Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Bill Whitwam has the oldest working vacuum cleaner in Britain. He inherited the 1929 Hoover Senior from his parents in the 1950's. It is estimated that the Hoover has vacuumed 224 acres in its 85 year history with 80 year old Bill at the helm much of that time. He has never had to buy a replacement part for it but occasionally he rewires it. I think it is safe to say they don't make them like they used to.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
The National Aquatics Centre was built for the 2008 Summer Olympics. After the Olympics half of the interior was turned into a water park that opened in August, 2010.
Google Images has additional pictures of the structure. Wikipedia has additional information.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Captain America chopper from the 1969 movie Easy Rider was sold at auction last weekend for $1.35M.
The sale was not without controversy surrounding the bike's authenticity. Apparently there are two bikes that have been sold as the real deal- both have been authenticated by Dan Haggerty who restored them. Haggerty is an actor (Grizzly Adams) who had a small part in Easy Rider. Haggerty admits he authenticated and sold two bikes, but only one was genuine and that was the one that crossed the block last weekend. See more of the story.
Edit: Hemmings blog has some additional information on this unusual chain of events here.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Fabian Oefner is an artist who decided to depict the speed of a 2015 Ferrari California T by filming cascading colored paints blown towards the car at speeds up to 150mph,
See more images and an additional video at MyModernMet.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Jesse "justacarguy" had a post on micro cars the other day (click here to view it). One in particular caught my eye.
The Reyonnah is a French cutie from 1951. Its trick was that you were able to narrow the stance of the front wheels to enable it to be parked in a slot designated for motorcycles. The car lacked a way to lock the wheels in that position so that it could be moved around without collapsing when trying to push it into a parking space. Additional information at wikipedia.
If you would like to view more micro cars go to http://microcarmuseum.com/virtualtour.html. That amazing collection was sold at auction in February 2013 and the museum is now closed.