Thursday, June 21, 2012

Beat on the Street Tucker Snow Cat

July is just around the corner and the weather is scorching. Time to cool off with dreams of the perfect winter beater. While any douche with a Hummer can mount Mattracks, this Tucker Snow Cat offers even more capability at a BB friendly price. Friend of BeaterBlog, Ike discovered this beauty near Laporte IN.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

This Summer's Road Trip - French Cars and Boats from Detroit to Charleston

When I left Detroit, I left a lot of stuff behind; practically everything ever featured on Beaterblog except the Roo Chaser and E30. Not that I have anywhere to put it but somehow this stuff must be brought south of the Mason-Dixon. Eager to follow up on last year's road trip, Stauffer has again graciously agreed to provide an essential role.

So now the question to be answered: what must I bring back and why? Obviously, this must be a practical and pragmatic decision. Now that I'm living in downtown Charleston, it would be foolishness not to have a small car on hand for the ancient narrow streets containing parking spots oft passed up by gluttonous tanks like Sentras and Corollas. And what good is one small French car when you don't have a backup? Not any good at all, so I've found. And what good are two French cars without a trailer? I don't even need to answer that. Furthermore, it would also be nonsense to not have a boat, being jammed between two rivers on one side and a beach on the other. The Roo Chaser can handle burnouts and laps of King Street, negating the need for a boosted Javelin. Therefore, the choice was made: The Simcas, trailer, and boat must come. But how?

By my logic, here's how it works out. A Simca can not tow a Simca, this is known. A truck can tow a Simca but not (legally) a Simca and a boat together. Simcas were built  from paper thin materials and were never meant  to tow anything heavier than a crepe stand  so I  ask that all supreme beings collectively shed mercy on those who  do not anticipate problems  when ignoring these facts. A truck towing a parts-Simca on a trailer hauling a 2-post hoist solves three problems. A Simca towing a 1955 Alumacraft 14 footer solves another two. Five problems solved in one trip, what could go wrong?