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My Dad Left Me His 1965 Pontiac GTO

June 28th, 2016 Comments off

imageMy dad passed away this past November and left me his 1965 Pontiac GTO. I had always drooled over the car since I had seen it for the first time way back in the early 80’s when my mom met my dad. Unfortunately he had already “parked it” and I never got to ride in it. The last registration date on it was 1982.

My dad was the original owner of the car and ordered it brand new with the “GTO options” back in late 64′. Fortunately he saved all the brochures, order forms, sales receipt, and manual (with protecto plate). It is a true barn find that I am happy that is now mine ?.

The plan is to get it running and looking nice so we can take it on Sunday drives (and maybe so if we can do a little classic auto cross ?. This car was meant to be driven and that is what I would like to do with it. It only has an original 85k miles so I know she’s got a lot of life left in her. Shoot. We were able to start it right up after giving it just a standard tune up! I would be driving it right now if it had brakes and maybe a top. Here are some pictures of my new baby as we dug it out of the side yard for the first time in 30 years.

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An Awesome R/C Car Race

October 18th, 2012 Comments off

This is what Micro R/C’s are all about.

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Air Hogs Hover Assault Vehicle

July 7th, 2012 Comments off

Air Hogs has come out with a new helicopter/car/assalt vehicle called the Hover Assault Vehicle. It looks like a lot of fun.

I have not seen them in the local stores yet, but as soon as I do I will get one and post my review. In the mean time here is a video from the daddydoes.com website -

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Hot Wheels RC iNitro Speeders

February 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Growing up one of my favorite toys were “cars” which were made by Matchbox and Hot Wheels. As an adult one of my favorite toys is my iPhone. Hot Wheels has managed to bring two of my favorites together with the Hot Wheels RC iNitro Speeders.

The iNitro Speeder is a micro RC car that can. E controlled with either the included controller or with your iDevice with the included IR adapter. If you choose to use the IR adapter there is a cool app that you download that adds more functionality then just your standard left/right/backwards/forwards. With the app you have the following options (screenshot below) -

  • Dual Stick: choose from 3 styles of dual-stick controller skins. These work like typical RC controllers.
  • Motion: in this screen you can control your vehicle’s acceleration and steering by tilting and turning your Apple® device!
  • Slide: in this screen you can control your vehicle by touching the screen on your Apple® device and moving your finger!
  • Set Route: this screen lets you select from a variety of pre-set driving patterns that your vehicle will drive.
  • Draw & Drive: this screen lets you create your own driving routes two ways! You can choose to have your vehicle drive the route as you are drawing it – or draw the route first, then have your vehicle drive it afterwards.

This is a brand new product hitting the shelves so there are t too may videos of this little car in action yet. I will post videos as they become available. In the mean time here are some shots I was able to take on my own.

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