Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Swiss rail road inspection Willys Jeep has an interesting body for easy swapping of rail rims to street tires

Lots of kerfluffle about Top Gear, but why hasn't Jeremy Clarkson been interviewed? Or May, or Hammonds?

The UK newspaper the Telegraph reports that Richard and James did not sign to renew their contract with BBC2 for Top Gear, and so they are free agents. Jeremy is fired.

So why hasn't anyone gotten any statement from Jeremy in weeks?

His monthly column ran in this past months Top Gear magazine, but I can't find an online version of it, and it was written long before he punched johnny-never-heard-of-you.

Oddly, all 3 are contracted to do Top Gear Live events with a the BBC Worldwide and Brand Events consortium called Sub Zero.

The problem is that since Top Gear has fired Jeremy, the events can't be branded and marketing the Top Gear show, but have already sold out 4 shows this weekend in Norway.

Top Gear Live has a string of international events lined up this year, with the next under threat potentially Sydney in April and Johannesburg in June. The UK stops on the tour – Belfast in May, Sheffield in June and London’s O2 in November – have been guaranteed by UK promoter Live Nation.

Top Gear Live makes more than £11m in revenues annually and this year’s global tour is understood to have sold more than 100,000 tickets.

Newsflash:
The worldwide tour, previously known as Top Gear Live and fronted by Clarkson alongside co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May, will be renamed Clarkson, Hammond and May Live. The shows have been stripped of Top Gear and BBC branding.

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/mar/31/top-gear-tour-featuring-jeremy-clarkson-to-go-ahead-without-shows-branding

16 bikes stolen from combat wounded in San Diego



16 custom-made bikes were stolen last Tuesday from a storage unit at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.

They belonged to the Vets2Trails therapeutic mountain biking program that supports the PTSD program at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Anyone with information should contact Jamie Rihn at 910-382-2003 or by emailing jamier@ride2recovery.com

News from http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/03/31/16-custom-bicycles-stolen-from-wounded-veterans/

Bennett Service Station, East South Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT..

Wow... this is a first! "Nose Art" on a WW2 Jeep!


I've never seen that before!

The canvas flap that protects the passenger from mud and muck that flies up from front tire splashes, is something I don't remember seeing before also, but anyway, this photo was colored in, and the artist can't figure out the word under the pin up art. Any ideas?

Found on http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/70897.html/3

1931 dealership showroom, tile floor, wood paneled columns, vaulted ceilings...


Contrast that with todays dealerships... plastic and cheap furniture everywhere, lots of glass, no class

Photo from https://www.facebook.com/anibal134?fref=photo

The Beast, back at Goodwood. Be there June 25th -28th for the whole experience







All credit has to go to Stephan Marjorham for this video... no one else went all in to share with us the amazing restoration and revivification of the Beast of Turin

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stefan-MarjoramArt-Photography/256570401042658?fref=nf

A very tired train taking a nap


A stationary train thrown down by the San Francisco earthquake at Point Reyes Station, west Marin County, California, April 18, 1906

Found on http://historicaltimes.tumblr.com/post/115111318154/a-stationary-train-thrown-down-by-the-san

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Parnelli Jones edition Mustang


And this one was used, about 70 thousand miles on the odo... I was surprised to find it wasn't a garage queen held for investment



Henri Labourdette bodied Mercedes




those seats look very comfy


above is a spare tire lock... that is high class



and the trunk is exceptional.