Saturday, August 31, 2019

John Wayne and Bob Hope

Roy was the best

James Stewart -Grace Kelly (1954)

numbers from 2005 on how many winged warriors were known to have survived until 2005

There are 364 Charger Daytonas surviving of the 503 built, but there are still approximately 1,174 Superbirds surviving today of the 1,935 built. Mercury’s records show that just 285 Cale Yarborough and 218 Dan Gurney Spoiler IIs were ever built. Of that number, only 134 are known to exist.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/1969-mercury-cyclone/

All found on one street. Yes, it is a couple miles long









Errol Flynn and his Fraser Nash Targa Florio Gran Sport.

Telly Savalas and Shelley Winters (Scalphunters 1968)

Friday, August 30, 2019

Steve McQueen's Jaguar XKSS, Sonny and Cher, and Twiggy

how does he do that without getting so dizzy he crashes on landing?

drive like hell and you'll get there

Lilo and Stitch VW bug

bad news for the car insurance company covering the 80 Porsches in the collection next door to the gas leak... things got destroyed


some dumbass drilled into a gas main in downtown Durham, North Carolina, and that caught fire.

Next door was a collection of 80 Porsches.

Police said 17 people were injured in the blast, including a firefighter, and identified the person killed as 61-year-old Kong Lee, owner of Kaffeinate coffee shop



https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/04/10/gas-explosion-durham-nc-collection-of-porsches

Canon family day on the lake, 1954



ain't that the American dream? Summer vacation, campfire cooking, smores, either the family or the buddies, cold cokes, no mosquitoes, and maybe some fishing?!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/676841185784386/permalink/1599525580182604/

electric bikes in national parks! Nice!

Hey, ain't no one got the youth to walk all over the place anymore, so, I like this idea.

Sure, there will be outrage by people, for the same reason people hate other people that do different things, everywhere. Bicyclists are hated by car drivers, pedestrians, etc... and always will be.

And anyone with wheels will always be hated by anyone who is going to cry over a crushed flower.

Plus, everyone that is nuts about hiking everywhere will lose their minds that faster moving electric bikes of all kids will now be moving through parks, on trails, roads, etc.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the order without fanfare Thursday, classifying e-bikes as non-motorized bikes. The Interior statement said riders must use the motor only to boost their pedaling on the trails, and not zip along on motor power alone.

The e-bikes “make bicycle travel easier and more efficient, and they provide an option for people who want to ride a bicycle but might not otherwise do so because of physical fitness, age, disability or convenience,” National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith said in a statement Friday.

More than 50 hiking, horse-riding and other outdoor and conservation associations, including the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Pacific Crest Trail Association, objected. (Haters gonna hate)

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/apnewsbreak-coming-to-national-park-trails-electric-bikes/

59 Buick and MantaRay

Eldorado pickup… on the showroom at Conner Brown Cadillac, Ft. Lauderdale

Nice!

Jimmy was happy and flashing peace signs, until his dad caught him on the truck scratching up the paint. Jimmy spent the rest of summer vacation waxing Dad's 59 Olds


and was reminded of that constantly in the 90s with the "Not Your Father's Oldsmobile" commercials

https://prova275.tumblr.com/post/185758866271/scratching-up-the-paint-happy-59-olds-kids

the road to Woodstock in 1969, and yes, that's a Porsche getting left on the side of the road

stored since the value went through the roof and they realized they were looking at a retirement program, just sitting there in their garage. This is the first time it's left the garage since 1996

clever ad!

Huh! I wonder how many of you ever used one of these for long cross country drives?


I bought a 1972 Warshawsky catalog for about 15 dollars. I think it was worth it to find the above, and following strange old things that don't exist anymore, as a reminder of how little people understood about cars, mechanics, and engines. 

Did these even work?



day two mods for 60s cars in the Warshawsky / JC Whitney catalog




Spray on window tint... seriously? Could anyone expect to apply that well?

I love before and after photos, and a story of saving a car from destruction via shrubbery


“We have seen and completed a number of ‘Bush-Find’ restorations,” says E-Type UK founder, Marcus Holland, “but this must be one of the most significant E-Type UK has ever undertaken. This particular right-hand-drive fixed head coupe happens to be the 10th 4.2-liter car built."

Having spent much of the last three decades exposed to the elements there was not a single panel of the car’s bodywork that was deemed salvageable. Only the drivertrain was recycled




Having spent much of the last three decades exposed to the elements there was not a single panel of the car’s bodywork that was deemed salvageable.



https://etypeuk.com/restoration/lost-in-gloucestershire/
https://petrolicious.com/articles/lost-in-gloucestershire-project-saves-the-10th-e-type-4-2-built-from-a-rusty-demise-in-the-undergrowth