Wednesday, October 07, 2015

best thing you'll see all day, the '59 Massey Ferguson of Ardbeg Whiskey racing a classic Lotus Gran Prix race car

the music is cool, and the switch from opera to spaghetti western duel is terrific... the whole video is just great!

Found on Bangshift of course! I don't know how Brian and the crew at Bangshift get the great stuff so damn fast, but they always, always, beat me to it!

for a full gallery and article on the world's biggest Cragar SS,
and coolest tractor:

13 years of the Stig track testing cars, and all the results are now available in an interactive infographic

and example above of what it looks like, if you go to  and move your cursor around the colored ring, from top of the circle to the bottom, each segment is goign to bring a slower result from the Stig's lap times of some car, what series of Top Gear it was tested on, an image of the vehicle, and tell you a bit about it.

Best infographic I've seen in a while!

Thanks Best Car Finder!

it's not often you see motorcycles out on the snow

the winner of the Best Scenic Drive, M-22, according to USA Today

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

the Greek bus (1951 Deluxe) is up for sale

Bill "BoJangles" Robinson and Shirley Temple

90 miles an hour was how fast the cop was going in the 55 zone when he drove into the teens car. Now 2 girls, Kylie Lindsey and Isabella Chinchilla, 17 and 16 years old, are dead. Georgia State Trooper Capt calls this merely the 3rd case of “misjudged clearance” by the cop

Trooper Anthony J. Scott had been with Georgia State Patrol since 2011, new information has come to light suggests he was a repeat offender. He had been responsible for two crashes prior to the tragic accident on Saturday.

Trooper Anthony J. Scott was driving 90 mph and wasn't responding to a work call Saturday when he plowed into the back of a Nissan Sentra carrying the girls and two of their male friends, authorities said.

Police said the girls were riding in the backseat of the sedan as it cruised about 65 mph on the 55 mph highway in Carroll County. They pulled onto Highway 27 at Bowden Junction, just south of Interstate 20, in front of the state trooper, who crashed into the back of the sedan. Lindsey, who did not have her seatbelt on, was thrown from the car.

It's his third car crash involving "misjudged clearance," Georgia State Patrol spokesman Capt. Mark Perry told WSB-TV.

Authorities say the State Patrol Dodge Charger and a Nissan Sentra carrying the teenagers collided around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Carroll County.

Preliminary findings show the Nissan turned into the path of the patrol car.

The incident happened around 11:35 p.m. on Saturday, according to a state patrol report. The trooper's vehicle and the Nissan Sentra occupied by four teens collided on Holly Springs Drive in Carroll County.

According to investigators, the girls were in the backseat of Nissan with two teen boys in the front. It was traveling south on the Highway 27 and attempting to turn onto Holly Springs Drive, when it was hit by a patrol car driven by Trooper A.J. Scott., traveling northbound.

Capt Cal Flanigan retired last March, and the airlines have been no damn good without him.

Don't blame me, I just learned about this.

37 years of chauffeuring passengers around the friendly skies, and he never missed a day. Damn, I'd like to buy that guy a beer. 45 years with Delta. Flanagan started from the ground floor as an airline mechanic back in 1968.

As a Delta pilot, Flanigan flew more than 12.5 million miles and landed in nearly 100 countries.

“He’s been the number one guy for almost eight years now,” Steve Dickson of Delta Airlines told Fox 4. “I don’t think that’s something that will ever be replicated, certainly in my lifetime.”

 Unfortunately for Flanagan, Sixty-five is the age that Delta mandates for their pilots to hang up their wings. Those cold hearted bastards. 

cool photo from Auto Addicts

That is a cluster of insurance company nightmares all happening at once, likely the most expensive smash ever.

Paul Korkus (PKphotomedia) to capture the action at Castle Combe, he caught this incident at Saturday's 10th Annual Autumn Classic.

Involving Marc Gordon's Jaguar XK 150, Adrian Beecroft in his Aston Martin, Nigel Grice in his Austin Healey 100m, and Graham Love in his Jaguar XK150 all were unfortunately unable to avoid the stranded car.

Found on

The Aston Martin DBR1 - worth at least £20million - a classic Jaguar XK 120 and an Austin Healey 100 piled into each other during supercars of 1950s race.

 The Jaguar XK 120 is thought to be worth around £100,000 and the Austin Healey 100, between £50,000 and £60,000.