I’ve always wondered what it’s like to be inside a screaming metal deathtrap. I was expecting more of a 2001 A Space Odyssey sort of thing where you can watch yourself turn into a giant freaky space baby, so I’m a bit disappointed. There was a distinct lack of space babies in this video and way too much salt for my liking.
The driver seems to be okay. I saw bits of him moving after the crash, but whether or not those bits are attached to anything important is anyone’s guess.
Something seems off about this video. I just can’t put my finger on it. He’s got the speed down. The wheels seem to be spinning in the correct direction. The rain doesn’t seem to be affecting him, so that can’t be it. He starts mowing the grass about halfway through, but it’s likely that he needs a side gig and does landscaping in his off hours.
I’ve got it! He keeps making right turns. What a weirdo. Everyone knows racetracks only have left turns.
(Fair warning. These are men, fixing cars. They don’t swear all that much for men who fix cars, but they do swear, because they’re men, fixing cars. It’s like a rule or law or something. Deal with it)
Our friends at Cold War Motors are back with more fun with old sheet metal masquerading as an automobile. Today’s version is a 1961 Plymouth Belvedere. It’s got fins. A Plymouth Belvedere is not, and never was, an exciting ride. However, it’s got fins. It’s got an acre of hood, and a hectare of trunk lid, but it takes a winch to get in and out of the back seat. But it has fins. The fins are sorta laid on their sides, and integrated into the whole megillah, but hey, they’re fins. It’s got moonshot taillights, a full eight years before any sort of moonshot worth mentioning. So there’s that. What it doesn’t have is a windshield that would keep the rain and the occasional Canada goose out of the passenger compartment. But it does have fins. Bonus points for the Carlo Rizzi windshield removal method at around 1:10. And the fins.
Doing the Lord’s work here, putting a 240 Z back on the road in some form or fashion. I like it better when these projects just restore the cars to their original looks, maybe with upgrades to the way they run. But we’ll take what we can get. New cars ain’t got no soul, so you have to look in the graveyard for some.