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Cool Vehicle Sighting

From the I’d Tow That edition.

Cool Vehicle Sighting

Looks like someone had some fun with this one shortly before taking a break at a local (undisclosed) watering hole.


Season’s Greetings

Holiday cheer from the Sevenmile garage…wishing you successful wrenching in 2014.


Ford Bronco Mythology (The Continuing Saga)

FordBroncoConcept-smCount this blurb from Road & Track as further evidence of the loyal following enjoyed by the Ford Bronco, and the ongoing mythology of the 2004 Bronco concept vehicle.

This particular piece is short and sweet, detailing a last minute engine swap that was required to get the concept to the show floor.  True dedication.

I’d say the most meaningful line here is “Sadly, no one’s driving a production version of that spectacular Bronco concept.”

[via Road&Track]

Retro Off Road Recreation

I came across this post and images recently of what can only be described as a “simpler time” (I’m assuming there are no converted Ford-gondola-river-trolly-ferries in use today).  It would seem that back in ’32 the country was still innocently devoid of lawyers, insurance companies, liability laws, the CPSC, NTSB, and common sense.

You have to respect the engineering at work here.  It can’t be easy to get a ford perched and balanced on cables like that, even with the modified wheels.  I would love to know what these cables are affixed to at the ends.  Call me a sissy all you want, but I would also not be the one found swimming underneath this contraption, which doesn’t seem to concern the river-goers in the photos.

[retronaut] via [jalopnik]

BYO Trailer for Two

This is worth checking out, not only for the DIY trailer inspiration, but to see the very cool antique issue of Mechanix Illustrated.

While I can’t really endorse the idea of pulling a trailer (any trailer) with a Pontiac Vibe, I do see potential for inspiration here. I envision an expanded version of this project that involves welders, air compressors, propane tanks, recycled kitchen appliances, generators, and many late nights of trial and error engineering…

Actually it all sounds like a story I’ve heard before.


Take Your R/C Seriously

I love R/C cars.  As a matter of fact, I picked up a ‘starter’ model Losi Mini Desert Truck for Father’s day this year.  The official reason for this childish indulgence was to race and thrash around the neighborhood with my son, with his Losi Mini Desert Buggy.  The truth is, I just needed another vehicle to tinker with, and an R/C truck makes a pretty affordable diversion.

So I understand the fascination with the vehicles and hobby, but these guys take it to a rather bizarre extreme.  Typical R/C vehicle are scaled to 1:18, 1:10, maybe 1:8 or 1:5.  However, this Tamiya Wild Willy’s (and a Previous Tamiya Sand Scorcher) have been brought to real life in 1:1 scale by a German tuning house.

Makes me want to see my old Tamiya Grasshopper, or the classic Frog brought to life in the same way.