Style & Culture
Tue Jun 24 2014 06:44:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A drug fueled tour bus.
"In 1964, when Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters drove from California to New York in a stripped-down, psychedelic school bus — an LSD-fueled adventure recounted in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test — the vehicle was already 25 years old. After its cross-country escapades, the bus, named Furthur (this misspelling was later corrected), sat in Kesey's farm in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Years later, he purchased a second Further and pushed the original one into the swamp. Kesey died in 2001, but the first Further lives on; the bus was exhumed in 2005."
Text Source: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2088972_2088978_2088962,00.html
Tue Jun 24 2014 06:47:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A photo from inside the The Pousette-Dart Band tour bus (also known as PDB) circa 1973.
"PDB was an American soft rock group active in the 1970s and early 1980s. Originally conceived in 1973 as a string band from Cambridge, Massachusetts, PDB comprised Jon Pousette-Dart, John Troy and John Curtis."
Text Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pousette-Dart_Band
Tue Jun 24 2014 07:06:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Grateful dead tour bus, "Sugar Magnolia" used 1967-1983.
More pics & source: http://dripipip.tumblr.com/post/12754747427/the-original-grateful-dead-tour-bus-sugar
Tue Jun 24 2014 16:20:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Pet named 'Dolores' this 1962 Eagle Model 01 is a prop in Almost Famous (2000).
This movie does a nice job recreating what life was like for a break through rock band in the 70's.
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almost_Famous
Tue Jun 24 2014 16:33:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Dean Jeffries pictured with his creation the famous Monkeemobile.
"Dean Jeffries built the Monkeemobile, back in 1966. Jeffries was given two Pontiac GTO convertibles to use for the project, as Pontiac felt an association with the Monkees TV show would be great publicity. Two cars were built, one for the show, one for promotions.
After the show ended, Jeffries declined to purchase the cars back for a grand each (he figured he could rebuild them cheaper). The TV show car was left in Australia after a tour, and somehow ended up as a courtesy car at a Puerto Rican hotel, reappearing at auction in 1992. Nobody knows how it got halfway around the world to end up in Puerto Rico; I'm sure there's a good story there.
George Barris purchased and restored the second Monkeemobile, and showed it at many events, eventually selling it in 2008 for $360,000 to a private collector. Barris' company has also built replicas of the Monkeemobile, but that is the extent of Barris' involvement, although that hasn't stopped him from taking total credit for the car."
Text & image source: http://jalopnik.com/5889688/why-is-george-barris-getting-credit-for-the-monkeemobile
Tue Jun 17 2014 03:05:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues drive from gig to gig in "The Bluesmobile" a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan that was prominently featured in the film, The Blues Brothers. It is described as a used Mount Prospect police car that replaced a Cadillac, which Elwood Blues traded for a microphone.
Text & image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluesmobile
Read more about the Bluesmobile here:
Tue Jun 17 2014 03:24:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Another famous musician ride is of course the Partridge Family tour bus.
A 1957 Chevrolet Series 6800 Superior was used in the 1970's T.V. series., painted with a Mondrian-inspired patterns, it was used throughout the program as the band's transport.
Read more about this famous bus and it's fate: http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2008/01/on-the-road-in.html
Wed May 21 2014 05:16:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"There’s not a lot of laugh-out-loud comedy in the Yogi Bear cartoons exclusively for his own show in the 1961-62 season.
The cartoons had devolved to a point where the plots were mainly Yogi-vs-Ranger Smith, usually involving food or park rules. This cartoon contains both. Warren Foster’s story is well-constructed but the dialogue merely services the plot.
It’s tough to blame Warren Foster, though. He was busy writing “The Flintstones” at the time and the workload doing that series and a dozen-or-so Yogis (plus Huckleberry Hound, plus Pixie and Dixie, plus Hockey Wolf, plus some Loopy De Loops) is just mind-boggling.
Foster’s dialogue isn’t the only thing that’s tamer here. The animation is by the great Art Davis. But if you compare it to what he did on the Quick Draw McGraw cartoon “El Kabong, Jr.” the previous season, which has some neat angular poses and stylisation, there’s a lot of talking and walking and not a lot else. Davis tends to curve up the mouth high into the face in his Hanna-Barbera cartoons around this time. Here are a couple of examples. "
Text & image source: http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com/2013/12/yogi-bear-bear-living.html
Wed May 28 2014 17:42:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Ingrid Bergman in The Yellow Rolls-Royce, a 1964 dramatic composite film written by Terence Rattigan, produced by Anatole de Grunwald.
The Yellow Rolls-Royce uses a yellow 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II to frame the story of three very different owners: an English aristocrat, a Miami gangster and a wealthy American widow. It is set in the years up to and including the start of World War II.
The soundtrack song "Forget Domani" won Best Original Song at the 23rd Golden Globe Awards."
Text source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yellow_Rolls-Royce
Image source: http://leblogdamz.blogspot.com/2011/06/yellow-rolls-royce.html
Wed Apr 30 2014 16:36:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Rock Hudson in 1958 driving the last surviving example of the seven Horch 855 Spezial Roadsters ever built, a specimen once owned by Eva Braun."
Text & image source: http://www.caranddriver.com/photos-12q1/447401/rock-hudson-taking-a-spin-in-the-horch-in-1958-the-car-had-been-owned-by-eva-braun-and-is-part-of-the-collection-at-porche-foreign-auto-photo-447751
Thu Apr 17 2014 13:00:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Andy Warhol art car, 1979 BMW M1.
The first comprehensive publication about the BMW Art Car Collection. A richly illustrated overview of the history of the legendary BMW Art Cars.
Read more here: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/africa-dom-easteurope/pressDetail.html?title=first-comprehensive-publication-about-the-bmw-art-car-collection-a-richly-illustrated-overview-of-the&outputChannelId=36&id=T0167906EN&left_menu_item=node__4095
Fri Feb 28 2014 03:56:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Audrey Hepburn Appears In Dove Chocolate TV Ad Via CGI — Fashion icon Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beloved Old Hollywood actresses of all time. Her image can be seen in magazines, books, on postcards and even coffee mugs. Now, more than 20 years after her death, she has been brought back to life via CGI in a TV ad for Dove chocolate. "
Image and text source: http://thechicspy.com/index.php/audrey-hepburn-appears-dove-chocolate-tv-ad-via-cgi/
Fri Feb 14 2014 05:36:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Herbie the Love Bug a 1969 Disney film dripping with groovy cars and culture.
"The Love Bug often referred to as Herbie the Love Bug is the first movie in a series of comedy films made by Walt Disney Productions that starred an anthropomorphic pearl-white, fabric-sunroofed 1963 Volkswagen racing Beetle named Herbie. It was based on the 1961 book Car, Boy, Girl by Gordon Buford."
Wed Jan 29 2014 06:36:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker."
Quote from Fozzie Bear while driving his 1951 Studebaker Commander Coupe in the 1979 Muppet Movie.
Mon Jan 27 2014 04:22:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Marilyn Monroe watching Sammy Davis Jr’s acrobatic agility while playing hookey during the filming of “How to Marry a Millionaire.” Taken in 1953.
Photographer Frank Worth had the job to the shoot promo Singer/celebrity publicity shots, as well as the cover car for the June 19, 1953 issue of the biweekly Motor World magazine.
More shots of Marilyn and the 1953 Singer: http://serviside.blogspot.com/2011/08/frank-sammy-marilyn-and-singer-scan-of.html
Image source: http://www.rockstargallery.net/fine-art-photography-vault
Sun Jan 26 2014 20:42:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
This 1953 Cadillac was gifted to Marilyn Monroe by Jack Benny.
To quote the story: "The show was the season premiere and aired on September 13, 1953, live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Fox wouldn’t allow Marilyn to be paid for appearing, so Benny sent her a black Cadillac convertible with a red interior. "
More pics of Marilyn and her cars: http://www.cursumperficio.net/FicheAC5.html
Text source: http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2013/06/marilyn-and-power-of-television.html
Tue Jan 07 2014 12:45:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"007 (Roger Moore) climbs out of his Lotus Esprit Turbo in Italy, leaving it temporarily in the charge of his ally Luigi. Before departing, Bond advises, "Don't play with any of the switches."
Text & Image source: http://www.heritagesportscars.com/news.html
Sun Nov 24 2013 20:16:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A modified 1986 Chrysler LeBaron was used in the 1987 Film: Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
6 convertibles were made from scratch,using BOTH the Chrysler and Dodge models for parts.
Chrysler insisted that ALL references to their actual product be removed,due to the disasters that
befall the two actors while in the car;hence the badges make no sense.
At one time,during the building of these cars,the studio
owned ALL the woodsiding that Chrysler had in their parts inventory.
Almost all of the parts were purchased from Claude Short Dodge in Santa Monica,Ca.
The color of the cars was picked by John Hughes, personally.
As a side note,only one of the cars survived,and was repainted a cream color and is still being
driven in Los Angeles last sighted in 2009.
Image/text Source:http://www.highdefdiscnews.com/planes-trains-and-automobiles-blu-ray-disc-screenshots/ & http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_30793-Chrysler-LeBaron-Town-and-Country-Convertible-1986.html
Fri Nov 22 2013 19:45:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
One of my favorite scenes from the 1987 movie clip from: Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
(Steve Martin): He says we're going the wrong way...
(John Candy): Oh, he's drunk. How would he know where we're going?
"A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion." More movie details: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093748/
Thu Nov 14 2013 18:59:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1969 movie trailer for the original ITALIAN JOB.
One of my all time favorite movies.
60's fashion, cars, and a film that helped carve Michael Caine's reputation as an enduring pop icon.
Text source & movie info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064505/
Wed Nov 06 2013 22:05:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Audrey Hepburn Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Cabriolet. Based on the registration plate, it must be in Italy.
Since 1951 the only road-going 'production' Ferraris that have not designed by Pininfarina are the 1973 Dino 308 GT4 and 2013's LaFerrari.
Text Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pininfarina
Image Source: http://www.vintagecarsandgirls.com/2011/08/audrey-hepburn-andferrari-250pf.html#.Unq0lPmkrl8
Thu Oct 31 2013 17:41:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Steve McQueen tinkering on his XKSS between shooting scenes for Wanted dead or Alive.
One of his favorite cars was his Jaguar XKSS, after selling the car in 1969 he re-bought it in 1977 and kept it until his death a few years later."
More pics of Steve & his Jaguar: http://silodrome.com/steve-mcqueens-jaguar-xkss/
Image Source: http://42ndblackwatch1881.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/steve-mcqueen-whatll-it-be-today-jaguar-xkss-or-ac-cobra/
Text Source: http://silodrome.com/steve-mcqueens-jaguar-xkss/
Thu Oct 31 2013 18:50:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1953 Katharine Hepburn driving in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
"Passenger is Irene Mayer Selznick, daughter of MGM studio mogul, Louis B. Mayer. She & Hepburn were life long friends. Hepburn would have been about 46 years old at the time of this photo."
Image Credit: Slim Aarons.
Sourced from: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2008/06/having-a-wonderful-time-with-slim-aarons/
Text Source: http://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/blog/tag/jamaica/
Wed Oct 02 2013 23:08:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1937 Lagonda LG 45 Rapide in the film "Room at The Top" A 1958 U.K. film about an ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.
Picture source: http://www.imcdb.org/movie_53226-Room-at-The-Top.html
Text source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053226/
Wed Aug 21 2013 16:46:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Buy Jeremy Clarkson's old car. This large Jaguar XJR sedan was the past daily driver of Top Gear's famous automotive journalist and TV host.
It shows 93,000 miles on the odometer and is estimated to sell for around €4700 August 24th at Anglia Car Auctions in the UK.
Article & Photo Source: http://www.caradisiac.com/L-ancienne-Jaguar-XJR-de-Jeremy-Clarkson-est-a-vendre-88670.htm
Thu Aug 22 2013 20:23:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Peter Sellers was quite easily one of the greatest actors ever produced by Britian, he was well known for his comic work although his filmography includes a number of quite serious films that go a long way towards showing his versatility.
This photograph from 1965 shows Sellers with his much loved Ferrari 275GTB, sadly he passed away in 1980 from a heart attack but the long legacy of work he left behind will ensure that he’s loved and remembered for generations to come.
Fri Aug 09 2013 15:59:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1941 Native Californian Ansel Adams atop a modified woody wagon. It appears as if he may at Yosemite a National Park....
Wed Jul 03 2013 16:35:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A scene from Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (1977) with Dean Jones and Don Knotts on board. Image source: http://www.empireonline.com/features/cinemas-greatest-races/p7
Tue Jun 25 2013 22:16:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1959 Ben Hur on a Vespa. Or as we know them Charlton Heston & Stephen Boyd. Image source: http://www.retronaut.com/2013/06/ben-hur-on-a-vespa/
Wed Jun 12 2013 15:31:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A 1936/1937 Cord used in the 1965 film Where the Spies Are, starring English actor David Niven. Picture source: http://www.imcdb.org/movie.php?id=59905 More about David Niven: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/458293/
Tue May 14 2013 14:45:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Laurel and Hardy in a1930 Series 30 Model 30-45 Buick Phaeton.
Tue May 14 2013 18:58:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Buster Keaton in an America Austin. Date unknown.
Mon Apr 08 2013 15:27:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1960 Morris Mini - The Italian Job Located @ the Coventry Transport Museum.
"A Mini emerging from a tunnel, representing one of the most famous chase scenes from the iconic movie 'The Italian Job', filmed in Coventry's sewers as the sewers in Milan were too small. Not alot of people know that." - Michael Caine.
Tue Apr 02 2013 14:36:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
<(Follow the image link to watch the trailer)>" In Jacques Tati’s Trafic, the bumbling Monsieur Hulot, outfitted as always with tan raincoat, beaten brown hat, and umbrella, takes to Paris’s highways and byways. For this, his final outing, Hulot is employed as an auto company’s director of design, and accompanies his new vehicle (a camper tricked out with absurd gadgetry) to an auto show in Amsterdam. Naturally, the road is paved with modern-age mishaps. This late-career delight is a masterful demonstration of the comic genius’s expert timing and sidesplitting visual gags, and a bemused last look at technology run amok" source: http://www.criterion.com/films/859-trafic
Tue Mar 26 2013 14:30:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"George Harrison, the 'quiet Beatle' posing with his Aston Martin DB5 in 1965. You can buy a professional print of this photo, taken by photographer Henry Grossman @ http://www.rockpaperphoto.com/grossman-henry-040-george-harrison.html
Fri Mar 01 2013 00:06:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Early car collector and “America’s Favorite Tenor” James Melton and 18 investors bought the 13-acre former casino site in Hypoluxo FL. The cars came down on U.S. 1 in a motorcade, and Autorama opened in April 1953. It was called “The Million Dollar Museum of Motor Memories.”
Wed Feb 27 2013 16:07:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"The Big Sleep" (1946) staring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. Shown here is a Packard goes off the dock into the drink; killing the chauffeur. It is suggested that the Packard is a 1936 Model 1400 sedan, which would have been based on the five-passenger sedan, but it's awfully hard to tell much about the car because it gets so little on-screen time....Does anyone have more information?
Fri Feb 08 2013 16:08:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker."
Quote from Fozzie Bear while driving his 1951 Studebaker Commander Coupe in the 1979 Muppet Movie.
Fri Jan 11 2013 15:58:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
From the 1950s film Sunset Blvd a 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Transformable. Located today in a Torino’s Car Museum