Saturday, August 23, 2014

Indian 3 wheelers with Curtis 5th wheel trailers

New security for bicycle parts that are frequently stolen seats and tires



While many companies have sought to release products that protect a cyclist's property by attempting to lock an entire bike, few have focused on the all too common issue of thieves taking easily accessible parts, such as wheels and seats. The C3N offers a more conscientious approach to avoiding a stolen bike by locking crucial elements with easy-to-carry locks.

See and read more about these at http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/sphyke-c3n?context=featured

a new theory on why young people aren't buying cars

It’s no secret the percentage of new vehicles sold to 18- to 34-year-olds has significantly dropped over the past few years. Many argue this is the result of a weak economy, that the idea of making a large car investment and getting into more debt on top of college loans is too daunting for them. But that’s not the "driving" factor, especially considering that owning a smartphone or other mobile device, with its monthly fees of network access, data plan, insurance, and app services, is almost comparable to the monthly payments required when leasing a Honda Civic.

What auto manufacturers, along with much of corporate America are missing here is that the vehicles to freedom and personal identity have changed for this generation.

Read the entire article at http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027876/millennials-dont-care-about-owning-cars-and-car-makers-cant-figure-out-why

Facebook has so many funny memes


That top image is of Amber Heard 


because it bears repeating and a few more at http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/02/amber-heard-drive-angry-drives-68.html

Friday, August 22, 2014

Of all the things that irritate me, this really pushes my button. An endless string of appreciative tumblrs running my photo, and not crediting me as photographer, nor getting the name Parnelli Jones spelled right. Idiots!


Above found on http://outsidethecubicle.tumblr.com/post/91605614423/musclecardreaming-parnelli-jones-ford-with-a#notes

Here's my original photo below, just to prove I took the photo. At the Escondido cruise night that is a Friday night event all summer long, just about 30 minutes north of San Diego.

From the post I did in 2008: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2008/04/this-awesome-mustang-now-has-dedicated.html

And since the first guy to copy my photo didn't bother adding a note to his Tumblr post, none of the rest of the people that reposted it could learn where the car and hauler were from, who make them, and eventually, that Wes sold them. Neither of these are more than 10 years old, Wes had a passion for the project were he envisioned having a Boss 302 just like Parnelli drove, on a race car hauler that would be a perfect match.

I took galleries of this car and hauler several times, and you can see all the detail photos, if you like, by clicking on this link: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/Les%20Werling%27s%20recreation%20of%20the%20Parnelli%20Jones%20SCCA%20Mustang

the truck started out looking like this:

and Muscle Car Review even featured the combo hauler and race car in the July 2008 issue

artist Akihiro Morohoshi detailed miniature railroad dioramas atop and inside everyday objects

This week I eclipsed my previous record for # of posts in a year (2446)

So I'm curious how much that matters to my regular readers, some, little or none. Can you believe I've done it while adding 3 other websites to the internet? @ about Comic Con costumes http://isurvivedthehallhline.blogspot.com/ and http://isurvivedthehallhline.tumblr.com/
and one tumblr about the cool design and aesthetics of interior design of homes http://designandstyleathome.tumblr.com/.

It's now been nearly 8 years since I began this site... and 3 years ago I started http://isonlyskindeep.tumblr.com/

I'm also wondering how many posts I'll add before New Years Eve, setting the next record # of posts. 

Canadian police chase

Do you want to drive my tractor?

The versatile VW

and beyond

Thursday, August 21, 2014

very cool, making a small business for herself, and a success at that.

Adapt, innovate, overcome

Hurst women without the uniforms

This is surprising, and makes me wonder, is it a prank? or high winds and a nose heavy load?

US Marshalls seized a car collection, and are auctioning off some fine muscle cars





I think there can be no disagreement that a Yenko 1969 Camaro and 1970 Yenko Chevelle, plus a Boss 429 Mustang and a Hemi Superbird is a rock solid car collection.

David Nicoll was a scheming New Jersey crook that was president of New Jersey’s Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services (BlS), Nicoll bribed over a dozen doctors to send blood samples to his company to test, all while billing Medicare for the bogus work. Between 2006 and 2012, his scheme bankrolled an astounding $200 million for BLS, and earned him a reported $33 million, which he spent on cars, strippers, and season tickets to the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets.

the auction results from the Sept 12th event:
1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird                                          575,000
1970 Ford Mustang, BOSS 429                                          285,000
1967 Ford Mustang, Shelby GT 500                                   170,000
1969 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle, 2 Door Hardtop              237,500
1969 Chevrolet Yenko Nova, 2 Door                                  400,000
1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro                                            315,000
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, Malibu Convertible                      70,000                
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, Super Sport 454 LS6 V8             155,000
1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda (mid-restoration)                     347,000

Images and info from http://www.ajwauctions.com/auctions/us-marshals-seized-vehicle-collection and https://autos.yahoo.com/news/us-marshals-auctioning-off-rare-muscle-car-collection-163054978.html

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dropping off the kiddo in a Pro-Street 40 Willys, with a parachute even, at school. Dad of the Year award!




WW2 British bomb unearthed on the flight path at Frankfurt Intl Airport, and safely detonated


he remnant of World War II was found by a crew working on the flight path at Frankfurt Airport, and authorities immediately took safety precautions as the unexploded ordinance had a blast radius of 300 meters (or roughly 984 ft.).

When the bomb was eventually detonated (an earlier attempt to diffuse the bomb failed), it left a 20-meter-wide crater. Not surprisingly, given the bomb’s proximity (and now the crater’s proximity) to the A3 outside of Offenbach, traffic has been diverted and severe congestion has followed.

Found on http://www.carcrushing.com/british-bomb-just-blew-part-autobahn/

Well, it's a desperate attempt to remain a celebrity, but I'll excuse it based on my agreement with the problem. Here is a jackass changing a interstate exit ramp sign

World War 1 equipment on public roads... nearly 100 years ago, this was the way most equipment was moved, slowly




Skip the first 45 seconds

Old and cool hauler/transporter/tractor trailer of sorts

You ain't never seen this before... Hollywood stunt choreographers are going to want to try this


You can skip the first 15 seconds

Believe it or not, a Viper from the tv show is still floating around car collectors






Found on http://jeepchryslerdodgeflorida.com/2013/05/ebay-find-of-the-day-viper-defender-from-90s-tv-show/

According to the listing, this car is the real deal - not a clone - and it comes with a V8 engine (not sure what happened to the V10?) and plenty of swag and memorbilia. No word on its actual asking price, but the reserve has not been met at $133,400. The listing does add that this same car was listed at Mecum back in 2010, but did not get sold, even with a bid of $270,000. Greedy seller trying to retire maybe.

Photos from http://www.autoblog.com/photos/viper-tv-show-star-car/

John used the comment function to add "They wanted automatic transmissions in the TV cars for stunts and some shooting. The actor who played the main character also could not drive stick, so every car on the show was converted to a 360 V8 with an automatic gearbox. "

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A couple cool and unusual vehicles on the "Rambler Ranch" of Terry Gale I haven't posted before


above, a 1949 Nash wrecker truck that was only for dealership use, not general public


A Jeepster Commander Hurst (shifter, hood scoop with drivers side tach on the back, and patriotic stripe package) but no info on the site that just did a full gallery: http://www.rodauthority.com/features/colorodos-best-kept-secret-tour-rambler-ranch/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=colorodos-best-kept-secret-tour-rambler-ranch

And the website for the collection is http://www.ramblerranch.com/rr/

This collection first grabbed my attention in 2009 when Muscle Car Review did a feature on it http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2009/03/worlds-largest-collection-of.html

Aerodynamic factors

Beware - Scam Alert - car wrap email from Bud Select beer is bogus

I called up Budweiser 18003425283 and spoke with Eric, he confirmed my suspicion that this is a scam

You can also email Budweiser to check on this or other scams about Bud beer, budcentral@anheuser-busch.com

Dear Applicant,
 Wrap your vehicle with Budweiser Select® Beer Advertisement Wrap and Get Paid... It is Very Easy and Simple with No Application fees required Here's how It works - The basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept Budweiser Select® Advertising seeks people -- regular citizens, not professional drivers -- to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert of "Budweiser Select® Beer "plastered on your car/truck.The adverts are typically vinyl decals,also known as "auto wraps," that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface. What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness.The auto wraps tend to be colorful and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience,meaning people who are stuck in traffic and can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them.This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month. You will be compensated with $400 (Four hundred dollars per Week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space and we shall provide Experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.
 Interested person should please feel Free to fill out the information below and send it back to us today and we will get back to you with details.
 Full Names: Address Line 1: Address Line 2: City:State:Zip Code :
Age: Home Phone Number: Cell / Mobile Phone Number
 Best Regards, David Alberto Hiring Manager, Budweiser Select® Beer davebud441@gmail.com

Funniest thing you'll see today, tricking the cops into thinking you're speeding, and making fools of them



rich man's sport, just got richer. Hovercraft golf carts for the yachting types that want to lord their wealth over other golfers, Starting price, 30 thou

Evolution of the bicycle



A 1 min animation of the bicycle's evolution, all the way from the wooden horse to the modern racer. The video was made in combination with an application to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2013. Animation : Thallis Vestergaard Music : Flying Home by The Benny Goodman Sextet

The bicycle has changed a lot from its beginnings in Germany as a pedal-free "dandy horse," which is basically just a plank of wood with two wheels (you move by running along like a Flintstones car). The animation shows the two-wheeled vehicle's design from the dandy horse as it gains pedals and gears, as the wheels change sizes (with a brief stop at the penny-farthing, the ultimate in absurd modes of transport), and finally to our modern road bike.

Found on http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028191/a-visual-history-of-the-bicycle

Monday, August 18, 2014

"I was delivering this bridge and ran out of gas" Jeff Foxworthy

I'm guessing this is a K9 officer who sees his dog butt sniff all day long, and picked up the habit

Unusual, but true, this is the result of a trucker saving the lives of stupid people, by avoiding crashing into them. Compliments and applause to the trucker!


Mm 80 on I 30 just out side Royce City, Tx! Driver avoided accident with 4 wheeler that cut him off and that's was only place he had to go! Praise the driver for risking his life trying to save others from their mistake!

Found on https://www.facebook.com/twistedtruckers

New Jersey Turnpike

if you can pull a wheelie, in mud, with a truck... you have my respect for your power train!


Must be Monday, as these guys are having a bad day on the road


















Found on https://www.facebook.com/Truckdriverwtfmoments and  https://www.facebook.com/twistedtruckers