“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” – Chuck Dickens
I’m not entirely sure how that works into this post or the upcoming video by Petrolicious, but I like it and it fits (maybe?). Regardless of my efforts to find deep meaning and highlight the obvious juxtaposition here, this is a great video. It a video that, I think reflects part of what is great about Beater Life.
“Every car has a story, not just the pretty ones” has been our motto from Day 1. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Saab, and Angry Sofa or a Ferrari or sick Datsun like the one in the video, if it’s got a story, if it’s used , loved , and beat on, we’ll love it!
Petrolcious, which is one of my personal favorite blogs to watch, usually produces videos about concourse level cars that you will only see at Amelia Island or Pebble Beach, but every once in a while they put something out that’s pretty relatable. They’ve done their fair share of BMW 2002’s and Alfa’s, but this one from their archives is one of my absolute favorites.
Check it out:
If you’ve liked us on Facebook, you know that we’re huge fans of Ash and Rich at Desk To Glory. We’ve posted a bunch of their stuff over the last several months. They drive a little red Toyota all over North, Central, and South America.
They’ve just finished their trek to the bottom of South America in Ushuaia and are now getting ready to make a journey across their home country of Canada. We’ve been talking to them for a while now, more out of fascination and encouragement than anything else. We would’ve asked them some questions but it seems Petrolicious beat us to it. Check out their full interview with Petrolicious and if there’s any popcorn left here’s a quick video of Ash Rich and Little Red doing their thing.
Also, be sure to keep up with their build thread on Expedition Portal.
While your at it check them out at Desk To Glory (go buy a shirt or a sticker!)
Desk to Glory from KOYO on Vimeo.
Petrolicious released this great film about a little Renault Turbo 2. The car is obviously loved and gets driven pretty hard. We love it. Check out the video!
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