Last Call: Jurassic Parking Lot Edition

So, this popped up on Ford’s Twitter feed over the weekend.
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. 
Image: Ford Motor Company

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 64 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop files here

20 responses to “Last Call: Jurassic Parking Lot Edition”

  1. kogashiwa Avatar

    Spotted in Winnipeg on the weekend: a Maxima “Shiro” edition. Never knew such a thing existed. It’s uncommon enough just seeing one of these in operating condition, let alone an obscure special edition. File this under “incredibly rare but that probably doesn’t help its value any”, I guess.
    A guy I used to know on a message board long ago dissolved into the electrons it was made of used to spend inordinate quantities of time longing after a Z31 “Shiro”. Wonder if he ever got one …

    1. Tamerlane's Thoughts Avatar
      Tamerlane’s Thoughts

      Holy crap! My friend in college had this. I had no idea it was so rare. Do you have any info about it? Is it merely cosmetic?

      1. kogashiwa Avatar

        I had no idea they existed until I saw this one. I would think cosmetic only?

  2. dead_elvis Avatar

    I pass these slightly closer-to-actually-Jurassic-era Fords on a near daily basis now. (And yes, the stoplight was red when I shot this.)

    1. nanoop Avatar

      Road trip? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…

  3. Guest Avatar

    Can someone tell my why this isn’t perfect?

    1985 Chevrolet S10 Blazer w/ Tuned-Port Corvette Engine$_27.JPG

    The Tuned-Port Corvette engine should make at least 230hp. The top engine for the S10 made 115hp.

    Double the horsepower, clean, stock-ish looks, and not hacked like most V8 swaps. What’s not to like?

    1. P161911 Avatar

      A v-8 in a S-10 is actually really easy. The 4.3L V-6 (that came in a lot of these) is 3/4 of a 350. Usually just need a slim electric fan to make it work. It is clean, but for that kind of money you could have a pretty nice 1985 Corvette, not just a Corvette engine.

      1. Guest Avatar

        Yeah, I see V8 swaps all the time in the classifieds. This one just popped out because it wasn’t primered, or flat black. This one is just really nice because it looks factory.

        And yes, you could get a Corvette, but that comes with so many extra expenses: You have to get the Hawaiian shirt, and a new trophy wife, and you have to now buy every piece of Corvette memorabilia that you see and… Really, this truck is much cheaper in the long run.

        1. P161911 Avatar

          The Hawaiian shirt, trophy wife, and memorabilia are only required if you buy new. They are optional on the used models. I’ve owned two Corvettes a 1977 (driven from 1990-1996, still owned, but not running) and a 1994 (owned from 1998-2004). I might have a couple of Hawaiian shirts, but don’t wear them much. A trophy wife is WAY beyond my means. I did get a couple of Corvette Racing hats and t-shirts.

        2. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

          For what it’s worth… I think it looks sweet and think you should get it.

          1. Guest Avatar

            I agree. However, my bank account does not…

  4. GTXcellent Avatar

    All right, I have a full confession to make. I humble brag about my GTX a lot, but the fact of the matter is that I haven’t driven the car in 2 years. I’d start it up a couple of times a summer but that’s the extent of it (kids/time/etc). But this last Sunday, I felt the car calling to me. Grabbed a battery out of the boat, checked all the fluids, few squirts of gas down the carb, pump the accelerator about 50 times and brought that 47 year old monster back to life.
    I had completely forgotten what an experience it is driving that car! No power steering. No power brakes. Stiff-ass clutch. This isn’t a car for little boys (or girls). The “lumpety-lump” of the cam and the thunderous exhaust just resonates right through you. Dump the clutch and two giant black tire marks lay down, short pause between shifts, grab second and the whole car continues to just slide right, fighting to gain any kind of traction. I felt like I was 18 years old again. Like I could climb a mountain and kick a grizzly bears ass in a fight! If you have a 50 year old muscle car – drive it! If you don’t – go and get yourself one; right now!

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      There is a place near work where a small trucking company stages cargo while waiting to fill loads. Yesterday a 68 Roadrunner was awaiting its next destination.

    2. longrooffan Avatar

      looking at a 67 GTX in my showroom at this moment. Super Commando under the hood. And it’s for sale.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        For bar tenders, there is a saying that they shouldn’t become their best customers. I’m not sure whether or how this applies to your business.

        1. longrooffan Avatar

          All is good here. Not enough longroofs around.

  5. Cameron Vanderhorst Avatar
    Cameron Vanderhorst

    Now THIS is how you do social media. Pay attention, GM.

    1. Guest Avatar

      What, are you saying an all emoji press release is wrong, pointless, and stupid?

      Then, yes, I agree with you too.