You know how people like to dedicate things to loved ones? It’s not too far-fetched to see someone dedicate a project to a future business partner either. But what if both companies were too damn proud to ever own each other?
Ford and Ferrari had a long and overly drawn out rivalry back in the fifties and sixties when Ford Jr. was real adamant about buying the struggling Ferrari company. Ferrari was seen as Ford’s answer to gaining a racing pedigree. Ferrari was merely happy to be blown up on the main stage when his company wasn’t doing so well financially. To make a long story short, neither company caved and after there was a long rivalry finally eclipsed by the multiple Lemans victorious Ford GT40.
In the midst of all this, Enzo had one car custom built as a gift to court Ford Jr. This is that car.
The Blasphemi episode of Roadkill has probably been Lawson and my favorite episode hands down in a while. The car is just so badass, you can’t help but cheer ‘em on even when they know better than to ride in such severe wetness using drag slicks.
Another technical addition I wanted to point out was type of flat screen filtration they’re using on their “air horns” or “velocity stacks”. I love this clean style and was really hoping the Weber screen filters were going to work on my SU carb air horns, but to no avail. After the 3rd different size pair I tried didn’t work, I had to give up (for now) and go with the ol’ K&N swap.
Sure, Dad, sure… You’re “clean the garage” project that was supposed to be a total of four days became “let’s change the garage door” too or vice versa. Whatever. This car has been ready for paint for a while, and here’s hoping it’s done by July 12, the Nor Cal Z Owners’ car show up in Brisbane, CA.
It was inevitable that these two guys try something off-road considering they utterly destroyed their Willys air bag suspension in the desert.
The question is which vehicle would you prefer, the Stepside pickup or the Baja Bug? Not gonna lie, I’m way more inclined toward the Chevy despite my love of all air cooled products. The Chevy is just way more practical and powerful. Either way both are only 2wd, so neither is going to escape the dunes without a quick tow here and there.
They asked us, and now I’m asking all of you, which would you prefer?
As I said, these past couple months were all about finishing school. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t tinkering with something in my spare time. Does anybody remember that crazy “stretched” frame John gave me a while back, the one I was supposed to use for a motorized bicycle?
Well I decided against it for now, but I wasn’t going to let that beautiful frame go to waste. Instead I built this totally custom fixed gear bike. It’s stretched 6 inches, has ape bars, and 1.5 gold plated chains united into one.
It’s definitely got some issues to work out, but anybody can see it’s pretty badass. Well, onto the next project!
Lawson Mahoney and Jon Tong are just two guys that are completely obsessed with cars (especially classic Z's... and Corvettes for Lawson). Lawson may take random breaks for Army training, but Jon doesn't really have an excuse for not posting. Enjoy.
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