Friday, November 19, 2004

Chrome and Curves has 18 excellent wallpapers of Cars and Women.
Tell a friend about

Hey, friend! Check out the wallpapers at Chrome and Curves!


[Copyright © 2000-2004]

Monday, November 15, 2004

Fiat Babes!

Before the Mini there was the Fiat 500, affectionately called the Topolino (Mickey Mouse in Italian) by the Italian public.

The perfect date car? Not for the red-blooded Italian male hoping to score with his chaperone-less fidenzata!

Resting on the Appian Way, much the same way chariot drivers did thousands of years ago.

See more at The Hollywood Extra, here and here.

[Image credit: The Hollywood Extra]

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Veterans Day: Women at War

The Scottish Women's Hospital ambulance drivers, 1915

Early women drivers faced not only the the perils of the highway, but also of war.
There were, in 1914, two uniformed services in Britain that were open to women. The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) was created in 1907 as a link between front-line fighting units and the field hospitals. During the war, FANYs ran field hospitals, drove ambulances and set up soup kitchens and troop canteens, often under highly dangerous conditions. By the Armistice, they had been awarded many decorations for bravery, including 17 Military Medals, one Legion d'Honneur and 27 Croix de Guerre
Read more about the brave women ambulance drivers of WWI.

Photo credit: © BBC]

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Bride Needs Ride

The beautiful bride needed a ride.

Just one photo and story from the many travels of Nigel & Julie.

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Friday, October 29, 2004

Happy Halloween from Vampy!

Vampirella is alive and well and riding motorcycles!

Have an safe and sane Halloween this weekend!

More images and news about Vampirella at her web site.

[Vampirella - Copyright © 2003, Harris Publications, Inc.]

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Our Lady of Monster Trucks

Oh, Queen of Monster Trucks! Holy Mother of Big Wheels!
Thou who from the beginning hast the power and mission to
crush the cars of Satan, we humbly beseech thee to use thy
high-hopping, free-styling, soul-saving command and power,
that thy may pursue the evil vehicles, encounter them on every
side, and drive them hence into the abyss of eternal woe. Amen.

Her Glorious Son drives a mean monster truck, too!
Watch as Jesus crushes and destroys all of his enemies then finishes them off with the Stigmata Blaster©
If you're not feeling particularly faithful or religious, check out The Hell Express.

Catch the rest of the vehicles at the Jesus The Monster Truck web site.

[Photos and text quotes: Copyright © 1999-2003 Monster Truck Ministries]

Monday, October 25, 2004

Pimp My Van?

[Photo: Robin Nelson for The New York Times]

You just can't keep the Age of Aquarius generation down. I wonder if any of the new van drivers have that venerable, Sixties bumper sticker Don't Laugh, You're Daughter May Be Inside on their rear end?
Pimp My Van? Even Some Parents Want to Stand Out

Say this for the Firedragon: it doesn't look like your mother's minivan. With dragons and flames running down the sides, a flame-embellished steering-wheel cover, dragon-embroidered seats, even dragon-shaped screws on the license plates, it's worthy of MTV's hit car-makeover show, "Pimp My Ride."

But this tricked-out 2001 Chevrolet Venture is, in fact, driven by a mother, 46-year-old Teresa Prange, who shepherds her two children, ages 10 and 5, around in it. "People can get into a rut," said Mrs. Prange, who lives in Bremerton, Wash. "And I wasn't going to get into the rut."

From tummy tucks to remodeled dens, the makeover has become an American cultural obsession these days, and even the owners of Dodge Caravans and Honda Odysseys aren't exempt.

-- Marek Fuchs, NYT, 10.22.04
Read the complete New York Times Driving article.

[Photo and text quote: Copyright ©2004 The New York Times Company]

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Car hoppin'

[Copyright © 2002 by Link to the Future]

Don't get your hopes up. There isn't a restaurant with three car hops anywhere to be found. These three are models for the Cruisin' Brea car show.

[Copyright © 1960 CBS Television]

So did car hops really hop on your car when taking your order? Only in the classic TV show Route 66.

[Copyright © 1996 Chronicle Books]
Once upon a time in the United States, before the ubiquitous yellow arches of a certain hamburger chain spread like chicken pox, eating on the go was an occasion. Those long-gone days when customer service was number one--and meals were dished up by enthusiastic young women costumed to resemble drum majorettes--are captured in this compilation of vintage photographs and memorabilia, crammed to overflowing with nostalgia.
-- Amazon Review
View excerpts and purchase the book Car Hops and Curb Service: A History of American Drive-In Restaurants 1920-1960 by Jim Heimann at

[Text quote: © 1996-2004,]

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Nothing wrong with the rear end...

... because it's a Mitsubishi Lowrider truck.

Looks great from the front, too.

And it's got room for three.

You can see more of Ernie's cool truck at his No Regrets car club. Also check out his other toy at Ernie's Cadillac Custom Project(s) web site.

[Photo credit: No Regrets]

Friday, October 22, 2004

Have a girl? Have a Rabbit!

You get the feeling that the copywriters of this ad, and for that matter, the Fuji Company who manufactured the Rabbit, were avid readers of Playboy Magazine?
Have a girl? Have a Rabbit! Rabbit is the easiest way in the world to have fun. That's because Rabbit is the most modern two-wheel ride ever built. Tell her you are a gentleman with modern ideas. If she says she has heard those ideas before, take her for a ride on a Rabbit. Show her she hasn't lived until now. Rabbit, indeed, is made for the enjoyment of a Gentleman. And, for that matter, anyone else with modern ideas.

Q. How do you say bunny in Japanese?

A. Rabbit.

Visit the premier Fuji Rabbit web site.

[Inspired by Antoine of the Valley.]

Thursday, October 21, 2004

No wisecracks, please.

Some reasons to stop telling women driver jokes:
The greater use men make of cars may be one reason why they are more likely than women to be a casualty in a road traffic accident. In 2001 the annual casualty rate (those killed, or seriously or slightly injured) was over 44 per cent higher for men than women.

Men are more than twice as likely as women to be killed or seriously injured in a road accident: 99 per 100,000 men in 2001, compared with 44 per 100,000 women. The rates are higher for men irrespective of the mode of transport they are using.
Read the rest of the article at National Statistics Online.

[Photo: unknown]

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The Hollywood Extra Girls

The Hollywood Extra's Vince Burlapp has been attending car shows for years. He likes looking at the cars, too.

Notice the same deadly flat smiles on all the models.

No way will they let you read their thoughts: what they really think of the cars, of their jobs, of being ogled at, or of you, who's doing all the ogling.

They won't give you the time of day.

They will give you that vacant, noncommittal smile that drives all guys crazy.

Visit The Hollywood Extra's Car Page for more car stuff. I've pretty much gleaned all of their girls photos.

[All photos from The Hollywood Extra]