Friday, April 18, 2014

Chuck Norris wins again

the high school present car, that was taken away, and stored til the dad died... with only 5000 miles on it

Purchased by a North Dakota farmer for his daughter as a high school graduation present, it was taken away when the girl’s underwhelming academic performance returned her to the family farm after a brief stint in college. Carefully stored in the farmer’s barn, and forever off limits to his daughter, the car sat untouched until the man’s death in 1970. Then, the car had a mere 5,000 miles on the odometer; today, it’s racked up just 36,000 miles and is described as “entirely original,” down to the wood, chrome and carpeting.

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How Mexico break a teachers strike... but don't feel bad for the teachers, it seems that they are the problem

The teachers have marched through the capital at least 15 times over the last two months, decrying President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to break union control of education with a new system of standardised teacher testing that become law on Tuesday.

The teachers' demonstrations have slowed passage of Pena Nieto's education reform and the pace of his wider agenda of structural reforms, which seeks to reengineer some of Mexico's worst-run institutions, including the weak tax-collection system and underperforming state oil company.
The teachers are now trying to maintain pressure to protect their rights and privileges as the government puts the labor reforms into effect and reduce union control over teacher hiring and assignment.

Just like the UAW in the USA, unions have outlived their purpose, and become as corrupt as the corporations and companies that used to abuse workers.

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Bring racing back to Cuba... a movie preview of the Havana Motor Club

interchangeable parts are very cool... here's a transmission that is used in 11 different car brands, the Aisin AW55-50SN

2006-- Pontiac Torrent
 2004-- Chevrolet Equinox
2004 Saturn Ion
 2003--2005 Volvo
2002--2008 Lancia Thesis
2002--2008 Opel Vectra
2002--2003 Saturn Vue V6
2003-2007 Saab 9-3
 2004-2006 Nissan
2001-2007 Renault Laguna V6
2007-2008 Suzuki XL7

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and that's how you build a Porsche

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Good deeds by dash cam people

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Australia to England in a Fiat Multipla min color photos from an epic adventure in 1969.

the link at the bottom of this post is one to a website with a couple dozen photos of this trip across Asia and the middle east... very cool to see the sights from 45 years ago, before the tourists and scammers made it all so ugly

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Car makers lose money on cars, sometimes, it's factored in just as a part of advertising (VW Bugatti)

San Diego historical photos

the above is a Fageol, in Balboa Park

Above, Adams Ave Trolley Barn at Park Ave

Below, a maintenance trolley

above Del Mar train stop

Above downtown San Diego around 1886

Above, the Mission Beach Special

Above, the famous Mission Cliffs park

Above, and below, Pacific Beach

Above, Mission Valley looking West, late 1940s, early 50's

Above, 30th at El Cahon

Above, Alabama at El Cahon blvd

Above, Down Town San Diego, 1890s

Above, looking North from above Adams Ave into Mission Valley in the 1940s.. the loop of a road is Panorama Dr. In the upper left is Texas and what will become Interstate 8

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