Monday, December 31, 2012
most unusual... I think you'll agree. A Rolls Royce woody school bus served in Kenya to bus kids to soccer and cricket mateches, was built for a Maharajah as a regular Silver Ghost, but commandeered by the British Govt and built as an armored car for WW1 ended up used to drive HRH Princess Margaret to an agricultural show . Solidly in first place for "reality is bizarre" trophy
Learned about it from http://www.imcdb.org/movie_1004513659-The-Maharajas--Motor-Car--The-Story-of-Rolls-Royce-in-India.html which has a big gallery of some of the cars in the documentary, and one surprised me... a 1915 Silver Ghost made into an ambulance
Then I learned that in 2011 a book was made about the Maharajah's & their Magnificent Motor Cars
why the radiator cap/hood ornament is a rooster I can't figure out
Found on http://www.celebritycarsblog.com/2012/12/tyga-lamborghini-aventador/#comments
and since the bulk of todays posts have become Rolls Royce, I stumbled on a cross over... it's one of the Maharajah of Mysore 1911 Silver Ghost Rolls Royce
photo from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2168684/Rolls-Royce-sold-1-000-1912-fetches-incredible-5m-auction-rival-bidders-drive-price-sky-high.html
if you're a billionaire, and want an extremely rare and incredible Ferrari with a movie tie in of impeccable caliber, it is the Scaglietti '56 250 GT LWB Ferrari Berlinetta from the movie "The Love Bug"
1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour De France which was also featured alongside humble Volkswagen Beetle ‘Herbie’ in 1968 film was offered on sale for $7.5 million. Known as one of the 9 models build by the Italian automaker, it’s one of the sought-after Ferraris. This pristine example of Ferrari’s most revered berlinetta with chassis no. 0585GT was sold new to a US-based property developer and by 1965, had found its way into the hands of Walt Disney’s studio
Sunday, December 30, 2012
the above stills from the video are to let you see just how damn cool a late 60's muscle car can be if made full race. Chevelle, Impala, Road Runner, Fairlane, Galaxie, Cyclone, Starliner... you can still get these cars for less than 15 thou in running condition and make a Nascar clone.
All from http://bangshift.com/blog/epic-freaking-video-home-movies-from-the-1969-daytona-500-incredible-footage.html