Life Size Jeep Wrangler Built Out of K’NEX

It took Illinois State University student Trent Nicholson four weeks to build this Jeep Wrangler out K’NEX.

Death Defying Mazda2 Tackles the Wall of Death

  Wall of Death. Probably not the three best words to be running through your mind as you floor the throttle and head out on to the track. You want words like victory, pace and skill to fill your head. Not Wall of Death. But then this is track like no other. It measures just 31-foot in diameter and it’s 85 years old. It’s made almost entirely of wood, and it’s redolent with the tang of oil, sweat and fear. Oh, and the track walls…

Prom Date: 1966 Ford Mustang Limousine

Christopher “Doc” Ingrassia chopped a 1966 Ford Mustang coupe in half and stretched the body to build this one off Mustang Limousine. Doc who hails from East Dundee, Illinois (just outside of Chicago) has been building and restoring classic Mustangs since 1980 and owns MustangRestoration.Net. No word on what caused the Ingrassia family to embark down the journey of cutting a classic 1966 pony in half, but the finished product was good enough to impress car buff and custom builder George Barris who spotted the Limo during the Shelby car show…

1979 Dodge Ram B200 Star Wars Van Found on Ebay

This shagtastic Star Wars tribute van is our “Ebay Motors Find of the Day”. Its not often that you find a non A-Team high-top van trying to command $10,000 at auction, but the dark side of the force may compel one such Star Wars fan to do just that. This 1979 Dodge B200 Van features a T-65 X-wing Fighter, Darth Vader, and the Death Star displayed prominently on three sides of the van. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader duel it out with lighter sabers on the front…

1950’s Pontiac “Chief of The Sixes” Coin

My father-in-law dropped this little treasure into my hands yesterday evening. He had found the token while cleaning out an drawer in his father’s desk. Pontiac’s advertising department coined the phrase (pun intended) “Chief of the Sixes” in 1926, and the slogan was a stamped on the company’s Indian Head radiator / grille emblems used from 1926-1929. The slogan passed from prominence after Pontiac launched their first V8 engine in 1955. The pocket token or coin was minted for Pontiac by the renowned advertising company Whitehead & Hoag of Newark City, NJ, from 1953-1956. The…