Saturday, October 03, 2015
Old guys connecting with young guys while fixing up a Duster for SEMA, and during the build, learning a lot from each others generation
This awesome group is all about getting the local kids in their area into the car hobby and teaching them skills and work ethic.
Doing everything to finish it in time to go to CA to the Hotchkis Event at the Auto Club Speedway October 16th - 18th. The best part about it is that they will get to drive the car with the Hotchkis team coaching them the whole way through it and explaining to them why the car is performing the way it does.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Lots of wasted time showing off a Lamborghini, not even a fraction of a second of it spinning a tire
So far I've spun more tires on trying to find footage of this publicity scam than it has on the track, or parking lot, or even in a garage. So much wasted time
Red Bull wins this, and didn't waste money on a Lambo.
In the summer of 1969, two 18 year old boys with very different futures ahead of them go on a 1,300-mile bicycle adventure around Lake Superior.
"They are using the actual bikes used in 1971 by my uncle and his friend when they made the trip," Benda said. "I called my uncle Karl and asked what kind of bikes did you ride and where can I find one. He told me, 'That bike's in the garage. I have been meaning to fix it up.' Same thing with his friend Dudza. The actual bike was right in his garage.
Inspired by the real journey of Karl Benda and Dan "Dudza" Junttila that took place over 40 years ago. Superior is set in 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War. It tells the story of Chuck and Derek. Chuck is on his way to Michigan Tech for college, and Derek is counting down the days until his draft eligibility. The pair decides to make a 1,300 mile bike ride along the shores of Lake Superior.
Question and answer sessions will be held following each of the screenings. They will be at the following locations on the following dates:
Oct 6: Sault Ste. Marie - Lake Superior State University at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Oct 8: Escanaba - Bay College at 7 p.m.
Oct13: Negaunee - Historic Vista Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Oct 14: Marquette - Northern Michigan University at 8:30 p.m.
Oct 15: Houghton - Michigan Tech University at 7 p.m.
Kevin Hart and David Beckham... funny little video about Kevin learning to impersonate David, but the Jag grabbed my attention (turns out David is the brand ambassador of Jaguar for China)
The Jaguar TV ad from China begins with David staring down his vintage Jaguar race car as he waits for the flagman to signal the start. As they did back in the day, drivers would sprint to jump in the cars and speed away as they strapped their goggles on. While the race progresses, Beckham is seen in various iconic Jaguar race cars as he leads the pack of hungry competitors. Each time the cameras pan away from him in the cockpit, he’s driving a little newer vintage Jaguar racer, and then as he slams the shifter into gear, he is suddenly transported onto the twisty roads of a scenic coastline.
as always, skip the first minute of the next video:
and maybe you recognize the above image, it's from the collection of cars that Jaguar bought, http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-largest-british-car-collection-was.html
and some of the heritage collection is in the Coventry Museum; http://www.jaguarheritage.com/t/museum
thank to Phil for sending me these photos and link!
for an online 360 tour of the museum http://pan3sixty.co.uk/virtual_tours/jaguar-heritage/
we missed an incredible museum exhibit, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts [UMFA] had McQueens SS Jag, the Million Dollar Delahaye, and Bonneville Streamliner
in the background, you can see the Million Franc Delahaye of Peter Mullin's museum, and on the far right, the Shelby Daytona Cobra
skip the 1st 30 seconds
Found on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neat-Old-Stuff-and-Yesteryear/154872514719231?fref=nf
Found on http://altekisten.blogspot.de/2015/10/mal-was-anderes.html thanks to a comment from Alte Kisten!
above, 1930 Minerva
above, 1921 Duesenburg
Above, the Count Trossi Mercedes SSK
Above, 1936 Bugatti type 37
1951 Jaguar Mark V
3.5 CSI BMW
1929 Cord tire changing tools
Not sure what year or model Porsche
1930 Graham Paige 615 Touring
http://michelin.petrolicious.com/the-pebble-beach-concours-delegance-at-dawn-is-perfect for the above Rolls Royce kit
Toolkit supplied with every new post-war Vincent
photo from http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/sep/04/San-Diego-car-shows/
1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Salmanca http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/04/1923-rolls-royce-silver-ghost-salamanca.html
Here is what a restored one looks like
from an older post http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-us-army-air-corps-used-this.html