I am surprised to come across movie studio camera cars, and horse racing pacing cars... 2 unusual but legit forms of vehicles that have one function that they been adapted to
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
I'm giving the kid credit for TRYING to be cool, trying real hard. He's got a great bike, so, he's got that at least. That, and ambition to have great biceps
we were all that self assured, and unwittingly goofy, once or twice.
I hope he still looks at this photo now and then, and laughs. I also hope it wasn't in the slideshow at his graduation or marriage.
Why not just buy a gas mower for the back? this is just idiocy.... I get it, someone conned this poor schmuck into going green the pollution that makes the electricity that powers his mower is out of sight, out of mind,
like the generator running on gas behind him.
But really, a gas mower has to be cheaper than a generator!
because so many Americans swarmed England in WW2, the father of Andy Summers, guitarist of the Police (80s rock group), bought a gypsy wagon to give his wife a home of her own, as there was nothing to buy or rent
suppose it doesn't slosh out, all over the vehicle's interior, and that the fumes don't make her sick, how fast will that gas evaporate and leave empty containers?
and on top of everything else, they just closed a bridge across the Mississippi the 37k vehicles use every day
Did you hear that there is ONE gas pipeline serving 45% of the East coast states, and that hackers shut it down? So, prices shot up, from 2.99 to in this example in Richmond Va, 6.99. More than 1,000 gas stations across the East Coast have reported gas shortages or outages
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Tuesday in an effort to mitigate issues that could arise following a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.
The pipeline delivers about 45% of the fuel consumed on the East Coast and is the primary fuel source for many Virginia gas stations.
Colonial Pipeline restored some fuel delivery service by Tuesday, but the main artery of the pipeline remained shut down. Colonial has said it anticipates restoring the majority of its service by the end of the week.
A Richmond gas station was charging $6.99 per gallon of gasoline Tuesday afternoon, it was under 3 dollars a gallon that morning, at that station. Last I heard, price gouging during an emergency was illegal. The Federal Trade Comission, or something like that
end of an era, the car wash of Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood for more than 60 years until in October 2020, when a demolition permit was filed for the car wash
The bright, rotating sign was a hit with locals and visitors alike. Elvis washed his car here in 1963 while he was in town filming It Happened at The World’s Fair and so have many other famous people. The elephant sign also made a cameo in the 2010 movie Love Happens, starring Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston.
Luckily, this piece of Seattle history will be preserved at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). The sign was taken down in November 2020, and is undergoing a restoration process to fix the lights and remove rust. When complete, it will join MOHAI’s vast collection of signage from local businesses
Someone took advantage of the pattern of holes in this bus stop bench to macrame a peacock into it.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Mercedes-Benz in Mexico has come up with two brilliant print ads to promote their Intelligent Light System that provides 60% more visibility on the road. The ads feature silhouettes of a cow and a deer standing in the middle of the road at night. The headlights of the Mercedes in front of them are so strong, that they create an “X-ray vision” of the insides of the animals.
Cadillac wasted 16 million dollars on a single engine design, that they only built 800 examples of. Right about the time they moved their headquarters to New York. Frankly, I don't know how they aren't bankrupt
The Blackwing is unlike any other V-8 in GM’s current lineup, closer to the high-end powerplants of the German luxury brands than the General’s pushrod offerings. It’s the first twin-turbo V-8 in the company’s history, with an aluminum block and heads, dual throttle bodies, water-to-air charge coolers, and electronic wastegates. In the CT6 Premium Luxury, the engine made 500 horsepower and 574 lb-ft of torque; in the high-performance CT6-V, those figures jumped to 550 horsepower and an astounding 640 lb-ft.The few examples of the twin-turbo V-8 were hand-built in Kentucky, at the Bowling Green plant where the Corvette is assembled. Each engine was constructed from start to finish by a single employee, one of just six appointed to this role. One source estimates that the Blackwing cost General Motors $16 million to develop—around $20,000 per example.
hang onto a bad wiper blade, it's a good way to check and see if someone inspecting your car is doing a good job
it's easy to see that the wiper is no good, when it leaves a streak
but anyone who doesn't need glasses can see RIGHT THROUGH this damn wiper
the Transformer and Utility Box Art Project is sponsored by the San Diego Board of Supervisors through both Community Enhancement and Neighborhood Reinvestment grant awards.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cropwithanna/albums/72157626159251102/ for other examples
so, when leaving the car rental lot last week, I didn't make it to the first stop light a 100 yards away before I rethought not getting the super duper expensive extra insurance. Because of this jackass.
The Des Moines Register reports that John Deere can't meet demands, because it can't get anyone to apply and increase man-hours of production, even though it's union wages mean starting pay is 19 an hour... in Ohio. That's gotta be pretty good at making a dent in a house payment
They want to hire another 120 right now. And, come November, they project demand will necessitate 200 more hires — if they can find enough able bodies.
Iowa's shallow labor pool is leaving other companies thirsty for workers, as well. Spokespeople for Winnebago Industries, Sukup Manufacturing and HNI Corp. told the Des Moines Register they're struggling to find enough workers to meet their hiring targets.
Experts were particularly surprised to hear that Deere couldn't find enough employees. A household name, with union representation from the United Auto Workers and a starting hourly wage of $19, Deere has been one of the Midwest's premier manufacturing employers.
When Deere held a job fair in Waterloo March 6, it drew about 400 applicants. A month later, the company held another.
Randy Venzke, the labor relations manager at the Waterloo plant, said about 80 applicants showed up for the second event. Then 50 showed up for a third. Just five showed up for a fourth.
"We haven't seen as much interest as we have in the past," said Mark Onderick, the company's labor relations manager at the Dubuque plant
So, what is it that John Deere representatives, managers, etc are NOT saying that is obvious to everyone else that looks at the issue?
Deere has lay offs, periodic buyouts to reduce workforce, and benefits don't kick in until after a seven-month probation period
Well, that's a lot of bullshit that I've never run into in the 15 jobs I've had in the past 20 years
Indeed, Deere, for instance, gave notice to the state in 2016 that it was laying off 115 workers.
The company issued a similar notice last summer, alerting the state it was laying off 35 employees. It also periodically uses buyouts to reduce workforce.
It turns out, many of the company's benefits don't kick in until after a seven-month probation period.
a horrible example of how somethings are unavoidable, because the trailer of that semi had no reflectors, and the damn thing was parked on the road, in the dark.
So before you get in your car, make sure your loved ones know you're quite enamored with them, and have your insurance up to the level needed to take care of them. Especially the life insurance.
I don't think there was anything the dash cam vehicle that recorded this video could do, except drive slower all night long, and use the high beams
Monday, May 10, 2021
this 68 Camaro was stolen 33 years ago, two weeks after the original owner had finished fixing it up while he was working his way through college in Ohio in the 80s, but it was finally found in Delaware last year, and returned to him. (thanks Mike!)
Back when you were a working joe at age 8, selling newspapers, mining, etc.
there are surpsingly around 50 two seat sports cars currently offered in 2021
Only 9 are under $100,000
The Supra comes in under the Porsche Cayman, Audi TT, and Corvette C8 making it one of the most affordable GT cars on the market.
It's about 55k for the GR (Gazoo Racing) Supra with 382 hp inline 6 three liter
Now in its fifth year, the 2021 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence will award $1 million in prizes to public high school skilled trades teachers and programs in the U.S., applications close May 21
they will have a free webinar for high school skilled trades teachers Tuesday, May 11 for navigating the 2021 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence
Sunday, May 09, 2021
I bet Bridgestone wishes they had the contract now to supply tires to Jeep... they had a mighty cool sidewall name way back when -"Jeep Service". Maybe not as cool as a "Wrangler" tire from Goodyear on a Jeep Wrangler, but pretty damn close.
1946 menu from The Coral Cafe restaurant in the Benjamin Franklin Hotel in Philadelphia, featuring a Jeep painting by James Sessions on the front cover
James Milton Sessions (1882-1962) was born in Rome, NY and he received his first exposure to art from his mother, herself an accomplished artist.
Sessions created numerous wartime advertisements. Examples are the 60-painting documentary of jeeps in World War II action for Willys Overland Co., and a Borg-Warner ad in 1945 showing the mass production of radiators and clutches for motorized warfare manufactured in Detroit.