Saturday, November 25, 2023

thank you to Keith V for the early tip jar donation!


the CD and Superbee model are appreciated! Thanks Keith!

compliment of the day!

Hey Jesse!

You continue to amaze me everyday with a continuous stream of great content… you never slow down.


one of the most rewarding aspects of my favorite hobby (this one, what are you even asking for?) is learning interesting stuff all the time, everywhere, like this special color scheme for only the Alberta truck

not enough Oldsmobiles

oddly, there were 2 different replicas of the Fast and Furious Supra at SEMA, about a 100 ft apart

notice the above is on red carpet, the below, on gray carpet. 

the Button Foust Pikes Peak racer

If it ever gets off road, and has plenty of fuel, I bet it would be a bunch of fun

interesting 66 Stang


eye catching simple graphic made this truck stand out at SEMA


nice Riviera


nice use of the Flying Tiger motif


every Friday night the dailytimewaster.blogspot posts photos of country roads, here a few beauties from tonight

Friday, November 24, 2023

a 65 Falcon bought by Dillon Houck 6 years ago, when he was 12 years old, for 900 bucks, and fixed up in the years since

I think this is the 1st Dodge Magnum I've seen dolled up at SEMA

made his own electric wheelchair it looks like


recommending the movie Sisu for the WW2 military trucks, tanks, and sidecar - and the unbelievable action

During the last desperate days of WWII, a solitary prospector (Jorma Tommila) crosses paths with Nazis on a scorched-earth retreat in northern Finland. When the Nazis steal his gold, they quickly discover that they have just tangled with a legendary ex-commando

If you want to see the lead actor in another movie, I recommend Rare Exports. He is really fun to watch in action movies

saw in traffic after work on Wednesday, a VW Beetle chassis under there, but hey, pretty cool that someone is enjoying the commute

at SEMA I see a lot of trailers, but this one impressed me lot. No idea what it must cost, probably a lot more than I'll ever have... but it sure is well designed and well built

The Mount Emily Shay

The Mount Emily Shay was manufactured at the Lima Locomotive Works in Ohio in the 1920s. Shays are geared steam locomotives, specifically suited for mining and timber industries. While almost three thousand Shays were manufactured, only around 115 still exist today; even less are still operational.

The Mount Emily Shay went on long-term loan to the state of West Virginia beginning in the 1970s. The borrower restored the engine to working order (twice — it was damaged once due to fire), and the locomotive was operated on the Cass Scenic Railroad. In the mid-1990s, OHS, with the guidance, expertise, and help of train enthusiast Martin E. Hansen, recalled the locomotive from West Virginia to be of service educating and thrilling Oregon constituents. From several choices, the City of Prineville Railway was chosen as the new borrower/caretaker/operator of the Mount Emily Shay. From its return from West Virginia in 1994 to the present, the City of Prineville has housed and operated the Mount Emily Shay for excursions and fundraising programs.

The City of Prineville requested an end to the loan agreement, and, since OHS is not equipped to house nor operate a locomotive, the organization sought a new steward. A request for proposals was released in April, and the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation was selected to be the new owner of the Mount Emily Shay 

interesting principles of treating animals well, possibly based on the result of more peace and quiet, and public sanitation - resulted in public watering and feeding of stray cats and dogs, and watering of birds

According to Islamic culture, people should avoid being unjust to others, and it places animals' rights above human rights since it is possible to compensate for the wrongdoing to people by asking for their forgiveness; however, it is not possible with animals as they lack reason.

The Ottomans established foundations to feed street dogs and wolves in the mountains, provide water for birds on hot summer days and treat storks with broken wings or injured horses. They also built birdhouses in the courtyards of buildings such as mosques, madrasahs and palaces and placed water pans on gravestones for birds.

You can see plate-shaped stones that were placed in front of some old houses to feed street animals. The leftover food and bones are left on these stones for street dogs and cats. As dogs share these foods, they do not fight in the streets.

Similarly, the beggars were regarded as a public situation of helping those that were unable to change their circumstances, and so the Ottomans created "Sadaka Tasi" - the stone of donation". You enter your hand whether you're giving or taking and no one will no what you're doing.

Istanbul under Ottoman empire had 1400 public toilets while the rest of Europe had none