Thursday, March 29, 2012

Close call, these guys caught their pop up tent just before it crashed into their cars... and ruined the paint and bodywork on their show cars

 The wind picked up after 11 am... and the rain started at 130

Nice Olds F85 caught my eye in a parking lot... Cragar SS rims make about everything look better... but the overall design, though simple, is good looking


 Looks a lot like a 66 Chevelle from the side

Take the lettering off the tail panel, and no one would know what this car is. 

The well animated vehicles from the movie "Tin Tin", quite the variety










A train crash in the movie "Hugo" replicates the famous Oct 1895 Granville-Paris Express wreck photo... pretty cool to include that in a movie



here is the original
The engine careened across almost 98 ft of the station concourse, crashed through a 2 foot thick wall, shot across a terrace and sailed out of the station, plummeting onto the Place de Rennes 33 ft below, where it stood on its nose. All on board the train survived, five sustaining injuries: two passengers (out of 131), the fireman and two conductors; however, one woman on the street below was killed by falling masonry. The accident was caused by a faulty Westinghouse brake and the engine drivers who were trying to make up for lost time. A conductor incurred a 25 franc penalty and the engine driver a 50 franc penalty.
Via: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Train_wreck_at_Montparnasse_1895.jpg

I've posted that old photo before, because it's just amazing to me. Trains falling out of buildings... not very often that happens http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-of-most-impressive-photos-ive-seen.html

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

most unusual utility spotlight I've come across, looks like vintage German VW bug equipment, my compliments to the owner for finding such a rare thing


 I should have gotten a better photo of the top of it. Anyone seen one before? I never have

louvered headlight covers?

unusual, and cool handmade car show plaque

I'd rather get one of these than the aluminum postage business card ones that are so common

87 year old Bentley driven over 1.5 million kilometers, and cross country for fun, still a pleasure to it's owner, 49 yr old, carpenter Robin Hine


I discovered this story on the Vintage Racing League newsletter that I get in email on a weekly basis, http://multibriefs.com/briefs/VRL/VRL123111.php but the full story was removed from the source they cite, the Vancouver newspaper, so I looked around the internet, and found a Facebook page for Robin's 6000 mile trek across Canada in his Bentley, http://www.facebook.com/pages/RM-X-Canada/229863477043872#!/pages/RM-X-Canada/229863477043872  photos are from a subscription only newspaper the Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/tom-hawthorn/robin-hine-travels-across-canada-in-vintage-bentley/article2118997/

slammed VW vans



reflections of blue bugs



here's a cool mod to a bug with no air conditioning.. front hinged windshield

 the fender mounted side mirrors are a nice touch too
and that it's a right hand drive is also unusual... and cool

one more reason I won't have a dog

just one of 20 photos demonstrating why dogs are not good pets from http://justacargal.blogspot.com/2012/03/20-reasons-i-dont-own-dog.html

Tuesday, March 27, 2012