Small town Alberta isn't the first place you expect to find a massive classic car collection but that's exactly what we've found today. This 106 car collection is being auctioned off at no reserve in a few weeks time to benefit a local college. Read more here and pick out you favorite car from the collection!
Friday, June 14, 2013
Monday, June 03, 2013
The Audi is odd. See, the Audi 200 wasn't like its contemporaries from BMW and Mercedes. It had an odd drive layout, an odd induction method and an odd cylinder count. But all the 200's quirks begin to make sense after you realize that it's really two cars rolled into one.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
We're all aware of what rally is. We've seen it on television and many of us have played the videogames. But much like a concert, nothing really compares to actually being there. So with a full tank of ($4.95 a gallon!) gas we headed up into the mountains to the 2013 Cochrane Winter Rally to see it firsthand.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Someone will always have a faster car than you. That's just a fact of life. Unless you're Larry Larson with a 6 second Nova, there will always be someone out there who could outrun you at the lights. This is why we at The Life Mechanical reccomend you focus on trying to have the coolest car rather than the fastest. And to help, we made a useless list of questions.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The ultimate American muscle car wasn't a muscle car at all. The ZL1 Corvette took supercars of the world by storm using heavy handed brute force with a few cutting edge tricks. A few Corvettes have been faster since the 1969 ZL1 but none have been as lethal and raw. Read more here on Petrolicious. Just as a refresher in case you missed the last update, my writing is now being published on Petrolicious. Same great taste, new location!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Few things define the "yuppie" era as well as a German car with a blocky car phone. The folks at Petrolicious shared my fascination with these and have published an article I wrote. The Life Mechanical will still be the home of weird junkyard finds and vintage car reviews but expect more and more of my articles to be found on Petrolicious in the coming months. I'll just begin linking them here on TLM.
Monday, May 20, 2013
|My roadtrip buddies kept me company on the long drive home|
I did. Sort of. This all started out when I tried to replace the worn and dry rotted tires on my Swift with new ones of the same type. I then found out that the tires I wanted were no longer produced and there were actually very few options available for my oddball wider than stock rims. So for quite a few reasons, I decided to buy the tires online and have them shipped to Eureka, Montana where I would pick them up.