Archive for the ‘Automotive’ Category

The .Gif Post No. 684 – Ball Return, A Cannonball & Hot Rolls

Friday, 11 June 2021

[Found here, here and here.]

Adiapneustial Hot Links

Sunday, 6 June 2021

 

Alalaké, Bembeya Jazz National (1971)
Formed by vocalist Aboubacar Dembar Camara in 1961 and specializing in modern arrangements of Manding classic tunes, Bembeya Jazz National won the first two national Biennial festivals in 1962 and 1964 and was crowned National Orchestra (of Guinea-Bissau) in 1966. The song is from a live album, Hommage a Demba Camara, recorded during a 1971 concert.

Fun Fact: No one has ever visited this blog from Guinea-Bissau, the Central African Republic, North Korea or Turkey.

Blue-Eyed Cicadas.

Vehicle Hood Ornaments.

The Doodle Boy reminds me of this kid.

Wikipedia has the power to shape science?

Cool 3D watercolor .gif animation technique [via].

Magawa the Rat was awarded a gold medal for his heroism. [h/t Corinne L.]

The Ford Pinto was no more dangerous than other sub-compacts of the 1970s.

In the beginning, there was disorder, discord and confusion.”

The fate of seven young explorers is a scary story. Here they are enroute to the Urals in 1958. [h/t eaglesoars]

[Top image: 1949 Buick Super 4-Door Sedan in retirement, found here. Classic Harley Earl design.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


 

Saturday Matinee – Refrigerator Rockets, Billy Gibbons, R. L. Burnside & The Obscuritones

Saturday, 22 May 2021

“…and packs an impressive top speed of 100mph.” Good God.
[Found here.]

Billy Gibbons covers R. L. Burnside. From the YouTube comments:
“Just hit play on this one and my 6 year old son immediately yelled from across the room ‘is that was ZZ TOP?!'”

R. L. Burnside was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi, learned from Mississippi Fred McDowell who lived in the next county over. Burnside and his family, tired of the life of sharecroppers, moved to Chicago in the early 50s. Subsequently his father, two uncles and two brother were murdered there. In 1959 he returned to Mississippi, was convicted for murder himself, and served time at the Parchman Penitentiary.

“I didn’t mean to kill nobody. I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head and two times in the chest. Him dying was between him and the Lord.”

The Obscuritones self describe as “Close harmony and rockin rhythm. Like the Andrews Sisters singin with the Stray Cats after a night out with the Cramps.” Okay, almost, but not bad for this sextet from the UK, and their album got a decent review.

Have a great weekend and we’ll do something tomorrow for sure.

Tolfraedic Hot Links

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Schwinn 24, King Arthur & the Carrots (1966)Kinky Friedman formed King Arthur & the Carrots while in college, and they recorded one 45rpm. Flip side was Beach Party Boo Boo, cover version here.

Knots.

Sparks.

Tequila.

THIS is THAT.

Beatnik’s Wish.

Walking on water.

Belle Of The Blast.

Uninstalling a roof raccoon.

Bunk & Twitchy – here and here.

“Are we there yet?” Victorian sedan.

Pizza Crunchy [h/t Corinne L. via FB]

Flight Lieutenant Sibanda’s helicopter.

Lillian Virginia Mountweazel (1942-1973).

[Top image: Created from a kindergartner’s drawing of a car? Nope. It’s El Super Auto del “Potro” Rodriquez, Ingenario Popular. The owner, Alberto Rodriguez (of Deán Funes, Córdoba, Argentina) left a message in the vid comments.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


Sunroof Safety Glass

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Hail damaged sunroof.

[Found here.]

Auto Detailing

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

[Found here. It’s the work of Eddie Putera.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 675 – Ferrari Fan, 3-Point Perspective Sketching & Peach Butt Bidet

Friday, 9 April 2021

[1st & 2nd found here and here. The peach butt .gif came from somewhere in Instapundit, h/t Rightymouse.]

Frankentruckin 2

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Looks like an Olds Alero ’40 Ford Tow Mater undergoing hormone therapy. Nice spoiler, too.

[Found here. There’s another cool hybrid here.]

[UPDATE: Here’s the same mashup in progress!]

 

The .Gif Post No. 674 – A REALLY Happy Lady, Canal Competition & Building Approval

Friday, 2 April 2021

[1st & 2nd found here and in here. Apartment building .gif was created from image found here.]

Thundercycle

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

When you’ve got a genuine Russian tank engine lying around, how can you resist repurposing it? And really, tanks are so lumbering and oafish, and with the price of gas nowadays… something a little more sleek and maneuverable is obviously called for.

This giant motorcycle took the team of welders and mechanics at the Harzer Bike Schmiede in Zilly, Germany, almost a year to craft. It is 17′-4″ long, and 7′-6″ tall, and weighs four-and-a-half tons. 1.8 tons of that is the tank engine itself. The Guinness Book of World Records has just confirmed it is the heaviest motorcycle ever (though interestingly, there is no mention of the size dimensions breaking any records.) They are still hoping to obtain a special license to actually drive it on the road.

[Image and description found here.]


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