Thursday, May 23, 2024

how photo realistic rain on a windshield is painted...

moving platforms are cool... ones that are similar to the military rig in the movie Aliens, are even cooler. The video doesn't mention ANY thing about this one

being odd and unusual doesn't make this rare, but if that really is a Peerless, that would qualify this strange thing as rare.

88 mph

the new Beverly Hills Cop

Thank you Marc! 

Sirius XM is free from now until June 3rd!

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

the luckiest driver I've seen in a LONG time  for the video

very good artist, Maurice Laroque-Turgeau

this might be real, but no matter what, I bet it moves real fast if you point a red laser dot in front of it

People posing with cars, a tumblr page. Thanks John S!

an early Motorola Demonstration Car at the R.E. Olds Museum in MI

an example of why bridges have load limits posted... some people were not smart enough to avoid weak bridges

the fun part of what I think of as this hobby, is finding new stuff, that's 100 years old... but new to me... and a bit crazy in design

And then when I try to learn more about this... I find I discovered these 4 years ago. Lol.. oh well, at least this is a new photo I hadn't found until now

I haven't heard from Al Bergstrazer in a long time, but in 2020, he commented 

 There were a handful of manufacturer's prior and during WW1 who made line drive tractors, Rumley as I recall was one-but it was specifically for agricultural use. 

The manufacturers called them "Rein Steer". Lacrosse made a Model M

 It kind of made sense, because horse drawn farm implements were all made so the operator sat on the implement and operated all of the controls from that seat, as well as the weight of the driver aided in the operation of the implement in that a lot of them were ground driven

So you either figured out a way to rig up your horse drawn equipment to operate from the tractor seat, or bought new equipment. 

Then there was the line drive as a third but not popular alternative. There were several problems with line drives, the most obvious is that it wasn't a team of horses, who knew how to follow a furrow, or a road without you constantly yanking on the reins. 

A line drive was generally a lot of work to operate. Then there was unhitching it and hooking up something else, it was kinda a bear to do, either pull the trailer up, or wrangle the line drive-sort of. There was a company (Emco power horse) in Utah who made these but only a 4wd version just before and after WW2

there was a site that had a comprehensive guide to them all,  but it doesn't work anymore, only the images show up in Google image search. 

the only factory built Silver Ghost service vehicle Rolls-Royce produced, built to be a dignified method of visiting the Silver Ghost owner's estate and if removing their car to the factory service facility.

Prior methods included utilizing Ford TT trucks with wrecker derrick - not at all fitting for the transportation of a Silver Ghost. It is specially equipped with four-wheel brakes and a special tow bar that connects to the rear fitting and has a casting that fits a Silver Ghost front axle on the other. With this arrangement, one would have to look carefully to see the car being towed is not actually moving under its own power. It also has tool boxes built into the rear bed area to be utilized by service personnel when visiting a customer's premises.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

1959 Chevy Corvette Fuelie barnfind pulled out of 50 years of storage this past weekend

Victorian bicycle bells

Eddie Rickenbacker, while Eastern Airlines boss, gave this DC-3 to Arthur Godfrey, one of most famous celebrities of his day

working through the night

delivering the spare engine

The Northrop Gamma

Northrop’s MX-324 looks like something out of Buck Rogers

The one and only XC-99

pretty sweet

a 57 Chev at the grocery store yesterday... I kid you not, no one's made car payments on this in about 60 years.