Helmut Fath’s multiple championship winning URS sidecar recently sold for more than $150K. Worth it? There certainly is enough history here to make it interesting.
The logic of the pickings and placements of these 50 best racing liveries will baffle you. Until you realize that each placement had to had a video. (Not true, a few don’t.) Try the 1988 Porsche racing in the 24 hours of Le Mans — with the fog addled start. Or maybe the 15 seconds of pure sonic joy to had Parnelli Jone’s Boss 302. All the rest are in the box on the right. Just don’t look at #50. Tic tac.
New Norton Commando- ditch the little idjit screen, and pony up for the wire wheels and the sporting exhaust. Then get the hell outta my way. (Oh and tell the dude on the video to shut up. m’kay?)
Cute Natural World
Big cats love the post Halloween grocery clean-up. And who knew that pumpkins float? The tigers loved chasing them in the ponds. (2 different videos.)
Internet Tips and Tricks.
Um, Google now indexes all of the LIFE images. So go to google.com, click Images in the top nav bar and type : “ferrari source:life” into the search box.. or maybe “duke ellington source:life” if you’re in a more laid back kinda mood.
Art, Images, and Design
A brief overview of the work of Finnish photographer Nelli Palomaki. Portraits of women and girls suggesting depths to their life stories that are not revealed causally.
Somehow the crocodile on the side of this bricked up building in Lisbon looks terribly sad about something. Lucy McLauchlan’s little birds, however, are having a very good day.
Using up the relics of the WWII. Making furniture and home decor out of naval mines. Yup, that’s gonna look righteous in my library.
Swing Shift Cinderella — with this Flashy Lassie with the Classy Chassis. Um, it’s the lobby card for an upcoming cartoon short from the mid-century. I love it. More ads featuring the cartoons here. And a reminder that cartoons were originally for the grown-ups. (SFW)
second times the charm :)