Friday, December 02, 2022
Beverly Hills Cop 4 filming in Downtown Detroit, the ol blue Nova is behind the camera rig. Thanks Marc !
See a video clip of a scene being filmed at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=search&v=537518771094480&external_log_id=6a9a149e-e4f8-4713-84e3-5225de162fcd&q=Beverly%20Hills%20Cop%204
327 4 spd ’69 Camaro was purchased as a graduation present. It was driven until 1977 when the tranny broke, has been in a garage ever since.
Have you heard of Daniel Macdonald? Known to his 13 million TikTok fpllowers as Daniel Mac. His videos have a simple concept: He approaches people driving expensive cars and asks them what they do for a living. It's that simple, and it makes him $100k a month.
“Part of the absurd genius of what Dan does is combining the eternal fascination with extreme wealth with a simple question that can be repeated over and over,” she told me. “The responses are eye-opening, wide-ranging and occasionally ludicrous — ladybug breeder and professional cuddler are a few of my favorites — and they’re packaged in entertaining bite-size videos perfect for social media.”
He’s trying to maintain relevance by broadening his schtick — he’s asked yacht owners and first-class-airline passengers what they do for a living, for example, and is working on a new video series featuring wealthy homeowners in their mansions. There’s also a video podcast in the works, and he’s hosting a car rally next March — tickets to that event cost $3,750.
The Toyota Lexcen - named after Ben Lexcen, who was responsible for the revolutionary winged keel that helped Australia II win the America's Cup yachting competition in 1983. thank you Graham!
You would think that the Lexcen would have lots of innovations - instead it was just a badge-engineered Holden Commodore.
Thursday, December 01, 2022
the largest North American steam switcher was the Union Railroad’s unique 0-10-2, dubbed the “Union” type, built by Baldwin in Pennsylvania, weighing in at 644,510 pounds and delivering 90,000 pounds of tractive force, with another 17,150 pounds available from its booster. All that theoretically added up to 3,600 hp.
The Union Railroad is relatively unknown outside the Pittsburgh region. It is one of several lines formerly owned by U.S. Steel and heavily oriented toward industrial and ore-delivery operations, operating on about 200 miles of yard track and 65 miles of main line serving industrial customers within a 10-mile radius in Allegheny County.
The machine met a very specific need: obviate pushers used at two locations where grades reached 2.5%. A five-coupled engine was determined to be the answer, augmented by that extended two-wheel trailing truck supporting a large firebox.
The 0-10-2 was surprisingly compact, despite its claim as biggest steam switcher. Its huge boiler, measuring just 70 feet in length, was abbreviated on account of turntable length and other restrictions, and accomplished in part by dispensing with the engine truck and making the tender a rather short but tall affair. Its ungainly appearance was mollified to some extent by boiler jacketing extending to the end of the smokebox.
The 0-10-2s put in nearly a solid decade of faithful service before the Union was obligated to join the movement toward dieselization in Pittsburgh, borne of the smoke-choked city’s push for cleaner air. Still way too useful to scrap, the nine Unions in 1949 were transferred to another U.S. Steel road, the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range at Proctor, Minn., where biggest steam switchers went to work on the Iron Range for another decade, renumbered as 600-class engines.
a Canadian collector just had his 20 year collection sold at auction, the memorabilia sold for around $700,000, while the 19 vehicles fetched about $600,000 in total
the govt says there is a very high probability that lava flow from Mauna Loa will reach key Hawaii Island highway
There is "a very high probability that this lava flow, if it continues, will definitely reach the road," Ken Hon, scientist-in-charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, told CBS News. "So we're looking at about two days out."
Although the flow is slow-moving, it is still persistent, and emergency managers are ramping up their planning as it threatens to cross over the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, also known as the DKI Highway or Saddle Road.
Beverly Hills Cop, not just a movie, it's the job description of the highest-paid municipal worker in Claifornia. The Hollywood assistant police chief took home $716,000 last year, state records show.
finally, a sequel to Indiana Jones as good as the 1st. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny | Official Trailer
Dax totaled his Charger Hellcat and there isn't a single mention of that online, not on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or googling recent news. Just on his podcast, so, not something he wanted to instagram.
Don Prudhomme, Mickey Thompson, Ed Iskenderian, Vic Edelbrock Sr. and CJ Pappy Hart are the first Lions Automobilia Hall of Fame inductees
restoration of a Sally Saw... no, I've never heard of it before, but it's a nice long restoration video of a machine and the Briggs and Stratton type small engine.
Cummings Machine Works was a Boston, Massachusetts based business. It was founded by Henry Havelock Cummings in 1881, when Cummings was 23 years old.
Cummings Machine Works has been credited with the development of the sally saw. A patent filed in 1945, and assigned to the company, describes a saw with a circular blade. The blade could be rotated between horizontal and vertical, thus allowing a tree to be felled, limbed, and bucked with one saw. Other inventions included a hydraulic hospital bed, automatic doughnut machine, teardrop vehicle and Hookups.
Last owners were Robert M. Mustard, Sr., Pres., and Lewis W. Mustard, Treas. Last known address was 10 Melcher Street in Boston, MA. Went out of business in 1958.