Do you believe that aliens are here? Recently I had an alien encounter of the first kind in the California desert, as I drove back towards San Diego from Las Vegas, after covering the SEMA Show.
There were a few standouts from the crowd of 1,500 feature vehicles at the 2018 SEMA Show. One such vehicle – Mopar’s “Super Charger” and its 1,000 horsepower “Hellephant” crate engine – was covered in the preceding column (AutoMatters & More # 564).
This international show – one of the largest held in Las Vegas – is a trade-only event to enable “automotive specialty equipment manufacturers to display alongside automotive manufacturers to debut new, innovative products, and connect with industry buyers from all over the world.”
This is the final installment chronicling the very custom transformation by Jim Stabe of his formerly stock 1966 MGB.
Welcome back! In Part 1 we learned that Jim Stabe retired his 1966 MGB by the late 1990s, after it had been involved in an accident and its drivetrain was sold.
From the get-go the enormous scope of what this project would ultimately become was insane, but Jim Stabe likely had no idea of what he was setting himself up for when his 1966 MGB custom car project began.
SPEED: Science in Motion is a special, limited engagement exhibition. The San Diego Air & Space Museum describes it as featuring “the fastest vehicles mankind has ever produced, including space ships, rockets, planes, trains, race cars, motorcycles, jet boats, and more!”
The decision to purchase an electric vehicle was made mostly by early adopters, but EVs are becoming more popular.