Archive | July, 2007

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Pontiac Red Bull Solstice GXP?

Rhys Millen

Rhys Millen isn’t good at going straight.

Rhys Millen is good, however, at going sideways. And he’s good at doing it very, very, very quickly.

Lucky for Rhys, there are two driving sports that don’t require much forward momentum: drifting and hill climbing. And also lucky for Rhys, he’s a god of both.

Why then did he give up his tire frying V8 powered GTO that was given to him to conquer the hills and slides with?

Because Pontiac made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Would you turn down a 500 hp turbocharged roadster?

Didn’t think so.

Rhys’ new GXP uses the 2.0 liter ECOtec engine that comes from the factory, but it’s been tweaked and tuned to produce over 500 horsepower thanks to turbocharging and a host of other go fast goodies (thick-wall iron cylinder liners, a race-ported cylinder head, tubular stainless steel exhaust headers, a performance camshaft, a unique engine control system and a water to air intercooled turbocharger).

Rear-wheel driven, Red Bull painted, six-speed shifted Pontiac Solstice GXP that runs off of E85 ethanol-based fuel (it’s good for the environment too)?

Yes please.

[Via: Autoblog]

…You don’t understand what you’re saying?

Ever wonder where phrases like Paint The Town Red, Botch A Job, and Slush Fund come from?

Well wonder no more, because Neatorama has reprinted an article from Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader that goes over the usually interesting story behind often used but seldom understood sayings.

Now stave off boredom and get reading!

[Neatorama – Origin Of Familiar Phrases]

…Justin Gignac is selling his wants?

Wants For Sale

New York trash extraordinaire Justin Gignac is at it again, and this time he’s got some wants that he’s looking to get.

Called Wants For Sale, it’s a series of paintings that he and his girlfriend have painted of the things that that he and his girlfriend have wanted, and they’re all being sold for the actual price of the actual item.

There’s a painting of an iPhone that sells for $649.17, a painting of a Guitar for GH2 that sold for $64.98, and Financial Security that sells for $1 Mil.

It’s an interesting concept, and judging by the results so far, one that is doing quite well for them.

Anybody interested in buying a painting of a Ferrari that I just did?

[Wants For Sale]

[Via: Josh Spear]

…It’s Movie Monday: Video Dating Tape?

Here’s a weird one to start off the week. Called Video Dating Tape, it’s an animation about a man named Jake and his search for love. Definitely ‘unique’.

…T-Post lets you wear the news?


Looking for news you can wear? T-Post is like a magazine, only it’s made of t-shirts, and every six weeks they send you a new issue with an illustration on the front and the article within. Keeping current has never looked so good.


[Via: Uncrate]