Just A Car Guy
Cool things with wheels since 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2023
I just learned there is a high speed rail project from Washington DC to Boston... but they haven't replaced the old freight tracks yet, and high speed trains aren't going to work well at high speed on crappy old tracks, and for 2 billion dollars, they saved one hour travel time
Amtrak’s $2 billion effort to replace its fleet of Acela express trains on the Washington-to-Boston corridor has hit a foreseeable snag: The...
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
The college football team, Georgia Bulldogs, have had an oddly large number of players busted for reckless driving and high speed tickets. 9 in the last 14 months.
receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint busted 90 in a 45 Chandler LeCroy was speeding excessively, reaching 104 mph, just before a fatal crash Car...
Hagerty now has a weekly "original owner" article.... a new series showcasing people who bought a classic car new and still own it. The cars don’t need to be factory-original, just still in the hands of the first owner and still getting driven.
In the summer of 1969, Ray Eugenio was 19 in army service in Vietnam. He was stationed at the 29th Evacuation Hospital on an airbase and ord...
What can they do with a nice old train station when the train companies go out of business? This one was made into a library, and like the original train station, the roof is slate, the gutters are copper, and the doors are made of white oak
The Mount Pleasant Community Centre is in a restored historical Canadian Pacific Railway station that has been converted into a cultural fac...
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Monday, May 29, 2023
Crookston Mn has annual Ox Cart Days to celebrate the Ox carts that once plodded through Crookston on their way from Canada to St. Paul. They were the long-haul truckers of their day
The weeklong community festivities every August include kids lemonade stand contest, car cruise, kids tractor pull, smores fest, lip sync co...
Sunday, May 28, 2023
'53 COE truck made into a Futurliner tribute, made by the Dreyer & Reinbold Indy race team’s Carmel, Indiana, shop to use it for hospitality use at the Indy 500 and Indianapolis Colts games.
The legacy of the Dreyer and Reinbold family dates back to the 1920s with Reinbold’s grandfather, the legendary Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, a former...
Joel Wagener, made an ice cream van, and 2 of his children with Down syndrome help out on the truck children and community, because he realized that the truck offered a future for them after they aged out of the school system.
"At every stage, with special needs kids, you look towards the future and what's their life going to be like in the next phase,&quo...