Saturday, December 05, 2020
Looks like there's going to be a documentary on Amazon about the King Of the Hammers contest
Gerard would like to know ( i am not making this up, he's serious)
"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.
Von Dutch flame job on Bob Arner's Streamliner at El Mirage
it took a lot of experimenting before all the problems were worked out, and the top fueler was perfected
Vince is wondering if anyone knows what this is
Just from the hood, and lack of fender mounted headlights it's pre 1937.
It appears to be a humpback
So, my guess that I haven't looked up, is 1934 Chevy Standard.
1st I've heard about the O'Hare stadium races
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.
compliment of the day
This blog is the best because you don't do it for the sake of fame, fortune and egocentrism. You do it because you like it. We can see it between the lines. You are one of us!
Awww heck. Thanks AutoClandestino!
streets named for characters and places in Tolkiens famous Lord of the Rings series in San Jose
Ford XM Futura Coupe 1964
more evidence that a small part of a car can look much better than the whole thing
Friday, December 04, 2020
the night can seem quite bright when you're far enough from the cities, with snow reflecting al the star and moon light
Cibeles Fountain – Madrid
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.
the Peugeot 201D transformed into a "Traditional Rod" by François ALLAIN and Nicolas GUENNETEAU in the TV show Vintage Mecanic, currently broadcast on RMC Découverte
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!
Buick Wildcat show car at the Seneca Cup Race, paces the Caddy powered Allard
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
Today's compliments are sit down and hold on to your socks compliments!
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."