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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 8

Le MiG-8 est un avion expérimental construit en 1945. Baptisé Utka ("ou canard"), à cause de sa configuration particulière, le plan de profondeur se trouvant...
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1944 D-Day in Color

Normandy. June 6, 1944. Mix of German and Allied color footage related to the D-day.
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A Sure Footing (1931)

A woman dances on a high wire suspended 300 feet in the air. M/S of woman walking on the tightrope holding a parasol. Large skyscrapers seen in the backgroun...
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Britain's Triumph In Schneider Cup (1929)

Item title reads - Britain's triumph in Schneider Cup. Flying Officer Waghorn - at amazing speed of 328.63 miles an hour - retains coveted trophy for Britain...
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Lena Horne - Stormy Weather (1943)

Here's the full version of a performance that can be found truncated elsewhere on YouTube -- from the 1943 film of the same name, the great Lena Horne delive...
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Deanna Durbin - Silent Night

From the movie "Lady on a Train" (1945) "Lady on a Train" is one of Durbin's better movies, especially among her later efforts. However, critics at the time ...
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S.A.M. #82: Wings of Passion (III)

This is the last chapter of the Early Lockheed's Saga.The Lockheed Model 9 Orion was the last of Lockheed's single engine transports, seated six passengers and was powered by a 420hp P&W Wasp engine. The Orion cruised at 180-195 mph and is claimed to be the first transport capable of 200 mph. The Orion was also the first commercial aircraft with an efficient retractable undercarriage.…See More
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Lord K's Garage #180: Long'n'Low Ruxton

A front-wheel drive posh car in the early 1930s? A few thousand bucks will buy you a Cord... or a Ruxton.The Ruxton is a forgotten manufacturer, often overlooked when considering early pioneers in automotive design and mechanics. One of their biggest automotive achievements was the use of front-drive automobiles. In 1966, Oldsmobile introduced the…See More
Apr 19, 2013

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The Art of Ludwig Hohlwein

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 1:09pm 9 Comments

Let me present a Steam/Diesel era artist whose influence on advertising industry was (and remains) tremendous. A genius who stood at the side of Evil.

Ludwig Hohlwein. Hercules Bier. 1925

Ludwig Hohlwein was born on July 26, 1874 in Wiesbaden, Germany and enjoyed a privileged childhood in a prominent family.* While studying architecture at the Technical…


Lord K's Garage #188: Happy Threewheeler

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Three-wheel vehicles powered by small and noisy engines... dieselpunk?  Of course!

In the mass culture, the image of a 'Dieselpunk tricar' is based on the Morgan Aero - fast, sporty, elegant. But what about a trike truck? Here's the story of a once famous make, told by Paul Markham on his much-recommended…


Lord K's Garage #187: A Little Wonder

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Today, a masterpiece of postwar streamline design:

1949 Fiat 750 MM Panoramica Zagato - gray - fvr

Based on a 1949 Fiat 500C, the Fiat 750 MM Panoramica is perhaps the cutest creation ever to roll through the doors of Zagato*.…


Lord K's Garage #186: The Airomobile

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 6:30am 5 Comments

In 1937, the Airomobile was a one-of-a-kind experimental model built by engineers from Franklin Auto and Lewis American Airways.*

1937 Airmobile Experimental - Dolphin Tail view

It was intended to be a low-priced, mass produced car. The design was the result of Paul M. Lewis, who wanted a simple inexpensive ( target price of $300) and safe automobile in 1934. The…


Lord K's Garage #185: Hats Off to Bucciali!

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 6:30am 3 Comments

An undisputed Diesel Era icon, the Bucciali TAV8/32 Flèche d'Or (Golden Arrow) deserves a special place in our Garage.

Big Wheel

Unlike most upcoming manufacturers, Alberto Bucciali nearly lost his life fighting as a pilot in the WW1 before manufacturing his own cars*. And of the few he made with his brother Paul-Albert, this TAV8 was their…


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At 7:47pm on September 29, 2012, Jennifer Davis said…

Hello Lord K, and Thank you for the "Welcome" :)

At 9:33pm on September 21, 2012, Lady Smoke said…

Thank you Lord K and nice to meet you too, greetings from Argentina...:-)

At 8:32am on August 13, 2012, Dante Neonsun said…

Thanks for the greetings lord_k

At 2:16pm on August 7, 2012, Leslie Heasman said…

gad to be here :-))

At 2:27am on August 2, 2012, Linda Shackleton said…

Thanks for the welcome Lord K! Look forward to being part of such a cool hub!

At 8:05am on July 18, 2012, Florin Mihai said…

Thank you Lord K.

At 4:46pm on July 15, 2012, Clive Kingston said…

Thank you for your kind welcome.


At 3:39am on July 15, 2012, Ben Isaac said…

well, thanks, 

At 7:52pm on July 14, 2012, William said…

 Thank you for your kind welcome. I look forward to sharing in a community of friends who enjoy the genre.

At 9:07am on July 6, 2012, Bendeguz Daniel Devenyi-Botos said…

Thankyou kindly for your salutations my Lord, it is an honour to receive such personal greetings from such an esteemed Dieselpunk veteran yourself.

I must thank you in turn for your own boundless research efforts. Your collection of images and sources on your blog has never ceased to fill me with wonder and give much inspiration for my comrades and I.


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