Sunday, December 17, 2017
one thing leads to another... the hot rod cozy coupe inspired a real build of a self powered oversized kids cart
this above image inspired a build, which was well done on a forum over a couple months http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/200167/little-tikes-crazy-coupe-video?page=1
but here's a fast look, if you don't want to read through the 8 pages
step 1, mock up a plan
then a chassis, front end and rear axle
start on the placement of the cab
the dive into engine, fuel, and brakes
exhaust and steering
and around this point, the many systems were tested out before getting to work on the body
skip to the 30 second mark. He's out of sight until then. Fuel, steering and brakes all work
and some finishing touches and work on the roof, to bring it up to the moment
a BMW club rallied up and got a collection the hell out of the way of the fires:
Saturday, December 16, 2017
it's like the bike version of the Sears christmas catalog
if you like that, try this 1969 Columbia catalog, with 2 or 3 times as many pages http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/11/columbia-1969-swinging-line-bicycle.html
Delivering to the tv show filming location, a couple replacement Chargers, the Boss Hogg car, and Uncle Jesse's truck?
Damn good looking car with the proper ration of rubber to rim on front and back wheels. Modern 20 inch rims and 35 or 40 series tires don't seem to look as good when seen in profile
an exhibition at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida to respect the astronauts lost when the shuttles Columbia and Challenger exploded, Feb 2003, and Jan 1986
these mementos of the astronauts reminds me of the incredible perfomance by the actors Sarah Cotter and Nathaniel Dunaway of Portal Theatre, in the play 73 Seconds, which is described as:
Time. Space. Disaster. Thirty-one years ago, seven astronauts boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger, and, for 73 seconds, flew into history while the entire world watched.
73 Seconds tells the stories of their lives, the media who covered the event, the children and teachers who watched it live, to the president who had to speak to the families and the nation.
73 Seconds is their story, a brief description of their bravery, wonder, motivation, and courage to set the goal of space flight as their life's achievement. https://www.portaltheatre.com/about-73-seconds.html It's stunning.
They’re at the Kennedy Space Center.
The nearly 2,000-square-feet permanent memorial, called “Forever Remembered,” is next to the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. It was designed to honor the two crews lost on missions STS-51L and STS-107, and to pay tribute to shuttle vehicles Challenger and Columbia.
The fuselage piece of Challenger is the first piece of debris available to viewing by the public. The Columbia came apart on re-entry over East Texas, and only 38% has been recovered
I just recieved a wonderful Christmas card from Professor Pau in Barcelona! It's the Michelin ad from exactly 100 years ago!
You may not recall what the significance is of Prof Pau in Barcelona, it's been a while since I posted about him, http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-michellin-mascot-bibendum-was.html he did a 4 volume thesis on the advertising of Michelin and Bibendum!
If you've only recently started reading along with this blog, take a quick look at this post, http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/03/bibendum-from-several-artists-always.html to see the astonishing variety of the ads that Michelin did 80-100 years ago with their rubber tube man, Bibendum, and you'll see why I'm a fan of the genre!