gearheads and monkeywrenches

cars and the adventures on which they take us

Anonymous asked: What are the best cars you've driven?

noahsoltauphotography:

We’ll do a top 5, in the order I most enjoyed them:

BMW Z4M coupe
Supercharged BMW M roadster
Mercedes-Benz S550 (on the Autobahn)
BMW E92 M3
Mercedes-Benz 220SE W111 convertible

What about you guys?

noahsoltauphotography:

When chapmen billies leave the street,And drouthy neibors, neibors meet,As market days are wearing late,An’ folk begin to tak the gate;While we sit bousing at the nappy,And getting fou and unco happy,We think na on the lang Scots miles,The mosses, waters, slaps, and styles,That lie between us and our hame,Where sits our sulky sullen dame.Gathering her brows like gathering storm,Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.
This truth fand honest Tam o’ Shanter, As he frae Ayr ae night did canter, (Auld Ayr, wham ne’er a town surpasses For honest men and bonie lasses.)

noahsoltauphotography:

When chapmen billies leave the street,
And drouthy neibors, neibors meet,
As market days are wearing late,
An’ folk begin to tak the gate;
While we sit bousing at the nappy,
And getting fou and unco happy,
We think na on the lang Scots miles,
The mosses, waters, slaps, and styles,
That lie between us and our hame,
Where sits our sulky sullen dame.
Gathering her brows like gathering storm,
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

This truth fand honest Tam o’ Shanter, 
As he frae Ayr ae night did canter, 
(Auld Ayr, wham ne’er a town surpasses 
For honest men and bonie lasses.)

Anonymous asked: What old race cars would you like to own?

noahsoltauphotography:

I’d do some pretty terrible things for an ALPINA 2002, a Porsche 917, an Aston Martin DBR1, a Mercedes-Benz W125 and an Auto Union Type D. Terrible, terrible things.

theaccidentalstarthrower:

Tumblr ate an ask about my favorite cars from the 1910’s through the 1950’s, so here’s a Top Ten:

  • 1910 Bugatti Type 13 “petit pur-sang”
  • 1912 Simplex racing car
  • 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom Aerodynamic Coupe
  • 1929 Bugatti Type 46
  • 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK Count Trossi
  • 1935 Deusenberg “Mormon Meteor” SJ Special
  • 1940 BMW 328 Kamm Coupe
  • 1948 Buick Streamliner
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 TR
  • 1957 Aston Martin DBR1

As always, what are yours?

noahsoltauphotography:

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way

O sisters let’s go down
Let’s go down, come on down
O sisters let’s go down
Down in the river to pray

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way

O brothers let’s go down
Let’s go down, come on down
Come on brothers let’s go down
Down in the river to pray.

carpr0n:

Starring: Ferrari F60 America

carpr0n:

Starring: Ferrari F60 America

itsawheelthing:

Ferrari Friday … from dusk till dawn …a Ferrari 512M at the 1971 24 Heures du Mans

itsawheelthing:

Ferrari Friday … from dusk till dawn …

a Ferrari 512M at the 1971 24 Heures du Mans

dadsaretheoriginalhipster:

Your dad loved boxy cars before you did and he’s rolled a MkII Ford Cortina 1600E to prove it. 
His squared-off chariot rolled hate into haters hearts and had a backseat that dropped panties quicker than a laundry hamper. It was four corners of pure class and perfected lines that hugged more that just road’s curves. 
So hipsters, when you’re Vintage Volvo dreaming, or lusting after that late model E-30, remember this…
Your dad is the reason those cars are considered “Used,” and it’s not because he drove them first. 

dadsaretheoriginalhipster:

Your dad loved boxy cars before you did and he’s rolled a MkII Ford Cortina 1600E to prove it. 

His squared-off chariot rolled hate into haters hearts and had a backseat that dropped panties quicker than a laundry hamper. It was four corners of pure class and perfected lines that hugged more that just road’s curves. 

So hipsters, when you’re Vintage Volvo dreaming, or lusting after that late model E-30, remember this…

Your dad is the reason those cars are considered “Used,” and it’s not because he drove them first.