Saturday, August 01, 2015

Those damn construction guys, and their evil plan to ruin our day

Pizza delivery guy stuck in a flooded road, but still saves the pizza. A true hero.

this might be the earliest car made in the USA, but the Lambert never went into production until 1902 and sold until 1917


Made by a JW Lambert according to his decendants, in 1891
http://caroljeanlambertbooks.com/proof-of-priority-rays-questions-jim-swovelands-statement-walter-lewis-photo/

Since they are looking to make money by selling books asserting their ancestor made the first automobile in America, I'm going to skeptical until some 3rd party verifies this.

"With a significant role in the development of the automobile, John Lambert is featured in two books Clinton resident Carol Lambert has written: "Something New Under the Sun: The History of America's First Gasoline Car," as well as a fictionalized history, "Who Invented America's Gasoline Automobile?" Carol Jean Lambert is having a book launch open house at Thurston House, Green Street, Clinton, on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m."

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140613/COULTER01/306139966/1189/coulter17

Friday, July 31, 2015

Stream liner egg delivery van

in sneak mode

a lesson learned by UPS

By obsessively tracking its drivers, UPS found that "a significant cause of idling time resulted from drivers making left turns, essentially going against the flow of traffic," according to Elizabeth Rasberry, a former UPS public relations manager.

 Drivers are instead encouraged to drive in right-hand loops to get to their destination. Today, many of the routes are designed to avoid left turns, and UPS says the policy has saved 100 million gallons of gas and reduced carbon emissions by 100,000 metric tons since 2004.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/60556/19-secrets-ups-drivers

Carroll Shelby racing a 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport at the 1957 Cuban GP where he finished 2nd behind Juan Manuel Fangio.

Anatomy of a bicycle

Harley bought a boat company, for the fiberglass production... so technically, with 51% ownership, the 1962 Tomahawk boat was a Harley



In 1962, Harley-Davidson purchased 51% majority interest in the Tomahawk Boat Company located in none other than Tomahawk, WI. The goal was not to move into the watersports market, but to gain a facility to produce fiberglass motorcycle parts as well as bodies for that golf cart I mentioned earlier.

By the 1960’s, saddlebags and sidecar bodies were being produced from fiberglass, so this move actually made sense and allowed Harley to produce 100% of their fiberglass parts in house. Within one year, Harley had ceased production of watercraft altogether at the Tomahawk facility and had completely bought out the company by 1965.


Found on http://www.hdforums.com/articles/a-harley-in-every-boat-house/  via  https://www.facebook.com/groups/111664952275098/?fref=nf

Glamis, turkey day 2014