Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hooper Bentley Empress II.... defining depreciation

Advertised for £350,000.00 in 1991. In todays money, according to http://www.measuringworth.com/ukcompare/result.php?use%5B%5D=CPI&use%5B%5D=DEFIND&use%5B%5D=WAGE&use%5B%5D=GDPCP&use%5B%5D=GDPC&year_late=1991&typeamount=350000&amount=350000&year_source=1991&year_result=2006 was worth £771,303.41 in 2006 ... about what they were asking for a Bugatti Veyron. Yeah, the million US dollar car. So why is it remarkable that it cost equivalent to a Veyron? I just found one up to sell at $85 thousand. 1/10th the original asking price.

Monster bumperettes


Sunday morning Breakfast car show will be in new awesome location!

Next meet is this Sunday. On Shelter Island in the Bali Hai parking lot. http://www.balihairestaurant.com/location.htm

Drive West on the 8 to Rosecrans and then South for a couple of miles until you are 3 or 4 blocks South of the Nimitz intersection, and take Shelter Island Drive to the left (East) until you get to the circle, and go left again.

http://maps.yahoo.com/map?q1=2230%2BShelter%2BIsland%2BDr%20San%2BDiego%2C%2BCA%2B92106-3108%20us&mag=7&ard=1#mvt=m&lat=32.71834&lon=-117.220905&mag=7&zoom=14&q1=2230%20Shelter%20Island%20Dr%20San%20Diego%2C%20CA%2092106-3108%20us&gid1=20865729

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cement truck invitational

258 trucks to deliver 11,500 yards of concrete in one monolithic pour that got started at five in the morning and finished by three in the afternoon.
Roughly that’s 258 trucks in 10 hours. 26 trucks per hour. Or if you like, 1 truck every 2 minutes 20 seconds.
The project is the San Diego, BAYSIDE condos ($795,000 to $12,000,000.each condo, 282 total.)
The photo shows the southern half (half!) of the ten-foot-thick RAFT slab, which will support the 35 story tower
Via: http://lifewithoutbuildings.net/2007/06/san-diego-concrete-pour.html

The Ferris Bueller glass house where Cameron's dad's Ferrari was enshrined is for sale

(this is just the garage)
the modern home of Ferris’ best friend Cameron is now on the market in Highland Park, Illinois, it is 3/4 of an acre and 5300 square feet
2.3 million is the asking price and the full real estate info is here: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/370-Beech-Street_Highland-Park_IL_60035_1109385563

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Interior shots from cars at the Mopar show


I think the design shape of this steering wheels spokes is great