Monday, December 28, 2015

1971 Citroen HY Van Model 1600

There is an ad in Hemmings for this restored Citroen van available in Colorado.  It is priced at $48.950 negotiable.   It presents a lot of possibilities.  Images and more information here.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

1960 Corvair

The boy's first car, 1963

Monday, December 14, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Hudson Motor Car Company began production in 1909 and continued through 1954 when it merged with Nash-Kevinator Corporation to form American Motors.  The Hudson name was used until 1957.

The pickup shown here was probably a 1947 model and I believe that was the last year Hudson made pickups.

I saw this image recently that was tagged as a Hudson concept car.  I was unable to find any information to support the idea that this vehicle was in fact any thing more than a beautiful piece of work produced by skilled craftsmen sometime between 1950 and the present.  It would appear to be based on an early 50's "stepdown" Hudson.  The back of the cab looks like it was taken from an early 50's General Motors pickup.

In 1948 Hudson introduced a radical design change to the industry when they lowered the body pan to be below the top of the vehicle's frame.  Thus the term "stepdown" as the floor pan was lower than the frame.

Dropping the floor pan made for a car that had the lowest center of mass at the time.  This improved handling and driveability.  These Hudson stepdowns dominated stock car racing in the early 50's. The 308 cubic inch 6 cylinder equipped with dual carburetors ("Twin H Power") coupled with the low center of mass proved a winning combination.  The fierce competition between Ford and Chevrolet along with the reluctance of American Motors to spend the money needed to stay in the game brought Hudson's success to an end.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Worth repeating

I posted this video in April.  I came across it today and wanted to share it again.

International volleyball

Naco, Arizona versus Naco, Mexico

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bloemencorso Zundert

Since 1936 the town of Zundert, Netherlands has had the world's largest flower parade on the first Sunday in September. Twenty of Zundert's hamlets participate in the parade featuring floats covered with dahlias grown by the town's older population.

Construction begins in May inside large temporary tents.  The fresh cut dahlias are added to the framework beginning on Thursday.

Additional image can be seen here.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Murray General

Dan Hryhorcoff is a semi-retired engineer and machine shop owner who needed a project.  He decided to build a car (he had already built a submarine).  His upscale "pedal car" is operational and registered in Pennsylvania.  It is on display at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania through January 3, 2016.

Read more about Dan's project at Hemmings Daily

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Going mobile

Additional information on this art piece can be seen here.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Burn out

Tire fire in Sulaibiya, Kuwait

Friday, November 27, 2015

Jop van Driel

Jop van Driel is a Dutch artist that works with wood and builds spectacular staircases.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Out of this world art

Lee Downey carved this life sized skull from a 615 pound meteorite.  Scientists say it is part of a planet that orbited between Mars and Jupiter.  When that planet broke apart it flew through space for four billion years.  A thousand years ago it entered the earth's atmosphere and landed in Namibia's Kalahari Desert.  It will be auctioned at Bonhams in Los Angeles on November 24.

Additional information is here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015