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July 23, 2005

History of the open road

Rolls_royce Beautiful pedal cars of Southern California (Found at the Petersen Automotive Museum)

Exploring a fascinating lost chapter in 20th Century pop culture, “Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films” revisits the shock-value driver's ed films that haunted American teens throughout the 1960s and '70s

Replica of a 1937 Oklahoma Highway Patrol car

The Zippo car, a Chrysler Saratoga, was custom built in 1947 at a cost of $25,000.00. Sporting two larger-than-life Zippo® lighters with neon flames, the car was in parades and special events across the U.S. during 1948 and 1949. Also, Hershey’s Kissmobile and The history of The Wienermobile. (From John's Blog)

No Engine Required - For the modern soapbox derby, all you need is gravity—and $30,000

Would you like a road trip across America, transporting somebody’s car instead of driving your own?

History of The Old Plank Road: "Standard equipment for a trip to Yuma in 1920 to 1927 consisted of extra boards, two auto jacks, gunny sacks, a shovel, food and water for at least two days, and lastly—to be totally prepared—a set of boxing gloves."

Gibbs Aquada, Sports Car & Jet Boat. (And how it works)

With appearances on several television networks, dozens of worldwide magazines, and hundreds of newspapers, Earl Zausmer's BMW 540i undoubtedly ranks as one of the most publicized car audio systems ever. (From ”Fawn Jotters”)

Custom Hood Ornaments by Jud Turner. (Also by same artist, The Chemical Straightjacket)

Our friend, Ray Newton, of PTeazer fame just finished designing one of the 4 tailgate vehicles for the new Chevy HHR’s, and he will be featured in an episode of The Learning Channel's reality show "Rides"

Goodguys Street Rod of the Year

Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Onkara Art Car Project

Running a Range Rover on coconut oil

A Bellevue, WA man's Ferrari burst into flames at the gas pump

This is the eighth post that I am “co-blogging”, this time with Doddery, a New Zealand Road Worker who blogs at “Rest Area 300M”, and who provided most of today’s links. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, mate! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.

Many More Unusual Automotive Links Here

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Enjoyed rest area 300m as my wife is Kiwi...we may sell out here in Washington state and head over to kiwiland one of these days...

Posted by: Mr. Natural at Jul 22, 2005 8:24:01 PM

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