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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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Prop#1- More Lansing RoadKill

Sunday 03 May 2015 at 1:27 pm


Prop 1 is brought to you by LAZY-ASSED Lansing politicians that can't seem to do the bloody jobs that we pay them for!
For decades, we have been paying the bloated salaries of these Lansing Losers & dumping Prop 1 on the state's taxpayers proves that we have gotten precious little in return for our money. However, AAA's support of this Proposal indicates that insurance companies still seem to get what they want from these bums.

Michigan has one of the country's highest auto insurance rates, is in the top tier for gas prices, & the bottom tier for road quality. MI spends about $130-$140 per person on roads improvements, which is almost half of what OH spends & our roads are SHIT compared to those of our neighbor states! In the "auto capital" of the US, our roads are comparable to those in Baghdad after years of war.

When you read the entire proposal, it sounds pretty familiar, because the promises were the same for the Lotto ballot vote. Remember all the money the schools were to receive? What happened to all those millions once the cash ended up in the General Fund? Damn little went to the kids, but LOTS went for Lansing's Losers to squander. So, they want us to raise our own taxes to fix what they can't be bothered with.
Prop#1 increases our taxes in other discreet ways, like higher vehicle registration fees, eliminates the registration rate reduction as a car ages, DOUBLES the Gas Tax to $0.40/gal & guarantees future gas tax hikes!
http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/brian-dickerson/2015/02/28/proposal-michigan-roads-sales-tax/24153927/
THAT'S BULLSHIT!!!

FYI kids: you need to read a Mitch Albom op-ed about another shameless cash grab by AAA & Lansing's Losers over the state's No Fault laws:
http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/2015/04/25/fault-insurance-bill/26370293/

Mighigan needs to kill this stupid ballot proposal & FIRE every Lansing Loser in the next elections!

UPDATE:
"Voters appear to have defeated Proposal 1, the plan to raise the state sales tax to fund road improvements, is spectacular fashion. Returns from every part of the state show the measure losing by big margins."

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I think Republicans HATE Americans

Saturday 18 April 2015 at 8:19 pm



Sorry Taxpayers, but the US Treasury just had ANOTHER $20Billion in taxes filched from their coffers! Because, our own shitbag Congress has seemingly proven that the Republican War on White Collar & Blue Collar America is very real.

The most prosperous period in US history (20s thru the 60s) was peppered with high income tax rates & a nearly usurious inheritance tax. Over the last few decades, the inheritance rate for estate transfers has been dropped time & time again, with the ceiling was raised to over $1Million, etc. It was no longer very painful, but to overtly cow-tow to the 1%ers & make it $0.00? free??? WTF, can't these Hilton-styled tarts afford their lavish, drug addled lifestyles without a Gov't handout???

BTW, anybody that can say "this money will create jobs & stimulate the economy" with a straight face, ought to be bitch-slapped, pilloried, & sterilized so they cannot reproduce. Because that's proven to be unmitigated bullshit too.

"We, the 535 halfwits that are supposed to represent & serve the entire US populace, will blatantly put the interests of 5000 families ahead of, well, EVERYBODY ELSE!"

The Taxman Cometh...

Sunday 12 April 2015 at 11:03 pm



IRS reports that TAX FRAUD is a $21 billion per year problem and NOBODY in Washington is doing jack-shit about it. WTF? http://nypost.com/2014/04/10/billions-in-fraudulent-tax-refunds-continue-to-plague-irs/

We all know a surprising number of folks that this has happened to in recent years. Don't ya think $21b would fund a crack team of investigators to put some of these identity thieves & illegal Mexican "tax filers" behind bars??? Apparently not, because the IDIOTS in Congress can't do that math, because the Republicans wanted to "show the IRS who's boss" after the scandal over investigating conservative PACs.

Time to get off your dead ass, Holder & help put a stop to this crap!



We agree with John Oliver, who said that instead of laying off IRS agents, Congress ought to be hiring more agents to help people get through this arcane process & ensure the financial health of our country. He postulated that the IRS is the "anus" of our country & everything would go to shit without it! (see article & video)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/13/john-oliver-michael-bolton-irs_n_7052922.html
Funny that it takes a Brit to explain it to our citizens...

Model T Springtime

Sunday 05 April 2015 at 10:51 am .
One of the 1st signs of spring in Detroit, is the opening of the old Model T plant on Piquette Ave.


April 1st, was the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant's 2015 Opening Day & we can't wait to get back there again! You won't find a better display of the various types & body styles of the Model T anywhere else!

"The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of the birthplace of the Model T and the interpretation and celebration of Detroit's automotive heritage and spirit of innovation." True to their mission statement, these hard working volunteers are working to preserve, not restore or modify the building. It's a costly undertaking, but man... is that joint cool to visit!

Be sure to join up with one of the many tours that happen every day & you'll be amazed what you can learn about the early automobile manufacturing & engineering.

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. ($10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students, 13 & under free).

Gene, Gene the Dancin' Machine

Monday 16 March 2015 at 09:27 am



The 70's Gong Show was loved by fans because of the chaos that ensued for 30 minutes every day. At random moments, Gene Patton, aka "Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine" would shuffle out from behind the curtain & perform his unique dance moves to Count Basie's Jumping at the Woodside. The show's host, Chuck Barris was mesmerized by this Stagehand's moves & couldn't resist joyously dancing with him.

Patton will be remembered for both his dance moves & for breaking a Hollywood color barrier when he joined the Int'l Alliance of Theatrical & Stage Employees.

Dance on Gene...

It's Pi Day!!!

Saturday 14 March 2015 at 11:17 am



Today is a VERY special day for all of us Enginerds!

This day comes but once in a century, it's 3-14-15. The next date that comes close will be in 2115 to reflect the day's five digits of the magical, infinite number,

Look up the funny stuff nerds around the world are doing to celebrate the day!

Detroit Autorama is NEXT WEEKEND!

Tuesday 03 March 2015 at 12:36 am


The Singlefinger crew is bringing a over a half dozen BARN FINDS to the show this year! They will mesmerize the crowd, they are so cool!

We are introducing a new artist to the Detroit audience for the 2015 show, Mark Ervin. Mark has been drawing for the Simpsons & Futurama for decades & he has sent us a ton of cool stuff to display & sell. We can't wait to show it to everybody!

Seeya in the Basement on Friday, Saturday & Sunday!

Global Warming SUCKS!!!

Sunday 15 February 2015 at 9:20 pm



Detroit's stuck in a record deeeep-freeze. Boston's buried up to their eyebrows with record amounts of winter's white hell for the 3rd, 4th, or 5th time in the last month. Everybody east of the Rockies will be suffering with frigid temps, the likes of which haven't been seen since 1960.

But we're consoled in the knowledge that out in Cali, there's a load of f**kwits running in circles screaming "global warming"... Go bother the Chinese about the voluminous amount of pollution spewing from their coal-fired power plants, you assholes.

Leave us alone, while we open up a few cans of spray paint & Silly-String & see if we can actually make this place a little warmer.

Je Suis Charlie / Je Suis Ahmed

Wednesday 07 January 2015 at 8:32 pm


Today a pair of candy-assed, chicken-hearted scumbags, shouting Islamic chants opened fire inside of a newspaper office in Paris. Sadly, France lost 10 highly regarded members of their media & 2 Gendarmes that tried to stop the slaughter.

As Editors & Cartoonists, these brave souls died for their satire, for lampooning public figures, for ridiculing ideas, & for trying to enable topical discussions with the French populace. Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, & Tignous were merely armed with wit & pencils, when these dickless, sons of goat-fucking bastards & their getaway driver protested the magazine's satire with Kalishnikovs.


French President Francois Hollande vowed to find the perpetrators & called for national unity. "Freedom is always bigger than barbarism," he said. "Vive la France."

In trying to silence debate in the media about the rogue or radical elements of a religion, these zealots seem to have rallied the world against the radical elements of ALL religions!
At least, I hope so.
Update: This is especially important as the Police Officer that was brutally slain as he lay wounded on the sidewalk, has been identified as a devout Muslim himself.

I predict that global Islamophobia will continue to rise until clerics worldwide condemn the murder of innocents, per the Koran, & issue a fatwah condemning these 3 cowards to a special place in HELL!


Perhaps Charlie Hebdo is right afterall, "God Does Not Exist..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11329976/Paris-Charlie-Hebdo-attack-live.html

The 12 people killed in the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack are:
Charb; (real name Stephane Charbonnier) 47, an artist and publisher of Charlie Hebdo
Cabu; (real name Jean Cabut) 76, the lead cartoonist for Charlie Hebdo
Georges Wolinski; 80, an artist who had been drawing cartoons since the 1960s
Tignous; (real name Bernard Verlhac) 57, a member of Cartoonists for Peace
Bernard Maris; (known as “Uncle Bernard”) 68, an economist and columnist for the magazine
Honore'; (real name Philippe Honoré) 73, the artist who drew the last cartoon tweeted by the weekly publication
Michel Renaud; a former journalist who was visiting the Charlie Hebdo offices
Mustapha Ourrad; a copy-editor for Charlie Hebdo
Elsa Cayat; a columnist and analyst for Charlie Hebdo
Frederic Boisseau; a building maintenance worker
Franck Brinsolaro; 49, a policeman appointed to head security for Charb
Ahmed Merabet; 42, a police officer and member of the 11th arrondissement brigade

Bye-Bye Elly May Clampett

Friday 02 January 2015 at 11:29 pm


The TV world lost a one of its most beloved characters today. Images of Elly May in a bikini by the "cee-ment pond" were forever emblazoned in the minds of many of a 60's teenage boy.

However, us teenage boys never got to know the real Donna Douglas, because TV never showed just how glamorous this lady really was! Donna Douglas was truly the embodiment of Ellie May. She was always described as sweet, personable, & quite religious through out her life. Despite being on her "death bed", she was still thinking of her life long friends, because she just HAD to send a message to her pal Jethro (Max Bauer), "tell Maxie that I thought I was going to get better."



Hubba, hubba, baby. RIP.