Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1913 Isotta Frashini S1, first awesome race car I've come across this year, and it's incredible

Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, and Robert Downey Jr made a movie that comes out this year, about a chef that loses his restaurant and starts a gourmet food truck

why did America go to the moon? You know what we got? Bored. So we left. We got a car up there, we left the keys in it. You know why? Because we're the only ones going back up there. That's why. (transcript from this commercial, I find it funny)

Found on http://karakullake.blogspot.com/

Imagine Dennis Leary being the spokesman instead... that would be even funnier

and Kim Fires back that this was obnoxious... maybe. Certainly could be, or it was bold and cutting and maybe tongue in cheek humor... I certainly don't know... but you'll love the Ford reply!

Thank you Kim!

Smitten Ice Cream, San Fran... started with a Radio Flyer red wagon, then moved into a custom shipping container, a business success story

some cool stuff that grabbed my attention at the LaJolla Concours

I'll guess I'm not the only one that has never seen a leather license plate before. This is on a 1905 REO

I'm still thrilled to find a cool old radio in an old car...

very, very few cars have a "sold by" plaque on their dash

Suddenly its easier to understand the Cobra Daytona design, and the Cobra Ferrari war

From a Flikr page of the Cobra Daytona vs. Ferrari 250 GTO: A Design Evaluation https://www.flickr.com/photos/25974539@N02/sets/72157632836761377/

  The Simeone Automotive Museum had a very special indoor Demo Day on February 23rd. Dr. Simeone discussed the evolution of two of the most iconic of all racing GT sports cars: the Ferrari GTO and the Daytona Cobra Coupe. The presentation featured an example of each car in the main area of the museum and, using accompanying photos by Andrew Taylor, examined the styling similarities - and differences - that made each unique.

"The Cobra Daytona Coupe and the Ferrari GTO were the centerpieces of one of the classic battles in motorsports history," said Dr. Simeone, executive director of the Museum. "I think it is safe to say that there are few places in the world - if any - where you can examine these two machines together at the same time."

The Cobra, CSX2287, was the very first Coupe built and the first to race, at Daytona in 1964, where it was leading until a fire put it out of the race. The Ferrari is the second GTO built and finished second overall, first in class, at the 1962 Sebring 12-hour race, driven by Phill Hill and Olivier Gendebien.

The owner of the Ferrari, Mr. Bernard Carl, was on hand to offer his impressions of driving both cars. He was also a former owner of a Daytona Cobra Coupe, #2601.

The Simeone Museum is one of the few museums in the world where visitors can see, hear, and smell famous race cars run. The Demo Days, which began in 2009, feature extremely rare racing sports cars from the Simeone collection being driven on the three-acre lot in back of the Museum. A brief lecture by Dr. Simeone on the importance of the cars and their place in history precedes each driving demonstration.

The Demonstration Days events are held on the 4th Saturday of each month at 12 Noon, weather permitting. Visitors are encouraged to check the Museum’s Web site (www.SimeoneMuseum.org) before coming for any last minute changes. Admission to the Demonstration Days is included as part of the regular admission price.

Photos by Andrew Taylor

Doc's DeLorean in three of it's aspects