Sunday, April 22, 2018
1968 Jaguar XK-E Series 2 convertible, Willow (pea) Green with Biscuit Hides (tan leather interior).
a 1957 Ford Thunderbird (customized).
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
1962 Ghia L6.4
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 (now owned by Jay Leno)
1970 Eldorado station wagon (called the Casa de Eldorado)
1972 Stutz Blackhawk
1972 Jaguar XKE 2+2 CPE V12
1973 Cadillac Eldorado
1973 Stutz Blackhawk III (1973 production Serial Number 1)
1976 Cadillac Castilian Fleetwood Estate Wagon
1976 Stutz Blackhawk
1984 Ferrari GTi 400
1986 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible
Dean never had his cars repaired. If they broke down or were in a crash, he simply disposed of them. Especially if they broke down when he was on his way to play golf as did both the 1968 XK-E (he kiddingly told his kids that he got out and shot it - they never saw it again) and the Ferrari Daytona Spyder, which he had had for less than 24 hours.
His son Ricci had sourced the used car, which Dean had wanted very much, through Ricci's mechanic, the morning after it was delivered Dean jumped in to go play golf and half-way to the links the Ferrari stopped dead. Dean calmly called Ricci and had the car returned to the seller, although he let the mechanic keep his commission.
The Aston Martin was wrecked when the house man was moving it for Dean, but hit the gas instead of the brake and crashed it into a tree on the Martin estate.
For the one's I've posted in the past: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/05/dean-martins-cars-quite-variety.html
Saturday, April 21, 2018
a 1903 curved dash Olds that Ransom Olds himself put together in the late 1940s specifically to donate it to the Michigan State University
MSU displayed the Olds at its museum for more than 50 years, but retired the car when exhibits changed. It had been stored at Spartan Stadium for years.
The vehicle is unique since it was constructed between 1945 and 1948 strictly for the purpose of donating to the MSU Museum. The Curved Dash design was produced from 1901 to 1907. This particular one features parts from different years, according to Val Berryman, curator of history at the MSU Museum.
“It was put together from various parts,” Berryman said. “It’s not a car that he owned, used or ran, but just something that he put together especially to donate to MSU.”
Adcock described the vehicle as a combination of several models which R.E. created with his own personal taste.
“It’s got wheels off a 1901, but an engine of a 1903 and a lot of brass pieces that I think R.E. put on himself,” Adcock said.
In 1969, a group of MSU engineering students convinced Oldsmobile to give them a car for hands-on learning. Oldsmobile sent a former W31 Cutlass S test mule. They drag raced it!
It came with a 325hp 350 engine with Outside Air Induction, a Muncie 4-speed transmission, and a 5.00 Anti-Spin rear differential.
Most of the original Project W31 student engineers will be a the MCACN to share their stories in person for the very first time at MCACN 2018. This will be in conjunction with the Ram Rod/W31 Invitational display, and there will be a feature article in an upcoming edition of Muscle Car Review magazine.
There are 5 pages about it in the MSU Spartan Engineer article from October 1970. http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/olds-w31-cars.280731/#post-2454767
I posted a couple photos of it once before: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/04/university-of-michigan-w31-project.html but I didn't know a thing about it
Friday, April 20, 2018
Featured car art by Leyendecker was posted before, http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search?q=leyendecker
the style you see here was Phillips "fade away girl" trademark look. He did other work that was also impressive, but this style was his signature.
Other Cole Phillips work I've posted before at http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/10/coles-phillips-1880-1927.html
only 20% of Oregon's high schools have an automotive class, so a museum has stepped up to fill the need to teach high schoolers about car mechanics
Sally Bany, co-founded the museum with her husband, Dave. They met in high school, back when there used to be high school shop classes,
They found a factory-turned-Dodge dealership in Wilsonville, with the 15 auto bays
Bany says, “we thought, oh my God, we could have a motorsports museum and an education program for kids.”
“The local school districts were excited to work with us, because none of the high schools in our immediate area have shop classes—none,” Ferguson says. “They have students that are clamoring to take a class like this. We thought: We know we have this facility. We know we have the students. So we contacted Clackamas Community College just down the road to bring in the curriculum and the instructors. We’ve got three really strong equal partners in this: The community college provides the instructors, we provide the space and all the tools, IT, anything like that, and of course, the schools provide the students.”
So far as Ferguson knows, they’re the only institution in the country that’s worked out this sort of trilateral partnership.
the shop is packed with exactly what you’d expect to find in a real garage: a tire machine, balancer, brake drum lathe and rotor machine and more—all high-quality stuff. And kids are using it. There’s also an Allison V10 pulled out of a hydroplane, plus a Brumos-liveried Porsche 935 tucked into the corner.
only 73 educational institutions have an auto shop class, and that includes high schools, community colleges, job corps, etc. 49 are high schools
Indiana-based Autocar today marked the official opening of a $120 million heavy-duty work truck assembly plant in Birmingham Alabama
some talented celebrities have endured being homeless and living in a car or van, and went on to become millionaires with mansions
This was the fifth consecutive year that the Illinois State Police held a 24 hr truck enforcement event because a Patrolman died in an ‘accident,’ now they ‘purposely’ punish other truckers forever on the anniversary every year!
1811 commercial vehicles were inspected1,088 written warnings were issued
202 citations were issued
99 trucks were placed out of service
One commercial vehicle driver was arrested and charged after troopers discovered 3.7 pounds of heroin during a traffic stop.
Too bad no one has a fitness test of the cops once a year. Plus a drug test. A review of their conduct over the past 12 months. You know, job related evaluation.
IH land speed racing big rig, the Neighbours Nightmare. 1950 IH model R190 that's went 151mph, purpose built to race on the salt flats at Lake Gairdner, currently powered by a Twin Turbo Detroit 12v71
I'm against driving a car into people... but I'm also against assholes beating on cars that coincidentally happen to be in the wrong place when protest happens.
If you're not going to paintball gun the protestors away from your car, then, well, get ready to run them over so you can escape their mob hysteria
2 sides... when you flip the cartridge over it would have the magnetic tape reading heard on the other half of the tape, and the half tape was divided into left and right so you heard the music in stereo
8 tracks were an improvement brought on by new tech ways of making smaller read heads that were 1/2 the size
and everything I wrote above is speculation based on obsevation. Thanks Steve!
"The four tracks were divided into two "programs", typically corresponding to the two sides of an LP record, with each program comprising two tracks read simultaneously for stereo (two channel) sound playback. He licensed popular music albums from the major record companies and duplicated them on these four-track cartridges, or "CARtridges", as they were first advertised."