Ford Recalls 2017 Mustang for Faulty Door Handle

DEARBORN, Mich., March 15, 2017 Ford is issuing a recall for approximately 6,000 2017 Ford Mustangs built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Jan. 13, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2017. . The Mustangs are being recalled to inspect the left interior door handle return spring. In the affected vehicles, the left-hand interior door handle return spring may have been installed incorrectly, which could cause the return spring to become unseated. If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the inertial loads experienced by the interior door…

This Ford Bronco Pontoon Boat Is An All Terrain Party Barge

You know what is missing in this world? An amphibious Ford Bronco pontoon boat. Luckily somebody out there had the vision and the talent to create one:   From what we can tell this amazing piece of engineering was the brain child of Werner Martinmaas, a prolific inventor with several tool and boat related patents. The name of the Bronco was “Big Duck” and it was the prototype for his add-on pontoon flotation system. Considering a third gen Bronco weighs in at well over 4,000 pounds,…

This Turbo Diesel Nova Launches So Hard It Poops Itself A Little

Turbo diesel powered cars will always have a special place in my heart. One of my favorite cars from my past was a Peugot 505 Turbo Diesel with a stick. Sure it was dog slow off the line, but on the highway it shined. You could leave it in fifth gear and just tip your toe to pass cars effortless. Yes it was quirky and it died a painful death at the hands of the next owner (gas is bad for diesels, mmmkay). But I…

Hero Dad Reveals Baby’s Gender Via Burnout In His V8 Miata

Lately there has been an increase in so called “gender reveal parties” along with other events that give happy parents-to-be a fun way to tell their friends & family what gender child they are expecting. Until now this seems to have been the realm of wives and mother-in-law’s….until now. One hero Dad has taken a manly step to show how a gender reveal can be done with  a touch of testosterone. Oh, and 1UZ V8 Miata. The car sounds badass and he certainly has no…

Someone Please Buy This 1971 International Harvester Travelall So We Don’t Have To

{{unknown}}If you aren’t familiar with the publication Grassroots Motorsports, they have one of the most dedicated readers bases you will ever see. Those readers are also an odd lot, with some having eclectic tastes. It doesn’t get much more eclectic than this 1971 International Harvester Travelall that is currently for sale. Just look at it. LOOK AT IT!!! Maybe you have been wanting to do a C10 project but realized that everyone and their grandmother has one. So you think about maybe a vintage Suburban…

JBA Speed Shop Coffee & Cars & Burnouts!

If you have been around the Mustang performance world for a while then the name JBA should ring a bell. J. Bittle American (JBA) started in 1985 and has made a big impact on the hot rodding world. From their shocking  wide-body Dominator Mustang to their top notch dyno facility, JBA is serious about making horsepower. It doesn’t hurt that J. Bittle himself is a walking encyclopedia of performance knowledge as well as a true racer. He regularly races his 1965 Mustang Fastback dragster and…

Ford Econoline Van Jet Dragster Is Pure Americana And It Is For Sale!

Our hats are off to whoever looked at their 1979 Ford Econoline and thought “I bet I could fit a jet engine back there.” It did take a little massaging and a little stretching, but it fits and it is glorious. It is a little shorter than stock, but the brick-like aerodynamics are intact. And while the dragon mural on the side isn’t exactly screaming bald eagles, there is something strangely American about it. Well, other than the fact is it is a Ford Econoline…

Old Jeep Commercial Shows How Versatile Vintage Jeeps Could Be

Jeep, Goes most anywhere… Does most anything. We’re really not sure what to think about the intro to this 1960 Jeep commercial. Buster Keaton was no doubt the king of silent film comedy, but we think the ad execs were reaching a bit by wrangling him into doing this commercial. Regardless, what is awesome about this commercial is that is shows just how hard Kaiser-Jeep tried to make the CJ into a farmer’s dream vehicle. The civilian Jeep CJ was known as the Universal for…

Cool Old Racing Film – 1957 Daytona Beach Measured Mile

Would you believe us if we told you that NASCAR was once involved in land speed racing? It’s true! In fact, NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) was the sanctioning body for the Daytona Beach Measured Mile for several years. Daytona beach had been the location for several land speed records starting back in 1927.  Anyone who has walked on the beach at Daytona can see how smooth and flat the area is, but it is nothing remotely like a paved surface. It…

This Wide Body 2014 Mustang Has A Sad Secret…

While perusing eBay this morning, pretending that we have money, we came across an awesome looking wide body 2014 Mustang:   Pretty cool right? It even has an old school IMSA vibe to it from the front. There was obviously a lot of work put into this car, and the 2014 Mustang was probably the best looking model year of S-197 generation. We’ve got stripes, customs badges, custom headrests, and a decent tire & wheel package. Looking good so far! So imagine our surprise as…