Saturday, October 30, 2010

innovative engineering method of getting a big construction vehicle onto the flatbed

from
http://www.forum-auto.com/automobiles-mythiques-exception/section5/sujet225087-105.htm

Looking like rhinoplasty is possible




from http://www.forum-auto.com/automobiles-mythiques-exception/section5/sujet225087-105.htm

Never seen a VW microbus with this custom cab look before

From
http://www.forum-auto.com/automobiles-mythiques-exception/section5/sujet225087-105.htm

the ultimate beer wagon

from http://www.forum-auto.com/automobiles-mythiques-exception/section5/sujet225087-105.htm

I've never seen this type of vehicle before, maybe you'll get a kick out of these too, the Scammell Scarab

the above is the Townsman model, the below are Scarabs

Scammell Lorries Limited was a British manufacturer of trucks, particularly specialist and military off-highway vehicles, from 1921 to 1988, and started as a late-Victorian period wheelwright and coach-building business in Spitalfields, London.

In 1934, Scammell produced the 3-wheeled 'Mechanical Horse', designed to replace horses in rail, postal and other delivery applications. This featured automatic carriage coupling and the single front wheel could be steered through 360 degrees. It was sold in 3- and 6-ton versions. The 3-tonner was powered by a 1,125 cc side-valve petrol engine and the 6-tonner by a 2,043 cc engine.

In the late 1940s, the 'Mechanical Horse' was superseded by the Scammell Scarab, with similar features but a much less angular cab and now with a 2,090 cc side-valve petrol engine in both models and a diesel version with a Perkins engine.

In 1967, the 'Scarab' was replaced by the 'Townsman', which had a fibre-glass cab.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scammell
Photos from Cardisiac: http://www.forum-auto.com/automobiles-mythiques-exception/section5/sujet225087-455.htm

Gambrinus Drivers Museum







This museum is located Belgium, at Romedenne in an authentic 19th century brewery-malting and presents a series of old trucks, especially equipped for the transport of beer. Different halls, including 70 thematic display cabinets, which are dedicated to the brands, to the makes of trucks (electricity/steam/petrol), to publicity, to truck manufacturers, etc.
Info via: http://www.opt.be/accueil/en/index.html
Looks almost like a Tempo, but it's a Scammel truck, and this has to be the smallest semi truck / flatbed combo I'll ever see, and even better, it's a beer truck

The above beer truck is a 1960 Llyod LT 600

Photos from the Flikr acct of Xavnco http://www.flickr.com/photos/xavnco2/with/4742571218/

Zingers! (that is what they are called) Built in the early 70's they were used as promotion in the ISCA hot rod shows.










above image from http://swissstash.tumblr.com



from http://treswright.vervehosting.com/Pages/Page4.html and http://elcistebravado.blogspot.com/2010/10/big-engines-or-small-cars.html

Thanks for helping me Michel Chaput, Pat Redmond, and Br'er Shaygetz who all let me know a bit more about these! Much appreciated!

MPC put them out in the 70's.
MPC's current owners, Round 2 Models, re-released them earlier this summer.
http://www.round2models.com/models/mpc


the last two photos are from http://stiffspeed.tumblr.com

from the world of Albert Kahn, color photos from a lost age

from http://www.albertkahn.co.uk/firstworldwar.html

Train - plane, art of Jeff de Boer

It doesn't have to make sense when it combines two cool things, old trains and old airplanes
Found at http://mhsteampunk.tumblr.com

great flame job


riding with Private Malone