Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hot Rod Magazine just did a great comparison of ratchet wrenches, online, and in the newest issue

http://www.hotrod.com/feature_stories/1310_ratchet_handles_torture_test/ for the results... the last one on the left is a Proto, which started out as the company Plumb. No Snap On, SK, or Blackhawk, just some ordinary swap meet wrenches, except for that Proto

Monday, August 12, 2013

In the "What If?" world of concept art, here are retro-Soviet punk creations of and artist that goes by the handle "600v" on deviantART

What if Sir Vival had been designed for looks instead of safety? It might have looked THIS good

Coolest thing you'll see all day, maybe all week

Thanks to Susan! 

Close to the most trainlike car I've come across, David at The Old Motor found a cool old invention that went 60 mph

Big trike found on Facebook gives me a smile

a tractor tread front tire and some slicks? Pretty cool and unique

prototype art for a sports car Tucker showed up at auction last year, Hemmings posted it, but I missed it then

art work by Read Viemeister, an industrial designer who was sorta famous because of his Tucker car design http://www.nytimes.com/1993/09/10/obituaries/read-viemeister-industrial-designer-70.html

found on http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/07/30/tucker-memorabilia-surfaces-at-auction/

quick, if you're interested in how far off car computers are about the mpg indications, check the newest Car and Driver magazine for this informative article

Mark Your Territory advertising campaign by Jaguar... very clever

American Airlines has made a very catchy new commercial with the help from Pixar

get a look at the Mercedes S Class back seat luxury that Car and Driver have with their car review in the new issue

the new issue of "Elapsed Times" by Car Craft is on the magazine racks

Falcon in a tree... thanks Randy!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

the best costumes I saw at Disney's D23 Expo 2013

for the best website I've found that also celebrates incredible costumes at conventions: http://www.epbot.com/search/label/Costumes

above was just facebooked by Geek Magazine http://www.geekexchange.com/star-tours-starspeeder-3000-75741.html

even Stitch got in costume!

 among the Wreck it Ralph team was Deadpool Sorcerer Mickey