Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Motorhead Pic

Well, as I mentioned earlier this week, since I'm getting paid to write about guns in the day job, the tradeoff is that the blog focus will be changing. I have always been a motorhead madly in love with the internal combustion engine in all its forms, so I'm going to change the Friday pic to a car/truck/motorcycle/etc. related theme. Here's the first:

1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville convertible. This is, bar none, my favorite car ever made. From the Harley Earl design right down to the big tailfins with the bullet taillights, there's just something about this car that is everything that is right with America. This car is a 1911 served with a cheeseburger, Coke, and apple pie.

If I ever hit the lottery big, I will commission two of these: One to be found and painstakingly restored to original condition that will only be driven in parades. The other will be gutted and rebuilt using modern technology - imagine that body with a thoroughly modern V8 under the hood...

So, what's your all-time favorite car?

That is all.


Lupis42 said...

1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante. (Image:

One of the few decent non-American muscle cars, and possibly the best looking muscle car ever.

Rebuild one with modern breaks, suspension, and gearbox, and throw the V8 from the Vette z06 in there.

Of course, I might then need to also purchase a Walther PPK, in 32ACP. For... purposes.

Angus McThag said...

I don't have just one favorite.

How could you pick just one?

There are cars that are great on looks, that are such pigs you'd never wanna own one and there's darn little you can do to fix the problem.

But if I was forced into it... Money no object.

'72 Tempest, not GTO. And it'd have to have full modern engine and chassis.

Bruce H. said...

1971-'73 Mustang fastback.

Tom from Roanoke said...

1964 Chevrolet Impala, in that seafoam green color.

Stretch said...

1955 Oldsmobile Holiday.
Tri-color. Black/White/Coral
And enough chrome to plate every .38 Super ever made.

Phssthpok said...


Even more logical support for re-naming the Blog to VA-ROOOmed!


RabidAlien said...

I've always had a soft spot for the '57 Bel Air.

Hafnhaf said...

mid-60s to early-70s Jag XKE roadster. Straight 6, triple SU carbs, 245 hp stock. in British Racing Green, or red, or black.

jed said...

I'm with Hafnhaf. Jag XKE.

Also sympathetic to McThag. Just one? Money no object, well, an Ariel Atom or a McLaren F1 would suit me just fine.

If you want to restrict it to American iron, then a 1963 Corvette split-window coupe.

zdogk9 said...

"This car is a 1911 served with a cheeseburger, Coke, and apple pie,and a bag of chips."
Fixed it for you.

The Neophyte said...

68 Cougar with the sequential turn signals.

Jim said...

Jay, your post and the comments inspire an idea.

That is, that you go right on ahead with the Classic Car posts.

Paired of course, with your selection of their matching firearm. Not to review the firearm, except in passing.

But rather, to match up the personas of both car and gun, in juxtapositions which highlight the best of both.

You know, Mercedes SSK and Walther PPk. Jeep and Thompson. Harley and 1911.

I'd bet you could get that combo blessed by the honchos at NRA, and it'd give you just enough gunniness here to carry on as a bona-fide "gunblogger".

So, while wine n' cheese "pairings" bore the hell outta me, the blend of autos and AUTOS would be a blissful meld of steels, alloys and velocities.

Hope it helps!

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

PA State Cop said...

Know someone who owns one of those. Right down to the White leather interior.

Evyl Robot Michael said...

It's impossible to have just one favorite, but I will have to admit a peculiar admiration for the '59 Caddies. I wanted one when I was a teenager. Cars I've owned have been overwhelmingly imports, ironically.