Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bay King Chrysler in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, completed its new showroom, and the franchise really wanted to show its dedication to the Jeep brand.


As you can imagine, getting the Jeep safely down there was no easy feat. First, we had to drain all of the vehicles fluids- this vehicle could not be emptier if we tipped it upside down. We then used a local towing company to bring the vehicle into the dealership, and slowly….very slowly, lower it onto a bed of rocks and rubble within our foundation. We then placed triple-paned glass over top (similar to that used for the glass floor in the CN tower), so that this beautiful piece of machinery can be admired from directly above.
http://www.9mpg.com/blogs/p/174206/1943-willys-jeep-on-display-at-hamilton-dealership





the inspiration for the Jeep installation came from a home that had a glass floor looking down into its wine cellar.

 The company already had the 1943 Willys MB to display, but it had originally planned to build a jungle gym around it for customers' kids.

 Now, the classic is literally in the floor as customers enter.

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/1943-willys-mb-in-dealer-floor/#image-5


Challenger T/A trivia

three T/A's have painted (in place of vinyl) roofs.

One's green, has the vinyl top molding, and a black painted roof.
The other two consists of another black top and a super rare white top on a plum crazy car.

The fender trim code was V08, Paint, Trim and Vinyl Roof Edit Waiver

tell me... what's the first thing that would clue you in, that you've chosen poorly of the two options? Seriously, the really old guy driving did this with nothing to force him into a quick decision




A shovel handle on the shifter... I've never seen that before

the "two tone" trials? Soviet prototypes, 1950s

nice slow up close look at a Union Pacific Challenger, the 3985

Ford of Canada Performance Clinic hauler/transporter

Road Runner X-1 concept car, New York Auto Show 1969



The wheels were sitting on hydraulic dollys that came through a translucent stage.

In front of the car was a regulation NHRA Christmas Tree that would blink down to green and the display sound system blasted the sound of a big block Plymouth going down the quarter mile!

The hydraulics made the car squat on launch, then lurch on the up-shifts while lights under the floor strobed from front to rear with increasing speed! Then at the end of the 1/4 mile the nose would dive under braking and cool air brake flaps would pop open on the rear quarter panels.

Found on https://www.facebook.com/groups/505973489414476/
photos by Stanley Rosenthall

The stone chariot of Hampi India, depicting a elephant drawn carriage (all speculation, but that's what it looks like) from 700 years ago. At the Vittala Temple


In front of the chariot two elephants are positioned as if they are pulling the chariot. In fact these stone elephants were brought from elsewhere and positioned here at a later stage. Originally two horses were carved in that position.

The tails and the rear legs of the horses can be still seen just behind these elephant sculptures. A broken stone ladder once gave access to the sanctum is kept between the elephants.

There was even a dome like superstructure over the chariot. That too is missing now. However you can see them on the first ever photographs of Hampi taken in 1856 by Alexander Greenlaw.



The great Vijayanagara Empire was established in the year 1336 by the two brothers Harihara I and Bukka Raya I of the Sangama Dynasty. The empire came to be regarded as a culmination of all the struggles of the southern powers for averting the Islamic invasions in late 13th century. Its power started declining after the great defeat in 1356 at the hands of the Deccan sultanates

It is clear that India at the time when Muslim invaders turned towards it (10th to 12th century) was the earth's richest region for its wealth in precious and semi-precious stones, gold and silver, religion and culture, and its fine arts and letters.

Tenth century Hindustan was also far more advanced than its contemporaries in the East and the West for its achievements in the realms of speculative philosophy and scientific theorizing, mathematics and knowledge of nature's workings. ( Europe was suffering through the "dark ages" and Islamic cultural advancement was permanently reversed by some idiot that decided math was against muhammad's plan)

 Hindus of the early medieval period were equal to or superior in more things than the Chinese, the Persians (including the Sassanians), the Romans and the Byzantines of the immediate proceeding centuries. Vijayanagar city was bigger than Rome city and one of the richest kingdoms.

 The followers of Siva and Vishnu on this subcontinent had created for themselves a society more mentally evolved-joyous and prosperous too-than had been realized by the Jews, Christians, and Muslim monotheists of the time.

Medieval India, until the Islamic invaders destroyed it, was history's most richly imaginative culture and one of the five most advanced civilizations of all times. Hindu culture was at its imaginative best and vigorously creative when the severely-allergic-to-images Muslims entered Hindustan.

Giving proof of the resentment that men belonging to an inferior civilization feel upon encountering a superior civilization of individuals with a more refined culture, Islamic invaders from Arabia and western Asia broke and burned everything beautiful they came across in Hindustan.

After the Muslims destroyed the Hindustan civilization, the Christians created massive poverty in it.
http://www.thehistoryhub.com/hampi-facts-pictures.htm  and  https://www.facebook.com/ancientoriginsweb/photos/a.595116573862624.1073741825.530869733620642/979775105396767/?type=1&fref=nf

http://hampi.in/stone-chariot/stone-chariot-of-hampi-new-old