Sun Jul 20 2014 14:02:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
On the subject of design and Duesy's recent posts of mid-century garage doors, has anyone visited the ACD Museum in Auburn, IN? If not you must and here's a shot of the museum's original terrazzo floor based in 1920 art deco style. A stunner!
October 1941. "Dressing window in Amsterdam, New York." The art of auto parts and accessories. Montgomery Ward. Photo by John Collier. Check out they have an impressive inventory of high quality motoring images including storefronts and service stations and some like this are available for purchase.
Thu Mar 21 2013 23:23:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
With an ingenious recessed button system to correct for daylight saving time. This Trainmaster Five Time Zone make global business and travel brilliantly simple. PIERRE DEROCHE - SplitRock This representing a genuine evolution in the field of mechanical chronographs, the SplitRock has a highly ingenious mechanism that displays the time being measured on a single large size counter by means of three concentric hands. Its understand lines, exclusive calibre and concentric chronograph make it a very powerful yet refined timepeiece. LOUIS VUITTON - Tambour Tourbillon Monogram Its chic grey galuchat strap is already a plus point, but this is one timepiece fashion savvy watch connoisseurs might consider.
Sat Feb 16 2013 02:22:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Baldwin-Motion seems to have come out on top when it comes to name recognition among armchair muscle car fans, but they weren’t the only dealership/speed shop cranking out supercar Camaros in the ’60s. As this ad shows, Nickey Chevrolet in Chicago would set you up with a 427 ’69 Camaro for the paltry sum of $4,359.95 that’s “ready to run in the elevens”. Nickey’s website has a page containing various advertisements from the ’60s including this one for a 427 ’67 Camaro for a sticker price of $3,891.35 which, when adjusted for inflation, would put it at $26,321.60 today.
Tue Dec 04 2012 16:51:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The 1930's saw the introduction of a collection of model cars commonly known as 'spindizzies' or 'tether cars'. They were usually hand made, fitted with a model airplane engine and raced around a wooden track, just like the full sized racers of the day. The cars raced initially on a tether (cable) anchored to a central pivot, and as speeds increased one needed to spin around to watch them – just like flying a model airplane with the same dizzying sensation – hence the nickname “Spindizzies.”
This gorgeous replica Model Bantam Midget is made in aluminium with a wooden footplate. Constructed using original blueprints from the 1930's. Each car is handmade and finished in meticulous detail. Each was built from the ground up using plantation hardwood, recycled aluminium, brass and leather. A replica, non-working, engine is included.
Size : L 48 x W22 x H 18cm
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ITS POPULARITY THE BANTAM MIDGET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO DESPATCH UNTIL EARLY DECEMBER. STOCKS WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY SMALL SO IF YOU WISH TO SECURE YOUR MODEL PLEASE PLACE AN ORDER AND WE WILL HOLD THIS FOR YOU UNTIL DECEMBER.
Tue Dec 04 2012 17:00:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
When Bentley Works Speed Six Old No 2 was sympathetically restored in 2005/2006 by Graham Moss of R C Moss, in addition to a small number of other original engine components the six aluminium pistons and six steel connecting rods were removed. The pistons are relatively modern, probably being installed in the 1980’s, but it is believed the steel conrods, which measure 340mm in length, are originals. There is no way to verify this, but they appear period 1930. Although undamaged the rods were removed as a precautionary measure due to their age as should one fail in use it would cause catastrophic damage to this extremely important motor car’s original engine.Along with the other items removed during Old No 2’s restoration, TMB were fortunate enough to acquire this set of six pistons/conrods and, using these, we are pleased to offer a very special and important limited edition of six (6) Bentley Old Number Two Desk Clocks. The illustrated Piston Clock features a circa 1920 desk clock by Edwards of Regent Street with high quality Swiss movement, the clock fitting pretty much perfectly, and rather looking the part too. The old period clocks themselves are scarce and mean that subsequent ones will be different, but this will only add individuality and uniqueness to the six pieces.As stated above, whilst the con-rods are period and therefore possibly original, the pistons date from around 1980 or so and, as an option, we can offer a choice of either the relatively modern ex-Old No 2 piston or original circa 1930, non-Old No 2 piston. Therefore each desk clock can either feature a genuine (but not old) ex-Old No 2 piston or original (and old) Speed Six piston, but which has no association to Old No 2.We have intentionally not over polished either the con-rods or pistons as we want to retain the surface engineering and use marks, these being an integral part of their history and provenance. We didn’t obtain the ex-Old No 2 hollow steel gudgeon pins and have used purposefully engineered solid brass pins which add a splash of colour, complimenting the clock’s brass bezel.Each ex-Old Number Two connecting rod and piston were stamped with their position within the engine, these being numbers 1 to 6, the engine being six cylinder. This particular piston clock features piston/conrod number 1 and therefore will be limited edition number 1 of 6.To finish it off the rear of the clock (a solid brass disc) will be engraved with information plus limited edition number (1/6 to 6/6, as applicable to con-rods/pistons stamped numbers 1 to 6). The Bentley Old Number Two Desk Clocks measure 410mm in height and weigh 2.75kg.The piston sits upon an ultra-high quality turned oak plinth, this light coloured wood complementing visually the silver colour of the aluminium piston and conrod.The addition of the period clock has turned what would otherwise purely be a highly desirable collectible into a useable artefact - a desk clock that very effectively combines function with history and form, guaranteed to gain comment from anyone who sets eyes upon it. And, once commented upon, there’s the fascinating background story to tell - that the piston and con-rod used to be part of Old No 2, one of the most historic, important and valuable Bentleys in the world!Price: Please Enquire For Details.