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Nice Car

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—-

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Did you know our leaders were this creative during WWII.

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.

Before….

1 After..
2The 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. 
3 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.
4I 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 

5I 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
67 8Hiding the Lockheed Plant  during World War II – wow this is  amazing!

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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.

Medical Explanation:

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.

indulge in enjoyable recollection of past

 

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?
Candy cigarettes

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.

Peashooters.
&nb sp;

Hi-Fi’s & 45 RPM records.

78 RPM records!

Green Stamps.

Mimeograph paper.

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 
Friends,’

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

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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!     

        https://gm1.ggpht.com/Mn5ouPs9cfC5A7OhW8TUhMyUn8kEvFodPBLByn0kH_Mho2Y5gIC7v3BnNj3j_F35-2EQSPvcuiWZkqlkNsUAxoCfA8p_pqed7mcLwfKqA-Dbe-r1Hts5FPsxvbS1KN4oeqRL857EoqgkrQHl6TdBqe0tsrgCLuYfyZeiHZYUz49V1665WdsmYqytm-qHmdelSqdC9D9PLbHPRTn-CF47X29CJk2Ea5WdJ6rmkFwwrTYmszFJeFjYNUgJF1vsfHtPdI1qh6Gpmy70fqvCFhEs-oXyjbRGM5H_b79qVNFi9rc0_IYqqvrXZKQqkPYvb0dqlU-qsN-BlRkZhDWPujRnbFQNBzYiea-NVIwlJ4G3QdGdT_WAuCxjKMLOUoPlL_5oz0BnGVMMBFPyjGwpwvBWhYTn9WqvkoO012AGoyP7dbNp-rsWtVNNqO7Sd1vR6dryL85iBLDIiZWbSFeogQLfIXG4oRdxxG04gqLb6lBP7FY-8jNyioXsTrbhhb7QWS1k7XiCFJp_0CDcIXXcf-FzV9rIEcZyqZX5Epe77xdROScgJ9b63da3iBknJ6LZpmsz8CSRdg23m3UYX9mp6bNSHJdciK8rv_1D9wd_p_DsopPYk1x806yeva-3bYXwMC5LSkyGB_FUB4C-A1vkZoW4ZIl8YME48MVXQGnLHMVA3IZU41wZf5FFXemjWGhOGeM=w300-h300-l75-ft

$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 

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The year was 1955

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents  just to mail a letter?

https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 1.jpg?attredirects=0

If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire 
outside help at the store.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 2.jpg?attredirects=0

When I first started driving, who would  have thought gas would  someday
cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we’d be better off leaving
 the car in the garage.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 3.jpg?attredirects=0

Did you see where some baseball  player just signed a contract for  $50,000
a year just to play ball?
  It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll
be making more than the President.
        

https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 4.jpg?attredirects=0

I never thought I’d see the day  all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They’re even making electric typewriters now.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 5.jpg?attredirects=0

It’s too bad things are so tough  nowadays.
I see where a few married women are having
to  work to make ends meet.

https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 6.jpg?attredirects=0

It won’t be long before young  couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so  they can both work.                                                                                     
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 7.jpg?attredirects=0

I’m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 8.jpg?attredirects=0

Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government  takes half our income in taxes. I  sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 9.jpg?attredirects=0

The fast food restaurant is  convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they  will ever catch on.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 10.jpg?attredirects=0

There is no sense going on short trips any more for a weekend. It  costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay   in a hotel.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 11.jpg?attredirects=0

No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $15.00 a day in  the hospital, it’s too rich for  my blood.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 12.jpg?attredirects=0

If they think I’ll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 13.jpg?attredirects=0

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!

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Priceless nostalgia-from the past

 

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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how cars are made – Tesla Motors

human created this

TESLA MOTORS    What an automated operation!
This is absolutely amazing.                  …….Worth watching

TESLA Assembly plant, Fremont, California – Fascinating

Watch this and you’ll better understand why the number and nature of manufacturing jobs will never be what they once were. 
 
Once upon a time this was science fiction.   
click below on this link:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/8_lfxPI5ObM?rel=0

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This definitely puts everything in perspective. 

Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.

This has only been 104 years ago . . . Amazing!!!

1910 Ford

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:

  1. Pneumonia and influenza
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Heart disease
  5. Stroke

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.

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Auto – When Detroit Was In It’s Full Glory

DETROIT STEEL
Today’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?
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Volkswagen only sold two Beetle’s here in America in 1949
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, and
other 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 antenna
embedded in the windshield?

A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Q: What car used the first successful series-production
hydraulic 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’s
100 millionth car built in the U.S.?


A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll out of
Lansing, 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 standardized
production 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 button
in the center of the steering wheel?

A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C.
The car also was the first with electric door latches.
Q: What
U.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 on
the 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 Trend
magazine 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 exclusively
when I could get away with one. It has got every other car
skinned, and even if my business hasn’t been strictly legal
it don’t hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in
the 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 racer
which 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
electric sunroof?

A: 1969
 
Q: 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 Northwest
Airlines 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
octagon-shaped badge?

A: The shape of founder Cecil Kimber’s dining table.
MG stands for ‘Morris Garages’.
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A GERMAN WONDERLAND

AMAZING…

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

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ACkmg3Y64_s?rel=0

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Just Fred- funny…

 

 AH, CONSEQUENCES!  CAUSE & EFFECT EXAGGERATED! 

 

 

 Fred
Just Fred

 

 

 

 

 

An Arizona Highway Patrol officer stops a Harley for traveling faster than the posted speed limit, so he asks the biker his name.

‘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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Tires-No more Fix-a-flat

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?

Coming soon! They have been testing these for several years now.

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!’

The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion…

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.

ARTISTS trucks painting

alk about traffic stoppers?!

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN…. DISPLAYING THEIR
GENIUS AND TALENTS IN THE GERMAN TRUCKING INDUSTRY!

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 first one is of a bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the side of the trailer…



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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JEEP STRIP AND ASSEMBLY SHOW

       

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!

Click here:
<http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=lgwF8mdQwlw&feature=player_embedded>
Willys Jeep

Car – cheap transportation …

TINY CAR….very interesting
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:
Better  than Electric Car – 258 miles/gallon: IPO 20110 in
Shanghai  This is a single seated car
From  conception to production: 3 years and the company is
headquartered  in Hamburg , Germany
Will  be selling for 4000 Yuan, equivalent to US$ 600..
Gas  tank capacity = 1.7 gallons
Speed  = 62 – 74.6 Miles/hour
Fuel  efficiency = 258 miles/gallon
Travel  distance with a full tank = 404 miles

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.
NOW click here:  NEW VW CAR

decorated trailers

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAINHere  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..


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.
Chinese Proverb: ‘When someone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others