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Transportation

10 Door Truck

Ten people can jump in this truck at the same time.

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If you have more than ten friends, I guess two doors could always be added.
It doesn't look like every door works, but you could still jump in the back.

The real question is what did they buy at the 7-11?

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Sep 10, 2012 - Comments (9)
Category: Transportation

Save the Manuals?

Experts are predicting that within 15 to 20 years manual-transmission cars might be "virtually extinct." This has inspired Eddie Alterman of Car and Driver magazine to launch a 'Save the Manuals' campaign.



I drive a stick shift, but for one reason only — because it was the cheapest car on the lot (among the cars I was willing to consider). I concede there are occasional times when driving a stick shift is more fun than an automatic, but when I get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic jams, which happens frequently in the San Diego area, I hate having a stick shift. So when the time comes that I need to buy a new car, if an automatic is the cheapest option, I'm more than happy to say goodbye to manuals forever.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 03, 2012 - Comments (17)
Category: Transportation, Cars

Follies of the Mad Men #143


N.A.S.A. "Gifted" from three legged legs on Vimeo.



Has air travel ever looked so hideous as in this pro-airlines ad?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 08, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Hygiene, Body Fluids, Inebriation and Intoxicants, PSA’s, Travel, Transportation, Advertising

Spruce Goose on the Loose

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Howard Hughes's folly "The Spruce Goose" is of course famous for the tiny bit of actual airtime it enjoyed before being permanently docked. But who knew it had gotten to travel--in segments--down the nation's roads beforehand?

Read about its trip here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 07, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Eccentrics, Hermits, Transportation, 1940s

Station Wagon or Limousine?

There was an article in my local paper recently about a man who was loaning his unique car to film-makers. The article didn't include any pictures, however, so I went online to see what made the car so original. I admit that I am not much into cars, even though I love the television show Top Gear. But I know weirdness when I see it, and this car definitely qualifies. This is the 1969 Checker Aerobus (pictured). As you can see, it has four doors on each side. Back then they called it a station wagon, but it is now classified as a limousine. The Checker Motors Corporation is more famously known for manufacturing the iconic taxi cab. The Wikipedia article can tell you more (and it's worth reading).

Posted By: Nethie - Sun Aug 22, 2010 - Comments (9)
Category: History, Mass Transit, Motor Vehicles, Cars, Transportation, 1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #116



Airplanes, what airplanes? There were airplanes in this ad?

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 19, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Sexuality, Travel, Transportation, Russia

14 People in a Smart Car

I remember the good old days when a Volkswagen Beetle was the standard, but now it's official -- get 16 people in a Smart Car and you may break the world record.



Here's a shot of the world's smallest car, which is street approved and goes about 40 mph. At 52 inches long, not much back seat action is going to happen in this car.
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This tiny car is officially known as the Peel 50 (about 50 were built) and has two front wheels and one in back.

Posted By: gdanea - Sat Mar 13, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Transportation

Fast Way to the Beach

I hate it when this happens... a nice day at the beach....clear sky....and then a jet drops from the sky.



It's got to be tough to get out of the flight suit and loose from the parachute.

Posted By: gdanea - Fri Nov 13, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Transportation

Two Disneys

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Have you ever seen a bicycle-built-for-two where the riders sit side-by-side? Me neither! And the fact that this one is ridden by Walt Disney and wife Lillian makes the whole scenario even more tantalizing.

From the Life photo archives.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 07, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Couples, Transportation, 1940s

Badger Casserole



It's all badgers, all the time, here at WU!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 28, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Food, Transportation

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