Now we have 2018
1. Auto repair shops go away. A gasoline engine has 20,000 individual
parts. An electrical engine has 20. Electric cars are sold with
lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers. It takes only 10
minutes to remove and replace an electric engine. Faulty electric
engines are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional
repair shop that repairs them with robots. Essentially, if your
electric “Check Motor” light comes on, you simply drive up to what looks
like a car wash. Your car is towed through while you have a cup of
coffee and out comes your car with a new engine.
2. Gas stations go away. Parking meters are replaced by meters that
dispense electricity. All companies install electrical recharging stations.
3. All major auto manufacturers have already designated 5-6 billion
dollars each to start building new plants that only build electric cars.
4. Coal industries go away. Oil companies go away.
Drilling for oil stops.
5. Homes produce and store more electrical energy during the day and
then they use and will sell it back to the grid. The grid stores it
and dispenses it to industries that are high electricity users.
A baby of today will only see personal cars in museums.
1. The FUTURE is approaching faster than one can handle!
In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper
worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next
5-10 years and, most people won’t see it coming.
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on
Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had
10,000 pixels, but followed Moore ‘s law. So as with all exponential
technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way
superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now
happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health,
autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.
Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Welcome to the Exponential Age!!
2. Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10
3 Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, yet they are now
the biggest taxi company in the world.
4. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they
don’t own any properties.
5. Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in
understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player
in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
6. In the U.S., young lawyers already don’t get jobs. Because of
IBM’s Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less
basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70%
accuracy when done by humans. So, if you study law, stop
immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, only
omniscient specialists will remain.
6A. Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more
accurate than human nurses.
7. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize
faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more
intelligent than humans.
8. Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will
appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry
will start to be disrupted. You don’t want to own a car anymore.
You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location
and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it you
only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.
The very young children of today will never get a driver’s license and
will never own a car.
8A. It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% fewer cars
for that. We can transform former parking spaces into parks.
1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now
have one accident every 60,000 mi (100,000 km), with autonomous
driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles (10 million km).
That will save a million lives worldwide each year.
8B. Most car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. Traditional car
companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car,
while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary
approach and build a computer on wheels.
8C. Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi are completely terrified of
9. Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without
accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car
insurance business model will disappear.
10. Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you
commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful
11. Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020.
Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.
12. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar
production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can
now see the burgeoning impact.
13. Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil.
Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to
prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply
cannot continue… technology will take care of that strategy.
14. With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.
Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter
(@ 0.25 cents). We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only
have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone
can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.
15. Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this
year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called
the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes
your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it.
It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any
disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet
will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free.
16. 3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from
$18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100
times faster. All major shoe companies have already started 3D
17. Some spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote
airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need
for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.
18. At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning
possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect
shoe at home.
19. In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-story
office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will
be 3D printed.
20. Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go
in, first ask yourself: “In the future, do I think we will have
that?” And, if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?
20A. If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea. Any idea
designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the
20B. Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There
will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough
new jobs in such a short time.
21. Agriculture: There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the
future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of
their field instead of working all day on their fields.
22. Aeroponics will need much less water. The first Petri dish produced
veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in
2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.
Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.
23. There are several startups who will bring insect protein to
the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be
labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still
reject the idea of eating insects).
The proud owner of a magnificent 1956 Chevrolet convertible, wrote to say he had restored the car to perfection over the last few years, and sent this:
On a very warm summer afternoon he decided to take his car to town. It needed gas, as the gauge was practically on empty, but he wanted ice cream, so he headed first to his favorite ice cream shop.
He had trouble finding a parking space and had to park the car down a side street.
He noticed a group of young guys standing around smoking cigarettes and eyeing the car rather covetously. He was a bit uneasy leaving it there, but people often take interest in such an old and well-preserved car, so he went off to enjoy his ice cream.
The line at the ice cream shop was long and it took him quite a while to return to his car. When he did, his worst fears were realized… his car was gone.
He called the police and reported the theft.
About ten minutes later the police called him to say they had found the car abandoned near a gas station a few miles out of town.
It was unharmed and he was relieved. It seems just before he called, the police had received a call from a young woman who was an employee at a self-service gas station. She told them that three young men had driven in with this beautiful old convertible. One of them came to the window and prepaid for 20 dollars worth of gas.
Then all three of them walked around the car. Then they all got in the car and drove off, without filling the tank.
The question is, why would anybody steal a car, pay for gas that they never pumped and then abandon the car later and walk away?
NO FAIR PEEKING ! !
IF YOU GIVE UP—-
Pit Stop 1950 vs 2013
THIS IS REALLY COOL…! Don’t blink!
Car guys will love this and even if you’re not a ‘car guy‘, it really is amazing!
Road Train in Australia -YouTube…and we thought the rigs in this country were long….
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This is the first I’d heard of this. Additionally we also took other defensive steps to protect our war production capability from both Japanese and German attack. For instance in the Greater Buffalo, New York area there were several steel making facilities, iron foundries & chemical plants. All of these were critical to the war effort and all of them had many antiaircraft batteries manned by US Army troops around the clock.On the east & west coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico we had antisubmarine nets, manned barrage balloons & coastal artillery batteries & spotters. We also deployed Coast Guard & Naval assets in the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes to protect war related commence of raw materials to the steel and iron making industries.
Hidden in Plain View
During WW II Lockheed (unbelievable 1940s pictures). This is a version of special effects during the 1940’s. I have never seen these pictures or knew that we had gone this far to protect ourselves. During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a possible Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.
The person that provided these pictures said she got an interesting story about someone’s mother who worked at Lockheed, and she as a younger child, remembers all this. She says that to this day, these are the first pictures of it she’s seen.
Another person who lived in the area talked about as being a boy, watching it all be set up like a movie studio production. They had fake houses, trees, etc. and moved parked cars around so it looked like a residential area from the skies overhead.
I lived in North Long Beach during World War II, I was 13 years old. (1940) The Long Beach airport was near Lakewood , CA . There was a large Boeing Plant there. If you would drive down Carson St. going south you could drive under the camouflage netting. Ed Pollard
I am 85 and had much of my pilot training in Calif. I have been under this net and have seen it from the air. During preflight training I rode a bus under the net and was very surprised as I didn’t know it was there. It was strong enough to walk on and they hired people to ride bicycles and move around as if they lived there to make it look authentic. Warren Holmgreen Jr
Hiding the Lockheed Plant during World War II – wow this is amazing!
Stop Putting Your Health In !
Wn we sit in our car and turn on the engine, we often, without thinking, turn on the A/C. Every time we do this, we put our health, and the health of the people around us, in danger.
This occurs because when we leave our car outside, we always close the windows. But even when we leave the car in the shade, it can accumulate 400-800 mg of benzene.
If you park the car in the sun, in a temperature higher than 16 degrees Celsius, the level of benzene can reach 2000-4000 mg, which is 40 times more than the permitted level.
By sitting in a car that had closed windows, people inhale the benzene, not knowing that this toxin affects the kidneys, the liver and the bone tissue. Furthermore, it takes a lot of time and effort for our organisms to eliminate it.
The cars’ manuals state that we should open the car’s windows before turning on the A/C, but they don’t explain why, except that it is good for the performance of the car.
The results of the research show that before it starts to cool the air, the air conditioner ejects all the heated air out, and with it – the benzene, a toxin that causes cancer.
Therefore, when you sit in your car, even if you don’t notice any smell of a heated plastic, open the windows for a few minutes and then turn on the A/C. And when you turn on the car, leave the windows open for a few more minutes.
Continue practicing this habit while you are in your car in order to protect your organism from toxins, because the consequences can be extremely tragic.
How is this For Nostalgia?
All the girls had ugly gym uniforms ,
It took 3 minutes for the TV to warm up,
Nobody owned a purebred dog,
When a quarter was a decent allowance,
You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
Your Mom wore nylons that came in 2 pieces.
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time. And you didn’t pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot,
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box,
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents,
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed…and they did it!
When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady.
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked,
Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, ‘That cloud looks like a…’
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game,
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger,
And with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of today,
When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home,
Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
…as well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and say,
‘Yeah, I remember that’
I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dog Dare to pass it on. To remember what a Double Dog Dare is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.
Share this on with someone who can still remember Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale,Trigger and Buttermilk.
How Many Of These Do You Remember?
Wax Coke-shaped bottles with coloured sugar water inside.
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.
Newsreels before the movie.
Telephone numbers with a word prefix…( Yukon 2-601). Party lines.
Hi-Fi’s & 45 RPM records.
78 RPM records!
The Fort Apache Play Set.
Do You Remember a Time When:
Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe,’
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’
‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest,
Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening,
It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best
Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot,
Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures,
‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ made perfect sense ,
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles,
The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team,
War was a card game,
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle,
Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin,
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon,
If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!! come again and see some more
All these examples do NOT imply that gasoline is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are.
You will be really suprised by the last one (at least, I was)!!!
Think a gallon of gas is expensive?
This makes one think, and also puts things into perspective.
Diet Snapple, 16 oz , $1.29 … $10.32 per gallon!
Starbuck’s Reg. Coffee 16 oz, $2.10… $16.80 per gallon!
Lipton Ice Tea, 16 oz , $1.19 … $9.52 per gallon!
Gatorade, 20 oz , $1.59 ….. $10.17 per gallon!
Ocean Spray, 16 oz , $1.25 .. $10.00 per gallon!
Brake Fluid, 12 oz , $3.15 …. $33.60 per gallon!
Vick’s Nyquil, 6 oz , $8.35 … $178.13 per gallon!
Pepto Bismol, 4 oz, $3.85 . $123.20 per gallon!
Whiteout, 7 oz , $1.39 ……… $25.42 per gallon!
Scope, 1.5 oz , $0.99 …..$84.48 per gallon!
And this is the REAL KICKER ….
Evian water, 9 oz , $1.49 …$21.19 per gallon!
$21.19 for a gallon of WATER!!
and the buyers don’t even know the source
(Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)
Ever wonder why computer printers are so cheap?
So they can hook you for the ink. Someone calculated the cost of the ink and….
you won’t believe it but it’s true: $ 5,200 a gal.
$ 5200 A GALLON!!!
So, the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Scope, Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or, G-od forbid, Printer Ink!!!!!
And – If you don’t share this along to at least one person, less people will know…… !!
May you be happy and well
Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter?
Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000
It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays.
Know any friends who would get a kick out of these, pass this on! Be sure and send it to your kids and grand kids, too!
Some really cool vehicles here.
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Phone from Car (1959)
Hot dog stand 1947
Breaking all the rules 1950’s
Popular hair styles from the 50s
Segregated seating at the Orange Bowl, 1955
The Jackie Look 1961
Applicants to Paramount Motion Picture School , 1940
For city kids the street was your playground
1948 Los Angeles , street car chaos
Irish Schoolboys get their Dose of Castor Oil
Traveling First Class 1948
Prom night, 1957
Nice sales pitch 1953
Crowd at a high school football game, 1944 (Notice that there are NO young men in crowd. WWII was going on)
Buying a car in 1950
The Classic Lunch Counter 1960’s
A new suburban housing development opens, Bellflower California 1953
NYC street near Central Park 1900
Mobile School . . . classroom on a rail car – Ontario Canada 1932
Picking up the U.S. Mail, early 1900s
Doing Homework 1946
Daytona Beach in the 1950s . . .
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human created this
This is absolutely amazing. …….Worth watching
TESLA Assembly plant, Fremont, California – Fascinating
Once upon a time this was science fiction.
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click here and enjoy it: UnusualFotos
This definitely puts everything in perspective.
Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.
This has only been 104 years ago . . . Amazing!!!
Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!
The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year,
a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and
$4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all Physicians had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard.’
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax
or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering
into their country for any reason.
The five leading causes of death were:
- Pneumonia and influenza
- Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas Nevada was only 30!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.
There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of
all Americans had graduated from high school.
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
(but almost everyone had a gun!)
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD . . . all in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
DETROIT STEELToday’s cars may be faster, safer, more luxurious and get better gas mileage –
BUT THEY DON’T EVEN COME CLOSE ON LOOKS !
When Detroit Was In It’s Full Glory
1956 Ford Thunderbird
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1960 Plymouth Fury
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2Dr hardtop
1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria
1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan
1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Four Door Landau
1957 Buick Roadmaster 2 Door Hardtop
1957 Lincoln Premiere four-door Landau
1959 Buick 2 Door Convertible
1959 Edsel Citation
Ford lost $350 million ($1.55 billion in 2009 dollars) on the Edsel venture.
1958 De Soto
1959 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser
1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
1958 Dodge Custom Sierra
1949 Oldsmobile 88
1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
1949 Kaiser Virginian
1960 Imperial Crown Convertible
1953 Studebaker Commander
1949 Pontiac Four Door
1960 Chevrolet Impala Four Door Hardtop
1959 Mercury Four Door Hardtop
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Two-Door Sedan
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
1954 Mercury Sun Valley
1960 Chrysler Valiant
1960 De Soto Fireflite
1960 Chevrolet Corvair
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
1960 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser
1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville
1957 Dodge Royal Lancer
1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer
1957 Lincoln Premiere
1960 Dodge Polara Matador
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1950 Studebaker Starlight
What a trip down memory lane!
Be sure to share with all your really old friends!(no offense) ;-How many do you remember?I do… ALL OF THEM
Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?
A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?
A: Oklahoma City , on July 16, 1935.Q: Where was the first drive-in restaurant?
A: Royce Hailey’s Pig Stand opened in Dallas in 1921.Q: True or False?
The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.
A: False. The 1953 ‘Vetted’ were available in one color, Polo White.Q: What was Ford’s answer to the Chevy Corvette, andother legal street racers of the 1960’s?
A: Carroll Shelby’s Mustang GT350.Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator,rather than a direct current dynamo?
A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant.Q: What car first referred to itself as a convertible?
A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.Q: What car was the first to have its radio antennaembedded in the windshield?
A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.Q: What car used the first successful series-productionhydraulic valve lifters?
A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16.Q: Where was the World’s first three-color traffic lights installed?
A:Detroit, Michigan in 1919.Two years later they experimented with synchronized lights.Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM’s100 millionth car built in the U.S.?
A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll out ofLansing, Michigan with that honor.Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?
A: Camden, NJ in 1933.Q: What autos were the first to use a standardizedproduction key-start system?
A: The 1949 Chryslers.Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?
A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.Q: What car was the first to place the horn buttonin the center of the steering wheel?
A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C.The car also was the first with electric door latches.Q: WhatU.S. production car has the quickest 0-60 mph time?
A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. Did it in 4.0 seconds.Q: What’s the only car to appear simultaneously onthe covers of Time and Newsweek?
A: The Mustang.Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?
A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?
A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by Motor Trendmagazine at 192.6 mph.Q: What automaker’s first logo incorporated the Star of David?
A: The Dodge Brothers.Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford, “I have drove fords exclusivelywhen I could get away with one. It has got every other carskinned, and even if my business hasn’t been strictly legalit don’t hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got inthe V-8″?
A:Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde) in 1934.Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?
A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.Q: Which of the Chrysler “letter cars” sold the fewest amount?
A: Only 400, 1963, 300J’s were sold(they skipped “I” because it looked like a number 1).Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?
A: The cylinder wars were kicked off in 1915 after Packard’s chief
engineer, Col. Jesse Vincent, introduced its Twin-Sis.Q: When were seat belts first fitted to a motor vehicle?
A: In 1902, in a Baker Electric streamliner racerwhich crashed at 100 mph on Staten Island.
Q: Which car company started out German,yet became French after WWI?
A: Bugati, founded in Molsheim in 1909,became French when Alsace returned to French rule.Q: In what model year did Cadillac introduce the first
A: 1969Q: What U.S. production car had the largest 4 cylinder engine?
A: The 1907 Thomas sported a 571 cu.in. (9.2liter) engine.Q: What car was reportedly designed on the back of a NorthwestAirlines airsickness bag and released on April Fool’s Day, 1970?
A: 1970 Gremlin, (AMC)Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy?
A: The official name of the mascot of Rolls Royce,she is the lady on top of their radiators.Q: What was the inspiration for MG’s famed
A: The shape of founder Cecil Kimber’s dining table.MG stands for ‘Morris Garages’.only at garbowski.net
There have been little clips about this place for the past few years, it is still not finished but is growing to that conclusion as they will soon run out of space. A short review…. it was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby, it started growing by leaps & bounds.
Soon they were joined by other ‘Model Railroad Clubs’ and other craftsmen. Some were electricians, model makers, carpenters, computer programmers, their wives would stop by to see what they were doing and usually bring them a lunch. One thing led to another, 3 of the ladies had worked at a bakery, several visitors would ask if they had a snack bar. The idea was planted, some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery and a kitchen too. If the fresh coffee smell didn’t get you then the bakery definitely would. This was about 5 years ago. One of the Breweries came and furnished all of the tables and chairs, serving counter, etc. Their latest finished area is the airport. Planes look like they are flying and landing.
GERMAN WONDERLAND link below – AMAZING
‘Fred,’ he replies.
‘Fred what?’ the officer asks.
‘Just Fred,’ the man responds.
The officer is in a good mood, thinks he might just give the biker a break, and write him out a warning instead of a ticket. The officer then presses him for the last name.
The man tells him that he used to have a last name but lost it.
The officer thinks that he has a nut case on his hands but plays along with it. ‘Tell me, Fred, how did you lose your last name?’
The biker replies, ‘It’s a long story, so stay with me.’ I was born Fred Johnson. I studied hard and got good grades. When I got older, I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I went through college, medical school, internship, residency, and finally got my degree, so I was Fred Johnson, MD. After a while I got bored being a doctor, so I decided to go back to school. Dentistry was my dream! Got all the way through School, got my degree, so then I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS. Got bored doing dentistry, so I started fooling around with my assistant and she gave me VD, so now I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS, with VD.
Well, the ADA found out about the VD, so they took away my DDS. Then I was Fred Johnson, MD, with VD. Then the AMA found out about the ADA taking away my DDS because of the VD, so they took away my MD leaving me as Fred Johnson with VD. Then the VD took away my Johnson, so now I am Just Fred.’
The officer walked away in tears, laughing.
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No more Fix-a-flat, no more air compressors, no more spare tires, no more auto jacks, no more tools rattling in the trunk. Will it reduce the price of cars? Will it reduce the cost of roadside service? Will some businesses go out of business?
Resilient Tech was developing them for the military.
Amazing new tires……………………
Michelin Tires… Absolutely SCARY looking…
Look for ’em in August.
These tires are made in South Carolina , USA .
SEE THROUGH TIRES
Radical new tire design by Michelin.
The next generation of tires.
They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show.
Yes, those are ‘spoke’ like connections to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread ‘wrap!’
Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn’t it?
These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.
The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.
Just think of the impact on existing technology:
A. No more air valves..
B. No more air compressors at gas stations…
C. No more repair kits..
D. No more flats…
These are actual pictures taken at the South Carolina plant of Michelin.
THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN…. DISPLAYING THEIR
Here are 7 pictures of German trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back.
The second is of canvas tote bag.
The third is of Pepsi cases and they are all stacked on the ceiling, and the bottom of the trailer is empty…
The fourth is of another truck with the windshield facing the back and there has been a driver painted in the driver’s seat looking back over his shoulder to appear like he is driving backwards. (Now this one is just plain scary, even when the German reads ‘On the wrong way?’)
The fifth one is of an aquarium with fish swimming in it.
The sixth one is of a bookshelf with books lined up in it and a post-it-note with an advertisement on it, probably for the company that sells the books.
The last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy.
The ‘inside’ of the trailer has the appearance of having been through a fire.
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6 soldiers pull up on a main street in Halifax , Nova Scotia on some holiday.
They’re in a standard issue WWII type Willys Jeep.
In the span of about 3 to 4 minutes they completely disassemble the vehicle
And reassemble it with no power tools and drive off in it fully operable!
The idea being to show the genius that went into the making of the jeep
And its basic simplicity. Fantastic!
This is not a joke and they do sell for $600.00. They won’t be able to make them fast enough–be good just to run around town.Here’s a car that will get you back and forth to work on the cheap…….
$600 for the car. 258 miles per gallon… Only a one seater however Talk about cheap transportation …….
Volkswagen’s $600 car gets 258 mpg — It looks like Ford, Chrysler. China launches $600 car that will get 258mpg This $600 car is no toy and is ready to be released in China next year.
The single seater aero car totes VW (Volkswagen) branding.
Volkswagen did a lot of very highly protected testing of this car in
Germany, but it was not announced until now where the car would make it’s first appearance.
The car was introduced at the VW stockholders meeting as the most economical car in the world as presented.
The initial objective of the prototype was to prove that 1 liter of fuel could deliver 100 kilos of travel. Spartan interior doesn’t sacrifice safetyThe aero design proved essential to getting the desired result. The body is 3.47 meters long and just 1.25 meters wide, and a little over a meter high. The prototype was made completely of carbon fiber and is not painted to save weight.
The power plant is a one cylinder diesel positioned ahead of the rear
axle and combined with an automatic shift controlled by a knob in the interior. Safety was not compromised as the impact and roll-over
protection is comparable to the GT racing cars.
The Most Economic Car in the World will be on sale next year:
Wait for it coming to a VW dealer near you, not in this country!
I’m sure the big Three will have a helluva lot to say about it coming to NAmerica
Wouldn’t a car like this be a grand slam, just think about it, you could park it and drive it on a sidewalk….
What a concept.
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THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN… Here are 7 pictures of European trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back. The first one is of a bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the side of the trailer..