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Vandora, the Supervan

Watch for louche poet Charles Bukowski at 1:22.

You get the theme song in the next clip. Whole film can be streamed at Amazon. IMDB entry here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 07, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Movies, Pop Art, 1970's

Destination Earth

Mars needs petroleum byproducts!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 21, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, Business, Advertising, Products, Motor Vehicles, Politics, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #226


Clunkiest metaphor ever. Garment causing deadly vision obstruction that will be shredded by fanbelt = engine protection.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 02, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Motor Vehicles, 1960's

A Snort History

The takeaway message? Drinking and driving is an eternal fun recreation of humanity, encoded in the genome of the species, and will never cease.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 22, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: History, Motor Vehicles, PSA's, Alcohol

World’s Fastest Lawnmower

Clocked at 116 mph. Although I think a more relevant test would be how fast it can go while simultaneously cutting grass. More info at

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Apr 21, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Motor Vehicles, World Records

Motorized Skates

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 19, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Eccentrics, Motor Vehicles, Chindogu, 1960's

Jenga For The Big Boys

Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Apr 16, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Motor Vehicles

The Origin of Crash Test Dummies

Not the musical group.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 05, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Motor Vehicles, PSA's, Puppets and Automatons, 1960's

The SkiBee

Invented by Detroit resident Donald Steeg, circa 1970. The SkiBee had an eight-horsepower engine with a 24-inch propellor that served as a propulsion unit for motorized skiing. Anyone who was willing to wear this thing on their back, could enjoy skiing without having to find a slope to go down. During the summer, it could also be used as an outboard motor on a boat.

[Hutchinson News - Feb 6, 1970]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Dec 26, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Inventions, Motor Vehicles, Sports, 1970's
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