Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Orchid mantis

Native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia the brilliant color of the Hymenopus Coronatus actually acts as camouflage as it mimicks the orchid flower.  Additional information available here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nosing in

Horse and rider part company during the Hollymount Nursing Home Beginners Steeplechase.  Neither were injured from the fall.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

1st Big Dog

This 40 foot Greyhound Scenicruiser is the 1949 GX-2 Prototype.  It was the first long bus to be built and because of its length special legislation had to be passed before it could be put into service.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Record loop-the-loop

Terry Grant breaks the Guinness World Record for the largest loop-the-loop drive.  He was piloting a Jaguar F-PACE.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mercedes transporter

This transporter was built on a lengthened tubular frame from a 1954 Mercedes 300S coupe.  It was powered by the 3 liter six cylinder engine from a 1955 Gullwing coupe.  Body and interior components were fabricated from a Mercedes 180 sedan.  Unfortunately Rudolf Uhlenhaut (racing engineer and manager of MB motor sports) had the Blue Wonder scrapped in 1967!