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Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 28, 2019. 5 comments

Today Was a Big Day For My MK5 Volkswagen GTI

Today Was a Big Day For My MK5 Volkswagen GTI

I’ve been waiting for this day since I bought this thing off the lot of a sketchy car dealership a few years ago.

Incredibly, thousands of miles between gigs and on roadtrips throughout the Midwest and central United States aligned mathematically perfectly so that I pulled into my girlfriend’s driveway early this morning at exactly 200,000 miles.

I’ve got a long-form piece in the works but...

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Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 15, 2019.

It's That Time Of Year

It's That Time Of Year

Merkur is now in storage for the next few months. She will be missed. Until next time good friend.

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 15, 2019.

A Person Made This

A Person Made This

A human being, much like you and I, made this thing. Said humanoid is now selling his...err... Creation... On Craigslist currently.

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I’m just going to speak for all of us when I say: Crack Pipe.

Special Thanks to RotRod for pointing this wonderful automobile out to me.

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 15, 2019.

My Town Got An Indian Motorcycle Dealership

My Town Got An Indian Motorcycle Dealership

My hometown of Elkhart, Indiana is primarily known for 2 things: RV’s and methamphetamine. Now however, we have an Indian dealership and while it may not change the areas addiction of emptying a weeks worth of excrement into a large tank and/or blowing themselves up trying to smoke the contents of said tank, it’s still pretty darn cool.

The building was erected in such a location that one must...

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 15, 2019.

Spot Of The Day UPDATE

Spot Of The Day UPDATE

This is a BMW 740i on a truck chassis equipped with metallic orange paint with a black racing stripe, a hood scoop, and an engine incapable of running without missing horribly and smoking out anyone unfortunate enough to be stuck behind it.

I saw an HHR SS cargo van, a Bentley GTC leaving a plastic surgery office, a BMW 850i, and a Polaris Slingshot. Nobody had anything on Mr. Brovarian Motor...

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 14, 2019.

My Dad Just Returned From China

My Dad Just Returned From China

While on business in Dongguan, China, my dad was able to snap some pictures some cars.

Here they are now:

This is a.... Car?

We now see the Haval something-or-other in its natural habitat.

Here’s a Toyota of sorts

The van above is a Toyota Alphard IV. I couldn’t make that up, but it’s okay because its luxuriously equipped with curtains in the back window.

He even brought home a Chinese car...

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 14, 2019.

Winter is Among Us

Winter is Among Us

Driving in the snow can be scary, and despite the fact that I live in an area that spends several months covered in the white stuff, people still seem to forget what exactly driving in snow entails when the first flake falls. As a result, I’ve come up with a short list of things to remember as you brave the elements to go out for a half gallon of milk and cat food.

This one goes no matter what...
Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 11, 2019.

Story Time: Racecar Edition

Story Time: Racecar Edition

I live in a fairly quiet neighborhood in a small midwestern town. If I’m honest, the most entertaining thing to happen in my neighborhood in the past 10 years was when a house burned down. Today, however, was a bit more exciting.

One of my neighbors came home today with a modified stock car on his trailer, and boy was his wife pissed.

She began yelling almost immediately and while I was trying...

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 07, 2019.

I Crashed a Moped and Hurt Myself

I Crashed a Moped and Hurt Myself

Most bad ideas start with what seems like a good idea. This is one of those stories.

NSFW PICS DOWN BELOW

My roommate decided a few weeks back that he needed to buy a moped off of a stranger on the internet. While this could clearly go a number of ways, I was on board because a small scooter to carve around town sounded like a very reasonable and fun purchase.

The search lasted until this past...

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 05, 2019.

I've Bought a Car

I've Bought a Car

Hello Oppo, I’ve just bought a new (to me) car. I’m collecting it tomorrow but until then, here are some hints. Leave your guesses below:

It has three pedals.

Was made in 2007.

Has a turbocharger.

See you tomorrow!

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 05, 2019.

Remember That Limo That Got Hit By a Train?

Remember That Limo That Got Hit By a Train?

Remember that limo that got nailed by a train? If not I have a link to the video here.

So this happened just down the road from my house in Elkhart, Indiana. Today while on my way home from school, I spotted that very limo on a flatbed and snapped a quick picture of the most famous limo in Elkhart.

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 05, 2019.

Driving a 200,000 Mile Broken Prius is More Exciting Than You’d Think

Driving a 200,000 Mile Broken Prius is More Exciting Than You’d Think

Some cars are exciting because of the way they handle, others because of the way they hurl you towards the horizon. My roommate’s 2007 Toyota Prius does none of these, but it proves my point that automotive excitement comes in many different forms.

The drive happened last weekend after my band played a set at a small camping festival about 3 hours away from my house. While I normally try to...

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jul 03, 2019.

I Saw Some Stuff Today

I Saw Some Stuff Today

Oppo man goes to car dealer, sees things.

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jun 29, 2019.

Highlights from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

Highlights from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

The 2019 Chicago Auto Show was one of the better shows in recent memory, despite missing some key manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes.

The new Supra I believe looks better in person than in pictures, albeit very similar to the existing 86/BRZ twins, I was however disappointed in Toyota’s use of fake vents.

The new Shelby GT500 drew loads of attention, and rightfully so. Power figures aren’t...

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jun 24, 2019.

I'm Bored and I'm Sick. AMA?

I'm Bored and I'm Sick. AMA?
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFHere’s me doing a front wheel drive burnout on a picture of my ex, because I’m 18 and very mature. It also looks kinda cool and I figured that this gif would make up for my sub-par writing.

I am worthy of your questions, and here’s why:

1. I am horrendously bored and bed ridden and quite literally have nothing else to...

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jun 11, 2019.

Top Gear Merkur News

Top Gear Merkur News

I need a box of tissues.

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jun 10, 2019.

Went For a Thanksgiving Drive

Went For a Thanksgiving Drive

Nice day for a drive before the Merkur gets put away for the winter.

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Jun 08, 2019.

Merkur is Back on the Road! UPDATED (AGAIN)

Merkur is Back on the Road! UPDATED (AGAIN)

The snow has melted, the ground has thawed, and our yard has returned to its natural shade of brown. This can mean only one thing, it's time to break out the Merkur XR4Ti. After several months of snow, salt, and ice, and an even longer period of telling, begging, and pleading my father to allow me to collect it, today was the day.

In case you are unaware of the car I'm referring to, you can...

Matthew Keyser Matthew Keyser Apr 24, 2019. 14 comments

I Installed Apple CarPlay in my 2007 GTI for Less Than $200

I Installed Apple CarPlay in my 2007 GTI for Less Than $200

As my beloved MK5 Volkswagen GTI closes in on 200,000 miles, I’ve decided to do a few things to spruce the old girl up.

This includes but is not limited to replacing several worn or missing pieces, installing an OEM European short throw shifter and this new stereo.

I found this later-model Volkswagen head-unit on eBay for less than $200 and while it did take a while to arrive, installation was...

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