Uncategorized | Fri, 04 Jul 2014 Posted by : Donnie
I usually like to keep things on the automotive side here but this is something I really feel I need to share. On june 10th 2014 armed with $20 I joined a program with over 50,000 members. The idea was simple Using major companies like eBay and Amazon you could make money. This was not some get rich quick thing, not affiliate marketing, or MLM. At its basic form it is a set of training videos.
I went into these training videos with no expectations and fully expected just to cancel my membership pretty fast. As I started getting into it I was blown away at how easy everything in the videos was. So about 2 days later I started using what I learned and since then (and little under a month) I have made over 50 sales on eBay. The end result is over $6000 in sales, using other peoples money. Not bad if I do say so myself.
Im not going to bore you with specifics, or anything like that. I will just attach a few screenshots of my paypal account over the past two weeks for you to see. That should pretty much give you an idea that it can and does work. Of course these results are mine alone, and you could have better, the same, or not as good. But think of it this way. $20 is what it costs. You most likely spend more then that eating fast food, getting coffee, or whatever.
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Happy 4th of July!
Loring Designs, Loring Mantis | Thu, 03 Jul 2014 Posted by : Donnie
Well Check this out. Jay sent us this photo of a pretty cool car. I only know of one and that is in David Lorings possession. It appears to be a Mantis Habua but I sent David an email to verify it. Its a cool body and I hope the owner can build it, or at least try and sell it at a reasonable and not “OMG THIS IS THE RAREST OF RARE KITCARS ON THE PLANET” Price.
I cant wait to get more updates and info on this car. !!!
Uncategorized | Sat, 31 May 2014 Posted by : Donnie
As some of you may know I run an Oval Track. We do stock car racing, drifting, autocross. In addition we have a 2 drag strips. Anything with a motor is pretty cool in my book. Something I have been pretty vocal about over the past few years is Drifting. Several of my friends have gone on to compete in a pro level in the years I have been involved.
This weekend formula drift is in Miami. These events usually have crowds of 10-20,000 people in attendance. Drivers are sponsored by Ford, Nissan, Chevy, Toyota, and just about every tire manufacturer out there. This is a pretty big deal. Live stream for this event starts at 12:30 etc and if you have a few minutes you can watch it here. www.formulad.com/live
Uncategorized | Tue, 13 May 2014 Posted by : John
I have posted a few things that are slightly different than what POHT traditionally has written about it. I might do a bio about myself in the next few weeks, but for now I am off for the 14 consecutive year to one of my cool gigs. I am loading up the car, and trekking to the Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals. Those 14 years have seen me serve as head judge for Carlisle’s Standard f Excellence competition. This is an event where a team of 3 judges take a look at cars that owners have elected to see if they meet a, well, Standard of Excellence. It is normally a progressive completion where competitors will enter three or four years to achieve the prized 5 Commendations. If you are going to be there check out the Judging Saturday by the main grandstand, or better yet enter and see how you do. I have seen some excellent kits over the years from an exacting Diablo replica, to a wide body 356 on a Porsche pan and an airplane motor.
Now that I have done a shameless plug it’s your turn. While in Carlisle this weekend I would love to meet some of you. If you have a car there I would love to see it. I am going try and assemble a series of articles that I will publish on this great site over the next few months. It is your chance for a few of your 15 minutes of fame! Friday I will be wondering the grounds sporting one of my new Price of His Toys polo shirts. Saturday you will find me judging by the grandstand. If you see me stop me. If you want to drop me an email so we are sure to catch each other on the grounds or downtown firstname.lastname@example.org will find me.
What is it? | Thu, 24 Apr 2014 Posted by : Donnie
Man what a great day to be looking for bad kit cars. As if the beautiful example of the Ferrari in our last post was not enough, I now get you with the 1 – 2 punch! Check out this gem. This one started life as a perfectly good Fiero GT by the looks of it then someone felt they needed a dino or whatever you would like to call that rear. I am beginning to think I am in the wrong business. Take a feiro, put a god awful body kit on it, and a $22,0000 BIN and BAM! Making that cash!
But seriously who out there would drive this? If someone on this website would drive it, please go away and do not come back hahahahah
On to the photos….
What is it? | Thu, 24 Apr 2014 Posted by : Donnie
Man oh man. Sometimes you just have to say “What the hell are they thinking” This car has made its rounds for sometime and everytime I see it I cant help but cringe at the sight of it. To even use the Ferrari name in this is not only an insult to Ferrari, but to anyone who has a well build Ferrari kit car.
This is an example of a horrible kit car, on a horrible chassis and lets not forget about that HORRIBLE Asking price!
Wrong on so many levels…..UGH!
Today is a special day in the history of the “Kit Car”. Eighty-four years ago, on this day (04-12-2014) Merrill Powell came into this world and in 1953 he along with Doc Boyce-Smith started Victress Manufacturing ; one of the earliest component car companies. Victress only lasted 8 short years but out of its shops came many highly collectible car designs. Many of their designers went on to design many of the other cars that began our industry. While crude by today’s standards, Many Victress cars were completed and now are restored, touring councours all over the world along-side the great cars of the day.
Merrill Powell is one of the special guests at this year’s edition of The Carlisle Kit Car/Import Festival. (http://bit.ly/1qpozm6) He will be there as should some of his legendary cars. I hope Carlisle was already on your to do list this year, if it now start booking your hotel now. Our hobby owes thanks to these pioneers and there will not be many years left to thank them in person. If you cannot make Carlisle this year don’t fret much, I am scheduled to sit down with Mr. Powell to see what stories I can extract. They should be great and I look forward to passing them along.
Various Victress over the years.
picture from www.americansportscars.com
Uncategorized | Mon, 07 Apr 2014 Posted by : John
So part of my day job causes me to travel some. This weekend I needed to go to the Charlotte AutoFair to do some research for a possible 2015 event here at work. While there I figured let’s see what else I could find. I knew there would be nice Vintage auto, this being an AACA event. There of course were hundreds of Mustang and Ford venders, great for you Factory Five guys. GM had a great presence. There were a surprising number of VW vendors however. pans , motors, transmissions, cars, titles. Then among the rows and rows of cars (The pedometer recorded 16 miles on Friday) were a nice selection of kit cars. A few Dune Buggies, Superlite Cars was there with a massive display of SL-Cs, a few Cobra guys, and an interesting Sebring 3000. The Sebring had more gauges under the hood than the last cockpit is was in. They Must do Something, but the price wasn’t bad, provided it didn’t need a complete rebuild. I am posting this here jst to remind Priceofhistoys readers that our kits can be found everywhere, and when looking in the unexpected cases (ie AACA swap meets) a few good deals might be had.
Dune Buggie 1 (manufacture unknown)
Dune Buggie 2 (manufacture unknown)
Dune Buggies, Dunebuggies, Manx SR | Sun, 30 Mar 2014 Posted by : John
A surprising thing happened, a VW based kit car made the new and much touted National Register of Historic Vehicles. The National Register of Historic Vehicles is a newly formed organization that honors a vehicle for being important in 4 categories: association with historic American events, association with historic American figures, importance in design or construction value, finally important informational value. The first car to receive this honor was The Simeone Museum’s Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, a few weeks later the remaining 2014 inductees were named and Bruce Meyers and his original Mono-coque Manx was the second car named following the Daytona Coupe. This award is sponsored by the Historic Vehicle Association and the US Department of the Interior. The official story can be found here. https://www.historicvehicle.org/News/Articles/All-Articles/2014/03/13/5-Things-Every-Manx-Owner-Should-Know
(Manxs and Manx inspired Dune Buggies at Carlisle 2012)