Tonkin's Shelby sales were strong. He was ranked number 12 all time.
Tonkin sold 8 1965 Shelbys and followed that up with 23 cars sold during 1966, Tonkin increased his 1967 Shelby sales to 43 cars. http://www.thecoralsnake.com/Tonkin
Brazil's economy runs largely on road transport and the strike to protest rising diesel prices was beginning to have serious consequences, with highway police reporting blocked roads in nearly all of Brazil's states.
Eliseu Padilha, chief of staff for President Michel Temer, told reporters in Brasilia that several unions that represent truckers agreed to suspend the strike for 15 days to give all parties time to negotiate a solution to rising fuel prices that drivers say has cut deeply into their earnings.
The airport in the capital of Brasilia allowed landings only by planes that carried enough fuel to take off again.
In Rio de Janeiro, only about two-thirds of the city's buses were running Thursday
The Brazilian Association of Meat Industry Exporters said dozens of meatpacking plants were idling because of the strike, and 1,200 containers carrying beef for export were not being loaded on ships each day. Brazil is one of the largest exporters of meat in the world.
Jorge Martins, owner of an orange distributer, said he hadn't had a shipment in days.
Truckers complain that rising diesel prices have cut deeply into their income and are demanding relief from the government. Diesel prices are being pushed up by rising world oil prices and Brazil's falling real currency.
On Wednesday night, the lower house of Congress rushed through a bill to eliminate a tax on diesel through the end of the year. But the Senate still had to approve it.
Truckers rejected the Wednesday decision by the state oil company Petrobras to reduce diesel prices at refineries by 10 percent. The company said the measure would last for 15 days and give the government time to negotiate an end to the strike.
"The government thinks truckers are illiterate and can't count," said Vicente Reis, who has been driving for 20 years. "In 2018, there has already been about a 25 percent increase in fuel prices. And now they want a 15-day freeze with (a reduction of) 10 percent. Truckers know how to count, Mr. President."
when he spotted this ’55 Nash on eBay, he hit the “buy it now” button. The car was soon delivered to the Nickey gasser shop, where he and Randy Schmitt build all the straight-axle cars for Nickey. The Nash sat for months, inspiring much discussion and many concerns about whether it was even practical to make a unibody Nash into a real gasser. Tinberg issued the challenge to Schmitt, and after some head scratching and a few dozen sketches on the garage floor, the plan came together.
using a fat wheel and a wheel mounted disc brake, the control is simple and easy, and it's got to make getting someone out of a mountain trail or skiing hill a lot easier than carrying them down on a stretcher
or switching to an atv wheel for use in sand dunes, snow, etc
and attachable hand holds, adjustable litter control handles
and if this variation from the usual rated G for General Audience, and Pixar loving Disney respecting content mystifies you, well, remember this: I am just a car guy, that's even the name of this website you are looking at, and I rarely find any hardcore car guy gear head knuckle dragging grease monkey MM (SS) funny shit to share... when I find it, I share it.
I do not like that to replace them you have to buy a god damn special socket though. That's just bad design. Make it a big ol socket if you must, even one that just won't have any other purpose than to be a pencil holder, or paperweight, or cupholder. But at least it's going to have a purpose that isn't a single function that you'll only EVER use once when upgrading or replacing the ball joint on your ol Mopar. Seriously, it's been over 20 damn years since I had to pay for that damn thing, and I've never even met anyone that has done a upper Mopar ball joint that i could GIVE that damn tool to.