Thursday, June 15, 2006

Frybrid Kit update

The first few pieces of my Frybrid kit appeared today :) Now I just need my 91 gallon secondary tank and I'll be set.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Deep Fried Diesel

So much for Lake Placid, other gremlins have found their way into the truck.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Catch us live at Lake Placid

We'll be up in New York State for the Lake Placid Festival of Cars
I'l be at the indoor display in the Olympic Centers 1932 Arena where 26 years ago, a bunch of amateur U.S. athletes beat a professional hockey team from the former Soviet Union. Except there won't be any ice while I'm there :(

Some cool history of this famous olympic center

More Greasestock '06 pics

Here are my pics from the show. You can click to enlarge them.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

More Greasestock '06

I found my camera's battery charger finally. So here it goes.

Greasestock 06

It made the NY Times today in the Metro section.

Also Tod from Art Socket gave us this one. Tod, I think we can some add twin turbos to your Westfalia.


The Journal News

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Greasestock 2006 this weekend

GreaseStock 2006 this weekend......

Peter Pratt's Inn

If you have a greasecar or want to see some come on up and party at GreaseStock 06.

One Day of Grease, Cars and Food

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Greasebeast gets its first sponsor

Super Size Me Motorsports is proud to announce our first sponsor. FountainHead Cryogenic Processing. Stay tuned for our official website launch. Actually we'll be launching a couple. The other site being launched will be a website for "hopped up" alternative fueled vehicles.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The New York Car Show

I went to the New York Car Show today to whats new. I haven't gone since Mercedes introduced ML350. The Concept SUV was beautiful but what they really released was a "Mercedes Cherokee". I was and still am a fan of the Galandewagon Class. But today the show was below average and really catering to the rich ethnic professional ball player and Rap music crowd.

Porsche has some nice stuff. The fact that you can go 200 mph w/o a turbo is stunning. The new Dodge Challenger Retro was nice. I sat in the new 6" stretched Chrysler 300c nice but they won't give me any information on the diesel ones that they sell in Europe.

To my surprise was what Lexus was introducing for 2007/8

The Lexus 600HL The H is for Hybrid. I am not a hybrid fan since they don't make sense. But this car was absolutely stunning. Lots of HP, mids 20's on the MPG. And a special paintjob and rim combo only for the Hybrid. The color is called "Black Opel". Its a mix of black with hints of purple and awash with flavors of blue and licorice. If I find this paint code it will be the color of the greasebeast. And those headlights are the first ever LED low beams ever offered on a car.

These pics do not due this car justice. It was gorgeous and I am not a Japanese car fan at all. Remember I went to Canada to find an American truck built by Americans. But this paint scheme blows Bentley's "Beluga Black" into the weeds as its a reminder that VW owns them.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

"284", The number of the Greasebeast

As we near the end times, how close are we to Revelations 13 ?????

"And he causeth all horsepower, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right shifting hand, or on their helmets: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that hath the mark, or the name of the greasebeast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the greasebeast: for it is a human number; and his number is Two hundred fourscore and four."
Revelation 13:16-18

YIKES!!!! so I emailed Chuck. AKA "The Keeper", "The Holder", "The Designater" and "The Giver" of thine most holy numbers to get registered.


I am assigning you number 284. You have the number for 3 years but each year you run the expiration date is moved ahead. The number belongs to you not the vehicle.


The SuperSize Me Motorsports land speed racing vehicle "Greasebeast" has officially been designated #284. Technically, I'm given the number but the truck actually wears it. I won't be running down the long course without a vehicle under me..... well unless of course I'm chasing one of my tyres :)

Monday, April 17, 2006


Well, my rulebook and stuff came in the mail today from The Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. I've been a member but this year I'll actually be getting timed.

This is the 130mph club video from USFRA @

Saturday, April 15, 2006

ZipCar spotted

Saw another ZipCar on the NY Thruway by exit 9a.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Frybrid ordered

The day has come, the paypal button has been pushed and the Frybrid kit has been ordered

The Holy Frybrid Kit of Antioch (my apologies to Monty Python)

King Arthur: How does it... um... how does it work?

Lancelot: I know not, my liege.
King Arthur: Consult the Book of Vegetable Oils!

Brother Maynard: Vegetable Oils, chapter two, verses nine through twenty-one.
Cleric: [reading] And Saint Attila raised the Holy Frybrid up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy holy vegetable oil burning kit, that with it thou mayst blow thine OPEC enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats and large chu-- "

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Birthday break, truck break

I was born on a Wednesday on 4/5/67 and twice today it will be 01:02:03-04/05/06 this happens once every 100 years.

They say "Wednesday's child knows no woe" I beg to differ.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Honda I-CTDI Commercial

In America, a lot of people have bad memories of diesels. Most of these stem from old buses, pre-turbo 18-wheelers and other vehicles of that ilk. And I can understand. Old 18 wheelers, rigs or class 8 truck, what have you, use to have what was called a "Smoke Mirror".

When you were driving up a long grade you would look out the window and see how much smoke was pouring out of your stacks and from that you could gauge how hot the engine was running.

Or even worse you remember the GM 350 Diesel that was converted from a gas motor. One of the worse engines ever created in America. Darryl Hannah has one in her black 1983 Chevy El Camino.

Ms. Hannah don't excelerate with that thing too quickly that engine's "bottom end" will fall apart faster then our reasons for being in Iraq.

Well those horror stories have embedded themselves so deeply in our psyches that when you watch a VW TDI commercial you won't hear the word "Diesel" mentioned for fear of scaring potential buyers off. New York is one of a couple states that doesn't even allow its people to buy new diesels. Only the elected enviromentalists would disallow people to buy vehicles that pollute less, get 30% better mileage and have the ability to run on alternative fuel.

Anyway, Honda in the UK had launched a great diesel commercial (2005) to help people rethink their opinions on diesel. Its got a great catchy tune.

So sing it like you hate it............................................... "hate something, change something, make something better...."

Please feel free to email this post to some of your anti-diesel friends.

Monday, April 03, 2006

My braided stainless brake lines are here....

Saturday I went down to America Hose and Hydraulic and dropped off a couple of brake lines that I wanted made up in braided stainless steel. "SCHWWWWEEEEEEEET!!!" as my recent foreman who "is still employed despite miswiring up a $20,000 piece of electrical equipment and its subsequent catastrophic failure" would say.

As those who drive Dodges already know. There aren't alot of parts available. Combine this with the fact its a diesel, 2wd and built before 1994 and you basically have me walking around the desert like in the Jim Morrison movie. Anyway, so after contacting Brakequip in Tennesse they sent me a few addresses. One of which was in Paterson NJ. Paterson is home to a number of things, most importantly the Louis Francis Costello Statue

So I drove down Saturday, dropped off my brake lines and today picked the new ones up. Nice. I know they are made by Americans and not by some foreign aftermarket place. I'll post some pics later.

This is an amateur Hollywood portrayal of how excited I was that something went right for a change :) Hit the "PLAY BUTTON" to start.


Sunday, April 02, 2006

Pizza in the Bronx

My grandmother and I went out for a slice of Pizza at Emilio's on Tremont Ave in Bronx, NY yesterday (my birthday is coming up 4/5/67). If you are a greaser and looking for small restaurants. This area would be a great place. Some of these places have less then 10 tables.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Bonneville Racer Ben Jordan passes: Hydrogen Activist

I missed this article last week.

War Pilot, Greaser, a hydrogen guy that built his first hydrogen powered engine in 1932, converted a 1924 Model T Hack to burn 11 different types of fuels. Check out the above link for everything else.

Hydrogen Powered 1924 Model T Hack

San Francisco Gate Article

Hydrogen powered Shelby


As the LSR racers say "Godspeed Ben"

Monday, March 27, 2006

Political Break-Connecticut HOV lanes are a failure

Liberal-feelgood-government-regulated-driving behavior takes another dive today as a Connecticut study proves that the HOV lanes are 50% under utilized. Some of these lanes were built as early as 1989 its now 2006.

To contrast this NJ's HOV lanes failed so quickly that they caused more traffic problems then they solved. If I am not mistaken we pulled out our HOV lanes in 1998. What most people fail to realize is that a lot of our traffic is former NJ and NY residents living in Pennsylvania driving through NJ to get back to NY for work. And with the suburban sprawl in NJ "sharing a ride" doesn't work.

I am not going to make it :(

With April 1-2 coming up this weekend. There won't be a shot at me making it down to Maxton, S.C. with the East Coast Timing Association

My truck is up on jacks and I'm bringing my brake rotors and drums out to Fountainhead Cryogenics out in York Pennsylvania. Going to get them crygenically tempered. It extends the life of rotors and drums 2-3 times.

I can really see how this year is going to pan out......

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Saw a ZIPCAR on the 9W South Today

Yes, I finally saw a ZIPCAR in NJ. It had NY tags heading back to NU YAWK!!! And unlike the last one I saw I did not follow it anywhere...

The ZipCar concept was a bit hard for me to handle until I figured out its target market. If you live in a big city and don't need a car often ZIPCAR is for you. Ulitimately its cheaper. If you need a rental car when you travel it might not be for you. I give them a thumbs up. I may even become a member since I think they are that cool.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Braided stainless brake lines

Margaret from BRAKEQUIP emailed me today with a list of local businesses that make custom braided stainless steel brakes hoses for the Dodge. If you have a popular vehicle like a mustang or a common 4x4 you can pick them up real easy. If drive vehicles like I do then you need to get them custom made or do without. Braided stainless steel hoses improve your vehicles braking ability, look cool and add snob appeal:) Brakequips are 100% street legal and D.O.T. approved. I'll some pics after I receive them.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

My SpeedBleeders came in from Sal up at Auto Sport USA North Route 17 Saddle Brook. I've been doing business with Sal for 21 years. 'Nuff Said!