Saturday, July 06, 2013
Sad news to pass along, the photojournalist blogger and all around nice guy Jae Bueno passed away this week
http://jaebueno.com and http://www.flickr.com/photos/nobueno/
Something I just found he had written about photographing shows his class,
" I too have been approached my a car owner who was not happy that I was photographing his car. He was not happy that I was working for a magazine and was going to make money off of his car. I heard him out and proceeded to delete the image while he watched. As I walked away, he asked what magazine I was shooting for when I answered him, his "mood" changed and he asked if if I would take another shot "cause he's always wanted to be in the magazine". I respectful reminded him that he did not want me taking photos of his car and walked away. Every now and then I see him at a show. I will photograph every car around his but I will not photograph his. He has never approached me again. His loss, not mine." from http://www.tweakedpixels.com/whats-up/2010/12/3/paranoia-will-destroy-ya.html
previous post at http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2008/12/awesome-so-cal-photographer-jae-bueno.html
I didn't know that Dick Smothers raced anything but the dragster!
found on http://swissstash.tumblr.com
bottom photo found on https://www.facebook.com/SebringInternationalRaceway?fref=nf
Ferrari 250 GT California of the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a rare great movie that hasn't been sequelled or remade
top photo from http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Shared/GalleryLightbox/GalleryLightbox.aspx?PageId=7066&Keywords=makeFerrari%2BBodyStyleSupercar%2BSectionVideo+%26+wallpapers%2BTypeVideo&Image=0&KeyValuePairs=kvManufacturer%3DFerrari%3BkvBodyStyle%3DSupercar%3BkvSection%3DVideowallpapers%3BkvType%3DVideo%3B
bottom photo from http://outsidethecubicle.tumblr.com
some iconic and highly desired vehicles have ended up abandoned in forests
above found on http://outsidethecubicle.tumblr.com
above found on http://stiffspeed.tumblr.com
above from http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/01/delorean-found-almost-overgrown-by.html
might be true, a pack of dogs that get to the city to scavenge for food by using the train
But these aren’t just any daily commuters. These are stray dogs who live in the outskirts of Moscow Russia and commute on the underground trains to and from the city centre in search of food scraps.
Then after a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.
Experts studying the dogs, who usually choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train, say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop – after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train.
Scientists believe this phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia’s new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city centre to the suburbs.
found on http://finkenstein.tumblr.com from a story at
the 1939 Duesenberg Coupe Simone Midnight Ghost, completely a "might have been" with a made up back story, and the Franklin Mint bought it hook, line, and sinker. So did I.
images from http://lalulutres.tumblr.com/post/54415714200/finished-in-1939-this-legendary-masterpiece-was
Below information from http://bokextra.se/produkt/3093/1939-duesenberg-coupe-simone-midnight-ghost-le
The Coupe Simone A Brief History
The story of the Duesenberg Coupe Simone and Emmett-Armand Coachworks was first revealed in 1996 at The Franklin Mint Museum exhibit, "Crossroads." created by Designers Roger Hardnock and Raffi Minasian,
In 1998, Franklin Mint Precision Models released the 1:24 scale die-cast replica of the Coupe Simone.
It's basically a rip off of the Phantom Corsair mixed with the Jonkheere Rolls Royce
Friday, July 05, 2013
the Lincoln Highway has a 100th birthday party car parade celebration
above 2 images from http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/lincoln-highway-s-th-birthday-party-continues-today-sunday-parade/article_fde13dc2-e1eb-11e2-9784-0019bb2963f4.html
the route for the first transcontinental highway were made Oct 31st, 1913
for the Centennial tour, about 140 cars, mostly Ford Model T and Model As drove in from the East Coast end at Time Square New York, and Lincoln Park San Francisco
for a good write up: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2013/07/05/lincoln-highway-100th-anniversary-transcontinental-road/2491097/ and a gallery: http://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/gallery/2488289/lincoln-highway-turns-100-years-old/
Eddie Van Halen backed his Lamborghini to the recording studio and revved it to record the sound for Panama at 2:49 and 2:56
the red convertible at minute one is in the vault at the Petersen Museum
The song was reportedly written about a car.
According to David Lee Roth this was because critics accused him of writing about nothing more than partying, sex, and cars, but Roth realized that he had yet to write a song about cars.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Roth explained the meaning behind the trademark song. Although the song features some suggestive lyrics, it is about a car that Roth saw race in Las Vegas; its name was "Panama Express", hence the title of the song.
Panama was the name of Dave's car.
Dave had the hood and bumper mounted in his hallway, which can be seen in Dave's video for "SHOOBop".
During the bridge of the song where Roth says "I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off of it," Eddie Van Halen can be heard revving his Lamborghini in the background. The car was backed up to the studio and microphones were attached to the exhaust pipe to record the sound for the song.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
New magazine premiere issue on magazine stands right now, Maximum Drive from Muscle Car Power magazine producers
last post for red white and blue Independence Day, with a most appropriate AMX duo
it's my guess that this is the same car before and after lettering
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