clearly it's a rip off of the Camaro decal style, with the stripe across the nose
Saturday, February 05, 2022
it's interesting to see the concept / prototype versions of popular cars, and how the small details vary from concept to production
The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus was a bubblegum "supergroup" created by record producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffry Katz, consisting of various Super K Production groups. Probably the most cars ever on a album cover that weren't in a parking lot or aerial photo
For the first album, the fictitious concept was to take eight Kasenetz-Katz produced groups and bring them together for a "live" performance at Carnegie Hall on 7 June 1968. The roster included:1910 Fruitgum Company
Lt. Garcia's Magic Music Box
Teri Nelson Group
1989 Musical Marching Zoo
J.C.W. Rat Finks
St. Louis Invisible Marching Band
According to the inner gatefold cover's liner notes, the "supergroup" consisted of 46 members.
A SWAT officer, part of the Jacksonville Sheriff Department, who was fired last year for driving drunk to a gun range, was reinstated this week with the department at his old salary... the law enforcement dept with it's own zero-tolerance policy for on-duty officers being under the influence of alcohol
The police union had his back, and WANT drunk cops on the job.
Do you know how so many people say "a few bad apples" is all that the unlimited number of corrupt cops amounts too? Well, this is why they keep their jobs. The corrupt and unethical police union that wants even the alcoholic and drunk on the job cops back at work.
In September of 2020, due to pandemic-related budget cuts, Union Pacific laid off employees, including its railroad-only police force. Despite record profits in the billions in the last quarter of 2021. Thanks Bruce!
strange commercial for electric BMWs, they had star power, but no creative writing team to make use of Arnold Schwarzenegger's star power
Last month, Schwarzenegger teased the Super Bowl commercial when he shared an image for a mysterious project called Zeus on Instagram.
just when this 1970 Mach 1 was getting unwanted city attention because of their "junk cars" mandate, a young guy came along looking for a Mach 1 because his dad had a couple in high school... and bought it for only $2500. The owner since 97 had lost interest in working on it
In 1983, this Mustang was hit in the fender, and put in the garage until the owner got around to replacing the fender. It's still waiting.
I bet the over due registration fees have added up!
Todd Lozier is a descendant of Henry Lozier, the founder of the Lozier Motor Company. Todd has been able to keep one in the family garage for his family (kids) to be proud of their family automotive history
2016 Z51 Corvette offered as a reward for dog that went missing in Sept 2021. That's wanting your dog back really bad, but, likely far too long after the dog went missing. If the Vette had been offered up while the dog was still likely to be alive, the chances would have been far greater of success
the Kirchner family of Atlanta Ga have been looking for their 4-year-old Whippet mix, since September 2021 after she ran off during the family’s vacation in Hilton Head, SC.
The Kirchners have spent every day of the last five months trying to bring Marley home. They’ve set up a Facebook page for her, made signs for cars and bikes, and even set up trail cameras.
But after five months of rigorous searching, the Kirchners are running low on money and hope. So as a last-ditch effort to spark some incentive to have Marley returned, they are putting up a $4,000 cash reward and the title to Derek’s 2016 Corvette Stingray.
I think if they had sold the car, and offered the money it sells for as a cash reward, they would have much better chance of getting people actively interested in looking for the dog, just to get the 50 thousand dollars, or 60, whatever it's worth.
I bet private investigators, the unemployed, even local kids, would get out and look for the dog for 50 k in cash
not many people go to the extra effort to make a nice car and trailer combo, and this has a vintage 5th wheel Thanks 914 Driver!
I never had any awareness of the amount of metal work, dent removal, and ding repairs needed to fix brass band instruments, but it's pretty similar to hot rod work... even using bodywork hammers and an english wheel
I started reading hot rod magazines about 30 years ago, I don't mean looking through them in grade school, but actually reading them, and Ron Covell had an article in one, or more, of them at the time. He's one of the best, and dent removal was one specific article I recall.
This video shows several methods of dent removal, even the rebound method. I think the magnet and ball for the inside curve is dam clever.
he even uses a slide hammer when necessary https://youtu.be/EYe9jh4_94s
Friday, February 04, 2022
photographer Bill Ray, passed the opportunity to work for National Geographic, to work for Life Magazine as a staff photographer instead
he worked at some incredibly historic moments, Marilyn singing Happy Birthday Mr President, and Elvis going into the Army, Ray Charles at Carnegie Hall, Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen on the set of “The Thomas Crown Affair” in 1967, and both on- and off-field photos of the first Super Bowl.
He had 46 covers of Newsweek
3 time Olympic gold medalist Jean-Claude Killy, and Bernard Cahier, the famous Formula 1 photographer, drove a works Porsche 911 S to victory in the GT class in the 1967 Targa Florio
If the name Killy sounds like I've posted it before, it's because he was on tour with OJ Simpson https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2019/11/linda-emailed-me-and-wanted-me-to-post.html getting interviewed by Hunter Thompson.
Bernard is one of my favorite goofball characters, he was a gran prix photographer and photo bomber, and car salesman at Phil Hill's dealership, but might be most famous for handing Sir Moss a coke when Moss drove past at speed, on a hairpin turn https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-grand-prix-photobomber.html
As executive secretary at Yenko, in 1960, Mims started racing cars with friends from Yenko. She quickly became one of the top amateur race car drivers in the country, and Manager of Hi-Performance at Yenko Sports Cars.
Her career and involvement in Yenko led her to racing such cars as the Camaro, Austin Healey, MG, Corvette and Corvairs.She worked for Yenko Chevrolet and Yenko sports car division as executive secretary for both and was the liaison for design and production with the Yenko sports car division. They worked on performance for cars such as the Duece, Camaro, Nova, Chevelle, Corvair, and Yenko Stinger.
She worked closely with Zora Arkus-Duntov, Ed Cole and the pioneers of Chevrolet Racing. She coordinated parts delivery and car development of Corvette Race Cars in Canonsburg PA.
Mims freelanced as a writer for several car magazines, including Competition Press, Corvette News, SCCA’s Sports Car, and Sports Car Graphic magazines, among others.
She was a member of her SCCA Region’s Board of Directors, a driving instructor, and editor of the award-winning Region magazine, “Drift.”
She raced in the 12 hours of Sebring, and the 24 hours of Daytona with Suzy Dietrich and Janet Guthrie, in a Sunbeam Alpine
And, she was pivotal in creating the first corporate sponsored Corvette racing program, as explained in the video below, when she met the VP of Gulf Oil, Grady Davis
In November 1972, Mims participated in the third running of the official Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, as part of an all-female team in the Cannonball Run with teammates Judy Stropus and Peggy Niemcek.
Johnny Cash filled in an order form for a 1985 Peterbilt 359 extended hood, but never took delivery. He did spec it out though, but the factory didn't build it how he ordered it, they left off the deflector where his company name would be
Thursday, February 03, 2022
The Randy Stevenot No. 3. is an old circus train used by the Muppets for their world tour in Muppets Most Wanted.
In 1914 Henry Ford adopted a policy that no one applying for work at his auto plant would be refused on account of physical condition.
Izhar Gafni makes bicycles out of cardboard. The Israeli mechanical engineer can make a 20-pound bicycle that will support a rider of nearly 250 pounds, and its low-cost components make it unattractive to thieves
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
you'll see some really beautiful designs if you google image search Italian Ceiling Murals, or Baroque, or Renaissance ceilings
Charlie Wiggins was talented enough to race at the Indy 500, and build race cars, but he wasn't Caucasian, and the racists of the era wouldn't allow him. So, he was snuck in as a janitor, and worked on the 1934 Indy 500-winning car driven by Bill Cummings (thanks Ned! )
Sinking 1,000 NYC subway cars in the Atlantic to create a reef didn’t go as planned the 2nd time around... the 1st 1000 were carbon steel Redbirds, which didn't corrode. But the stainless steel Brightliners? Different construction method, which didn't withstand the ocean environment
built in 1912, its 150-foot-high arches meant that it was considered the highest concrete bridge in the world. And, this bridge in Pasadena is the only one of it's kind in California, it's curved
On gasoline, it could travel anywhere. No longer confined to the sound stage, it could travel with the production and shoot exteriors from city streets to deserts and mountains. And wherever the set was they could be set up to do all the things they had been doing on the stage or backlot including a six-wheel crab ability.
The company began life in 1945 as the Studio Equipment Company, where Leonard Chapman's father, Ralph, was one of the partners. Not only were they not "Chapman/Leonard" at that point, they weren't even "Chapman." Ralph was Ralph Terkanian, and his bride-to-be, Mabel Mahakian, sold some of her personal properties so that Ralph could buy out his partners.
Leonard was 11 when that happened, and a few years later, found himself at Los Angeles City College, using that engineering talent to modify a 1951 Studebaker for more power. A slew of scholarship offers followed upon graduation - including to MIT and Cal Tech - but Leonard stayed local and finished at UCLA. The newly-minted Bruin graduated in 1956, with honours in mechanical engineering, and then promptly went to work for his dad. Before the Eisenhower era was over, Ralph had changed his name to Ralph T. Chapman and Leonard followed suit, and thus Chapman Studio Equipment was born.
In that same 1956, director Cecil B. DeMille needed a crane that could deliver some of the epic shots he was envisioning for The Ten Commandments (DP Loyal Griggs). Ralph was flown to Egypt, and the result was cinema history - along with the company now having "C.B.'s" imprimatur.