Friday, April 06, 2012

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth tribute trike and tribute car are in an unlikely location, the Justice Brothers museum





















The railway museums that I know of, and am learning about, in Southern California... a lot more of them then I would have guessed

http://www.oerm.org/pages/visinfo.html for directions and the rest of the 2012 calendar of events is at http://www.oerm.org/pages/calendar.html
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The Poway railway museum is at http://www.powaymidlandrr.org/default.htm and I posted about it a couple years ago: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2007/06/any-day-around-trains-is-good-day.html









get the links and check out their websites at http://www.daytrippen.com/pacific-southwest-railway-museum.html

Thursday, April 05, 2012

One of 5 specially constructed 1929 boattail roadster Essex, by Hudson, coachbuilt by Biddle and Smart... all to make the Essex regional (5 regions got 1 each) sales increase when customers learned what a great car Essex made.






 now... why is the bottom line in a language obviously not on an original factory tag?
 I noticed that the top of this fuel apparatus says Vacuum Gasoline System


 what an exquisite instrument panel


 How the running board rubber mat has remained in such incredible condition is a mystery, could anyone be reproducing such a small sales item? Who could possibly buy enough of these to make a company produce them for profit?
 Odd that the kick plate is not one the running board, but keeps feet from damaging the alloy (which I think means Aluminum) custom handmade bodywork




this is only the 2nd Essex I've ever seen in San Diego

1938 Benz 210 Special (a lot different from the next 1938 Benz I posted, a world apart in design)



 above is the semaphore turn signal... I love these

I wonder why the big handles on the rear quarter panels?