Saturday, July 15, 2017

best way to get around at a convention might be a wheelchair, and making it look like something fun is just incredible




Tow Mater


the landspeeder from the original Star Wars movie, with the actors autographs






autograph images from https://twitter.com/gemr, I didn't get close enough to see them

Star wars snow speeder... this movie prop was a very unexpected surprise in the back of the D23 Expo








Cinderella's crystal coach, the Disneyland Resort Fairytale Wedding





Agent Coulson's car, Lola, on the tv show Agents of Shield and the Charger R/T of Ghost Rider, under cover for the night at D23 Expo

What does a Minnie van look like?


I'm pretty sure the pun was intended. I'm not sure if they actually named it the Minnie Van though


https://twitter.com/Disney

Update 17 July, http://www.automobilemag.com/news/honda-debuts-all-new-2018-odyssey-minnie-van

I went and I saw, now it's time to get posting the stuff I saw at the 2017 D23 Expo



Thursday, July 13, 2017

I'll be offline until Sunday, it's D23 Expo time again, and there's vary little cell phone coverage or wi fi in the waiting line under the Anaheim convention center

Damn shame.

I think I'd post a couple dozen things or more while just sitting in line with nothing to do

So, I'll be reading a cool book on Jeeps from Steve, and "Secrets of Speed, the unfair advantage" by Mark Donohue... but, you can watch the 23 minute video about Donohue and the Porsche 917 inspiring the advancements in the Audi Quatro WRC car, 1985 Pike's Peak overall winner, and 1986, and 87

looks like it won't fit under power lines, bridges, or overpasses, but wow. That's a tall stack worthy of respect

looks like a mighty big truck going for a ride

1966 Oldsmobile visual identification guide, there were 38 trim levels of variety

On the back lot of Sony


Why in the world didn't they bring these to Comic Con?

maglev tests on the Hyperloop are complete, and a success. Not likely to be used in the US though. Too much red tape, not enough national motivation to get high speed shore to shore transportation of cargo or people


the skid is inside this vacuum environment short track tube


Skip to minute 2:40 for the actual test. The rest is just them slapping each others backs and giving boring speaches

Salute of the day! A vintage, fully-restored 1965 Divco milk truck is delivering hand crafted ice cream to Greenville South Carolina



The grandson of Cotton Owens sought out a good Divco, and fixed it up this perfectly to put into use as a ice cream truck, and on a hot week like this has been, an ice cream truck would be a wonderful thing to see rolling down the street

http://www.thechillwagon.cool/our_company.php
https://www.facebook.com/TheChillwagon/

Full mattress wrapped around a driveshaft is a big lump of junk. No idea what damage this did to the vehicle




Clever jeep Wrangler mod, use the back bumper as a 7 gallon water storage tank

this is the kind of cool hot rod at Bonneville I like to see and post about

nice hot rod, the last thing they ever posted at Northwest Rodderblog

this kid has a cool homemade atv, the cat tread looks like it's a modified tire tread, just stretched out over the buggy wheels


incredible balance

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bobby Green of Old Crow Speed Shop has a cool short wheel base 1922 Overland - Whippet


Outfitted with a four-cylinder Whippet engine, its streamlined "speedway" body was made by Faultless, and it rides on a narrowed Overland frame.


so he fixed it up and brought it to the 2015 Race of Gentlemen




He co-owns and produces the annual Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey and is the co-founder of the nightlife company 1933 Group (named in honor of the year Prohibition was repealed), Green creates bars that also hark back to America's past, like Sassafras, a Savannah, Georgia, townhouse he turned into a jazz-era cocktail lounge and plunked down in the middle of Hollywood. He splits his time between 1933 ventures--its eight bars took in $13 million last year--and his Old Crow Speed Shop, where he stores more than two dozen cars and motorcycles and a trove of auto­motive memorabilia.

https://www.facebook.com/OldCrowSpeedShop/photos/a.656716727672261.1073741826.355225744488029/1024237674253496/?type=3&permPage=1
https://www.inc.com/magazine/201602/sheila-marikar/bobby-green-of-1933-group-on-building-bars-and-restoring-cars.html
https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mus/2016/01/What-Wonderous-New-Machines/3749320.html#PhotoSwipe1499919809253
http://www.insidehook.com/los-angeles/race-of-the-gentlemen-pismo-beach
https://www.streetmachine.com.au/events/1511/usa-bucket-list-the-race-of-gentlemen
http://nwrodderblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-race-of-gentlemen-2015-on-street.html

I went to look up a car collector, and instead, learned he was a tax cheat, and New York nailed him for a quarter million dollars in repayment and fines


Monkees fans were treated to a very rare appearance by the iconic Pontiac GTO Monkeemobile, provided by Hollywood car collector John Sbrigato of Brooklyn, posing at bottom left between his son and the author.



John Sbrigato, the owner of Brighton Collision, and he has a car collection that includes the Munster Coach and Monkee Mobile GTO, and he's made one or two Batmobiles, admitted to underreporting $1.6 million dollars in taxable sales between December 2010 and February 2015, prosecutors said.

Sbrigato, who lives in New Jersey, pleaded guilty in Kings County Supreme Court and was ordered to pay $176,000 for the sales tax he stole along with $83,000 in interest and penalties to the Department of Taxation and Finance. He is expected to be placed on felony probation for three years when he is sentenced in September, according to the attorney general’s press release.

He's not the only one that was busted among collision shops in New York, it seems the state Attorney General was tipped off to several not paying the right amount of taxes, https://collisionweek.com/tag/sales-tax/

The Munster Koach was brought to the 2016 labor day Dead Man's Curve annual hot rod party in Mahwah New Jersey, held at the Sheraton. It was begun by the owner of Radir wheels for the Dead Man's Curve Car Club.

http://bklyner.com/auto-shop-owner-pleads-guilty-to-176000-tax-fraud-sheepshead-bay/

 Is it New Jersey?
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/03/former-new-jersey-attorney-general.html
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/ford-dumped-toxic-sludge-in-ringwood.html
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/03/cops-in-news-today-1-shot-unarmed.html
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/08/us-marshalls-seized-car-collection-and.html

it looks like I have more articles on crooks in New Jersey than any other thing about New Jersey

http://www.monkeeslivealmanac.com/blog/monkeemobile-makes-appearance-at-newark-new-jersey-show
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/funnies-altereds-gassers-and-even-a-munster-koach-turn-out-for-the-2015-dead-mans-curve-wild-hot-rod-weekend/

if the name Sbrigato sounds familiar, it might be from reading about Joe Sbrigato who won the 1964 New York Hot Rod and Custom Show and got his hot rod into the Beach Boys on stage concert at the Ed Sullivan tv show.