Saturday, December 30, 2006

ThinkLocal - Saint Louis, MO Missouri Motorized Vehicle

The folks at MonsterCommerce and MonsterMarketPlace have come out with a great search and local business directory - ThinkLocal. contains more than 17 million U.S. business listings including maps, and select Canadian business listings. In addition, serves over 2 million product listings, providing users product information and local business information within one search query.

The important news for us Mudhorny fans is that they have a Motorized Vehicle section.

Here's a good site with some good photos for off-road enthusiasts.

FOUR LOW offers a carefully edited selection of quality items for the off-roading junkie.

The initial concept of began in the Winter of 2006 and was inspired by the passion that two off-roading enthusiasts had for the sport and has become one of the most sought after t-shirt designs in the off-road apparel industry.

While focusing on their largest and most popular department, apparel, the company's objective is to create a comprehensive site providing useful information and setting the standard for off-roading apparel with quality products and superior customer service.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Find low gas prices in the USA and Canada. can help you find cheap gas prices in your city. It is a network of more than 173+ gas price information web sites that helps you find low gasoline prices. All web sites are operated by GasBuddy and has the most comprehensive listings of gas prices anywhere.

Gasoline prices change frequently and may vary by as much as 20 percent within only a few blocks it is important to be able locate the service station with the lowest priced fuel. GasBuddy web sites allow motorists to share information about low priced fuel with others as well as target the lowest priced stations to save money when filling up at the pumps!

AOL Autos - Car Show Main Page

Looking for news about car shows featuring new concept cars, trucks, SUVs & hybrid cars?

Car pictures and videos of new cars, trucks, SUVs, hybrid cars, luxury cars, concept cars from the latest car shows and auto shows. Go here to read about the 2006 Chicago Auto Show or the 2006 Geneva Auto Show.

2006 Detroit Auto Show: Last Words - The Car Connection

Near the beginning of this year, posted a great overall last word review of the 2006 Detroit Auto Show. Here are some highlights.

Best New Concept: Chevrolet Camaro. Okay, maybe I'm taking the easy way out here, but ...

Best New Production Car: Lexus LS460L. I can already hear the criticism from colleagues,...

Most Significant Production Vehicle: I'll give the edge to the Ford Edge, with the Dodge Caliber close behind...

Best Press Conference: Baby, it ain't cold outside, and Detroit 's equivalent of a heat wave may have been the biggest news of the show...

Worst Press Conference: Chrysler created the modern, theatrical auto-show preview,...

Who's On Top: It's hard to argue against Toyota,...

Who's In The Barrel: GM's been down so long, it may have actually climbed up enough...

Personal Best: The crossover...

Prediction for 2006: Detroit automakers will gain a little bit of traction in the months to come,...

Biggest News Story: GM's nearly across-the-board price cuts...

Check out the full article at The Car Connection - 2006 Detroit Auto Show: Last Words

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

PlateWire - Bringing Courtesy Back to Our Roadways

Interacting with someone else on the road can have mixed consequences. Ever have someone you'd like to send a comment to - complimentary or derogatory? Well now you have an online forum where you can post these comments for public view.

PlateWire is a public repository and electronic forum of drivers by drivers. Using a drivers license plate, commuters can communicate their thoughts and feelings in regards to driving on today's roadways. Report and flag bad drivers, award good drivers, and even flirt with cute drivers. PlateWire was born out of frustration from years of driving along side drivers who seem to have no concern with anyone's safety, including their own. PlateWire is not meant to be a substitute for legal reporting of traffic infractions, if you are a witness to a traffic infraction please contact your local authorities and file the appropriate complaint or report.

Before you post, you may want to look up your own license plate to see if someone left you a message.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Accident Compilation

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Monday, October 23, 2006 Launches Auto Parts Store

In an article today on, it was announced that has launched an automotive parts and accessories store section of their web site. Here is a quote from the article.

We're providing a broad selection of products for auto enthusiasts, who are passionate about the appearance and performance of their cars, but also making the Automotive Store convenient for the everyday motorist who is looking for basic car care and maintenance items, said Steve Frazier, vice president of the automotive unit at

This seems like bad news for the small auto parts dealer who sells on the web. View the entire article at Launches Auto Parts Store.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Car Pictures at

Their mission? To have at least one picture of every car that has ever been produced in the history of this planet!

You can add these to your webpage using Google Gadgets.

Inside Line: Home

Go to Edmund's Inside Line: Home, your source for automotive news.

Also, if you use Google Homepage, you can add Inside Line's recent articles to your Google Homepage.

The BUSTang: Hottest D.A.R.E. car in the country - Autoblog

Check out the following quote from an article on

If you're young enough to have lived through this country's War on Drugs while attending grade school, you no doubt remember annual visits from your local police department to intimidate/convince you not to do drugs. In order not to frighten children by showing up in a Crown Vic with a dash-mounted shotgun, most officers arrived in a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) car, usually a vehicle acquired through a drug bust or paid for with confiscated drug money, or so they told my class. A lot of D.A.R.E. vehicles were late model pony cars like the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang, presumably because drug dealers were way into Detroit iron and the flashier the car, the easier it was to keep the attention of kids hopped up on sugar and caffeine.

I just had a revelation while reading this. Is it really the best message to send to kids. Don't do drugs kids! Especially, don't sell drugs, because drug dealers drive cool cars like this one... Um, wait a minute...

Read more and check out the photos of the car called The BUSTang: Hottest D.A.R.E. car in the country - Autoblog.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Next Wave: Electric Motorcycles?

Sometimes progress is a dirty word.

News about about electric and other "green" cars is everywhere these days, but what about motorcycles? Gizmag reports that a new type of electric dirt bikes is on the way, as evidenced by the Electricross.

One of the best things about this bike, in our opinion, is the noise--or lack thereof. Motocross fans everywhere may someday be able to leave their earplugs at home.

Yeah, but doesn't this defeat part of the point of having a motorcycle in the first place? They are loud and fast and ... it just seems wrong! Read more about the Next wave: electric motorcycles | | CNET

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Happy Birthday Jon!

Check out Mr. Joe Cool here a few days before getting married.

Jon Arconati Playing Pool

I know he's my brother, so I'm a bit biased. But look at this picture! He is the coolest thing since the trick shot. Today is his birthday so spank him next time you see him.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Elevated Performance Parts

Elevated MotorSports, Inc. is a leader in selling high end and popular after market and performance parts. We sell performance part at competitive pricing and build our performance parts business on the philosophy that great customer service is what makes you successful in the performance parts and motor sports industry.

Get elevated at Elevated Performance Parts

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Battery-Fueled Car Will Smoke You

The world's first lithium-ion supercar is here and it's rocking. From 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds, zero emissions never looked so hot.

This sounded cool at first; a sports car powered by the same type of battery that is in most common laptops. But then I thought about all the problems the people I know who have laptops have with their batteries, how much heat a laptop puts out ('course, not more than a gas engine) and also how they never seem to last more than two or three years.

Read more about it at [GaS] Battery-Fueled Car Will Smoke You.

Monday, July 31, 2006

MonsterCommerce Clients: Auto & Specialty

Many merchants in the auto industry find MonsterCommerce to be just what they need to power their online business. Whether it's a automobile dealership, performance auto parts or car audio, it's easy to see why they've picked MonsterCommerce.

Thinking of entering the ecommerce world with your automotive gear? Use MonsterCommerce.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Template Switch-Out

Old Template
Blogger template created by David Shea.

Back in May, we chose a new template for We like it quite a bit and it has met with everyone's approval. I meant to post a screen shot of the former template for nostalgia and now is as good a time as any.

Famous Choppers sells motorcycle parts and accessories. And well, if you expect a site that caters to chopper riders to look like cool smooth black leather,... yeah, well it does.

Chopper Parts Deals you Can't Beat

Bike parts and accessories from the industry leader-Famous Choppers. Custom motorcycle parts, bike accessories, and chopper frames. Famous Choppers is an authorized dealer for Performance Machine, Custom Chrome, Baker Transmission, and S&S Engines. Everything you need to customize your Harley Davidson or build your chopper from the ground up. Famous Choppers guarantees low prices and high quality custom bike parts. We are the motorcycle website your bike will love...and your wife will hate.

This site is so mean and dark looking I expected to see it kicking someone's ass. Check out Famous Choppers Specials.

Friday, June 30, 2006


New car owners say foreign models have 'it' while Detroit's latest are mostly bland. A J.D. Power survey of 63,000 Americans who recently bought vehicles gave the highest rating for appeal to foreign cars in 17 of the 19 categories.

Only the Ford Mustang and Ford Fusion topped their categories, while 12 Japanese models took the pole position.

Maybe next year, GM and DaimlerChrysler.

In my opinion, the respondents to this survey are a bunch of unpatriotic jerks, choosing foreign cars over domestics. That doesn't change the fact that they are right. Sucks.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Fast Cars Rule is proud to be an Authorized Action Performance dealer. Action Performance is the most trusted name in NASCAR diecast and NHRA diecast racing collectibles. We Love Fast Cars

Get your fast car fix at

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Mazda 6 @

Check these out.

I have pictures of my new car in the photo album. Here are the stats:

  • Mazda 6

  • Spirited 160hp 2.3 liter engine

  • Close ratio 5 speed manual gearbox

  • Power assisted 4 wheel disk brakes

  • Advanced 4 wheel independent suspension

And a few features that I have not had in a while, AC, CD, and style :)

Check out the photographs at - Mazda 6

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

New Host - Technical Update

The site is moving to a hosting environment outside of Blogger's Blogspot servers. The resolved address - - is going to be redirected back to the domain, and the pages and XML feed will be reposted to a new folder.

There will also be a new design in place very soon based on the feedback given back in August of last year.

Update: Move complete. The template chosen which you are currently looking at is called Tobacco. All is well.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Thoughts on Cars: How to Buy One and What They Cost

Need a good financial resource for buying a car?

Of course, there are ways to save on cars. Here are some thoughts from Free Money Finance..

A Revolution in Swede Speed

In case you are looking for a new vehicle....

Koenigsegg CCR

Whether for sheer speed or relative value, the response to the CCX at this year's Geneva Auto Show has been impressive. The U.S. road-worthy model is in such high demand that there's currently a nine month waiting period. The first model will roll off the

What color do you think I should get?

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Grass Roots BMW Motorcycles

Herb Anderson

Grass Roots BMW, Inc. is owned and operated by Herb and Reno Anderson. This is an exciting time in the history of Grass Roots BMW Motorcycles. Herb, rider extraordinaire, is coming on board to bring fresh ideas to the business and to add his extensive knowledge of the motorsports world. His wife, Reno, brings marketing and writing expertise.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

How to Avoid Buying Flooded cars [Source: Google Video]

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This year, thousands of cars that were flooded by the recent hurricanes may find themselves in the garages of unknowing car buyers. This can happen when unscrupulous people fraudulently "retitle" a car so it hides the fact that it's been flooded. So how can you avoid falling for an elaborate fraud?

Experts say always have a trusted mechanic examine the car.

Look underneath the dashboard of the vehicle and check the wiring. Feel if it's wet and look for signs of rotting around the wiring. Also, look along the carpeting of the vehicle for discoloration. A single line or flat line could be an indication of a watermark in the vehicle.

Be sure to check the trunk for water damage and shoddy repairs. Turn the lights on to make sure that they work. One of the biggest indicators can also be the smell of the car. If the interior smells musty or too much like a strong deodorizer you should be suspicious that car has been wet or damaged.

Take advantage of services such as which can trace the car's history and can alert you of any problems with its past.

Wired News: World's Most Expensive Cars, 2006

These kinds of cars make Ferraris and Aston Martins look like relative bargains; despite their fame, they are much cheaper than the cars on our list. Of the 10 most expensive cars, only two are made by brands with household names -- Porsche and Mercedes-Benz -- although I guess it depends on what your household is like.

Found via Wired News.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

HAND CARVED GIFTS - Take Five at MonsterCommerce

As featured previously here at Mudhorny, Hand Carved Gifts was featured in MonsterCommerce's monthly newsletter.

Each month, we ask a different MonsterCommerce merchant the same five questions regarding their online business and its success.

This month's featured merchant is who offers a variety of fine wood hand-crafted replicas of classic American cars and motorcycles.

Read more about them at MonsterCommerce Newsletter | March 2006.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Michelin Lets The Air Out of Their Tires

Are you "Tired" of managing the air in your tires? Why not try Michelin's Tweel.

DETROIT, M.I. (January 9, 2005) – Today at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Michelin showcased a potential future for mobility, an integrated tire and wheel combination missing one ingredient that is vital for traditional tire performance...air. The company unveiled the first real-world fitments for its revolutionary "Tweel" – which operates entirely without air.

Okay so they are not quite ready for production yet and you probably can't buy them yet. I can't decide if they are really cool looking or funny looking. You be the judge.

Check out the Michelin Press Release for more information.

VW Features

Configure a 200hp GTI Mk V and take a private joyride with Helga at

VolksWagon is in the house.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Photos: Carmakers rally more gems in Geneva | CNET

These are pretty sweet. Check out all 12 pics from the show on

At the 76th International Motor Show in Geneva, carmakers are showing off vehicles that you'd expect James Bond to drive--packed with power, grace and comfort.

Friday, March 3, 2006

New car prices, used car pricing, auto reviews by Edmunds car buying guide provides True Market ValueSM pricing, unbiased car reviews, ratings, and expert advice to help you get a fair deal. What is the True Market ValueSM?

If you are thinking about buying a car, you should go read New car prices, used car pricing, auto reviews by Edmunds car buying guide.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Trailer Hitches at

Last month, we mentioned, a seller of truck accessories. Today, we wanted to highlight, a division of, bringing you an expanded supply of trailer hitches for your vehicle.

The first item to select is a trailer hitch to fit your vehicle and your towing needs. Trailer hitches come in class 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4 and class 5 ratings. Not all classes are available for all vehicles but the higher the rating the more you can tow. Just remember not to exceed your vehicles capabilities. Class 1&2 trailer hitches have a 1 ¼" receiver hitch opening while all others have a 2" receiver hitch opening.
Search for Trailer Hitch.

Next, match up a hitch mount to your trailer hitch. These hitch mounts come in a variety of drop/rise configurations. Generally speaking a 2" drop is the most common for class 2.5 and above hitches. You may find that a lower drop may be needed depending on your vehicles suspension and trailer height. NOTE: If you purchased a class 1 or 2 hitch this part is already included with the hitch.
Search for Hitch Mount.

Select a hitch ball size that matches the size of the coupler on your trailer. Match the hole size of your hitch mount (see left) to the shank diameter of your hitch ball. If you tow a variety of trailers we recommend the switch ball system. This allows you to attach one shank to your hitch mount with the ability to change ball sizes quickly and easily.
Search for Hitch Ball

This item secures the hitch mount to your trailer hitch.NOTE: If you purchased a class 1 or 2 hitch this part is already included with the hitch.
Search for Hitch Pin.

They have a lot of great information detailing the proper selection of these towing and hauling tools. So, if you want to get it right, get your Trailer Hitches at

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Women's motorcyle tee's with attitude!

Know a female motorcycle enthusisast? Get some Women's motorcyle tee's with attitude!

Tee-shirts & more for women who ride motorcycles created by women who ride! Funny, powerful and slightly naughty, these shirts have attitude!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Nissan Xterra SUV - Show Us Your X

I've been seeing some unique advertising campaigns lately on the television where the car manufacturer will be featuring the new vehicle in a unique way, and then the domain name at the end of the commercial matches the advertising slogan. This is as opposed to the manufacturer's website. Nissan starts us off with Show Us Your X...

The idea here is that Nissan is generating buzz behind this SUV among the off-roaders and extreme enthusiasts. Their looking for owners and fans to submit pictures. What I find interesting is that they aren't just sending the user to the main Nissan site and then having them click from there, but created a whole new site and domain name specifically for this campaign. It's an interesting idea and it looks like it will pay off.

Learn more about the Nissan Xterra SUV - Show Us Your X!

More Information

Update (2008/08/13): Added a screen shot from the current website. It would appear that the link to this site simply forwards onto now. Shame.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

St. Louis Bike Show Sponsered by Wide Open Magazine

Wentzville Expo Center

The St. Louis show will also be a three day event, but this year we have added 50,000 sq. feet to our 60,000 last year for a total of 110,000 sq. feet of American steel and one of a kind customs. Huge draws to the shows will be the presence of celebrity bike builders and their creations, as well as the Missouri Bikini Team, and both shows will be advertised extensively on the radio, in print, and on billboards.

Sponsored by:

Real Rock Radio - KSHE 95

K-HITS - Classic Rock Hits

  • February 24, 2006 4 pm - 10 pm

  • February 25, 2006 10 am - 10 pm

  • February 26, 2006 10 am - 5 pm

Wentzville Crossing Expo Center [Map]

100 Mall Pkwy

Wentzville, MO 63385

Minutes West of St. Louis

Find out more information about the St. Louis Bike Show - Sponsered by Wide Open Magazine.

Found via billboard at the corner of I-270 and West Florissant.

Ask for WheelsTV

Getting WheelsTV depends on demand from folks like you, who share a passion for automobiles, trucks and motorcycles. Call or write your cable or satellilte provider and tell them "I want WheelsTV !"

Take a look at WHEELSTV - 24/7 Entertainment, News & Information on Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles.

Technorati Tag: cars

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Technorati is the authority on what's going on in the world of weblogs.

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Thursday, February 9, 2006

Gladiator Supply Company - Supplier of NASCAR and John Deere merchandise

Gladiator Supply Company

Stepping beyond diecast and so-called collectibles, the Gladiator Supply Company is a store full of functional lifestyle products offering a wide selection of NASCAR merchandise; Chevy, Pontiac, Dodge and other popular Muscle Car products; Cool Monster Garage stuff;
and innovative products for the widely respected John Deere as well as the NFL.

Ceasar gladly invites you to Gladiator Supply Company

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

BMW North America, LLC. - BMW North America

The Beemer will always be a Beemer. The rich man's volvo has everything that you could want in a car, including it's very own class of stick shock.

The official BMW of North America Web site. Learn about all BMW Series and models and find out where to find the closest BMW center.

You can visit the website for their North American operations at BMW North America or you can learn more about the company at BMW International. Bonus points will be awarded to the visitor who posts here with comments explaining what the B, M and W. But until then, you can custom build your own beamer, locate the closest dealer or search.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

About Recreational Vehicles

Want to know more about RVs? Check out the following.


Freedom Roads is a dynamic national network of well-established local and regional RV dealerships who have united to benefit our customers, employees, suppliers and the RV industry. FreedomRoads operates 3 distinct business units as a multi-store retail chain engaged in the retail sale, finance and service of recreational vehicles: FreedomRoads National RV Dealer Network, Camping World, and

Looking to buy an RV of your own? Then you should start here -

Howard RV

MidWest's premier RV dealer, in St. Louis, MO, New & Used Sales, Service, Rental, Parts & Accessories. Howard RV Supercenter Sells RVs and Delivers Dreams!,New RV's for Sale, Used RV's for Sale, RV's for Sale, Motorhomes, Motorhomes For Sale, New Motorhomes For Sale, Used Motorhomes For Sale, Travel Trailers For Sale, Used Travel Trailes For Sale, New Travel Trailers Tor Sale

Sunday, January 22, 2006 Your home for Truck Accessories, Seat Covers, and more

Welcome To VehicleFx, your online choice for all of your Car, SUV and Truck accessories. If you are looking for great service, knowledgeable sales people and a fair price, then look no further. We have the truck accessories you are looking for like: Tonneau covers, Bed Covers, Nerf Bars, Running Boards, Trailer Hitches, Snow Plows and much much more!!!!

Find the parts that you need at Your home for Truck Accessories, Seat Covers, and more

Friday, January 20, 2006

Cycle Stuff USA - Motorcycle Apparel & Accessories

Get Your Motorcycle Leather Jackets and More. is your number one source for the different styles of motorcycle windshields you're looking for. We also carry official products like Joe Rocket apparel, Givi luggage, and Milwaukee motorcycle boots. Looking for other goods, like Interstate leather or Airhawk seats? We've got that, too. If you have any questions, our team is ready to serve you. Be sure to check out our articles. Or, just get started shopping - we provide plenty of information on our product pages. We have great prices and free shipping so it is easy to order from our site.

Cycle over to Cycle Stuff USA.

Truck Stuff USA

Discount truck accessories and SUV accessory including major name brands like Warn, Westin and Dee Zee. Truck Stuff USA offers free shipping and award winning service on Dodge Truck, Chevy Truck and Ford Truck Accessories.

Shop at Truck Stuff USA

Saturday, January 14, 2006

2009 Camaro?

A hell of a lot better looking than the old model

See a picture of the 09 Camaro.

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Located in the Midwest, our warehouse and shipping facility is strategically located to eliminate cross country shipments, ensuring you receive your items as quickly as possible. Our established relationships with UPS, and the USPS also offer the most cost effective delivery of your product possible.

Hand Carved Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift for the Car, Golf or Harley enthusiast?

These classic cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles will be the first of a limited series of amazing hand crafted wooden models that will be available in the coming months.

We guarantee your satisfaction with a 30 day return policy if you are dissatisfied with the product. Take a closer look at the enlarged images and see what an impressive display this will be for the home or office. These models will be an instant attention grabber on the desk or mantel.

We have limited supplies as the replicas are hand carved, each model takes significant time to carve, assemble and finish.

Get some great gifts at Hand Carved Gifts.