Saturday, January 21, 2023
some people are die hard Mustang, some are Camaro... but how can anyone see a 69 Super Bee and not think, that's a damn good looking muscle car?
Back in 1959, Wally Troy built his ideal sports car from scratch, with a tube chassis with aluminum bodywork, 3 spd, and dual quad 283. It's open-wheel design made it into Oct 1960 Hot Rod
The open-wheel, aluminum body was crafted by a talented, Springfield-based body man named Cecil Funk, with a silhouette that echoed exotic sports cars. Aircraft-style Plexiglas windscreens and Dayton wire wheels added custom-car flavor, and the car was highlighted in a four-page feature in Hot Rod magazine in October 1960
there is a website dedicated to speedsters, of all brands, by someone that wrote a book about the speedster style.
Friday, January 20, 2023
very small (1/125 scale) Hot Wheels vehicles produced in 1972. There were 8 different vehicles which were originally made for Shell Oil Company as a promotional item which one would receive after fueling up their car
water hazard in Caliente Nevada, some hit it full throttle, some pussy foot across... but it's a coffee and donuts video to me. At 1:15 it's clear that a lot of that water went into the carb, as it even lifted the hood...
In 1979, an excavating company owner bought four or five new Trans Ams as investments, one ended up at the Oct '22 Mecum. Now it's headed to get flipped at Barrett Jackson next weekend
New York made an effort to crack down on toll violations, and found one particular idiot, who hasn't bothered to register his vehicle, another idiot was found to have skipped past $57,000 in tolls, that have now caught up to him. It's probably cheaper for him to get a new car.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
there was so little traffic, and it moved so slowly, that they didn't care that a gas station was in the center of University Street, in Seattle, 1918
poster series by H.M. Bateman for Shell in the early 1920s, named Concentration, Recommendation, Discrimination, Determination
Did you hear about the awesome revenge story of how a guy returned home from work on Friday to find some house party person's car parked in his drive way?
"It is essentially impossible for a tow truck to come pull them out without property damage.
"Seeing this and the lack of street parking I took this as a cue to park right behind them in my driveway."
The man received a knock on the door a few hours later from the "entitled parker" demanding him to move his car so she could drive away - but he wasn't in the mood for any of that.
"Seeing as they were demanding, I informed them that I had been drinking and would not move my car," he added
"When the police knocked on my door, I was sure to grab a beer from the fridge before I answered to talk to the officer.
"I had informed him that after I got home I was unwinding and had been drinking and was in no shape to drive.
"At this point their hands were tied because they couldn’t tow her car out, I’m in no shape to drive, and I’m legally parked in my driveway."
Continuing his revenge, he informed the woman that he wasn't due back into work until Tuesday - so she was welcome to collect her car then.
Railroad service into Asbury Park began in 1875, but there was one problem, the station at Asbury Park was built on land donated by the Methodist Church, so trains could not stop within the city of Asbury Park on Sundays due to religion
The NY&LB began as a railroad between Elizabethport (in Elizabeth, Union County) to Long Branch, finished in 1875. The railroad was extended through the city of Asbury Park on August 25.
I've been wanting to see this for years, and this year I'm going to go for it on the Friday
The US DOT has released the NHTSA investigation findings of the Model S-caused pileup in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day. The accident in the Bay Bridge tunnel has occurred with Tesla's Full Self-Driving Beta mode active
is carpooling something that an adult and a baby can do? Or is carpooling, and using the carpooling and High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, something set aside for getting more drivers off the roads, and more cars... so, isn't using kids to get your carpool lane access, illegal? What about pregnant women? Why are motorcycles legally HOV lane users?
I may be wrong, but I think you can even pay for a carpool lane pass, and drive in those HOV lanes alone, as long as you pay the govt the bribe they require. I believe that's what the E Z Pass is.
Sigh... there just isn't anything simple until the method of using words, and their definitions, is agreed to by a society. Frankly, there are too many crazy morons in any country to set the fundamental foundation of communication in the basis of any societies commonality.
Two police officers are charged with extortion, stealing drugs, guns and cash, and soliciting bribes during traffic stops (what? corrupt, guilty as hell, and caught in the at?) "THAT'S the Chicago way!"
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
there's a new and effective way to give very specific directions to where you are, so someone can find you... regardless of where you are, in those typical circumstances where finding someone in a crowd is necessary, like, at a big outdoor event with no landmarks, such as concerts, Burning Man, race tracks, etc, or when you need a taxi to find you
here are some examples, and business associates above... because it's a lot easier to find a specific place, with a 10 foot square area location.
Postal zip codes are vague, street address searches drop pins in the center of buildings and many places, like entrances, parks and beaches don’t have an address. With what3words, you can find or share any precise 3m square in the world using just three words.
Like Burning Man for example
also there are obvious issues with street address names, because the English language and lazy govt workers all combine to result in problems caused by using the words Avenue, Street, Boulevard, Court, etc... so, it makes SENSE that using a grid system, that has a SIMPLE method that is easy to remember, and communicate, to designate a simple place. As someone that was using GPS coordinates in latitude and longitude, as a professional Navy quartermaster navigations type, I can tell you that it's just overly complicated to use lat and long to achieve a precise location on the planet... you need charts or maps that ALSO use lat and long.
What3Words doesn't. And, telling someone 3 words is a lot easier for them to hear, understand, and not forget or mistake, when you want them to know how to find a specific location.