Wednesday, December 28, 2016


I just watched the Roadkill episode with Mighty Car Mods... for the second time... in two days.  If there's one thing I can take away from that video as an absolute truth, it's the fact that those cars are super cool.  I'm just about speechless looking at them, and I'm really good at endless talking.  As is the case with many Roadkill vehicles, I'm jealous and want one for myself.  That, however, presents a small problem.

The hardest question is, "which do you like more?"
The Subarute is legitimately jaw-dropping and inspiring, but I don't want to recreate it.  Why, you ask?  Two reasons come to mind; originality and brand.  I have always wanted something personal, something I've put my stamp on, something that reflects the fact that it's mine.  I don't want a '69 Mustang Mach 1 (yes I do) that's stock (no I don't) and looks like right out of the brochure because it'll be sub-par in the performance category and it'll look like eight others at a car show or cruise night.  I want cars that say, "this is Charlie, and he built me to be perfect for him."  In the spirit of that concept, I wouldn't make my own Subarute (however tempting that may be).  I have been considering what other cool compacts I could do that to though.  I also have never owned a foreign car, and I have a pretty solid rule that I can't afford maintenance on a Subie.  It seems that perhaps a gen 1 Focus ZX5 might be a good candidate, but it could just as easily look stupid, so I think I should play it safe and just do it to a Bronco II or a 2-door Jeep Cherokee XJ... but those aren't anything near what they did.  Guess I'm not doing it.

This is pretty much Subaru perfection
This is basically Comanche perfection because it's an XJ

This brings us to the second sweet ride in the show, the '69 Impala.  They shoved that big block with the Weiand 8-71 blower into a poor, "little" '69 Impala coupe, and it was a riot to watch.  This has revitalized a flame I've had deep down for thirteen years now.  I very much want a '72 or '71 Galaxie or LTD 4-door hardtop in the glorious triple green.  I've missed out on two of these for sale for Charlie money when I should've bought them.  The first one made a huge impression with the perfect killer stance and a set of slotted mags and raised white lettered tires and no exhaust.  I pretty much want that with a slightly tighter suspension and a built drivetrain.  I've been debating what motor, but I'm pretty sure a yacht that big would love a 460 and an overdrive automatic from a late '80s rwd F-350 that'll bolt up to it.  I just want a sweet, old school daily driver that can light the tires and glide effortlessly down the highway.  Other than mileage and availability, I'm not seeing a downside!  At some point in my life, this car will happen.  Someone hold me to that.

This is everything that is right with the world.
I don't know why either.  Something is wrong in my head.
I love Roadkill, and I've seen a good deal of Mighty Car Mods, but together, they seem like a good fit.  I'd love to watch more of both of them, together or separately.  The real stand outs are the cars, in my opinion.  I love the vehicles they built and the fact that they're so over the top with parts hanging out and just random awesomeness.  This is the inspiration sometimes to find a new project and get it on the road and drive it for enjoyment and not as a pretty museum piece.  Concourse show cars have their places, just not in my driveway.  Speaking of which, I feel the need to go rip Aussie-style burnouts down that driveway.  G'Day!

But seriously, go watch this:  #BecauseRoadkill

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