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I thought the biggest thing I’d see in a convention center was the tank at SEMA last year, but this rail car is bigger, and less expected

July 19th, 2017 by admin

the entire rail car was hand crafted by the Disney craftsmen, the inlay, the structure, all but the windows and the seats. They are both from school buses, or school bus supply parts anyway

These coaches, originally built from the ground up at the Walt Disney Studios, were pulled by the E.P. Ripley on opening day as part of an 1880s style passenger train. Three of the four coaches retain their original wood floors. Half of the cars retain their original roof lettering (“Disneyland & Santa Fe R.R.”), though the Walt Disney Company once insisted (to a previous private owner) that all references to Disneyland be removed as the coaches were renovated. They all contain their original school bus style seats and school bus style windows (presumably purchased from a school bus manufactory, such as Crown). In fact, the experience of riding in the coaches is much that of riding in a school bus: the seats are a little small for two adults while most of the windows open only halfway.

The four coaches ran at Disneyland from 1955 until the mid-1960s, when they were retired except for peak days. They were replaced with open excursion cars better designed to view the recently installed Primeval World. The new cars were also easier to load and unload, as all passengers on the original coaches passed single file through narrow doors—still their original Chinese red—located at the front and back of each car.

In the early 1990s a private collector, Bill Norred, gave the Walt Disney Company a narrow gauge engine in exchange for the four coach cars and the combine. Eight years later, after Bill Norred passed away, his family sold the four coach cars to Rob Rossi, who then brought them to the Santa Margarita Ranch in central California. In 2005, the coaches were re-introduced to the public as part of a fund-raiser for the local Railroad Museum. Subsequently, they have been included in fundraising events held at the ranch for many nonprofits. It is also possible to rent the ranch and the coaches for a private function, such as a wedding.

http://www.discoverlivesteam.com/magazineold/70.html

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I thought the biggest thing I’d see in a convention center was the tank at SEMA last year, but this rail car is bigger, and less expected

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

July 13th, 2017 by admin

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

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

a Diamond T armored truck

July 8th, 2017 by admin

The Diamond T Motor Car Company was formed by Charles Tilt of Chicago in 1905. During the first 6 years, custom built passenger cars were manufactured by hand in the rear of a small one story garage. Diamond T switched exclusively to building trucks, discontinuing its passenger line in 1911.

http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6044218&postcount=13090

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a Diamond T armored truck

omg, holy eff… this is about the worst transgression against a cool musclecar I have seen. This was an original A-12 Super Bee (440 6 pack) with a 4 speed, picture is from around 1979

July 3rd, 2017 by admin

Those rallye rims, bad. Painted gold? Horrible.

Silver spray paint around the wheelwells, and on the scoops? Ugg! Atrocious! This is why disco was bad, and drugs are to be avoided. When mixed together, bad things happen to good cars!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/269094939877040/permalink/1287394374713753/

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omg, holy eff… this is about the worst transgression against a cool musclecar I have seen. This was an original A-12 Super Bee (440 6 pack) with a 4 speed, picture is from around 1979

David Kimble, airbrush artist who was a master at cutaway drawings, here is the 1990 Airbursh Art and Action article Maurice was nice enough to send and share!

June 24th, 2017 by admin

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a gigantic new Classic Works facility in Coventry.

June 20th, 2017 by admin

Through the Reborn Legends program, Jaguar Land Rover Classic sources and restores select classic models to authentic specifications, without compromise. Launched in April 2016 for Land Rover Series I models, the two-door Range Rover Classic joined the Reborn program from February this year, making its debut at Salon-Retromobile in Paris. Jaguar E-type Reborn launched at the Techno-Classica Essen show in April, with an initial build program for 10 Series 1 E-type cars.

Drawing together projects and staff from ten different locations across the West Midlands, the new building is less of a cosy ‘workshop’ – with cups of tea and an oily Haynes manual – and more like a gleaming, modern factory.

Spread across 14,000 square-metres with 54 service bays, JLR claims it’s the largest of its type in the world

JLR Classic was launched as a division in March 2016, coming under the control of Special Operations Managing Director John Edwards. ‘This is a dream factory’, Edwards said at the opening ceremony. ‘It’s much more than a building – it’s the heart and soul of Jaguar Land Rover Classic for our clients worldwide.’

The Classic business now comprises of four different streams: there are the continuation cars, like the nine brand new, hand-built Jaguar XKSSs currently under construction. Then there are the restorations – JLR Classic will restore customers’ cars, but they’re also sourcing barn finds around the world for the ‘Reborn’ programme. The Land Rover Series 1 was the first to get this nut-and-bolt, like-new treatment, but JLR is now returning E Types and early Range Rovers to the same factory-fresh standards.

Legends Continued currently sees nine ‘new’ examples of the D-type-derived XKSS being hand-built from scratch to authentic 1957 specifications, creating the cars which were never completed in period due to a fire at Jaguar’s Browns Lane factory. Examples of the ‘Missing Six’ Lightweight E-type continuation models built in 2015 are also maintained here.

Thirdly there are the classic parts, and JLR used the opening of the new Works to announce a commitment to the often overlooked Jaguar XJ220, once the fastest and most expensive production car in the world. The first step was to develop new ‘Jaguar approved’ tyres with Pirelli, which come hot on the heels of the Bridgestones launched earlier this year by independent XJ220 specialist Don Law. They’re badly needed – if you ever wondered why you never see XJ220s on the road, it’s because their 25-year-old tyres are all down to canvas.

And at the centre of all this activity is the new factory. From September, members of the public will be able to go round the Classic Works on a guided tour.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/industry-news/jaguar/jaguar-land-rover-classic-works-new-headquarters-in-pictures/
http://newsroom.jaguarlandrover.com/en-gb/news/2017/06/jaguar-land-rover-classic-works-opens-uks-original-motor-city

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Jaguar Land Rover has opened a gigantic new Classic Works facility in Coventry.

the Cars 3 roadshow came to San Diego today, and will be at Belmont tomorrow until 4pm also

June 7th, 2017 by admin

Charles Glidden, made a fortune from the telephone industry, as he was helping Alexander Bell, and retired to a life of fooling around with automobiles

June 5th, 2017 by admin

in 1866 he went to work for the telegraph company, by age 20 he was working with Alexander Bell, and built up a large company that sold subscriptions to customers, and then sold that company to Bell at age 43.

In 1898 he bought 3 electric cars, but they didn’t satisfy. In 1901 he bought a Napier loved it so much he bought two more. He decided to drive around the world and see it all

He was the 1st man to drive around the world, and even spent 1800 miles on railroads on his way to Minneapolis.

In 1901, Glidden undertook a journey to the Arctic Circle, where no roads existed, accompanied solely by his wife. Not only did they survive, but they did it again. In 1902, aboard a beefy Napier, the couple undertook a very early circumnavigation of the globe, driving through Malaysia and Japan, doing the global loop not just once, but twice.

He kicked off the Glidden tours to get other car owners to go long range and enjoy their cars too

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-and-mrs-charles-jasper-glidden-arrive-at-c-p-r-station

https://leminhkhai.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/the-sultan-of-johors-place-in-the-victorian-ecumene/

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Charles Glidden, made a fortune from the telephone industry, as he was helping Alexander Bell, and retired to a life of fooling around with automobiles

the car I most want that is coming to auction? Don Ferguson rebuilt Ardun powered, S.CO.T supercharged, Gene Winfield painted deuce roadster that was the Apr 1964 Hot Rod centerfold

May 22nd, 2017 by admin

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the car I most want that is coming to auction? Don Ferguson rebuilt Ardun powered, S.CO.T supercharged, Gene Winfield painted deuce roadster that was the Apr 1964 Hot Rod centerfold

the crappy Chevelle from the movie Drive is coming to auction this month

May 22nd, 2017 by admin

It’s not the hero car, the best looking of the cars used in the movie, this is the interior view car

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the crappy Chevelle from the movie Drive is coming to auction this month