9 Rides Truly Wired Gearheads Should Love – Hey, We Can Relate To This Story

Photo - Bill Barber's Photostream @ Flickr / wired.com

Fellow Woody Boater Mark Christensen found this great story on line at a website called wired.com / Autopia and we thought it would be fun to share it with the Woody Boater community.

9 Rides Truly Wired Gearheads Should Loveclick here to check it out.

On Bill Barber’s Photostream page, he notes that the photo of the Chris-Craft was converted from an original slide-image. Great vintage photo… Looks like an 18′ Chris-Craft Riviera which, based on the deck hardware, was originally powered by a 131 HP Hercules KBL straight-6 … with those snazzy aftermarket grab bars – Just sayin’

What’s your fantasy car, boat, motorcycle, train, plane ride?


7 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Since I already have the Chris Craft, the fantasy toy would have to be a Cessna Corvalis TT. A cruise speed of 260 mph will get you to all the woodyboater events around the country in comfort and style and in a fraction of the time it takes on a Harley.

  2. Dave
    Dave says:

    It would have to be a, De Haviland Twin Otter ON FLOATS
    Can you imagine taxiing up to Sierra Boat Co. with all your friends on board. Then throwing the anchor out and taking your 16` Launch out thru the cargo doors and motoring over for a few Wet Woodys?

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      The problem with the Otter is you might have to sell the 16′ launch at the end of the weekend to buy enough gas to get her home! Although, I gues if you can afford the twin otter, you may be able to afford the fuel bills even without paying passengers and cargo.

      • jimmuh
        jimmuh says:

        “been there, done that”
        One of Sierra Boats customers used to pull his Grumman Widgeon up on the beach next door and then board his CC 38′ Commuter for a picnic on the lake. Was exciting watching him lift the loaded plane off in the late afternoon swells…..

  3. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    Hey Texx. My pick would be
    Boat. Thunderbird
    Plane. DeHavilland Mosquito
    Bike. The Britten Race bike
    Train. Bullet
    Car. Lancia 032
    That was fun….. better get off to work.

  4. jerri
    jerri says:

    I got my fantasy ride this year on Miss America IX. I’ve been wanting to do that since I first saw her….. Can still feel the wind in my hair and I’m still dancing at the memory.
    Thanks Chuck!

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