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Singlefinger Speed Shop is a diverse group of Engineers, hot rodders, & gearheads, deeply passionate about all things mechanical. We have brought together a wealth of experience that can ONLY come from decades of wrenchin', cussin', bustin' knuckles, and storied careers inside of Detroit's OEMs.

We are rabid, single-minded car junkies & we support our habit(s) the old fashioned way, by buying, selling, & swapping junk. We rarely make a profit, but we have accumulated impressive part inventories at our home-base in Detroit, MI & at our satellite operation, near Denver, CO.

As a special service to our valued customers, we will gladly help you find the "car of your dreams", for a modest fee.

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Citizens Unheard, SCOTUS Didn't Try

Thursday 21 January 2016 at 7:17 pm


Today we "celebrate" the 5 year anniversary of one of the shittiest decisions ever made by the Supreme Court of the United States, the still controversial Citizens United decision. The Court handed a HUGE win to big corporate money and gave them deep-pocketed economic power over our elected officials.

In delivering their decision to allow corporations a larger voice in the election process than ordinary people have, Roberts, Scalia, Alito, Thomas & Kennedy proved that they are either naive old scholars, senile old gits, or unctuous slimeball pricks. You choose.

There seems to be universal agreement that these knuckleheads puked out a piss-poor decision. Some scholars argue Citizens United lit the fuse for the meteoric rise in the wealth of today's 1%-ers, as much as it has diminished the size & stature of today's middle class. As mountains of corporate money drive a stake deep into the heart of the American Democratic process & skewer the voice of the middle class, the 5 Justices seem to stand impassively behind their decision. It was a massive error in judgement that may never get corrected.

You could also argue that SCOTUS is the reason that we now are subjected to endless amounts of Trump's self aggrandizing bullshit & listen to the incessant chattering of the Alaskan Queen squirrel. It's enough to make you want to piss on the heads of those 5 Supreme Court Dickheads.

Car & Driver's 2016 China SELLOUT!

Monday 11 January 2016 at 8:21 pm


Take a gander at what these dipsticks at Car & Driver think is the best truck in America... their 2016 North American Truck of the Year. A uglied up, pseudo-Swedish turd, Made in China & imported to the US for sale to dull, suburban, dunderpates.

Never mind that C&D's review speaks of vague steering "that doesn't have much to say", a powertrain that couldn't pull a greased stick out of a monkey's ass ("it can't be spurred on to do anything that will quicken your pulse"), meager brakes that "don't inspire confidence", & a measly 25mpg on the highway, the C&D goofs still say it's the "Best".

With a $49,895 base price ($66k price tag as tested), it will easily afford the Communist Party's advertising execs the ability to drop loads of cash on print ads this year. It's no accident that the window stickers, the TV ads, etc never mention IMPORTED FROM CHINA, but still refer to the vehicle as Swedish in origin. Laughable! Informed enthusiasts know that Chinese Engineering is an oxymoron & Chinese Quality will render any vehicle virtually unsellable in 2-4 years, as it falls apart around you.

Bloody hell, you Ann Arbor guys ought to be ashamed...

Hello Santa...

Friday 25 December 2015 at 11:27 am


What's a bad girl like you doing this fine Christmas day? Santa's got a package for you too!

Ho, Ho, Ho...

Happy 100th Ol' Blue Eyes.

Saturday 12 December 2015 at 6:29 pm


Today would've been Frank's 100th birthday.


"The Voice" had a passion for cool cars, hot broads, & good living. Ya can't argue with that.

35 Years Ago, In New York City

Tuesday 08 December 2015 at 7:46 pm



35 years ago today, we lost celebrated musician John Lennon. In 1980, he was shot & killed just outside of the entrance to his New York City apartment, The Dakota. That night, Lennon and Yoko were returning home from the recording studio when suddenly, a 25-year-old crazed fan shot him at close range. Mark David Chapman had been seen earlier that day, hanging around with other fans outside the The Dakota entrance. The crazy bastard actually had the balls to ask Lennon for an autograph (rot in jail Chapman).

We still miss you John.

The City of Love is Heartbroken

Saturday 14 November 2015 at 06:33 am

Barris, Long Live the Kustom King

Sunday 08 November 2015 at 9:01 pm



This was the 1st SEMA Show that I didn't see George anywhere. You could always count on finding him flirting with the gals or kabitzing with Linda Vaughn after the show in the bar at the LVH.

This year, there was no trademark gold jacket to be seen anywhere, not even during the show. We got to talk with Gene, Linda, & a host of others, but no George. We were quite confused by his absence, then Thursday morning, we got the bad news about his passing. Damn, it sure took the gloss off this year's event for many of us.

Thanks George Barris, you gave us the Hirohita Merc, Sam's Merc, the Kopper Kart, the Surf Woody, ala Kart, the Batmobile, the Munster's Coach, Dragula, & so much more...

GodSpeed, Sir. The hobby will never be the same without your gift of showmanship & special brand of glamour.

SEMA 2015 is Almost Here!

Wednesday 28 October 2015 at 07:46 am



Cool cars, hot rods, heavy trucks, & smokin' hot girls...

What else is there in life?

Back to the Future is TODAY!

Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 06:25 am


The future is now. Today, when Marty Mcfly & Doc Brown traveled from their comfortable, California suburban life to meet us in today's world.

I think that we may have disappointed them, though. Those "self-tying" shoes are still a year (or 2) off, the hover-board is in its infancy, Slamball was a big fail, USA Today is still boring, & cars of today look even more pedestrian than the movie predicted. Worst of all, there are no dog walking robots!

Despite all of the movie's hope for 2015, we have only fulfilled a few of the movie's predictions, with the notable exception being fingerprint technology. The fact that we have both 3D movies & video calling, proves that some technology can become annoyingly ubiquitous.


Maybe the Cubs winning the World Series will be the movie's most accurate prediction, of all.

CALLING ALL GIRLS- Help Take Back the Rosie Riveter Record!

Monday 21 September 2015 at 8:47 pm



On Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Willow Run, the girls will attempt to take back their World Record for the Most Rosie the Riveters in one place. (the Rockin Rosies of Richmond beat the Michigan (original) record of 776 Rosies by gathering 1,084 Rosies last August in Cali)

UPDATE: YOU DID IT, ROSIE!
2,096 women and girls dressed as Rosie the Riveter, from 16 states and Canada, including 43 Original Rosies from WWII, came together at the WILLOW RUN BOMBER PLANT to set a NEW WORLD RECORD!!!


Here is the schedule of events for Oct. 24:
The Official World Record photo will be taken at 2:00 pm at the Willow Run Bomber Plant.
Doors open at 10:00 am. Check-in tables close at 1:00pm. Fun activities and entertainment provided from opening time until photo Staging Call at 1:30pm. (Recommended to arrive by Noon or earlier to allow time for check-in procedures.)

www.savethebomberplant.org/rosie-world-record/