Saturday, February 27, 2021
hanger queen, a car that some rich guy, who has owned an airplane hanger for decades, put in his hanger to avoid hearing his wife ask when he was going to get rid of it, but it was only relocated out of her view... and never fixed up
Friday, February 26, 2021
why do metric sockets.... work on a 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 drive... but don't have some weird 'metric' size drive?
I've never heard of a metric drive socket wrench.
So, what the hell is that about?
Did someone look at the world, and say, hold my beer and see how long it takes someone to notice this shitfuckery?
some people would be impressed with this, but I'm certain it's only a good start in the right direction. I have high standards I'm told.
I bet this is good for at least 4 ugga duggas
better remember to not drive faster than your guardian angel can fly, cause shit goes bad really damn fast out there... there's a reason new cars have all wheel disc brakes and air bags everyhwere
rumor is that they swapped out rear end gears from 3.23 to 4.11, went for a drive, downshifted in a corner from 3rd to 2nd and back end broke loose, front end clipped a tree while going sideways and then spun it around and it hit a tree going backwards..
Summing up, because the state (state highway must be maintained by the state, right?) won't budget for maintenance of the water drain culverts, this one clogged up, and now cost about 12 million dollars to rebuild, delaying traffic for 5 or 6 months.
Seems obvious to me that a a couple hundred dollars of labor semi annually, or quarterly, would have prevented this.
illustration commemorating Phil Hill's 1961 Grand Prix World Championship showing Hill with his Ferrari, kissing a large number 1 that contains the names of venues where Hill captured podium finishes. The number 34 represents the number of championship points awarded to Hill.
10 inch long belt knife that was in the collection of Phil Hill, made to display the GM logo, and the Chevrolet logo... no idea what that's about, do any of you know?
San Diego used to be a place where a lot of racing was going on, it's got the right weather, proximity to Los Angeles celebs, etc... but must have become too expensive and unwelcome to racing businesses to be viewed as having any future in racing
Carlsbad Drag Strip, Torrey Pines, Coronado Speed Fest, racing at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (Carroll Shelby raced there) they're all gone. Of course, it could also be a problem related to overcrowding residential neighborhoods that are anti noise.
To get a look at the many race venues, and some of the famous people involved,
Phil Hill's racing helmet worn during his first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans just sold at auction for a ridiculous $193,750
Thursday, February 25, 2021
I'm guessing that the other eye, the one that appears to be a "black eye", is the clever way to acknowledge the cars demolition derby use. I find that really damn clever
1911: Celebrating the arrival of the Pacific Electric Railway in San Fernando Valley.
the 1964 Ford Econ-O-Line known as the Collins Van by ham radio operators, as it was the mobile show room that toured the country for 2 years advertising the radios,
Without mass social media sharing, would people learn of scams like this? There was something similar to this a couple years ago, and thanks to things like email and Facebook, the word got spread pretty fast so people wouldn't fall for it
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Iggy Pop, whose parents lived in Detroit, was hanging out with David Bowie, in Berlin, over an auto parts store, and while waiting for Starsky and Hutch to start, Bowie picked up his son's ukulele and roughed out 'Lust For Life".
Seems like a mix of stage coach, station wagon, and bus
Pan American World Airways was founded by two US Air force Majors. In 1927 it began an airmail service between Key West Florida and Havana Cuba and was the United States’ first scheduled International flights.
I'm pretty sure that GM had many more... spark plug, generator and alternator companies, brakes, etc
it's very very rare to see a top up over a rumble seat, and I guess it's due to the fact that's it's going to probably just catch a LOT of air, and get ripped off the car
Henry Js were small enough to fly in that small airliner? I'm impressed, you can't see the grease it took to get them to slide in and turn to get aligned front to back
no doubt colorized by the always impressive "Imbued with Hues" facebook page artist.