Sunday, August 30, 2015

Doodlebug fresh from manufacturing outside the plant

I don't recall where I found the image, I held onto it until I had some time to compare this image to the other Doodlebug photos I have, to see if I'd posted it already (the effort I got to for you all! ) 

How the best prep a car for the customer at a dealership, Chris Brunner, GM, Lexus Plano Texas

On pre-inspection the car interior is checked for water leaks when the wash it.

The Navigational system compass is set

the dealership's location is entered to have a reference for the new owner for any service, maintenance, or what not

radio stations are entered into the presets.

The seats are set for maximum space when the door is opened.

Then they get a print out of the battery and electrical system. The most critical component of a new car is the electrical system. Nothing works if the electrical system isn't working right.

Nissan made 3 prototypes of the LMP1 and went to the track

they were 20 seconds off pace of the leader, a Porsche.

Critics called that "pathetic"

I call that a damn fine start for an undeveloped car. 20 seconds off the best car on the track? Hell, I'd pick that for the winner at the end of the season

an couple examples of good humourous writing I came across recently

Some race cars inspire love. Others generate hate. Nissan's GT-R LM NISMO does both. It couldn't be more polarizing if it were a nuclear-powered, transgender cyborg engineered to perform Masses and abortions on alternating weekends.

Rolling testaments to the indefatigable human spirit, like the bullet-riddled, six-door airport limousines and their crack addled sellers. The Plymouth Crickets with their peeling vinyl roofs and disintegrating interiors that appear to have been made of crudely recycled banana peels. I love the smell of used cars first thing in the morning. 

Road locomotive

the Great American Trucking Show was this weekend in Dallas,

the restored Evel Knievel rig was probably the star of the show

the GATS hosted the Pride and Polish contest

not everything that can be tried should be

Found on

I wonder how long it took that driver to get out

wheelchairs with gusto

The device developed by Brazilian engineers promises to revolutionize the lifestyle and mobility of people using a wheelchair.

1956 Cadillac Station Wagon

Nash testing their Metropolitan at Raleigh Speedway