Saturday, February 17, 2018

Alan Page, Vikings defensive tackle in the 1st AFL/NFL draft in 67 picked by the GM from the hosptial, Hall of Famer and key to the 1969 Viking superbowl win... was drag racing in the summer of 71, and went on to be an associate state supreme court judge in Minnesota

The first NFL-AFL combined draft was held March 1967, at the Gotham Hotel in New York. While Vikings equipment manager Jim “Stubby” Eason manned a phone there, Vikings general manager Jim Finks had just undergone surgery to remove his gallbladder, in the Twin Cities, and so they drafted from the hospital, with the modest draft materials transported from team headquarters., using metrics from Pro Football Reference, earlier this month ranked Minnesota’s 1967 draft the best in team history.

“That draft was a big step in the right direction for us,” said Page, a member of the Vikings' "Purple People Eaters," a defensive line adept at sacking or hurrying the quarterback who played for the Vikings from 1967-78, made six Pro Bowls and was the NFL MVP in 1971.

Page played in 218 consecutive games without an absence

Long before Page’s football career came to a close, he was laying the groundwork for his future role as a justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. While still playing for the Vikings, Page attended the University of Minnesota Law School, from which he received a Juris Doctor in 1978. After graduating, he worked at the Minneapolis law firm Lindquist and Vennum from 1979 to 1984 outside the football season. Page was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General in 1985, and soon thereafter promoted to Assistant Attorney General.

In 1992 Page was elected to an open seat as an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, becoming the first African-American to serve on that court. He was reelected in 1998 (becoming the biggest vote-getter in Minnesota history), again in 2004, and for a final time in 2010

In the 1st round the Vikings took Jones, who went on to be a chiropractor in LA, Washington, who played for the Vikings from 1967-72 made Pro Bowls in 1969 and 1970 and then had a career with 3M in hr, and Page.
Don Schula scouted Jones and Bubba Smith at the same time, and picked Smith, leaving Jones for the Vikings.

Lost Muscle Cars By Wes Eisenschenk

39 Studebaker truck, nice looking design, well, maybe the best looking Stude I've ever seen, and Truquetructruk.tumblr will no doubt steal this too without giving a source credit. Jackass

The Studebaker Coupe Express was in some ways the spiritual predecessor of the ’46 Hudson with its sleek, low-slung styling. The ’37 model was attractive in its own right, but the ’39 model had a decisively more modern look, with fender-mounted headlights. Adding to the iconic look was a front-fender-mounted spare tire, rounded roof, and pontoon front and rear fenders. The M-series truck, which succeeded the Coupe Express, had a unique style of its own, but its blunter, more upright profile lacked the head-turning style of the Coupe Express.

1976 GMC Jimmy and Chevy Blazer Chalet, Gone Campin' - 70's Style, and Truquetructruk.tumblr will no doubt steal this to without giving a source credit. Jackass

The GMC Jimmy Casa Grande was a collaboration between GM and Chinook Mobilodge, a manufacturer of self-contained motorhomes and campers, being best known for their Toyota-based camper conversions.

The base Chalet/Casa Grande packed everything one needed to tame the great outdoors, including the kitchen sink. There were sleeping accommodations for two, seating for four, a dinette table, a stainless steel sink, a potable water carrying capacity of five gallons, a two-burner lpg stove with a stainless-steel top and an icebox. Upgrading to "Option Package Two" gained buyers a refrigerator that operated on lpg or on electrical power via an auxiliary battery and an AC/DC converter. Option Package Three increased sleeping capacity to four with the addition of a pair of overhead bunks of questionable space and comfort.

never saw this Hurst ad before

1922 Philly

people came up with strange inventions

look on youtube, people still use horses to pull them on skis over snow. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

figuring out where to fab headers for his dual quad 427 SOHC cammer ... in a 57 T-Bird

a 71 Barracuda, with a 275 hp 340 cu in for drivers ed? Party on

Pippa Garners Le Sabre He's added a flying bridge to the car. Also note the flag and bow railing.

the Nauti-Mobile, a Buick that Garner turned into a real boat of a car, with the windshield of a '67 Datsun grafted on top with a real ship's wheel and a bow.

Pippa was born Philip Garner, fought in the Vietnam war, contracted leukemia through the exposure to Agent Orange, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the Merv Griffin Show and other talk shows showcasing her satirical consumer product "inventions", and her art has appeared in Car and Driver, Rolling Stone, Arts and Architecture and Vogue, among other publications. In 1993 at the age of 50 underwent surgery to become a woman.

A Chevrolet modified by Pippa was featured in Esquire Magazine in 1975 and noticed by the San Francisco art collective Ant Farm, and she subsequently began a collaboration with Chip Lord.

She is now 72 years old. She began her career as an artist at Art Center in LA and was in a circle of notable artists such as Chris Burden and Ed Ruscha. She has worked in video, performance, drawing, sculpture and most recently has taken professional acting classes. What ties all her interests together is her wit and sense of humor which she applies to her cultural commentary.

Pippa's work centers on cars that are more than just cars. She is famous for some of her functioning automotive creations, like the 1968 Buick LeSabre Boat Car with a flying bridge and a plaque reading "Long time no sea."

the Italien, a fastback 62-3 T-Bird concept car

The Italien was a featured in Ford's 1962-63 "Custom Car Caravan" and the 1964 New York Worlds Fair's "Cavalcade of Custom Cars" then appeared in Autoramas throughout the United States such as Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and more.

 The Italien was featured in 14+ magazines in 1963 and 1964 such as "Motor Trend", "Hot Rod", "Car Life", "Motorcade", "Speed and Custom" and others.

 Dale Robertson, tv star on a cowboy show, fell in love with it, and wanted it. Since the only contact information was the placard from Dearborn Steel Tubing in the car, Robertson contacted them.

He offered DST $10,000.00 for the car and then DST went to work trying to convince Ford to sell them the car rather than scrap it. They were successful and as you learned earlier, they purchased the Italien from Ford for $5,000.00 and immediately sold it to Robertson for $10,000.00.

All in all, DST did well, they got paid $11,000.00 from Ford to build it and then picked up another $5,000.00 when they sold it to Robertson. Robertson drove the Italien regularly around the Los Angeles area and one enthusiast remembers spotting it on the highway and following it only to lose it in the hills of Hollywood.

Circa 1965, Robertson let his secretary take the Italien on an errand and she rear ended another car.

It was restored and sold at auction in 2008 for 660,000

The Thunderbird Italien was a styling study from Ford's own Thunderbird styling department and was designed by Fords own Thunderbird Stylists who actually built the plywood buck over which they sculpted the clay model of the roof in their own studio and then gave the car to DST where Vince Gardner made the one piece plaster cast over the clay from which he made the fiberglass roof and deck lid.

a Nudie Cohn made Pontiac was used in a Kid Rock video, and on the cover of his album... it was a Roy Rogers car

the Buick Wells Fargo, a 1958 Buick Limited which was given to Dale Robertson of the show Wells Fargo Days and was his personal car.

Built from a Limited convertible and given to actor Dale Robertson, the star of the Buick-sponsored television show, Tales of Wells Fargo (broadcast on NBC affiliates from 1957-1962).

This car was on the show circuit, such as the 1958 Chicago Auto Show, and among the custom features added by GM to the car were special bucket seats and door panels upholstered in Danish calfskin with western-motif leather inserts, Jersey hide carpeting for the floors and lower door panels, a console between the seats which served as a gun rack containing two Winchester rifles, and leather holsters on the door panels holding pearl-handled .38 Colt pistols

A collector bought it in the 90s, and flipped it, and when the bidding for the Wells Fargo stalled, the auctioneer knowing Robertson was in the audience asked him to come to the stage and talk about the unique car. Soon afterwards the bids doubled, and the car sold for 61k

it was then flipped again, but without the star, the car went for non-star power money 31k.

Western themed cars seem to be quite a thing, and a couple you my not have heard of are the '58 Caballero built for Bill Mitchell, or a '50 Roadmaster convertible built for Harlow Curtice  and then, of course, there's the long-lost '59 "Texan" -- the Western-themed Invicta Estate Wagon that provided the pattern for the '60 Invicta Custom Estate Wagon.

Oh, and the Harold's Club Buick I posted last week

Great Northwest Log Haul 1988 and Truquetructruk.tumblr will no doubt steal this to without giving a source credit. Jackass

In a sign of solidarity by loggers, more than 300 logging trucks rolled into Darby, Mont., in May 1988 to deliver about 1 million board feet of logs. Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of harassing legal actions against the Forest Service by environmental groups forced the Service to cancel its sales of timber, causing the nearly complete collapse of the industry. One by one, mills closed their doors.

A bunch of logging companies and sawmills were donating these, and the logging trucks were on their way to donate all the logs to keep Darby Lumber running.

The truck count into Darby was 303. Organizers expected about 220 logging trucks would take part in the Great Northwest Log Haul when it started rolling out of Libby headed for the wood-strapped Darby Lumber Co. The convoy stretched for 15 miles. It provided enough logs to keep the mill running about three weeks.

Organizers of the Great Northwest Log Haul claimed the Darby mill was shut down because of excessive environmentalist challenges to Forest Service timber sales.

Hoyt Axton was the entertainment that night. Darby Lumber paid for the logs, the logs were whatever loads anyone could come up with. Kids were let out of school and Paul Harvey talked about it on his radio show. High schoolers volunteered to wash the rigs

This log haul was organized by sawmill co-owner James Hurst

Years later, he hit on a plan for hauling several truckloads of shovels to Elko, Nev., to protest U.S. Forest Service road closings, it was called the Jarbidge Shovel Brigade.

He had heard of a situation in Elko County, Nev., where the Forest Service was refusing to repair a public road in Inyo-Humboldt National Forest, near the minute town of Jarbidge, and indeed had even blocked access with boulders and debris.

Residents of the county were outraged and tried to open it, only to be blocked by court action.

When Hurst learned that the people had tried to open that road with shovels, but were stopped - that what was going on there was what was going on in Eureka he contacted the county commissioners in Elko and offered to bring a few shovels as a symbolic gesture.

He ended up bringing over 11,000 that people had donated. He called them Shovels for Solidarity. Some were used that July 4 to open the road in Jarbidge Canyon.

“I wouldn’t miss this for the world,” says Mike Nannini, one of the four and a truck stop owner from Wells, Nev. “We intend to do everything we can to help call attention to the need to revise federal forest policies.”

Nannini credits Hurst with making it possible for the county to reclaim the Jarbidge Canyon road.

“We got our road back,” he says, “But had it not been for Jim Hurst and his Shovels for Solidarity and the national attention we received, the Forest Service would have never backed down. The road would still be closed.”

Four of Elko County’s five commissioners are expected in Eureka, bringing with them 500 shovels, plus the 13-foot-high shovel — embellished with the names of 9,000 sympathizers — that has stood upright in front of the courthouse in the city of Elko since erected last year.

music videos do weird things, for mere moments, at big production costs, for little benefit and no explanation. Case in point:

shakedown lawsuit in progress... now that Seinfeld's "Comedians in cars"... is making ridiculous money, a guy is sueing, claiming to have invented the idea, and that Seinfeld stole it.

Notice, he never made a peep until 7 years of non-money making episodes were over, and Netflix picked it up and it became a profit maker

(funniest thing you'll see today) Oh Kharma, thou art a hilarious bitch (turn down your volume though, the woman recording this circus act of road rage is loud and annoying as hell while narrating)

If I were the guy in the Bimmer I would have then pulled up and over, and taunted the rolled over truck guy.

Seriously, I'm not above that childish behavior, and in this instance... well, it was attempted vehicular homicide, so... you're justified in taunting someone who has just tried to maim or kill you with their SUV. Moon them. Waggle your bird at them, piss on their windshield, you'll get a pass from me on it all.

CHP arrived and the Ford was still on it's side in the center median. Andrew Carson Branch, 23, of Escondido, was the driver of the Ford Escape, and in addition to rolling his suv, he now is arrested and booked for felony assault

The BMW of 33 yr old Kevin McCall will be charged with misdemeanor leaving the scene, and probably inciting, and assault with bodily fluids, and maybe even traffic charges of stopping on a freeway and obstructing traffic.

But really, he's going to pay a fine, frame the tickets, and get this video on loop in a display case.

I don't recall seeing the Shelby American Cobra dealership before

Baldwin Motion's Fantastic Five

airplane art from a variety of printed materials

they didn't even have cabs to get out of the wind and snow... I think they are hauling snow

the cleaning bill is going to be a big one

too bizarre to make this up

A driver of a street sweeper fled the scene after the vehicle caused two construction workers to fall into a trench just after midnight.

Police said one worker suffered a broken rib and another suffered a broken hand when they were swept up by a water hose that was moved by the street sweeper.

San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were called to the construction site to get the workers out of the trench.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I've never seen whitewalls on a tractor before.

and that Nash is on the far right side of the photo

Castle Air Force Base, CA. 1963

wow, when your parents drive a 63 split window Vette, and give you a go cart? That's the American dream for a 6 year old!

GM labels a fuse the "non walk home" ... I am good with that. Hell no, I applaud that! Let a car owner appreciate the honest priority that fuse has to the usefulness of their car!

every now and then some dumbass talks shit before having a damn clue. Now and then, they have to eat crow

yes, it's petty to throw it in this guys face, but her really isn't a pleasant person to begin with. 

and I wasn't being an ass. He come out of no where with nothing relevant to a discussion in progress just to add drama where it wasn't requested.