Saturday, December 05, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
The building has a lot of ornamentation that is based on features that were being used on Chrysler cars of the day, the thirty first floor corner ornamentations are replicas of 1929 Chrysler radiator caps, and the corners of the sixty first floor are graced with eagles, replicas of the 1929 Chrysler hood ornaments.
trivia answer that I came across accidentally, why did the 1920 Locomobile have a scarfed and moustached guy as a factory (not resale) hood ornament?
for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooter_(motorcycle)
image via: http://wizbangblue.com/2009/06/18/rockola-built-more-than-just-jukeboxes.php that also tells about it, and that it only had a 1 hp engine, and in the front of the driver the hood opens and looks to be designed for use as a ice cream delivery 3 wheeler
I am a fan of the design of these headlights, and if you want to see more, click this link and see all the rest I've posted: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/woodlight%20headlights
On the Blastolene B-702, also known as the french curve. Beautiful work of art, a full gallery here: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2007/11/b-702-beautiful-design-by-blastolene.html
A barn find that was in inoperable condition previously was meticulously brought back to mechanical life after two years
1915 American LaFrance Speedster, factory race car built on a firetruck chassis, 802 cu inch engine and chain drive
Thursday, December 03, 2009
If you are interested in more about this crazy bolt on 1000 horsepower power adder, see all the cool stuff I've collected about it, photos, videos, and advertising: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/turbonique
But blowing me away is the 79 photos collection by Iowahawk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iowahawk_blog/sets/72157604279213043/
Tommy Ivo's bucket T, on tv and in the movies... on the strip too, where it was a consistant 11 second 1/4 miler
Ivo's desire to race netted him and his T-bucket several Top Eliminator awards at the San Fernando Drags and later at Lions when it opened in 1960. The car was dependable for 11-second elapsed times and a top speed of 119 mph. Not bad for a street car, but then, when you really get to the bare bones of the matter, a T-bucket is nothing more than an engine stand on wheels anyway. You know, a dragster.
Despite its reputation at the drag strip, in those days Ivo's T-bucket had an equally mean reputation on the street and on the screen. Being a prodigy child actor, Ivo had numerous contacts in the film industry, and when hot rod movies became popular during the 1950s, it was only a matter of time before Ivo's T served as a movie prop. In this case the hot rod served as the hero's car in the 1956 movie, Dragstrip Girl. Ironically, Ivo played one of the heavies in the movie, and the script called for him to steal his own car!