Goodness of the Automotive Kind

 
It’s Friday! Many states are relaxing their stay-at-home orders now that infection rates are beginning to trend downward in the US. Unfortunately, some states such as North Dakota, Alabama, and Arkansas are still showing increases but that’s not likely to make any difference, especially with this being Memorial Day weekend. If you would like to see a helpful map of all 50 states and how they’re doing, check out this website for a quick visual.

And keep in mind that the virus hasn’t magically disappeared because businesses are reopening. Businesses are reopening due to intense economic pressure which makes this weekend a huge test— and, like it or not, we’re all going to be the test subjects.

Sadly, there will be no Indy 500 this weekend. It has been rescheduled for August 23rd but it’s uncertain if that date will stick. Thankfully, there will be stock car action now that Nascar has proven that they can continue racing safely with several races already completed. That clears the way for Nascar’s longest annual race, the Coca-Cola 600, this Sunday night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Really looking forward to that.

Okay, the video featured today is an episode of Ridiculous Rides showcasing custom car builder Paul Bacon’s most ambitious project yet. He calls it The Automatron and says that it’s a steampunk hot rod that was inspired by a horse-drawn carriage. It’s not all about looks, though. The Automatron packs a wicked 3.5L supercharged V8 engine with a variety of added parts including a switch gear from a Lancaster Bomber and the front wheels of an Austin 7. It took over 4 years to build and has achieved national critical acclaim for its distinctive design. For a closer look, check out the video above!

Alright, it’s Friday so the babes & jokes will be doubled today. Enjoy!

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Dirty Girl

 
It’s Thursday. Just finished watching the night race at Darlington. The start was delayed due to rain and then it ended several laps early due to, yep, more rain.  In between there was some good racing despite all the cautions and a late incident between Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott. In the end the rain came and it was Denny Hamlin who got the win. Strangely, Jimmy Johnson did not hit the wall. Next up is the longest race of the year in Charlotte next Sunday!

Anyway, about the video featured today—She’s a highly desired 1967 Corvette Stingray that has spent the last 33 years sitting neglected in a barn. Just how bad is it? Check out how these guys transform this 53 year old classic from grimy to shiny!

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Mother

 
It’s Wednesday. With all the crazy shit going on these days, sometimes ya just have to get away from it all with some good music. One of my favorite singer/songwriters is Roger Waters. Best known as a founding member of Pink Floyd, I’m also a fan of his solo work and have seen him perform twice over the past several years. He recently released this video of him and his band performing “Mother” and it’s fantastic. Enjoy.

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Social distancing is a necessary evil in Covid world. Watching “Mother” reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is. -Roger Waters

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