Notice the interesting stop sign design in the middle left
Saturday, October 03, 2020
Hagerty just did a list of fun advertising camapigns, and wow, it's been forever since I've seen the Joe Isuzu commercials.
sold for $400,000. Some rich guy invested in this primo GT 350 to flip it after having some fun. The video is on Maui's highway 378 aka Haleakala highway, with only one Prius coming down the hill in 4.5 minutes of charging uphill
I hope you play both, the car is mighty original, and those trunk stickers are cool! But the sound of the engine? Damn it. That's sweet!
Hard to believe you can build one exactly like this for under 100k, and never worry about damaging an investment grade original when you use it as a commuter
This hill climb is on Maui (of course, where the rich have the island to themselves) highway 378 in Hawaii, aka Haleakala Highway, was built to climb to the volcano crater, rising from about 3500' to 6700' with 22 switchbacks. (thanks Darryl!)
Am I nuts? Or is this county paid for, fresh pavement, just a country club wet dream for the millionaires that move nearby? And by nearby, I mean on the island 24 miles wide. How long would it possibly take for the rich people with cool cars to get to the bottom of this road and have a pick up game of "race you to the top"
gotta say, today and the past couple days, the variety of posts impresses the hell out of me, and it's simply stuff at random I come across
Sandy emailed me, and said:
"No one story stands out to me at the moment but I love the "neighborhood" feel to your blog and of course the history as well."
I don't even understand the term " "neighborhood" feel" but I can tell you that it's a super compliment, and it made my day yesterday morning
I wonder how much European sports car manufacturers benefited (in design shortcuts) from being beat senseless by American hot rodders, like Max Balchowsky's Ol Yaller, and John Meyer's Pontiac powered home built - which proved that any American hot rodder with moxie could beat all their Italian, German, and British engineering with decades of development
John Meyer in his Pontiac powered Sadler-Meyer Special after winning the Unrestricted race.
sassy circus girls of Sarasota (I didn't make that up) of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1949.
I never understood why "sassy" is always used with a negative connotation. I've adored sassy attitudes, because it means the personalities are in full caffeine and humor mode, not the tepid, bored, and tired mode. It would be a hoot to hang out with these women, athletes, gymnasts, dare devils. They're my grandmas age, as these must be women in their late teens early twenties in 1949, so, the year my mom was born, and that would make them as old as my grandma, who was born in 29.
Beetleboards of America pioneered using automobiles as advertising vehicles in California during the 1970s
Beetleboards of America guarantees its clients minimum of 156 impressions for ‘each ‐mile driven by the 5,200 four‐wheeled “billboards” now rolling in Canada and Puerto Rico as well as the United States. The cost ranges from $100 to $175 a month per car, depending on how many cars the advertiser wants and how long the campaign runs—three, six or nine months.
In addition, some advertisers have ideas as to whom the drivers should be:
Friday, October 02, 2020
This Chevrolet truck was set up to run on alcohol produced from corn in the still in the background (the tall yellow structure) by Mother Earth News in 1978. They were trying to sell plans for the still so people could make their own fuel.
please join me in a standing ovation for the El Toro High Auto Shop class for their Mopetta replication! Thanks to the shop teacher, Casey, for sharing this with me!
Ain't that the coolest?
Remember, it was only a decade ago that a shop teacher and some high school students restored a bug eye Sprite after class... and got on the Tonight Show! So don't take your eyes off the students, they are doing fun things, and making cool stuff!
Here's an original, in probably the most famous photo of the Mopetta
I think you are likely to agree that things grandparents make are some of the very best things on earth
this is terrific, the world record flugtug distance (have I lost you already?) was set by Miss Mitchell II! (In the nearby Hangar #3 at Fleming Field in South St. Paul is the actual B 25 Miss Mitchell)
now I have a new glider ambition, should I win the lotto. I have for the past 20 years wanted a Platz Glider, now I want a glider that looks like a WW2 bomber.
Is this not the coolest looking glider you've ever seen?