Saturday, June 18, 2022
It looks like a 70 or 71 Camaro with a rear spoiler.
some people really are ignorant, lazy, frustrating, obstacles to the rest of the people on this planet
I don't know WTF the makers of the movie NOBODY was thinking when they fact checked the 72 Challenger engine size, after all, they did NOT call the engines in the early 70s by the number of liters.
There was no 4.9 liter Dodge engine, not that I know of in Challengers. This one has the hood scoops, and a badge, so, it's a 340 four barrel I think.
just because they're rich, does not mean they are smart... some jillionaire idiot in Florida had his million dollar collection under the flood line. That's just stupid and preventable
so, with the cost of fuel double the amount it was when Biden was elected, or triple, when does the cost of bussing the people who don't have cars, and moving the empty busses around on schedule, not cover the cost of the busses, the fuel, and the maintenance, without increasing the price of the tickets to where people who ride the city bus, those people who can't afford cars, or Uber rides, are unable to afford the bus ?
Just a side effect of decisions made at the highest level of government to shut down the nations oil production, (or make it unprofitable to produce more oil, drill for more oil, tranport more oil, than has already been accomplished) and allow BP, Shell, and other foreign oil companies record high billions of dollars in profits, per quarter, instead of arranging for 2 to 3 dollars per gallon of gas in the USA instead.
Just my take on it, yours may vary, and if you have it figured out different, that the current situation is better than it was, well, send me a link to YOUR blog where YOU write it up. I'll read it on YOUR site instead of my comments section, where I will delete anything you write, without reading it. So, if you waste your time typing a comment to THIS post, instead of typing on your OWN blog, you're wasting your time, not mine.
Friday, June 17, 2022
I'm not sure what it is about the Bucciali, but I think there's something about the hood to roof level ratio vs length of the car. 1931 Bucciali, body by Saoutchik
Masterpieces and decorative art from his estate fetched $86,810,521 at a Christie auction on June 14, the first auction of 63 lots sold out entirely, with 76 percent of lots selling above their high estimate.
Ever since nonprofit Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. (CCfK) established the Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance, Coach Dick Vermeil not only joined its board, but has participated every year in the event with his own 1926 Ford Miller Schofield Special sprint car, built by Bignotti
It belonged to, and was raced by, his father Louis Vermeil, a 1995 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee. His father fielded it from 1949-1954
Best known as a National Football League head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. Louis Rams (1997-1999) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001-2005), Dick Vermeil has a comprehensive and hands-on knowledge of Sprint Car Racing due to the fact that his father Louis Vermeil was one of the top Northern California car owners for 40 years.
Because his father worked in his shop on customer cars during the day and race cars late into the night – and his mother keep things going in that near-non-stop operation with good food and wine – the building was called the “Owl Garage.”
Louis Vermeil got interested in auto racing in the early 1920s when he saw such drivers as Jimmy Murphy, Tommy Milton, Ralph DePalma and Peter DePaolo turning laps at over 100 mph on the wooden boards of the 1.25-mile San Francisco Speedway in San Carlos.
The No. 7 was built in 1926 by Al Bignotti, who as a mechanic for his crew-chief brother George worked on six winning Indy 500 teams with drivers A.J. Foyt (1961 and 1964), Graham Hill (1966), Al Unser Sr. (1970-1971) and Gordon Johncock (1983).
And the old race car still has its original in-line, 4-cylinder, 200.5-cubic-inch Ford Model A Engine equipped with twin single-barrel Winfield Model SR Carburetors (which have good flow, atomization and adjustability), a WICO Model X Magneto and a Miller-Schofield Overhead-Valve Conversion Kit that help the four-banger produce an estimated 120 horsepower.
This cast-iron, detachable cylinder head is one of the most-celebrated of its era as it was designed in 1928 by legendary engineer and draftsman Leo Goossen for his boss Harry A. Miller – the wizard of Miller Engines and Racing Cars who conceived the idea – and the venture was funded by a group of businessmen led by George L. Schofield. Fitted with forged-steel rocker arms to actuate four intake and four exhaust valves, the Miller-Schofield unit – which was only made from January-December 1930 – has a 5.75:1 compression ratio versus the stock head’s 4.22:1 rating and it uses the Model A’s camshaft, push rods, forged-steel crankshaft and cast-iron engine block to triple the engine’s 40 horsepower.
My dad was in the Army, in Nam, from the mid 60s to either the late 60s, or 1970. He won't talk about it, won't tell stories, won't even say what his job was in the Army.
The toybox me and my sister used as little kids was his footlocker. I've still got that green Army footlocker, and on the top, in very dried out masking tape, is the address he sent it to when he was shipping. He once told me he'd sent back his sleeping bag, and a couple shotguns with the stocks busted off so they'd fit inside.
it looks like this