1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1

This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1, with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two, loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011 issue of HOT ROD Magazine.

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HOT ROD Magazine Buick Barn Find Rescue Part 2
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 2, loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011 issue of HOT ROD Magazine.





16 CRAZY VEHICLES YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE
Which one of these 16 crazy vehicles do you like the best? Let us know your favorite vehicle in the comments below! POPULAR MINDS EYE DESIGN PLAYLISTS 💥 AMAZING FUTURISTIC VEHICLES That Could Change How We Travel https://goo.gl/re7Une NEW OUTDOOR GADGETS & Equipment YOU WILL LOVE https://goo.gl/8cOLcn AWESOME SCOOTERS, MOTORBIKES and E BIKES That Could Change How You Travel https://goo.gl/LGmZ5V FEATURED CRAZY VEHICLES ⭐ #16 00:07 Flatmobile - The flatest car in the world This crazy, crazy "Flatmobile" is going to enter the Guinness books as the flattest vehicle ever. How flat is it? Nineteen inches. Not only is this Batmobile-like contraption dangerous, It's also street legal, but we wouldn't want to be in it during a rollover....well we just wouldn’t want to be in it. #15 00:38 Pea Car Pea Car took 6 weeks to build The Pea Car was the brainchild of Matt Waller and Dave Monk, a creative team at BBH Advertising for a birds Eye campaign. It weighs about 1600 lbs, has no gears and it was based on the chassis of an off-road go-cart. #14 01:10 1959 Dodgem Bumper Car a 700 cc bumper car with everything from gauges to a custom Exhaust. The 1959 Dodgem Bumper Car looks like it was built on a four wheeler chassis and completely customized from head to toe. #13 01:49 ZIL Amphibious Screw Vehicles This screw-propelled vehicle is an amphibious vehicle designed to cope with difficult snow and ice or mud and swamp. It’s the rotation of one or more auger-like cylinders fitted with a flange that engages with the surface. #12 02:43 hyundai egg car Hyundai has a new concept for the car of tomorrow - and it doesn’t involve wheels. The ‘E4U’ is an egg-shaped, open-topped single person transport similar to a Segway. #11 03:20 1914 ALFA 40-60 HP Castagna The ALFA 40/60 HP is a road car and race car made by Italian car manufacturer ALFA (later to become Alfa Romeo). This model was made between 1913 and 1922 and was designed by Giuseppe Merosi, as were all other Alfas at that time. #10 3:54 Courreges Zooop EV The Zooop is a high performance 150 kW three seat electric car that weighs just 1,521 pounds and has a range of 280 miles. #9 04:36 Bond Bug The Bond Bug is a small British two-seat, three-wheeled automobile which was built from 1970 to 1974, initially by Bond Cars Ltd and subsequently by the Reliant Motor Company. It is a wedge-shaped microcar, with a lift-up canopy and side screens instead of conventional doors. #8 05:23 EDWARD Diwheel Engineering students at the University of Adelaide on the southern coast of Australia have developed an electric powered diwheel called EDWARD. This two wheel setup can drive the passenger at up to 25 miles per hour, but its biggest feature is its desirability that everyone who watched it, wants to take a ride. #7 06:17 Lil Red Wrecker Back in the 70s, customizer George Barris built comedian Redd Foxx an amazing custom tow truck called the Li’l Red Wrecker. This all hand built body is made of metal and sculptured with the tilt styled front cab tinted sky top window and all. #6 06:59 Space Shuttle Cafe Truck The Space Shuttle Cafe, is "the only road worthy DC3 Airplane licensed for street use in the world (that we know of) , painted in the theme of NASA's Space Shuttle." #5 07:41 Pussycar Automodule We are in the middle of the late 1960s, when Jean Pierre Ponthieu presented his "Automodule" at the height of emancipation and student protests. The ball vehicle, reminiscent of a lunar vehicle, was even built 10 times - and it became, infamous through an advertising campaign. #4 08:25 1958 Zundapp Janus 250 This front/rear-facing prototype was named Janus for the Roman god who faced both ways. Glass sliding side windows and robust construction contributed to an overall weight that was too much for the 14 hp motor and the first examples barely reached 50 mph. #3 09:12 Dynasphere The Dynasphere was a monowheel vehicle design patented in 1930. The vehicle was inspired by a sketch made by Leonardo da Vinci. #2 10:01 lazareth's MOKE amphibie The Mini Moke Amphibious Lazareth is a fun and accessible beach car! Thanks to its 4-wheel drive and its aluminum body, the Moke #1 10:41 Shell Helix Ultra Transparent Car Shell is promoting Shell Helix Ultra oil with “Glass Car”, an integrated advertising campaign featuring a Nissan 370Z sports car made of perspex. The underlying message that Shell Helix Ultra continually cleans and protects your engine. Royalty Free Music 🎧 Corel Video Studio Royalty Free Music 🎧 Karma Code by Traveler & Sinjun https://soundcloud.com/travelermusic MINDS EYE DESIGN SOCIAL MEDIA ✅ Google+ https://plus.google.com/+mindseyedesign YouTube https://youtube.com/mindseyedesign 16 CRAZY VEHICLES YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE





What You Never Knew About TV's Most Iconic Cars
Surely you'd recognize the cars on this list, but you probably have no idea what it took to get them into character, keep them running or what happened to them after filming, Here are the five most iconic cars on television and a few fun facts that will surely surprise you. Subscribe to TVaddix for new weekly videos about your favorite seasons & episodes of TV shows, sitcoms and series. The Dukes of Hazard 1969 Dodge Charger known as The General Lee was known for its crazy stunts and went airborne more than 150 during the span of the series! Even though sand or concrete was in the car during the jumps to prevent flipping, the cars still rarely survived the jumps and at least 300 different cars starred as the general lee. Mechanics were constantly on the set of the series to salvage and prepare what they could for filming. Some of the General Lees were actually 1968 models fixed to look like 1969. At least 75 chargers were sent to the junk yard. In 2001, two collectors found a General Lee in a Georgia junkyard. The car ended up being the original, from the first episode. The car was restored and sold for $110,000. The was so famous back in the day that at one time it received an average of 35,000 fan letters per month and countless replicas have been created since. The red 1957 Plymouth Fury has become one of the most ominous vehicles since the 1983 production of the horror classic Christine. With a detailed description of the car throughout the novel written by Steven King, he said he chose the Fury to be Christine because it was “an oddball muscle car that had a cool, but evil look. 24 cars were purchased for the production of the film and many alterations had to be made to them. Only 2 cars survived intact and were sold after the production of the film. To get some of the scenes, one of the Furys had to be demolished using hydraulic pumps and another had a rubber front installed for some of the scenes of the Christine’s attacks. The fury used for most of the driving scenes had a button starter installed and the car noises actually used in the film were not of any of the Furys, but actually from a 1970 428 SCJ owned by the actor who played Buddy Repperton. Co-starring David Hasselhoff in the series Knight Rider was K.I.T.T, the 1982 Customized Pontiac Transam, which stood for Knight Industries Two Thousand. The show typically ruined four to nine K.I.T.T. cars each season, but luckily GM sold the trans ams to the producers for $1 each, though even with the hefty discount, each one cost about $18,000 to modify into K.I.T.T. With four original cars still intact to date, one of them was recently purchased for $150,000 and restored by a California resident. While the car is not street legal, many of the features seen on the show still function in the car. For the remake, a 2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR was the car chosen to play K.I.T.T. Though before the production of the first series, initially K.I.T.T. was to be named tat T.A.T.T. for Trans Am Two Thousand because the design was based on the Pontiac Trans Am. The DeLorean DMC-12 was the model used to portray the DoLorean time machine in the series Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox .The Delorean was chosen because of its sliding doors and spacey look. But the original design of the car was considered too smooth by producers and many modifications had to be made to give it a more modest look. The speedometer also had to be replaced because of a law mandating that American models of the DMC-12 had speedometers only up to 85 miles per hour. The doors of the DoLorean would fail when cold and the crew had to use hairdryers to warm them between takes. Another goof during the production of Back to the Future II was when three of the cables holding up the DoLorean snapped and it almost fell on Michael J. Fox. After the movie, the car model became very popular and sought after, even though the company stopped producing the car 3 years before. John DeLorean even wrote a letter to Bob Gale, thanking him for using the car in the film. After sitting outside of Universal Studios for years, recently the studio fully restored the car and it is now on display. The most expensive cars of their time, the black 1975 Daytona Spider and later the white Testarossa were what gave the series Miami Vice its popularity in the 80s. The testarossa seen in the show was introduced because Enzo Ferrarri was outraged by the producers initially using a corvette to portray the daytona spider. Though due to the extreme high cost of ferraris in 1986 during the shows production, many mock-up vehicles still had to be created using DeTamaso Panteras and testarossa body kits.





Hot Rod Corvette Hack - The Long Version
This is the video version of the Corvette Hack story that appeared in the Nov. '10 issue of Hot Rod magazine. You'll see the Hot Rod staff shred an '85 Corvette, cutting off parts until it was nearly a bare frame. The point? To see how much the car's performance improved as it dropped weight (into the Dumpster).




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