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Posts Tagged ‘Automotive’

Auto Parking Towers

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Auto Elevator, Chicago, 1936

Auto Elevator, multiple locations, 2019.

Nah, just not the same.

[Found here and here.]

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Messerschmitt 1950

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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Barely five years after Germany’s unconditional surrender in WWII, and they were still in business.

[Found here.]

2014 Prototype Driverless Sleeper Car

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

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[More photos here. Related .gif animation here.]

Nature’s Custom Pinstripes

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Custom Pinstripes

Yeah, this got posted a day ahead of schedule. Posting a stupid cat pic and a stupid bird pic on the same day disrupts blog karma big time. Lo siento un poco.

[Found here.]

The Bug That Wasn’t A Bug But Was.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

1942 Renault 4CV Prototype front

1942 Renault 4CV Prototype rear

Take a guess as to what it was – the answer’s below the break. (more…)

The Best VW Repair Manual Ever: “How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot”

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

VW CUTAWAY
This predates the “For Dummies” books, and although it focuses on VWs, it’s also a primer on how all the systems in a gasoline-powered car work, how to maintain them, how to diagnose trouble and how to fix it.  It’s written as if your Uncle Joe was coaching you, and the diagrams (and comics) are hand-drawn in Robert Crumb style. I learned a lot from it when I was in my 20s, and the book is still in print via Amazon here.

Even if you don’t own an old VW, get a copy and read it just for fun, enjoy the illustrations, and pass it on to your favorite teenage greasemonkey like I did. (It’s the perfect Christmas gift for someone with a VW, an adjustable wrench, a hammer and a couple of screwdrivers.)

Oh, and click on the image to see the big picture.


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