Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rosie the Riveter Museum vintage photos and posters

During World War II, while the (mostly) white men were fighting, American women and African-Americans of both genders were on the homefront, building planes, tanks, ships, and other hardware.  Rosie the Riveter is a fictitious worker who represents women's contributions to the war effort.  Last weekend, the National Park Service opened the Rosie the Riveter Museum on the Richmond (California) waterfront.  Four shipyards there produced over 700 ships during the war.  In a contest between the yards, a Liberty ship was finished in 4 1/2 days.  The social experiment forever changed the nation's attitudes toward women and minorities.

Spring Fling 2012 photos that show what it looks like in general

 Spring Fling, annual Mopar car show in Van Nuys, usually March or April

The new Challengers have a big car club that shows up every year and did a great color swatch job this year

 It's about the only place to see old vans
 Unusual forgotten Mopars like this Mirada
 or find 1950's and 60's cars with transplanted hemis like this Belvedere

 You won't see old Dodge trucks in many places outside a Moapr car show
 Bring cold drinks, because it's usually in the 80's and humid. There are plenty of vendors charging the usual 3 to 4 dollars a coke, 2 or 3 dollars a bottle of water. 

Aston Martin from "Goldfinger" the Bond movie

You know that more than one car are used during a movie, right? One for close ups, one for camera mount hardware, one for glamour shots and press photos, and a couple for stunts.

Well, one of the DB5 was stolen from an airplane hanger in 1997, and hasn't turned up yet

Petty's 1971 Road Runner was at Spring Fling

the white house appearance that is referred to on the above call board is here:

Pagani Zonda F Roadster RIDE!

Recently, the excellent automotive photographer Alex Penfold had the opportunity to go for a spin in a Zonda F roadster, in central London, in the summer sun. 

As jealous as we all are, we can rejoice in the fact that Mr Penfold recorded his experience on camera an now we can see what it was like, Enjoy!

Airline galley cart bar conversion

From our friends at Telstar Logistics.

Details here.