The Mahoney-Tong Car Blog
Welp, apparently the Rhode Island National Guard has their own ocean front property…

Damn, Uncle Sam.

Lawson

Welp, apparently the Rhode Island National Guard has their own ocean front property…

Damn, Uncle Sam.

Lawson

On the road again. I typically average 20
Hours from Atlanta to Hartford. Let’s see if I can do it in less.

… And as little engine fire as possible would be great.

Lawson Mahoney

On the road again. I typically average 20
Hours from Atlanta to Hartford. Let’s see if I can do it in less.

… And as little engine fire as possible would be great.

Lawson Mahoney

Driftin’ Bug

We saw some drag racing Beetles put the smack down, but what if somebody empasized drifting and/or sliding? I’m pretty sure the rear biased weight distribution would help put smiles on our faces too.

I really doubt that the VW engineers planned for all these functions, but nonetheless, has there ever been or will there ever be a car that is more universal?

- Jon Tong

Supposedly to be Painted This Week

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.

- Jon Tong

Happy Fourth of July from the Mahoney-Tong Car Blog. 

You better be drunk… Cause I am.

Happy Fourth of July from the Mahoney-Tong Car Blog.

You better be drunk… Cause I am.

Roadkill Goes Off-road?

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?

- Jon Tong

Parking Lot Finds Continued…

I swear classic Chevy’s are everywhere! This was another I found a while back as I casually walked to work late.

- Jon Tong

"Stretch" the Latest Creation

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!

- Jon Tong

"Shit, Bob. What the hell do you drink last night?

"… I’m not even mad, Bob. I’m impressed. But seriously. We have kids to get to school."

"Shit, Bob. What the hell do you drink last night?

"… I’m not even mad, Bob. I’m impressed. But seriously. We have kids to get to school."

I apologize for the lack of updates. Made it to Georgia Sunday evening. 

Things that went wrong this trip
-fuel pump
-vacuum leak
-oil leak (may be getting worse)
-oil gauge
-New Mexico (seriously. Kill me)

I tentatively leave the south east for Connecticut (final goal) either Saturday or Sunday. At that point I’ll upload all the picture I took.

Lawson Mahoney

I apologize for the lack of updates. Made it to Georgia Sunday evening.

Things that went wrong this trip
-fuel pump
-vacuum leak
-oil leak (may be getting worse)
-oil gauge
-New Mexico (seriously. Kill me)

I tentatively leave the south east for Connecticut (final goal) either Saturday or Sunday. At that point I’ll upload all the picture I took.

Lawson Mahoney