Saturday, November 07, 2020
Damn shame. Imagine how damn fun it would be to pay a small amount to run it on Elk Mirage or Bonneville... as the owner was done racing it, but could realize it's potential to earn the money it cost to build it.
It was a carry-over from the original horse-drawn carriages.
The average servant or livery worker bathed infrequently due to living in the days before indoor plumbing was common for everyone, hence the open air cab but the enclosed space for the rich and well to do gentry.
This carried over into automobiles. Since automobiles and horses shared the same roads for a decade or two, the horse carriage drivers now took care of the newfangled automobile and the horses too, and he still smelled like horseshit possibly
this causes me to ponder, do dog sled teams get used in the summer to pull wheeled carts to keep them in shape?
Racing stripes on the Valiant, and the burnout marks on the driveway... someone was full of oats at getting a V8 for the first time, that's my guess
1948 Packard just screwed on wood paneling to appear to be a Woody. What a shame upper management made such terrible decisions that killed any left over reputation of the glory days. I suppose all car companies do. None seem to improve from their first couple decades, except some expensive euro sports car makers
this Corvette was not doing well in the big city, it appears to have had the front damaged and replaced with a junkyard front end, without the courtesy of an Earl Schieb cheap paintjob
imagine the free publicity these car makers would get if the dealerships were smart enough to make one wall at the dealership have something similar where customers would WANT to take a photo to share on social media
I took the commuter (Hyundai Veloster) into a Hyundai dealership to het the hatchback latch replaced, as it stopped working a month ago, and it's quite inconvenient to get into the cargo area through the back seat.
That's when I discovered that the customer lounge area is now off limits
and they do not have a shuttle driver.
This dealership uses Lyft. Hmmm. Serves more customers, simultaneously, not sequentially, and the dealership doesn't pay medical, doesn't have to pay fuel, etc.
So why didn't they use taxis before this? Were taxis more expensive than Lyft?
Friday, November 06, 2020
This has me wonder, has any other car maker that made as many cars as Porsche, any idea how many cars they've made which are still on the road? Ferrari maybe.
Rolls Royce maybe, Shelby cars probably, as the Shelby registry is possibly the most interested in the various Shelby vehicles - more interested in it's demographic than Porsche or Ferrari owner clubs
made for industrial work... it has solid rubber smooth tires, useless in the fields. Her dress and sailors blouse are an odd choice too. I suppose central casting didn't have any farmers hanging around, they are usually busy working on the farm
Thursday, November 05, 2020
don't let people you know abandon pets on highways. If you see a cat or dog on a highway, save it's life, and bring it to a pet adoption shelter
But go ahead and drive over snakes. I hate snakes.