Friday, December 30, 2011

Polishing is an Art

Anyone can be a "Cowboy Car Cleaner" - and that is the operative word : Cleaner. I have been swinging a Buff around for over 20 years- And I can swing it like a Samuri Sword. Soooomany folks have thought - "yeah I can do that" - Bullshit. It's not a skill, it's an art.
Car Cleaners have ruined this business of detailing, especially in OZ. Too many Indian and Malaysian immigrants/imports/refugees have denigrated this occupation - and what is so annoying is that the public will go to them because of cheap price. I tell my enquiring potential customers that they are welcome to shop around for a cheaper price - but when you come back to me after some "cowboy" fucked your paintwork, I will double my original quote to you. **************** It's crap that some people neglect or abuse their car for 5 or so years and expect me to restore the paintwork for around 3 to 6 hundred dollars. I just tell them to fuck off and pay $5000 + for a new paint job......For christ's sake - my skill is dying with me when I die.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Classic Aussie Car Racing

This the best thing I've seen for ages.

Classic Aussie Car racing at its best. See if you can name all the cars.

Notice his wipers lifting at speed; the way he shoots through the pack at the start; his little wave as he passes the Ford Escort and the way he sits on the Charger's tail.

( I didn't want to risk messing up the link so I'm afraid that you will have to 'copy' and 'paste' into your browser ).

Enjoy - if it doesn't connect, please let me know.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Pagani Huayra

This could well become one of the most sought after cars - art and technology beautifully defined by designer Horacio Pagani, the father of the 2003 Zonda 5 Roadster.

If you wish for more information, here is the link to Horacio's own site :

Thursday, January 27, 2011

World's Rarest Automobile - Olds' F88

This is the car that in 1954 could have "killed" the Corvette.

So, Chevrolet, being GM's big sales and profit division, campaigned to GM to "kill" this car.

When Chevy was coming out with its 6-cyl. sports car with its 2-speed "powerglide" transmission and side curtains, here was a sports car from Olds' with a big old V-8 and power windows.

So, GM said "no" to Oldsmobile on building this car.

The world's rarest automobile : a 1954 Concept Oldsmobile Rocket F88 - the only one in existence.

John S. Hendricks (Discovery Communications founder), paid $3.24 million for this 1954 Motorama Dream Car, one of only two, or an unconfirmed three ever created.

After spending decades as a collection of parts stuffed into wooden crates, the F-88 was reassembled.

The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind and was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scotsdale, Arizona.

The acquisition made automotive history, and is in the cornerstone of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum.