Daily archives: January 8, 2006


Does anyone know where I can get this model in the UK?

It’s a Ford street rod called The Rodent in 1:32nd scale by Revell-Monogram. I think it’s an old Snap-Tite model repackaged, along with several others, as part of the “Night Crawlers”. There are also The Serpent, The Stinger, The Widow, The Lizard and The Nightflyer.

I’m having Mad Max visions and, more specifically, I remember the first page of a graphic novel by Pepe Moreno called Rebel which had a machine gun toting hot rod Ford being chased through the rubble of New York. (Other Rebel links- destroying the World Trade Centre, buy the graphic novel on Amazon.)

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Spinneyhead's first bit of video journalism

Cross posted from 2 Wheels Good.

Ride Manchester have a workshop where they rescue and rebuild abandoned bikes for sale. They also allow you to build your own bike, if you have the time and inclination, which is what I’m doing with my poor vandalised commuter. I took the frame and all the other bits I’d salvaged along on Friday to strip it down prior to resurrection. Whilst I was there I interviewed Adam about the project. Click on the image above to see the video.

The lease on the workshop runs out soon and Adam is off to Cornwall. It would be a shame to see the project go under. It’s one of the many things I’d love to do if I had the time, but I don’t. So it’s up to someone out there to carry on the good work that ride Manchester has begun.

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