Well, the old Saab comes out to 222.
It’s kind of an odd thing, but I think the Citroen DS and the Olds Toronado lent front wheel drive a sophisticated, up market image. But there was a logical reason behind this too, putting all the machinery up front meant more leg room and more trunk space, which were important in marketing a luxury car in that era. Read more
The aircooled Hondas have a pretty big following on the west coast. I took this photo at a car show a little over a decade ago.
I guess there are a few things to consider, Subaru had no stake in Subaru of America, other than selling them cars. So if they wanted something changed - Subaru wasn’t likely going to put much into it. They did make some concessions to American tastes, the US spec cars all had the optional 4 speed transmission (vs.… Read more
Austin landmark. Creative reuse of the bumpers too.
I’d say the N/Z600 was a resounding sales success in the U.S. In 1971 Honda sold just short of 10,000 cars, in 1972 they sold just over 20,000 cars. For an import in that era, that’s actually pretty big numbers. Renault, for example was doing about the same numbers at the time, despite having been established in the… Read more
I don’t know about desirable...but the Saturn version only lasted two years.
It’s a famous cartoon, the vehicles mostly appear to based on those run by Goldsworthy Gurney. Hancock took pride in the fact that his machines didn’t have a smokestack, and that all the working machinery was enclosed by bodywork.
Left the scene on foot? Sounds like a drunk driver to me. They hide until they’re sober. If they find him he’s going to have some bullshit story about running to find a phone or something.
This is terrible news. One of my friends in highschool was killed by a truck while riding a bike shortly after he graduated. He was the first person in my life to die (my grandparents all died before I was born, so I never had to deal with that before), so it was a hard loss for me then, and even today. I’m sorry you… Read more
I’m sure somewhere, in some archives there’s plenty to be dug out. But so far as finding info online - not much to go on. I can’t find anything about Winby after 1900. I presume he probably retired shortly after that, and he died in 1915.
My suspicion is that he put up money for the project, or perhaps Winby just wanted to honor him for investing in the Transvaal project. There’s really just not much out there to go on.
While it’s probable nothing of the locomotive exists... two world wars and all that, it’d be pretty interesting if maybe some bits and pieces are still sitting in a scrap yard somewhere, or in somebody’s private collection of train junk.
I would guess the renaming of NPOCP has to do with the recent twitter discourse about “crackhead” being a racist stereotype. Not that it really changes anything so far as the content is concerned.
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UPS delivered a package to my house last saturday. Wrong address. Same numbers, different order. I thought I’d just walk it a couple blocks down the street to the right address after I finished running errands. Looked at the package before walking it over to the right house and realized they didn’t even drop it off on… Read more
It was actually purchased by an automotive journalist and now lives in California.