Found on http://stunningpicture.tumblr.com/
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Danny Thompson spent a couple years fixing up Mickey's Challenger, but got rained out. Just like it happened in 1968 when Mickey brought it to Bonneville
Found on http://stunningpicture.tumblr.com/
Friday, August 29, 2014
Secured load vs unsecured loads
The driver in the bottom photo was able to walk away.
Both photos from https://www.facebook.com/twistedtruckers
LA Sheriff deputy who killed bicyclist due to emailing while driving his patrol car is immune to prosecution, not even ticketed for distracted driving
California prosecutors have declined to file charges against a sheriff's deputy Andrew Wood who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when his patrol car drifted into the bike lane, stricking and killing a prominent entertainment attorney last year.
‘Wood briefly took his eyes away from the road, typing on his onboard computer in response to an email, precisely when the narrow roadway curved slightly to the left, causing him to inadvertently travel straight into the bike lane, immediately striking Olin.’
Found on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2736376/Deputy-killed-former-Napster-COO-drifting-bike-lane-distracted-laptop-NOT-face-charges-answering-work-related-email.html
In mobile digital competency tests, employees are also reminded “to use caution” while operating an MDC and that “distracted driving is inherently unsafe,” according to training documents provided by the Sheriff’s Department.
Wood, who is still a deputy, transferred shortly after the incident to court services but had made the request more than a year earlier, a department spokesman has said.
What does it look like for another cop that was driving and using his laptop?
Keep you eyes on where your 4000 pound killing machine is going. The life you save might be your own
Some ships are christened with a bottle of champagne, some bridges are smacked with a big rig trailer.
Just one hour after opening the new bridge, some moron smashed into it http://m.localnews8.com/news/crash-closes-newly-opened-dstreet-underpass/27772912
Mitch Anderson, who works at Oswald Service near the underpass, said he was helping a customer outside the auto shop when he saw the crash.
"I just turned and I was like, 'Really? Already?' You know, I can't believe,” said Anderson.
"I had a customer stop in just this morning and he was saying, 'You know, Kevin, it would be a good promotion to take bets on when the first accident's going to happen in the underpass,” said Kevin Oswald.
Idaho Falls police said the driver of the truck, 31-year-old Ryan Blatter of Idaho Falls, has been cited for inattentive driving.
some old hot rods are still around
Bill Lakes built this roadster, and at the time was the machine shop manager at Edelbrock, knew how to make a car fast, and good looking enough that it was the April 1950 Hot Rod Magazine feature, and won multiple records at Bonneville in both B/Roadster and B/Fendered Roadster classes (turning 144.24 and 123.84mph respectively).
Those headlights look terrible though
Found on http://www.roddersjournal.com/revival/
the design changes of the Ford Mustang
Found on http://aacalibrary.tumblr.com/
Notice they skip from 1969 to 2005? All the ugly 1970's King Cobra II are best forgotten I suppose
Thursday, August 28, 2014
wooden wheel prototype for a patent application, to try to replace rubber wheels during the WW2 shortage
Found on http://aacalibrary.tumblr.com/ the patent is at http://www.google.com/patents/US2353935
Joe's Mini Bike reunion, Sept 20th, just north east of Burbank
his 3rd annual Joe’s Minibike Reunion is coming on September 20 at Crescenta Valley Park in La Crescenta, California.
Strictly US made. Nothing new. Nothing imported. A minibike is defined as a two-wheeled motorized vehicle that’s not a moped, motor-scooter, mini-cycle, cross-over, or a full-sized motorcycle. Although typically intended for off-road use, it may be designed for light duty or around-the-neighborhood use, but can never be street legal.
Photos from http://blogs.hotrod.com/joes-minibike-reunion-31561.html#axzz2WnaKEMHG
Design and engineering matter. Also, use a crash test dummy before you try a loop ramp yourself
I believe that before human testing is approved, you ought to run the tests and trials with crash test dummies... that's just me though
Found on http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/
1951 Graveley lawnand garden tractor... the front end is a Studebaker fender
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Constable Bob's Gremlin police car... in the TV show Justified
A moment to celebrate a Tumblr: http://dadsaretheoriginalhipster.tumblr.com/
Your dad hauled ass into destiny and flew into fame with every moment of destruction his camera captured. Instead of jotting down thousands of words, he left a biography of badassery in images.
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