Saturday, April 26, 2014

Well restored caboose made into a rental home... remarkable, and one of six at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex Montana




For a truly lavish Glacier Park experience, consider staying in one of our one-of-a-kind luxury rail cars. Located adjacent to the Inn, the beautifully appointed GN441 Locomotive & JJ Caboose offer the ultimate in privacy & comfort with all the lodge amenities. Starting December 1st, enjoy our latest historic renovation with our introduction of the Northern Pacific Crew Cab Car & The Great Northern Car. Both luxury cars sleep up to four comfortably, feature gas fireplaces in the master bedrooms, heated floors, full kitchens, granite counter tops, and breathtaking views. The Northern Pacific Crew Cab offers a queen bed in the master bedroom and set of twin bunks. The Great Northern x215 is appointed with a king bed in the master bedroom.


Found on http://rollerman1.tumblr.com/ who reposted it from http://jeremylawsonblog.com/post/82441948824/old-caboose-converted-into-a-vacation-rental-in
and you can go right to the source at http://www.izaakwaltoninn.com/index.php?cID=1

whats left of a B24 near Fairbanks


Surprisingly, it was running a 4 engine failure test in order to repeat a similar problem that caused another B24 to crash... and huh.... whadya know, the test went so well and duplicated the problem so exactly, that the exact some result occured. In recent years, a forest fire destroyed what was left of the plane

Found on http://destroyed-and-abandoned.tumblr.com/post/82906584701/b-24-outside-of-fairbanks-alaska-texanwill-a-bit 

rare good examples of the earliest Ford cars, the ones made before the Model T

the most racing Buggatti ever assembled together for one race, at Goodwood Festival of Speed of course!

Happy Hemi Day on the 50th anniversary!



be a friend, bring a beer


Found on Facebook, a damn good source for humor

rat rod of the year award goes to:


the above photo was the creation of PonyRojo / Glenn (Generator Photography) and more of his work can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/generatorphotography  
and http://www.generatorphotography.com/ 
and also http://500px.com/generatorphotography
or even www.generatorphotography.com/


photos by https://www.facebook.com/craig.lankki?fref=ufi and https://www.facebook.com/brad.mcneill2

Clever new bike lock... well designed

Abandoned near Roanoke Virginia, wow... I'm surprised I haven't heard of this before

Friday, April 25, 2014

interesting jalopy at the Viva Las Vegas... with a very well done bench seat







Created and posted on http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/ ... accept no substitutes from adnascentia!

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3 screen grabs as  scrolled a little way down one car website. Sheesh
Found on http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2013/06/lings-cars.html

wrong wrong wrong wrong


Found on http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2013/06/911-with-928-emergency-rims.html
that is a 911 with 928 spare tire rims. Why? What is the upside?

Why the speed limit policing? Does "Speed KILLS!!!" make any sense? Of course not

The proof is that every car on the planet (right now) has been driven over the posted speed limit, and those cars are still on the road (right now) ergo, proof that exceeding the bureaucratically self righteous number from politicians that don't have to deal with paying for gas, vehicles, or tickets (here in the USA most politicians are crooks and are GIVEN vehicles and gas, and get the tickets tossed http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/03/investigation-in-new-orleans-finds.html )

In Australia, there are 23 million people. In the state of Victoria, there are 5 million... and the state of Victoria has raised $266 million dollars from speeding tickets in 2013. (Stephen Corby, columnist car and Driver, former editor of Wheels Magazine, the oldest car magazine in Australia) But it was realized that if you want to speed in Australia, get a foreigner that will not have a Victoria Australia drivers license, and have them get behind the wheel. (I am for hire anytime, my Australian friends!)

1.3 million people were booked for speeding, and not a one was dead.

Ipso Facto: Speed does not kill. It does create a ticket system for raising revenue from a countries citizens who are more likely to have a traffic related collision from constantly being more focused on their speedometer than defensively driving.

In fact, the faster you drive, the less time you spend on the road, the less fatigue you have, and the quicker you get off the road and make it a less congested area for other drivers. My logical deduction, is of course, my own, and you can be sure I am fine with it no matter how many people disagree.

Wasn't every country in the world a better place before traffic speed limits? Of course. People could go as fast as they liked, stimulated their brains, and then they invented all the cool stuff we have today, like electricity, telephones, and airplanes. What have we accomplished since the speed limits stifled our creative impulses? Global warming, court tv, and the highest cost of gasoline in history. Oh, and the embargo on Cuba.

So, set your mind free, and find the open road... and drive as fast as you like as long as you can, because the cops are too busy posing for my latest "Abuse by law enforcement" post photos http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/abuse%20by%20law%20enforcement

the absurd cost of Porsche 918 options

A Panamera can be optioned to double the cost of the car.

The heating and cooling vents can be optioned to be leather covered

the Weissach package: $84,000. Removes sound insulation, replaces leather with Alcantara (artificial leather), elimiates cooling for passengers, also cuts 90 pounds

liquid metal paint: $63,000. A Boxter costs $63,050... just sayin

Weissach Wheels: $32,500

upgraded leather: $26,000

Front axle lift: $10,500 for one inch

Electric heater: $6000... in the event the engine is off, but heat is requested

And what does a 918 cost? $847,975.

Ummm, yeah, Porsche people are likely nuts to pay that much when they could buy an airplane instead.

not on a bet would I have thought you would ever see a photo of Air Force one at a NASCAR race, but I present the Pepsi 400, 1984


And Richard Petty on the back stretch? You can't make this up folks!
Found on http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2013/07/air-force-one-lands-at-nascar-race.html

the earliest touch screen vehicle AV system I've ever seen... wow! And check out the tape deck! A 1988 Buick Reatta














Another astonishing car review from Saab Kyle ( I posted about him a month or two ago) http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/01/this-might-be-best-car-guy-news-youll.html  and
I learned about this from http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-obsession-today-1988-91-buick-reatta.html

? Air Pollution Patrol ? Yup, really existed

Bizarre commercial, of just bizarre without a translation? Jean Reno in a Toyota commercial with a spinning propeller beanie

Indiana State Police had a Cord? Huh