Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cowboy, Arizona, 1957

Pic from Portfolio Two: Twelve Photographs by Pirkle Jones,
American (Shreveport, Louisiana, 1914 - 2009, San Rafael, California),
1957 Collection SFMOMA

Friday, September 12, 2014

Gaaaaazzzzzzzz!!

Start the day with a twist of the wrist. Weekend is here!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Comfort ride

Interior of a Citroen CX Pallas 2400 - comfy and classy!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

HD racing legacy

This Day in Harley-Davidson History – August 24, 1958 – Carroll Resweber claims the 20-mile national title

   Harley-Davidson swept the 1958 racing Grand National competition held in Du Quoin, IL, marking the fifth straight year that Harley was first in the nation. Leading the pack was Carroll Resweber with 36 points. One point behind was Joe Leonard in second place. Three new AMA records were set: Joe Leonard won the 200-mile Beach-Road Course in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 11.3 seconds and the 50-mile, 1-mile dirt track in 34 min, 33 sec; and Carroll Resweber led the 20-mile, 1-mile dirt track race in 14 min, 5.12 sec. Harley had an additional seven outstanding victories throughout the year.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hank Garland

In the 1970s Johnny Cash tried to help his close friend,
legendary Nashville guitarist Hank Garland,
restart his career by bringing him into the studio to record.

You've heard Hank, he played on recordings by Brenda Lee,
Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins,
Everly Bros, and performed with Cash, Tillis, and Elvis.

He was either a country guy who played jazz or a jazz guy
who played country. His album Jazz Winds from a New Direction
is cited by countless jazz guitarists as a major inspiration.
That album has been bundled with two of his other instrumental
albums and renamed Move! The Guitar Artistry of Hank
Garland, and is available as a 2 CD set or mp3 download.
Give it up for Hank!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Green monster

Opel racer called the "green monster",
engine capacity: 12.3 liters!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Morgan Superdry 23

A fleet of Superdry 3 Wheelers ready to leave the factory...
what a day for it!
www.morgan3wheeler.co.uk

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Moving out of Death Valley,1956

Pic from House Being Moved,
from the series Death of a Valley by Pirkle Jones American
(Shreveport, Louisiana, 1914 - 2009, San Rafael, California),
1956 Collection SFMOMA

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Trip to Panama - Bar, Oberen Letten, Zurich







Cerveza Pacifico & Pulpo Ceviche


Panama bar with river pool

Brunch on the river

Table with view

Brunch service

Menu of the day
Menu of the day (translated)

Friday, July 04, 2014

Hot Heads East

Hot Heads East in Finsterwalde, Germany
Sept. 06 - 09, 2013

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Appenzellerland

Lake Seealpsee surrounded by Alpstein
mountains in Appenzellerland, Switzerland

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Barkas B1000 - the clever van & bus from Chemnitz


Barkas 
was the East German manufacturer of small delivery vans and minibuses named the B1000 and belonged to the State "Industrial association - vehicle production", called "Industrieverband Fahrzeugbau (IFA)". 
The van was built in a new factory in Chemnitz (then known as Karl-Marx-Stadt). 
B1000 production started in 1961 and continued until 1991. 
Originally the B1000 was powered by the 45 horsepower three cylinder, two stroke DKW derived engine found also in contemporary Wartburgs. 
Shortly before production ceased, the model designation was changed to B1000/1, and the old engine was replaced by a 1.3 four-stroke engine manufactured under license from VW. 
The B1000 was a remarkable van at the time; the unusually high loading capacity, two-stroke engine, front wheel drive and semi trailing arms suspension differed from the more traditionally constructed vans in the West. 
Being the only commercially available van in the GDR the factory offered many body styles; a flatbed, a panel van, a people carrier, a box van and an ambulance were all available.
Comparisons with the Volkswagen van of the early 1960s were inevitable. 
Its front-mounted engine made the Barkas easier to load and more variable in its configuration, 
with space for up to 8 passenger seats. 

The vehicles were mostly produced for public service applications, with private customer delivery times in the 1960s stretching to heroic levels commonly associated with Trabants, of between ten and fourteen years.
 
Technical data: car weight: 1170 kg; engine: 3-cylinder / 2-stroke, displacement: 991 ccm,  max power: 42 hp at 4000 rpm, max torque: 98 N/m at 2500 rpm; transmission: 4-speed manual; top speed: 100 km/h, fuel consumption: 10.5 liters / 100 km/h; payload: 1000 kg, hold content: 6.4 m3