Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How? How in the hell does that guy ride the bike up the steps without pedaling?




WW2 training film about the superchargers that allowed for high altitude flying with B17 and B24





GE first tested them on airplane engines in 1914 when they mounted one on a Liberty piston engine and ran it at the top of Pikes Peak, 14,000ft above sea level to measure the loss of power due to thin air at elevation/altitude.

 The Liberty made 400hp on the ground and 285hp at the top of Pikes peak, but with the supercharger, it made 410hp at the top of the mountain!

Found on http://bangshift.com/bangshiftxl/the-turbosupercharger-master-of-the-skies-awesome-wwii-military-training-film-boost-ftw-against-the-axis/

the Copper Range Bus Company, a history of the parallel between bus riders and privately owned cars eliminating the need for busses



Copper Range Motor Bus Company body by the Eckland Bus Company.

In November 1925 the Copper Range Motor Bus Company began as a wholly owned subsidiary of the CRRR, serving the entire range from Calumet to Painesdale,

 Beginning in March 1926 the route was extended to Ontonagon.

 In 1929 the Copper Range Company purchased the company from the railroad and operated it from the parent company. In 1945 the bus company carried 781,290 passengers but by 1950, with more people taking to the roads in personal vehicles the number was down to 594,381.

 Ridership by 1952 was down to 339,195 and the company cleared only $542.20 in profit, most of this from Ontonagon and Gogebic counties where the CR transported workers to the new White Pine mine.

Following a fire in 1953 that destroyed part of the Houghton business district, including buildings owned by the bus line, and an operating deficit of $6,276, Copper Range decided to end operations of the line. In 1955 it discontinued service and liquidated the company.

Found on https://www.facebook.com/historyprizeludington?fref=nf

it's a long trip down the hill

cute movie coming out next year, with flying cars. "Home"

I dig (get it? yeah, stupid sense of humor, can't help myself) skid steers. Here is a comparison competition fairly laid out among the top 4 brands



Found on http://gentlemint.com/

Competition improves the market for the consumer!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Piaggio Ape on the cover of your sketchbook? You just got my attention! This is the book of Genarro Morra


he also does a lot of sketch work, with a great variety, and not only that, some cool fine art too



and check out the cars!





His website is http://gennaromorra.blogspot.com/  and on the right hand side of his blog, are links to a hell of a lot of other artists work!

Gustavo Duarte is a very talented artist, he just completed a Guardians of the Galaxy comic book for Marvel, and was at the CTN expo this past weekend


here is the cover of Sketchbook 13. 


Sketch art of Vince Aparo, an artist working at Disney Interactive, found at the CTN Expo this past weekend




talented in many different ways, he's good at drawing people, animal, and vehicles!

His website is http://vinceaparo.tumblr.com/ and his art book can be seen or purchased at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/810345

Skip the first 26 seconds, nothing happens, then it gets pretty good.



I'm guessing this is part of a movie or tv show, as the person filming this knew to be in the right place ahead of time to catch this