The Garage is proud to present the legendary Blue Birds of Sir Malcolm Campbell.
A family (or rather, a dynasty) of land speed record cars, named after a fairy play, never failed to inspire kids and…Continue
I'm sure you're familiar with this beauty:
Yes, she's famous. But it's no reason for her exclusion from our streamline line-up.
The Princess Coronation Class, or as more commonly known Duchess class (or 'Big Lizzies'), is considered to be Sir William Stanier’s ‘Opus Magnum’ for the former London Midland and…Continue
Yours truly strongly suspects he's not the only flying boat aficionado here. Hope the Sikorsky S-40 will be most welcome.
"The first Pan American plane to be called a “Clipper,” the S-40 grew out of Juan Trippe and Charles Lindbergh’s desire for a strong, sturdy, high-capacity four-engined transport to serve as an…Continue
Today, on my 50th birthday, I'd like to show you some beautiful bodies. Car bodies created by Joseph Figoni.
I have a confession to make - 15 years ago, a few photographs and color drawings of his work ignited my passion for streamline design. And this passion only grew ever since. I owe much to…Continue
Of all ferries, this one fully deserves a good place in Dieselpunk Hall of Fame:
July 3, 1935 12:45 PM
The Kalakala commences her maiden voyage with great fanfare. With confetti and ticker tape, an estimated 100,000 citizens crowd Coleman Dock and the adjacent water-front to…
A steam wonder of the Diesel Era: streamline Garratt locomotive.
For starters, a short quote: "In 1934 the standard gauge between Algeria and Morocco was completed. The expresses Alger - Oran, hauled by the fantastic Garratts 231-132-AT, then BT, had cars for the express Oran - Casablanca..." (…Continue
It was a remarkable aircraft - huge, all-metal, with an enclosed pilots' cabin, seats for eighteen passengers, complete with a luggage compartment, kitchen and toilet. And it was built as early as in 1920!
The all-metal Zeppelin-Staaken E.4/20 four-engined monoplane, the last creation of the dying…Continue
Believe me, it was supposed to be a Classic Friday, featuring a boattail Auburn. Why not? And then, I came across this:
The plaque reads:
A group of…Continue
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It's time to tell a bit about the world's most unusual navy.
While we (OK, some of us) are looking forward for the third Boardwalk Empire season, it's good to learn something new - or rather, something well forgotten. How do you imagine the invisible Coast…Continue
Sorry, no cheese today. No chocolate. Only a selection of posters from the Swiss Confederation.
One may expect a lot of advertisements promoting banking and watch industry. Sorry - nothing like this in my collection. But there is a lot of automotive themes (like on the poster above, a work of Noël…Continue
They are back again, those streamliners, with a classic Peter Ewart poster:
You don't have to guess the make - it's THE Royal Hudson, Canadian Pacific Class H1d #2850. A semi-streamliner, like a lot of its contemporaries used by the same railway. And before we see it again, let's take a quick look at some slightly…Continue
Nothing weird in your mail this Saturday. Just a family of Italian warplanes flown over four continents.
Probably the only weird thing about this glorious family is its lifespan, starting soon after the Great War and fading away in WWII air battles. These biplanes, once listed among the world's most advanced fighters, were a sad oddity in…Continue
Back to the racetrack! Meet one of the most unusual and highly successful Diesel Era racing cars - the Auto Union Type A.
Four months ago, we heard the story of its mighty rival, the…Continue
Today, I'd like to present an artist who was lucky enough to catch the Jazz Age spirit and talented enough to preserve it in his prints and sketches.
A number of French poster artists have been already featured here: A.M. Cassandre,…Continue
With all due respect to flying boats (actually, it's more than respect - it is love!), we cannot ignore their smart companions.
Between the two world wars, France built a variety of floatplanes, mostly for the Navy - fighters, bombers, recce, observation and anti-submarine craft, etc. Here are just a few. Hope these machines will…Continue
Added by lord_k on August 4, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
This column, introduced in summer 2009, doesn't need much fanfare to celebrate its third anniversary. Let's fuel our tanks and go!
Today, I'd like to show some pictures from an amazing collection of Raymondx1 @ Flickr: amateur shots showing cars as family members. Common…Continue