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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: 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: "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: "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: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

DrFumblefinger ·
Just a short post-pubication note. Apparently the estate has the two airplanes for sale now. Not sure how this will impact visitation, but the Lisa Marie is especially interesting because of the thought and design Elvis put into its renovation.
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

Mac ·
What a fantastic collection Karl, beautifully captured thru your lens. Could you sneak the Dino or 280SL or the Stutz out in your camera bag for me? ����
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Mac! I would have been happy to take any of them, but would especially have enjoyed cruising the streets of Memphis in that Pink Cadillac! Every head in town would have swiveled to it.
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

GarryRF ·
It's good to see the Elvis Legacy lives on. Does the "King" still have a following in America with younger people ? I'm amazed that younger visitors to Liverpool still want to see Beatles memorabilia. German, French, Japanese, Spanish and Scandinavian tourists and most under 40. Perhaps the fans of the 60s are too old to travel now !. A very comprehensive study of Gracelands DrF. Really enjoyed it !! Thank You.
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Garry. Yes, there is definitely an interest in Elvis from the younger generation. I'd say that today most of those visiting Graceland were not alive when Elvis died. And what's most amazing to me is how they come from all over the planet. Some of his greatest supporters, as you know, are from the UK (and also Japan for that matter). Elvis always regretted not performing in England, but his manager (he of the 50% cut fame) was an illegal alien without a passport, so he only kept Elvis...
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

GarryRF ·
You've answered a very old question for me ! Now I can blame the "Boss" for the absence of the "King" He did visit England once - but only on his way to Germany for his Army duties.
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

Ottoman ·
Once again DrFumblefinger you have put together another amazing blog with wonderful pictures. Thank you for this. I hadn't heard anything about the family wanting to sell the two jets...that would be a pity, for their presence added a nice piece of history, demonstrating where and how Elvis spent much of his time traveling from city to city on his many tour dates throughout the seventies. The news of Elvis's planes being sold makes me even more grateful that I had the opportunity to visit...
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

jack james ·
What a great collection, beautiful images that you have captured through your camera and like to share with us. I loved to see the different models of cars and you gave me a place where I can see a wide variety of cars. I will go there with my brother after his visit hoover dam with friends because he is also like such kind of things.
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comment, Jack! Graceland is a fun place to visit, especially if you like Elvis' music. I hope you enjoy yourself.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
I love cars with personality and this ones got it!
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

IslandMan ·
a bit of rust can give so much character to an old vehicle..and this one is a good example
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

Ottoman ·
Wow...that is one tough old car. I can't help but be impressed that this old car is still on the road, especially if the engine looks half as bad as the body. They don't make them like this anymore. By the way Dr Fumblefinger, to answer your above question, I believe this is a 1974 Chevrolet Impala, or at least what's left of it.
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Re: Bye Bye Sky-High Rental Car Fees

JaxonSmith ·
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Re: Bye Bye Sky-High Rental Car Fees

Former Member ·
Thanks, that was a good article. I got some ideas from it! I always get confused about whether I need to take insurance from the rental and it's always sky-high. I have some credit cards that say they cover it, but I hadn't realized that a lot of time my own car insurance would cover me with the rental. Boy, have we wasted a bunch! The other idea I liked there was taking pictures of the car before you leave their office so you can show them if they try to say you scratched up the car. Feels...
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Re: Bye Bye Sky-High Rental Car Fees

GarryRF ·
My Friends lend me a Toll EZee pass. Saves so much time when you see the queues (lines) at peak time traffic !
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 1) Museum Overview and its Czech collection

Hank ·
That Tatra T87 is amazing! What a beautiful car!!!!!
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Re: Cuba - a step back in time !

Travel Rob ·
Great Pic! I've got to get the Cuban secrets for contolling rust. Amazing they are able to keep those cars up with the limited parts they have for them
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Re: Cuba - a step back in time !

GarryRF ·
Re: Cuba - a step back in time !
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Re: Cuba - a step back in time !

DrFumblefinger ·
I recall as a boy my dad's best friend had a Pontiac like this. It was a beautiful car and the pride of his life. It ended up being totaled in a car crash (he survived), but I still remember his pride in showing off the polished beauty! His was two tone brown, I think.
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Re: Cuba - a step back in time !

GarryRF ·
Fell in love with this remarkable example but - no idea of the Make and Model ! If you take too close an interest you cant get a pic without the Owner, Wife and Kids !
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Re: Cuba - a step back in time !

PHeymont ·
Oldsmobile...think it's a 55, might be 54. My first car was a 53 Olds 88.
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Re: Cuba - a step back in time !

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Oldsmobile...think it's a 55, might be 54. My first car was a 53 Olds 88. PHeymont -- you owned a Rocket 88? Remember that old song by Ike Turner and Jackie Brentson? Here's the you-tube link to remind those who may have forgotten this classic song -- one of the first Rock 'n Roll tunes ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

PHeymont ·
One of the things I loved about mid-50s Chevy cars (and I only REALLY loved the 1953) was the hidden gas filler. On the '57, the middle section of the right tailfin swung out to reveal the cap; on the 56, there was a small round reflector that you pushed to pop open the compartment...don't remember what activated the 57...
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Re: Gasoline Alley: The signs

PHeymont ·
That's a great collection! I remember many of them from childhood trips in the 1950s, and in others I see signs with familiar shapes and designs, but Canadian names...also quite a few that remind us of commercial history...Richfield Oil before Atlantic Richfield before ARCO, for instance. I'm beginning to think my day in Calgary at a teacher conference a few years ago was spent in the wrong part of town!
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Re: Gasoline Alley: The signs

Marilyn Jones ·
What an awesome museum and collection of auto-related signs!! Very interesting article about Gasoline Alley!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sep 15, 2015: Pit Lane, Mdina Grand Prix

GarryRF ·
I was having lunch in Mdina. Our waiter was a boy about 8 years old. He asked if I'd ever seen a train. "Of course I have. Maybe 4 a day" "When I save enough to leave Malta I want to see a train" he said. Then he asked my Mother in Law if she was my sister. She slipped him a few dollars. He'll soon have enough - I thought - to see a train - even at 8.
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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: Spotted on the Road, Palermo, Sicily

GarryRF ·
Yes, it's a Fiat 500/600. I drove one around Spain in the 70s. Tiny rear engine - air cooled - go forever ! Copied in many countries around the world - made under license from Fiat Considered quite a fashionable car and Fiat have started making the Fiat 500 again! But much, much bigger ! Wikipedia Photo
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Palermo, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Gary, that pic is the "new" 500 (Cinquecento), now appearing in greater numbers in the U.S. as well, since Chrysler and Fiat are now one. But DrF's is the old one, from the 50s-70s, such as this one. I believe the last year was 1973; this is a 1967 model. Note the passenger-size to car-size ratio! This is part of a whole series of "people's cars" of the postwar generation. Others include the VW Beetle, the Citroen 2CV, the original Mini and a few more. It's been interesting to see the...
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Palermo, Sicily

GarryRF ·
The VW Beetle has been in production for 77 years !! It produced many derivatives during WW2 for army use. Another piece of magnificent engineering.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Palermo, Sicily

PHeymont ·
The most common military version of the Beetle in WW2 was the "Kubelwagen," the German equivalent of the U.S. Jeep. Here's a picture of them together... Incidentally, "Kubelwagen" means "bucket car," named because it was one of the first vehicles equipped with bucket seats...deeply indented to help keep passengers from flying out when the side doors were not in place.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo's got a photo of a 1943 Kubelwagen from the great Tampa Bay Automobile Museum collection.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Palermo, Sicily

GarryRF ·
Rommels' Afrika Korps ?
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: Rommels' Afrika Korps ? Yes, that Palm Tree icon is their symbol. Uncanny resemblance to PortMoresby's avatar, although she's nothing at all like Rommel or his Korps.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Palermo, Sicily

PortMoresby ·
DrF, are you sure? Yours is, indeed, a Fiat 500. I drove the Spanish version, called a Seat, during a time I spent in Mallorca, mid '60's, a new one that broke down regularly, terrible car but rented, so the agency would pick it up and fix it. As PHeymont mentions, I think of VW as the real "People's Car", reliable and a '69 model, I may have mentioned previously, lives in my garage below me as I write. I intend to update its registration soon so a friend can drive it. I'm sure I'll be...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

GarryRF ·
These cute little Fiats were only 633cc and air cooled. But the tiny little Fiat engines was banned from western Europe for their excessive emissions.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

PHeymont ·
Belongs in the pantheon of true "people's cars" along with the Citroen 2CV and (dare I say it?) the ugly duckling of the lot...the Trabi, which was advanced over its peers in a number of ways. Ironic, isn't it, to think the original Fiat 300s like this one were banished for smoking, and now we find that VW's "clean diesel" was smoking a pack a day on the road!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

PHeymont ·
Oh, and let's not forget the original Morris Mini-Minor...not as early as the others, but wonderful in its own right.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

DrFumblefinger ·
Let's also not forget the Volkswagon on the European side. And the Ford Model T, which so greatly dropped the cost of an automobile it became a mass consumer good.
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