Monday, November 20, 2017

Pebble Beach concours 2017

Glory days

the only Cobra delivered in orange, CSX 2409


Currently on display at The Cobra Experience museum near San Fransisco / Oakland

https://www.facebook.com/bigidol.org/photos/a.1167869513239599.1073741830.479755005384390/2072874276072447/?type=3


In the early 1970s, when Drew Serb was gravitating to Cobras, project cars fascinated him. He was not afraid to tackle cars that had been severely damaged or which others might consider written off. Buying a car like this, restoring it and then selling it provided money to buy others. Over the years he not only gained experience in Cobra repairs but amassed the kind of spare parts inventory that other owners dream about.

One of the aspects of the Cobra world that he slowly realized was that as the values of the cars went up, more and more of them were taken out of the public eye. A lot went in private collections. Unless the next generation of Cobra enthusiasts were able to see actual cars they would gradually lose interest in them. That was when he decided he would create a Cobra museum.

The museum is open the third Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

https://www.cobraexperience.org/

busting through lake effect snow in 1939

American Graffiti appreciation





Cincinnati public utility truck stolen with worker still in the bucket hanging Christmas decorations



City workers  were using the truck to put up holiday decorations for the city when Dennis Smith Jr. hopped in and drove off, according to police.

Security video recorded about 100 meters from where the truck was stolen shows the employee hanging onto the bucket, apparently trying to get into the bed of the truck.

The worker managed to call his office to report what was happening, WLWT reported. Another city worker called 911.

Cincinnati police used stop sticks to flatten the truck’s tires. Smith was arrested and charged with theft and kidnapping.

http://nbc4i.com/2017/11/17/cincinnati-utility-truck-stolen-with-worker-still-in-bucket/
http://www.wlwt.com/article/police-utility-truck-stolen-with-man-in-bucket/13794621

Darrell Davis, an author of over a dozen Mopar books (specializing in Max Wedge and Super Stock), and founder of the world's finest 1954 Belvedere collection, which he built a 1954 Plymouth showroom for


he sold the collection of 1954 Plymouths to Jim Benson, who has a Chrysler dealership in Greer South Carolina in early 2013


Darrell also built a replica of a Esso Servicenter



A former drag racer and a technical inspector for the National Hot Rod Association, he retired in 2001 as senior vice president for parts and service at DaimlerChrysler,


1959 fire dept training... but wow, the rigs coming out of the building

FDNY 1943

the Gyro X won the Dean Batchelor Trophy at Pebble Beach







Sunday, November 19, 2017

a 70s street freak version of a Vette

if you've tried most everything else possible, give this a shot too!

Judge orders New Orleans to refund three years of traffic camera fines; bill estimated at $28 million

the judge ruled that the city's decision to farm out the traffic enforcement program to the Department of Public Works at the onset of the program in 2008 violated the City Charter, and that the city therefore must repay all traffic camera fines issued from January 2008 to Nov. 3, 2010, according to plaintiff's attorney Joseph McMahon.

A spokesman for Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration said Friday night that the city plans to appeal the ruling, and that people shouldn't expect to see refunds of their $110 ticket payments anytime soon.

Even if the city's appeal fails, McMahon noted, the city has a long history of leaving tens of millions of dollars in civil judgments unpaid for years.

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/courts/article_bb0e1a7a-cbe2-11e7-b17b-fb3da8139fd2.html

More cool stuff from Mike-thistledown.blogspot.dk

muscle car racing in New Zealand

it's been too long since I've posted some rig racing



WW2 Soviet heavy tank destroyer is said to have been lost in Ukrainian village. However, 65 years later, they did the work to resurrect it. Some things were built to last. Skip the 1st 9 minutes

they have some interesting airplane loading rigs

a variety of fun images from Mike-thistledown.blogspot.dk

cool wagon stroller