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New 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Editions

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2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 problem.Here is the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Carrera GTS izdanja.911 B59 B59 Edition, all finished in Carrara white and black leather interior with Alcantara trim all. With many standard, comfort and performance features are available on the Carrera GTS, five B59 408HP Edition include; Brumos Red / blue stripe design on the front hood and rear deck Brumos Red / blue stripe "Porsche" door stickers Exterior mirror caps in black 19 "Sport Classic wheels (Fuchs style) Internal constraints badges Kick plates stainless steel with "Hurley Haywood" engraved signature Deviation (Dual Lane), finished with red / blue on the wheel and equipment / brakes Carrara White painted interior accents, including adaptive limitations SportsPerformance and comfort features include: Sport Chrono Plus package Sport Shifter PASM sport suspension, including a limited slip differential BOSE Surround Sound System XM Satellite Radio Receiver Extended navigation module for PCM 3.0 heated front seats2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Quantity Price $ 133,540.Let's look at Figure GTS Porsche 911 Carrera 2012 Issue B59New 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 EditionsNew 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Editions[...]



2011 Infiniti JX Concept

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Here is the 2011 Infiniti JX concept. Inside, the production Infiniti JX provides what is expected in the interior grade, in the second row seat design that tilts and slides forward for easy third row pristup.Koncept Infiniti JX Currently, the blind spot and adding new features, backup crash hit. With this technology, the transmission in the opposite direction, JX help drivers detect objects behind the vehicle crossing, and, if necessary, the system automatically activates the brakes to avoid a collision.Infiniti JX provides a balance between driving pleasure and fuel through a combination of powerful V6 and four-wheel drive or front pogonom.Infiniti JX will also be used as the first Hyundai sporty, but it saves running prijenosa.CVT transfer step, SPORT mode Infiniti emulate voter drives are involved. For more information on registration and other systems are delivered to the production version of the new Infiniti JX Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2011 debut.Let's look at Figure Concept 2011 Infiniti JX[...]



New 2012 Honda Fit Sport review

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Here is the 2012 Honda Fit Sport. 2012 Honda Fit Sport was present, to upgrade to the sporty interior and other standard features. 2012 Honda Fit Sport also gets out updates such as new design radiator grille and bumpers, and light and dark blue blade wheels.2012 Honda Fit Sport exterior updates for 2012 are plans for a new grille and bumper, black front panel and dark 'roughness' surface for alloy wheels (replaces the painted surface appearance). Input Model Fit has a full front design in 2012 and receives exterior color (previously black) and updated hubcaps.2012 Honda Fit Sport interior is enriched with a dark metallic elements in the dashboard of a color theme (which replaces the former white and black theme). Fit Sport gets more chrome around the display device. All models get a redesigned center console-mounted cup holder console, ambient lighting, easier access and greater stability. Two new colors are available: Blue Raspberry Orange Metallic and Metal Burst similar colors to replace the previous model year.New 2012 Honda Fit Sport reviewNew 2012 Honda Fit Sport reviewNew 2012 Honda Fit Sport reviewNew 2012 Honda Fit Sport reviewNew 2012 Honda Fit Sport review[...]



New 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDI

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Here is the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDI. For the first time in history SLK Mercedes-Benz offers a diesel-powered version of its small hardtop roadster will be available for Europe of the 13th September 2011.The new SLK 250 CDI uses the Stuttgart automaker to 2.1-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine delivers 204 hp (150 kW) and 500 Nm of weight (368.8 lbs-ft) maximum torque.2.1-liter engine SLK 250 CDI from 000 to 100 km / h in just 6.7 seconds thanks to the amount of power and torque. As I heard? It - a staggering 150 kW and 500 Nm. Efficiency is certainly a factor in this car, is cited as the official fuel 4.9-litres/100km. With seven-speed automatic will SLK 250 CDI will certainly keep the engine boiling, using its massive torque numbers on their strengths - 80-120 km / h acceleration in 4.3 seconds roles takes place.The following year, manual transmission, but like most diesels the most of it, the car is on ići.SLK 250 CDI is available with a panoramic vario-use "Magic Sky Control." It has a glass roof that can be changed from dark to transparent at the touch of a button.2012 SLK 250 CDI is available in Germany on 13 September with prices starting at € 41,828.50 including VAT.Let's look at Figure 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDI[...]



Audi S8 2013 pictures

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Audi Rs5 2011 pictures and wallpapers

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Audi S6 2013 pictures and wallpapers

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New Audi S4 2013 wallpapers

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New Audi A4 2013 wallpapers

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Audi S5 2012 pictures and wallpapers

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Whoa, have you seen the awesome stuff Swissstache.tumblr.com finds?

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Swissstache found this on http://driven.urbandaddy.com/2011/12/13/long-live-the-king/ I've never seen Steve with this Vette beforewow.  Ain't that effing incredibleThe Apollo 15 astronauts, their Lunar Rover, and some of the Corvettes they'd been given.  Via http://blog.caranddriver.com/spaceflight-de-mayo-50-years-of-astronauts-and-corvettes/another to end the days surfing: Liam Garrity's photo at the 2011 Famoso season http://www.bangshift.com/gallery/Liam-Garritty-photos-from-Famoso-s-2011-Season-gallery.html The above is the Land Speed Racing record holder of 1970, the Blue Flame, which was running on hydrogen peroxide and liquid natural gas. It's on permanent display at the Sinsheim Technik Museum in Germany. It was contructed in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and that record stood for 13 yearshttp://swissstash.tumblr.com/ for more great photosThis may be the coolest photo post I've done all year[...]






Great stuff from Volksrat.tumblr.com

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 this Pontiac Safari wagon was lost to soft sands and incoming tide in 1973, but was washed clear recently by winter storm seas... that is so damn cool. Anyone having photos like this, email them to me so I can share them! jbohjkl@yahoo.com


 1923 Norton chopper, well, let me say that correctly, a chopper in 1923 that was made into a chopper


found on http://volksrat.tumblr.com/ who found lots of thes cool images on http://onthelosthighway.tumblr.com/ and http://5window.tumblr.com/ and other cool sites






Pace car from Bristol International Speedway, a Superbird, surfaces from obscurity

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Read about it on pages 26-29 of the Jan 2012 issue of Auto Enthusiast



Hot Rod finally published some cool rat rods and hot rods, 2 months after I posted this photo, you can read about it in this months issue of Hot Rod Magazine

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Here is the 1936 IH truck bodied, Mark Sax owned, but built by Chris Watkins of CNA Performance from Oct 8th http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/10/rat-rod-with-50s-coronet-tailfins-cool.html
Look at pages 30 through 33, Feb 2012 Hot Rod



Best tool display in a garage? I think so

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Found in the annual Hot Rod Delux Best of issue, 2011









Steampunk Holmes would have this ride, and it's Called the Black Widow, from artist Mikky Solifague

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After being inspired by the recent Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr, as well as the William Gibson and Bruce Sterling novel “The Difference Engine“, Richard Monson-Haefel decided that Sherlock Holmes was the perfect character to go steampunk- and that Victorian-era mysteries would make for rich storytelling.
 Richard is assembling a diverse team of designers, artists, and writers to produce the work. Scouring the web for inspiration, he came across this unique motorcycle design and felt it was a perfect fit for his character. He contacted Moscow-based designer Mikky Solifague of Solifague Design, http://solifdesign.blogspot.com/ who produced the design in 2007




http://theclevermonkey.blogspot.com/2011/07/black-widow-gets-side-car.html



Cool photos from Saint of Los Angeles, who found them everywhere (sources not cited)

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http://saints-of-la.blogspot.com/ and you can see that some photos have watermarks from their sources, but not all, and if you go to Saints, you won't find these images unless you click on the "Read More" after every post photo












trains, planes, and automobiles... all wreck, and someone has put the photos of the wrecks together on a Tumblr

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for the story on the Sata Fe

I'm only posting a couple that I was interested in, black adn whites of old cars, but most of the Tumblr is color and new vehicles http://fuckyeahwrecks.tumblr.com/



Hamster drag racing

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1935 Hispano Suiza J12 (drophead coupe / convertible)

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1938 Tatra type 87 4 door saloon

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The Mercer Cobra, may be ugly enough to cause eyes to bleed, dogs to cower, and designers to faint... but did you know it was built on a Shelby Chassis? CSX 2451 and a 289 went into this uggo

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commissioned by the Copper Development Association from Virgil Exner’s designs in Esquire. Its design was drawn up by Virgil Exner and Virgil Exner, Jr. (image)

Exner attempt at what a Mercer roadster would look like if they had stayed in business. The only reason the Cobra name is tied in is because they needed a frame and bought CSX2451 and a 289 Ford engine from Shelby to have this one and only Mercer built which makes it part of the Cobra history.

Although it bears a CSX number (as it should), it was born as a bare chassis at AC and had it's wheelbase stretched.
Shelby took the order from Exner, a US customer... but the finished chassis was drop-shipped from AC to Italy, where the new body was crafted.
So they didn't scrap any of "Shelby's stock of..Cobras" and this pup never saw SoCal.

info and photos from http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-cobra-talk/92658-csx2451-mercer-cobra.html

I posted 2 photos of it a year ago, http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/08/have-you-seen-anything-uglier-than-this.html but didn't know then about the chassis info

For a full gallery and written analysis http://www.topspeed.com/cars/shelby/1965-mercer-cobra-roadster-ar113038.html



Frank Kurtis built this 1936 Ford into a streamlined dry lakes racer for Tommy Lee, and I just recalled what its looks reminded me of

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the above is the car built for Tommy Lee, below is the other 1936 Ford he built, for the Southern California Plating Company. I knew I'd seen something like it before. I think the SC Plating Co car was featured in the Rodders Journal, I can't recall where else I would have been reading about it

Kurtis was such an amazing car builder, that his cars dominated at the Indy 500, not just winning, but dominating. Kurtis built cars won the Indy in 1950, 51, 53, 54, and 55. 15 of the top 20 finishers in the 1953 Indy were Kurtis built.



New movie trailer for Ghost Rider 2

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Car news, Cuba loosens up on car ownership laws, lets Cubans buy and sell cars now

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For the full story: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/13/us-cuba-cars-idUSTRE7BC21820111213/

Liberalizing car sales is one of more than 300 economic reforms the government of President Raul Castro is undertaking as part of an "updating" of its socialist system.
Since it entered into effect at the start of October, around 300 people are lining up daily to register vehicles, or buy and sell others, and the vehicle registration office has processed around 3,300 buy-sell certificates, state media reported.
In the small country of 11 million people, news of sales or potential buyers spread through word of mouth, a few informal car brokers who hang around in parks or a few websites - though occasional "For Sale" signs dot cars lining the boulevards.
"It made the buying and selling between people flexible. It recognizes vehicles as property which wasn't recognized before," said a Cuban lawyer waiting in a park outside the vehicle registration office



Don Lee, remarkable story, remarkable number of race cars with his name on them

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 Above, The Alfa Romeo Tipo B or P3 Monoposto Chassis 50002 was the first genuine single-seat racing car in Grand Prix racing and it dominated the competition in the 1932 season, winning almost at will. Its first appearance came at the Italian GP at Monza on June 5. It joined the Scuderia Ferrari-ran Alfa team in 1934 before being sold to Count De Villapadierni in Spain and later to Frank Griswold in San Francisco. After running in the 1939 and 1940 Indianapolis 500 and coming in first at the New York World's Fair in 1940, the car was sold to Tommy Lee in Los Angeles. Entered as the 'Don Lee Special' at the 1946 and 1947 Indy 500 it was driven by Hal Cole.Above photo shows Luigi Chinetti watching the W154 getting worked on, Below is the Mercedes-Benz W154 entered by Don Lee at the 1947 Indianapolis 500, it is chassis number 9, which after WW2 was discovered in Czechoslovakia. This was the car with which Lang had won the Coppa Ciano in 1938. The car was sold to Don Lee, an American racing team owner. During 1938, the rules for the Indianapolis 500 were modified to allow the European Grand Prix cars to compete, and in 1947, Tommy Lee entered the W154 with Duke Nalon as the driver. Nalon discovered that Riley Brett, an Offenhauser mechanic, had obtained some Mercedes engine blueprints. Nalon was able to make copies and from these, the team was able to prepare the engine. The mechanics started the engine but left it running on idle which caused the fuel to condense in the engine manifold. Due to the engine being mounted at an angle, the rear cylinders filled up with fuel, breaking the conrods and one piston. A new piston was hastily sand cast in time for the race.Although Nalon set the second fastest qualifying speed, the qualifying system meant that he would start the race from 18th position. During the race, the replacement piston failed after 119 laps and the car had to retire from the race Photo credits, top one I took at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, from Conceptcarz, then Stefan Marjoram at the Goodwood festival, and bottom photo I was just sent by David http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/don-lee-special.htmlhttp://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z15031/Alfa-Romeo-P3-Tipo-B.aspxhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanmarjoram/5009392962/in/set-72157624870187185 http://theoldmotor.com/?p=15093Now, the info... Don Lee had been a bicycle shop owner who became a protégé of Los Angeles pioneer businessman Earle C. Anthony, purchased his Los Angeles radio station KHJ from  Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler in 1927.Don was the exclusive west coast distributor of Cadillac automobiles in the early 20th century. In 1919 Don purchased the Earl Automobile Works of Hollywood, California. Harley Earl, the son of the company's owner, was kept on as manager. Renamed Don Lee Coach and Body Works, the company produced many custom designed Cadillacs for the rich and famous. Harley Earl left the company to become the head of General Motors styling department in 1927Having amassed a fortune selling automobiles, Lee branched out in broadcasting in 1926,&[...]



Real Madrid Bus-Volvo B12B

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The Volvo B12B is a rear-engined instructor and intercity bus case designed by Volvo. It is designed as a immediate replacing of Volvo B12 in the Western industry and the Volvo B10B.The B12B - Real Madrid Bus could be installed with Volvo DH12C (later DH12D and DH12E) 6-cylinder 12-litre powerplant, packaged to a Volvo-automated, ZF computerized, or more lately, Volvo I-Shift indication.Volvo also designed a low-entry different of Volvo B12B, known as the Volvo B12BLE, for intercity and town functions.In the center of the season 2006 we put into function two new VOLVO B12B instructors. Both of them match the EU specifications of EURO 3 which is prepared for EURO 4. These instructors are outfitted with ac, a small bar with a chiller and a hot liquids machine, a rest room, a DVD with two displays and an music program with a mic for a guideline. Lockers above the passengers´ seating are closable and they provide as a storage space for palm baggage or apparel, just like those used on air carriers. The relaxation of visiting is improved by a new complex idea throughout the complete instructor development. An computerized 12 stage products box in addition to an intarder and completed off by an ASR program, an air-liquid braking system program with a dvd braking system and ABS mean the highest possible of protection expectations.The instructors are outfitted with GPS routing system; its routing map can be followed on two displays by the individuals, too. For secure treating there is a photographic camera placed at the again of the instructor. On the display the motorist can see everything that is going on behind the instructor. The instructors are ideal for 49 individuals. Volvo B12B is also used as Real Madrid Bus is one of the best football club in the world of Spanish origin.The Volvo B12B will be outdated by Volvo B13R with 13-litre powerplant.With its rear-mounted side powerplant, the Volvo B12B lets a low ground size and provides unparalleled mobility and relaxation. The Volvo B12B is using the TX products foundation for tourist instructors and show function. It incorporates innovative engineering and electronic products that promote increased managing stability, greater availableness and cheaper complete expenditures. The interior is quite luxurious as well as the Hummer Limousine.[...]



The Wanderwell expedition was the way for a 16 year old Aloha Wanderwell to see the world, and be the first woman around the globe by car, and her 35mm home films and documents are ready to be made into a Hollywood feature film

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allowFullScreen='true' webkitallowfullscreen='true' mozallowfullscreen='true' width='320' height='266' src='https://www.blogger.com/video.g?token=AD6v5dy-t-DvJlB-REzKxb5iy8n0xxpKD8BP-jFij8JJKBbfPpEqrwVTAqnZ5EV6fHT0kYERCKdeL0roe6xSYEW2BQ' class='b-hbp-video b-uploaded' FRAMEBORDER='0' />What’s blonde, blue-eyed, six-feet tall and looks like a leading actress? She’s Aloha Wanderwell – the first woman to travel around the globe in a car; she was 16. And, AlohaWanderwell.com is dedicated to preserving her nitrate films, books and more.  See all the badges that circle the cars belt line? Earned, not bought on E-bay It all started when Aloha read an ad in the Riviera edition of the Paris Herald: “Brains, Beauty and Breeches – World tour offer for lucky young woman wanted to join an expedition – Asia, Africa….” She quickly set out to convince the expedition’s leader, Captain Walter Wanderwell, that she was the one for the job. “This true story of an incredible journey – the Wanderwell Expedition – took place in the 1920s. Over the years, it’s been buried and now needs to be preserved and retold,” says Richard Diamond, Aloha’s grandson. During this world tour, Aloha took thousands of feet of 35-millimeter nitrate film while driving though 43 countries on four continents in nearly eight years. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/g-PAVV8Kym0?feature=player_embedded" width="640">“These nitrate films have to be transferred to HD,” says Diamond. “We need help now. This is a gold mine of material for any documentary or film producer. It would be a crime to let these historical films deteriorate. It’s a rich part of history.” In addition, Diamond also possesses a 567-page manuscript written by Aloha that details the trip’s many adventures; an array of collectibles; photos; and the original auto badges.During the expedition, Aloha and Walter married. They continued to travel, to film and lecture together. In 1932, their story tragically ended with Walter’s murder; it remains an unsolved cold case. Aloha remarried and tended to her priceless collection of films, photos, journals and artifacts. Much of her work has been preserved in museums and educational institutions throughout the U.S. She passed away in Newport Beach, California on June 4, 1996.“In addition to preserving these items, I believe that Ford has an amazing opportunity here,” says Diamond. “Just imagine a modern-day Aloha retracing these steps in a Ford Explorer? It would be a wonderful way to pay homage to the very first ‘Ford Challenge’ – the intrepid 1918 Model T that Aloha referred to as her, ‘Little Lizzie.’”So, while the Model T that brought this couple together was not preserved, the story certainly can be.AlohaWanderwell.com has partnered with CMG Worldwide: http://cmgworldwide.com/news/?tag=aloha-wanderwell  to provide information about and licensing opportunities regarding the Wanderwell Expedition.http://www.alohawanderwell.com/ for all about the Wanderwell Expedition, or for[...]



Don Lee Specials, how many did he have? Here are 3...

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The above two shots are from the courtesy and sharp mind of Stephan Marjoram, who knew that there were at least 3 "Don Lee Specials" and he let me post the above Fiat Tipo B two from Goodwood http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanmarjoram/5009392962/in/set-72157624870187185/the one I photographed this summer:  http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/don-lee-special.htmlAnd the 1936 that Frank Kurtis built below that I just posted from finding it int he 1940 Harper Dry Lake racing film, http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/12/anyone-recognize-this-hot-rod-ive-seen.html[...]



Stephan Marjoram is a remarkable artist, and a marvelous photographer... here is his Auto Art Advent series from his blog "Stefan's Sketch Blog"

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http://stefanssketchblog.blogspot.com/ is the source, and you can page through and look through all the rest of the art Stefan has posted... awesome! or check the Flikr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanmarjoram/6520015323/in/photostream because you'll enjoy the series, which gets released one image a day, and they are for sale too!  "Throughout December Ill be adding a new one every day. Original pencil and watercolour on 6x4inch (postcard size) watercolour paper . £24 inc shipping worldwide" www.etsy.com/shop/StefanMarjoram [...]



new info about 1937 Chevrolet dealerships installing truck beds in business coupes... I thought that was a thing people had to make for themselves

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I've posted about this gas rationing ingenuity before, that a truck was issued more gas rations, and a car less, so some people converted their cars into trucks by just adding a pickup bed where the rumble seat or trunk had been... this is the first I've read about it being done by a dealership... But the owner of this 1937 Chevy business coupe is the 2nd owner and bought this car 40 years ago, so I'll just work with that.

found on http://crosleykook.blogspot.com/2011/12/six-engines-one-wagon-37-chevy-two.html



1927 Renault 40cv tourer with real vintage Louis Vitton luggage that has seen some travel miles and exotic destinations

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 using these extra seats would probably be uncomfortable and stop any chance of any backseat pssengers having legroomTere's post of this Renault http://justacargal.blogspot.com/search/label/Renault%20Tourer[...]



unrestored 27000 original mile 1937 Peuguot 402L Cabriolet Metallique Decouvrable

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I love these yellow headlightsTere's post on this car http://justacargal.blogspot.com/search/label/Peugot%20Cabriolet[...]



1910 Charron type TC

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 Interesting hood handle, similar to the desk and dresser drawer handles. Stylish, but I don't think I've ever seen the type on american cars, american cars always seem to have boring half hoopsTere's gallery is here: http://justacargal.blogspot.com/2011/12/mullin-museum-french-variety.html[...]



Justacargal Tere has finished posting all her galleries of the Mullin Museum of French luxury cars, Delahaye, Bugatti, Avoins Voisin, Talbot Lago etc etc, here is a quick sample of her galleries... she has a different style of photography than I do

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the above is a pedal car http://justacargal.blogspot.com/search/label/Mullin%20Museum for all of her galleries of the Mullin Museum vehicles, art, and decor[...]



New tv show about auto enthusiasts, and their cars, garages, and passion for cool cars... "Autoweek's Vinsetta Garage" we'll see how it turns out, but for now, the preview video looks promising

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Starts on January 3rd, on Discovery channels revised HD Theater channel - Velocity, an upscale male lifestyle network, will feature new and returning series and specials showcasing the best of the automotive, sports and leisure, adventure, and travel genres. Hit series currently on HD Theater; including INSIDE WEST COAST CUSTOMS, MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS, CAFÉ RACER, and CHASING CLASSIC CARS, will be pillars of the Velocity primetime lineup. htthttp://blogs.discovery.com/velocity/2011/09/tv-shows-on-velocity.html
From the editors of Autoweek,



Pontiac GTO Review

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The Pontiac GTO may have been the first real muscles car, but that difference has never been enough to ensure it an continuous generation run.The unique Classic Pontiac GTO was nicknamed "the Goat" as much for its rebellious, stripped-to-the-basics character as for the characters in its name. The 2004-'06 metamorphose was so much more enhanced and enhanced that to telephone it a Goat would almost have been an offend. Many of the old car bracelets had also been missing in interpretation, such as its cost-effective cost tag. The new vehicle began in the low $30Ks -- hardly an obtainable sum for youthful, cash-strapped fans. Plain outside appearance was another listlessness.Power at first came from a 5.7-liter V8, but Pontiac GTO changed out in a bigger 6.0-liter V8 the following season. The bigger powerplant took the GTO up to a awesome 400 power, but between the 2+2 coupe's higher cost and unexciting appearance, Pontiac merely couldn't provide enough of them. Consequently, the Pontiac GTO was concluded after the 2006 design season.Still, when it came to speed, there was no not accepting the born-again GTO's position as a full-on muscles car. Outfitted with the LS1 V8 ranked for 350 hp and 365 pound-feet of twisting, 2004 versions could get to 60 mph in 5.5 mere a few moments and fire through a quarter-mile in 14 mere a few moments smooth -- faster than any of the unique GTOs. More amazing were the 2005 and '06 versions, which had the 6.0-liter V8. Rated for 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of twisting, these versions shaved more than 50 % a second off that quarter-mile time.Although the Pontiac GTO was a lot relaxed for freeway touring, its smooth revocation really wasn't updated to deal with this much energy. With its slow responses, increased system throw and vulnerable braking system, its characteristics were no go with for the sharper-handling competition in this budget. Had the car been cost $5,000 or so less, these problems might have been forgivable. Decline has mitigated this judgments, however, as used GTOs can be discovered for a portion of the MSRP when new.Introduced in 1964, the unique Pontiac GTO went through six years before perishing off after the 1974 design season. Always a rear-wheel-drive car, it was marketed as both a two-door hardtop and a sports car with an selection of big V8s. Star has it that Pontiac robbed the GTO name from the likewise renowned Mercedes 250 GTO, a car whose name was an composition for "Gran Turismo Omologato."Save for the "detuned" 1973 and '74 versions, just about any 1967 Pontiac GTO from the unique era is regarded unique and will carry a higher cost at public auction, offered it's in excellent and has a corresponding statistics powerplant (meaning the car still has the unique manufacturer engine). Convertibles are less likely than hardtops. The over the top GTO Assess design, marke[...]



2010 Toyota IQ Review

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Toyota just didn't get where it is today—the greatest, wealthiest car organization on the planet—by getting possibilities. With the considerable exception to this rule of the 2011 Toyota Prius multiple, Toyota appearance is careful to the stage of monotony. And aside from its multiple authority, Japan’s vehicle large is seldom an boss.The pattern toward downsizing, in both vehicles and applications, ought to be enjoy in 2010 Toyota IQ. But although the organization has a lot of reasonable little ones in its international selection, it does not have a top quality minicar. Mercedes’ Intelligent company and BMW’s Small have proven the community that little vehicles never have to be inexpensive.Toyota wants a aspect of this broadening market, and the iQ is its competition. It is considerable that the idea surfaced not from Asia but from Toyota’s Western style middle, situated in This particular language.The new iQ provides both style and creativity. Its dimension determined both: a time 117.5 in., a pure 11.4 in. more time than the Intelligent Fortwo, but not like the Intelligent, the iQ seating four. The most amazing element about the iQ is its packaging—the way in which the technical components have been pressurized to obtain traveler location.The Toyota iQ is a traditional transverse-engine, front-wheel-drive car, but the gear box has been organized so that the differential houses is situated just in entrance of, rather than behind, the powerplant. The beginning generator is designed into the lightweight flywheel, and the guiding carrier is attached up higher. A reduced in dimension ac meets into a pod higher up at the middle of the dash, which allows the fireplace walls to be transferred ahead to improve cottage duration. The dash is irregular, and on the traveler aspect it is cut almost absolutely away so that the traveler rests further ahead than the motorist, enabling more legroom for the rear-seat traveler. The gas container is shorter and located under the earth, decreasing the back again overhang.Space in the entrance seating does not seem little because the iQ is broader (66.1 inches) than the normal minicar. There is certainly not much space in the back; the location behind a large motorist is ideal only for a kid's chair. And with four onboard, there is really no location to put any baggage. The back again seating are very near to the liftgate, generating a possibly detrimental circumstance in a rear-end collision. Toyota has imagined about that and provides a layer airbag that deploys from behind the back again seats—in all, the iQ has nine safety bags.A travel revealed that the Toyota iQ acts much like other bigger little vehicles and is without the anxiety of the Fortwo. The shorter wheelbase creates for a uneven trip, but otherwise the car believes enhanced an[...]



A Bugatti racing on Harpers Dry Lake in 1940...Tommy Lee's, same as the next posts streamliner, wow, wonder if it recieved a timing tag for the dash?

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The Bugatti was owned by Tommy Lee, who's dad owned some type of car dealership in LA (thanks Travis!)

These are screen shots from the 1940 Harpers Dry Lakes racing video that Dave from http://www.seabrighthotrods.com/  just added to youtube



the Don Lee special, built by Frank Kurtis. Ford body and chassis, Cord fenders, Offenhauser engine

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This is the Don Lee special, built by Frank Kurtis in 1936. The other four "Don Lee Specials" are posted in different posts and without much finesse http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/Don%20Lee  Tommy approached Frank with a project. He wanted the best looking and fastest hot rod in Southern California… and he wanted Frank to build it.Frank thought the Cord was a smart look and Tommy agreed. Frank felt a Cad motor would be appropriate, but Tommy balked. He wanted the best of the best and that meant this car was going to get a 318-inch Offy. A direction was set and work began.Frank started with a 1936 Ford chassis and Cord front and rear fenders. From there, the car just blossomed into something VERY unique and VERY fast Don left millions to his son Tommy, who at age 45 jumped from the 12th story of the Wilshire hotel, leaving 10 million to potential heirs to fight over Tommy’s roadster ran on the dry lakes of Southern California with limited success. Improvements might have been made and potential realized if not for a tragedy that happened just prior to the war. On an intersection in Hollywood, CA, Tommy was t-boned by a truck and he was badly injured.Tommy lived the rest of his life in a great deal of pain. He tried to play through and continued buying a number of hot rods and race cars as well as a few fighter planes (p38). But the joy of speed just wasn’t enough to overcome the pain.On January 13, 1950, Tommy had his driver take him to the dentist. He got on the elevator and went to the 12th floor roof. He then jumped to his death leaving behind a 10 million dollar fortune, a huge automobile and aircraft collection, a radio station, and a television business http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=7365 These are screen shots from the 1940 Harpers Dry Lakes racing video that Dave from http://www.seabrighthotrods.com/ just added to youtubeComparing the above photo with the last photo below that shows this car in street form vs racing form, I don't see a door handle or hinge in the above racing formnotice that the street exhaust is different from the racing exhaustthese last two images from http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=7365For the other Don Lee Special that I posted this summer http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/don-lee-special.html[...]



1940 Harper Dry Lake SCTA racing home video from a 8mm camera thatSeabrightHotRods.com Dave's uncle brought in

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allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/z5ENn_hxv64?feature=player_embedded" width="700">And credit to Travis http://perichbrothers.blogspot.com/2011/12/first-100-unearthed-hot-rod-video.html for getting the screenshots, and Santa Cruz Dave for getting the home movie digitized and share with everyone! Dave's website is http://www.seabrighthotrods.com/ Thanks Travis!if you get a kick out of dry lakes hot rodders, check out the color photos from 1947 and 1948 that have turned up on the internet last year: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/04/looks-like-el-mirage-in-1948-they.html http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/04/back-to-1948-and-el-mirage-im-excited.htmlhttp://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/02/chris-at-speed-seekers-foudn-more-1947.htmlhttp://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/02/on-lake-in-48-oh-wonder-and-amazement.html[...]



1937 Bugatti Atlantic type 57SC, holds the record for being sold for the most ever paid for a car, no one is saying who bought it and loaned it to the Mullin Museum though

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Ralph Lauren has one just like it, they are two of a kind, and the most prized vehicles I've ever heard ofIf you are enjoying the Bugatti and Mullin museum posts, head over to Justacargal's blog, http://justacargal.blogspot.com/  as she is faster at posting than I am, and has a lot more already posted from our tour... maybe not as many photos of each car, but I probably post a lot more than most people are interested in anyway [...]



Hyundai CEO says New Azera Coming Soon, will be More Upscale

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Hyundai CEO says New Azera Coming Soon, will be More UpscaleYou've probably noticed that Hyundai is on a roll lately. While the new Fiat and Chrysler Wednesday a couple tries to clean up the mess left by Daimler, in large part, with makeovers and pampering, South Korean carmaker, which also owns Kia is sprouting new model after another.In recent years, after a barrage of presentations, such as new Equus, Genesis Sedan and Coupe, Sonata, Tucson, Accent (South Korea and Russia at the moment) and the Elantra, and Hyundai gave the first visualization of the following offer brand-new 2012 Azera. Obiteljska Grandeur sedan which sold in some markets, the end of the Sonata and the Hyundai Genesis in the report nA.Although the official release does not reveal much, Hyundai North America, great, always willing to provide information about the plans for the future of the printing press, John Krafcik, speaking by Auto News on the outskirts of Los Angeles Auto Show to share."We've changed everything, it's a good car. It surprises many people." Krafcik said. Although Hyundai boss will confirm the start date in the U.S., said the new Azeris "not so much."Krafcik also revealed that in the current Azera, the new model with front-wheel drive offers less sporty than the Genesis."Azeri is a front wheel drive cars, while the Genesis rear-wheel drive and performance-oriented, so that (Azeri), have a greater appeal in the north, snow country where the front wheel drive is important, but it will be very, very strong differentiation between these two cars, "Krafcik said.No word on the possibility of the station, but it is likely that Hyundai offers the Azera V6 engines further away from the Sonata, only available with four-cylinder. Expect new Azera as a world premiere in 2011 and sold before the end of the year.[...]



A woody Bugatti... from the Schlmpf Reserve Collection, and now part of the Mullin Museum display. Woody + Bugatti + barnfind = wow

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for photos of this woody in the Schlumpf warehouse and purchsed from Shakepeare and on the way to http://theoldmotor.com/?p=36666 [...]



1917 Ford WW1 Military Ambulance, none remain that are original, but David O'Neal made one... very cool!

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Found in this months Hagerty Magazine, http://www.hagerty.com/Hagerty-Online/Resources/Hagerty-Magazine available with their car insurance, or by subscription, or with a membership with Historic Vehicle Alliance, or at  Autobooks in Burbank http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/12/autobooks-aerobooks-in-burbank-magazine.html

For a gallery of the ambulance: http://www.kansas.com/2011/12/15/2141498/world-war-i-ambulance.html



the wallpaper behind the car, and the id tag, very cool.

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1929 Mercedes SSK at the Louwman museum in Holland






The Retro Mopar Muscle issue is on the magazine store racks, here's a quick look

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 They've got the full story how this 1969 Barracuda, 340, 4 speed but upgraded to a 440 for drag racing and painted in the early 70's came to keep it's cool paint and get out of the barn it was stored in
Yup, it's worth the 6 bucks



Seven cars from the Schlumpf Reserve collection at the Mullin Museum, unrestored, and in the same condition as they've been in for decades

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Also see Justacargal's gallery http://justacargal.blogspot.com/2011/12/mullin-museum-schlumpf-collection.html of the Schlumpf Bugattis For a photo of the collection in the Schlumpf warehouse: http://theoldmotor.com/?p=36666 The Schlumpf Collection may have been the most prestigious car collection in the world. This is demonstrated by the two of the only 6 made Bugatti Royales, including the famous Coupé Napoléon, the 150 Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes models, etc.It was in a former woollen mill that Fritz Schlumpf established his collection of 437 cars belonging to 97 different brands. With part of it on display at the Cité de l’Automobile, it is certainly a must see if you get to FranceThe collection was seized by the workers employed by the Schlumpf brothers, who had collected for years, and topped off their collection when Hispano Suiza needed to liquidate many of the Bugatti assets in 1963 after having purchased the Bugatti company. The Schlumpfs puchased Ettore Bugatti’s personal Bugatti Royale and many original spares and patterns—over the strong objections of the managing director and Roland Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti’s surviving son. In 1971 the union of workers that had been restoring the cars, building restaurants, and a hotel that would have housed guests to the collection, went on strike, at the same time that the business of wool mills was having a worldwide textile crises and years later the French government seized all of the Schlumpf assetts, including 437 vehicles. The strike was part of what forced the brothers to flee to Switzerland, echoing Bugatti's flight to Paris in the 1937 strike. Read all about it http://www.sportscardigest.com/schlumpf-collection-profile-and-photo-gallery3 photos of the other cars from the Schulmpf collection, now on display in France at the National Museum in Mulhouse, the Cité de l’Automobile are here: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/02/schlumpf-collection-is-on-display-in.htmlOr read about the museum here: http://www.finecars.cc/en/editorial/article/news/a-passion-for-french-coach-built-cars-the-mullin-automotive-museum/index.html?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=303&cHash=4f491e9145[...]






Bebe Peugeot, one more interesting and rare car I've never heard of, but found at the Mullin museum, and learned of on Wikipedia. What a great hobby!

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 cool radiator ornamentThe original Bébé was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1904 and stole the show as a modern and robust creation that was cheap, small, and practical.Tiny dimensions meant that its small engine could propel it to 25 mph. Though selling price was deliberately kept as low as possible, technologies like rack and pinion steering and a driveshaft instead of a chain were included in the vehicle. Production began in Audincourt in 1905, and the car proved to be popular. Bébé sold 400 units in the first year, or 80% of Peugeot's production. It was also exported, particularly to Britain. The Type 69 was sold until 1912The Type BP1 Bébé was a design by Ettore Bugatti, initially for the German car firm Wanderer, then also built under license by Peugeot for the French market. Peugeot displayed it under their marque at the Paris Motor Show in 1912. Production began in 1913 following discontinuation of the Type 69. Wanderer built their car with Bugatti's own 4-speed transmission, but in order to keep production costs down for the French version, Peugeot fitted a 2-speed gearbox initially, which was then replaced by their own 3-speed. Bébé scored some racing success among small car classes, notably at Mont Ventoux in 1913, where it won in its class. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peugeot_B%C3%A9b%C3%A9[...]



The 2nd floor of the mullin museum has a racetrack ambience and garage diorama, very cool!

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 The above car front and center is a Miller CooperI'll be posting galleries of most of these cars, and lots more about the Mullin museum[...]









Autobooks - Aerobooks in Burbank... the magazine and bookstore for hot rodders

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 There are donuts behind the crowd in this top photo... lots of bench racing going on Lots of the old issues of Rodders Journal! Only 15 bucks a piece, I don't know where you can possibly find them for less (if anyone knows, let me know! jbohjkl@yahoo.com)  Lots of the new books that you ought to get a look at to see what needs to come home with you They have old issues of lots of magazines too (bottom section) Street Rod Premiere is there! I bought the new issue because I can't find it anywhere... they even carry Hagerty Magazine!  The issues of Church are all there, plus nearly every other magazine you've liked, heard of, and wantedFor a cool gallery of this Shelby GT 500 and the bookstore: http://justacargal.blogspot.com/2011/12/mullin-museum.htmlhttp://autobooks-aerobooks.com/ is their website to see whats new, address and hours[...]






I spent the day at the Mullin Museum today, photographing Bugatti, Delahaye, Hispano - Suiza, and other rare, beautiful automobiles, and some unrestored Bugatti from the Schlumpf collection, and will be posting them for the next several days... here is a quick look

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above is the worlds highest priced car ever sold, at between 30 and 40 million. Ralph Lauren has one just like it, and the two are the only completely original Type 57SC Atlantics in existence http://www.sportscardigest.com/gooding-and-company-sells-1936-bugatti-type-57sc-atlantic/In the next couple of days or weeks, however long it takes to get the photos posted, you'll see a lot of Bugatti, Talbot Lago, Avion Voisin, Delahaye, Hispano Suiza, Charron, De Dion Bouton, Auto Union, Peugeot, and Renault[...]



2012 Chevrolet Spark

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Until lately, you probably had not noticed of the 2012 Chevrolet Spark unless you were a company attorney for Common Engines. The first-generation Spark—the Daewoo Matiz, as it was actually called—was really ripped by China carmaker Chery. The resulting Chery QQ was so near to the Matiz/Spark that several shape sections were identified. GM and the China conducted it out in the courtroom before getting to a arrangement. Although it would be challenging to image the earlier Spark on U.S. roadways, the new car, now available in The european union, is an entirely different element. It is continuing to grow in all proportions, but it still is a little car. Most essential, the new Chevy Spark looks like a actual car, at least kind of. Angular collections, big entrance lights, and a popular bow-tie grill create the Of curiosity look far more considerable than its forerunner. With the top-of-the-line LT model's shape kit, there can be actually a sign of fantastic good taste, although phoning the less cuts eye-catching is a large reach.Despite the stylistic and perspective changes, the major idea is the same. The Chevrolet Spark is still a tallish five-door hatch out, completely suitable for town visitors and the restricted constraints of city existing, thanks to its shorter duration. The inside tries at being awesome and mostly is successful. Cool sitting covers, body-colored reduce, and a electronic check influenced by games provide Of curiosity a modern look. The entrance sitting location is completely reasonable, and with medium-size parents up there, rear-seat individuals still have enough legroom. There was enough headroom in the again for even this six-foot-four writer. Of course, having enough inside space is one thing; having fun behind the rim is quite another. We had the less little of the two gasoline-fired four-bangers provided, a 1.2-liter model generating 80 hp and 82 lb-ft of twisting. There is also a 1.0-liter edition with 67 hp and 69 lb-ft, but no diesel-powered powerplant. (The earlier model's 0.8-liter three-cylinder gas powerplant has the good news is been concluded.)We imagined the Chevrolet Spark have a little fun with the 1.2-liter powerplant but were rather upset with its real-life efficiency. The believed 0-to-62-mph duration of 12[...]



2011 Aston Martin Cygnet

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The new 2011 Aston Martin Cygnet is either a wonderfully brilliant way to create a pile of income and cut CO2 pollutants, or an abomination not fit to use the well-known winged logo, based on whom you chat to. Now we’ve influenced the Aston Martin Cygnet in its normal metropolis environment. Go through our first travel evaluation to uncover out why we continue to be puzzled and less than assured.Well, certainly nothing in the powerplant bay or the case itself. Aston has selected not to improve the technical offer at all. The Aston Martin Cygnet gets the bigger 1.33-litre VVT powerplant (there’s no 1.0-litre option) with 97bhp at 6000rpm and 92lb ft at 4400rpm. You can have a six-speed guide at £30,995 or a CVT vehicle at £32,115. That creates this Aston rather, erm, slowly. It clothes out at 106mph and protects the 0-62mph rush in a yawning 11.8 mere a few moments. However, zipping through Manchester it seems just about fast enough, although it needs to be revved quite challenging to produce the things.The actual alteration is the outside appearance and the within meals. There can be normal buckskin everywhere within and Aston state is uses the same amount of conceals to reduce a Cygnet as it does a DB9 or Virage. The outcome is rather odd. It’s excellent that some of the iQ’s low quality reduce is included up, but the way the beautiful Aston elements buttocks up against inexpensive nasty is very odd like the 2011 Scion IQ.It can not quite cover up the easy root base of the Cygnet. The get addresses are a example. Simple, inexpensive nasty things included in hand-stitched normal buckskin. What did Government say about pigs and lip gloss again? There are 22 different conceals provided and 30 outside colors. If you want a different color, it’ll be an additional £5495.Externally the Cygnet only stocks a top section with the iQ, everything else is unique. So there are new home cases, wings, hood, lumination units… the listing goes on. Once all the sections are refitted the exterior is flatted and then displayed in Aston’s own model for the entire Aston-quality complete. It certainly looks magnificently completed and it’s chunkier and more expensive-looking than the iQ. However, most will discover the Aston grill[...]



2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Toyota is definitely celebrated lately to generate direct to the point, ultra-sensible plus good moving without the need of a great deal good taste. Generates a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser a distant relative dark colored lamb of your relatives. The following specialist off-roader is definitely certainly not direct to the point plus ultra-sensible. Nonetheless just what exactly them is short of around feeling, them accounts for to get by using tons with nature; it is really pleasurable to drive and even more pleasurable to observe. And also, them controls a kind of well-known Toyota relatives character: It is really good.The Toyota FJ Cruiser have not evolved a great deal considering it has the release instruction online '07, which will simply the wrong element. It has the strong framework, huge solution plus flying attitudes, plus out there locking rear end differential cause it to a proper go-anywhere method of truck or van. It could be blessed by using highly accurate steering, your solid V6 including a equally relaxed cruise. Nonetheless all over township a FJ seriously isn't when great. A wide support beams plus gun-slit windows 7 minimize rankings plus generate manipulation around tiny attractions tricky. Typically taking up rear end persons might also have good old as a consequence of FJ's access-style rear end entrances.Seriously, this fun/practicality trade-off is definitely normal among the list of dwindling wide variety of off-road-ready SUVs. A Jeep Wrangler and Hummer H1 is definitely far more lost and can even looked into thoroughly a bit crude as opposed to FJ Cruiser, while it can do have a bigger a higher level off-roading skills. A Nissan Xterra runs other manner, presenting a functionality with three 100 % entrances plus improved rankings when without a vision good taste with it has the equals.Not surprisingly, you can also get innumerable crossover SUVs for any purchasers who seem to find out people do want a little something realistic. Specifically always keeping them serious while in the old-school VEHICLE kind manner, a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser has been a superb preference.A 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is actually a five-passenger VEHICLE by using not one but two common front side entrances[...]



2012 Chevrolet Traverse

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The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse was all-new in 2009, and the large crossover SUV has soldiered on with relatively few changes since. It rides on GM's Lambda crossover platform that also underpins the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. While the Traverse isn't quite as feature rich as its Lambda cousins at Buick and GMC, it still offers plenty of comfort and convenience features and a smooth, car-like ride.The Traverse's front-wheel drive biased, unibody construction offers more interior space than traditional truck-based SUVs like its older and larger Suburban stable mate. All-wheel drive is optional. It competes with Ford  Flex crossover and indirectly with the 2012 Honda Odyssey and 2012 Toyota Sienna minivans. It offers minivan space efficiency without the stigma.It is slightly longer than the Chevrolet Tahoe, but much smaller than the jumbo Suburban. Its 3. 6-liter V-6 engine with 288 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic, is plenty powerful and offers near-V-8 power levels. The 2012 Traverse gets a few new updates, but otherwise it remains the same basic vehicle it was at launch -- a comfortable, roomy, and relatively fuel efficient crossover at a reasonable price.The Chevrolet Traverse continues on with relatively little changes. Dark Silver Metallic and Crystal Red Tintcoat are new paint options. LT models get power, heated, body-color, manual-folding outside mirrors. Driver's side mirror gets auto-dimming. LTZ mirrors get the same mirrors with added power folding feature. Last year LT models gained heated cloth seats and White Diamond Tri-Coat and Steel Green Metallic paint options.The Transverse features Chevrolet's signature split grille to distinguish it from its Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia crossover cousins. The body is more rounded than the Acadia, but not as much as the Buick. Its softer styling may contribute to its greater popularity over the boxy Ford Flex. Two new paints have been added to the palette: Dark Silver Metallic and Crystal Red Tintcoat. Traverse 1LT and 2LT models get power, heated, body-color, manual-folding outside mirrors. The driver's side mirror gets auto-dimming. LTZ mirrors get the same mirrors with added power folding feature.Chevy's[...]



Great car cover

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One reason SEMA is so damn fun to walk around, the new things that manufacturers show up with every year






The Takeout T

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the only T among nine other ’29 to ’34 Fords at the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show, it came away with the AMBR Most Outstanding Engine award, the Jalopy Journal Pick (which most traditional hot rodders would consider the most prestigious), and the Triple Gun Award of Excellence Russ is a member of the Spokane Washington car club, Thee Inland Emporers, and one of their logos happens to look like a T hot rod in the shape of a Chinese food “to go” carton. And that’s where “The Takeout T” name comes from. Read all about it at http://www.tbucketplans.com/tag/hot-rods-by-freund/[...]



2012 Acura MDX

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The new 2012 Acura MDX is the same primarily from its 2012 design and the Acura MDX has the beefy 3.7L V6 powerplant, also sends out the awesome 300 power to get you to go wherever the street might take you. It is the 47 power leap from an old MDX & with the extensive twisting (275pounds feet), which success in the tremendous 5000pounds of the pulling functionality. Whereas pulling the movie trailer for the weekend break speed might not be very straightforward when as opposed to RX, still it draws fill with the bravado. With the P255 or 55 R18 tires you may be confident it will grasp street & keep the trip easy. Able to take up to seven travelers, it is excellent for weekend break away with men and trip on the river.2012 Acura MDX ChangesNew to MDX is the Extremely Managing All Rim Travel the program, which provides protection & steadiness while it changes the footing to tires that want it most, right to eventually left and all-around. About the protection measures this new Acura MDX provides the again perspective copy cam, which has the best spectacular places, and enabling you relax while generating restricted vehicle fit. Braking system program is replaced as well as is more time fear of the earlier versions. It as well athletics the motorist and the visitor whiplash avoidance, youngster hold anchor bolts with youngster protection hair.While gas usage of the Acura MDX is now lagging behind best with the EPA report of 15mpg on metropolis and 20mpg on freeway, this is in the big number because of that being 2.3tons, which keeps that embracing the street. Need to use the top quality energy is ignored in situation, you do not thoughts reading the powerplant banging. Thus, keep this in thoughts while considering this car.The 2012 Acura MDX has an excellent report for protection, and it's been a original IIHS Top Safety Select (it's only not for 2012 as it still hasn't been examined for top strength). In the new, improved government front examine, it obtained four out of five actors. The Acura MDX is priced right in the same range as other luxury-brand cros[...]






Trucks and the GT 500 Shelby Mustang from SEMA's Ford Racing area

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 This is a different one belowThis is a raffle car, buy tickets, get a chance (I doubt it) of winning this and a new GT500 Shelby Mustang, plus the 50 thou to pay off the taxes for winning[...]



The first Shelby AC Cobra, still owned by Carroll Shelby, and one of the very few still a one owner Cobra

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For a gallery of this car from last years SEMA http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/12/carroll-shelby-prototype-cobra-1.htmlthe other I know of two others, as CSX 2305 was a one owner, but just sold last month http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/10/one-owner-1964-shelby-ac-cobra-289.htmlYou ought to know I've already posted about them, and taken photos several times of the Hank's CSX 2227 http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2008/07/hassler-spring-was-to-counter-top-heavy.html , The most famous person and longest owner of a Cobra besides Carroll is Herbie Hancock CSX 2006  http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2008/03/herbie-hancock.html  or read the story about Herbie and his Cobra at http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-cobra-talk/96650-hank-williams-cobra-289-did-he-order-two-barrel-originally-2.html[...]



Vic Edelbrock's highboy, set 13 world speed records, and is an icon of streamlined dry lakes racers

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Looks like about 4 or 5 inches of lift [...]



The van of John Jackson ( NotStockPhotography.com) was back at SEMA, new paint, and looking better than last year. It's called the "Boogie Van"

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the subtle panel paint is really well done, but doesn't overpower the total look of "Cool" by being contrasting colors or heavy outlined.. well done!much better looking rims this yearThis is one of the coolest awards I've ever seen madeLast years gallery shows it was dark blue with a sweet pinstripe piece on the back doors http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/11/john-jacksons-van-terrific-photographer.htmlhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/NotStock-Photography/151898738611?ref=ts#!/media/set/?set=a.472554518611.257717.151898738611&type=3 for a gallery of some incredible photos from Not Stock Photography[...]



2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Dodge remains its new product start with the new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, a minivan with the generating characteristics of a efficiency automobile — and a little bit of mind-set."At Dodge, we believe that just because a motorist needs the adaptability of a minivan doesn't mean that the practical knowledge has to be dull," said Rob Gilles, Leader and CEO — Dodge Company, Chrysler Group LLC. "Our designers remodeled and retuned virtually every program in the new Dodge Fantastic Caravan's revocation. That revocation change, in addition to a new V-6 powerplant that offers best-in-class power, gives Dodge Fantastic Caravan individuals a powerful generating practical knowledge that other minivans in the message just don't produce. We motivate you to get behind the rim, and enjoy a generating practical knowledge once never thought possible in such a sensible vehicle."The Dodge Grand Caravan will be available in four styles that fit almost any lifestyle: the Show, Mainstreet, Team, and on its way in spring 2011, the Dodge Grand Caravan R/T.At the heart of this year's Dodge Grand Caravan is an all-new powertrain. The new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 powerplant is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automated transaxle. This effective collaboration changes all three of the earlier minivan applications. Gone are the 3.3-liter, 3.8-liter and 4.0-liter V-6 applications, all changed with one high-tech, high-performing and highly susceptible motor that visitors the lovely position between power and overall efficiency.With the Pentastar powerplant, the new Fantastic Caravan offers best-in-class power (283 hp compared with 197 hp in the earlier 3.8-liter V-6 engine) and more twisting (260 lb.-ft. vs. 230 lb.-ft.) without compromising gas mileage.The 2012 Grand Caravan also characteristics a new driver-selectable energy economizer method. Drivers can change the transaxle change schedule with the change of a change to incr[...]



Joe Martin Foundation's Metalworking Craftsmen of the Year award winner Louis Chenot and his 1/8th scale fully operational 1932 SJ Duesenburg

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 Louis Chenot  has spent the past ten years building this incredibly detailed 1932 SJ Duesenberg LaGrande dual-cowl phaeton. Not only does it look good, but the engine runs, the lights work, the top mechanism functions and the transmission and driveline are complete. Lou started his research on this project over fifty years ago with the purchase of a book and through the following years collected many drawings and studied a number of Duesenbergs while they were being restored, taking photos and recording dimensionsLou was presented with a special Lifetime Achievement award by the Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship in 2009. The model was nearing completion but the engine had not yet run. Now that the engine runs and the model is completed, Lou has been selected as the foundation's "Metalworking Craftsman of the Year." The award includes an engraved award medallion and a check for $2000.00. Lou is the 15th person to receive this coveted annual award. Because it is likely that this could well be the finest running model car ever built in this small a scale, Lou's award this year will be presented as the "Craftsman of the Decade." More can be seen on this car and some of Lou's other projects at www.CraftsmanshipMuseum.com/Chenot.htmSee the outstanding work of Lou and 99 other world-class craftsmen at http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/ Thanks Randall! [...]









Getting closer to a compressed air car... Tata isn't the only company working on it, so is Toyota

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The TATA Mini CAT which is a simple, light urban car, with a tubular chassis, a body of fiberglass that is glued not welded and powered by compressed air. A Microprocessor is used to control all electrical functions of the car. One tiny radio transmitter sends instructions to the lights, turn signals and every other electrical device on the car. Which are not many.The temperature of the clean air expelled by the exhaust pipe is between 0-15 degrees below zero, which makes it suitable for use by the internal air conditioning system with no need for gases or loss of power.There are no keys, just an access card which can be read by the car from your pocket. According to the designers, it costs less than 50 rupees per 100 KM, that's about a tenth the cost of a car running on gas. It's mileage is about double that of the most advanced electric car, a factor which makes it a perfect choice for city motorists. The car has a top speed of 105 KM per hour or 60 mph and would have a range of around 300 km or 185 miles between refuels. Refilling the car will take place at adapted gas stations with special air compressors. A fill up will only take two to three minutes and costs approximately 100 rupees and the car will be ready to go another 300 kilometers.This car can also be filled at home with it's on board compressor. It will take 3-4 hours to refill the tank, but it can be done while you sleep. Because there is no combustion engine, changing the 1 liter of vegetable oil is only necessary every 50,000 KM or 30,000 miles. Due to its simplicity, there is very little maintenance to be done on this car.Toyota's air powered car KurinDerived from the Japanese word for air (ku) and wheel (rin), the Ku:Rin project came into being in December 2006 in the Dream Car Workshop of Toyota Industries Corporation. A team of[...]



Must be Moose season

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This photo is already debunked as not connected to the story that is getting emailed around, but it's still comical

They dressed the truck up with the guy spread eagle on the roof of the truck.
The driver and passengers put on Moose Heads.
Down the Maine Toll interstate they went, causing about 16 accidents.
http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/mooseheads.asp



How to import car parts from the USA

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http://www.metica.se/blogg/2011/11/22/sa-importerar-du-bildelar-fran-usa/ has a long list from first hand experience... you'll want to use a translate program like Google Chrome to make it easy to read



More stuff that I liked at SEMA

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This is Randy's newest Blastolene Brothers creation, the Decoliner http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blastolene-brothers-invent-again-randy.htmlThe above is the Dynasport http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2008/03/from-speed-kings-garage-and-scott.html from Scott Whittaker, the same guy who built the Dynaliner http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/12/dynaliner-returned-to-sema-it-is.html I think that if my grave headstone looked like the above pinstriping, I'd be a happy corpse wow, great airbrushing by Munoz!And great way to show off the rig and display bottles[...]



8 Ferraris, 2 mercedes, and a Lambo went for a drive... they all wrecked... completely totalled.

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The above photo is by Yomiuri ShiumbunThis first video has no audio, the 2nd is a news clip, and more coverageluxury sports car enthusiasts in Japan ended in an expensive freeway pileup - smashing a stunning eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes. frameborder="0" height="270" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://specials.washingtonpost.com/mv/embed/?title=Ferrari%20fleet%20ruined%20in%20pricey%20Japanese%20highway%20pileup&stillURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Frf%2Fimage_606w%2F2010-2019%2FWashingtonPost%2F2011%2F12%2F05%2FForeign%2FVideos%2F12052011-25v%2F12052011-25v.jpg&flvURL=%2Fmedia%2F2011%2F12%2F05%2F12052011-25v.m4v&width=640&height=360&autoStart=0&clickThru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fworld%2Fferrari-fleet-ruined-in-pricey-japanese-highway-pileup%2F2011%2F12%2F05%2FgIQAzvn9VO_video.html" width="480">Police say they believe the accident on the Chugoku Expressway in southwestern Japan,  Sunday,  was touched off when the driver of one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and hit the median barrier. He spun across the freeway, and the other cars collided while trying to avoid hitting his car.info found on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/8-ferraris-lamborghini-smashed-in-pricey-japan-freeway-pileup/2011/12/05/gIQAhNQ1UO_story.html?tid=pm_popAccording to The Associated Press, 10 of the people involved in the wreck received treatment for minor injuries. News reports quoted eyewitnesses as saying that at the time of the accident, the procession appeared to be traveling at 85 to 100 miles per hour, well over the speed limit of 60. Bloomberg News quoted a traffic official, Mitsuyoshi Ise[...]



Kia vehicles and the Hamster

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 Every year some cars have this ultra organized closet theme going on[...]



The resurrection of the SOCal Streamliner that Dean Batchelor and Alex Xydias set speed records with in 1949 and 1950 at the drylakes and Bonneville

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 Here is a bit of hot rod history, reborn. This just gets more astonishing, because the original was destroyed in a racing accident, and this recreation is another dead on perfect remake from Dan Webb http://webbautomotiveart.com/... he remade the Golden Submarine of Barney Oldfield http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/12/unusual-things-that-cought-my-attention.html, and the Phil Remington Mod !The original SoCal Streamliner was destroyed in a bad crash at Daytona in 1951. The 1st Bonneville Nationals in 1949 was a successful endeavor for the So-Cal streamliner. The team ran top time of the meet at 187.89 mph & set a class "A" streamliner record of 156.39 mph. They also set the class "C" streamliner record of 189.745 mph.After a successful Bonneville and regular S.C.T.A. season where Xydias/Batchelor came 2nd in the points championship. The streamliner was repaired and the front end changed it was repainted white with the 2 painted on the front wheelcovers. At the May 1950 S.C.T.A. meet the repaired streamliner ran strong on Saturday with a 152.28 qualifying run. Come Sunday Dean was backing up with his return run, there was a strong crosswind which he was steering into to keep straight. When the wind died the streamliner veered right putting the car sideways, it skidded, the tires dug in, went up on the 2 left side wheels and the car flipped and miraculously landing back on its wheels the belly pan had flown off and Dean was knocked unconscious after he smacked the steering wheel with his head. Dean never raced again after that accident.  At the 2nd annual Bonneville Nationals (1950) the Xydias/Batchelor team broke th[...]






3 Day Adrian wants to know if anyone knows about his 5 window hot rod former owners

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Seeing this article http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2009/08/wednesday-night-car-cruise-in-el-cajon.html on El Cajon, I'm hoping someone from this area may help me find a Ronald J or Kathleen Lee they were the last known owners of a chopped 1934 ford 5w coupe I bought back in the early 90s. Would really like to learn some more of its history.

 thanks, Adrian

Only 1 problem Adrian... you didn't leave your email address. Send it to me at jbohjkl@yahoo.com You need to send me that so people can get ahold of you if they want to respond.

You might have a better response if you send me photos, or try the HAMB.






The Dynaliner returned to SEMA, it is a thorough tribute to hot rodding... great details to admire all over

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check the spreader bar, it's a Ford wishbone! Now... that, that is very cool! The grill has 32 teethBitching hood prop! SCOT supercharger? I didn't get a close look, but I think so I dig the speedometer 6 in one guage set, the cool steering wheel, the ashtray, the timing stopwatch, and the "Speed King" drum set gas pedal (posted that a couple years ago http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search?q=dynaliner) cool trunk stuff... Read about all the cool trunk stuff at http://www.streetrodderweb.com/features/0704sr_1932_ford_highboy_coupe/photo_01.html[...]



Winner of the Mopar at the Strip "Best of Show", Weaver's Custom made a cool 1970 Challenger

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allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" scrolling="no" src="http://www.ksl.com/video/we.php?v=15306459.flv" width="640">other awards? Yes, it's won a few: 2011 Utah Autorama Special Interest2011 World's Ultimate Mopar Modified2011 Mopar Action Best in Show2011 Goodguys Builders Choice Snap On Best Innovation2011 MOPAR ACTION FEATURE Feb issue2011 MOPAR COLLECTOR GUIDE COVER CAR..And is, or was, for sale at $200,000 http://www.racingjunk.com/Dodge/2364841/1970-Dodge-Hemi-Challenger-custom-.html[...]



Justacargal... good car photography, here are a couple I've admired

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http://justacargal.blogspot.com/ for her photos, plus the humor she posts every Wednesday, also, for all the ones I've posted before she had her blog http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/Justacargal%27s%20photos[...]



2nd generation Vette looks, but 6th gen performance and interior. Check out this split window Edelbrock Vette look alike

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Karl Kustom Corvettes turns classic Corvettes like the, 1963 Corvette Split Window (Coupe) and the 1967 Corvette Convertible (Roadster), inside out to create a distinctive ride. Karl Kustom Corvettes gives drivers the comfort, power and engineering of today's C6…all shelled in the breathtaking body style of a Mid-year. http://www.karlkustomcorvettes.com/[...]






I just posted more beautful women on my Tumblr gallery of beautiful women

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These are to indicate the level of beautifulBeauty http://isonlyskindeep.tumblr.com/  so enjoy. If any one of them don't measure up, let me know, and those photos will be deleted so that the complete collection's level of excellence is improved[...]



late 1960's early 1970's dragsters and the haulers they got rides on

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all found on a thread on Moparts about Mopar haulers and the race cars... very cool stuff, two of my favorite topics http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=4135439&page=0&fpart=32&vc=1 [...]