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Vice Grip Garage drove another broken car for 700 miles through a snowstorm

Because that's the best thing to do with a car that hasn't run in a decade right?

3w ago

Leave it up to Derek of Vice Grip Garage to throw away logic for the sake of entertainment. That's why I love this guy.

Now you might remember Derek's Corvette from some of his recent videos. You know, the one he fixed up and then immediately took to a burnout event. Yeah, that one. Turns out he traded that questionable vehicle for an even more questionable vehicle, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird that hasn't run in 10 years and has several known issues.

The logical thing to do with a car whose condition is unknown and has no heater is to take it on a 700-mile journey home through a snow storm. After closer inspection, it seems as if this Firebird's flame went out some time ago. The interior is falling apart, there's no headliner, the tires are dry rotted, and the transmission fluid is full of metal shavings. Two 15-hour days of work later, the car runs just well enough for the journey home to start.

I'd hate to spoil all the details, but let's just say the adventure involves a blown tire, a space heater hot-wired to the battery, a butane torch for a defroster, and many cans of Berryman's. Go watch the whole thing for yourself. Trust me, it's an experience.

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Comments (24)

  • I used to work with this guy when he wore a suit and tie to work every day... 🤣 So nice to see him doing something that makes him happy.

      22 days ago
  • VGG is my favourite YouTube channel. Derek is brilliant to watch and behind the humour a very skilled mechanic.

      22 days ago
  • Absolutely hilarious. Love this guy AND what he does. Informational content, but in midwest speak so us northerners can understand it

      22 days ago
  • Awesome show! I've been watching Derek for a couple years now, since I found him on YouTube. Down to earth guy, funny and Family Friendly, I would recommend this series to any car guy or gal. Well done, sir!

      22 days ago
  • Hahahaha his comedic sarcasm makes his long videos pass by quick. His twisty finger hand gestures and quirky names for things is unique to him

      20 days ago