In the US alone, a million vertibrates become roadkill every day. And that's just one unintended consequence.
Roadkill hosts Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger have broken up - kinda - to spin off a new show, Hot Rod Garage, that mostly gives up the driveway and parking lot wrench work for the confines of a garage. We say kinda because while Finnegan is the primary host for Hot Rod Garage, Freiburger plays guest host and the new show starts off by wrenching on the Roadkill Draguar project car.
Motor Trend's Roadkill series is all about taking relatively unloved vehicles and putting some work into them to make them seriously fun performance machines. If you need your car to be perfect, with shiny chrome and modern amenities, then these creations might not fit your style. Their work is more in line with very functional rat rods.
Usually when we hear the word "salvage" in the car world it brings to mind the dodgy vehicular leftovers after a wreck or natural disaster. But salvage has another meaning related to wrecks and natural disasters: it's the term used for picking up roadkill and processing the meat and pelt to be used for food or bait or profit. In Michigan it's necessary to get a salvage tag to process raodkill, meaning you call local law enforcement or the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), they provide the t
Certain requests for description simply cannot be fulfilled, like if someone asked you to describe Picasso's Guernica or Gilliam's Brazil. There is only one appropriate answer to such entreaties, and that is: "You just gotta see it." That's where we are with the latest episode of Roadkill, wherein Messr's Freiburger and Finnegan dig out a 1968 Dodge Charger that Freiburger acquired in exchange for a set of cylinder heads, and intend to stuff it with the big-block motor from a long-bed, three-qua
"It really is a sin to waste a good meat," says Montana State Sen. Larry Jent, D-Bozeman. And so he's trying to do something about such sinfully wasteful practices by introducing legislation in Montana that would make it legal to recover roadkill – be it elk, deer, antelope or moose – for food. According to reports, it's likely that the bill will be passed.
Last time Roadkill took a trip it inolved a $1,500 budget, a 1972 Pontiac Catalina and a trip from El Paso to Los Angeles. This time their adventures point northward to Alaska, and their chariot will be a clone of the 1968 Ford Ranchero that Hot Rod used to take a class win in the first Baja 1000. It is, naturally, called "Viva Raunchero."
There are few things simultaneously more romantic and idiotic than taking a road trip in a beaten-down heap of a car. Trust us. We know. David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of Hot Rod Magazine fame recently undertook an epic trip from El Paso, Texas to Los Angeles with the express goal of doing so for under $1,500, including the purchase price of a vehicle, food, lodging, repairs and, most importantly, fuel. With this in mind, the duo settled on a 1972 Pontiac Catalina for a lofty $650. Hilarity
It's bound to happen. If you travel very many miles, especially at night, it's quite likely you'll create roadkill. Even some of the expert drivers here at AutoblogGreen have taken the life of a street-crossing animal. (I'm sooo sorry, Mr. or Mrs. Bunny, I tried to miss, I really tried.) While different areas have different ways of dealing with this all-too-common occurrance, today we focus on the amazing art of Amy Nugent (no relation to Ted). The Canadian artist brings some life back to haples
Roadkill is an ugly, smelly problem that can be expensive and flat-out dangerous for drivers. Outside of the occasional tall fence on the side of the road, there has been little to stop Bambi from chillin' in the middle of your local interstate. The state of Colorado is looking to change that with an ingenious new system that detects large animals on the freeway and warns drivers to be on alert. Colorado needs this technology, too, because up to 70% of its highway collisions involve animals.
Adam Morrigan has taken street slaughter off of England's public roads and into the art gallery with some interesting ideas of what art is. Morrigan has made a name for himself by setting up a road kill hotline so he can get tips on the whereabouts of the best dead mammals. Once he picks them up, he skins them, eats the meat (yeah, we know), turns their skin into leather, and then suspends the stretched hide with man-made fibers within a frame. One of Morrigan's artworks, Absolution and Redempti
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