Driven by Parker System 8.0.
I’ve been digging up old car photos from high school yearbooks to post in the Vintage Shots thread over at the Hokey Ass Message Board; usually things like some kids building a hot rod in shop class:
While looking for aircraft on the GSA auction site, I decided to check through the vehicles for sale and came up with a surprise:
Well, here's the flipside of Grave of the Fireflies: it's Momotaro's Sea Eagles from 1943 depicting the Pearl Harbor attack. The attack force is made up of little birdies, bunnies, monkeys and bears, and the Americans are represented by Popeye's nemesis Bluto.
Doing my usual check at CWS Auctions for estate sale cars, I found this online auction listing for a rare (around 485-500 made) 1970 Hurst Edition Chrysler 300 in Monroe, NJ:
For a law museum of course.
So in the tradition of Eddie Campos, who back in 1970 burned his lemony new Continental Mark III in front of a Ford assembly plant, this Queensland family gave a spectacular sendoff to their even-more-lemony Jeep Liberty:
And drives into a mud puddle.
Let's just assume this is a legit listing from the start, for the sake of discussion.
This little T-6 trainer was built in WWII. It served the USAF for many years and went on to serve the Japanese JASDF. It was retired in 1961 and maintained in good condition on display for many more years on the base museum at Hamamatsu.
Here's another goodie from Cuba's version of Craigslist, Revolico.com:
This is a cute musical number from the 1966 Czechoslovakian movie Dama na Kolejich (Woman on the Rails) featuring a passel of Skoda Felicia convertibles, a Fiat Topolino, a Jeep, and one little roadster I couldn't identify. I wish American movies had scenes like this...
Step 1: Buy rare, rusty but complete and unmolested 1956 Hudson Hornet V8 on ebay for $2100.
Pages and pages have been written about the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealer auction back in September. Here's the final chapter: 18 cars whose new owners have failed to pay up as promised are being auctioned again - online only, ending next Saturday at midnight. Three are Fords; the rest are Chevys, all in varying states…
Bad enough when you hear about classic cars getting wrecked on the road - at least they were in their element. When a classic warbird gets wrecked on the road in this manner, it's even sadder - compounded by the fact it was freshly restored and on its way to a Veterans' Day parade before being put in a museum:
Looking through the Cuban Craigslist, Revolico.com again, I found this '58 VW Guagua (Cuban slang for Bus). The photos in the ad were badly distorted, so I did what I could:
Now that I can post here, this was intended to be my first post from back in August. The ad is still running, so here you go:
On the evening of May 29, 1971, Cheryl Miller and Pamela Ann Jackson, both 17, borrowed a 1960 Studebaker Lark and headed for a party at a gravel pit south of Beresford, South Dakota. They never made it. Now the car, with the remains of the two girls inside, has been found upside down in Brule Creek and has been…