Saturday, March 24, 2018
Not very often, even with what I do, that you hear of a 65 Shelby GT350 bought on a guys 18th birthday, (in 1974) for $900, and who has been enjoying to for 43 years
Good baby buggy advertising!
I think that's a Tempo truck in front.
Friday, March 23, 2018
the Kurtis Sumar special
I had forgotten all about the Indy 500 racers that Tucker sponsored, but now I understand why his cars were then named Torpedos
Not being careful at a worksite involving a sinkhole can get you killed, falling approximately 125 feet, was nearly enough to kill a guy today who landed way down deep in the hole
Wynn was backing up the 2008 Ford F-250 on a temporary construction path near the sinkhole, and he somehow slipped off the path and plummeted around 150 feet into the sinkhole. Pictures show the smashed pickup came to rest on a steep slope deep underground, with even further to fall had it not dug in on a pile of rocks and loose dirt.
looking up from partway down the trail into it
looking down from partway down the trail
and here you can see it's a long steep way down
The massive sinkhole opened up at the golf course in May 2015, and crews have been working at the site for the last three years.
you gotta be jinxed to get shanked like this
A mutiny onboard a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas forced a driver out from behind the wheel. She was falling asleep, and the passengers weren't putting up with that life threatening situation (thanks Gary!)
he's lucky he made it, 8 inches farther from the pool edge and he'd be in the hospital or morgue
his back tire took a hell of a hit from the pool edge
It makes sense, but I didn't even know this was a thing. Obviously, I have not been to Sturgis
Salute of the day to Bruce for sending in this photo of a model railroad set
Manning de Villeneuve Lee was a wonderful painting illustrator and comic book artist
The Beagle Boys Versus Uncle Scrooge
His father was a a general in charge of the Virginia Calvary in the Spanish American War, later becoming a newspaper and magazine owner, who in 1903 started his first magazine, The Railroad and Industrial World.
The WW1 attitude against the Germans made many, including the Stoppelbein family, to change their name to something else, and so, the last name was changed to Lee. Villeneuve was his maternal grandmother's last name.
During WW1, Manning de Villeneuve Lee enlisted on July 5, 1916 and served in field artillery at Fort Myer. Then he served in Mexico during the border war. After that conflict he was released and served overseas as a lieutenant. He was honorably discharged on April 14, 1919.
In 1922 Manning de V. Lee completed his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. One of his fellow graduates was Henry Weston Taylor (1881-1978), who went on to a successful career as a newspaper cartoonist. Lee and Taylor shared an art studio in Philadelphia
In 1943 Manning de V. Lee taught illustration at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. That fact that he was hired to teach a course in illustration at America's most conservative art academy, reflected his remarkable personality.
all three were by Rupert Holland, who also wrote Pirate Ships In Yankee Waters, which I coincidentally happened to have a copy of
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