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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…

I've been Lincoln dreaming I've been Lincoln dreaming

As someone with a meagre salary and a half-cooked 1970 Corvette in the garage I CLEARLY need a new project to keep me busy and I finally have an idea for my next big undertaking.

Cars on my block Cars on my block

I live in an eclectic neighborhood in Toronto which seems to collect an interesting array of classic cars. These are all the cool cars that reside on my block in Toronto:

Post cars that make you happy Post cars that make you happy

Brighten your Monday. Post cars that make you happy.

Of things slipping away Of things slipping away

Yesterday I was chatting with someone who casually mentioned they owned a 1972 Dino 246 GTS. This kind of took me aback because while he owned a successful retail shop, I didn’t take him for someone with that kind of money. Then I learned he bought the car in 2014 and he paid just $90,000 for it. That kinda made me…

I have a day with a wind tunnel, what should I test? I have a day with a wind tunnel, what should I test?

I get to play around with a wind tunnel for a day but what should I test? My first reaction is to find out if tailgate up is better than tailgate down on a pickup-truck at speed.

The Ferrari Daytona and C3 Corvette aren't actually that different The Ferrari Daytona and C3 Corvette aren't actually that different

The Daytona is one of my all-time favorite cars. I actually bought my 1970 C3 Corvette in part because it was a relatively affordable entry into the world of early 70s big-engine GT cars. And I’m finding more and more that the early (non-disco) C3 and the Ferrari Daytona are closer in spec than you might think.

Get ready to get spoopy | The Corvair episode is near Get ready to get spoopy | The Corvair episode is near

It was a complete horror show. Episode 8 comes out January, 30th. Really been shopping in earnest for an Opel. What should we buy next?

I'm calling it, the Triumph V8 is the worst engine ever made I'm calling it, the Triumph V8 is the worst engine ever made

The Triumph V8 was a 3.0L SOHC twin-carb motor made from 1971 to 1977. And just knowing that info, you’d assume it’s pretty cool. But the Triumph V8 was riddled with designed-in faults so cad that it shouldn’t have left the factory.

Opel appreciation day Opel appreciation day

Every day is a good day to like some happy little Opels.

I got paid to drive a '67 911S and a '67 GT500 and decide which was better I got paid to drive a '67 911S and a '67 GT500 and decide which was better

I’ve been setting up this shoot for a while and it’s finally ready to share with all of you. I drove up to Traverse City, Michigan with a co-worker to visit Hagerty HQ where they had allowed us to drive some cars from the Hagerty collection. I got to drive the above cars and choose which was the better 1967 GT 2+2.

What's your Sunday? What's your Sunday?

It’s balls cold in Toronto today so I’m hiding inside editing Episode 8 of Reidus and Cletus. What are you guys up to today?

It's time to put seats in the Corvette. But which ones? It's time to put seats in the Corvette. But which ones?

I posted earlier that I had sold the Poorvair and would use some of the funds to spruce up my ratty Corvette. Step one will be to replace the cracked and shredded seats currently in the car. Interestingly, for me in Canada, all three of my options cost just about $900 each. So the choice is down to preference, not…

Some Opel GT facts for you Some Opel GT facts for you

Been digging into the Opel GT lately after the sale of my Corvair and I’ve learned a few things about this cute German sports car. It’s pretty weird!

Wave goodbye to the R+C Corvair Wave goodbye to the R+C Corvair

Sold it yesterday. Funds will be split equally into installing a real interior into the Corvette and a dump into my newly formed Opel GT saving account. I’ve pretty firmly decided that the next car I buy will NOT be a beat to crap $3,000 chariot but a fairly nice $5-8k Opel GT. So the savings account must grow.

Someone is coming on Saturday, cash in hand, to buy the Corvair Someone is coming on Saturday, cash in hand, to buy the Corvair

Yup, not sure how to feel about this one. The basic gist is that I feel it just needs way more work than the finished value of the car justifies. If I did this for a job and R+C paid money I’d have no problem sinking time and money into it but this is a hobby funded by my own (And Alex’s) money and we just don’t have…

New Reidus and Cletus Episode! New Reidus and Cletus Episode!

It’s a 1,000 km saga! And it features the debut of a certain 1960 Plymouth. Let us know what you think the next car will be

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