Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mercury trucks. They are like a Ford, only Canadian

exactly how close must you stand next to drift cars on the track, to do a news report? No matter what, they're still going to be in the background

1970's Texaco commercials featuring; Ethel Merman, Luciano Pavarotti, Emerson Fittipaldi

Lilo and Stitch would have been so much better without the Don Knotts character

With a simple story, finally, of a family living on a Hawaiian island, it already captured interest... then the fantastic characters of Stitch and the mad professor Jumba, the idealistic Capt Gantu...

"yeah.... he took the red one."

then the marvelously adorable Lilo who's scrappy and ready to punch a classmate who gives her trouble...

But c'mon, Cobra Bubble, voiced by Ving Rhames? Terrific touch

Did you know Tia Carrera voiced the older sister? I didn't, just learned that

Happy St Patrick's Day!

George Petty did a lot of Ridgid pin ups too 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Barris and a dune buggy called the Groovy Ocelot, on a music tv show called Groovy, probably capitalizing on the Beach movies with Annette in 64 and 65

One of the prime 1960s music tv shows was Groovy, introduced by host,

Former Meyers Manx distributor turned-buggy manufacturer Marion Ruggles produced the Ocelot buggy through his Sand Chariots operation in Fullerton, from 1967 to 1970

They were named a variety of things... the Ocelot SS, the Ocelot II, and the Vaquero

It seems to me that the name Ocelot was a play on the cat name Manx that Bruce Meyer made iconic

THIS is a good idea for a cement mixer... why didn't it catch on? Mack model HMM mixer chassis, built from 1973 to 1979

because the devil needs a truck, and a car?

Thanks Jason and Catherine!

damn, someone is cashing out and selling the retirement investment. This oughta go at least 40k. As is. Another 30k, and then it would still make 10-20k on a flip for profit... and it's all easy to get parts.... no unobtanium in a Road Runner.

Current bid on Ebay, 40k.
Super trak pack, 4.10s in the Dana, numbers matching, high options, 8track AM FM, power disc brakes,
in Pennsylvania

petroliana auction next weekend has some NICE collections

Nice camping set up! Trailer, boat, and scooter with sidecar! Seriously, that is bang for the buck!

and the trailer boat...

ever wonder what the hell album covers photos relevancy is to the group, or the album? I do. This was 1973, and a freeway and overpass were in the middle of construction.

Whats that got to do with "China Grove" or Long Train Runnin'?

Trivia: Jeff Baxter of Steely Dan played pedal steel guitar on the track. He would become an official Doobie Brother in 1974.

The artwork found on the front and back of the album features the band, including manager Bruce Cohn, dressed in 19th century western garments and riding a horse-drawn stagecoach beneath an unfinished modern freeway overpass.

 "All that stuff came from the Warner Bros. film studios lot," Tom Johnston said. "It must've been a lot of work for the guys who brought up the horse team and the carriage and the clothes. It was fun to do - they had coffins out there, all kinds of crazy stuff."

The photography was done by Michael and Jill Maggid.

The setting for the cover was located at the Newhall Pass interchange of the Interstate 5 and California State Route 14 freeways near Sylmar, California that collapsed during the 1971 San Fernando earthquake.

 This same section of freeway would collapse again during the 1994 Northridge earthquake

winning the fight for the license plate you want vs all the other people who want the same one

the 2019 Great Race will be heading south down the West coast (of course, not all the way down here to San Diego)

does anyone want some unused 90s radio station bumper stickers?

I forgot I had these, and instead of putting them in a landfill, I'd rather they go to someone who will get a kick out of putting them on something 

news in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Ford is unveiling Grabber Lime for the 2020 Mustang.

Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models.

a home built railyard tractor... which would make for a good Mad Max vehicle

a strange looking rig, it's a 1959 Telephone Booth Kenworth in the National Auto Museum

This 1959 Kenworth CBE commercial tractor was a marketing icon for Yellow Transit Freight Lines and symbolizes an impressive period in corporate history.

In 1955, Yellow Transit Freight Lines of Kansas City, Missouri, extensively researched the best equipment for their operation. The CBE, cab-beside-engine design, matched the specifications, including diesel power, ease of maintenance, engine compartment accessibility, lighter weight, improved visibility and driver comfort.

Two-hundred CBE Kenworth tractors were custom-engineered and built, and equipped with Cummins turbodiesel engines. Plus, 400 Freuhauf aluminum-bodied trailers replaced their entire fleet and increased shipping capacity by 30%. This total equipment purchase was one of the largest in the trucking industry at the time.

the world’s oldest existing truck, a Daimler lastwagen - translated is "load carriage" of 1898

Did you know there is an annual convention for Work Trucks? Held the first week of March in Indianapolis

 Held each March in Indianapolis, the Work Truck Show is where truck industry people go to see all of the latest products for up-fitting and customizing work vehicles.

Want to outfit your truck so it can drive on railroad tracks? Well, there was an exhibitor offering that kind of equipment. Want to convert a vehicle to electric, CNG, or hybrid operation? You can do that too.

compliment of the day from Gizmo!

I'm not a car guy and yet I keep coming to your site. I think it's because you're not "just" a car guy. History, humor and humanity on wheels--all collected with a unique eye and sensibility. Thank you for sharing it.

by the way, my response to him is those are what a car guy is, in my opinion... and I am just merely one.

"Ah, but what you may not consider, is that is what a car guy is! Humor, humanity, as you probably agree that a car guy is generous and helpful with his time when other motorists need help, or advice, or recommendations, and sensibility must be a part of being a car guy, as a car guy will fix what he can instead of paying someone else to do it.... but won't get into repairing something too complicated, because we must judge for ourselves if we'd rather make a mess and pay someone else to then fix it."

think what a fantastic bunch of panel deliveries there were to be saved