Monday, October 23, 2017

1965 Volkswagen Type 147

The Type 147 Kleinlieferwagon (small van) was commissioned by the German postal service, though the Swiss post office bought some as well.

 The 147 used the wider platform of the Type 14 (Karmann-Ghia) with the powertrain from the Beetle. Other parts were sourced from the Type 2 Transporter and Type 3 Fastback. Volkswagen built 6,139 examples between 1964 and 1972.

a series of serious foul ups at the chuck wagon races

A rare accident with the Clydesdales, but look how smooth the recovery goes due to frequent training (skip the first 4 minutes of circling the arena)

Damn, this would be so cool to be surprised with, Budweiser and Lyft partnered with the Clydesdales to make unforgettable rides home

This happened in Boston a couple years ago

on Wednesday, Lyft will deploy cars from the 1930s in New York City to promote a new Budweiser beer called 1933 Repeal Reserve Amber Lager.

Riders looking for a 15-minute trip taking passengers "past landmarks and neighborhoods that were integral to Prohibition," the vintage experience can sign up through Lyft's website, and will receive a $10 credit to cover the cost of the ride.

The fleet of vintage cars includes a 1930 Buick, a 1936 Riley Kestrel, 1937 and 1938 Packards, and a 1942 Cadillac. Cars will only pick up riders in Manhattan between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.

"When Budweiser told us they wanted to offer a fleet of vintage cars to launch Repeal Reserve, we knew Lyft was the perfect option to celebrate the new recipe in a stylish and unexpected way," said Melissa Waters, vice president of marketing, Lyft. "We encourage everyone to make the right choice to drink responsibly and keep our roads safe, and that's why we continue to team up with Budweiser, a brand that shares the same commitment."

Also as part of the marketing around the product, Budweiser is working with alcohol delivery service Drizly to offer consumers $5 off their first purchase of 1933 Repeal Reserve with the code Prohibition.

Budweiser and Lyft team up often, on holidays, to reduce drunk driving and celebrate those late-night heroes who give — and take — responsible rides home.

Each night thousands of Lyft drivers are doing their part to keep drunk drivers off the road.

Now Budweiser's "Give a Damn. Don't Drive Drunk" campaign is making the right choice easier than ever by providing up to 150,000 total round-trip rides during weekends and holidays through the end of the year. The rides will be available across 10 states: New York, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Texas, Georgia, and Washington, D.C.

Wow, Jeff Bridges in commercials for Lyft! The dude abides

Peele and Swinton, in Lyft commercials?

photos from 1890-1910, around New York

interesting farm wagon tarps and convertible shades for the driver

these girls are out roller skating, pulled along by the horse wagon

These photos are all from a young woman in her 20's, Jenny Young Chandler, who in 1890 embarked on a career as a photojournalist.

 She was born in 1865 and married in 1888 at the age of 22, and lived in Brooklyn, New York, where transportation consisted of walking, taking streetcars or riding in horse-drawn carriages.

 Photographs were made by lugging a heavy camera, glass plate negatives and tripod. Understanding how the photo chemicals worked and how light and camera lenses interacted proved to be an exacting task.

While photography was growing in popularity as a hobby for young women whose families could afford the equipment, as a profession, it was still considered a male domain. Yet Jenny Chandler mastered the technical details of camera and chemicals, then used her sensitivity and insight as a professional photojournalist to capture life in turn-of-the-20th century Brooklyn and vicinity.

great grandson trained at the same location as his great grandfather, exactly 100 years apart. He left for France shortly after this was taken in 1917

Halloween is going to be here next week...

cool photo

Know why kids don't dress up as cops, but dress up as firemen? Firemen are heroes who save lives, pets, and homes.... and don't shoot people, issue tickets and do stop and frisks to harass innocent people minding their own business.

If you don't agree, you haven't met firemen. If you're offended, piss off. Everything I wrote is a fact, not an opinion

Holy crap, you all lost your minds. You were both offended by facts, and had melt downs instead of facing it, and saying, yeah, true, cops do indeed shoot people, issue tickets ( motorcycle cops giving a tickets for no seat belts to drivers... figure that out), and harrass people with stop and frisks. 

here's the cop that hit some biker at a stop sign, then kicked him while pointing a gun at him, finger on the trigger, and busted his jaw, full story and result:

Firemen are heroes, they save lives, pets, and homes. Things we value. Cops ignore civil and constitutional rights as it's convenient, and they mostly have immunity for the crimes they commit including manslaughter, assault etc.

Exhibit A, asshole cop pepper spraying bikers who are doing absolutely nothing wrong

If you're frothing at the mouth about my taking this moment to celebrate firefighters, and point out the facts about cops, go away. I never invited you, didn't ask you to comment, and you don't know me.  If you can't handle my sticking up for us ordinary people, and voicing my protest on my site? Adios. 

2 years ago, a cop in Georgia was doing 90 in a 55, and killed two teenage girls.

I had no intent to waste my time writing out a rant, but, hey, screw it, some readers are in denial and hero worship all police, and ignore the fact that many are complete assholes who bully people, and are too lazy to be professional, and do anything useful for the area they are paid to enforce laws in. 

Also, far too many of you can't recall the many times I've posted a special salute for the incredible cops that are awesome. Yup, I've got a 100 examples of police being utterly despicable, and most readers just lose their minds that I point it out, and have zero concern about telling the truth, reporting the news, and leaving opinions out of it. 

So, without listing all the examples of bad cops, killing people, planting evidence and guns on the dead, doing cavity searches on the roadside, without gloves, on women, having sex with underage interns, (that's statutory rape, just a reminder LAPD), drunk driving, killing their K9's by leaning them in roasting cop cars, etc etc ad nauseum - it's all facts, from multiple sources, all news outlets.... here are the examples of good cops that I have posted too... and some readers have forgotten all about. 

If there were more examples of awesome cops, I'd post them too. But, in 30000 posts, 11 years, NO ONE HAS EVER SENT ME ONE. I've found them myself, like most everything else I've posted. 

For being the cop to find the most stolen cars

paint ball innovation for better policing

stolen car ring busted

cops bust a group stealing vans and music equipment

brought a homeless mother of 4 lunch, tried to help

Gave a guy a bicycle because they learned he walks to work 5 miles a day 

Cops being proactive about cars getting stolen near the beach

cops getting smart and proactive about busting people on phones

busting cell phone users

cop get a kiddo a I pad... kiddo was working a lemonade stand, but had to give mom the cash for gas. 

and all of you have forgotten that I used to do "hero of the day" 
he sang "twinkle twinkle little star" to the kid whose dad had just died in the SUV rollover
Stopped to help with a flat tire
stopped to share lunch with a homeless guy
helped kids fix their bike tire
helping a wheelchair bound guy across a road.

and my professional favorite - Maine State Trooper Stephan Murray. The only great cop I've ever admired for his professionalism

That's all I have time for, you can find the rest if you want to, they are all in the archives. Not that anyone remembers.

So, if you're all aggravated that I speak my mind? Deride cops for being assholes when I post evidence of it? Piss off.

 I speak my mind when cops are cool too, but, you're too damn busy to even notice, remember, or keep in mind that I'm equal opportunity, and NO ONE gets left behind. Ohana.

PS, if you're all offended, and think, ah, he's got it out of his system. Nope. Go away now, it's never going to end so long as police do stupid illegal shit that pisses me off. You're just going to get offended over and over.

On the other hand, if you aren't some snowflake, delicate little pansy, and can ride out the storm, stick around, I'm also going to post a lot of cool shit too, and when I come across awesome cops, I'm going to salute them to. But that doesn't come up in the news much, and that's not my fault, I do what I can to share my admiration of EVERYTHING. If they aren't the professionals they should be, that's something I can't do anything about, take it up with them. I was professional, so were most of the guys I served with, and it's simply just something I did, like many other things. It's in the past, and forgotten.

Once again, no one was invited to be a reader, I've never advertised to get more readers, and frankly, no one is going to matter to me if they stop reading along. There has only ever been a handful of people who ever reached out to me in the 11 years, and half billion visits to this blog of mine, and no one else said as much as "boo", not a "peep" out of any of the rest of you, like 77MGB who never had a thing to say until he got pissed off today. Oh effing well. You must not know me, obviously. 

Lunch wagon history... just amazing. Thanks to Daniel who surprised me with this trivia about the "Way Side" Lunch Wagon

There were 3 of these White House Cafes purchased from the T.H. Buckley Lunch Wagon Company of Worcester, Massachusetts by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and set up in NYC.

The idea was to offer prepared food for the equal or less price that taverns offered alcohol with free food. The idea was “to go on the wagon” and spend hard earned money on food and forego the evils of alcoholic consumption.

And now I've learned where the phrase, "fell off the wagon" applies to going back to drinking after trying to be sober

Thomas Buckley, an ardent prohibitionist, later designed coffee kiosks for the Buffalo Exhibition in 1906 and shipment to the UK.
Thanks Daniel!

what a nice old Excelsior and side car, unrestored

Icon's Rolls Royce Derelict