Saturday, April 04, 2015

The Argentine Gran Prix looks like an adventure, and challenge

the evolution of the Peugot lion was well done on, from 1905 to 2015

I like the brass era the best, but the rest are at

Cavallino Classic 2015

I'm not sure if they are trying to hide the car, or give cats too many options in an effort to confuse them so they don't walk on it

Well.. this ought to give someone nightmares, and you'll never absentmindedly open your car door ever again

Always have a can of wasp spray handy. It's better than pepper spray for people, bears, bees, what ever is attacking you that you'd rather be left alone by. Good for 15 to 25 feet of stream spray.  

10th annual Edelbrock car show, May 2nd

In Queens, NY there are 9 intersections and 28 corners of 60th and 60th

Friday, April 03, 2015

Nitto's Battle of the Street is down to the final match, Porsche GT3 vs McLaren 650

I'm guessing that the McLaren wins. You'd think Nitto would know the L is capitalized in McLaren.

and check out the brilliant turn signal on the McLaren 570:

Skip the first minute, then you'll see how uneven the matches were. The Lambo and GT R never stood a chance.

the 1970's were cool because of N50s on Cragar S/S rims

lessons on how to teach people to not park like a jerk

Well, I'll be damned... making a double vision painting long before Bev Doolittle

It is "Distracted Driver Awareness Month" and cops are getting into action (what do they do the other 11 months a year?)

Chula Vista, a district of San Diego, on the South side of the city, has it's own police force, and yesterday they waited until 4pm for rush hour to begin, and then they began looking into vehicles for texting, distracted driving via holding phones up to ears, and seat belt violations.

In 6 hours, they had stopped 140 cars, wrote out tickets to 65 people driving while on the phone, 45 for texting while driving, and 18 for vehicle code violations like tinted windows and non functioning brake lights, and 2 people for drivers licenses expired.

This was the first of a weekly effort in the month of April, to take one day a week to focus on doing their job relative to the traffic section of the laws they are supposed to be paying attention to. What they do the other 48 weeks a year, well, that wasn't a question that the news dept of Fox 5 asked.

The California Office of Traffic Safety, the California Highway Patrol, local police departments, the county sheriff’s department and other law enforcement agencies planned to ramp up their efforts to prevent distracted driving throughout the month.

So, once May begins, we can expect to not see as many cops paying attention to this aspect of their job again. After all, they are allowed to call and text, and operate the police car laptop while driving.

Just a clear sign that Bernie has lost his marbles, he wants a seperate race series for women drivers

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone expressed his desire to see a parallel championship for women drivers at this past weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, telling The Guardian, “I thought it would be a good idea to give them a showcase. For some reason, women are not coming through – and not because we don’t want them. Of course we do, because they would attract a lot of attention and publicity and probably a lot of sponsors.”

“It is only a thought at the moment but I think it would be super for F1 and the whole grand prix weekend.” The problem with the proposal is unlike most other professional sports, racing provides avenues for men and women to compete against each other on level playing fields.

1925 - South Main Street (Highway 99) Manteca, California

paving with asphalt before steam rollers, they improvised and made do

abandoned train engine, Kingston Jamaica

what to do when the race track floods? grab a canoe and someone to help paddle

1873, L'Obeissante (the obedient)

Steam powered, 12 passenger, weighed 5 tons, could move at 40 mph.

Thus, the October 16, 1875 was born in Europe the automobile age, when the Obedient , the horseless carriage, entered Paris to the amazement of the crowd. The success was overwhelming and the mood of the inventor reached the sky, giving wings to their ingenuity to keep improving in successive prototypes, the steam car. Ah, but everything has its gray side. The Obedient was so fast at the time that this adventure was made ​​Bollée fined up to 75 times for speeding.

Update on the NYPD asshole, Detective Patrick Cherry

Detective Patrick Cherry has been removed from the department’s elite Joint Terrorism Task Force and will be doing desk duty until he is officially transferred out of the prestigious division. “No good cop should watch that video without a wince,” Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a Wednesday press conference. “Because all good cops know that officer just made their jobs a little bit harder.”

“In that kind of encounter, anger like that is unacceptable,” Bratton continued. “In any encounter, discourtesy and obscene language like that is unacceptable. “That officer’s behavior reflected poorly on everyone who wears our uniform.”

Cherry has been the subject of a dozen prior CCRB complaints, going back more than 10 years, some for exhibiting the same sort of verbal abuse, a source said.

The officer was trying to park an unmarked car along the West Side Highway in Greenwich Village without using a blinker, according to statements made in the video. The Uber driver apparently honked at him and and made a gesture with his hand as he tried to park his unmarked car.
The car Cherry drives in the video does not belong to the NYPD, according to a police source.

Place to visit if I'm ever in Japan again, the Nissan showroom in Yokohama at their headquarters