Friday, July 31, 2009

Moeller? Moeller? Anyone? Moller?

And this. This is just.....
I want to tattoo his words on my forehead.

Actually, no, wait.
I want to tattoo them on a Berklee kid's arms.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Used car lot

Its way past my bed time.
Once again, I'm trusting you all to write your own end to this one.
From a used car lot in...East Bridgewater, MA maybe?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More hot rod than custom

I was at a very non-scenester car show a few weeks ago & totally fell in love with this 54 Ford.

Every time I see one of these they automatically become the coolest things on Earth & it wasn't until last night that I figured out why.
As an impressionable teen I'd see Big John running around all over the place in this one:

20 years before Jimmie Vaughn's (sorry) this car was it for me.
The blue lexan windows, Lancer hubcaps....and underneath, well....
It was more hot rod than anything.
Apparently at one point it was an old drag car & had a pretty worked over Ford motor (I honestly forget what it was, other than OHV & a single four barrel on top of a tunnel ram type set up) & these killer ladder bars I wish I had pictures of.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Late night ride

I've been meaning to snap the rocket at this place for years.

Of course, I wasn't paying attention to my camera settings & they all look kinda messed up to me.


I don't usually post on the weekends but I'm around & I found something everyone should read.
While flipping through The Rodder's Journal I found it, right there on page 40 of issue number 44.
In their article on dry lakes racing in Nevada in the early 50's it says, in relation to the accompanying pictures, "Something you might find interesting while perusing these photos with today's eyes is the lack of "rat rods," or semi-finished cars. in fact, a number of the cars at the lake event shown here were actual show-winners...""

Friday, July 24, 2009

Its Friday again

I don't know how, or why, Friday became YouTube day around here.
Its not like I'm sitting around doing nothing with all this time off.
Hell, I even managed to take a whole ton of pictures at one of my favorite "No-scenester" car shows a few weeks ago that need posting.
Like this one:

But no, instead I've decided to post The Coachmen....mainly 'cause I've recently found a few intelligible recordings on their MyBook page.
Great musicians and swell guys.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I can't be the only one

Ever rediscover things you already own?
I'm in the midst of packing but wanted to take a few minutes to set this up again.
An old music stand from the Gene Krupa Orchestra that I've had for probably 15 years now.
It's not the cheapest thing I've ever bought, nor the most practical, yet my only regret is not buying more of them, or the taller one the bass player would use.

We really need more product names like this's an Ever-Glow!

What struck me as, I dunno, odd about these things (even more so than the uneven lines on the badge, they were all like this yet all different) was exactly how much heat these bulbs generate.

I can't imagine sitting behind this night after night in a suit, playing music and not sweating like a pig.

I often wonder how much sheet music went up in flames.....which is the only way a stage full of these things could look any better.

Yeah, I own stuff like this yet....I don't own a couch.
What the hell is wrong with me?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I've never posted this? Really?!?!?

I've had an E-Bay account since 1999.
I opened the account with hopes of finding something specific, or at least, related to a specific event....and it wasn't until earlier this year that I finally found something.
When I was a kid my Grandfather would always talk about the racing that would happen at the now long gone Weymouth Fairgrounds.
They'd use the same track for horses, cars, motorcycles and from what I've been told, they never ended well.
Especially for the horses.
So, with the advent of E-Bay, I figured someone, somewhere had to have some kind of tangible evidence of all this.
Photos, a poster, flyer, anything.
For years I searched and found nothing.
It was getting to the point where I'd have been happy to find something related to the BMX track that even I raced on in the early 80's.
Well, the wait was worth it.
Finally, earlier this year I found this program.
Now, I've been told they stopped any kind of motor racing before The War & through a little bit of inter tube sleuthing I'm gonna guess this is from 1941?

Eesh, they kind of scanned like crap.
At some point, I'll re do them.
In the mean time, you'll have to take my word for it....for a 68 year old document its like brand-new.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

So, I'm kind of lacking motorcycle content I guess

I don't know if it's 'cause I haven't really seen too much nice stuff this year, or if I've just lost my psych enough to not really notice.
I'm not sure, but here's a few from a local "cruise" night.....where no one is moving.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Form over function is perfectly acceptable, and highly recommended.

Ya know, it almost has the right size wheels too!
(I'm such a prick)

Friday, July 17, 2009

As much as I

As much as I think the space program is a GIANT waste of money, time, energy and resource, it still amazes me that I am currently sitting in front of more advanced technology than was used to get guys to the moon and back.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

1950 O'Mahony

I did this one all backwards.
The gal and I stumbled across The Mill Pond one Sunday afternoon.
It was closed, which actually made it easier to take some crummy pictures.
Just last week Bugles and I took a good ride back down to it for breakfast, yet I didn't take one picture.
Pretty standard diner food but a great, great car.
The interior was just worn in enough to make me think it was original & after a little inter tube sleuthing I found most if it is.
The booths have been reupholstered but with a blue as close to original as could be found.

I did not take these last three interior shots but stole them from the interwebs.
I wanted to post them 'cause the wear on the original formica counter is more visible.