The Pickup Trucks of War During the Libyan Liberation

What do you get when you combine civilian-owned trucks, Soviet weaponry and a serious desire for rebellion?The weapons of the Arab Spring.

Do Abdul and Walid are seen here in their Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty (USA). Packing some serious firepower, this is a pair many would loathe to mess with. The truck carries a LSD-1 anti-aircraft machine gun on the base of the Soviet Vladimirov heavy machine gun and a 32-round block of UB-32 which launches S-5 unguided rockets, also from the USSR.Abdul is holding an AKMS automatic rifle and Walid is posing with his baby, the also Soviet RPG07. Talk about strange bedfellows, when is the last time you saw an American pickup pack this much Soviet firepower?

Read the full post with more pics on CarBuzz.

- Mike

CIA Training - Vehicular Surveillance

You should check out this post on Jalopnik if you are looking to tail someone in your car. Sure it’s a little dated but aren’t all those three lettered agencies ahead of their time? If that’s the case, then this is right on schedule for public consumption! 

Below is just a snippet so be sure to read the full article for more info and two training videos:

The key seems to be, of course, don’t let the mark see you. According to the CIA way, the best way to accomplish that is to work in a team, in this case of three cars. There’s lots of map-reading involved, extrapolating most likely exit routes of your target, and constant radio communication between the pursuing cars.

- Mike

The Garage Journal: Man-caves!

Whether your into cars or not, this is a great forum for talking anything “garage”.  

Some of the forum topics include:

  • Flooring
  • Heating and A/C
  • Lighting and Electrical
  • And my favorite:  Garage Gallery

One of the craziest garages is called The Bunker, you have to check it out!

~Eric

The Garage Journal