It’s Monday and things already aren’t looking too good for this stunt driver in London.
Retired Sprint Cup driver Rusty Wallace has been nominated for the Nascar Hall of Fame. He deserves it too for surviving a crash like this.
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile: it’s weird, it’s bizarre, it’s unforgettable. Oscar Mayer isn’t the only brand to create their own vehicle for publicity stunts, but it certainly is the most famous. Here are some other bizarre branded vehicles that you may have seen.
AEV, American Expedition Vehicles, premiered something crazy at SEMA in 2011. They called it the Brute Double Cab. It was a prototype back then, but now AEV is preparing the custom Wrangler/pickup/SUV for production. Built in tandem between AEV’s Missoula, Montana and Wixom, Michigan garages, expect to see some cruising around driving over mountains by the end if this year. If you’re into something like the Brute, hopefully you’re not in a rush since the waiting list is already quite long according to AEV. Until then, you’ll just have to gawk at the pictures or get your four-door Jeep outfitted with one of their existing Wrangler packages.
2. She has yet to win a race in the Sprint Cup or Nationwide Series, but Danica Patrick is one of the most, if not the most, controversial driver in recent Nascar history because she is a women in a “man’s sport.”
3. Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and the #3 car. No other driver in the history of Nascar has made a bigger impact to the sport than Dale. In memory of Dale, who died after wreck at Daytona in 2001, every fan in the stands holds up three fingers on the third lap of every race. You may not know a thing about racing, but seeing over 100,000 fans quietly stand in unison to honor the great “Intimidator” will send a shiver down your spine.
4. Fans are allowed to bring coolers full of soda (beer) into the stands.
5. Eight Nascar racetracks can fit over 100,000 race fans.
It’s the last week full week of March and this is what made news over the weekend.
What you see below is an ambulance garage transformed into house. Some people are extremely resourceful.
NEW ENGLAND – MARCH 22, 2012 – Since launching in New England last fall, MojoMotors.com has helped over 25,000 car shoppers find discounts on used cars. The website alerts members when dealerships lower pricing or add new inventory, simplifying the process of finding a good deal on the right car. [keep reading]
There’s a little town in Ravenna, Ohio that replicates the “Cobra Killer” at the Mongoose Motorsports garage. What’s the “Cobra Killer,” you ask? Time to get yourself ready for an history lesson. Back in the early 1960′s, the Shelby Cobra was one of the premier sports cars in racing. Chevrolet couldn’t let the Cobra go unmatched so they created the Corvette Grand Sport.
Feather-light at 1,900 pounds, the Grand Sport proved to be faster and more apt at taking corners than the Cobra. Unfortunately, only five Grand Sports were built after GM cancelled the program which meant the ultra rare American sports car had to compete in the prototype class against Porsche and Maserati. Almost 50 years later, the only kind of Grand Sport you’re bound to see is a Mongoose Motorsports replica in both coupe and roadster variations. Keep reading for the specs and more pictures.
Angry Birds is entering F1 and the Dodge Viper Limo seen on Jalopnik pictured below is real. No one would blame you for thinking April Fools’ Day arrived early this year.