In the rush to make the project car perfect, the one thing that usually gets lost is the desire to just enjoy the damn car. I may be speaking out of experience here, but if the choice was to jam in an awesome engine and go hit the road or wait until my Imperial was done, screw the aesthetics, I want to be out frying rubber and enjoying myself, and I’m not alone in thinking this way. For a while now the Facebook page “Ratty Muscle Cars” has been the home for the “just drive it” crowd, encouraging car owners to enjoy their wheels instead of waiting until every last item is point-perfect, and now they have launched a YouTube show. What is it, really? Basically what most of us would film in our own yards given the chance. We get introduced to founder Austin Griggs’ Dodge Super Bee, check out an engine swap on a rough AAR ‘Cuda that is taken onto Power Tour, get an update on a project Nova, and are introduced to Rick Septon’s 1970 Mercury Cyclone, complete with monster 429 Cobra Jet and attitude for days. And then there is the absolutly awesome Thunderbird on Keystones at the end. It’s cars and rock music…how could you lose with that combination?
Great stuff….love the T bird and that Cyclone sounds sooooo wicked…
I agree… Great! Stuff!
I got tons more respect for these guys than the check writing only driven in and out of the covered trailer crowd.
The Mercury Cyclone GT is powered by a 1970 429 Cobra Jet
Not a 428…
Apologies, Rick! Will fix.
Hey, wow, real, reality TV. Imagine that. Awesome stuff. Don’t change a damn thing!
Love the RMC, no chance I will restore my 69 GTO now.
Wait. When did poor people’s muscle cars become so cool?