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Woodrow Wilson on the Make

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No escape from the media, even in 1915, as President Wilson courts Edith Galt.

Original photo here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 25, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Government, Politics, Husbands, Wives, 1910's, Cars

Cameras In Rentals Hertz Business

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Hertz has installed cameras that are able to view the interior of the vehicle in a portion of its fleet and many customers are upset. The company claims the cameras have never been used but they put out a commercial showing how handy the device could be in case of an accident. A representative for the company claims that was a 'mock up'. A mock up? In advertising, really? That kind of behavior; advertising a feature that is not available OR stating the cameras had never been used when they had been, because only one of those statements can be true, makes one wonder if camera use would be disclosed in the future. The book 1984 wasn't even close, there won't be just one big brother watching.
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Mar 16, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Video, Can't Possibly Be True, More Things To Worry About, Cars

Ken Carter, The Mad Canadian

The Mad Canadian by Robert Fortier, National Film Board of Canada





Life ended as you might have expected for Ken Carter.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 08, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, 1980's, Cars

Custom Star Trek ‘Boogie’ Van For Sale

For $9500, this attractively decked-out vehicle could be yours. It's a 1978 GMC Vandura Van, with only 25,000 miles on the odometer. Exterior Star Trek murals by artist G.S. Roy. For sale on Vancouver Craiglist. Read more about it at the Toronto Star.





Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Feb 05, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Art, Television, Cars

Octa-Gane Water Injection Carburetor

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Even after reading this article, I'm still not sure about the physics of this device. But one thing is clear.

"Popular Science tested one of the J.C. Whitney Octa-Ganes in 1968 and reported a drop in fuel mileage and power when using it."

Original ad here. (Scroll down.)

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 31, 2014 | Comments (23)
Category: Frauds, Cons and Scams, Inventions, 1950's, Cars

Car with Thatched Roof

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 03, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Eccentrics, Hobbies and DIY, 1960's, Cars

Follies of the Madmen #236

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 25, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Education, Stupidity, 1960's, Cars

Drive Me, Daddy



How refreshingly charming to find a young lady who is also a gearhead.

Empty Tank, Empty Head

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Original article here.

Her obituary, curiously enough, makes no mention of this brush with fame.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Education, 1980's, Cars, Brain Damage
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