Friday, October 01, 2010

A welcome home for the Marine and thanks for their service, awesome trunklid medals and license plate

Luckiest license plate ever?

Lky 777 is the part that grabbed my attention, shame the first number isn't a 7 as well

an amusement park bumper car and 1930's gas pump in a bar on Miramar Rd, called the filling station

Anyone recognize this delivery van from a Munsters episode background?



I don't recognize it, and don't have any guess...

Dave commented, "Looks to me like and English Thames pronounced "Tems". What do you think?"

You might be spot on Dave, I think you have it... but Chris looked it up on IMCDB.org and nailed it!
Chris commented;
1955-56 Dodge US. Mail truck, rare today, Body was by Fageol
This Dodge postal vehicle built with right hand drive and a flat-head six cylinder engine with a push-button automatic transmission. A decal inside, above the windshield, says: FAGEOL - Pony Express Twin Coach - Kent, Ohio, while a tag proclaims “Post Office #6-A-1101 - Model #C3 - C6 - 95.” A Dodge tag notes - 105 net Hp @ 3600rpm.” The wheelbase of the truck is 95 inches, and the rear door opens like a minivan hatch.
The Twin Coach Company utilized their body manufacturing facilities to produce these "Pony Express" vehicles.
From IMCDB.org

Why hasn't anyone done this with their Tbird? From the movie "Murderers Row" a Matt Helm movie with Dean Martin (sort of a Bond similar role)


Just putting an LED message board in the place of the tail lights, clever!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

1914 boat tail Rolls Royce that complimented the 1914 Benz

























The LP that will get the record player out of the deep depths of the storage garage, Carroll Shelby, The Career of a Great American Racing Driver




clever license plate


"Why car thieves love a '94 Honda Accord" from Insure.com, a good look at the stolen car issue

The most stolen vehicles:

1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1991 Toyota Camry
4. 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup
5. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
6. 2000 Dodge Caravan
7. 1994 Chevrolet pickup (full size)
8. 1994 Acura Integra
9. 2002 Ford Explorer
10. 2009 Toyota Corolla
Source: NICB, based on car thefts in 2009

Older cars tend to be popular targets. In addition to supplying in-demand parts, these older cars are:

•Easier to steal. Car manufacturers in recent years have added many theft deterrents that older models don't have.
•Not as likely to have after-market security devices, such as warning, tracking and disabling devices.

Metropolitan areas with the highest vehicle theft rates

1. Laredo, Texas
2. Modesto, Calif.
3. Bakersfield, Calif.
4. Stockton, Calif.
5. Fresno, Calif.
6. Yakima, Wash.
7. San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont, Calif.
8. Visalia/Porterville, Calif.
9. Las Vegas/Paradise, Nev.
10. Albuquerque, NM

Source: NICB, based on car thefts in 2009

Read the whole article to be better informed about car theft:
http://www.insure.com/car-insurance/most-stolen-cars-2010.html

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

1912 Mercedes model 37 with perfect wood coachwork by Henri Labourdette, was at Wavecrest and was a crowd magnet



































Thanks to Ivan for the assist in reading the coachbuilders name... I couldn't see the cursive script well enough