Saturday, February 09, 2013
Friday, February 08, 2013
All I want for my birthday is this great old Diamond T fuel tanker, a billion dollars, and someone that will take the money and restore it
http://www.renaudmarion.com/ and found because Pete is cool enough to share with us!
One of the popular exhibits at Rod & Custom car show here is this one seater Surfite, a surfboard-carrying vehicle dreamed up by comedian Ed Roth. Car can top 50 mph with its Austin Sidewinder engine of 4 cylinders, according to Roth, who claims it gets 50 mpg. Deep groove formed into right side is where surfboard fits snugly in place.
Photo by UPI
Ebay listing at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-original-press-photo-Ed-Roth-Surfite-hot-rod-showcar-surf-rat-fink-1965-/130847201053?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123
Thursday, February 07, 2013
1923 Mack AC Bulldog, dual chain drive and dualie tires... operable and restored. Stored for most of the last 70 years
What will a corrupt city government do to get your money in fines? Paint a handicap parking around your car, then tow your car, fine you, and get a cut of the towing and impound fines. Nice huh?
thanks Steve for the story! (he wanted me to see the cool tow truck (side forks that allow a narrow street parallel parked car to get hoisted onto the flatbed while parked beside it in traffic))
Here is the great part, it was all captured on a security camera across the street, and the car owner was smart enough to check for that. She's avoided the fines (total $365 USD) got her car back, an apology from the mayor, and publicly (using facebook) exposed this scam.
Full story here: http://www.timesofisrael.com/parking-debacle-turns-facebook-sensation/
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Everyone loves a big diamond right? This may be the largest Diamond T ever made (1954 model 921), or 2nd largest after the model 980 of 1943.
Hemmings just posted a 1943 model 980 which may be bigger and have a higher haulage rating: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/06/29/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1943-diamond-t-model-980m20/
Above, winner of Pikes Peak. 1922 I think the photo was captioned
Quite a car, I love the anchors on the front bumpers... Anheuser Busch Ginger Ale is on the lifering, which causes me to guess this was during the Prohibition time, and they were using the car to drive up interest and publicity
Above, Coney Island?
I've never seen a nose on a locomotive like the above...
damn, these are big locomotives!
Above are all images found in http://www.hagopgaragem.com/imagepassado.html