Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by xcel, Feb 20, 2013.
This is why you road trip...
A touching tribute to a man and his family that started their own American Experiment in the Central Illinois region almost 200 year ago.
The People’s Car made its bow at one of the most prestigious collector-car events in the world on Sunday, March 10th, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and wowed the thousands of enthusiasts who attended the event. Most car enthusiasts know about the humble Beetle, the Golf, and the Microbus, but the class of 12 vehicles showed how the platform inspired coachbuilders around Europe to produce their own versions of the Volkswagen.
1950 Hebmueller Convertible
The Concours, now in its 24th year, traditionally features a special class that stands apart from concours orthodoxy. In the past, the Amelia Island Concours has featured the like of movie and advertising cars, but this year chose to highlight an overlooked segment of Europe’s carrozzeria (or karosserie) culture with a class of custom coachwork Volkswagen vehicles.
Among the 12 very special vehicles, Amelia Awards for the runners-up in the class were presented to the 1950 Hebmueller Convertible of Gene Langan from Glastonbury, CT.
From the 666th post in this thread, remember this?
Bullitt: 68 Charger vs 68 Mustang...
It just so happens that exact Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the movie “Bullitt” was sold at Auction this past Friday for a whopping $3.74 million USD!
I remember getting my Prius airborne on that very same street.
Natty Daddy ?
Its got lovely patina........
Love the brown mosaic custom paint.
How is your BMW Grille and Toaster oven working out this year?
I was at a BK on Manchester in LA last night, less than 18-hours before swapping into a Niro EV, when I saw this.
Someone cut the EVSE end off? Bastards! And I presume that's a regular car with ICE parked there, though pointless to reserve the space if charging cannot be done I suppose...
Yup. The charger next to it was intact - not sure if it was active - and it was ICEd as well.
What do you expect from fossil fuels fighting against their own extinction. It also helps having an american attitude of "I got mine, & gonna keep it.".
Following the rules of the road is important -- even if you're the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
Story link embedded in the pic.
The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department pulled over the Wienermobile for not following the Move Over Law. The driver of the Weinermobile was given a verbal warning.
The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department would like to remind motorists that when a vehicle is on the side of the road with its emergency lights flashing, the motorist is required to move out of the lane closest to the vehicle if possible. If a safe lane change is not possible, or the motorist is traveling on a two-lane roadway, they are required to slow their vehicle, maintain a safe speed for traffic conditions, and drive at a reduced speed until completely past the vehicle.
I saw an example of that this morning. Only about half a mile after the sign that clearly says "Move over
for Emrergency Vehicles " there was a State trooper on the side of the road , lights blazing. I had already
moved over one lane. Sure enough , the guy behind me sped up to 65-70 as he passed me on the right.
Not a wienermobile , though. But the guy driving it might have been a wiener.
In Michigan the law is 'If possible, move over AND slow down' or something like that. Wife was on a 55 mph 2 lane road. Saw the police stopped. Opposite lane was open and a clear passing zone. She got fully over in the other lane as she passed. Got a ticket for not slowing down, she maintained her 55 mph.
That's dumb. In TX the law is OR. Move over, or if you can't then slow down.
I need to look more closely to see what our signs actually say.
Couldn't hurt to slow down a little if there are people on the side of a 55 PSL road, even if you're in the fast lane. Obviously to me, if both lanes have cars on them, then the fast lane "should" slow down a little as well for safety's sake. The speed difference is the problem. This probably comes under "sh!t happens" and best practices to deal with that.
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