Monthly Archives: December 2011

EV Midget Build – Part 8: Finishing Touches and Adventures

35 days had gone by since I decided to do this build.  With a lot of help from my friend Sam and my dad, this thing was up and running in time to take it to the Wells Fun Run … Continue reading

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EV Midget Build – Part 7: Wiring, Body, and Test drive!

This crazy idea of mine was about to come to life.  The midget only needed wiring to be fully functional car. (Car? Toy? I don’t know, or care.)  So, off we set, plying our electrical skills. Click it for more … Continue reading

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Very Want: The 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Edition

This is a commercial for the new (as yet unreleased in the U.S.) Fiat 500 Abarth.  So far, it has aired on television zero times.  Yet, it already has over 2.5 million views. Hit the jump for the omg-she’s-hot video.

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EV Midget Build – Part 6: Odds and Ends

The next item on the to-do list for the midget was brakes.  We could roll and steer, now we needed to stop.  ’40s midgets did not use a brake pedal.  Instead, they had a lever on the outside of the … Continue reading

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Video: Pre-war Lakebed Hot Rod Racing

A great video of hot rodding days gone by.  It is described by its creator, Tommy Lorbeer, as follows: “My dad raced his AV8 roadster at the dry lakes when he was in high school, prior to WWII. My Uncle … Continue reading

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Product Review #1: Dynamat

In September, I took a trip to St. George, Utah in the Need That Car Scion xB.  It is about a 300 mile drive.  While I was there, a 16 year old girl turned left and narrowly missed my xB, … Continue reading

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EV Midget Build – Part 5: Metal Work

I now had a midget that could roll around the garage – and even be steered – at my whim.  It was a real gas.  But there was more work to be done.  Despite the decision to stay with a … Continue reading

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