Saturday, December 05, 2020
"please, aside from the photos could you furnish us with info regarding these wild things? Like technical specs, who built them, where were they built, who financed this extremely expensive projects - etc"
answer: No. Unless you are hiring me to do all that, and then sure. If you're paying, I can do that and more.
But until you, or someone hires me full time, with good pay, long term contract for about 20 years, with 40 days paid vacation, expense account paid travel for car events, company car for getting to car events, with gas card, new laptop, and various other job requirements, and if you want SEMA covered great, but If not, I'll be on vacation during SEMA - that's simply non-negotiable.
I've posted about the Dodger Stadium races before https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/05/dodger-stadium-road-races.html
how embarassing it is to see a car site screw up identifying an easy to recognize car like a classic Challenger. The Hotchkis E Max
Charger? Really? That's pathetic. Turn off your site and start blogging about buttons or quilts or something.
Friday, December 04, 2020
As you can see, Cibeles appears in a carriage carried by 2 lions. Why lions and not horses? Because the fountain represents the story of one of her most famous Myths, Hipómenes and Atalanta Mith. Let’s discover the story, they were not always lions:
Atalanta was a really beautiful hunter who became famous because of her strength and speed. Because of her beauty a lot of suitors tried to get her love but she was not interested in any of them as she had made a pact with Artemisa (the Goddess of the Hunting) to stay virgen.
Nevertheless her father wanted her to get married. So to avoid to get married Atalanta reached an agreement with her father: she would only get married if one of her suitors could beat her in a race by foot. If he won, she would marry him, if not, he would be condemned to death.
Beacause of her beauty and speed, the pretenders went to the Hades really fast, so she stayed single and happy for a long time. But then Hipómenes came into play. He knew that it was impossible to beat Atalanta by running, so he asked for help to Afrodita, the goddes of the Love. She told her that one of the main defects of Atalanta was avarice. So to defeat her, Afrodita gave 3 gold apples to Hipomenes.
Hipomenes took them and went to challenge Atalanta to the race. When the race started Hiponemes took one of the gold apples and threw it far away from the road of the race. When Atalanta saw the apple she got apart from the road to catch it letting an important advantage to Hipómenes. But just some minutes later, Atalanta reached back the head of the race; as we mentioned she was really really fast. So Hipómenes threw the second gold apple far from the road again. Atalanta went for it. He repeated this strategy as many times as apples he had, wining the race finally. “Love” won the battle and they got married!
So having this story in mind, Ventura Rodriguez designed the proyect and Francisco Gutiérrez y Roberto Michel sculpted the figure. 10,000 kilos of sculpted stone later, Cibeles was inaugurated in 1782.
I don't think I've ever seen a set of tires that more accurately defines the term "pizza cutters" more aptly
Mel Brooks driving Marty Feldman and Dom DeLuise in a Morgan. They were some great guys, who made this world a better place
found on the Twitter page of the grandson of the founder of the car manufacturer Morgan Cars https://twitter.com/charlesmorganuk
Been a long time since I've had a Morgan to post!
Only here. Because my source posted it 2 years ago, that's why http://www.overdrive.fi/forum/threads/vanhoja-valokuvia-ameriikan-raitilta.267070/page-1259#post-3412732
Lee said "You may be the greatest auto journalist ever... "
Stiff Speed Steve said "Places like this can't be getting away with shit like this. Especially from the worlds best auto-blogger."