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Crash of the Liberty Belle

I just learned that a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, the Liberty Belle, caught fire and crash-landed in a field outside Chicago back in June of this year.

It was being used to give plane rides and exhibitions when it took off from Aurora Municipal Airport and was forced to land about 20 minutes later near Chicago, Illinois.

Here's a video report on it:…


Added by Larry on July 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Memorial Day (USA)

For Dieselpunks in the US today, which is Memorial Day, is one that I think probably touches many of us in a way that it might not some.


World War I in many ways gave birth to the Diesel Era. One cannot fully understand the Diesel Era without understanding the role of the Great War. I would highly recommend Tome's excellent article about the Lost Generation in the recent issue of the Gatehouse Gazette.…


Added by Larry on May 30, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Ken Burns Upcoming Documentary - "Prohibition"

The great Ken Burns will be back soon with a documentary that I bet all of us here will want to see:

Watch the…


Added by Larry on May 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

New Art by Stefan

Though Lord_K has already mentioned this elsewhere, I'm proud to announce that Stefan has been so gracious as to create a new logo for my group that I'm working to establish, "North Texas Dieselpunks." He created a color version for the web site and a black & white version that will be useful for printing on handouts or flyers.


I can't say how much I appreciate Stefan's work on this. He's such an amazing artist and such a great guy. We are so lucky to have Stefan as a…


Added by Larry on May 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Dieselpunk & the Media

There have been some interesting appearance of references to Dieselpunk in the media. Not long ago Doug Bell of the band Bellevue Cadillac referred to their band as as "dieselpunk band" during an newspaper interview.



Added by Larry on May 21, 2011 at 3:08pm — 7 Comments

Tome Wilson and "The Lost Generation"

It's surprised me that no one has mentioned the recent article by our very own Tome Wilson in Issue 18 of The Gatehouse Gazette titled, "The Lost Generation." He does a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the 1920s with all of it's challenges and promise. I highly recommend it.


Good job, Tome!…


Added by Larry on May 15, 2011 at 7:41pm — 4 Comments

The Return of the Zeppelin

The Goodyear company has announced that it's replacing it's fleet of blimps for a semi-rigid hybrid made by ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik. Here's an article on it.



Added by Larry on May 5, 2011 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

The Great Famine

It's ironic that around the same time as Lord_K's fantastic article on Communist advertisements the PBS program The American Experience had an episode concerning the The Great Famine of 1921 in the Soviet Union and the surprising action by the US to send relief.


You can view the episode online, read the transcript, and view other special features at their…


Added by Larry on April 14, 2011 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Happy Birthday Will Eisner!

Anyone that looked at Google today saw that that this would have been the 94th birthday of the great cartoonist Will Eisner, the creator of The Spirit.

Added by Larry on March 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Trenched: Dieselpunk Mech Combat Game

Alright all of you gamers, check this out. There's a new game being released titled "Trenched." Not only does it appear Dieselpunk but the site "The Gaming Vault" actually uses the word "Dieselpunk" in describing it. So not only does it look like a good game, the use of the term "Dieselpunk" in the article is an important step in the spread. Here's the article and video…


Added by Larry on March 4, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments

RIP Jane Russell

Here's to the gorgeous and talented Jane Russell who passed away today, 2/28/2011.



Added by Larry on February 28, 2011 at 10:35pm — 3 Comments

Mr Ed's Old Car Pictures

I just found this interesting site that showcases classic photos of early twentieth century cars: Mr. Ed's Old Car Pictures. Here's just a sample of a few of the fascinating photos posted on the site:




Added by Larry on February 15, 2011 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Parliament & Wake

Recently the web site Parliament & Wake posted the following on their Facebook page:

In an ocean of online steampunk communities, Diesel Punks stands out for the richness of its content and a style that can only be described as "cool." With steampunk feeling ever more hidebound, it's refreshing to see a place unashamed of its diversity and creativity.

They then were so kind as to link to Dieselpunks Forum. Thank you Parliament & Wake for your…


Added by Larry on February 9, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Dieselpunk 10th Anniversary

Well, maybe not the anniversary of dieselpunk per se but it was in 2001 that Lewis Pollak coined the term "dieselpunk" to describe his Role Playing Game "Children of the Sun."

Added by Larry on January 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Fair Park, Texas

The Fair Park Grounds located in Dallas. Texas has one of the largest showcases of Art Deco murals and architecture in the world.


Here's a link to wonderful web site full of high resolution images of the fantastic Art Deco architecture, statues, and murals that can be found at the Dallas Fair Park. http://www.pbase.com/kenindfw/fair_park


A slide show of just a few of the images that can be found at the web…


Added by Larry on December 22, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments


The following was posted today by Jordan Bodewell at his notes on Facebook:

Dear Friends, Fans and Music Lovers,

Today I had to face up to a financial set back that is going to be a distinct challenge for me.

To put it simply the way things are right now it looks as if I will… Continue

Added by Larry on December 7, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Aircraft Nose Art

The title says it all. I just found a nice site with some cool art from aircraft. Here's a few of the images.

Find more photos like this on Dieselpunks

The site is Aircraft Nose… Continue

Added by Larry on December 7, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

Vacuum Tube Amplifier Computer Speakers

While researching for my book I came across this retro-looking computer speaker system. The review isn't very positive about the quality of the sound but it certainly looks cool.

You can read more about it here.

Added by Larry on December 7, 2010 at 10:06am — 4 Comments

Interview – Stefan Prohaczka – Dieselpunk Artist

Interview: Stefan Prohaczka

Dieselpunk Artist Stefan Prohaczka on Bridging the Gap Between History and Fantasy


Stefan Prohaczka is a French artist who has quickly made a name for himself in the dieselpunk community. His style of art is unique and in many ways captures dieselpunk like no other. We’re lucky that he’s been a…


Added by Larry on December 3, 2010 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Wonderful Vehicles

I found this site with these wonderful diesel era vehicles. A few have been shown here before but but they're so wonderful I think they deserve a second look.

Art Deco Vehicles Gallery Site…


Added by Larry on December 1, 2010 at 10:02pm — 2 Comments

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