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Episode 9 is live!! Episode 9 is live!!

After 10 whole months we finally have another episode. let us know what you think!

Episode 9 Premieres Tomorrow! Episode 9 Premieres Tomorrow!

We go Corvette camping on Canada weekend! Now it’s time to figure out what we should do next...

Old photo of my grandma and a clapped out Mustang II Old photo of my grandma and a clapped out Mustang II

My grandma had a peculiar taste in vehicles. She all manner of bizarre malaise equipment but I never knew she had a Mustang II and a ‘76 Cobra II at that. The Cobra looks pretty clapped out and the landscape SURE doesn’t look like Illinois or Texas where she used to live. My guess is Hawaii. Anyone recognize the…

Reidus and Cletus Episode 9 is out next Tuesday! Reidus and Cletus Episode 9 is out next Tuesday!

Here’s a trailer to quench your thirst until then! It’s a gonzo 700-mile Cletus-Vette road trip. Undertaken during the hottest week of the hottest month of the hottest year in Ontario history. It’s a scorcher!

Any Oppos in Mexico City? Any Oppos in Mexico City?

I’ll be in CDMX this week if anyone wants to meet up! Maybe I can rent a Beetle...

K-Roll experiences the Cletus-Vette K-Roll experiences the Cletus-Vette

Just a little spin around the block. Karl actually stored the Corvette for me before I was able to import into Canada so Karl actually made the whole thing happen. But two years later he had never even ridden in the thing! Had to fix that. 

What new car would you make this road trip in? What new car would you make this road trip in?

I recently drove a sweet Fiat 124 Spider Abarth press car on a road trip from Toronto to Quebec City. That story is here if you’re interested. In a few weeks I have to drive 10+ hrs from Toronto to Moline, Illinois for a family function and I’m looking to do it in another press car. But what should I take?

I reviewed a 124 Abarth I reviewed a 124 Abarth

I’m tired of the Miata. I never need to see another one in my life. They’re fun to drive, reliable as a Camry, cheap to buy, and that makes them the sensible, logical choice for a small sports car and I’m sick of them. The 124 Abarth allows me to enjoy all the MX-5's best qualities and do it in a much more interesting…

Which of these would you most rather drive? Which of these would you most rather drive?

This photo was taken by Andy Morgan and it shows the cars of Nissan’s design staff in the UK. I see a lot of great cars peeking out from this shot but which would you most like to have? The Mustang is a close second but I’d have to have that BMW E9.

Today's shoot was a Diablo race car Today's shoot was a Diablo race car

A 1996 Lamborghini Diablo SV R to be exact. A full-on race car with no HVAC, no sound deadening, and no mufflers. It’s hot, loud, fast, and I’m in love. Once you’ve driven a race car on the street, everything else is just decaf. I’m on a bit of a Lambo bender and shot a Countach video yesterday.

Reidus and Cletus in the news!

Bangshift wrote a piece about Alex’s upcoming V12 Mustang. 

Cletus-Vette is 94 db at idle, 124 db at WOT Cletus-Vette is 94 db at idle, 124 db at WOT

Officially obnoxious. Got super nerdy and actually bought a decibel meter just to test this out. I always knew it was loud but 124 at WOT is just stupid. What does your car weigh in at? Anyone else ever tested theirs?

I have an electric Smart Cabrio for a week I have an electric Smart Cabrio for a week

I’m reviewing the Smart Electric Drive Cabrio this week and it’s a pretty odd little car. Not quite as zippy as a Nissan Leaf but very fun to park. What do you guys want to know about it? 

My Corvette is slower than a Miata My Corvette is slower than a Miata

If they are both on an autocross course. I went slow but sounded great and even got the thing a little sideways for style points. Made a video about my trip to the autocross races to face-off against my co-worker’s Miata.

Should I buy a Corvette interior or another car? Should I buy a Corvette interior or another car?

You might not believe it but my scruffy Corvette is mechanically done. From steering linkage to turn signals, there are no more wrenches left to turn on it. it runs, stops, steers, and goes without any issues. One of the last things to do now is the interior and oh my it’s expensive.

So yeah, we're swapping a V12 into a Mustang So yeah, we're swapping a V12 into a Mustang

And we’re calling it the MACH 12. If you peek around on social media you might have already seen this fantastic idea but Alex is taking the 5.3L SOHC V12 from a 1980s XJ12 sedan and wedging into his 1973 Mustang. Sure it’ll weigh as much as a 460 and make less power than a built 351 but how else are you gonna get that…

Drove the ratty Corvette for 14 hrs this weekend Drove the ratty Corvette for 14 hrs this weekend

Autocrossed it, settled stoplight grudges, took a girl on a date in it, and used it to haul yardwork equipment around. Try THAT with a CUV. I burned $150 of 94 octane in one day and it was 100% worth it.

Sound of Cletus-Vette at wide open throttle Sound of Cletus-Vette at wide open throttle

Peeps said they wanted to hear it. Here’s a quick pull through 2nd and 3rd gear. Rear end is 3.08 so top of 3rd is about 80 mph or so. Engine is a 1970 11.0:1 350 with some kind of cam in it and 4" Hooker sidepipes.

The perfect drive The perfect drive

Midnight, empty city, and an angry V8 with a 4-speed. Just love this car.

Fell in love all over again Fell in love all over again

Been doing other things and hadn’t driven it in two weeks. But today I got in and just couldn’t stop driving it. Made it all the way out to the country, did 110 mph on the highway, cruised downtown streets lined with bars and did burnouts in the industrial park. Burned an entire tank in one day just bangshifting the…

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