Saturday, March 07, 2009

Kustoms of the 50's and 60's


Way back when... from Shorpy and Pixdaus

U.S railroad mortar at the siege of Petersburg - Virginia 1864

1908 Maxwell Tourabout

1915
Hudson super six racer - Washington DC 1920

1917

1920 Autocar truck

1926. Ford cars parked at Robey Motor Co.

1940's Chev?

1951 Dodge Kingsway

Friday, March 06, 2009

Wood Vespa! Cool artisan/carpenter made this Vespa


Looking for something? There are two ways to find things now

I just added "labels" to the gadgets on the bottom right of this webpage. Of the past couple months of posting I've been adding labels to the posts, and now if you want to look up something, all of those items will come up as one page (or more if you click on "older posts") with just that topic

The other way is to use the search function in the upper left corner of this website

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Auto polo, Coney Island circa 1912-1913


The above appear real, the below appear to be retouched and have the cars stationary and propped up by lumber that has been carefully scratched off the photos.


Via Shorpy

Stolen Car Alert! Help spread the word!




License Plate: 56 Softy

Stolen from the parking lot of The Claim Jumper Restaurant in Valencia on Friday, February 27th.
Custom built 383 stroker motor by Speed O Motive. Dart aluminum heads, Edelbrock Air Gap intake with a Demon Carb. Full MSD 6Al System. Billet Specialties serpentine system with remote PS reservoir. Griffen polished radiator.
700R4 transmission with a Billet Works Sheet Metal 9” rear end.
Dropped spindles with rack and pinion steering on the front end. 17x8 and 17x9” polished American Racing Torq Thrust Wheels mounted with BFG G Force tires. 4 wheel Aero Space Slotted Disc Brakes.
Custom gauge cluster, I Didit chrome column and stainless dash insert. Custom stereo system with 6 speakers and a 12” woofer mounted in the trunk. Optima Red Top Battery mounted in the trunk on a custom Billet housing.
License Plate-56 Softy
I appreciate any help I can get in finding my car.
Thank you.
Rob Primm

Please contact the local cops and report this stolen car if you come across it... they will likely be able to contact the Valencia police and get it back to Rob

It'll leave you speechless. Just like Axis of Oversteer promised



Via: http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/ It's been too too long since I've went though AC's website to point out what a cool blog he's got... so go check it out!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

One of my favorite photos, the MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera

Above photo from http://gustavoleme.blogspot.com/2009/04/monocicleta.html and the info that this is to be found at Bob's BMW Motorcycles 10720th Guilford Rd Jessup MD 20794-9385

The machine is not rideable.
“This MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera is the experimental machine ridden by young wealthy Italian Luiggi Bandini, during practice for the 1954 Milano-Taranto Road Race. Bandini tragically lost control in a misty mountain section, while waving to a pretty spectator. His grief stricken father, Count Enzio Bandini, “The Falcon,” never again permitted anyone to ride or even view this advanced design, and knowledge of its whereabouts faded. Eventually, rumors of this fascinating machine reached the motorcycling bon vivant Todd Fell. On a trip to Naples, Italy, his quest to find it was rewarded at the Bandini country villa, where in 2004, fifty years after the tragic accident, the late Count’s family was persuaded to part with the treasure.”
from http://www.jwoodandcompany.com/2007/2007_early_consignments.htm via: http://cars.failblog.org/2010/10/15/funny-car-photos-ccs-of-steam/

I posted this back in March 07: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2007/03/cool-photos.html and I believe you will enjoy looking through this blog all the way back for stuff like this one wheel motorcycle

One of my favorite photos, the London to Brighton Run 2007 overall photo contest winner