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this year, the EAA show at Oshkosh did not get a special edition Mustang, breaking a 8 year string of innovative upgraded Stangs. This year they got a Raptor, and it’s got some cool details

August 8th, 2017 by admin

Ford has raised more than $3 million for the annual event since 2008 by creating collector’s edition vehicles, with the F-22 F-150 Raptor this years special edition.

The finer details are the grill, and the side mirrors have a similar jet plane outlined lights, green and red, for port and starboard. I dig that

The F-22 F-150 Raptor was purchased by Gary Ackerman of Gaudin Ford in Las Vegas, Nevada. The vehicle has found the perfect home in that Ackerman serves as Honorary Commander/Ambassador for the United States Airforce’s F-22 Squadron at Nellis Airforce Base in Nevada.

Nicole Rush, Ford designer, and the Ford design fabrication team headed up interior enhancements. With the loftiest of expectations for unrivaled care and precision, building the F-22 F-150 Raptor was entrusted to Brad and Doug DeBerti at internationally renowned DeBerti Design. Betancourt says Ford could not have asked for a more purposeful execution of its vision than what the DeBerti team accomplished.

http://thegentlemanracer.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=215f7f59f6309dd97ae113d65&id=c2b4d7b8d0&e=afb6b6ebc8
https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/contribute-to-eaa/eaa-gathering-of-eagles-fundraiser
http://blog.caranddriver.com/one-off-ford-f-150-raptor-gets-even-more-raptor-with-f-22-theme/
http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-ford-f-22-raptor/

to see the special edition Mustangs:

an 1846 map for travelers through the United States of America showing the railroads, canals & stage roads with the distances, and Disturnell’s new map showing all the canals, rail roads, telegraph lines and principal stage routes.

August 5th, 2017 by admin

Indicates drainage, state boundaries and shows many cities and towns with distances along roads and railroads. Indian tribes are indicated west of the Mississippi River.

Insets: Railroads & canal routes from Albany to Buffalo.–Map showing the rail roads between the cities of New York, Boston & Albany and the Hudson R. from N. York to Albany.–Rail road route from New York to Philadelphia.–Rail road route from Philadelphia to Washington.

https://www.loc.gov/item/gm70005371/

https://www.loc.gov/item/gm70005366/

Map of the United States and territories showing the extent of public surveys, Indian and military reservations, land grant R.R.; rail roads, canals, and other details

but seriously, to really have a good time looking at this map, go to

Happy 75th issue to Rodder’s Journal! 75 issues of any quarterly publication is an accomplishment worth celebrating.

August 1st, 2017 by admin

This milestone issue is jam-packed cover to cover with the best cars and history from across the United States. On the newsstand cover we have Harry Luzader’s 1932 Ford Gasser—a five-window that we consider to be the quintessential Deuce drag car.

the tree transplant experts Environmental Design, from Texas, were called to Idaho to move a Sequoia, they used Caterpillar machinery

June 29th, 2017 by admin

St. Luke’s Health System in Boise is paying $300,000 to relocate the tree to city property, to make room for a hospital expansion.

The tree is believed to be Idaho’s largest Sequoia, not native to the state, it was sent to Boise as a seedling by naturalist John Muir, who played a key role in establishing California’s Sequoia National Park.

Muir, a Scottish immigrant to the United States, rambled around the Sierra Nevada mountains and took long treks across the country to Florida and through Alaska. His writing helped bring attention to the United States’ natural wonders and the threats they faced from logging and ranching. His book on the newly created parks of the West, Our National Parks, caught the eye of President Theodore Roosevelt, who visited Yosemite in Muir’s company to discuss future conservation initiatives.

The tree’s new home is twelve hundred feet away from where it was first planted in 1912.

In October, the tree’s roots were trimmed to keep them from expanding. This spring, wood and burlap walls were built around the root system, then steel pipes and airbags lifted the massive tree into position. Crews then rolled the tree down the street on airbags, getting the tree into its new position at the park by 11:15. On Monday, they leveled the tree and added more dirt from its original position to help it adapt.

David Cox told the AP this is the largest tree his company, Environmental Design, has ever moved.

http://www.treemover.com/
https://www.facebook.com/EDITreemover/
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/idahos-largest-sequoia-moved-new-home
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-movers-transplant-100-foot-tall-giant-sequoia-boise-180963848/

I posted about another tree moving a couple years ago, it too was a Caterpillar powered move of incredible proportions

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of horses pulling a glider into the air before

May 14th, 2017 by admin

Aug. 1939: Horses are used to launch Bowlus glider sailplane at Joe Plosser’s Grand Central Flying School in Glendale.

Glenn Martin, who builds B-26 bombers, and flying boats, stood on the sidelines at Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale while a motor-less machine generating “two horsepower” slid into the skies.

The horsemen of Los Charros, association of hard-riding film, radio and ranch folk were pulling the glider up, a test proving that horses, galloping at 30 m.p.h. over ground where motorcar launching of sailplanes is unfeasible, can be put into useful operation.

Two held the long rope attached to the peapod cockpit of Hawley Bowlus’s sleek San Fernando-made sailplane. At the signal, they spurred like mad. And while Martin, North American Aviation Co. officials and air minded Hollywood cinema men watched, the noiseless craft soared to the length of its halter.

When the glider returned, Martin asked to be permitted to sit at its simple controls.

“Not much like your bombers, is it Mr. Martin?” asked Bowlus.

“Our ships–yours and mine–all have their place. Sailplaning is a grand sport that really teaches the theory of flight. With the clipped winged, heavily powered, heavily loaded military craft used today, knowledge of thermals and wind currents and the art of flying without engines comes in mighty handy in emergencies.”…

In 1939 soaring enthusiasts had 800 clubs throughout the United States

https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelryerson/20946955748/

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I don’t think I’ve ever heard of horses pulling a glider into the air before

What is the oldest race track? Roman Coliseums had the first purpose built race tracks for wheeled vehicles, but currently in use horse racing tracks go back 403 years.

April 21st, 2017 by admin

The first closed-circuit automobile race was held on July 25, 1899 at the Branford Park horse track in New Haven, Connecticut

From 1955 to 1992 Jim Beam was producing decorative decanters to spur sales when bourbon fell out of favor and the company was faced with a glut. An executive realized that having decorative bottles produced would sell a lot of bourbon

February 27th, 2017 by admin

Jim Beam released collectable decanters that started a chain reaction, other liquor companies followed Beam’s lead like Canadian Mist, and Jack Daniels

The makers of Jim Beam point to a collectors group, the International Association of Jim Beam Bottle and Specialties Clubs based in Madison, Wis.

Shelia Gillingham is the club’s executive administrator. She said the association was formed in 1971 and has members in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, the Netherlands, England, Japan and Germany.

it is very likely the liquid inside is not fit to drink any longer, even if it stayed sealed.

If the Jim Beam whiskey in it is still amber but not cloudy, it probably would be drinkable, but after it is removed from the oak barrel it does not continue to age, there isn’t any point to believing that the older the bottle, the better the Jim Beam. Buy a new bottle if you want to drink it, buy an old one if you want to collect the bottles

There were around 3300 different decorative bottles made, and they celebrated everything from whore houses in Nevada to submarines. There is even a collector that has a museum of them in Akron Ohio.

The Green Monster #12, with a Rolls Royce v12 and some funky painting on the valve cover

October 1st, 2016 by admin

Art’s mom painted the teeth on! She was going for the Flying Tiger motif

1959 Nationals
http://sparetimeactivities.net/GreenMonsters.htm

At just under 17 years of age, Art joined the United States Navy. He was sent to diesel mechanic school, then assigned as a mechanic to a landing craft in the Pacific Theater. This was a very good job for Arfons to utilize his mechanical talents. He participated in two battles including the invasion of Okinawa, and then was discharged after three years, as a Petty Officer Second Class. He returned to Ohio, was married, and had two sons and a daughter. In 1952, he and his half-brother Walt became fascinated with drag racing and built their first Green Monster. In this endeavor, they were supported by their mother, who was also fascinated by the sport. Art and Walt continued their drag racing partnership with a series of Green Monster cars until the late 1950s

http://www.prowleronline.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/004584.html

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The Green Monster #12, with a Rolls Royce v12 and some funky painting on the valve cover

1938 US National guard troops, training. The camp was given a different name each year, a memorial to a fallen comrade. In 1938, the camp was named after the late Colonel Thomas Aston

August 27th, 2015 by admin

Although the United States was not at war in 1938, Washington National Guardsmen kept their skills fresh by attending the annual summer training camp. Most journeyed to Camp Murray near Tacoma but coast artillery units were stationed at Fort Worden near Port Townsend.

Here they practiced loading and firing the big coastal artillery guns from bunkers. Strategically placed batteries were capable of defending the coast against battleships and enemy landings.

http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/images/dt6n.asp?krequest=series+contains+D7275

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1938 US National guard troops, training. The camp was given a different name each year, a memorial to a fallen comrade. In 1938, the camp was named after the late Colonel Thomas Aston

Gen. Pershing heading into Mexico after Pancho Villa,who led the only successful invasion of the USA by an army, after the war of 1812, from Mexico

August 11th, 2015 by admin

147 of the 3 ton FWD (Four Wheel Drive) trucks were ordered for the expedition

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