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mohrt

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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

 
 

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homemade v4!!!

By mohrt

Very cool!

http://www.fl...s/g1M0348.htm

Pea Car

By mohrt

Just what the title says...

VW camper conversion?

By mohrt

This thing is awesome.

She's here!

By mohrt

Elizabeth Rose, born Jan 13 5:06am, 7lb 2oz.

I've been busy...

By mohrt

Yeah I haven't been on the site in a week. I went off to Sedona AZ and got married. Yes I know, about time :) Not a traditional marriage mind you, we went up in to the mountains and got married by a Shaman. When I get the photos back, I'll post some up.

Don't accept lopsided challenges?

By mohrt

Just a note about challenges... There are a lot of people complaining that inferior cars are winning challenges they have no business even being in. A lot of this comes from biased owners.

How about this: don't accept a challenge if the two cars don't at least resemble each other in aspects of performance, style and overall. It doesn't make sense to compare apples to oranges does it?

For instance, if a Corvette challenges an F-350 truck, who gets the performance points? You might be thinking Corvette at first. It's going to win the 1/4 mile race... until you load both vehicles with a ton of bricks.

Never. Ever. Try to fuel your car with sand.

By mohrt

Had to post it :) Click the image for a closeup.

Bike-Stang

By mohrt

Another car-bike monstrosity. Oh, and this one is on ebay, so you can own it!

http://www.au...pony-on-ebay/

Christmas Wish List

By mohrt

What do you wish for? Besides world peace, I thought this engine doubling as a table and wine rack was pretty cool :)

Buried car under water :(

By mohrt

It looks like the tomb didn't stay sealed, and according to the water lines on the walls this car has been underwater several times, probably once a year.

Pics of the unearthing:

http://www.tu...ar/index.html

Discussion thread:

http://www.fo...8&start=1

website about the car:

http://www.buriedcar.com/

Thanks to AARTSST for the update!

mazda pi

By mohrt

I guess this guy likes pi?

[link to image]

Buried car to be unearthed after fifty years

By mohrt

In 1957, a brand new '57 Plymouth Belvedere was lowered into a concrete tomb, to be brought back up fifty years later in 2007. On June 15th they will bring the car back up. Will it run? What kind of shape will it be in?

I think if they took precautions, such as removing the battery/oil/gas, they will probably be able to get it running after they replace some seals and hoses. What do you think?

http://www.buriedcar.com/

only in Iowa...

By mohrt

So, I travel to Formula 1 each year, from Lincoln NE to Indianapolis, IN. A 10 hour venture that entails a 300 mile trek across Iowa. If you are ever looking for a four hour mind-numbing experience, just take a trip along I-80 though Iowa, you will get your every wish. It has to be the most boring scenery and extensive monotony one can endure.

Iowa is not without its moments though, oh no. As I am travelling back to Nebraska, I am making my way though Des Moines making sure not to take any wrong turns. (I made that mistake two years ago, extending my stay at least 30 mins before getting back on track.) So, as I'm leaving Des Moines, I need to make a gas station stop. I find a gas station exit on the west end of town and pull off I-80 onto a six-lane divided street. However, I am unable to find a gas station nearby, so I end up travelling about a mile down the road before I find a Kum-and-Go gas station. On the left side of the road are a bunch of blockades and people with flashlights signaling cars not to enter. I'm not exactly sure what is going on, but the gas station is off to the right so no worries for me.

So here I am, 10:30 PM on July 2nd in Des Moines Iowa pumping fuel into my car. And you won't believe what begins to happen next. A fireworks display across the street begins to go off, maybe 60 yards from where I stood. And this isn't some backyard display either, it is a major event display with some high-dollar mortar shells. Almost immediately, pieces of mortar shell start falling all around me, sounding like plastic beads bouncing off the pavement. Is this happening? What if a burning ember comes down? What if a mortar shell doesn't reach its altitude, and sprays sparks into the fumes coming from my gas pump? I wasn't interested in finding out. I stopped pumping and got away from that station as soon as I could, in fear for my life. What also surprised me was the other people pumping gas. They had no worries, they just stood by their cars and watched the pretty fireworks.

All kinds of things came to mind. How could they get a permit to put a display right next to such a busy street, let alone a gas station? Only in Iowa, was my only guess.
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