Monday, January 31, 2022
Quite the adventurer, he had filmed the Battle of the Somme in 1916. He was part of a team that had tried to fly around the world in 1922, they got as far as India. In 1926 he and a partner Jimmy Baxter rode motorcycles with sidecars around the world, the journey taking 13 months. He filmed the trip and published an account "Going Further" in 1931. I don't see any evidence that the automobile trip was ever made.
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
Thursday, January 27, 2022
This is something nice in a cast aluminum way, probably more decorative than useful at this point in time. I found it at the Gore St. Antique market in Perth Ont. and might have bought the right angle drive but it came attached to an old 1/4" drill which I don't need. The drill looks like a PET (Portable Electric Tools) Zephyr drill but has the name BVT on the side, the logo incorporating the word Service, So maybe BT? PET made tools for several companies over the years.
Anyways, once again no information that I can find online...
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Top speed was 15-20 mph and range was a short 25-30 miles. The company apparently made at least a thousand of them, but as the war ended and as soon as gas became more plentiful, the company stopped production.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
This was the Bugatti factory's last gasp at trying to field a Grand Prix car. The car featured a transverse mid-engine straight 8. It was built during 1955 and appeared at one race in 1956. Short and wide, the car was ill handling, underpowered and uncompetitive. It retired after 18 laps with a broken throttle linkage, the driver Maurice Trintignant, no doubt breathing a sigh of relief at having survived the ordeal.
Monday, January 24, 2022
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Saturday, January 22, 2022
This is the Oldsmobile version of the late seventies Chevrolet Monza. This rear drive H body GM was a pretty good looking car, I thought; though I don't think many agreed with me, and I expect few people would view them as collectable. The Starfire GT wasn't near as successful in sales as the Monza, 750,000 vs 125,000 sold over 6 model years. The replacement model was the Firenza, just a Cavalier.
Friday, January 21, 2022
Diamond Saw and Stamping made power hacksaws and blades of all types, starting business in Buffalo in 1890. I was a little surprised to see they are still in business today. Now located in Chaffey, NY and apparently not building power hacksaws anymore.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
|Jan 66 Motorcycle Mechanics|
|The Classic MotorCycle Nov 88|
Aermacchi 350, (Harley Sprint)
|1993 Triumph Tiger|
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
The BSA Starlite was a rebadged BSA Beagle for the American market, introduced in 1964 to replace the aging Bantam. It was "powered" by a 75cc OHV engine feeding through a 4 speed transmission. It did not impress potential BSA customers and was completely eclipsed by the lightweights coming from Japan. After two years it was gone.
|One from the west coast. Thanks, Bevin!|