Saturday, October 30, 2010

innovative engineering method of getting a big construction vehicle onto the flatbed


Looking like rhinoplasty is possible


Never seen a VW microbus with this custom cab look before


the ultimate beer wagon


I've never seen this type of vehicle before, maybe you'll get a kick out of these too, the Scammell Scarab

the above is the Townsman model, the below are Scarabs

Scammell Lorries Limited was a British manufacturer of trucks, particularly specialist and military off-highway vehicles, from 1921 to 1988, and started as a late-Victorian period wheelwright and coach-building business in Spitalfields, London.

In 1934, Scammell produced the 3-wheeled 'Mechanical Horse', designed to replace horses in rail, postal and other delivery applications. This featured automatic carriage coupling and the single front wheel could be steered through 360 degrees. It was sold in 3- and 6-ton versions. The 3-tonner was powered by a 1,125 cc side-valve petrol engine and the 6-tonner by a 2,043 cc engine.

In the late 1940s, the 'Mechanical Horse' was superseded by the Scammell Scarab, with similar features but a much less angular cab and now with a 2,090 cc side-valve petrol engine in both models and a diesel version with a Perkins engine.

In 1967, the 'Scarab' was replaced by the 'Townsman', which had a fibre-glass cab.
Photos from Cardisiac:

Gambrinus Drivers Museum

This museum is located Belgium, at Romedenne in an authentic 19th century brewery-malting and presents a series of old trucks, especially equipped for the transport of beer. Different halls, including 70 thematic display cabinets, which are dedicated to the brands, to the makes of trucks (electricity/steam/petrol), to publicity, to truck manufacturers, etc.
Info via:
Looks almost like a Tempo, but it's a Scammell truck, and this has to be the smallest semi truck / flatbed combo I'll ever see, and even better, it's a beer truck

The above beer truck is a 1960 Llyod LT 600

Photos from the Flikr acct of Xavnco

Zingers! (that is what they are called) Built in the early 70's they were used as promotion in the ISCA hot rod shows.

above image from

from and

Thanks for helping me Michel Chaput, Pat Redmond, and Br'er Shaygetz who all let me know a bit more about these! Much appreciated!

MPC put them out in the 70's.
MPC's current owners, Round 2 Models, re-released them earlier this summer.

the last two photos are from

from the world of Albert Kahn, color photos from a lost age


Train - plane, art of Jeff de Boer

It doesn't have to make sense when it combines two cool things, old trains and old airplanes
Found at

great flame job

riding with Private Malone

Friday, October 29, 2010

right on, perfect custom touch that no car maker would ever have the guts to make. Bravo!

I dig this. Really think it's tops. Simple, drives the point home, nails it.

Updated gallery now that the So Cal Suspension taxi has a coat of paint and pinstriping

I admire the shifter being a really long socket extension, good touch, and putting any socket on it, or anything with a square drive the right size if you get bored looking at the socket

Buick Skylark with exceptional good looks, spotted with the top down and a shine on

Monster truck + vintage fire engine = rare cool factor. This must be great at birthday parties!

from Jim and Chester's Garage:

Road Runner advertising I can't recall seeing or posting before

Found on Jim and Chester's Garage at