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Road/Show: Hoonicorn V2 is American exceptionalism in car form.

Gotta be kidding. My eyes.

10/14/16 • 01:36 PM • Vehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Fiat 1500 6C Barchetta, born from the wind.

Somehow, that front end looks a little bovine to me. Surely a design standout, but not to my taste. I’d put my head above the windscreen and start ‘mooing’.

10/14/16 • 10:41 AM • DesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DYT: Why Did A Millionaire Winch An F1 Car Up An Apartment Block?

To hang it from his ceiling. Upside-down. Butofcourse!

10/14/16 • 10:30 AM • GeneralSportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: New Jersey Transit, a Cautionary Tale of Neglect.

In the 1990s, New Jersey Transit was riding high. Its ridership was increasing, and its trains were new and running on time.” Who comes up with this stuff? Um ... NO. Not new. Not running on time. I stopped commuting in the mid-‘90’s. Overcrowded, miserable. It was better at the turn from ‘80’s to ‘90’s. The tracks were always in terrible shape. The bridges around Newark, an embarrassment. The concrete ties would shatter if the Amtraks went too fast, so they had a speed limit. The wooden ties, you could pull the spikes out with your bare hands. Some had probably been there since the turn of the last century. NJ Transit *always* needed a ‘sugar daddy’. Christie pulled it away, in good Republican fashion, and now you’ve got people dead. This isn’t hard to figure out.

10/13/16 • 06:16 PM • HistoryPersonalPoliticsTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: This is Porsche’s first race car, returned to its prime.

Makes me start singing the theme song from “Casper the Friendly Ghost.”

10/13/16 • 09:53 AM • DesignHistoryVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hemmings: “Bombshell Betty,” the 165 MPH 1952 Buick Super Riviera.

To be auctioned. I was privileged to photograph it at Concorso the other year. It’s a fantastic vehicle. The engine note is not to be forgotten.

10/12/16 • 12:59 PM • PhotographySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The Ferrari 275 GTC, queen of competitions.

And one of Denise McCluggage’s favorite NART drives.

09/30/16 • 11:11 AM • ArtsDesignHistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: New Jersey train crash - critical injuries reported in Hoboken – live updates.

Train never stopped, apparently hit end-of-track bumper in the station at cruising speed. Only worse situation would be a head-on, or a head-on in a tunnel. I cringe to think of it, after riding the rails to NYC for thirteen years.

09/29/16 • 09:39 AM • GeneralNewsTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DYT: Teens In Britain Are Taking Driving Lessons In BMW Supercars.

Hope she took the shoes off. Otherwise, fail.

09/17/16 • 09:33 AM • TravelVehicles • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Zagato’s Fiat-Abarth 1000 “Record Monza”.

Looks more like a bug than ‘The Bug’ [VW].

09/14/16 • 10:02 AM • DesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: MH370 search - New debris in Madagascar includes ‘burnt parts’.

Another opportunity to show us the same old maps again. And to reiterate, it’s worse than trying to find a needle in a haystack.

09/12/16 • 09:33 AM • HistoryTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

c|net: Porsche’s 2017 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in rocks 31 miles of EV range.

“Rocks”?!! *Cough*. That won’t even take me food shopping on an average day, much less get to a client location and check my PO box.

09/09/16 • 11:58 AM • EnvironmentalTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The Fiat 8V Elaborata Zagato, the American bet.

Love the dint in the roof ... though I’d probably hate it from a driver’s perspective. Another one I’ve not seen before.

09/09/16 • 09:23 AM • DesignHistoryVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Giovanni Patrone’s Italian ocean liners.

Ocean liners are some of my fave vintage posters.

09/08/16 • 09:46 AM • ArtsHistoryTravelVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Air Force, Running Low on Drone Pilots, Turns to Contractors in Terror Fight.

You mean Flight Simulator’s not enough?

09/05/16 • 03:45 PM • GeneralPoliticsTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: Toyota’s 40 Series Land Cruisers come back to the States.

Want. I’d love an ICON, but not at their price point.

09/05/16 • 01:12 PM • PersonalVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Airlander 10 crashing into the ground cardington shed airship.

Bounce, more like. Doesn’t look like the cockpit/passenger section ever contacts the ground, just the blimp nose. Inexperienced pilot, methinks. I suppose it responds even more slowly than a conventional blimp ... though I saw no last-minute recovery attitude adjustments.

08/24/16 • 09:18 AM • GeneralTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: The Couple Who Worked as Truck Drivers Together.

I just sit on my butt and turn the steering wheel, but gross over a thousand dollars a week. You can’t say I’m lazy, can you?

08/18/16 • 05:41 PM • GeneralHome & LivingTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Steampunk Vehicles/SpeedWeek.

Lotsa photos. Pagination at bottom of design.

08/15/16 • 12:33 PM • GeneralVehicles • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Return of the Cafe Racers: Gear Review - Ruby Helmets Castel.

$1200 buckeroonies? Sheesh.

08/15/16 • 10:50 AM • ConsumptionDesignTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

c|net Roadshow: You can buy one of Elio’s three-wheeled ‘cars’ for $7,000*.

Of note. Turn down the video upon visiting.

08/12/16 • 02:12 PM • ConsumptionDesignVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DYT: Discover The Abandoned Orient Express Train In Belgium.

More artful, beautiful rust.

07/30/16 • 10:46 AM • TravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: The best of the Monterey auctions

Here’s your car, Emmett. Not exactly perfectly art-deco, but close enough. Gorgeous.

07/29/16 • 02:00 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Whey to go - 17th-century cheese found in Baltic wreck

But in the Kronan’s case, the blast was so powerful that pieces of the ship were scattered over a wide area of seabed. Fishing nets, minesweeping and the forces of the sea have added to the dispersal.” Given the fact it’s a bit ripe, maybe someone ... cut the cheese. Explosively.

07/29/16 • 01:20 PM • HistoryScienceVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Italy’s funiculars - wonderful all the way to the top.

Love these things.

07/27/16 • 10:23 AM • HistoryTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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