Saturday, August 14, 2021
some women think men don't show their emotions enough... probably because they aren't hanging out with us when we score a barnfind, and give it a second life
its interesting to see the cross country endurance runs that were used to demonstrate how reliable the cars were, and who they chose to drive those, and what routes they chose. This ad for Packard had all three, easy to see
the opinion on IMDB is that this was custom built for the movie
just a month after their president was assassinated, Haiti is surely in a mess.
Built in 1910 by O'Grady-Anderson's of Winnipeg, Manitoba, this massive Gas Traction Company Model B is now the sole survivor of her production run and thought to be the oldest surviving operational Canadian built agricultural tractor in existence.
Friday, August 13, 2021
a founding member of the Museum of Bus Transportation (which recently merged with the AACA Museum) just donated his collection of 5,000 bus models to the museum. I bet they all saw that coming.
What began as an office decorating project turned into a collection of more than 5,000 toy and model buses ranging in age from 1915 – the present. John has become one of the foremost authorities on model buses in the World.
Philip Johnson, (one of my favorites) director of the MoMA’s department of architecture and design, wrote in the exhibition catalog: “Automobiles are hollow, rolling sculpture, and the refinements of their design are fascinating. We have selected cars whose details and basic designs suggest that automobiles, besides being America’s most useful Useful Objects, could be a source of visual experience more enjoyable than they now are.”
The vehicles selected for the 1951 showcase were a 1949 Cisitalia, 1939 Figoni et Falachi-bodied Talbot, 1937 coffin-nosed Cord, 1930 Mercedes-Benz Model SS, 1939 Bentley, 1941 Lincoln Continental, 1948 MG TC, and 1951 Willys-Overland Jeep
one of the two Mack dump trucks that built Hoover Dam are still around. The restored one is painted red and the other, is in the Campo, California rusty truck museum, the Motor Transport Museum
I was at the museum 8 years ago, and didn't hear about it, but Roadtripper Sanna Bowman was just there last year and learned about it. Didn't get a photo of it though.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
1966 Shelby GT350, SFM 6S089 was converted to R spec, and later caught the attention of Stirling Moss in 1992, who bought it for vintage racing, starting with the Targa Tasmania
Moss purchased SFM6S089 in 1992 and first raced it at the Targa Tasmania with his wife Susie as co-driver, where they won their class, the Classic Division B7 for Touring and GT cars over 4000cc. He raced the Shelby in vintage competitions all across Europe, including at Silverstone in 1995 and 1996. In later interviews, he noted he was particularly fond of the car’s handling. Moss owned and raced the car until 1999.
It was at the 2007 Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance in Seabrook, Texas, that Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby and their wives were guests of honor, and Shelby himself drove the car up on stage. Shelby announced that the car would hereafter be known as “The Moss car,” and Sir Stirling Moss made it official by signing his name inside the trunk.
Well, for the right price, Shelby would appear at any car auction and help boost the highest bid with some personal touch, story, etc. Most every celeb attending an auction to help raise the price is there to make some extra money, why not?
a Maryland resident ignored warning signs and cones, drove his Cadillac right through them, into a two-lane wide sinkhole caused by a broken water main
This is not cool, it is news though, that I think it's necessary to put out there. It's a sorry and sad situation that illustrates the strange people we share the roads with. Someone is printing Nazi masks, and doing door to door sales at gas stations to stock their shelves with them
in Ft Lauderdale Florida, a gas station had these on the shelves.
They were bought up, and tossed in the garbage, but the news has spread the word so you're aware of what's going on out there, which doesn't represent the brand of gas sold at the pump, nor does it reflect on the station manager, or cash register attendant.
It's simply opportunists making a variety of mask designs, selling them in bulk to the station, which simply exists to profit on sales in the store, as the margin on gas profits is slim.
So, that's the news folks, it's a sad situation indeed. But I thought you ought to be notified.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Ruxton, painted with stripes at the factory so they stood out among all other cars parked near them, they were only made for 2 years, the majority were assembled at the Moon Motor Car Company of St. Louis, some were assembled at Kissel, only 96 were made in total
if you'd like to read about them: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/automobiles/collectibles/remembering-the-ruxton.html
this years Goodwood Revival is going to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 1946 victory parade with 150 military vehicles, from tanks to motorcycles
I don't know what artist to credit for this cool piece of art