Showing posts with label Mack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mack. Show all posts

Monday, January 06, 2014

A new type of road I've never heard of before, a "Pole Road"



found on http://truquetructruk.tumblr.com/post/63293302190#notes
which had this to say:

Early logging industry Pole Roads were created in an effort to save money. Almost everything that ran on them was hand-me-down or cobbled together in the “company shops”. The poles themselves were felled trees and when no longer needed were sent to the mill. Steam locomotives were often used, but in certain cases even trucks were put into service

And thanks to Andy who found a video of this in action, 1930 Washington http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675056181_wooden-track_engine-moves_trees-seen_logs-of-wood

Monday, June 03, 2013

a gullwing Mercedes found in Cuba, severely rusted and basically junk. Once a wonderful car... until a part broke and it was scavenged to keep others on the road I suppose

Also in Cuba are other very rare and incredible cars like a 1926 Rolls Royce Phantom I. Its coachwork has been recognized as the handiwork of Letourneur and Marchand of Paris. http://caristas.blogspot.com/2012/11/rich-relics.html

farther into the archives of Caristas.blogspot I found 




and among other Vettes, this 1954:


and I just learned... there is a car museum in Havana.. the Depósito del Automóvil http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dep%C3%B3sito_del_Autom%C3%B3vil
and inside it are :

1905 Cadillac
 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
1953 MG TD
 1920s Fiat Alfa Romeo roadster
1970s Daimler
1980s Chevy replica of a 1957 Maserati used by Juan Manuel Fangio
 Cadillac V16 1930
 1959 Oldsmobile, owned by Commander Camilo Cienfuegos
 1918 Ford T
1930 Baby Lincoln
funeral carriage
1977 Ducati 900SS owned by Fidel Castro
1915 Mack AC. Chain drive







the personal cars of Fidel and Raul Castro, as well as the Chevrolet Impala of Che Guevara, Mr. Maestre said he would like to secure what is perhaps Cuba's most important car: Ernest Hemingway's Chrysler.

The best online photo gallery is http://www.flickr.com/photos/riveranotario/sets/72157633360600664/with/8683984605/

Eduardo Mesejo Maestre, curator of the Depósito del Automóvil, the country’s official antique car museum arranged Treasury Department permission for Tom Cotter to travel directly to Havana from Miami on cultural exchange visas. Call it spark plug diplomacy.


We were told of the country’s dire economy, where street sweepers and doctors make the same wages. So auto repair for the island’s vintage cars becomes a creative endeavor: shampoo is used for brake fluid; iron pipes are cut up for piston rings; Coca-Cola is used to loosen rusty bolts; and cars are painted with sponges, then buffed with toothpaste.

“We call it the Cuban way,” Abel Contreras de la Guardia, our translator and tour guide, said. “We do anything to keep our cars running.”

Depósito del Automóvil is at Oficios No. 13, Habana Vieja, C.P. 10100, La Habana, Cuba. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/automobiles/03cuba.html?_r=0

Sunday, June 02, 2013

wrapped A ROUND a telephone pole


but below, the "Rocket Transport" Mack truck slammed the Chevy into the pole, and nearly broke the pole off it's foundation



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

1912 Mack, the Julian (motorized) Stage from the end of the rail line, to Julian, where they were mining gold


above image found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rudyperry/sets/72157622334415262/

below images from the Motor Transport Museum in Campo, because they restored it



"Any and all photos taken on the museums property must include the wording: "By permission of the Motor Transport Museum, 31949 Highway 94, Campo, California, web site: http://www.motortransportmuseum.org"

1910-12 Mack, and I can't remember the info about it




But I believe the guy said that year, Mack made 3 of these, and I doubt the others still exist. 101 years later? We're lucky anything still exists
"Any and all photos taken on the museums property must include the wording: "By permission of the Motor Transport Museum, 31949 Highway 94, Campo, California, web site: http://www.motortransportmuseum.org"

Friday, February 08, 2013

1947 Mack firetruck





Found at the Motor Transport Museum
"Any and all photos taken on the museums property must include the wording: "By permission of the Motor Transport Museum, 31949 Highway 94, Campo, California, web site: http://www.motortransportmuseum.org"

the last of the C cab Mack trucks, a 1939 model FG with a Quick Way crane


It was impossible to take a better photo of this huge truck in the building. The damn back lighting from the windows is frustrating too.. and all the clutter. But hell, it's still worth looking at the photo to get a glimpse of such an old workhorse.


I can't fit in much at close quarters






One of many impressive and cool rare old trucks at the Motor Transport museum in Campo, between Arizona and San Diego on the interstate 8
"Any and all photos taken on the museums property must include the wording: "By permission of the Motor Transport Museum, 31949 Highway 94, Campo, California, web site: http://www.motortransportmuseum.org"

Thursday, February 07, 2013

1923 Mack AC Bulldog, dual chain drive and dualie tires... operable and restored. Stored for most of the last 70 years


I didn't know before this that the Mack was a truck made by the International Motor Co, and that the IM in the center of the hood was symbolic of International Motor







I haven't seen this design of steering wheel before, rivets or screws holding fasteners to the rim from the spokes.





"Any and all photos taken on the museums property must include the wording: "By permission of the Motor Transport Museum, 31949 Highway 94, Campo, California, web site: http://www.motortransportmuseum.org"

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fuel delivery trucks, the variety is impressive

 I like the airplane in the background, and the design of the fuel truck back half.

looks very short, but I hope that is a optical illusion from the camera angle. I'm surprised that the letters are add ons. It looks really good.

wow, that is old.

The coolest of the photos here in my opinion, the 1940 Ford has been chopped to the belt line, and some odd panels on top of the fenders. Really professional looking, and of course, it's very cool that there is a plane in the background

I haven't seen a double trailer in a long time


Even older that that gren truck, this is what a Mack truck looked like in the 19 teens. Solid rubber tires, looks like wood spoke rims, side curtains and a "C" cab.



Above is in the Ramsey Museum in Dover Ohio

 wow, great looking truck and tanks. And pumps were mounted on the sides! Cool!


all found on various posts on http://fifties50s.blogspot.com