Daily Archives: October 2, 2012

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

Gas Stations of the 20’s.

Remember when….

The place is a Texaco Gasoline Filling Station (primarily they filled gas tanks). But what is that contraption with the ramps?  The mechanism appears to be driven by the cars wheels.  Hydraulic lines go to that can with a raised top.  What could it be?  A pump for lubeing a car’s underparts? The little sign does say “Havolinc” which was Texaco’s brand name for it’s oil products.  An early engine dynamometer? Maybe it’s a primitive car wash. I dunno, any guesses?
I guess there was no signage limitations back then.  I count eleven Texaco signs on that station.
Land wasn’t at a premium then like it is now. Note the wide open layout and the nice row of little trees. This was a Texaco Gasoline Motor Oil Service Station.  The concept had become a “service station”, which included more than just filling your tank. They even filled it FOR you, no “self-service” needed.
Looks like an early “mall”.  At one location, you could fill up your tank, get a loan so as to look prosperous with a new suit, and have a meal while your spark plugs were changed.
Ford Sales and Service. Look at all those Model T’s.  You could have one in any color you wanted as long as it was black (Henry Ford). 
Simplicity itself.  No name gas and motor oil for 20 cents a quart, wow.
Dome Gas.  You better try it ’cause “It’s Better”. It better be good since they want 23 cents a gallon for it! LOL. So what is that tank car doing on the trestle by itself? Did Hercules Petroleum Co. lose it? A midnight requisition for that better Dome Gas?
Lemans’ Tire Shop. Barney Oldfield tires only $9.99 each. Sounds kind of expensive to me. Note the water can by the side of the road and the barricades around the trees. I guess people just drove up on the sidewalk to get their tires and the trees were in the way.
Here we have Super Motor Fuel.  I hear Dome Gas is better but this stuff is SUPER.
Note the name of the station “Toot-An-Kum-In”.  King Tut was big news in the twenties so why not capitalize on it.  This is a really modern looking station with the full roof and multiple islands of pumps.  AMOCO Gas (still around today) but what does “filtered” mean. Obviously they consider other gas to be “dirty”.
Four Wheel Drive Autos sales and service.  The SUV’s of the 20’s. 4WD gas is only 20 cents a gallon!