Saturday, August 09, 2014

immediate indication you need to get away from dangerously stupid people before you get hurt as collateral damage of their idiocy

attention getting, black belt level

Craigslist ads vs reality

headers and exhaust pipe make terrific hand rails for stairs

In the news recently, a 6 yr old took off on his ATV, and got traffic on the Bronx River Parkway messed up.


A 6-year-old boy zoomed down the Bronx River Parkway on a toy ATV this past Sunday night and was saved when some quick-thinking motorists slowed him down.

Westchester Police said the tyke was riding the toy car at a park in Mount Vernon at around 7 p.m. when he slipped away from relatives who were watching him. After driving some 10 blocks to the parkway's Oak St. entrance ramp, the boy pulled onto the expressway heading north and puttered along in the right lane, cops said. A short time later, as frantic family members searched for the boy, cops began getting calls about a child driving in traffic. Meanwhile, three drivers formed a mobile wall around the boy to protect him and slow him down. One of them eventually jumped out and pulled the boy and his toy onto the shoulder, cops said.

Image and text from http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/boy-6-rides-toy-atv-bronx-river-parkway-article-1.1891287

Friday, August 08, 2014

I just learned of an Airstream Rooftop park in Cape Town South Africa, where they rent the airstreams out as hotel rooms


From what I gather from their website, the 7 Airstreams are all restored to an individual interior design theme, and are on the roof of the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel.

Check out the slide show of the interiors on http://www.granddaddy.co.za/sleep/airstream_rooftop_trailer_park/

I just learned of an annual trailer show, in Palm Springs, in February.

a fixed up 1968 Majestic bus

1944 Harley WLA 100% original, tires and everything

Improvise, adapt, overcome (and keep a sense of humor)


Found on Facebook

PT Cruiser and Chevy HHR were both designed by the same guy

Chevy HHR Wikipedia page:

The vehicle's design was inspired by the mid-1940s Chevrolet cars and trucks, specifically the 1947 Chevrolet Suburban and Advance Design pickups, with large, square fender flares and a hemispherical grille. The design of the HHR has been credited to Bryan Nesbitt who was a former designer at Chrysler where he was the lead designer of the Chrysler PT Cruiser. Nesbitt was recruited by GM to join its design staff and served for a time as the chief designer of the Chevrolet brand.

PT Cruiser Wikiepedia page:
The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a retro styled compact automobile launched by Chrysler as a 5-door hatchback in early 2000 (for the 2001 model year)

Originally conceived as a Plymouth model, the PT Cruiser received the Chrysler nameplate on introduction in anticipation of the 2001 discontinuation of the Plymouth brand. The PT Cruiser was designed by Bryan Nesbitt, who later also styled the Chevrolet HHR.

The name "PT Cruiser" includes the initialism PT, standing for "Personal Transport" and designating the car's platform as well as production code. Intended to evoke an old gangster getaway car or a street rod based on a 1930s car, the 2000 PT Cruiser grew out of a collaboration among Robert A. Lutz, who was an executive at Chrysler at the time, Bryan Nesbitt, a designer, as well as Dr. Clotaire Rapaille

In 2001 Car and Driver acknowledged the PT Cruiser on its Ten Best list and the PT Cruiser also won the North American Car of the Year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_PT_Cruiser

Thursday, August 07, 2014

this photo makes me think of the song Get Your Kicks, on Route 66

a Lego designer made a Batman Tumbler



Found on http://www.carcrushing.com/batman-lego-tumbler/

This video put a smile on my face, so I'm sharing it. 

if you're in a wheelchair, and rich, this might tempt you to go offroading



Found on http://www.carcrushing.com/half-wheelchair-half-tank/  and the company website: http://derziesel.com/wordpress/?lang=en  and it has distributors in Sweden, Italy, and Norway among other countries

If off roading conjures up some woodsy muddy area, it's not meant to, off road means places like the beach also:



What is the advantage over an ATV 4 wheeler? Hmmm... maybe the seat, the size, it's battery powered not gas, and the caterpillar tracks. No sarcasm, just thinking outloud

1912 Harley

maybe I'm just easily impressed, but this is cool

This could work... maybe. Depends on your voltage regulator perhaps, or the electric circuit in your battery charging system... but, here's how to use a chain saw to charge your car battery

Nash Metropolitan cop car, I don't think I've ever seen one before

the variety of ways a Harley with a sidecar were used






Above says Ben Walker and the City Bloodhounds, Fort Smith Arkansas








All found on http://harleydavidsonfactoryphotos.tumblr.com/

street art of Peter Gibson

beach buggy/tour bus

kids on caravan

Citroen hauling a couple mini's

a new rail car photo