Saturday, March 06, 2010
Graham is certain it's a 1925 Buick on the left
Priscilla said the car was indeed made (out of wood). Here is a link that describes its history. http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/giant_car.asp
from http://blog.modernmechanix.com/ via http://my-ear-trumpet.tumblr.com/
It's the newspaper from the nearest big city of the little town I grew up in, same county, and it's the only newpaper article I've been in since getting through bootcamp!
Earthquake when ever and where ever you need one, just light up a top fueler on Nitro, they'll nail 3.9 on the richter scale
Once the dragster had been shut off, Dr. Brittsan got to work evaluating the data. End results? The movement of the earth created by the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster was equivalent to an astounding 3.9 on the Richter scale.
Did you hear about the idea from C.A.R.B. to make it illegal to have low air pressure in your tires?
last incredibly unreal concept from the idiots at CARB (Calif Air Resource Board) was to make it illegal to have black roofs on cars because it absorbs solar heat, makes cars warmer inside, and cuases people to run their AC more, increasing the load on a cars engine, and then decreasing the engines efficiency. Except that it really doesn't have much effect to run your AC, these aren't 1963 air conditioning units.
Motorcyclists could still be cited for unsafe driving and it’s up to the discretion of the ticketing officer and the court to determine what’s safe.
The California Highway Patrol’s Web site says lane splitting “is permissible but must be done in a safe and prudent manner,” while the DMV’s Motorcycle Handbook warns that lane sharing is dangerous.
San Diego police Lt. Tim Saelens, who works in the traffic division, said motorcyclists who split lanes are sometimes cited under three sections of the state Vehicle Code: Section 22350, the basic speed law; Section 21658, which governs lane changes; and Section 21755, that allows passing on the right only under safe conditions.
From http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/feb/19/sign-of-trouble/ via a tip from Zina at http://piratemonkeycult.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/molesters-and-whatnots/
luck or talent? this way of cornering looks like it was engineered and perfected, but impossible to replicate
I don't remember where I found this, but it's made me watch it repeatedly
I just watched a cool show on HD Theater about tire repairs for the enormous earth movers, I learned retreading is about 60% the cost of new tires
Friday, March 05, 2010
I've posted another of Dorothea's photos, and a couple from other great well known photographers like Walker Evans, and Ansel Adams when I can find ones that have cars in them. Here's another from Dorothea http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_i_AovfzNXgQ/SyFDKX8NKdI/AAAAAAABBPA/1ndAR7c6iLM/s1600-h/dorothea+lange+from+the+selvedge+yard.jpg
and it fits into what I've invented, the 20 dollar shopping challenge... just take 20 bucks, and see what is the coolest thing you can buy at a swap meet or antique store
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Sam Bennett in 1921, Sidnaw, upper penninsula of Michigan, a great place for outdoorsman who trap, hunt, and fish
Sam is my great-great uncle, and I had no idea there was a photo of him, much less one in the internet that I would stumble across.
He was a trapper for the state of Michigan, which is confirmed by the 4 wolf furs and the front license plate on that car. (Mich dept of conservation 8)
Sam lost an arm, it may have been WW1, and was setting his traps with only one arm/one hand ... what a difficult thing that must have been to do, I've set traps too, they aren't easy, and they are just a little dangerous!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
I ordered mine, hell yes! Gotta own this and display it, if it were poster size (the top photo) I'd effing frame it. Wait, that is brilliant! Everybody like me who has to have a poster size copy, hang on, I'm gonna see if I can talk them into it!
To order your copy of the magazine: www.fuelzine.com