*Image is from the newly released book "Van Nuys Boulevard 1972," a collection of Rick McCloskey's amazing photos from the golden age of car cruising in the San Fernando Valley. Highly recommended, even if you're not into cars. sturmanddrang.net/products/rick-…
**Car here is a Windsor White 1967 Ford Mustang GT, wearing the then-au courant Keystone Klassic mag wheels. The Bullitt Mustang was a Dark Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT, with decal delete and American Racing cast spoke mags.
For you vintage car nerds, here's a little dive into the history of the Continental Automobile Co. Not the Ford brand or Lincoln model, a completely different car make that only existed 1933-34, with the dandy slogan "Powerful as the Nation." #DavesCarIDService
Continental Motor Co. was founded in 1902, and that's exactly what their business was: making motors. Not cars, just motors. Their were tons of car companies at the time who didn't have resources to make their own motors, so Continental filled that gap as an engine supplier.
Continental was the sole or partial engine supplier to over 100 different car makers, including some well known ones: Auburn, Cord, Ruxton, Durant, Moon, Kaiser, Graham-Paige, Hudson. The also built the earliest production car front wheel drive mechanisms for Ruxton & Cord.
I'm not so sure. Wealth-glamorizing is standard fare for the NYT lifestyle pages. A typical Times subscriber will nod their way thru the Bolshevik news/OpEds, then 1 minute later ooh-ahh the Hamptons lifestyle shit. Self awareness is not their strong suit.
"Jack, an entertainment industry hedge fund attorney, and wife Jill, CEO of Love Chukkers, a non-profit that teaches polo to inner city trans youth, expressed concern that the Southampton awareness fundraising season would be interrupted by COVID newcomers from New Jersey."
Red Schafer in his 1921 Duesenberg special, powered by the 8 "walking beam" engine. Duesenberg had been racing since 1913, but 1921 coincided with their first production car built in Des Moines (the Duesenberg Bros were from Rockford IA) #DavesCarIDService
Fred & Augie Duesenberg were 2 NW Iowa farm boys who founded the Mason car co. in 1906, later purchased by Iowa washing machine magnate Fred Maytag in 1909 and renamed Maytag-Mason. Built in Des Moines and Waterloo.
The early Iowa built cars won many hill climbs, and the brothers began building race cars under their own name in 1913, in a shop in St Paul MN. One of their early drivers was later WW1 ace Eddie Rickenbacker, who drove a Doozy at Indy in 1914.
Today's episode of #DavesCarIDService is brought to you by the Venice Beach Amusement Pier Monkey Speedway, home of the thrill packed Powder Puff Monkey Drags! Eliminations every Saturday at 8. Remember, no nitro, and no wagering
You can displace and ruin dozens of businesses, create a violent anarchist free-fire squatter's camp, but by God if you as much as THINK of interrupting my Netflix-and-chill, I will nuke you back to the Stone Age
Jenny Durkan's new campaign slogan: My Life Matters
This installment of #DavesCarIDService is brought to you by #DavesCarUniversity. Our first lesson: this 1937 educational film will show you with amazing conciseness exactly how your rear end works.
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Before commencing with today's IDs, a couple of corrections from yesterday: first h/t to Harry B for spotting a Renault truck, which I had kinda suspected was a Mack. Who knew the Minnesota Highway Dept used French trucks in 1920?
Good. I encourage advertisers everywhere to permanently boycott all social media platforms forever. cnbc.com/2020/06/26/coc…
This country will never heal until Facebook and Twitter have mass layoffs, their electricity shut off, eviction notices pasted on their doors, and Dorsey and Zuckerberg are sharing a '78 Winnebago parked under an overpass on the 101.
If 50% of US college faculty can be for the violent overthrow of the government, I feel no hypocrisy for using this platform to call for it to be starved of ad revenue
1 Comment sections are the worst part of the internet
2 Twitter is the internet's biggest comment section
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by Twitter, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the mentions at dawn looking for an angry fix,
blue checked hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night
When it comes to turning people into gibbering mental cases, Twitter is worse than meth, crack, lead paint chips, syphilis, and college combined