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The Car Collection that would put Jay Leno to Shame


Check out this amazing car collection!  This dude on Reddit posted this link to an album of photos on imgur, and apparently he worked for this guy who owned the largest private car collection of something like 850 cars.  He’s even got a ’61 Lincoln Continental in there just like my old ride!

 

Ironically, apparently the guy (John O’Quinn) died in a car crash in a Chevy Suburban because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.  Come on man!  I wonder if this collection beats Leno’s?

 

Enjoy these pics:


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1987 Harley Davidson Sportster 1100


A long time ago, my brother and I used to make some decent money buying and selling motorcycles off Craigslist.  In college we had a habit of checking the motorcycle section daily, and we would always find great bikes that were being given away (figuratively) because someone had no idea how to fix them.  Like the ’79 Honda Elsinore 250 dirt bike we picked up for $300 because the guy swore it wouldn’t run.  A fresh tank of gas and it was back on the road, and sold on Ebay for $1500!  Anyway, in recent years the motorcycle trade hasn’t been so lucrative.  I think with increasing gas prices, people are riding bikes more and they seem to be holding their value.

Well, that all changed the other day when Evan sent me a link to this ’87 Sportster 1100 that was listed for $2800.  He didn’t have any extra cash, but said I should check it out.  I emailed the dude and offered him $2k cash for it straight up, figuring it would be gone already.  I about shit myself when he called me the next morning and said come get it for $2k!  Evan ran up to O-side and picked it.  Apparently the guy was moving to Wyoming or something and just wanted it gone.  Also threw in 3 helmets and a nice motorcycle jack!  This is a hell of a deal as Harley’s hold their value ridiculously well, and late 80’s rides are still selling for around $4,500!  Not to mention this thing has a ton of aftermarket billet parts, straight pipes, custom mirrors…someone put some money into this ride at some point in its life.

It had been sitting for the past 4 years without running, so it took me the majority of the day today to go through it and do some much needed maintenance.  I did an oil change, new filter, drained and flushed the transmission, new gas, new battery…and she’s back on the road!  Just took it for a rip and this is a really fun riding bike that definitely turns some heads.  I don’t know if I will ever buy in to the whole Harley cult lifestyle…I just like motorcycles in general and am not really too particular to any certain brand.  But I’ll hold on to this one for a while and then maybe flip it for a decent profit, or who knows – might just keep it and add it to the stable!  Check out some pics and video here:

Vintage Hot Rod Decals – Set 1


I have collected these images of vintage hot rod decals throughout the years.  They are original examples of an art form that doesn’t really exist anymore.  These awesome logos weren’t designed in photoshop or on any computer, but by real artists with a pen and pencil on real paper.  They represented real brands and products that were built by hard working Americans on American soil.  Its safe to say that these classic brands are icons of a generation of people and a country that will never exist in that same capacity, in the same way, again.

PART 2 HERE
PART 3 HERE


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