Saturday, December 22, 2012
the Bruce Meyer collection at the Petersen Museum
Bruce was once the chairman of the Pete, and I think is still involved in it's operation.
Anyway, Bruce has been involved in restoring and reuniting the most iconic cars in So Cal racing history...
the Greer, Black, and Prudhomme dragster (which astonishingly raced 244 times and won 237 times)
the So Cal Special bellytanker,
the Pierson Brothers 2D coupe,
Doane Spenser duece roadster
the famous celebs cars like...
Steve McQueens 1958 Porsche Speedster
Clark Gable's 1956 Mercedes 300 Sc cabriolet
and race cars like the Indy 500 winning Agajanian Special,
and the Ken Miles 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa
From dragsters to Duesenburgs. http://www.forbes.com/2005/03/04/cz_ms_0304guide.html
in addition to zebras, rhinos, dogs, and an alligator pulling kids in carts, here are turkeys
Friday, December 21, 2012
now at the Petersen museum, this is the 1939 lakester named the Meteor, and handbuilt from 5 scrapped vehicles
when it was at the 2011 Del Mar Goodguys, I got photos of it from up close, inside and out.
While it is the museum and will get a lot more people to respect the enormous commitment the builder had, and the talent in making this car, the stantions and ropes will not allow museum guests to get as close and with the great lighting I had available at the 2011 Goodguys. Kudos to the museum for getting it on display!
"Premium Rush" is a great bike chase movie, and Danny MacAskill shows his skills in it too!
the above is the better trailer if you want the story about the movie, in short, Bike Messenger vs corrupt NY cop, cop chases the best messenger in NYC to try to get the package. Bike messenger pulls off incredible evasive moves, gets chased a couple times, delivers. On time.
Great biking, good movie, terrific reviews all over, Ebert to Rotten Tomatos.
the below is the better trailer for a bit of action
For the best write up about the movie (ignore all the filler about "The French Connection" and skip down to where the writer nails the biggest idiot to break into the set during filming, some a hole with a diplomats license plate who knows he can get away with anything less than murder, crashed into the film location with his car, and caused the well known and liked actor Joseph Gordon Levitt (JCL) to crash into the back of a taxi, through the back window, and get 31 stitches) check the verbose New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/movies/joseph-gordon-levitt-dodges-traffic-in-premium-rush.html?_r=0
If you are wondering why I mention Danny MacAskill, it's because he is a phenom in trick riding, I've posted videos of his stunts a year ago: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/12/danny-macaskill-rides-through-over-and.html
Thursday, December 20, 2012
CARNAGE! Monster Jam World Finals 2012 incredible finale
above thanks to Brendon!
the below seems to be from a higher vantage point of view
and this is very close to the stadium floor with a great view of the backflipping
or see the entire event on youtube
this is how realistic the exhibits are at the Petersen. You wouldn't even know that this is not a garage if I hadn't just told you that it's a museum exhibit
the magazine rack in the Petersen Museum has a damn good selection
two new magazines the appear interesting, but I haven't looked through yet
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
variety and a lot of interesting stuff, at mi24.livejournal.com
One of the worst looking cars. Sheesh. The 1982 Stutz Bearcat
A helicopter lifestyle with a T-Bird like that? I doubt it seriously
I only have time to look around a little, but I'll be back, cause there is a lot of good stuff here at http://mi24.livejournal.com
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