 is the Quad Exhaust. This is a series of 4 exhaust outlets, 2 under the car and two in the back. The under-car outlets open up just enough to let that classic Mustang V8 growl get out while being just this side of street legal. It sounds so good. Check out this video I made while driving the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca.
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