Saturday, September 05, 2015

the wall, at Dudley Perkins Harley Davidson in San Francisco, the 3rd oldest HD dealership in the US




If you walk into the Dudley Perkins dealership (celebrating its 101st year) you will see a scattered collection of iconic Harley-Davidsons from the past 110 years of the manufacturer’s history.

The 2012 Cannonball coast-to-coast event for antique motorcycles ended at the Dudley Perkins dealership, providing a flood of excellent publicity.


http://www.motorcyclepowersportsnews.com/dudley-perkins-company-100-years-of-harley-davidson/

How did they even load those trucks?

the Wolverine movie logging truck

Cuban oil pan skid plate ingenuity

tanks... not good at swimming

one week until the Los Angeles Red Bull GRC double header

Yabba dabba dub

An exact copy of their parents first car was found, restored (and upgraded to a new LS engine) and gifted by their kids... a '73 Le Mans



Unfortunately, their exact car had a date with the crusher years ago, but they managed to find the next best thing, one that was not only the same model year but was also built in the same factory.

This video uploader’s dad’s first car was a 1973 Pontiac Lemans, but like most will find, their first car manages to get lost somewhere along the way thanks to the twists and turns that life throws at us.

For a little bit of a surprise for his parent’s the uploader goes on a journey to find his dad’s first car, the car that his parents started dating in and the first car that he remembers riding in.


http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2015/9/5/5-Siblings-Surprise-Their-Parents-With-An-Old-And-Fully-Restored-Friend-7729082/

http://speedsociety.com/kids-surprise-mom-and-dad-with-their-1st-car-fully-restored-1973-pontiac-lemans/?gmg

http://artofgears.com/2015/09/02/kids-surprise-their-dad-with-his-first-car-a-73-lemans/

start the weekend off right with some Rat Fink

Mario's 1st job... so if you think your job sucks, remember, it's just a step on a long road that you can't see the rest of

Friday, September 04, 2015

Dodge and Uber team up for Force Friday in New York with Stormtrooper themed Chargers, the good ones, the SRT 392s


I don't know who decided that today was a day to promote a movie that does not even show in theaters for 4 months...

Or why they are pushing so many tie ins -  but Mattel, promoting their hot new line of Star Wars-related Hot Wheels products teamed with ride-sharing company Uber to give patrons free rides around New York City today in specially themed Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Dodge Charger, after 1st activating the promotion in the Uber app before selecting one of the Stormtrooper cars—if they’re available.

Seems like Uber is getting very clever with ways to get new people to sign up. Last weekend was Mad Max Fury Road vehicles in Seattle http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/09/uber-seattle-goes-mad-max-for-video.html

http://blog.caranddriver.com/uber-dresses-up-dodge-chargers-as-first-order-stormtroopers-marches-on-manhattan/

http://collider.com/star-wars-hot-wheels-stormtrooper-dodge-charger-hellcat/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=collidersocial

pinstriping video, from Disney's "Dad, Can I Borrow the Car" , narrated by Kurt Russell


notice they changed the front license plate? California black and yellow plates started with letters on the left, not numbers. And 666, how did that get past censors?










Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Season 18, Episode 19. Dad, Can I Borrow the Car (9 Apr. 1972)

Rowan Atkinson celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mr Bean character with a drive through London


His travels took him past Buckingham Palace, through St. James' Park and down the Mall where he even had a police escort.


Found on http://www.theladbible.com/articles/mr-bean-drove-around-on-the-roof-of-his-old-mini-to-celebrate-the-character-s-25th-birthday


I've never posted a torpedo crane before!

Caproni

Blimps and airplanes of WW1

Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA.

From a grandfathers scrapbook





Siemens Shuckert on the bottom

Found on https://www.facebook.com/groups/134585496559585/

The new Batmobile is now part of the Warner Brothers Studio tour

a DC Comic called Enemy Aces

Just wrong. So wrong it's left, because there ain't nothing right about it




Yuck. I want a classic Mini, but not bad enough to make this look right

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Classic-Mini-/400987487677?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5d5cb77dbd&item=400987487677

Thanks to Jingle Buddy for tipping me off to this!

Cool Triumph Tiger styled in the looks of blockbuster movie Chappie.

computer wallpaper

Sprockets make the wheels go round

showmen at the Somerset Steam Show