Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
before and after, done right. Photographed with great accuracy to show the same area of the car really well.
From the smallest details or questions about unusual car related things, Steve blows my mind with his detective skills.
And that made Steve ponder, perhaps. Or, he realized it had been a while since he'd rearranged my brain... so he did it again. He blew my mind. For the umpteenth time. Great guy!
It turns out that Al Davis was a car radio installation guy, who made a company out of it, and in the same type of business as Mad Man Muntz he was a success. He had a good enough business or location that Rock Hudson (big celebrity in movies and tv, and the first hollywood star to die of aids) was a customer in 1963
How in the world Steve does that, I'll never know. I Googled Al Davis, and all that came up was the LA Raiders past owner. I even tried AL Davis AM car radio. Nothing.
Steve has a couple websites, http://serviside.blogspot.com/ and http://dullcrayon.blogspot.com/ and http://booksbythebedside.blogspot.com/ and when he is posting, he's a avalanche of awesome info. re: http://serviside.blogspot.com/2011/11/land-tugs-de-dion-bouton-steam-bogie.html and the land tugs research and posts he did.
Bumpers need extra protection in some cases nowadays, due to things like expensive back up sensors and fewer insured motorists along the Mexico border
Jeff Mohr is happy to pass along this photo from over seas for his Superbumper: "We have lots of employees getting rear ended on a regular basis. I am putting them on all our office vehicles. The 4” model on my personal vehicle has been “bumped” numerous times with no damage (to my vehicle at least)," Thad Osterhout, American Embassy, Dakar, Senegal, Africa.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Pictured below is an actual WW2 Brockhouse Corgi GI camp scooter from the archives