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John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 15, 2019 at 20:10.

Syncro Spotted Free and In the Wild 

Syncro Spotted Free and In the Wild 

Taking a little day trip to Virginia Beach, from Connecticut today, and spotted a VW Vanagon Westfalia SYNCRO, on the Jersey turnpike. Not exactly sure what the production numbers on these things are, but they’re cool, and pretty rare from what I understand. Driver got a big thumbs up from me.

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 15, 2019 at 20:05.

Potential New-To-Me Car

Potential New-To-Me Car

The car in question is a 1985 BMW 635CSI. Going for an inspection at the local vintage import shop this week so they can get it up on a lift and check out the strut towers and underside extensively for rust, do a compression test, check the fuel pump, power steering pump/brakes (brakes have hydraulic power assist not vacuum) and then it’ll be time to ser everything in stone (or paper) and...

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 15, 2019 at 19:03.

A road in Virginia called "Vaux Hall". that is all. 

A road in Virginia called "Vaux Hall". that is all. 

On my way back from Virginia beach yesterday, just had to stop and get a picture.

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 15, 2019 at 18:53.

Beginnings

Beginnings

SO, this is going to be a Blog/Website where I’m going to keep a record of (and attempt to commentate on with a modicum of humor) whatever adventures I happen to go on, projects I’m working on, and so on and so forth. And hey, maybe some of this stuff will end up on Oppo someday! (Hopefully) Enjoy!

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 15, 2019 at 16:38.

Achievement Unlocked: Max Payload

Achievement Unlocked: Max Payload

6000/6100 lbs in the bed of my dad’s F-250. Wonder what would happen if I stood on the taigate....

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 15, 2019 at 14:10.

Bio Teacher Drives Vanagon?

Bio Teacher Drives Vanagon?

Bio Teacher Drives Vanagon. It’s a westfalia too....

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 15, 2019 at 13:59.

Oh God please not another one

Oh God please not another one

So I was sitting up at the fields, hanging around before my lacrosse game today and, wait, see that? That over there in the distance? THAT, is a Nissan Murano Crosscabriokillyourself. Someone else in the tri-town area has bought one. I must find them and publicly humiliate them for purchasing such an abhorrent vehicle. The search begins....

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 15, 2019 at 13:33.

W8 MANUAL WAGON FOR SALE EHRMEGERD

W8 MANUAL WAGON FOR SALE EHRMEGERD

W8 WAGON FOR SALE EBAY SOMEONE BUY IT NOW

2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 | eBay

2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 | eBay Motors, Cars & Trucks, Volkswagen | eBay!

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I would, but I can’t. Aside from the obvious lack of funds, I think my parents would actually kill me if another car showed up in our driveway.

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 14, 2019 at 07:58.

Digging Through the Archives (Poem)

Digging Through the Archives (Poem)

...Of my Google Docs account to look for a paper I was working on, and I found this. Written by 7th grade me in Febuary of 2012. Also about cars.

A Good Car

By John Harbinson

A good car is a car that dominates all others.

A good car can carry six people in comfort while at the same time keeps its driver happy

A good car is one that can show even a ferarri a thing or two on the racetrack and show...

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 13, 2019 at 18:15.

High School Car(S)

High School Car(S)

As a senior in high school, I’ve daily’d quite a few things.

1: 1997 Ford F-250. Parents bought it for me to drive “occasionally” with its main use being a plow truck for my dad’s business during the winter. Searched up and down the east coast for a 1997 Powerstroke with a 5-speed and 4x4 for less than $5000. Lucked out in finding this truck, because it had the 3.55 limited slip rear end, which...

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 13, 2019 at 07:12.

California or bust: Day 1. 

California or bust: Day 1. 

Hi Ho, Oppo, today my mom, brother, sister, and I embarked on what is a quite ambitious, but probably not rubbish road trip from sea, to shining sea, in a diesel wagon! That’s right, we’re roadtripping our 2014 JSW Tdi, over 5000 miles to California and back over the course of the next three weeks, and I will be doing my best to keep a daily log, with any and all cool vehicles I managed to...

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 12, 2019.

OPPO REVIEW COMING SOON

OPPO REVIEW COMING SOON

Of my buddy’s 2002 Chevruhlay Silveraydo. It has a very big diesel engine, and a very big exhaust. There will come soft rains, but never will there come soft brodozer exhausts. #killallthepriuses

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 11, 2019.

This Man Is Brilliantly Insane

This Man Is Brilliantly Insane

And it’s awesome to watch. And I have a spare turbo from an old Ford Powerstroke diesel laying around... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 11, 2019.

Go home, Jaguar, you're drunk

Go home, Jaguar, you're drunk

Typical day in the life of an XJS

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 11, 2019.

First Oppo Post: The $380 Jensen From the Isle of Long       (Previously on BringATrailer) Part 1

First Oppo Post: The $380 Jensen From the Isle of Long       (Previously on BringATrailer) Part 1

(May 7, 2015)

Hi Oppo! Even though I wrote this, and the subsequent articles quite awhile back, I figured I would post them here for you to enjoy. So please do, and let me know what you think. Thanks!

(July 14 2014)

Dear BaT,

I look on eBay occasionally for Jensens just to get an idea of how much my grandfather’s car is worth. One night, while searching to see what was out there, I found the...

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 11, 2019.

Malaise-Era Car, a Gray-Bumper Ml, and a baby Jeep doing 4x4 things. 

Malaise-Era Car, a Gray-Bumper Ml, and a baby Jeep doing 4x4 things. 

A very malaise picture for your time

Lady drove into a water runoff that the town hadn’t mowed in forever. People were parking on the sid of the road for the party, so she did too, not realizing the hidden ditch. Skid plates soaked it all up, car was totally fine after.

@dougdemuro met a very nice gray-bumper ML320 owner at a grad party.

Installed a tow hitch and bike rack on my mom’s Jetta....

John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 11, 2019.

 Über Rare 500TE

 Über Rare 500TE

Holy mother of wagon

One of Two: 1993 Mercedes Benz 500TE by Artz

Learn more about One of Two: 1993 Mercedes Benz 500TE by Artz on Bring a Trailer, the home of the…

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John_Harbinson John_Harbinson Jul 11, 2019.

I'm Conflicted.

I'm Conflicted.

Not sure whether or not I like this, because pdk. If it was a manual, 10/10 would hoon/daily

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