Saturday, May 20, 2017

a crash doesn't get much more complex than this... a fuel tanker, streetcar, cars, and delivery van

you know ahead of time that some things that people are about to do won't end well. This is one of those... a J turn in a driveway

Tim Allen's recent tv show, Last Man Standing... pretty funny

very war of the sexes humor... it's a hoot.

this is where he works, but when he goes home and is around his wife and 3 daughters he has to try and maintain his manliness in a world dominated by women, and be a good example of what men are supposed to be for his grandson, the little kid his single unwed daughter is raising in her parents (Tim Allen's character's house) as so many Gen X people are doing.

it's on Netflix to stream. ABC was broadcasting it, and just cancelled it. Seems they aren't a fan of Tim Allens adult oriented dad and husband humor. Disney isn't about that sort of humor, they are about princesses and merchandising, and Disney owns ABC.

Despite strong ratings (2nd most watched comedy on ABC according to and a loyal fan base Studio 20th Century Fox Television is looking for a new home for the show.

The show didn’t have a ratings problem – it averaged 6.4 million viewers this season on Friday night, and that should be graded upward on a curve, since the overall Friday audience is typically smaller than other weeknights.

Instead of Last Man Standing, they’ll broadcast the princess drama “Once Upon a Time,” which this year drew... 3.2 million viewers, or half of Allen’s number. It's the story of what might have happened to Snow White, Maleficent, and the other Disney fairy tale characters... Rumpelstiltskin, Peter Pan, etc.

Maybe a network or streaming service more interested in actually having a popular show will show some interest. Hopefully Netflix picks it up to run with The Ranch... another good show.

“Last Man Standing” faces an uphill battle though, after six seasons, costs for the series are significantly higher than those for younger multi-camera comedies typically are. And the buying patterns of broadcast networks this development season showed little appetite for multi-cams among most of the Big Four.

1934 Dodge panel delivery used for the lifeguards at Hermosa Beach

1925 using mule power to build Pico Blvd in Picfair Village... named after Pickford and Fairbanks

Friday, May 19, 2017

a 70 Charger and a 6-71 supercharged Keith Black hemi... making smoke from tire tread

SCOTUS has consistently ruled that we don't need a drivers licence to use the roads and highways. (Supreme Court of the United States)

Thompson v.Smith, 154 SE 579, 11 American Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, section 329, page 1135 “The right of the Citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, in the ordinary course of life and business, is a common right which he has under the right to enjoy life and liberty, to acquire and possess property, and to pursue happiness and safety. It includes the right, in so doing, to use the ordinary and usual conveyances of the day, and under the existing modes of travel, includes the right to drive a horse drawn carriage or wagon thereon or to operate an automobile thereon, for the usual and ordinary purpose of life and business.” –

Thompson vs. Smith, supra.; Teche Lines vs. Danforth, Miss., 12 S.2d 784 “… the right of the citizen to drive on a public street with freedom from police interference… is a fundamental constitutional right” -White, 97 Cal.App.3d.141, 158 Cal.Rptr. 562, 566-67 (1979) “citizens have a right to drive upon the public streets of the District of Columbia or any other city absent a constitutionally sound reason for limiting their access.”

Caneisha Mills v. D.C. 2009 “The use of the automobile as a necessary adjunct to the earning of a livelihood in modern life requires us in the interest of realism to conclude that the RIGHT to use an automobile on the public highways partakes of the nature of a liberty within the meaning of the Constitutional guarantees. . .”

Berberian v. Lussier (1958) 139 A2d 869, 872, See also: Schecter v. Killingsworth, 380 P.2d 136, 140; 93 Ariz. 273 (1963). “The right to operate a motor vehicle [an automobile] upon the public streets and highways is not a mere privilege. It is a right of liberty, the enjoyment of which is protected by the guarantees of the federal and state constitutions.”

Adams v. City of Pocatello, 416 P.2d 46, 48; 91 Idaho 99 (1966). “A traveler has an equal right to employ an automobile as a means of transportation and to occupy the public highways with other vehicles in common use.”

Campbell v. Walker, 78 Atl. 601, 603, 2 Boyce (Del.) 41. “The owner of an automobile has the same right as the owner of other vehicles to use the highway,* * * A traveler on foot has the same right to the use of the public highways as an automobile or any other vehicle.”

Simeone v. Lindsay, 65 Atl. 778, 779; Hannigan v. Wright, 63 Atl. 234, 236. “The RIGHT of the citizen to DRIVE on the public street with freedom from police interference, unless he is engaged in suspicious conduct associated in some manner with criminality is a FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT which must be protected by the courts.” People v. Horton 14 Cal. App. 3rd 667 (1971) “The right to make use of an automobile as a vehicle of travel long the highways of the state, is no longer an open question. The owners thereof have the same rights in the roads and streets as the drivers of horses or those riding a bicycle or traveling in some other vehicle.”

House v. Cramer, 112 N.W. 3; 134 Iowa 374; Farnsworth v. Tampa Electric Co. 57 So. 233, 237, 62 Fla. 166. “The automobile may be used with safety to others users of the highway, and in its proper use upon the highways there is an equal right with the users of other vehicles properly upon the highways. The law recognizes such right of use upon general principles.

Brinkman v Pacholike, 84 N.E. 762, 764, 41 Ind. App. 662, 666. “The law does not denounce motor carriages, as such, on public ways. They have an equal right with other vehicles in common use to occupy the streets and roads. It is improper to say that the driver of the horse has rights in the roads superior to the driver of the automobile. Both have the right to use the easement.”

Indiana Springs Co. v. Brown, 165 Ind. 465, 468. U.S. Supreme Court says No License Necessary To Drive Automobile On Public Highways/Streets No License Is Necessary Copy and Share Freely 2 2 “A highway is a public way open and free to any one who has occasion to pass along it on foot or with any kind of vehicle.” Schlesinger v. City of Atlanta, 129 S.E. 861, 867, 161 Ga. 148, 159;

Holland v. Shackelford, 137 S.E. 2d 298, 304, 220 Ga. 104; Stavola v. Palmer, 73 A.2d 831, 838, 136 Conn. 670 “There can be no question of the right of automobile owners to occupy and use the public streets of cities, or highways in the rural districts.” Liebrecht v. Crandall, 126 N.W. 69, 110 Minn. 454, 456 “The word ‘automobile’ connotes a pleasure vehicle designed for the transportation of persons on highways.”

-American Mutual Liability Ins. Co., vs. Chaput, 60 A.2d 118, 120; 95 NH 200 Motor Vehicle: 18 USC Part 1 Chapter 2 section 31 definitions: “(6) Motor vehicle. – The term “motor vehicle” means every description of carriage or other contrivance propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used for commercial purposes on the highways…” 10) The term “used for commercial purposes” means the carriage of persons or property for any fare, fee, rate, charge or other consideration, or directly or indirectly in connection with any business, or other undertaking intended for profit. “A motor vehicle or automobile for hire is a motor vehicle, other than an automobile stage, used for the transportation of persons for which remuneration is received.”

-International Motor Transit Co. vs. Seattle, 251 P. 120 The term ‘motor vehicle’ is different and broader than the word ‘automobile.’”

-City of Dayton vs. DeBrosse, 23 NE.2d 647, 650; 62 Ohio App. 232 “Thus self-driven vehicles are classified according to the use to which they are put rather than according to the means by which they are propelled” – Ex Parte Hoffert, 148 NW 20 ”

The Supreme Court, in Arthur v. Morgan, 112 U.S. 495, 5 S.Ct. 241, 28 L.Ed. 825, held that carriages were properly classified as household effects, and we see no reason that automobiles should not be similarly disposed of.”

Hillhouse v United States, 152 F. 163, 164 (2nd Cir. 1907). “…a citizen has the right to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon…” State vs. Johnson, 243 P. 1073; Cummins vs. Homes, 155 P. 171; Packard vs. Banton, 44 S.Ct. 256; Hadfield vs. Lundin, 98 Wash 516, Willis vs. Buck, 263 P. l 982;

Barney vs. Board of Railroad Commissioners, 17 P.2d 82 “The use of the highways for the purpose of travel and transportation is not a mere privilege, but a common and fundamental Right of which the public and the individual cannot be rightfully deprived.”

Chicago Motor Coach vs. Chicago, 169 NE 22; Ligare vs. Chicago, 28 NE 934; Boon vs. Clark, 214 SSW 607; 25 Am.Jur. (1st) Highways Sect.163 “the right of the Citizen to travel upon the highway and to transport his property thereon in the ordinary course of life and business… is the usual and ordinary right of the Citizen, a right common to all.” –

Ex Parte Dickey, (Dickey vs. Davis), 85 SE 781 “Every Citizen has an unalienable RIGHT to make use of the public highways of the state; every Citizen has full freedom to travel from place to place in the enjoyment of life and liberty.” People v. Nothaus, 147 Colo. 210. “No State government entity has the power to allow or deny passage on the highways, byways, nor waterways… transporting his vehicles and personal property for either recreation or business, but by being subject only to local regulation i.e., safety, caution, traffic lights, speed limits, etc. Travel is not a privilege requiring licensing, vehicle registration, or forced insurances.”

Chicago Coach Co. v. City of Chicago, 337 Ill. 200, 169 N.E. 22. “Traffic infractions are not a crime.” People v. Battle “Persons faced with an unconstitutional licensing law which purports to require a license as a prerequisite to exercise of right… may ignore the law and engage with impunity in exercise of such right.”

Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham 394 U.S. 147 (1969). U.S. Supreme Court says No License Necessary To Drive Automobile On Public Highways/Streets No License Is Necessary Copy and Share Freely 3 “The word ‘operator’ shall not include any person who solely transports his own property and who transports no persons or property for hire or compensation.”

Statutes at Large California Chapter 412 p.83 “Highways are for the use of the traveling public, and all have the right to use them in a reasonable and proper manner; the use thereof is an inalienable right of every citizen.” Escobedo v. State 35 C2d 870 in 8 Cal Jur 3d p.27 “RIGHT — A legal RIGHT, a constitutional RIGHT means a RIGHT protected by the law, by the constitution, but government does not create the idea of RIGHT or original RIGHTS; it acknowledges them. . . “ Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1914, p. 2961. “Those who have the right to do something cannot be licensed for what they already have right to do as such license would be meaningless.”

City of Chicago v Collins 51 NE 907, 910. “A license means leave to do a thing which the licensor could prevent.” Blatz Brewing Co. v. Collins, 160 P.2d 37, 39; 69 Cal. A. 2d 639. “The object of a license is to confer a right or power, which does not exist without it.”

Payne v. Massey (19__) 196 SW 2nd 493, 145 Tex 273. “The court makes it clear that a license relates to qualifications to engage in profession, business, trade or calling; thus, when merely traveling without compensation or profit, outside of business enterprise or adventure with the corporate state, no license is required of the natural individual traveling for personal business, pleasure and transportation.”

Wingfield v. Fielder 2d Ca. 3d 213 (1972). “If [state] officials construe a vague statute unconstitutionally, the citizen may take them at their word, and act on the assumption that the statute is void.” 

Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham 394 U.S. 147 (1969). “With regard particularly to the U.S. Constitution, it is elementary that a Right secured or protected by that document cannot be overthrown or impaired by any state police authority.” Donnolly vs. Union Sewer Pipe Co., 184 US 540; Lafarier vs. Grand Trunk R.R. Co., 24 A. 848; O’Neil vs. Providence Amusement Co., 108 A. 887. “The right to travel (called the right of free ingress to other states, and egress from them) is so fundamental that it appears in the Articles of Confederation, which governed our society before the Constitution.”

(Paul v. Virginia). “[T]he right to travel freely from State to State … is a right broadly assertable against private interference as well as governmental action. Like the right of association, it is a virtually unconditional personal right, guaranteed by the Constitution to us all.” (U.S. Supreme Court,

Shapiro v. Thompson). EDGERTON, Chief Judge: “Iron curtains have no place in a free world. …’Undoubtedly the right of locomotion, the right to remove from one place to another according to inclination, is an attribute of personal liberty, and the right, ordinarily, of free transit from or through the territory of any State is a right secured by the Constitution.’

Williams v. Fears, 179 U.S. 270, 274, 21 S.Ct. 128, 45 L.Ed. 186. “Our nation has thrived on the principle that, outside areas of plainly harmful conduct, every American is left to shape his own life as he thinks best, do what he pleases, go where he pleases.” Id., at 197.

Kent vs. Dulles see Vestal, Freedom of Movement, 41 Iowa L.Rev. 6, 13—14. “The validity of restrictions on the freedom of movement of particular individuals, both substantively and procedurally, is precisely the sort of matter that is the peculiar domain of the courts.” Comment, 61 Yale L.J. at page 187. “a person detained for an investigatory stop can be questioned but is “not obliged to answer, answers may not be compelled, and refusal to answer furnishes no basis for an arrest.”Justice White, Hiibel “Automobiles have the right to use the highways of the State on an equal footing with other vehicles.”

Cumberland Telephone. & Telegraph Co. v Yeiser 141 Kentucy 15. “Each citizen has the absolute right to choose for himself the mode of conveyance he desires, whether it be by wagon or carriage, by horse, motor or electric car, or by bicycle, or astride of a horse, subject to the sole condition that he will observe all those requirements that are known as the law of the road.”

Swift v City of Topeka, 43 U.S. Supreme Court says No License Necessary To Drive Automobile On Public Highways/Streets No License Is Necessary Copy and Share Freely 4 Kansas 671, 674. The Supreme Court said in U.S. v Mersky (1960) 361 U.S. 431: An administrative regulation, of course, is not a “statute.” A traveler on foot has the same right to use of the public highway as an automobile or any other vehicle.

Cecchi v. Lindsay, 75 Atl. 376, 377, 1 Boyce (Del.) 185. Automotive vehicles are lawful means of conveyance and have equal rights upon the streets with horses and carriages.

Chicago Coach Co. v. City of Chicago, 337 Ill. 200, 205; See also: Christy v. Elliot, 216 Ill. 31; Ward v. Meredith, 202 Ill. 66; Shinkle v. McCullough, 116 Ky. 960; Butler v. Cabe, 116 Ark. 26, 28-29. …automobiles are lawful vehicles and have equal rights on the highways with horses and carriages. Daily v. Maxwell, 133 S.W. 351, 354.

Matson v. Dawson, 178 N.W. 2d 588, 591. A farmer has the same right to the use of the highways of the state, whether on foot or in a motor vehicle, as any other citizen.

Draffin v. Massey, 92 S.E.2d 38, 42. Persons may lawfully ride in automobiles, as they may lawfully ride on bicycles. Doherty v. Ayer, 83 N.E. 677, 197 Mass. 241, 246;

Molway v. City of Chicago, 88 N.E. 485, 486, 239 Ill. 486; Smiley v. East St. Louis Ry. Co., 100 N.E. 157, 158. “A soldier’s personal automobile is part of his ‘household goods[.]’

U.S. v Bomar, C.A.5(Tex.), 8 F.3d 226, 235” 19A Words and Phrases – Permanent Edition (West) pocket part 94. “[I]t is a jury question whether … an automobile … is a motor vehicle[.]”

One of 25 Cunningham C3′s ever built, pulled out of hiding in 2011

Lunch wagons, because it's lunch and I was wondering what cool ones used to look like

King's lunch wagon concession outside the Warner Brothers lot, where Bette Davis ordered fried potatoes. King mentioned that one of his lunch wagons appeared in the 1932 film "I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang."

William King worked in Hollywood in the silent era as an assistant director, the last film he worked on was the 1925 silent "Wizard of Oz." He quit the film business in approximately 1927 to run the lunch wagon concession.

The first diner is believed to be created in 1872, by a man named Walter Scott. He decided to sell food out of a horse-pulled wagon to employees of the local businesses. Scott’s diner can be considered the first diner with “walk up” windows that were located on each side of the wagon (just like us). Commercial production of lunch wagons began in 1887, by Thomas Buckley.

this is almost funny, it's certainly clever. Could it be a high schooler's car? Or a drunken revenge stunt pulled on an ex?

must be trailer park yard sale time

Times Square yesterday, 22 injured, one died.... this crazy bastard was on drugs. Here is the full run of surveillance vids. Be aware of your surroundings friends, anything can happen, anytime

I've seen some sketchy shadetree mechanic stuff... but this? Looks dangerous

the Rolling Dutchman

above and below are different videos, even though the freeze frame image is the same

and this is also fun to watch

and shows how much effort it takes to make a little car like this function for roll overs

A late 50's Hebard Shop mule. Built in Chicago they used IH truck and tractor components exclusively. They were used for everything from aircraft tugs to industrial mowers.

the Sparkletts delivery truck sure has changed a lot over the years

Thursday, May 18, 2017

a Douglas sleeper transport being moved at night in 1937 without the wings to be put up on display as a fundraiser for the Red Cross who was charging admission for people to get a walk through tour of the newest in luxury long distance air travel air lines

the Chrysler movie shown in 3d at the 1939 Worlds Fair

if you have some red and blue 3d glasses handy, maybe the above will work... I don't have a way to find out right now. So, below, is the same movie, in regular with much improved visual claraity

yesterday was knee action, so today... the off the shoulder look

Thanks Steve!

Dan Walthor's 37 Ford made it to the Ridler great 8... but it's the intake that caught my attention

silk-screened all around the Hilborn intake scoop is a wad of hundred dollar bills, because it's just honest to acknowledge that building cars on this level is throwing money at it until you get awards, and running the engine at WOT is just like flushing gasoline down the carb

so, I'm giving it a try, to make a Scat Pack bee like they had in the 1969 sales brochures for Coronets and Chargers

still early in the process... lots and lots more to do before this get close to being right, or and twice as much to get it finished

Right now I'm just working out the right size and seeing if it'll look right when I get to putting the wings on.

Then maybe I'll go for colors, and if it turns out right, and I don't have to remake it to the point of losing interest, I'll try and make it out of cloth, then see if it's possible make a plush toy out of it... like they did in 1968. What ever happened to that one? For all I know they only ever took 3 photos of it, and used it to base all the cartoon drawings off of.

Update a week later:

I added the bee antenna, a fuzzy nose, and wings, and worked on the face, then made the zoomie headers a bit longer

cool trailer. Seriously, what else can you possibly caption these photos?

Research Disney's latest creation is BeachBot, an autonomous robot that draws pictures on the beach using state of the art technology.

The orange and tan bot was modeled to look like a turtle and sketches images on the beach by dragging seven pins in the sand a bit like a rake

This project, like a good number of Disney Research’s projects, was built in collaboration with Swiss engineering school ETH Zürich.

2 year follow up on the all girls garage, success! There are now 6 garages in the USA owned by women. So if you, too, support this, take your business to them

I posted about this in June of 2015 when it was still a goal:

the Girls Auto Clinic offers full-service auto repair, female mechanics, manis, pedis, and blowouts while you wait, all in a beautiful lounge tailored to women.

Plus, they have a monthly free clinic on car care, how to talk to a mechanic and what to do in a car emergency.

Plus, they have got the Pennsylvania cert for vehicle and emissions checks!

Car repair shops aren't known for catering to women, so Patrice Banks is trying to change that with a business model that focuses on female customers.

Banks quit her engineering job at DuPont and enrolled in automotive school, in part because she was uncomfortable going to auto repair shops.

“I hated all of my experiences going in for an oil change, being upsold all the time for an air filter."

Banks began surveying her friends, women she met through her job, the woman she bought coffee from each morning. She asked them: What do you wish you knew how to do for yourself but don’t? Overwhelmingly, the answer was: Fix my car. Banks looked for a woman mechanic she could talk to for a blog about car maintenance. She couldn’t find one. So at 32, she became a mechanic herself, going back to school at night for automotive technology while still working full time

That experience inspired Girls Auto Clinic: an auto repair shop and salon. While customers get their car fixed, they can also get a mani, pedi or hair styling. Seriously, you're going to need something to do for about a half hour while getting your oil changed... might as well consider the best use of your down time while your car is on the lift.

While women now hold more drivers licenses than men and spend more money each year on buying and having their cars repaired—more than $200 billion—they have good reason for these auto mechanic jitters. In a 2013 survey of car owners, 77 percent said mechanics are more likely to sell women unnecessary repairs, and a recent Northwestern University study found that auto-repair shops give women significantly higher price quotes than men.

Tool boxes for the hair brushes n stuff? I love it.

and they are still hiring hair and nail techs... it's harder to get the right employees (have you seen Beauty Shop with Queen Latifa? then you know) than good mechanics.

Banks has three stylists and nail techs now; but she’d like to have something like 10. The problem is that she’s having trouble finding people who can do nails and are passionate about her mission and brand.  Like when one of her stylists wasn’t wearing her uniform to work — a blue-collared mechanic shirt with a patch that says “Clutch.” “People are complex as shit,” says Banks. “I’d rather work with a machine.”

So if you know someone with the licenses and a year of experience in the upper Darby part of  the Philly area that wants to get working at a cool company, that is focused on helping women, let them know, the link is below to the job listing:

Must have a valid cosmetology license from State of Pennsylvania, and a degree from accredited Beauty School.   Clutch Beauty Bar exists not only to be a part of the Girls Auto Clinic and #sheCANic movement, but also Clutch exists to create a clubhouse for women.

it's easy to spot a dumbass, an opinionated, greener than you, kale eating, granola munching, "I'm so hip" big old dummy. They are so busy being all electric that - they forgot to bring a solar panel to charge it with!

And they don't have time to pay attention to the dashboard instruments that warn them they are about to be stuck on the roadside