Thursday, August 05, 2021
the Whalley Railway Viaduct train bridge, a unique example of Victorian railway engineering because of an unusual feature, the distinctive decorative brick infill that looks ecclesiastical and probably resembles the nearby 14th-century gatehouse of Whalley Abbey
red white and blue
1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas because charging their cars is a hassle.
Of those who switched, over 70% lacked access to Level 2 charging at home, and slightly fewer than that lacked Level 2 connections at their workplace.
"If you don't have a Level 2, it's almost impossible," said Tynan, who has tested a wide range of makes and models of PEVs over the years for his research.
Wednesday, August 04, 2021
In 1924, Lloyd Stearman, Clyde Cessna, and Walter Beech formed the Travel Air Manufacturing Company in Wichita, Kansas. How’s that for a who’s who of aviation pioneers? Thanks RLK!
Cessna provided the woodworking tools, although most of the construction was steel tubing. Stearman contributed designs; Beech ran the assembly line and demonstrated the models in air races.
I don't recall posting about the big-truck specialists of Pfahl’s Mack and Antique Truck Restorations
In all his time wrenching on big machines, Pfahl says there’s only been one that nearly beat him—a 1954 GMC Scenicruiser Greyhound bus. “We worked on that for seven years. It came in boxes. No motor, no transmission, no floors, no wiring. It was a million-piece puzzle and every piece was white. Took 25,000 hours and 45,000 rivets.”
https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/shop-takes-on-mack-trucks/Pfahl is restoring a 1939 Mack FG C-cab, it's rare (162 built, he knows of six still in existence, and only this one is still owned by the company that originally bought it) and I found one and posted photos of it 8 years ago http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-last-of-c-cab-mack-trucks-1939.html I wonder if it's one he knows about
an Australian rider crashed when his bars appeared to snap off during qualifying for the Team Pursuit at the Tokyo Olympic Games. He was at the back of the pack when he fell, so the rest of the riders on the team stayed clear of the crash.
Roger Willbanks first became interested in cars at the Denver car show, in 1940, when his big brother lifted him up on his shoulders for a better look at the Chrysler Thunderbolt concept car, and right then and there, he decided he would someday own THAT car. He now does.
Not just a car LIKE that concept car, he owns THAT car.
That's pretty amazing
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
this drunk 22 year old idiot lost his mind, punched a flight attendant, and yelled about how everyone was gonna be sorry because "his grandpa" etc. He got the "taped to the chair" result, and spent the weekend in jail
for a cleaner video of this, https://o-kurwa.tumblr.com/post/658532882882740224#notes
Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, was arrested Saturday at Miami International Airport and charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery, after two drinks while on the Frontier Airlines flight
everything about this dweeb is online https://heavy.com/news/maxwell-berry-frontier/
some one I mowed lawns for had one of these rotten Lawn Boys, in the 80s. It sucked
See how it has one wheel way out front on the far side, and one on this close side is mid way from front to back... that is not a good way to balance something you're pushing across an uneven yard.
on June 27th a a California Highway Patrol cruiser hit and run a 14-year-old boy, injuring him, and it was recorded on video. The driver fled the scene (thanks Kim! )
The boy was on a bicycle, in the street, crossing in traffic, at a car show when it happened. Luckily witnesses at the event not only saw what happened but recorded it as well.
After the officer's cruiser hit the boy, the police did not stop, they just kept moving.
The boy's shoulder was injured and he received a concussion
Several individuals tried to report the hit-and-run to other officers who were patrolling the area, but not a single officer would take a report.
1964 Rambler Marquesa show car
in Terry Gales' car collection known as Rambler Ranch that I posted about in 2009, and 2014 https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2009/03/worlds-largest-collection-of.html but the above link to the Drive's article shows a lot more of the collection