Friday, January 14, 2011

401 AMX converted to straight front axle gasser, first time I've seen one


garden hose... not a good substitute for a tire

The Argo Auto, never heard of it

Mansell Hackett purchased the Argo Motor Company in 1917 and established the Hackett Motor Car Company. Located in Jackson, Michigan, the company produced a line of touring cars and roadsters until 1918, at which time the company was moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and became the Lorraine Motors Corporation.


Funniest thing I read all day

Nowhere among the credits ascribed to the talented group of influential designers profiled (Dec 2010 issue of Automobile Magazine article "They Draw, We Drive") did I find any reference to the marque that dominated almost twenty percent of that same issue's editorial content. A marque whose cars' very shape characterize speed, whose corporate profits are apparently too embarrasingly large to publish, and that has redefined the SUV "hockey mom brat bus" and, most recently, the family sedan. As I had suspected, Porsches must be designed by God!
written by Paul R. Gerst from Newport Beach California

Racing stripes

invented by the Briggs Cunningham team in 1950, according to Automobile Magazine's Robert Cumberford, Feb 2011 issue, Jay Leno Bugatti feature

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monster Mutt freestyling

The Monster Trucks are coming! 16 Monster Jam trucks are coming to San Diego, Qualcomm Stadiium, the 22nd of January, 7pm

.............................................check out the 24 full pages if info at ............................................................................

Come check out Grave Digger at Big O Tires in San Diego, CA!
Friday, January 21st from 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Big O Tires is located at 14365 Penasquitos Dr, San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: (858) 672-7121
Subject to change without notice.


This year will be the largest monster truck event to date in San Diego with 16 trucks competing at Qualcomm Stadium!

the “Party in the Pits” pre-show experience on Saturday, January 22 provides fans with unparalleled access by giving them the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. * Party in the Pits scheduled prior to the show, from 3:00PM- 5:45PM. Pit pass ticket required. Can receive free pit pass at any San Diego County Ford Dealers or pay $5 the day of the event at Qualcomm Stadium.

The Party in the Pits on January 22 from 3:00PM-5:45 PM give fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. Tickets available at the arena box office the day of show for $5.

Grave Digger
Max Destruction
Batman (first time ever in San Diego)
Son Uva Digger (brand new truck!)
Monster Mutt (first time ever in San Diego)
Avenger (first time ever in San Diego)
Wrecking Crew
Brutus (first time ever in San Diego)
Time Flys
The Felon

$5 Adult Discount Coupons available exclusively at participating Southern California Big O Tires locations from 12/27/10 through 1/21/11 while supplies last.
For groups of 20 or more, contact Mark Fornango at the Group Ticket Sales Office at (858) 274-3225

Ticket Prices:
$90.00 Total Access Package
$30 Gold Circle Seating
*Prices increase $2 the day of show

For the fastest and easiest way to buy tickets, log onto
For information regarding the event,,_CA/

Monster Jam consists of 325 events a year, and about 300 hours of tv coverage on Speed

See lots of videos(the freestyle are the most awesome!) or learn about the trucks at

Keep this in mind... Monster trucks can backflip!

cool grill

from G Griffin Photographs

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ever seen VW dump trucks?

I'm thinking that the obvious problem is too much weight over the rear
axle, and if they had too heavy a load getting dumped, it might tip this over backwards.

impressive lift ability for a wrecker (tow truck)

found on

Moving tanks with single and double ended semi tractors (push-pull units for the heavy tanks)

Renard Daimler Road Train - built for the world road transport market in the early 1900's

This probably qualifies as the first ever semi tractor trailer.

Time for humor

I never thought about all the potential uses for fold down windows... sure looks like it makes a great table for drive ins!

Funeral cars from the 1930's and 40's

Above, 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood from