Saturday, August 01, 2015

Cool posters from 2 centuries ago

a very 1st generation rv

Which Steve recognized as

the Purrey!

the 1907 view above is where one is pulling two trailers and together they are carrying the entire 3rd Company of the 144th Infantry from their barracks to visit the Purrey factory as a part of their "Vocational Education."

This particular one ran a hilly 25 mile route between Cantal and Aurillac in south-central France before WWI. Valentin Purrey of Bordeaux (from 1898 to 1908,
then Purrey and Exshaw from 1908 to 1913,
then just Exshaw and Co. from 1913 to 1929)
 was better known for his steam powered trams in Paris, but saw a measure of success with his trucks and buses.

 The surplus of gasoline trucks after the Great War doomed the company.

Thanks Steve! (How he knows this stuff is a complete mystery to me!)

Grasshopper’s Dream Café – Gujeol-ri Station, Korea

genius marketing cart for Life Saving Tamales!

what a cool early rig

All the way through

Muskegon Shriners cool fire truck

Those damn construction guys, and their evil plan to ruin our day

Pizza delivery guy stuck in a flooded road, but still saves the pizza. A true hero.

this might be the earliest car made in the USA, but the Lambert never went into production until 1902 and sold until 1917

Made by a JW Lambert according to his decendants, in 1891

Since they are looking to make money by selling books asserting their ancestor made the first automobile in America, I'm going to skeptical until some 3rd party verifies this.

"With a significant role in the development of the automobile, John Lambert is featured in two books Clinton resident Carol Lambert has written: "Something New Under the Sun: The History of America's First Gasoline Car," as well as a fictionalized history, "Who Invented America's Gasoline Automobile?" Carol Jean Lambert is having a book launch open house at Thurston House, Green Street, Clinton, on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m."

Friday, July 31, 2015

Stream liner egg delivery van, it is an International D-300 operated by the Washington Cooperative Egg and Poultry Association

in sneak mode

a lesson learned by UPS

By obsessively tracking its drivers, UPS found that "a significant cause of idling time resulted from drivers making left turns, essentially going against the flow of traffic," according to Elizabeth Rasberry, a former UPS public relations manager.

 Drivers are instead encouraged to drive in right-hand loops to get to their destination. Today, many of the routes are designed to avoid left turns, and UPS says the policy has saved 100 million gallons of gas and reduced carbon emissions by 100,000 metric tons since 2004.

Carroll Shelby racing a 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport at the 1957 Cuban GP where he finished 2nd behind Juan Manuel Fangio.

Anatomy of a bicycle

Harley bought a boat company, for the fiberglass production... so technically, with 51% ownership, the 1962 Tomahawk boat was a Harley

In 1962, Harley-Davidson purchased 51% majority interest in the Tomahawk Boat Company located in none other than Tomahawk, WI. The goal was not to move into the watersports market, but to gain a facility to produce fiberglass motorcycle parts as well as bodies for that golf cart I mentioned earlier.

By the 1960’s, saddlebags and sidecar bodies were being produced from fiberglass, so this move actually made sense and allowed Harley to produce 100% of their fiberglass parts in house. Within one year, Harley had ceased production of watercraft altogether at the Tomahawk facility and had completely bought out the company by 1965.

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Glamis, turkey day 2014

Lawrenceburg Indiana's American Legion wheelie car...

1914 International Harvester highwheeler at the annual Freeland Valley Antique Power Club tractor show in Ohio East of Columbus

either the kid loved the action, or dad was babysitting

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That hood ornament is a 34 Chevy, and I wonder why the cowl says " the 400"

Remember when wreckers had push pads of wood or old tire tread on the front bumper? 

when passing a farm tractor, she plowed head on, and under, a semi. Be careful out there friends, getting around slow vehicles isn't care free

The woman wanted around an agricultural vehicle north of Torhout, but did not see a truck coming from the opposite direction of the N34. The two collided head-on, the car slid under the truck and landed in the ditch. She was 83 years old, and from Bruges, Belgium

French parliament to decide on whether to reduce the punishment for driving without license or insurance, just to reduce court problems

to achieve a "faster and more systematic punishment".

These measures should also help to simplify procedures and unclog the courts.

"The punishment of road traffic offenses largely occupies the criminal courts," says the Union of Magistrates. Unlike road safety associations, SM believes that the project is going in the right direction. "The deterrent effect of prosecutions is illusory" and "administrative sanctions, with the certainty of punishment induced more frequent checks, provide more adequate responses."

the new Mustang is the first in many years to be sold in England, and this car reviewer seems pretty happy with it, for a big American car, not a small European one (are any cars worth a damn made in England than can compete in it's price class?)

Original paint '67 Chevelle SS 396 finally out of storage and getting the love it deserves

SS 396, M 21, and 12 bolt rear with posi. A damn fun combination

The 1st owner installed the Sun Super Tach, had a fender bender and garaged the car for good.  The 2nd replaced the seats, but a bad brake line kink was causing a real problem pulling to one side, causing the 2nd owner to garage it for a decade or two, now the 3rd has put on factory correct but not original hub caps... and the rest is basically original because the car was garaged forever. The article isn't clear on exactly how long it was stored in total. It has 90 thousand miles on the odo.

Ettore, 1912... but the interesting item, is the luggage rack in front of the radiator

be careful buying cars... these survived a flood, look fine, but obviously don't run, and are probably getting sold illegally