Saturday, November 16, 2019
I almost forgot the Ripsaw Twister was at SEMA... from robotics firm Howe & Howe Technologies
here's a better look, because with bad indoor lighting and people crowded around it's pretty hard to see whats in the photo
Several of Mike and Geoff Howe’s robotic land vehicles have been evaluated by the U.S. Army. Its Ripsaw vehicle — the small unmanned tank seen on “Jay Leno’s Garage” — has undergone testing at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey. But when sequestration slowed down funding of tests, the Howe brothers looked for other venues to promote it, landing the product a role in the 2015 classic “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
I doubt there are many events where you can see as many mint or custom 60's through 80's Chevy trucks, as you can see at SEMA. It's amazing, and they are either restored, or customized with the coolest stuff
It's rare to see a Scout at SEMA
one of the best inventions I've seen in trucks
this years SEMA schwag
3 shirts, 2 frisbees, one inflateable beachball, 3 mouse pads, 18 pens, 1 set of golf tees, 2 pairs of gloves, one cool little travel kit from Hagerty, and Haas handed out a machinist notebook
a backscratcher, 2 sunglass leashes, a bandaid dispenser, earbud headphones, a deck of cards, ear plugs, a detailers air vent cleaner, and not in this image because they are in my car, 2 pairs of sunglasses and a souvenir quart of Mobil 1
This year Mothers and Meguires did not have free samples, Optima didn't have a thing, not even the scratchers, and I'm tired of Mopar and Shell's tag baloney about going to one booth to get a thing for the other booth to get a t-shirt
and Johnson Window Films has the coolest beer handout around 2 pm each of the first couple of days. You take a window tint challenge, earn a wooden nickel beer chip, and get a cold Blue Moon Ale, or Heineken I think was the other.... and a great old guy, Salvatore pours it for you. Seriously, cool guy! It's who you'd want to be the bartender in the movie about anything. He hands you another wooden beer chip for the next day... and I happened to miss a couple next days over the years.
I don't think I'm going to miss them next year!
Last years schwag https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2018/11/this-year-scwhag-at-sema-was-pretty-good.html
and the year before that was NUTS https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/11/best-year-for-schwag-ever-at-sema.html and the most schwag ever
Toyota uses wiper data to team up with the weatherman to accurately forecast the weather by pinpoint where it's pouring
Toyota is working with weather information provider Weathernews Inc. in Japan to improve the accuracy of rain forecasts, using real-time data from cars with windshield wipers connected to the system.
Weathernews has an observation network with 13,000 locations throughout Japan, and is testing a program that combines the network’s data with information collected from Toyota vehicles through the Internet. Wipers that are on indicate precipitation, while their speed indicates how hard it’s raining.
Ford Vs Ferrari, review. It should have been titled Ken Miles was screwed over by a scum sucking Ford boot licker
Probably the best racing movie that's been out in decades, yes, even better than Rush
Oh, maybe you want details
Ok, the actors were terrific, seriously it's not like Christian Bale can do a bad job acting, Matt Damon came on strong in The Martian and this proves he's terrific, not just a lucky actor. Jon Bernthal finally gets a role that isn't just byper action, where he can instead show acting nuance. He's a welcome addition to a historic movie, and though the writers are to be complimented, he plays Lee Iococca and fills in a LOT of history on what role Iococca had in making the Ford GT 40 win at LeMans
This movie is a shocking history of Ken Miles, really, it's a long over due tribute to the truly talented race car driver that I hadn't a clue about. Its setting the history straight on the over looked accomplishments both as a driver, mechanic, and race car prepper. If Miles hadn't been a part of Shelby American's GT 40 race program, they probably never would have won. Now that it's clear that the petty backstabbing bitch Beebe had some vendetta against Miles. OR the movie needed a villain and because NO ONE knows anything Leo Beebe, until now. https://www.inquirer.com/news/leo-beebe-ford-ferrari-k-tron-ron-jaworski-20191114.html
Doesn't matter, this movie is superbly we structured to show how (at least according to the movie writers) Ford outsourced the LeMans racing to guys who could win, and it could as easily been titled The Ken Miles Story. From his WW2 tank time, to his garage on Cahuenga Blvd, this movie goes into details of what Ken Miles was going through before he joined Shelby's race team.
The only complaint I have is how loud the production or audio editors were with the shifter in the first couple minutes of the movie. Other than that annoying nonsense, its a great movie. Beats the LeMans by McQueen and Gran Prix by Garner by a landslide
Vintage photos at the bottom of https://www.car-revs-daily.com/2015/06/12/ford-gt-le-mans/
Friday, November 15, 2019
Six Twelve Auto Worx from New York brought this Hellcat in a 69 Charger skin to show what they are working on and capable of. Giving new cars an authentic old look, without giving up the creature comforts of the new car tech
if the 50s ever had a cool comeback, it would be with the cool astro - jet design goofy stuff like the spine someone added to this Caddy
made by Chad Hiltz and his team at Green Goblin Customs shop in Canning, Nova Scotia. He’s won numerous awards for his work at major car events, and he has a show, Bad Chad Customs, on the Discovery Channel
Last year he had the Green Goblin at SEMA
Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)