09.28.17

American Classic: McGee Roadster

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EATO (Everything About This One)as they say....The McGee Roadster; many agree that this car is/was the birth of the American 'movement' often called 'hot rodding'. I'm pretty much obsessed with 1932 Fords since visiting the House Industries/"A Type of Learning" exhibit at The Henry Ford last month.

Jay Leno's feature on the same car is also pretty good...

Video courtesy ThisCarMattersFilm and Jay Leno Garage©2017

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09.17.17

Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion House

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During my recent visit to The Henry Ford, Chief Curator Marc Greuther and I got into a heavy conversation about Buckminster Fuller. Little did I know that the museum just happened to own both of the only known, surviving prototypes of Fuller's Dymaxion House. From those two prototypes, The Henry Ford restored and represented the model concept house as a modular, ready to order-with options, home of the future.

If you think the Dymaxion House is wild, check out the Dymaxion Car!

Videos courtesy of The Henry Ford and Wall Street Journal©2017

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09.17.17

Jim Clark's 1965 Lotus Ford at Indy

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I recently visited The Henry Ford (https://www.thehenryford.org) in Dearborn, Michigan. After perusing the fantastic House Industries "A Type of Learning" exhibit with Andy Cruz, Chief Curator, Marc Greuther proceeded to tour the rest of the Museum with us (Thanks Andy! Thanks Marc!). Amongst the amazing objects I saw was Jimmy Clark's 1965 Lotus Ford, which was victorious upon it's Indy 500 debut. Aside from being the harbinger of rear-engine cars to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, I didn't know too much more about the history and legend of both the car and Jim Clark.

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08.09.17

Andy Warhols 1979 BMW Art Car

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Andy Warhol's BMW Art Car, the M1 that raced at the 1979 LeMans 24 Hours.

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08.09.17

Tesla Trolls the Streets

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I hate illegal street racing and I hate rednecks. I love electric cars and I love cry babies. Who really thought that a RWD internal combustion had a fighting chance?

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08.09.17

OK Soda and Postmodern Advertising

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Here's a great look at Coca-Cola's 'failed' OK Soda and the psychology of Generation X consumerism. Video courtesy of Thomas Flight©2017

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07.04.17

House Industries: A Type of Learning

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The Henry Ford Museum presents a profile on "A Type of Learning", the comprehensive exhibition that chronicles the work and influences of House Industries.

Video courtesy of TheHenryFord©2017

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06.26.17

Oil Man

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Jim Rodgers is in the world's oldest profession, doing business the 'old school' way. In fact, Jim likes everything old, except his women. Video courtesy of Lucid Inc©2017

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06.26.17

The Birth of Team Losi

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Did you know that Team Losi started life as skateboard company? That's right, before the name Team Losi was synonymous with world championship-winning, radio controlled racing products, it was originally a skateboard manufacturer.

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06.21.17

Model Motor Racing

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Just too much amazing in this montage of English newsreels from the late 1950's. Great stuff.

Video courtesy of British Pathe ©2016

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