But she was also a star of hyper-cynical comic books series, full of black humor and all things that would not fit into your politically correct closet - and could not fit even half a century ago.
On this rainy (and somewhere snowy or stormy) weekend - just a bit of French joy of living. Two Great names, Delage and Delahaye are making a brief comeback.
1939 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet
I can browse these images for hours. I've been lucky enough to see some of the cars in flesh and blood…
I can easily imagine the boys of my father's generation exchanging cards and discussing the virtues of Allied airplanes and warships while their fathers and elder brothers are fighting the Axis.
By 1920, Harley-Davidson was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Their motorcycles were sold by dealers in 67 countries.
In 1921, a Harley-Davidson, ridden by Otto Walker, was… Continue
The Ektra was a 35mm coupled rangefinder camera. The shutter was of the focal plane type, from 1s to 1/1000, with horizontally traveling cloth curtains. The Ektra had a system of… Continue
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One car that William Lyons was not fond of was the Airline Saloon - he regarded it as a passing fashion and was correct. Streamlining wasn't in fashion in the UK so the more modern Airline Saloon kept flowing wings and separate headlamps but…Continue
The 1942 models. For obvious reasons, most of these cars left the assembly line in 1941. Before or right after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Here are some rare birds, born at the edge of war.
For instance, the 1942 DeSoto with retractable headlights. Don't you think that this dieselpunk icon never saw the serial production - here it is, alive & kicking:…Continue
Bernard Pietenpol from Minnesota made his first homebuilt airplane, the Model T engine powered Sky Scout, in 1923. In 1929 he built a Model A engine-powered two-seat Air Camper and… Continue
Around 1930 Heinz Kilfitt, a trained watchmaker, designed a new 35 mm film compact camera using a 24x24 mm frame format (instead of the Leica 24x36 mm or cine 18x24 mm formats). The 24x24mm square frame provided many advantages… Continue