Category Archives: great automobiles

APPLE CRUSHER VAN


Wow.  Just wow. Advertisements

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PRESTON TUCKER’S DREAM REVIVED


Interesting article here, in Wired Magazine, about a 70 year-old concept car prototype being built by Rob Ida Concepts,  a custom car designer outfit of Morganville, NJ.  The prototype was the brainchild of Preston Tucker, who was best known for … Continue reading

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1954 PACKARD PATRICIAN


Beautifully restored, observed in the wild.

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SERIOUSLY COOL TRUCK, SOMEWHERE ON THE ROAD


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HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS – 7


Saturday, March 17, 2012 On Friday night, I drove until I got to within 50 miles of Nashville, then checked in to a motel to get some rest, order some food and, above all, soak for a long time in … Continue reading

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AMERICAN BANTAM


This is the company that gave you the original Jeep and a lot of interesting cars besides, like this 1939 Roadster, displayed at the must-see Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

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DÁLNÍK, OR THE “LONG-RANGE THING” FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA


The Czech neologism “dálník” basically translates to “long-range thing.”  It describes a peculiar vehicle with two wheels like a motorcycle (monotrace is the official term, I think) but which provides the comfort of a car. This is the convoluted story … Continue reading

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HARRIS STEAM CAR


This is a 1936 aerodynamic Harris steam car on display in the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.  Pretty amazing beastie.

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DELAHAYE


The 1936 Delahaye Type 135 – a space-age car of the pre-war era.

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WEAVING A CAR


Lexus is using an automated, laser-guided giant 3D loom (video at New Scientist TV) to weave fiberglass and carbon fiber parts for its Lexus LFA supercar (h/t World Net Daily’s Technet).  Parts thus produced will reportedly be stronger and lighter … Continue reading

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