Friday, February 12, 2010

Chris at Speed Seekers found 1947 dry lakebed racer color photos!

Update: (April 7th) I just found some more!

Would you believe the dumb bastards at Kellogg are trying to selll these images that we've already posted? they do label each photo with owner, racer, date, location etc... but really, sell them? Sheesh.

All from different posts by Chris over at which has some NSFW stuff, so don't look at work (like that'll stop anyone!)

proof that man can design flying saucers that work

The Avro flying saucer

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Well the top one has tires, and that gets it on the blog... but it needed company so the bottom image got to ride along

Both from the cool stuff found at

LUCILLE! "C'mon safety pin.. POP!"

I found a cool website, Mega Moto... I think you are going to love the variety and unique things they post there, here's a sample

the cool tagline of Mega Moto is : Cars, Trains, Motorcycles, Planes, Airships & Other Awesome Modes of Conveyance
A WW1 mobile carrier pigeon coup... yes, that was the best communication technique they had available in the field of battle .
I've posted somehting about this before, and just can't recall what... beyond there was just one that made it through the years and still exists, was a 1920's car but only on 2 wheels, the little buggy wheels are for holding it up at stops

Brockhouse Corgi WW2 camp scooter

1938 Phantom Corsair

Volkswagen museum bus... I hope to find out more about this

Jack Conrad's band... wow, very cool!
Not sure yet what scoooter this is... looks slightly like a Salisbury

the photography of Gaston Jacquin 1935

A lamboghini and wonder of beauty, the 1963 350 GTV

Above, 1971 Star Streak motorhome

Above, something called the Stiletto

1955 Packard Request

1955 Flajole Forerunner

1915 Senate Subway Railroad under the nations capitol, Washington DC

1924 Amphibious Fusetti

Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion, one of two to survive, probably number 3 of the trio Fuller made. One was found in the backyard of a Arizona suburb in the early 70's by a Car Life reader after they did a story on the Dymaxions, by a fan of Fullers interesting cars. It wasn't bought by a collector, though Harrah's buyers tried, a couple college students got money together and then let it be shown in Museums in the US... more on this story in another post.

One cool puller, looks like a trailer truck

Above isn't labeled, but looks like a barn find custom

Above the Helica

Above, the 1948 Davis

1910 Ford on Forest Service patrol

One of the fabulous streamliner beer delivery trucks

Above, the Lincoln Futura that Barris based the Batmobile on

Above is a replica by Andy Saunders of the below concept car, the 1958 Ford X 2000

Go see what else they've got!

Auto-gyro, or gyro copter

top photo from
Above: Amelia Earheart and an Autogyro close up

the propeller pulls it through the air, the helicopter blades weren't powered and started spinning as the plane acquired forward momentum, and provided lift... notice that there aren't wings on the planes in the top and bottom photos. .

a helicopter works by forcing the rotor blades through the air, pushing air downwards, the autogyro rotor blade generates lift in the same way as a glider's wing by changing the angle of the air as it moves upwards and backwards relative to the rotor blade. The free-spinning blades turn by autorotation; the rotor blades are angled so that they not only give lift, but the angle of the blades causes the lift to accelerate the blades' rotation rate, until the rotor turns at a stable speed with the drag and thrust forces in balance.