Saturday, September 17, 2022
to compete in the late 50s fin wars, Chrysler Australia went absurd, and bolted on optional wings, ON TOP of the wings the car was made with... called them Saddle Wings
a ‘pavement princess' left the safety of the mall parking lot, and as you must expect, immediately was unable to function as a actual truck? Why? Idiot owner installed a butt plug, oh, I mean a hitch that only served as a jeweled butt plug, never intended to tow a trailer
a prediction that didn't come true, though it was in the right field, from an advert in 1950 MoToR magazine
instead, they went with heated rear windows that have the very tiny wires that de-ice the back window
a small auction company I've never heard of has some cool stuff that has no bids, and only 13 days until the auction of Ron Vest's collection in Oklahoma is over (thanks Doug!)
1969 427 tri power 4 speed... https://www.freedomcarauctions.com/auctions/12342/lot/3624-1969-Chevrolet--Corvette-Convertible
6500 mile 2017 Z06 https://www.freedomcarauctions.com/auctions/12342/lot/3628-2017-Chevrolet-Corvette-Z06-Convertible-2D-
'48 Willys https://www.freedomcarauctions.com/auctions/12342/lot/3629-NO-RESERVE-1948-Willy's-Jeep
'64 Fairlane 500 with a 289 https://www.freedomcarauctions.com/auctions/12342/lot/3426-NO-RESERVE-1964-Ford--Fairlane
'69 H/O with the his n hers shifter, 455 @ 380hp
455, auto, PS PB with disc brakes https://www.freedomcarauctions.com/auctions/12342/lot/3660-NO-RESERVE-1969-Pontiac-GTO
Thomas Smith began the Smith Model A Motor Compressor Co when he realized how much air compressors were needed in industry, and construction, by rethinking junkyard Model As
T G Smith's day job at the Kentucky-Tennessee Power Company was instrumental in his realizing the various components of necessity:
Friday, September 16, 2022
Richmond Auctions sold a rare sign for over $1 million, it was found unused, in an attic, and came from a Muskegon company that only was in business between 6 to 24 months. It broke the previous record sign sale price of 440k, by 1.1 million dollars
Any place that has a '61 4020 John Deere behind the bar, and a '52 Chevy truck against the far wall, is worth taking a look at.
Lakeside Montana had a 1995 Crown Vic cruiser that was used for patrol for 13 years, and 15 years as a speed trap decoy with a mannequin appearing to be running radar in the 45 zone, where most people are doing 70
In the news, charter planes and busses were used this week by the governors of Texas, Arizona, and Florida... to make a hilarious political point, forcing the lefty liberal democrats who reside safe (and far North) of the USA/Mexico border (and the flood of 2 million illegals a year) to prove they can live with their immigrant welcoming rhetoric - because NOW the proverbial chickens have come home to roost
Following the end of World War Two, the French Air Force found itself with two military transports, the German Junkers Ju 52, which for a short while, was manufactured in France. The second aircraft was surplus American Douglas C-47 Skytrains
Neither were efficient for loading cargo, with side doors, so, in 1947, looking to modernize the military, France's competition for aircraft manufacturers to develop a modern medium-weight cargo aircraft resulted in SNCAN coming up with an innovative design that featured rear clamshell doors.
dammmnnnn! Those Fiat 500s were tiny! (an all caps for emphasis "TINY" is a contradiction, isn't it?)
A.L.I technology's Xturismo hoverbike made its US debut at the Detroit Auto Show, drawing comparisons to the speeder bikes of "Star Wars."
it only costs 3/4s of a million dollars for the Japan version, and no, they aren't going to sell those in the USA, their plan is to make a smaller version, electric... Yeah, that's not likely. Batteries weigh too damn much to power aircraft for the duration buyers will demand.