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Can’t say it’s a good idea but I still want one.

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Can’t say it’s a good idea but I still want one.


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Jul 13
8:30 pm
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Good times.

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Good times.


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Jul 12
8:30 pm
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Jul 11
8:30 pm
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Are those stickers on the windshield?  What a couple of tough dames.  Watch out when they come rollin’ into town.  Look at that horn-  aaaOOOOOGAAA!!!!

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Are those stickers on the windshield?  What a couple of tough dames.  Watch out when they come rollin’ into town.  Look at that horn-  aaaOOOOOGAAA!!!!


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Jul 10
8:30 pm
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Ruth Law.  Bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age 21.  First woman to do a loop-de-loop.  First woman authorized to wear a uniform by the U.S. Military.  She’s cute!

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Ruth Law.  Bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age 21.  First woman to do a loop-de-loop.  First woman authorized to wear a uniform by the U.S. Military.  She’s cute!


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Jul 9
8:30 pm
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In Victoria Australia I met a couple, Leslie and Bob, 80 and 90 years old, who shared a single car.  Their parents had bought a 1929 Model A brand new for their honemoon, and Leslie and Bob still drove it.

Well, round about 1949 they decided they needed a tractor.  They got ahold of another Model A and the rear differential of some sort of Ford tracked gun tractor and slapped them together.  The engine was the original 4-cylinder (Leslie says it puts out 24 hp) so how to get tractor torque out of it?  Why, just link two gearboxes together!  They put tractor tires on the rear and added a crane boom and the result is some sort of Mad-max ute, fast enough to go to town on but able to do all the work around the farm.  They’ve never needed a tractor since.

It had a huge alternator on it to generate power.  Leslie had all sorts of tales of speeding around country roads, Bob slamming the secondary transmission from low to high (no clutch, just timing) and Leslie holding tight to the PTO that constituted the passenger seat.

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Jul 8
8:30 pm
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1913 Mercedes – Model 37/95, Double Phaeton-Torpedo.   In the Nethercutt Collection, which you can visit near LA.

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1913 Mercedes – Model 37/95, Double Phaeton-Torpedo.   In the Nethercutt Collection, which you can visit near LA.


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Jul 7
8:30 pm
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1916 Harley “Silent Grey Fellow”

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1916 Harley “Silent Grey Fellow”


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Jul 6
8:30 pm
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Here’s a tip:  Whenever you see an old picture of a woman on a motorcycle, you can tell if it was her bike by her footwear.  Let’s play, shall we?
That’s her bike, she’s awesome, I wish she was my aunt.

steampunkvehicles:

Here’s a tip:  Whenever you see an old picture of a woman on a motorcycle, you can tell if it was her bike by her footwear.  Let’s play, shall we?

That’s her bike, she’s awesome, I wish she was my aunt.


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Jul 5
8:30 pm
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A stunning custom mod of a vintage motorcycle by a guy in Budapest named Szakal who is making some jaw-dropping bikes.  His website is down, so if you want one just hop the Orient Express from Paris to Budapest and knock on his door.  They’re called “Art Deco Motorcycling”.
Interview about this bike

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A stunning custom mod of a vintage motorcycle by a guy in Budapest named Szakal who is making some jaw-dropping bikes.  His website is down, so if you want one just hop the Orient Express from Paris to Budapest and knock on his door.  They’re called “Art Deco Motorcycling”.

Interview about this bike


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Jul 4
8:30 pm
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