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Episode 83- Salina and the Southern Cruiser Crawl

Welcome to the auto podcast that loves a good TLCA event … And a return guest like Mr Jacob Irish!

On this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches…  

  • We are talking Southern Cruiser Crawl
  • Elon has created his version of AI chatbot
  • Did we mention Southern Cruiser Crawl?

All that and more on This episode of Throwin’ Wrenches. 

Thanks for listening.  To join in on the fun of the show, just email us at info@throwinwrenches.com or post a review on iTunes to be heard around the world!




The camper brakes exploded.  

Treehugger 1.0 is getting brakes – more on that later. 


It’s a mystery.


Tractor stuff, brush cutter to backhoe

The new garage door got a new height

Landcruiser getting new rubber seals, rubber everything this winter, and maybe seats?  Other odds and ends

@jirish85 #landcruiser #80serieslandcruiser #toyota #notav6 #inline6 ♬ Almighty Land Cruiser – DauRunner

Southern Cruiser Crawl 2023

  • We talk about everything that happened at this years trip.
  • Eric made his way back to SCC after a few years.
  • The friends, the food, the trails…  We cover it all!

Grinding the Gears:  #nofilter

Truth at the drive-through?

Went to Culvers tonight and saw two cars in line..  Got to the little hut that the order taker stands in and thought all was going well… until she directed me to a parking lot full of cars waiting for food.

Can we just have 20 cars piled up in line so I know that its busy?

Don’t lie to me and take my order… then make me wait 20 minutes!!!


Moment of Musk

Brace yourselves. Jokes incoming. Elon Musk has announced the introduction of “Grok,” an artificially intelligent chatbot, for some users of X, which the billionaire suggests has a sarcastic sense of humor similar to his own.

Musk, who has owned X — formerly known as Twitter — for a year, announced late Saturday that Grok is being trained by having “real-time access” to information from the platform.

Musk’s AI startup, xAI, which developed the bot, said in a blogpost that it took inspiration from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a comedy sci-fi novel by British author Douglas Adams.

Grok “loves sarcasm,” Musk posted on X. “I have no idea who could have guided it this way.”

“Grok is designed to answer questions with a bit of wit and has a rebellious streak, so please don’t use it if you hate humor!” xAI said in its blogpost.

The bot is still in an early stage of testing, Musk said, but will soon be made available to subscribers of X’s Premium+ service, who, in the United States, pay $16 a month for features such as the once-coveted blue checkmark.

Also… Not to be confused with GROCK!  


Grock (born Charles Adrien Wettach; 10 January 1880 – 14 July 1959) was a Swiss clown, composer, and musician. Called “the king of clowns” and “the greatest of Europe’s clowns”,

Grock was once the most highly-paid entertainer in Europe. That’s news to us. 

Cars of the Weak


1992 Toyota TownAce

Source: Bring a Trailer

  • 43k Kilometers (~27k Miles) Shown
  • 2.0-Liter Diesel Inline-Four
  • Five-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Dual-Range Transfer Case
  • 14″ Steel Wheels
  • Manually Locking Front Hubs
  • Column-Mounted Shifter
  • AM/FM Radio

This 1992 Toyota TownAce is a right-hand-drive 4X4 diesel tanker truck that was imported from Japan to the United States by the selling dealer in 2023. Finished in white over gray cloth and vinyl upholstery, the truck is powered by a 2.0-liter 2C diesel inline-four mated to five-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case.

The truck is finished in white, and it features a fuel supply tank connected to an electric pump with a hose and a gauge to show liters pumped. Fire extinguishers and diamond-plate steps are additional elements. Corrosion on pumping components and other areas is shown in the gallery below.

Current Bid: $3,450Ends in2 days – SOLD FOR 14K!!!!!  WTH????


1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupé

Source: Bonhams

Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts, because we’re about to take you on a rollercoaster ride through the glitzy and uproarious world of Hollywood’s most outrageous superstar on four wheels! Feast your eyes on the Lamborghini Countach Hero Car, the unrivaled automotive icon that left its tire marks on the silver screen in Martin Scorsese’s epic masterpiece, The Wolf of Wall Street, starring alongside none other than Leonardo DiCaprio.

 The legendary Hero Car from Martin Scorsese’s modern masterpiece, The Wolf of Wall Street, complete with authenticity documentation

  • A rare US-spec 25th Anniversary model finished in Bianco Polo over Bianco interior
  • Preserved in as-filmed condition & a time capsule of the era’s extravagant debauchery
  • Includes a Jordan Belfort costume, a director’s chair and a clapboard, both signed by Scorsese, DiCaprio, and Robbie, 2 crew hoodies, and 2 DVDs of the film
  • The ultimate collector’s Item, and a legendary piece of cinematic history


1994 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ81 (JDM) 

Source: Bring a Trailer

This 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ81 VX Limited is a Japanese-market example that was imported to the US by the selling dealer in September 2023 and is finished in black over gray cloth upholstery. Power is provided by a diesel 4.2-liter inline-six paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, a dual-range transfer case, and a locking center differential. Additional equipment includes running boards, headlight wipers, a split-folding tailgate, 16″ six-spoke Keeler wheels, heated front seats, black and gray leather seat covers, automatic climate control, and a cooled center console with an integrated ice cube tray. This Land Cruiser shows 238k kilometers (~148k miles) and is offered at no reserve by the selling dealer with manufacturer’s literature and a Maryland title.

Thanks for listening!

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