Archive for the ‘Vintage Cars’ Category

Here’s some video form cranland 2018, a local experimental aircraft club transformed a cranberry bog into a short field airport. This event is from Farther’s day 2018.

Local pilot and allaround nice guy Bob Trinque flew in with his C45 Twin Beech done up in Army livery. Not bad flying to plop it down on a 1700′ runway.

A few classic cars and bikes rounded out the show.

 

 

 

 

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Who doesn’t like Mario, I mean really?

 

I haven’t posted much content lately but I saw this and figured I’d pass it along. It is pretty basic but judging by some of the calls I get at work I think it may help some people out.

A good series of clearly presented basic electricity and electronics tutorials. Good graphics and some tongue in cheek humor to boot.

Enjoy!

 

By accident I ran across the news that Dan Gurney had passed away on Jan 14. 

It should have been a day of mourning as far as I’m concerned due to the fact that he was one of the most accomplished personalities I can remember. He was a world class driver in many disciplines; F1, CAN AM, Indycars, Sports Racers etc etc. As a kid I was always in awe of the man, when he was interviewed on TV he unfailingly had a huge smile across his impossibly handsosme face  . Not to mention the fact he was one of the few successful race team owner/driver / constructors, and designers. I honestly have never read a report or interview that didn’t paint him as the guy you’d most want to have a beer with. 

He was an avid hot rodder when his family first moved to California and he just never stopped racing, building, and learning.

Rather than blather on about the man, just do an internet search or click on his picture for an Autosport obit.

 

God Speed Dan

Yes yes yes I know this blog is supposed to be about vintage motorcycles but we all have to look outside the fishbowl occasionally don’t we??

I follow this Pommy git who goes by the moniker of Shmee150 on you tube and to be honest I live vicariously through him. He owns some very nice cars and shares a lot of his experiences. Fair enough but I was really and truly knocked out by his coverage of the new Ford GT at the Geneva show. Shmee150 has a spot in line to own one of these things which I found surprising as I wasn’t awfully impressed by the previous iteration.

This car is totally and hugely a different animal from the design brief to the execution. It’s all carbon fiber, well executed and thoughtfully produced. Have a look at the video and I think you will see what I mean, this thing is really a supercar. It’s fast, beautiful and a tour de force of aero. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Ford fanboy at all, but I was impressed at the effort that’s been put into making this a competitive car in a world of Pagani Zondas, Lambo Hurricans and Porsche RS3’s to mention but a few.

I may update this post later, but for now, I thought I’d take a minute ad at least post this.

Enjoy.

As you may or may not know, I have posted some you tube videos about some bikes etc. You can scroll down to some older posts if you haven’t seen them yet.

Or click on the “our You Tube channel” on the left side of the page under “Blogroll”

If you have any interest, please give them a thumbs up or better yet, subscribe so I can get an idea of how many people are looking at this stuff. I have posted videos about carb pilot jet cleaning for instance and some basic Boyer Bransden troubleshooting.

If you would like to see an other How To guides or similar, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. No fancy camera equipment or anything but we’ll see where it leads.