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Sublime Curiosity in the Real World

Well, not exactly. It’s actually Roadkill, which is, as far as I’m concerned, the only car show anybody needs. I want to be on Freiburger and Finnegan’s side if the world goes all Mad Max. They’ve built all sorts of amazing shit. A rear-engine 1950 Ford dump truck. A Datsun with a turbocharged V6. A street-legal stock car. A 1000-horsepower ’81 Camaro. They’re seriously worth checking out if you’re even slightly interested in cars.

But I would like to draw your attention, in particular, to this episode, in which Frieburger and Finnegan supercharge a Monza Spyder. That seems like the kind of thing ordinary car guys would do. Except that they don’t do the obvious and slap a proper supercharger on it. Instead, they boost the horsepower by sticking five leaf-blowers in the trunk and pumping the air through PVC piping and into the engine. Because Roadkill.

 

I wanted to draw y’all’s attention to it, not only because Roadkill is awesome, but also because I feel like this is an instance of Sublime Curiosity leaking into the real world (or maybe the real world leaking into Sublime Curiosity, but that doesn’t sound very likely, does it?) A ridiculous idea made flesh. That’s what I’m all about here, and if I had some sort of weird Sublime Curiosity trophy, Roadkill would get it.

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