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

Delahaye designs

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


On Wednesday, 24-year-old Jonathan Wynn was working at the site for a third-party contractor when the accident occurred.

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.

Somehow, Wynn managed to survive the fall with serious injuries despite not wearing a seatbelt and being ejected from the cab on impact. Rescuers used another construction road to approach the truck's resting place and transported him to the surface on a Kubota UTV outfitted as a miniature, all-terrain ambulance.


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.




http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/vehicle-falls-into-top-of-the-rock-sinkhole/1066389685
https://www.facebook.com/WTCFPD/posts/1829908240355199
http://www.thedrive.com/news/19539/worker-in-pickup-truck-survives-150-foot-fall-into-massive-golf-course-sinkhole
https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/2018/03/21/construction-worker-slid-into-sinkhole-top-rock-spokesperson-says/446410002/

the Shelby Falcon van

Bicycle Models From 1818 to the 1890s

Wow, this is properly kitted out!

wtf


you gotta be jinxed to get shanked like this
http://carmechanicfails.tumblr.com/

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!)


cool trailers for your dogs


Thanks Susan!

the log motorcycle, has eye magnet appeal, but no brakes

that ought to get it done

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 

when the truck costs more than the garage... you know which one is going to be kept, and which is going to get hacked

wow... I'd stand and stare for a couple minutes, and take some photos, and think how I could possibly use stuff off it

It makes sense, but I didn't even know this was a thing. Obviously, I have not been to Sturgis

When your co-driver is a sidecar racer.

Salute of the day to Bruce for sending in this photo of a model railroad set


Thanks Bruce! My hat's off to you!

Manning de Villeneuve Lee was a wonderful painting illustrator and comic book artist



https://americangallery20th.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/manning-de-villeneuve-lee-1894-1980/

The Beagle Boys Versus Uncle Scrooge

Russ Manning Magnus Robot Fighter

http://www.artnet.com/artists/manning-de-villeneuve-lee/

The Quality Companion: Celebrating the forgotten publisher of Plastic Man ... By Mike Kooiman, Jim Amash

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.

https://www.pulpartists.com/Lee,MdeV.html








all three were by Rupert Holland, who also wrote Pirate Ships In Yankee Waters, which I coincidentally happened to have a copy of