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"Christmas City" Celebrates the Holidays

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities in "Christmas City", Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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More from the Cotswold Motoring Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger takes us back for a second helping of classic cars at this outstanding museum
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Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection (Where Gumbo Was #275)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the interesting and playful Cotswold Motoring Museum, filled with toys for children of all ages.
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Big upgrade ahead for Air and Space Museum

PHeymont ·
Nine major airlines have chipped in to pay for a major transformation of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum in DC
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May 6, 2018: Old Fire Truck, Gold Hill

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was delighted to find this ancient fire truck sitting in the Colorado mountain town of Gold Hill.
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Kensington Market, Toronto: Down Augusta Avenue

PHeymont ·
Join PHeymont for a stroll down one of Toronto's most diverse and interesting thoroughfares.
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"Stars of the Big and Small Screen": Hollywood rolls into Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
The exhibit was called:           "Stars of the Big and Small Screen.               See the Cars that were the Stars"....   and it was an interesting collection of American Steel....
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the third in a four part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   You can read about and see lots of great car photos by visiting the prior posts;  part 1 (Czech) by clicking here, and part 2 (German)...
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Road Trip: The Movies and the Cars

Dan Carter ·
I can't tell you how many "road trip" movies I've seen, some of them full of tense drama and some just hilarious...(one of my favorites, I have to admit, is "The Long Long Trailer," with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, which everyone says I'm not old...
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Time to Tucker Up

Travel Rob ·
DrFumblefinger's fine article on the Tampa Auto Museum got me thinking about another Florida auto museum I've been to, the Tallahassee Auto Museum. I'll review it on Monday. One of the main attractions there is the the Tucker. For a lot of car...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 13, 2014: An unusual truck, Minturn, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  The small town of Minturn, near Vail, presented us with a variety of unusual motor vehicles.  I've previously highlighted a very interesting Chevrolet Impala  and a magnificent 1955 Crown Victoria  that we enjoyed in Minturn....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 7, 2014: Deuce with Truck

Mac ·
Seeing all the automotive 'sparkle' in various excellent posts in recent months, I must, in a moment of weakness, add my contribution.   Below is my motorcycle of some years ago in front of a magnificent Ford (?) truck (please help all...
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Chrome Sparkles at Sherborne Castle (Part 3)

Mac ·
A small recap of my "No. 2" article, if I may. Each July, just for one day, the Wingfield-Digby family put on one of the best shows of automotive excellence in England that I have had the pleasure to attend. The venue is the historically...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 25, 2014: Nail Art, Toronto, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
During a recent visit to Toronto, I came across the interesting piece of art in the lobby of its City Hall (note:  infamous Mayor Ford was no where to be seen -- I know you all were just dying to know).  It was a fairly large piece of art,...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1930's

Ottoman ·
    In the first part of this series, which you can read here , I wrote about the beautiful cars I saw on "Cruise Night" in my hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Today I continue my blogs dedicated to the beautiful automobiles  I...
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Visiting John Steinbeck country. 2) Salinas: the National Steinbeck Center

DrFumblefinger ·
  John Steinbeck is one of the greatest writers in American history and certainly a favorite of mine.  This is the second installment in a series describing my visit to John Steinbeck country.  In part one  we looked at John...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

Ottoman ·
    Living in the Great White North, one eagerly looks forward to the spring (especially after this last harsh winter that we had).  Ahhhh, spring, when snow melts, songbirds return, grass turns green, flowers bloom, and best of...
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A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
The  Betty Ford Alpine Gardens  is the world's highest botanical garden, situated at the foot of Vail Mountain in the Colorado Rockies, in gorgeous Vail Valley.  The Garden rests at an altitude of 8,200 feet (2,500 m) and is...
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Contemporary philosophers

DrFumblefinger ·
This has nothing much to do with travel, but I enjoyed these insights and thought you might too:     ***** The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. ~ George Roberts ***** If God had intended us to fly he would have...
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Spotted on the Road: 1951 Ford V8, Rochester, NY

PHeymont ·
PHeymont spotted this beauty in a museum parking lot in Rochester, NY
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Spotted on the Road: 1929 Ford Model A

DrFumblefinger ·
A wonderful old Ford and a customized trailer made for a great combination! How would you like to do a roadtrip across America with this rig, like its owner did?
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Spotted on the Road. 1973 Ford Maverick

DrFumblefinger ·
A budget spots car designed by Ford. The Maverick was a great commercial success, rivaling Ford's popular Mustang. This nicely preserved specimen was spotted in Calgary.
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Aug. 24, 2016: Sights From A Taste of Colorado

Samantha ·
An annual Labor Day tradition, A Taste of Colorado combines food, fun and great performances. Samantha shows us her favorites from last year's.
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Spotted on the Road. 1969 Shelby GT500

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful muscle car created by iconic Shelby American Corporation, the GT500 is highly desired among collectors.
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Spotted on the Road: 1954 Meteor

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed this beautiful 1954 Meteor while at a car show in Calgary, Canada
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Spotted on the Road. 1940 Ford Pickup Truck

DrFumblefinger ·
The truck, newly designed for 1940, was very popular with consumers. Even 75 years after it was made, this Ford half ton truck remains a beautiful vehicle.
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July 21, 2016: Touring Cuba in a Classic Ford

GarryRF ·
Garry and a group of friends stage a special birthday celebration in Cuba, visiting a small town in a special classic Chevrolet.
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Rolling Sculpture Car Club Show, Canmore. Part III - 1951 - 1960

DrFumblefinger ·
A continuation of a series on some of the magnificent cars in this great show.
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Rolling Sculpture Car Club Show, Canmore. Part IV - 1961 - 1968

DrFumblefinger ·
Another installment from the great Rolling Sculpture Car show in lovely Canmore, Alberta. This post focuses on cars from the 1960s.
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July 2, 2016: A summer visit to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
Colorful flower blossoms captured in early summer in the thin air of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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HMY Britannia.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us on a phototour of the retired Royal Yacht Britannia, and provides a detailed account of her design and distinguished service to Great Britain.
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California Auto Museum, Sacramento, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob spends an enjoyable afternoon at the California Auto Museum in Sacramento.
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July 13, 2019: Apple-Green 2CV

PHeymont ·
PHeymont spotted this especially fine specimen of a favorite car at a church in Basel, Switzerland.
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Celebrity Car Museum, Branson (Part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger concludes his visit to the Celebrity Car Museum in Branson with more photos and stories of unusual cars.
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Celebrity Car Museum, Branson, Missouri (Part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of his favorite vehicles from the Celebrity Car Museum in Branson (the first of two posts)
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July 19, 2019: Hillbilly Hot Rod, Murdo, South Dakota

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spots a few unusual cars while on the road in Murdo, South Dakota.
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National Automobile Museum, Turin, Italy (Where Gumbo was #327)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating car collection on exhibit at MAUTO, Italy's National Automobile Museum, located in Turin.
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Nov 25, 2019: 1968 Ford Mustang, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across a nice example of a first generation Ford Mustang.
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May 11, 2019: Vintage Tractor, Vancouver

PHeymont ·
PHeymont enjoyed seeing this veteran farm tool nicely-placed next to an educational exhibit on edible plants (veggies to you, pal)!
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Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the beautiful Franschhoek Motor Museum in South Africa and is treated to an amazing collection of classic cars.
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Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PHeymont ·
 Remember those great, big, American cars of the 50s and 60s, and maybe even 70s? You don’t get much chance to see them unless you’re near a movie shoot…so imagine my surprise, on my first day in Stockholm, when I turned the...
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"Spotted on the Road". El Calafate, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
Walking through this town in desert steppe of Patagonia, in the rain-shadow of the Andes, we came across this beautiful car "showcased" on a hotel's grounds.  It's obviously a Ford but can someone help me figure out what year and model it is?  
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Visiting Patagonia. 1) El Calafate, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
  While they look extraterrestrial, those aren't flying saucers or wormholes in the sky; rather, they're some of the most unusual cloud formations I've ever seen.  The above image was captured at dusk my first night in Patagonia and it...
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Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
  My first Patagonian post was an introduction to the travel hub of  El Calafate . Today's post focuses on the town's best attraction.  Situated about a mile from downtown El Calafate, very close to the hotel we were staying at, Laguna...
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Spotted on the Road. San Juan Capistrano

DrFumblefinger ·
  Enjoyed a pleasant afternoon in this charming small city, and came across this buggy while walking the streets.   Looks even more modified than Cuban cars and it bears a Ford log on its grill, but can someone help figure out exactly what...
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Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 1) pre-1942 vehicles

DrFumblefinger ·
Part 1 of a 2 part series documenting the beautiful collection of classic automobiles that belonged to the city's Royal Family.
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Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah (Where Gumbo was #149)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting beautiful Monument Valley, at the Arizona/Utah border. This is a tribal park made famous in classic western movies.
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Cuba's Cars: Varied, surviving, fascinating

PHeymont ·
More of Cuba's unusual cars, and some further notes on them...
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Daytripping in Historic Lancaster

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger takes us on a tour of historic sites in this central Pennsylvania city noted for its Mennonite and Amish heritage.
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Cuba's 'Senior Citizen' Cars

PHeymont ·
Perhaps less glamorous, and certainly less numerous, these older cars still have a place on the road along with the flashier entries from the mid-1950s.
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