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Friday, September 30, 2011

armoured ship Thursday on Friday

for armoured ship Thursday this week i have pictured an armoured cruiser from each decade in which they were produced. the first picture is of the Russian General Admiral of the 1870's. she is considered to be the first armoured cruiser in use by any of the world's navys. next we have the British Imperieuse for the 1880's. following this is the Japanese Adzuma for the 1890's. and finally we end with another Russian the Rurik II for the first decade of the 20th century and the last in which armoured cruisers were constructed. the dreadnought style of battle cruiser did them in by being much faster, better armoured and far more powerful gun wise than the armoured cruisers.

Riding Lessons!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Throttle Control

You can see her pumping the gas as she goes

Paul's Journey has begun

His and his dog's life will never be the same

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

more pictures of 1933 Napier-Railton Special

masonic pocket watches

here are some pictures of pocket watches that have masonic dials on them. one of them even has a movement in masonic forms. first one is an Elgin with a 15 jewel movement. next we have a Hiram from about 1935 this one is real gold and quite high priced. third is a Jean Pierre. fourth is the masonic movement. and last is a modern reproduction with a quartz movement.

Carlsberg Stunt Ads with Bikers

Pretty cool.

Random pictures by Mitch

Happy 43rd

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I love Shiny Things

We all know that working on cars and motorcycles in dark sucks. People get flashlights and clamp lights to eliminate the problem. But still your hands might cast the shadow to block where you are working on. Quite annoying

This company The Hammacher Schlemmer claims that the Rechargeable Illuminating Wrenches are the answers when it comes to working in dark places. An LED light emits from within the wrench itself, making sure that light is going to go directly where you need it. There are two settings for the LED giving you a high and low range to work with. They are little pricey at $99.95 for a set. The first thing I thought was that is this thing gonna last? Do they withstand the massive torque produced by our manly arms? Well, the wrenches comes with LIFE TIME WARRANTY! Also they would look lovely hanging from the Christmas tree.

The seven wrenches (3/8" - 10mm to 3/4" - 20mm) provide 5 hours of light (each), and take 3 hours to recharge.

Via Red Ferret

Happy 39th

Vespa Parade 2011

Was held in all over France.

Monday, September 26, 2011

crazy crosleys

i knew Crosley made a few motorcycles for the military to try out in WW2 but how about a Crosley motorscooter? the scooter is made of two signs which were made of the two sides of a Crosley convertible. the owner of the signs put them together and filled them with motor scooter innards much of which he made himself. check out the Hemmings blog for a short shot of it being ridden and more info on the mechanics of the thing. first picture is of the type of Crosley the signs and scooter were made from. next is two pictures of the scooter and last a couple of pics of two of the motorcycles made for the military.