Thursday, March 31, 2016

1957 Chrysler New Yorker 2-door hardtop

from the library

This was the cover of the 1966 edition of the Ladybird children's book on Commercial Vehicles in the long running and extensive series. It provided artwork of 48 trucks in use in the UK at the time, plus some in Europe.  The books were also translated into other languages.

a book on an NZ female mechanic of WW1

A true story; from the press release:

Gladys Sandford – mechanic, First World War ambulance driver, New Zealand’s first woman pilot and a trailblazer ahead of her time ...

Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it’s 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. 

When war comes, Gladys offers her services at the front as an ambulance driver. She receives an infuriating response from the War Office:
‘This will be a short war and women will not be needed. If you want to help the war effort you should stay at home and knit socks and balaclavas.’
But Gladys is not the kind of person who stays home and knits. She is determined to go to war.

NZR Xmas holiday train poster, 1933-1934

Less elaborate than the ones in the book New Zealand Railway Memorabilia, but interesting for that Roslyn swimsuit ad at the bottom of it.

Mysterious stacks of free books in NYC are connecting strangers from around the world

Shaheryar Malik has left stacks of books from his own library at popular destinations all over New York City. He doesn’t stick around to see if anyone takes one of his books, nor does he re-visit his stacks. Instead he leaves a bookmark with his email address printed on it inside each book, in the hopes that he’ll hear back from whomever decided to pick that book up.

Muslims celebrated in Belgian streets after the Brussels bombings

the carriage of the Brussels Metro train after it was Muslimized
In the days following terrorist attacks in Brussels, street celebrations broke out in several places in Belgium, the county’s vice-prime minister said.

Jan Jambon made the statement about the March 22 bombings, which killed 35 people, on Wednesday during a symposium titled “Terrorism, Israel and International Law” and organized by the Dutch anti-racism and pro-Israel lobby group CIDI, or the Center of Information and Documentation on Israel, in The Hague.

It should provide the opportunity for valuable intelligence for authorities on who the country's worst internal enemies are -- if the authorities bothered to record these people.  Most of them will be on welfare benefits.

1965 Latvia 977A Microbus

for some light relief: more Muslim satire

sorry, Fido, they still won't like you

(thanks to various readers)

1956 (Packard) Clipper


Saudi billionaire flies his £1 million-plus fleet of gold supercars to London to get about while on holiday

The fleet of impressive vehicles includes a £370,000 ($US 530,000) Mercedes G63 and a £220,000 Bentley, which are covered in gold chrome. A £350,000 Rolls-Royce and a £350,000 Lamborghini Aventador SV have also been transported to the capital city.

The second pic above also shows a 6-wheel Mercedes ATV; straight from the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia presumably.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

1965 LIAZ 158B Bus, Soviet Union

3ft gauge 2-8-2

This was built by Baldwin for the US military in 1943, now operating on the 2.5 mile Dollywood railway in Tennessee.

"The #192 is a 2-8-2 built in 1943 by Baldwin. It has total engine weight of 118,000 pounds (54 tonnes) producing 16,000 pounds (7,300 kg) of tractive effort through 48-inch (120 cm) drivers. It has 16-inch (41 cm) diameter cylinders with a 24-inch (61 cm) stroke. It is a superheated with dome throttle, Johnson Bar and a 6-ET Brake Stand."

'would you like to read a book with me?'

steam tram/train in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), 1925

"Houses along a railway, probably to Surabaya"

Monday, March 28, 2016

Muslim migrants in Sweden barbecue cars for 2 days and nights in a row

In the southern area of Stockholm called Alby. Swedish law forbids police to record the ethnicity and origin of perpetrators lest it offends the political correctness brigade. But these are Muslim neighborhoods.

According to, on Thursday night, police were patrolling the suburb, which is home to large Syrian and Armenian diasporas, as well as more recent Iraqi migrants, when a rock flew through the back window of their parked car.

As officers searched for the culprits, the rioters set fire to tires on a public bridge, and poured gasoline over several cars, before lighting them up. When fire crews arrived they were also showered with projectiles.

Erie Lackawanna electric multiple unit

Seen in Gladstone, New Jersey, in 1963.  Info on the type is here

1949 Monza Grand Prix, Italy, poster for 26 June 1949

See an earlier post for one in September 1949.

a troublemaker gets dealt with on an L.A. Expo line train by a man dubbed 'Viking Guy'

Although this troublemaker wasn't a Muslim, we think it is a good demonstration of how unarmed combat can be used against the Muslim migrants on German and Swedish trains, trams and buses. The 'V' was directly into the Adam's Apple and each part of the arm was directly over the arteries left and right. This takes out a molester/rapist within 10 seconds every time.

1935 Chevrolet 1.5 ton truck

1941 International Model K-4 Custom Bodied Truck

Austin A40 Farina Mark II and an Auckland trolley bus, circa 1974

We think this is looking along Victoria Street from Albert Street, but as every building visible has since been replaced it's hard to be sure.  For more, see earlier posts, and of course our books.

a German regional railway introduces gender segregated carriages because of Muslim migrant sex attacks

A central German regional railway is launching a special women and children only area for their trains, a move which has triggered controversy.

The announcement from the Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn came earlier this week, with the network stating the new compartment on their Leipzig to Chemnitz run would admit women and young children only.

To ensure maximum peace for those choosing to travel in that compartment, not only would it be sandwiched between the service’s two quiet cars, but it would also be next to the on-board office of the “customer service representative, traditionally known as a train guard or ticket inspector. The company said “the local proximity to the customer service representative is chosen deliberately”.

Yet despite the recent mass sex-attacks in Germany, and the official advice to young women that the best thing to do is to keep groping migrant men “at arms length” to prevent rape, the railway denies the segregated trains has anything to do with sexual harassment.

Well, if the railway stated the obvious, it would be the target of the Muslim-loving Mama Merkel's Gedankenpolizei (thought police).  

Union Pacific in Kansas art, 1945

With the sky matching the wheat fields... One of a set of cards UP issued for different states.

1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe Five Passenger Coupe

In a gray and deep blue two-tone paint scheme. Auto historians may be able to correct us, but this seems to be the stage at which two-tone was introduced.

Saudi-born singer Shams Bandar tells it like it is on Egyptian TV

If she said these things in her home country it would be jail and 1,000 lashes, or the chop-chop.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

1941 Chevrolet Light Delivery Canopy Express

Danish Government plans to strip radical Muslim imams of citizenship

Imams preaching a view ‘contrary to Danish morals’ are ‘disturbing the public order’ and should be removed, officials say.

The Independent (UK) article

Another policy initiative that governments everywhere should follow. In the unlikely event they were born there, then give them a one way ticket to Saudi Arabia.

cars in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland, circa 1920

The monument is to the Duke of Wellington and is still there.

passengers on the Wellington Cable Car, circa 1950

At the Kelburn terminus, waiting for the descent to Lambton Quay.  For lots more, see the book Wellington Transport Memories.

Humble Oil road map of Texas cover, 1957

Showing Guadalupe Peak (8751 ft/ 2667 metres), the highest point in Texas, in the background.

The station wagon looks to be based on that year's Buick Roadmaster, with a few differences.

1957 Buick Roadmaster ad

Pennsylvania Railroad passenger cars at night beside giant chimneys art, circa 1950

The smoke belching into the air was a symbol of progress then, but definitely not nowadays!

Palmyra is recaptured from ISIS by the Syrian army with help from the Russians

But what is left of the ancient ruins?  The Muslim terrorist occupiers posted videos of themselves blowing some of them up -- in at least one instance the Muslims executed three people by tying them each to a historic column and then blowing them up. They also beheaded the 82-year-old curator last August.

The Roman amphitheatre was where the Muslim extremist group committed mass slaughters.

New Orleans Streetcar, 1980


"I'm looking forward to reading these books"