Tuesday, February 07, 2023

The million dollar Harley Davidson, a strap tank 1908, was found in 1941by a collector, who then kept it for 66 years.... it's been restored, but has 115 year old original It has the original tank, wheels, engine belt pulley, seat cover and muffler sleeve.

https://www.bikeexif.com/million-dollar-harley-this-strap-tank-set-a-record-for-mecum

Made in Japan, exported to the Persian Gulf area, and now for sale at auction in Palm Springs

 

from an auction company I've never heard of before, McCormick's of Palm Springs.

Their site has a nice feature, and a lousy one. The photos are pinhead size. But, you can organize the list of "all" and then "by year" so you can quickly see if something you want is listed. 

Since there is only one car from 1970 and only 3 from 1969, you can easily see that they don't have a whatever you wanted, for example

Or you can arrange by manufacturer, and see quickly that there are only 2 Mustangs. So, if you wanted a BOSS 302, for example, you'd know instantly that they don't have one

https://www.classic-carauction.com/featured-cars?auctionid=13264

Monday, February 06, 2023

always carry a spare key


Direct some traffic ya goon! Fucking useless waste of oxygen, Obviously all that traffic needs to get AROUND some problem on the road, and this asshole is just making another problem

Since the cop didn't take the keys from anyone in a car or truck, he's obviously prejudiced, and that's just another reason cops are assholes. Fuck the police -  until they go solve a real crime, bullshit like this is all they can do to earn a paycheck? 

once you see it, your brain will never look at new scooters without trying to see Donkey every time


 https://ampervadasz.tumblr.com/post/708526479325151232

12 years ago Coby Gewertz stunned everyone with Van Go, and though this isn't as radically designed, but damn, it sure turns heads with the paint design. I wonder what inspired it



eye catching T bucket





I think this is the last of Ed Roth's creations for me to see in person, and photograph... sort of like accomplishing the collection of an entire set



something unusual in customs, retro headlights on a fendered car, and on top of that, the headlights are inspired by Woodlites



I love the headlight cover's similarity to the grill, and how it brings the whole car's looks all together






labor intense flamejob




unreal amount of engraving



must be a real Tiger, Shelby autographed it


an early Harley collection is coming to auction late next month, lots of vintage petroliana, vintage parts, etc, and 11 bikes, one of them is a Nimbus!

https://vanderbrinkauction.proxibid.com/Harley-Davidson-Vintage-Oil-Cans-and-Boxes-Group/lotInformation/74431976

https://vanderbrinkauction.proxibid.com/Harley-Davidson-Winter-Hat-and-Gloves/lotInformation/74432088

https://vanderbrinkauction.proxibid.com/1947-Nimbus-Model-C-Motorcycle/lotInformation/74431912

https://vanderbrinkauction.proxibid.com/VanDerBrink-Auctions-LLC/Harley-Davidson-Motorcycles-and-Early-Parts/event-catalog/236924?srch=&srchloc=true#Top

yikes! that was as close as a shave

https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2023/02/close-call.html

42 seconds to change a car engine... not a simple one like a Manx, or something else that's easily accessible, one that is a front engine bay location, with front wheel drive.


I never thought that things worked like this... interesting machinery!

 https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2023/02/final-drive-for-60cm-karl-gerat-spg.html

Here's the result of non car people working on things they do not understand, a Daytona in the box, and the word FORD on the box. Morons.

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2407456156097792&set=pcb.5651304908324791

Sunday, February 05, 2023