Saturday, April 12, 2014

a rare pilot, he had aerial dogfights and won, with German, Japanese, and Italian opponents. Canadian Wg Cdr Davidson


There on his Typhoon are the kill flags for the Japanese, Italian, and German enemy planes. He lived til old age peacefully on a farm

Found on http://historicaltimes.tumblr.com/

I hope this isn't news to you, only use the left most lane for passing. If you aren't passing, stay to the right lanes

Former president of the Ukraine has an impressive car collection

lighting up the Mercedes logo might be a bit too much

the most beautiful thing you'll see this weekend, Audrey Hepburn (a favorite of mine I've posted several times on isonlyskindeep.tumblr.com )

my doctor's prescription

Keep your eyes open on the roads, sometimes other peoples mistakes put you in a bad situation..


Caught on dash cam, the cement truck was probably going to fast to stop, the white truck and black car in the background of the above photo limited his options on turning, and he sped through the intersection but jerked the steering wheel causing a flip, and went head on into the dash cam of a Sienna van



Found on http://blog.caranddriver.com/minivans-dashcam-captures-terrifying-head-on-collision-with-cement-truck/

P38 in the background with the pilot arriving in captured german car

A good news clip about the 24 hours of LeMons

an overhead photo of a tire junkyard

Crossing the borders, from the North most of Alaska to the Southmost of Argentina, rated by Jim Yu at Hooniverse


Oftentimes, the border crossing is the most exciting, and dangerous, part of the journey. It certainly gives you insight about each country’s culture, governance, and character.

I will rank the border crossings I used, from least to most “challenging”.

Read a very interesting and informed travel article of getting around the world, through the American Continents from North to South at http://hooniverse.com/2014/04/01/ranking-the-border-crossings-along-the-pan-american-highway/

Australia is trying to get guys to stop showing off... I doubt that pissing off Aussie guys is going to get them to soft pedal

Stipistop has turned out the lights, and closed the door


One of the oldest and best independants of auto enthusiasm that I've admired for many years, and had at the top of my recommended websites list has closed the shop. 

Historic San Diego vehicles

Friday, April 11, 2014

Evel Knievel says don't try that

the dependability poll by JD Power

genius advertising

busting the chops of any other car fans isn't why facebook was invented, but it's a damn good use

Tomorrow begins the LaJolla Concours Events

Known as the diamond of the West Coast, La Jolla will forever stay true to the name’s meaning, “the jewel” of the Southern California shoreline. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, one of the finest internationally renowned automobile showcases in the United States, has attracted automobile aficionados from around the globe to this picturesque venue located right on the Pacific Ocean. This is not only an incredible weekend of automotive events; it is also an opportunity to experience the chic allure of La Jolla’s Avenues, which exudes first class hospitality, one-of-a-kind landscapes, magnificent boutiques and world-class cuisine.

This weekend will mark the 10th Anniversary of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and some of the most exquisite automobile displays in the world are set to be showcased. This celebratory automotive weekend will begin on Friday, April 11th, 2014 with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party at the stunning La Valencia Hotel. The La Jolla Concours featured events will continue into Saturday, April 12th, 2014, which will be a day comprised of the annual Ferrari and Maserati of San Diego Motor Tour and the Saturday Evening VIP Reception on the Concours lawn. Saving the most extravagant for last, the weekend will commence with the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 with over 150 spectacular vehicles, a wine garden, VIP Lounge, VIP Hospitality Suites and general admission tickets for the 2014 Concours.

Celebrating European racing history with the marquees of Bentley and Ferrari, the 10th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will honor everything from the Parisian roots of the first ever motoring events in the late 1800s to the continental racing phenomenon spreading across Europe throughout the 1900s and into the modern day. Staying true to tradition, we will also be featuring the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours, which will once again be free and open to the public and will expand the show from the Ellen Browning Scripps Park into the La Jolla Village roadways displaying a variety of automobiles.

The 10th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance proceeds will go towards the betterment of the Monarch School Project, which educates students specifically who have been impacted by homelessness, as well as the La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of the gem known as La Jolla. The Monarch School Project and the La Jolla Historical Society are both 501c3 non-profits. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on the day of the event, or you can upgrade your experience with a VIP Ticket for $125. For more information, to obtain a registration form or purchase tickets to the featured weekend events please visit http://www.lajollaconcours.com/ or call 619-233-5008.

this is going to kill you.... don't look at this with a mouthful of food or liquid, you don't want that getting laughed out your nose


Thanks to Susan! She says it comes from Jeff Foxworthy's Facebook, which means I'm going right over there to see what else there is to laugh at

The AGL Corvair powered articulated 4 wheel drive, interchangeable cargo box vehicle... astonishing (thanks to John Simpkins!)



This is pretty damn cool, and further reminds me that I have not yet seen all the cool stuff from history in this hobby

Thanks to John!

28k Kilometers on the odo, stuck in a garage since 1992, a Muira gets some sunshine finally.



Skip the first 40 seconds

Board track racing 1925 Laurel Maryland

farm labor saving device... before tractors came along with external flywheel belt drives

I've wondered how they made counter rotating dual props... here's a look at the engine set up


Found on Marc's Facebook page, and he frequently posts photos I've seen no where else, and immediately post here because they are so cool https://www.facebook.com/marc.tudeau?fref=photo

one very early Indian, and a kid with a sense of adventure! (moms would freak out now if kids played on these)

red blue and cool... the Petty transport in 1983


Found on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.587529541355200&type=1

Photo taken by Ron Shappy at the Van Scoy Diamond 500 in June of 1983 

a pro at work painting street signs, freestyle

the tires decomposed into fertilizer, I bet

wow... that's a hell of a rare late 30's bus!

just think of the cool custom possibilities of a Metro

only in West Africa

Did you know


Thursday, April 10, 2014

1912 Phanomobile Van


Found on http://truquetructruk.tumblr.com/ via http://bassman5911.tumblr.com/post/81427368745/phanomobil-van-1912-vl-green-via-stkone

anyone have some info about these? Looks like a motorized rickshaw. The fans on the cylinder heads are damn good idea

great old fire engine... no one can afford to do anything with them though





Old fire truck parked behind a huge marina building at historic Locke in the Delta, says http://sketchy-vans-and-other-vehicles.tumblr.com/ who reposted this from http://myolddear.tumblr.com/

Mercury Econoline... because Canada had Mercury branded Fords for some unknown reason



Found on http://sketchy-vans-and-other-vehicles.tumblr.com/

And now we've all seen a Mercury Van... I bet no one ever made a song about one though

Budweiser wants to warn you that most driving accidents aren't alcohol related. They're probably right


Found on Facebook

fully loaded 1930s truck... just one of many loads every day I bet

Boston FD won't hesitate to bust out your windows if you are stupid enough to park in front of a hydrant (BMW owner of course)






And I didn't notice, but it was pointed out in the comments that the area of the BMW next to the fire hydrant was beat in to get clearnace for the hose coupling



Found on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2601279/Why-NEVER-park-hydrant-Boston-firefighters-smash-BMW-windows-feed-hose-reach-8-alarm-fire.html via http://gentlemint.com/

calculate the amount of time it took to make this animation transformer, in terms of how much he must love the Transformers!

Mazda stands out


Found in the search menu at http://www.edmunds.com/ ... Mazda is the only company name with a symbol and only with the underline

question for those who are regular readers

how many years have you been reading, and am I posting too little, too much, or about right?

what a difference an engine design makes

Dodge made the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 345 horsepower, this mill with the legendary name makes 100 horses more than the old 5.9-liter Magnum

4 year old BMXer twins

During the Korean War, in the confusion of multi carrier groups, planes would sometimes land on the wrong carriers. If this happened some fun was had before sending him “home”.