Junkyard Find: Oh, Those Clever Tow Truck Drivers!

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
junkyard find oh those clever tow truck drivers

Every once in a while, you see funny things written on junked cars, presumably by waggish junkyard employees. There was the Bee Careful Cressida, for example. On a recent trip to a Colorado self-serve yard, I spotted this very charred pickup with some more examples of the Funny Junkyard Guy genre.

You have to wonder if it’s even worth putting burned vehicles out on the yard. Maybe the rear axle is still good.

Get it?

Ho, ho!

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  • GS650G GS650G on Apr 23, 2012

    If the FD used chemical fire extinguishers on the engine the substance goes into the engine and ruins it. I tried to get a set of heads off a small block and found a mass of solid material from the carb on down to the engine block.

  • Redmondjp Redmondjp on Apr 23, 2012

    With the color that this truck was painted, I'm surprised that it didn't put the fire out by istelf.

  • 2ACL If I'm going to battle 30-year-old BMW problems, then the car had better be representative of their greatest hits. I hear the M42 is a decent motor, but it just doesn't personify BMW excellence of the period. Also did some digging in the seller's other posts to try and determine the transmission type. . . https://www.bimmerfest.com/threads/m42b18-1994-318is-misfire-hopefully-remedied.1443915/page-2#post-13810336"Test drive was magnificent, for an automatic, it eventually gets up to speed." Free-revving four + four-speed slushbox = definite pass.
  • SCE to AUX This is good news, as long as the Tesla plug can deliver the kind of power needed in the future. I'm not sure that's a settled matter.
  • SCE to AUX Hyundai/Kia/Genesis, if we're talking mfrs of consequence in the EV space.But to their credit, they've tried to remain distinct from the Tesla approach to everything. They've been quick to respond to the Biden IRA domestic content stuff for EVs (by building more US plants), so maybe they'll jump on this NACS bandwagon.
  • FreedMike I guess it's good to hear they finally made the third row livable - the one on the old RX was a joke - but, man, is this generic-looking.
  • Alan I read the front wheels are driven by the engine and the rear wheels by electric in the hybrid. I also find it odd it isn't offered as the 2.4 hybrid with 250kw on tap.