Saturday, July 31, 2021
Glenfiddich previously sold the residue from its whisky production process to farmers for cattle feed, now recycles its waste products as fuel for its fleet of 3 modified delivery trucks, which are tasked with transporting whisky from the company's distillery
A WW2 pilot had a scooter he used for rides around the countryside he liked so much, he smuggled it back to the states, a vintage Salsbury Model 72—one of three known to exist, and the only one remaining with military markings.
Charles H. Harbaugh enlisted to fight in World War II at the age of 18. He was part of the D-Day invasion and fought at the Battle of the Bulge and became a C-47 pilot in the 27th Air Transport Group, and took part in the Berlin airlift after the war.
His grandsons found that scooter in pieces in boxes on his farm
someone collected 1934 Fords until about 50 years ago. Never did anything with the half dozen cars and trucks, until recently - he decided to sell them. That IS an investment plan for retirement
the Malle service station in Pittsburg Kansas was in business for almost 100 years, and yesterday, the 4th generation retired and closed up shop after 42 years on the job. Thanks Bob L !
“I’m closing the business, I’m retiring, my family’s been here for 97 years.” Says Malle.
“We’ve survived a lot of things, from the depression to the pandemic, the worst recession this country’s had, we’re survivors.” Says Ed Malle, Malle’s Service and Tire Owner.
my mind was just blown. I wrote a story on Facebook, and a classmate of mine from 31 years ago, "liked" it, I recognized his name, and BOOM! I found a classmate from our Navy days in Orlando, in 1990. But, get this, on his block, is a woman who has in her garage, this restored 69 Road Runner, with a cool story
How crazy is that?
Friday, July 30, 2021
the 1980 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser that Tom Hanks owned is coming to auction
Ford is auctioning a WASP themed E Mustang SUV at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis.
Pavel Malaník, is a wedding photographer, and in his spare time, he built a magnificent replica of the 1909 Torpedo motorcycle, piece by piece, because the original, a prototype, was built as a one off promotional model and the whereabouts of the original, if it still exists, is unknown Thanks Kim!
is actually two conjoined V-Twins from Trojan & Nagl, the company that built the original.
If that's not impressive enough, he also built this:
Why do airplanes not have more wings longitudinally? Back in WW1, they had 2 or 3 latitudinally...
and in todays news, the NHRA realized it's time to get out of California. They moved to Indianapolis. The NHRA office building in Glendora is now for sale.
the daughter of a taxi driver, 5th of his 6 kids, is the 1st Philippine citizen to win an Olympic gold medal in the history of the Philippines involvement in the Olympics, and is going to receive incredible rewards. Compliments and congrats to weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz!
Philippine officials and business tycoons have offered more than 40 million pesos ($800,000) in cash. Others have pledged a residential condominium unit in an upscale district, a vacation house in a resort city south of Manila, a new van and free gasoline, as well as free commercial flights for life.
She used to carry water containers in both hands, each weighing five gallons, back and forth. She was eight years old then, a grader at the public Mampang Elementary School.
here's what I just learned about Yenko Camaros: They're factory built, and Yenko only added decals. So... why the hell is anyone paying a 1/4 million dollars for one? You can make your own for half that, or less
Jack Douglass Chevrolet, outside Chicago in Hinsdale, Illinois, was one of the 36 dealers across the country selling 427 Yenko Camaros.
“In 1969, I remember ordering two loads of cars from Don directly. They came five to seven cars per carrier,” Douglass told Muscle Car Review in the 1980s.
“While my employees were prepping one of these cars, they found the original Central Office Production Order (COPO) paperwork inside. A close examination indicated that about the only thing Don Yenko had done was put 3M vinyl tape graphics on them, along with a few badges.”
Two members of the Atlanta Police Department are off the job after video proves a police officer kicked a handcuffed woman in the face, because? She spit on his shoe.
Police learned nothing from George Floyd's death on video, as they nonchalantly kick a black woman in the face, on video.
Like I've said many times, if you see police, record them on video, as they are going to do something unprofessional, and illegal, and your video will be the only evidence the victim has.
It's the only way to get bad cops fired.
And hey, if you have an awesome cop experience instead? As rare as that is, I'll post that in fast moment.
this shit has got to be stopped. Big effing police being brutal to unarmed, handcuffed, non violent citizens - has got to stop.
The police union isn't going to stop it.
The mayors and city councilmembers aren't going to stop it
the police chiefs don't give a shit, and the cops standing by when these assaults happen, don't do a damn thing to keep their co-workers in check.
BMW was fined 372.8 million euros by the European Commission, which has dropped most of its charges of antitrust violations for pollution cheating devices
the European Commission states “that there is no indication of collusion between the parties relating to the use of prohibited defeat devices to manipulate exhaust gas tests.”
So, why doesn't the news state what caused BMW to be fined a fortune larger than the GDP of over 100 countries?
Compliments to Max Grundy for landing an account with NAPA!
Thursday, July 29, 2021
This past May, Lee Burnett drove 1,073 miles across Nebraska and back in his 98-year-old Model T from his home to the Wyoming border over the course of five days, with a total of 36 hours of driving and 61 gallons of gas
Burnett purchased the car for about $4,500 in 2019 when he retired.
After purchasing it, Burnett began refurbishing the Ford and finished just in time for his father Wallace “Wally” Burnett’s 94th birthday
https://wahoo-ashland-waverly.com/community/ceresco-man-treks-across-state-in-1923-model-t/article_65fa016e-efb7-11eb-b4e2-8b566e5bc4b1.html for the rest of the story
barnfind Messerschmitt KR200 in a warehoused collection of WW1 and WW2 vehicles
Shirley Temple's "Dreyer Junior Racer" gas powered car, was built by Floyd "Pop" Dreyer in 1933 and given to Shirley by fellow actor Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and now resides in a Florida gift shop, proving that it's impossible to predict where cool vehicles can be found
The Bubble Room Emporium houses a handful of antique exhibits.
There is a working, cast iron shooting gallery from the Oceanside Pier in California from the early 20th Century, a wooden carousel board hanging above, a 1919 fortune teller machine that also still works.
While these pieces are not for sale, an area of the shop is filled with large collectable-quality antiques that are priced to sell.
There is a Chris Craft coin-operated boat ride and 1950s dime-operated Ride the Space Ship ride, motorized Citron and Austin J40 mini-cars, a Clark Jewel cast iron range, two Wurlitzer jukeboxes, a mini shooting gallery, claw machine and more.
André Becker’s carriage collection went to auction, and there were some of the rarest, most exceptional carriages, that exist outside royal collections. Thanks John R!
but the 3D look around the warehouse with the entire collection is pretty cool too: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=BAwMwC69uKJ&fbclid=IwAR2e_9Rw3yH0RfjOuhVXYYydQFxay73CRGmrLC34JY0OVljibS3-5ilmXi0
It's been a while since I've seen a photo of a '42 De Soto with hide-away headlights
In October of 1942, Maxwell Super Service Station, 910 Puyallup Ave., really offered its customers super service. Nine women attendants rushed out to take care of a 1942 De Soto convertible (with hide-away headlights!) that had stopped for gas.
when people park in a way that upsets smart people, the car is likely to get moved, one way, or the pallet jack way
see the video at https://www.luisonte.es/post/657888375207034880/parking-asistido
By the way, happy 10th blogiversary to luisonte.es !