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March 2013 Articles (28)

Happy Easter From Pilsner The "Wabbit!"

I don't have any candy eggs to put in your Easter baskets, folks, but what I do have is the April Pilsner's Picks. Besides, Popeye wants you to eat your spinach, not rot your teeth with candy!

http://www.pilsnerspicks.blogspot.com/

Added by Pilsner Panther on March 31, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #70: Those Moving Pictures!

The Flickers, the Silver Screen, the Moving Pictures...call them what you will, I call them GOLD!

[image from solarnavigator.net]

Yes, the Motion Pictures Industry is coming into its own thanks to amazing new directors, stars, and actors with a keen new eye on what's possible.  Folks in faraway places like Southern California and Paris and…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on March 30, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Lord K's Garage #177: Austro-Daimler

What about giving some dieselpunk love to a remarkable car make, sadly overshadowed by its German and Italian neighbors?

Austro Daimler ADR 1930 blue radiator badge

The Austro-Daimler Motor Company produced automobiles from 1899 through 1934. Their factory was located in Wiener-Neustadt, which is located south of Vienna, in…

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Added by lord_k on March 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Brief Fame of John Copper

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Thanks to Scott from Dieselpunk Industries, we're going all the way Down Under with this week's episode of Two-Fisted Tuesday.

A lot of The Shadow episodes are lost to the winds of time, and I mean a lot, like 450 episodes are missing. Thankfully, we still have a bunch of the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on March 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Last of the Wehrmacht's Anti-Hitler Plotters

Sometimes the greatest act of patriotism is to take down the very regime you serve.  So thought Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, the youngest of the Wehrmacht plotters who swore to take down Hitler and his rotten Nazi regime.

Born to a noble old Prussian military family, von Kleist was as Old Skool as they came, with the rigid Prussian military bearing and a deep-set devotion…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on March 25, 2013 at 1:58pm — 2 Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #69: a Night at the Follies!

What's that ya' say?  Lookin' for an act that'll amaze, astound, and amuse even the most hardened of working stiffs, and for only a nickel?  Well, step right in, friend, for Vaudeville awaits!

We have music, dancing bears, dancing girls (hubba hubba!), amazing acrobatics and feats of strength, and the…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on March 23, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

S.A.M. #81: Your Businesslike Bomber

Given its origin, the Blenheim could be called "fast and spurious". The aircraft was initially envisaged as a luxury transport and wasn't a part of any military programme.

Bristol 142M Blenheim

The often told story of the six-seat executive aircraft built for Lord Rothermere, proprietor of the aviation-supporting Daily Mail, usually misses the vital point. Why did…

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Added by lord_k on March 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lord K's Garage #176: Silver Arrows (III)

Another page of the Mercedes-Benz racecar saga: the W154:

Shortly after the first races were held organizers created rules and regulations to create a somewhat level playing field and to keep things relatively safe. In that light the rules setup for Grand Prix racing from 1934 to 1936 made little…

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Added by lord_k on March 22, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Type 89 Yi-Go Medium tank

This is a piece representing the IJA medium tank Type 89.



The Type 89 Yi-Go or Chi-Ro was a medium tank used by the Imperial Japanese Army. The Type 89 was a 1920's design, built to support the infantry, and thus lacked the armor or armament to defeat…
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Added by Lejon Astray on March 21, 2013 at 7:51pm — 2 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Out of This World

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Thanks to Scott from Dieselpunk Industries, we're going all the way Down Under with this week's episode of Two-Fisted Tuesday.

A lot of The Shadow episodes are lost to the winds of time, and I mean a lot, like 450 episodes are missing. Thankfully, we still have a bunch of the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on March 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #68: The Shock of the New!!

Shock! Riot! A new and scandalous breed of "Modern" artists are violating the ancient rules of beauty!!

Broken forms, harsh lines, dissonant sounds...will 1913 become the year that art died?!  Some are saying as much as radical new painters like…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on March 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

S.A.M. #80: Weird Flying Destroyer

When we say 'weird' we mean it. Definitely.

SE-100 2

With the issue of a specification for a successor to the Potez 631 twin-engined fighter in service with the Armee del'Air, P-E Mercier and Jacques Lecarme of the Societe Nationale de Constructions Aeronautiques de Sud-Est (SNCASE) tendered the design of a highly innovative aircraft, the SE 100…

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Added by lord_k on March 16, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Bernd Rueters, the Adler 2.5 L. Ad Series

Although best known for his post war Volkswagen illustrations, Bernd Rueters (1901 - 1958) produced a wide variety of excellent work before WWII. His work for the Adler 2.5L. is so exceptional, I've decided to do a separate article on them.

The Adler 2.5 L. was produced from 1937-1940. The streamlined body was the work of Karl Jenschke (1899 - 1969). The four door sedans were built by Ambi-Budd, the cabrios by Karmann, and a few sport models by Buhne.…

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Added by Pico Elgin on March 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lord K's Garage #175: A Gift for Maestro

Another Bugatti? Well, we just can't have enough. And this one is truly unique.

Most Type 57s feature bodywork penned by Jean Bugatti in one of four distinct styles named after Mont Ventoux, the Col du Galibier and the Stelvio Pass, but this custom coupe took the best traits from each*. It was built…

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Added by lord_k on March 15, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

ZH-29: Czech's angled barrel rifle

The annals of small arms designs are filled with near perfect, odd and/or unsuccessful weapons. The Czech tradition of innovative small arms designs began in the early 20th century and continues to this day. In the 1920s, however, there was a semi-automatic rifle that should have received more attention,…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on March 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Bridge of Tragedy

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Thanks to Scott from Dieselpunk Industries, we're going all the way Down Under with this week's episode of Two-Fisted Tuesday.

A lot of The Shadow episodes are lost to the winds of time, and I mean a lot, like 450 episodes are missing. Thankfully, we still have a bunch of the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on March 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Today Is Shemp Howard's Birthday...

...so, in honor of the occasion, let's not forget that the Three Stooges were among the great pioneers of Film Noir.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfOBPePAT3Q

Added by Pilsner Panther on March 11, 2013 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

The Thrilling Adventure Hour Podcast

While I was googling something I found something awesome by mistake. It's a podcast called "The Thrilling Adventure Hour" It's like A Prairie Home Companion meets the Goon Show. I found an NPR Story on it here. They've had guest stars like Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Neil Patrick Harris (Doctor Horrible), Danny Pundi (Community), and Jorge…

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Added by Scott on March 10, 2013 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #67: l'Bal Musette, mon Ami?

Bonsoir e bienvenue a'Cabaret, mon Amis!  Today we visit romantic Paris, France, for a sample of the new Parisian sound of Bal Musette.

 

It's the Record Cabaret's first visit abroad [1] and away from our US home, and while the long, rocking journey in the belly of a steamer was not the best of experiences for our new band, it was well worth it from the second we saw the French…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on March 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

S.A.M. #79: A Spark of Incredible

The oddest and most unconventional contender - probably for any aerial competition - was the Piaggio-Pegna PC.7.

Piaggio Pegna PC.7

The floatplane (or should we call it a 'foilplane'?) was built for the 1929 Schneider Trophy contest. A cantilever high-wing monoplane with long slender fuselage, it had twin hydrofoils instead of floats and was intended to float with…

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Added by lord_k on March 9, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

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