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!

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


Lake Seealpsee surrounded by Alpstein
mountains in Appenzellerland, Switzerland

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Barkas B1000 - the clever van & bus from Chemnitz

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