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This adult-size Little Tikes car could be yours

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If you’ve ever dreamed of reliving your childhood and simultaneously becoming the envy of your friends, neighbors and co-workers, you may never have a better opportunity than this: There’s an adult-size, fully operational Little Tikes Cozy Coupe for sale.

You remember the Little Tikes car, with its red plastic body and yellow top. The preferred mode of transportation for children ages 18 months to, oh, four years? Yes, that one. Well, brothers John and Geof Bitmead of England’s Attitude Autos built a road-safe adult version in 2013, and now they’re selling it on eBay.

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Ka-chow! Dad surprises son by turning car into Lightning McQueen


A single dad in Tennessee has earned a Piston Cup for parenting: Brett Winek transformed his red mustang into a replica of Lightning McQueen, the famous race car from Pixar’s Cars films, simply to bring joy to his son.

Winek said his son is a huge fan of the films.

“Just to give you an example, he watched Cars 2 yesterday — three times,” Winek told Yahoo Parenting about his son. “McQueen is his favorite character, and he loves Mater, too. He has both of the characters in toy cars and mimics their sayings all the time while playing.”

Winkek approached Ramone Tennessee Tint for help with the job, which involved adding decals to the car and cost around $1,200.

“We just thought it would be a fun project, when lots of times you’re lettering plumbing trucks,” said Tennessee Tint owner Scott Huntley. Hmmm, maybe one of those trucks would make a good Mater …

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Ride into a galaxy far, far away with a sweet “Star Wars” Corvette

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If you’re a hardcore Star Wars fan and have a bit of disposable income, this is most definitely the car you’re looking for.

Ebay user easternvette has listed a used 1974 Corvette with a custom airbrushed Star Wars theme–with the current bid at $8,100.

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The best reason to visit Nappanee, IN

Smokey Stover's automobile

Smokey Stover's automobile

… is to see Smokey Stover’s car, apparently built by creator Bill Homan hisself.

Cool things to bookmark: CARzy


If, by some odd matter of happenstance, your love of comics just happens to coincide with a love of automobiles and all things pertaining to them, then you should by all means check out CARzy, a blog devoted to car-related comics and cartoons, particularly from such late, lamented magazines as (you guessed it) CARtoons. The blog is run by Nelson Dewey, who contributed 2,000 pages of material to these magazines (or so he claims). I found the above image by perusing his portfolio.

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