Who needs an interior, anyway?! Today, I’m ripping the guts out of the Ferrari 308 GTBi, beginning with the gorgeous factory seats. I’ve bought a set of Bride Zeta IIs from Japan for the build, and have decided an F40-esque interior is more my pace. Out comes the carpet and the sound deadening… it’s all just unnecessary weight. Soon, we’ll begin the quest to find the “right” replacement carpet, and decide just how much of the interior should go back in.
We’ve decided to move forward with disassembly, this time with the front end. There’s a ton of components that lie hiding underneath the car’s hood, and almost all of it can be permanently remove.
The AC system makes up a majority of what needs to be removed, along with heating components. There’s a heavy brass radiator that we’ve removed too. All in, we’re talking about just shy of 100lbs of weight removed, although some will have to go back in.
Subverting expectations: from movies, books, and pop culture, to music, news, and yes, even cars too, it’s a key element of story telling and artistry. It’s “the twist” that aims to keep anything and everything fresh and unexpected. However, there’s something to be said for the clear, the concise, and the evident: an “on the nose” approach with no room for interpretation can deliver a powerful message.
Despite having only been produced for three years, the DeLorean DMC-12 is undeniably an American Icon. It’s an instantly-recognizable piece of pop culture, and for better or worse, it owes it all to Doc Brown and his time machine. You know the one. While the DeLorean Motor Company has an interesting history of its own, its trivial at best in comparison to the history solidified by Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox.
After Cars & Coffee Irvine’s departure many years ago, there’s been a hole left in weekend mornings ever since. It was the originator, so to speak, and given the cars it managed to bring out on even the gloomiest of Saturday mornings, nothing has compared in the years that have followed. That’s not to say, however, that no one has tried.