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Watch Freiburger and Finnegan’s Nomadic Ranchero Adventure Around the Western United States


Watch Freiburger and Finnegan’s Nomadic Ranchero Adventure Around the Western United States

Remember the one about the two guys who left for Alaska and ended up at the Grand Canyon by way of Utah and Colorado? Those two guys were David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of Hot Rod Magazine and that whole adventure was filmed for an episode of Roadkill, the web tv show that both guys headline. This trip began as a race against time to take a Ford Ranchero that the pair had thrashed on and built in about two weeks up to Alaska to go ice racing.

As you will see in the video, things got rolling about a day late and it all kind of went downhill from there. To be honest, it makes for fun watching, but it had to have been hell to live through. With the near constant failure of freeze plugs, a shattered window, a short stint flat towing a ’55 Chevy that made us pucker up watching from the couch, and as much sleep in a week and most people get in a night, this may as well be a torture video.

For better or worse, the guys do not give up, even as their objective changes a couple of times. Ultimately, they ended up having a great time, they acquired some awesome stories, and they are left with one Ranchero that may never come totally clean again. We know both of these guys and literally cannot imagine what that little cab smelled like after they virtually lived inside of it for a couple of days! EGADS!

Press play below to watch a road trip go completely haywire and two guys who had to battle through it!


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3 thoughts on “Watch Freiburger and Finnegan’s Nomadic Ranchero Adventure Around the Western United States

  1. hotrodcharlie

    After reading the Hot Rod magazine article, this really brought life to the story. Road Kill is a great show that deserves a Monday night slot on the Discovery channel.

  2. TaurusSHO

    wouldnt a 363 be 351 based not 302 based. 351s are bigger physically than 302s that would explain why they had problems fitting it

  3. Larry

    What a pair of tudballs. They spent a squillion dollars, had professional help, had a film crew follow them (just in case), yet couldn’t get half way to their destination.So they jerked around like a pair of losers. They bought a potential project, and couldn’t drive a greased stick up a cows’ ass, so they returned it! HA! Never really saw any cold weather, so they put their tails between their legs and drove through a puddle near the Grand Canyon. Yippie skip. The first (and most important) thing to do is get stickers/decals on the car because that defines them as uber cool. Whatever. We’ve all been on road trips, but didn’t need a support crew to follow. Come up here and drive on ice for six months at a time. FAIL. Be ashamed. Big deal. You must be so proud.

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