February 08, 2007

Sure beats the theme from Mission Impossible.

Via Hemmings weekly newsletter: Big-block ringer

Tired of being in a crowd and unable to determine whose cell phone is ringing? Here’s a way to be different… very different.

How does the sound of a 427 big-block Chevrolet sound? If you’re a gearhead, it is music to your ears and far better than that lousy AM radio in your 1969 Impala, which could not drown out those sweet engine sounds if it wanted to.

Unusual Automotive has just the answer: the sounds of the aforementioned 427 and many others, like a big-block at idle, a lumpy cam big V-8, a revved-up, modified engine, a small-block wide open, a V-8 race engine and wide-open throttle. You can also get a chainsaw as your phone’s ringer.

Prices start at a measly $1.50 for the ring tones. For more information, go to www.unusualauto.com or call 888-439-0788.

- By George Mattar

Imagine any of THOSE going off in church!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 8, 2007 02:56 PM

You should hear the F1 Ferrari r1ngt0nes you can get! They just about make you twist around and jump out of the way of whatever's coming when they go off!

And BTW, "r1ngt0nes" get hung in the spam filter ;0

Posted by: Nate at February 8, 2007 04:14 PM

I prefer a vintage Swede with a deep throaty purr, like Ingrid Bergman.

Posted by: kitchen hand at February 8, 2007 05:52 PM

Yah yah you betcha, Ann Margret is Swedish also. Tall, red hair, great dancer, sings and can cook. *sigh* I can only dream...

PS: Nate, the GT40, Ferrari, Porsche LeMans cars had the best engine sounds, well next to a GE J79 that is.

Posted by: Chef Tony at February 8, 2007 07:14 PM

Tony, back in about 84 I got to attend a WSC endurance race at Silverstone in Jolly Ole England. I spent a big part of the afternoon standing at the fence near the Dunlop bridge, just where the cars come off a long straight and gear down for the final complex of turns before the front straight and the start/finish line.

It was Mercedes V-8s and Jaguar V-12s and multi-turboed Porsches just roaring and whistling and screaming all afternoon. Truly a great day.

Posted by: Nate at February 9, 2007 08:34 AM


How about the "beep beep" horn from the vintage


Is that one available.


Sine Nomine

Posted by: Sine Nomine at February 9, 2007 10:24 AM

I like 'em all--although the sound of Ingrid Bergman running through the gears of a '62 Dodge Polara with a crossram 426 Wedge would be pretty nifty, too.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 9, 2007 10:32 AM