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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

rbciao ·
Great pics of great cars. I will put the Tampa Bay Museum on my list of things to see. Additionally, The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky is awesome, as well. It includes a 50's diner cafe featuring period stuff for lunch. Less than a mile away is the Corvette assembly plant, which offers tours. This is the only place in the whole wide world where Corvettes are assembled. Both are definitely worth a visit. The National Packard Museum is located In Warren, Oh and is small, but...
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

DrFumblefinger ·
All good information to know, rbciao! I think cars and travel mix quite nicely and nothing better than having a reason to go somewhere. I do recommend the Tampa Bay Automobile collection, but it is mostly focused on cars of the 1930s and 1940s and is not just American, but global in its scope. The last piece in this series will feature the French car collection, likely the museum's best. The owner of the museum and car collection is originally from France.
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

Hank ·
I love these old cars! Would love to drive that Jensen or Jag!
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

rbciao ·
We saw this three wheeled vehicle in Paris last summer on our way back from the Eiffel Tower. Can anyone identify this car?
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photo, rbciao! I like the sense of motion it conveys. Do you think it might be related to Car 27 : BSA Three Wheeler from the above post (with several different angles in the slideshow)?
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

WorkerBee ·
I believe it is a Morgan three-wheeler with a V-twin engine. Originally manufactured from 1911 to 1939, they have been re-introduced and are again available new.
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

rbciao ·
The Morgan's are being manufactured again in England as WorkerBee mentioned. According to the website they are being sold here through an agent in San Francisco. The three wheeler is called the Three Wheeled Vehicle.
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

GarryRF ·
The original 3 wheeled vehicles were Motorbikes with a side-car. So you could drive 3 wheels on a motorbike license. In the 50's and 60's most young people were Bikers ! But to move up to a car required another Driving Test. So we had BSA - RELIANT - BOND - BMW - ISSETA - MESSERSCMIDT all producing 3 wheeled vehicles to meet the needs of those not wanting to undertake the training and testing for a full license. I'd taken my car test in 1968 and they were very strict. It was common to fail...
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

rbciao ·
The National Corvette Museum and the nearby GM assembly plant are located in Bowling Green, Ky. and both venues are really worth a visit. The museum is just off of I-65 at exit 28, so it is easy to find. Plus, there are signs on the interstate in both directions making it well marked. We saw the signs when we were southbound on our way to Louisiana and decided to stop on our way home. We figured an hour in each location and we spent over two hours in each. We could have spent many, many...
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Re: Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection (Where Gumbo Was #275)

George G. ·
I also really enjoy transportation museums ... and this one looks like a dandy.
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

WorkerBee ·
This looks like a 1955 Ford sedan. Does it have some type of lights on top of the rear fenders? I don't believe I have seen that before.
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

DrFumblefinger ·
What say you and I take a ride in above "Black Beauty" sometime soon?
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

WorkerBee ·
Originally Posted by TravelandNature: Thinking '55 4 door sedan with a replacement grill... If I went for a ride in the Black Beauty, I would want a nice Cuban meal - do they have plantains in Cuba ? I would like something made with plantains. Plantains? You betcha!
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
Don't think I've ever seen an RV in Cuba ! I've seen plantains cooked a hundred different ways.
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
Sorry T&N - not a fan. Plantain is another item on the list of foods we never see over here !
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
People wouldn't recognise them ! Got more chance of selling Yorkshire Puddings and a hot bowl of Scouse in Times Square !
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
No - I cant stand and take pix until the owner runs over! I'd be caught up in a guided tour for the rest of the day. These cars are very expensive and the owner's never far away !
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Re: "Stars of the Big and Small Screen": Hollywood rolls into Calgary

Ottoman ·
Awesome pics of awesome cars. Thanks for bringing back some great memories!!
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Re: "Stars of the Big and Small Screen": Hollywood rolls into Calgary

GarryRF ·
Thanks for reviving this wonderful presentation Ottoman. My wife could leave me here while she went shopping - or maybe she went away for a week ! And I still wouldn't be ready to leave when she got back. All your dream cars under 1 roof. Heaven in metal.
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Re: "Stars of the Big and Small Screen": Hollywood rolls into Calgary

PHeymont ·
Great collection...and as a comics fan, great name for the museum! Interesting thing about movie cars...they really CAN be stars. I think there are lots of us who can't tell you the plot of any James Bond movie, but remember exactly what 007's car did! Reminds me...we had an earlier discussion of movie cars on TravelGumbo. Worth re-reading, too...
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Re: Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1907 - 1917

Jonathan L ·
Great pics. I don't know how I missed this when I was there 10 years ago.
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

Travel Rob ·
Maybe the guy was just trying to get into this Norwegian luxurious prison?
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

DrFumblefinger ·
If they're interested, I think the Norwegian authorities could run the vacant cells as AirBnB units. Might be very profitable.
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

Travel Rob ·
Actually the prison is more like a resort complete with Bansky style art, a gym ,a recording studio and a library. http://content.time.com/time/p...9083_2137368,00.html
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 1) pre-1942 vehicles

Travel Rob ·
What a spectacular collection! Can't wait for Part 2!
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 1) pre-1942 vehicles

PHeymont ·
Fascinating that among all the high-end metal there would be a place for a Model A Ford, albeit with special bodywork. Perhaps a family toy for the chauffeur's day off?
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

PHeymont ·
Oooh! That MG is the one I want...
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

GarryRF ·
Beautiful examples of old cars DrF. I would certainly make it a full day exploring. Few more if you want a look ! http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/...tage-car-museum.html
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

danthewanderer ·
Brings back memories, I spent hours there, awesome collection.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
These are all good tips and add up to quite a bit of coin. I've also never had luck with renegotiating cable rates. But I did give up my coffee stop and just brew my own and take it along to work. Works fine for me. Looking forward to the rest of your tips. Thanks, Samantha!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks Samantha. All great tips. Some we do now and some (public transit) we do not since we live outside Edmonton and both work in the city. A 15 minute commute would turn into over an hour on transit. We actually just redid our cable subscription, obtained a better plan and updated internet with a reduced monthly cost. With our kids now moved out we are able to save a good bit on our utilities, phone costs and especially food costs. All extra coin for the next trip.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

PHeymont ·
And don't forget: use a miles-earning card for everything you DO spend! Between bonuses for new cards and steady use, you can go a long way!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Travel Rob ·
Great tips.! Cable companies usually don't reward loyalty and offer their best promotional rates to new people. Netflix, Amazon Prime are good ways to save on cable bills if you can get internet. As far as eating out, I always find it's a question of what I order. I avoid drinks, desserts , and the cost is not bad at all.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks DrFumblefinger. Glad you enjoyed the post and the second part will be out this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Hi there Rob. Since I wrote this post we actually cut the cable and only have OTA and Netflix. Saves us over $100.00 a month. Nice amount to save for our travel adventures! And you are right about the drinks. That is what will kill you. Stay away from them and it should help. Thanks for the comments. Part 2 this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Yep, it definitely adds up. Thanks for the comment. Make sure to read part 2 coming this week.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment. Glad you were able to get a new contract with your cable company. We had Comcast and they don't care about retaining customers, only getting new ones Such a shame. Thanks for the comment and happy travels.
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

DrFumblefinger ·
One hates to be cruel, but forgetting where you park can also be an early sign of dementia. And not finding your car for three weeks, well....need I say more.
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

Travel Rob ·
DrFumblefinger, I think you're looking at this all wrong. This probably was the best part of this man's trip.
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

DrFumblefinger ·
Rob, if you're suggesting that the entire thing was staged to meet the Fraulein in the above photo, then I'd say well planned!
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

Travel Rob ·
I don't think he staged it, but I do think he wasn't searching too hard for the car after he met the lady. And that would make a nice story if they got married. If he wanted to find the car quick, he would of called his bank or credit card issuer to see the location of his first try to get his money and started his search from there.
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Re: 'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

PHeymont ·
Brilliant, Rob! A simple and effective solution...that's why you're Travel Rob, I guess!
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

Travel Rob ·
A great piece! Amazing to me how some of the best products of their day were not built commercially . Even when they were, sometimes they were not successful. Cars like the GE-100 are great examples of that. A true find and thanks for teaching us more!
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

DrFumblefinger ·
Love it! Exactly the type of finding that makes a trip memorable. Something proponents of electric cars seem to forget or choose to ignore -- where does the electricity come from? Currently mostly from coal and oil fired plants, so the practical side of having them for most doesn't currently make that much sense (might as well burn the oil product in the car engine, right). But I am hopeful that was energy technology improves, as it surely will, we'll develop better ways of charging these...
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

PHeymont ·
The argument, and I'm not informed enough to judge it, is that the amount of fossil fuel needed to generate electricity for a plug-in is far less than that required to run a gasoline engine. The same sort of argument that points out that a gallon of fuel moves far more freight on a diesel train than a diesel truck. On the other hand, that's about plug-in cars. For hybrids, it's a different story because the batteries charge while the car is running on gas. So less gas is used than using gas...
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

DrFumblefinger ·
As I understand it, with hybrids the batteries charge when the car brakes are applied (transferring the energy of moving to the battery), so they're especially well adapted to city driving in places with lots of stop signs and traffic lights. Less useful for driving on open road because you don't brake often. So living in Brooklyn, I think the hybrid would be a reasonable choice for you. I don't think battery technology is anywhere near "ripe" yet, but as with the Mercury and Gemini...
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

PHeymont ·
Much further to go, of course, but even in a highway driving situation (and a city/highway mix), hybrids are generally cheaper to run than their gas-only counterparts. That's Camry vs Camry hybrid, for example, not Corolla vs Prius.
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

PHeymont ·
A little further research confirms what I thought: at least in the Toyota and Ford hybrids, the gasoline engine powers a generator/charger while in use. That's in addition to the power captured from braking.
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

DrFumblefinger ·
I have some friends with a Prius, and their greatest fuel efficiency comes when driving in the city, not on the highway. Paradoxical, but it shows how good the braking is at building up a charge. Good to know there is a backup generator. While the hybrids save on fuel, they also cost thousands of dollars more than their non hybrid counterparts. For an average consumer, it takes many years to recapture that extra cost for the hybrid on fuel savings, if they ever will. And there's the issue of...
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Re: Those famous Cuban cars, behind the scenes...

GarryRF ·
Wonderful collection Paul. This collection is not to be confused with the Saturday Night Cruisers you see in Florida and other memorabilia shows. But a testament to the ingenuity of Cuban car collectors. The prices of these dinosaurs was in thousands of dollars each. And a will to keep them going forever.
 
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