Wednesday, June 27, 2012

San Fransisco scenery

Rare 1953 VW bug, the 1st of only 7 1953s sold in Canada

 Maybe, just maybe, this is a portable, removeable, sundial. Anyone know for sure?
 This tool kit, comes with the below decal that shows where the tools belong

 This fuel can is awesome... never seen one like it.

Another gallery of that beautiful 1931 Cord L-29 LeGrand

 I'm still trying to capture a great hood ornament photo.

The previous gallery with more photos is here:

1929 Stutz Model M, amazing instrument panel engraving

Jaguars at the Muckenthaler concours, from the 1950's to the XJ220

 the above silver e type is the car that the following interior and engine photos are of. Extensive work like moving the firewall, etc etc have happened

1920 or 21 Studebaker with cool prismatic rear windows, and "More Lite" headlight lenses

Yoopers will understand why I post this, Lake Superior in November? Bad idea, remember hearing Gordon Lightfoot's song about the Edmund Fitzgerald? "Gales of November" he sang of

it's rare that anything newsworthy happens in the yoop, and I'd never heard of this one.

In nov 1926 Chrysler tried to move one ship with 248 new cars through Lake Superior. You can see that the ship ran aground after losing power steering. The cars were unloaded and waited til February for roads to become passable so the cars could get to the nearest train station

the full write up and photos from 

The Great Gatsby movie has some of the most extravagant 1920's cars throughout the movie

 The reliance on CGI for all the vehicle scenes is obvious in these screen captures from the trailer, but not as noticeable when watching it all in motion

Dennis points out soon after I posted this, that the yellow car prominently featured as Gatsby's is a 1929 Duesenburg model J. Good choice of cars, too bad it's out of the movie's timeline

As the trailer states very early, the setting is New Jersey, 1922... but the movie makers didn't stick to pre 1922 cars. Since they included so many cool vehicles from the 20's, I'm going to compliment the marvelous looking vehicles they included without telling them what a gross blunder all us car types are going to notice when we see newer than 1922 models.