Saturday, July 25, 2020

Hannoyer backwards is Reyonnah. The problem was parking on Paris streets overnight, the solution was to get them inside your front door and leave them in the hall. Only 16 were built. This one sold at RM Sotheby’s in 2013 for an incredible $ 184,000

Apparently in Paris there were once precise regulations not only about how wide a house entrance had to be. But also about how wide the bicycles, motorcycles and other vehicles were allowed to be so that they can still be parked in these Parisian entrances.

So it happened in the French capital that a Monsieur Raymond Hannoyer, who ran a garage there  wondered how he could get an automobile into these Parisian house entrances. He designed a front axle that would fold, placing the front tires under the car when it was lifted, drastically narrowing the front footprint

it's cool, and has wheels.

Just how ubiquitous is sex in marketing? It even sells sparkplugs

not JUST wearing a dress, wearing one you can see her legs through.

French bicycle tax plate dug up in a backyard in Normandy, France

shaking my head, sharing the image, cause you don't see people this stupid everyday, and you might want to recognize them so you can maintain a safe distance

I like that someone is making these up, I wish they'd dial back the self promotion watermarks a little though

this would have made a GREAT banner of they had taken a horizontal photo instead of a vertical one. ALWAYS shoot horizontal with your phone!

at the USRRC race at Pacific Raceway in Kent, WA in July, 1963 between the GT race and the Sports Car Race and that is Dave MacDonald with Carroll. Team Shelby brought three Cobras. They took 1-2-3 in the GT race. Dave finished first, Ken Miles finished second and Bob Holbert finished third.

They also competed in the Over 2 Liter Group in the Sports Car Race where Dave finished 5th in group (6th overall), Ken finished 4th (5th overall) and Bob finished 3rd (4th overall)

I had forgotten that I'd posted this photo of this truck once before, a couple years ago

30 years apart

A dispute between two neighbors over property lines escalated when one man decided to remove half his neighbor's garage which was built on his land.

The issues started in 2016, when the widow Ritter took ownership of the family home and began to rent it out.

The Brawns next door then began having numerous problems with various tenants over the years, and even tried to buy the property from Theresa.

Their problems came to a head back in April, when the Brawns dumped a load of wood chips near the property line. The Brawns told the Bangor Daily News the wood chips were needed to help a tractor traverse the downhill grade in their backyard to clean up trees that had fallen.

When Blake Ritter saw the massive pile of wood chips, he put a stake near the pile and told the Brawns to move it because it was on his property.

The Brawns refused, claiming the wood chips were on their side of the line. They hired a surveyor to confirm that they owned the land in question.

When the surveyor came to inspect the property, he determined the property line ran down the middle of the driveway and through the garage at 148 Grove St. A second surveyor confirmed the findings.

Brawn posted these photos to Facebook

Explaining how neighborly relations had declined in the wake of Steve Ritter’s (Blake's father) death, Gabriel’s wife Tracy Brawn, told the Bangor Daily News: "When the dad was alive this was a perfect place to live. As soon as that poor man passed away this place turned to craziness and chaos."

The Brawns had tried to buy their neighbor’s home to settle the dispute. But Gabriel got out his electric saw after Blake Ritter politely asked to retrieve his dad’s ashes from the mis-zoned property.

"We said, please do (get the ashes). We want our property back because we’ve been paying taxes on it for years," said Tracy.

"But he went over there and started throwing trash all over the place and smashing glass and taking bureaus and throwing them outside in the yard."

The next day, Gabriel slashed the garage in half and left debris from the part he had dismantled on Ritter's side of the property.

discovered in 1984 in the back of a logging yard in Mt Hood Oregon, and restored by Freightliner

a round of applause for Fred! He makes 1/2 scale rigs and loaders... from wood! Thank you Paul B!

(From a 2007 article)

Heim, a woodworker for since age 10, makes exact replicas of popular earth moving vehicles — a Peterbilt 379 pulling a 26-ft. Hill dump trailer, a Cat D8R and a Rogers 60 ton dropside goose neck trailer with air suspension, fully functional hydraulics, a Cat 345CL excavator and a radio-controlled Cat 980H wheel loader.

Heim grew up in Maine, and at the age of 10, began making astonishing truck models out of wood and cardboard, and he began building 10-ft. Chris-Craft Boats from a kit.

“My father was the road commissioner of Lovell, Maine, and, at that time, I was more interested in designing and building models than I was with scholastics. I was able to look at something in a brochure and then build it. We didn’t have cameras back then.”

“I was always fascinated with wood. I knew, at a very young age, that I would always be working with wood,” he said.

By age 20, Heim was married and building a career in boats — 20-ft. cruisers, hydroplanes, world cup boats. “My last boat was a 38-footer with a V-bottom and a WWII PT boat engine—a 2500 cubic inch supercharged V12 putting out 1350 horsepower.

His father bought a boat yard in the early 1950s and he began a boat-building business in his own yard — canoes, rowboats, canvas-covered boats. He went to the Newton Trade School and built a boat there some 51 years ago at age 18, and, added proudly, “No one’s done it since.”

Along with 40 years of boat building, Heim had a hand in constructing more than 450 new homes. Fred retired in 2005 as president of Oakwood Construction, a builder of custom homes.

On retiring from his long careers in boat and home building, Fred was not content to sit still. He built a large, two story shop on his property and outfitted it with everything needed for building just about anything in wood up to 30-feet. And build he did! Treating his hobby building with the same passion he had for commercial building, Fred went to work every day building whatever he wanted -- from half-sized, fully operational models of heavy construction equipment, to full sized boats.

Friday, July 24, 2020

It's been quite a while since I've seen an Eagle

and I've never seen one this jacked up

serious bumper

it seems strange to see someone carrying their dog on the bike with them, without a basket

So, SEMA sent out a survey... and just kicked me in the gut with this potential option. Virtual. Just WTF

yeah. What the hell? Just cancel the whole thing if they go virtual. Not a viable version of a car event. 

1953 Allard P2 Safari "Estate" (British talk for station wagon) one of only ten Safari Estates with only four thought to still exist Thank you Stephen R!

I think I'd rather take a nice slow walk down this road instead of driving it. I've been away from the forest far too long

that's good!