Monday, July 16, 2018

Beating the Heat in Small and Mushy Waves

Johnny O Glider Style
This young lady crushed it - her fun vibe made memorable an otherwise forgettable session

Muscle(Le)car Monday - French Style

In honor of France winning the World Cup in fine style, this episode of MM shows a decidedly Gallic flair.

In response to Lancia's rallying success with the mid-engined Stratos, Renault's Jean Terramorsi, vice-president of production, asked Bertone's Marc Deschamps to design a new sports version of the Renault 5 Alpine supermini. The distinctive new rear bodywork was styled by Marcello Gandini at Bertone.

Although the standard Renault 5 has a front-mounted engine, the 5 Turbo featured a mid-mounted 1.4 liter Cléon-Fonte with fuel fed by Bosch fuel injection and a Garrett turbocharger. The inline-four engine placed behind the driver in mid-body in a modified Renault 5 chassis. In standard form, the engine developed 158 hp.

Though it used a modified body from a standard Renault 5, and was badged a Renault 5, the mechanicals were radically different, the most obvious difference being rear-wheel drive and rear-mid-engined instead of the normal version's front-wheel drive and front-mounted engine. At the time of its launch it was the most powerful production French car. The first 400 production 5 Turbos were made to comply with homologation rules to allow the car to compete in international rallies.
Plus some crazy video:


No surf last week meant more paddling

And what's paddling out to Plum Island without shooting a few sunset pics? The greenheads were mercifully absent.
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sunset the other night.

No surf for me the past few weeks. Any surf that was to be had was pretty small and short-lived anyway.
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