Category: Automobiles

Steelcase is Everywhere

Growing up my neighbor worked for Steelcase, otherwise I would probably have no idea that Steelcase is an office furniture company out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. While driving up the I-5 north in California I passed a Steelcase truck. That was pretty cool to see them this far out west. I have heard that you …

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Humvee Hit by Improvised Explosive Device

Here are the remains of what once was a Humvee that was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED).

The H3 Tunnels on Oahu

When driving the H3 across the island of Oahu will need to pass through the tunnels that go through the mountains. Here is the entrance to the tunnels on this elevated highway. The views are spectacular and the interesting thing is that the sun may be shining when you go into the tunnel and it …

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Southern California Style

When it comes to Southern California there is a certain style about the cars most likely due to a large hispanic population. You can find anything from Chevy Imapala’s that are tricked out to cars like this Monte Carlo that has hydraulics and a pretty smooth paint job.

Boarder X Brewery Event

Went to an event at the Boarder X Brewery in San Diego where there were cool cars, bikes, street artwork, and beauties. This event took place in a very predominant hispanic part of town in Barrio Logan. At this event I think I was the token white guy there. Here are some photos of the …

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Broken Belt on Vehicle

I’ve had some real winners for vehicles throughout my lifetime, but I can’t say I ever had a belt break on a vehicle quite like this. After I heard a noise I looked under the hook just to find the source of the noise. Since I didn’t have the tools to fix the issue on …

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NGK Iridium Spark Plugs

My vehicle was not performing great so I took my vehicle to the garage. They recommended that I replace the spark plugs. Here is what my spark plugs looked like after removing them from the vehicle. When I went to buy new spark plugs I asked 5 or 6 places which they recommend and they …

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Bikes, Babes, and Beer…Oh My!

Went to an event at Boarder X Brewery in San Diego, California that had bikes, models, and it was at a brewery so it had beer. Talk about an excellent combination. Here was one one the models that was posing in front of the vehicles.

West Coast Cars

Went to an event tonight were there were some tricked out West Coast cars with hydraulics, low riders, and some motorcycles. It was my first time ever seeing anything like this so I tried to capture the cars in the best light. Here are some of my photos from the event.

100 Year Old Rolls Royce

It was originally bought for $1,000 in 1912 (almost $93,000 in today’s money) but has now gone under the hammer for $4,705,500, making it the most expensive Rolls Royce ever sold at auction. Unique: This 100-year-old Silver Ghost Rolls Royce has sold for a world-record price of $5 million after a furious bidding war at …

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Republican Truck

I stopped by the Ford Dealership in Temecula yesterday, for a look at the new F-150 aluminum pickup. Just for fun, I took it out for a test drive. I wanted to sense that new truck “feel” before they become old. The salesperson, a very nice looking black lady, wearing a “Hillary for President” lapel …

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Slices of Early History

Here are some old photos that are wonderful slices of history.  The descriptions are below each photo. The rural kids in the 50’s rode bikes to school.  You took whatever path was best for you.  Bullet holes in the sign? Camping out in 1918. This was the 30’s, and this sharecropper’s son was working behind the …

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Interesting Trucks

Here are some old and interesting trucks of varying makes and models.

California Hippie Van

A tell tale sign you’re in California. I was following behind this vehicle in traffic. This vehicle has hippie van written all over it. The guy who was driving it looked like he was a member of the Grateful Dead. If you can read the sticker on the back it says, “0-55 in 11 minutes.”

Speed Trap

A motorist was unknowingly caught in an automated speed trap that measured his speed using radar and photographed his car. He later received in the mail a ticket for $40 and a photo of his car. Instead of payment, he sent the police department a photograph of $40. Several days later, he received a letter …

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Japanese Car Window Art

As I was stuck in traffic I was stuck behind this Toyota Voxy minivan and I thought it would be a nice photo to show some Japanese car window art. Here is that photo.

Things You Have Probably Never Seen

Housing estate – Denmark 7,000 trees planted to form guitar on a farm in Argentina India – As if one head wasn’t bad enough! A Bugatti Veyron Buttress tree roots – Costa Rica Camouflaged mobile phone tower – U.S.A. Carpet of flowers – Brussels, Belgium Secondhand mobile phone market – China Ship & tugboat – …

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Odakyu Train Line

Japan is world renowned for public mass transit by moving millions of people every single day. The Japanese train lines are very good with being on schedule and clean. Here are some photos of the Odakyu Train line showing trains coming in both directions near Chuo-rinkan train station.

The Amazing WD-40

I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was …

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Sights Along the Drive From Tokyo to Nagano

Took a drive in Japan from Tokyo to Nagano today and took some photos along the way. Some of the mountains that you can see are the Minami Alps. I got a couple shots of some cars. The views along the drive were very nice and so was the experience.

Interesting Car in Japan

I saw this crazy little one seater car today and thought it was interesting enough to take a photo of.

Me 1st

Okinawa Route 58

Driving up route 58 in Okinawa near the East China Sea and Kadena marina.

Power Machines

Drove over to the flight line with a friend on Kadena Air Base and snapped some photos of his Nissan Skyline and my Nissan Cima with some Air Force muscle in the background…and a tank.