using a tire with an excavators bucket and thumb while making stupid noises on video and pinching the tire shut, creating a mouth appearance
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Covered bridges aren't common, but an unusual one is in Prestonsburg KY, on the paved Prestonsburg Passage Rail Trail. The trail is open to pedestrians, bikers, and horseback riders and is built in a former railroad bed.
for some reason Hemmings's writer Dan Strohl made an article listing some of the 50s abandoned VW vans, by video link, instead of just letting the Hemmings readers know that I'd collected them long ago
I posted them a with a link named "resurrection of a too far gone VW" https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/resurrection%20of%20a%20too%20far%20gone%20VW
the Hemmings article didn't even mention the ones that didn't have a You Tube video, like the one in Greece, and Pakistan. But, since the forest finds, the swamp van, and the helicopter rescue van were all video recorded, there's a good amount of entertainment in those few.
But I have a compulsion to be competitive, and to do the best and most thorough reporting on a story like the rescued vans... so, I didn't avoid the ones that didn't have a video. Would you? Of course not. Silly Hemmings. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2022/02/13/volkswagen-type-2-forest-rescue-videos Every article worth doing is worth doing thoroughly
The successful candidates will drive high-speed trains between the holy cities of Mecca and Medina after a year of training. It is the first time such roles have been advertised for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom.
I talked to my mom for the first time in a couple years, because I happened to be out for a walk, because I scared my Dr with how high my blood pressure is, because I suddenly came down with a case of old man problems, now that I turned 50.
Skin cancer, tinnitus, and diabetes - with a torn Achilles tendon a couple years ago. Nothing a modern mid life crisis isn't full of I suppose.
So I saw my favorite old antique store that I haven't been inside for a couple decades, so I went in for a look around, and 30 dollars and an hour later (so much for a sustained 30 minutes brisk walk for cardio) I was leaving the store with a pair of unusual 6x8 convex glass reverse painted novelty pictures that I got my mom to add to her handful of collected pieces.
So, 20 minutes of concentrated effort and research, and bingo bongo bango. There once was a dentist in Benton Harbor Michigan (mom grew up about 40 miles away) who in the early 1940s made this nice novelty art. I was able to learn his 1st, middle and last name, and his wife and her maiden name, even his brothers name and college class year ('26) and when he was in business, and when that ended.
Darn it, no one has made a nice little blog post about him, described his business, etc. His wife patented several design for picture frames by the way. The company was named Colef Glass Picture Company, and later changed to Benton Glass Picture Company when they incorporated in Cleveland Ohio in 10/03/1947
I've liked the looks of the 914 for a long time, BECAUSE it's more VW than 911/356. Here's a rare one, a street version of the 914/6 race car
I think these racing stripes are perfect, carrying the black bars from the front bumper along the car longitudinally to equalize the lateral black pieces, but inverted from the side stripe design.
This car then received Koni front struts, 911 S brakes, and a staggered set of wider, and GT-specific 15-inch Fuchs alloys in order to be a camera car for a 1973 Porsche commercial
What makes this particular 914/6 even more special is that it was owned for a decade and a half by Erich Strenger, the first art director for Porsche’s official magazine, Christophorus
Friday, February 18, 2022
ready to mount complete B Body suspension and chassis design is rolling out from St George Utah, Speedtech
No price mentioned, it's probably scary high
Government information pamphlet on using your car for escape and protection in a nuclear attack. Copyright 1955.
106ft long weighing 856,000 pounds generating 6,000hp. C&O turbine, the last gasp of steam, a traditional boiler spinning a steam turbine, turning a generator to power traction motors
coolest thing I've seen today, what a fan! He made Karcocha a t shirt, AND a matching license plate!
it has been a couple years since I discovered Karcocha, but, he's made a lot of videos in the past couple years, so there are many to catch up on... you might not recall the videos I've posted that he made a couple years ago, but he is an extra ordinarily talented performance street artist / comedian.
celebrities, actors, and comedians were given a Friends Of The Police card for performing at the Shrine Auditorium for the LA police
Thursday, February 17, 2022
In 1967, the Monangahela Railroad purchased seven A-units and two cabless B-units, the last remaining units from the retired New York Central fleet. By 1971, all but two of the units, 1205 and 1216, had been cut up. The final pair were to be scrapped in 1974, but were saved when the Delaware & Hudson purchased both units from the scrap dealer. They were used in freight service and in passenger excursion service on the D&H until late 1978, when they were purchased by Illinois-based Castolite Corporation. The pair was leased for use on the Michigan Northern in 1979, where both units suffered mechanical damage (broke crankshaft on one and a grounded-out traction motor on the other by all reports) and have reportedly been stored since 1981 on the Escanaba & Lake Superior, inside a warehouse that is inaccessible to the public. The units have been photographed outside of the building as late as 2012, with roofs and prime movers removed.
four 911 GT2 RS models, and 33 other Porsches, were aboard a cargo ship destined for buyers in Brazil in 2019. It sank off the coast of France. Right now, a cargo ship with Porshes, VWs, Audis and nearly 200 Bentleys continues to burn off the coast of Portugal
Thank you Don!
I've now had a 1969 Coronet for 27 years, and been pondering what style of rims would look best on it... way back in 95 I got my Super Bee a set of Weld Street Stars, and my R/T came with stock Magnum 500s
these examples of 1969 Coronets are not mine, they simply show what a 69 Coronet looks like with the rims I like, and will someday pick from
So, favorite rim designs I like, and am most likely to choose from are Keystone classics, slotted mags, Cragar SS, factory steel, dog dish hubcaps on factory steel, factory recall rims, slotted mags and Torque Thrust D
I think the Keystones look best, what do you think? And I'm not rushing out to buy rims. But someday I'll be upgrading the rims and tires so there's more contact patch, especially on the front tires.